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In case you missed it: Apple has unveiled its new iPhone, the iPhone 5. It has a larger screen with Retina Display, a thinner, faster processer, better battery life (so they say), and will run iOS6.

But also recently released was Nokia’s flagship phone, the Lumina 920. It has a PureMotion HD+ screen that has baked-in technology from Synaptics in the display––allowing the user to operate the touch screen with gloves––a PureView camera that compensates for shakes, and a sensor that allows for low-light photography. The 920 also adheres to the Qi wireless charging standard, and for the first time in a smartphone, wireless charging is the default. The Nokia 920 runs on Windows software.

On the heels of the iPhone 5, LG is launching its new phone in Korea. The Optimus G will be released in the US by Christmas. It is currently being released with Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but hopefully by the time it reaches our shores it will be shipping with Jelly Bean, the latest Android operating system. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, promising longer battery life and more speed. One cool feature of the Optimus G is the QSlide, which allows you to overlay two screens running different apps so that you can, for example, text while watching a video or surfing the web.

What features would you like to see on future mobile devices?

Author: Susan Hallinan

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