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A lower-priced Lumia 830 alternative in the works

A lower-priced Lumia 830 alternative in the works

26 January, 2015 | comments (5)

Microsoft is continuously expanding its smartphone portfolio, and after the low-end Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 of late, the midrange is due for a refreshment. The future smartphone with an model designation RM-1072 will be a cheaper alternative to the...


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders start in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders start in Canada

26 January, 2015 | comments (3)

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which launched in the US back in November, will be available in Canada soon. While there’s no word on the price and availability date, the device is up for pre-order on Best Buy, with the listing suggesting that both...

Tags: Samsung, Canada


Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

26 January, 2015 | comments (29)

Around 75% of the application processors that would power the next generation iPhone will be supplied by Samsung, according to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, which cited unidentified sources in the semiconductor...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 in India

Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 in India

25 January, 2015 | comments (9)

Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 smartphone in India. The Korean giant launched the affordable device in the country earlier this month. The device’s manufacturing process will take place in Samsung’s Noida facility in India....

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Walmart offers refurbished Apple iPhone 6 with $150 off

Walmart offers refurbished Apple iPhone 6 with $150 off

25 January, 2015 | comments (10)

Walmart is offering Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with significant discount in the United States. Major US carrier versions of both devices are available with $150 off Apple’s regular price without contract. A refur16GB iPhone 6 is priced...

Tags: iPhone, iOS


Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program reportedly in the works

Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program reportedly in the works

25 January, 2015 | comments (57)

Xiaomi has a trade-in program for Apple iPhone users in the works. The word about the bold marketing stint arrived from an executive from the ambitious Chinese startup. Reportedly, iPhone 5s owners will be able to trade their device for the...

Tags: Xiaomi, Apple, Android, iOS


Cyanogen looking to break dependence from Google

Cyanogen looking to break dependence from Google

25 January, 2015 | comments (51)

At an event in San Francisco, the CEO of Cyanogen Inc. Kirt McMaster spoke about the company's bold plans about the future. As it turns out, Cyanogen has ambitions “to take Android away from Google.” Cyanogen wants to provide an open version...


Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

25 January, 2015 | comments (26)

This week was light on new product launches, especially after the hectic week we had before that. Some of the new devices shot up into the Top 10 though interest quickly cooled off leading to some pretty big shifts in the leaderboard. The Top...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia E7, camera-less iPhone, Firefox OS

Counterclockwise: Nokia E7, camera-less iPhone, Firefox OS

25 January, 2015 | comments (16)

It's time for the weekly hit of nostalgia we call Counterclockwise. This time we revisit the history of QWERTY keyboards on phones, how smartphones killed dedicated SatNav units and some of the oddities of the phone world – like a camera-free iPhone...

Tags: Misc


Xiaomi Mi 3 to again go on sale in India tomorrow

Xiaomi Mi 3 to again go on sale in India tomorrow

25 January, 2015 | comments (23)

Xiaomi has announced that its Mi 3 smartphone, which was launched in India back in July 2014, and last went on sale in the month of October, will again go on sale in the country on January 26. According to a post on the company’s official Facebook...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Check out this week's new phone and tablet announcements

Check out this week's new phone and tablet announcements

25 January, 2015 | comments (1)

Among the incessant stream of Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One (M9) leaks and rumors of late, you might have missed some quite interesting actual device announcements. To make sure you are on track though, we've recapped this week's official launches...

Tags: HP, Oppo, Android


Week 4 in review: Windows 10, Galaxy S6, One M9

Week 4 in review: Windows 10, Galaxy S6, One M9

25 January, 2015 | comments (0)

The past week was definitely busy on the mobile front. It seems that with MWC set for about a month from now everybody is frantically preparing and gearing up for the traditionally announcement-rich event. Naturally the rumor mill as at its prime,...


KGI: Apple sold a whopping 73 million iPhones last quarter

KGI: Apple sold a whopping 73 million iPhones last quarter

25 January, 2015 | comments (120)

Just over a couple of weeks after investment firm UBS said Apple sold 69 million iPhones in the quarter ending in December, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record on Apple-related industry predictions, has estimated the number to be...

Tags: KGI, Apple


Sales of LG smartphones up by a quarter in 2014

Sales of LG smartphones up by a quarter in 2014

24 January, 2015 | comments (44)

According to a report in The Korea Herald citing industry sources, LG is on its way to post a 25% increase in smartphone sales in 2014. The significant bump in transactions will take the Korean manufacturer closer to taking the spot of the third...

Tags: LG


Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

24 January, 2015 | comments (63)

The September launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has provided Apple with solid ground to maintain its ruling position on the US market. A newly published survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reports that a dominating 50% of phone...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, LG


Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack a 20MP camera with OIS

Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack a 20MP camera with OIS

24 January, 2015 | comments (59)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 is a regular visitor to the rumor mill. This time, industry insiders from the Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) subsidiary hint that the top-end smartphone will pack a 20MP main camera with optical image...

Tags: Samsung, Android


ColorOS 2.0.5i Beta now available for Oppo Find 7 and 7a

ColorOS 2.0.5i Beta now available for Oppo Find 7 and 7a

24 January, 2015 | comments (6)

Oppo has been hard at work developing its own flavor of Android - ColorOS and the new 2.0.5i Beta looks better than ever. A recent announcement made it clear that the OS is now available for download to eager Oppo Find 7 and 7a users with other...

Tags: Oppo, Android


AT&T HTC M8 to get Eye and VoLTE update early next week

AT&T HTC M8 to get Eye and VoLTE update early next week

24 January, 2015 | comments (3)

As eager AT&T HTC One (M8) users surely remember, a few months ago news of a much anticipated Android 4.4.4 update surfaced. It was intended to bring the flagship device up to speed with the HTC Desire Eye, and hit international devices last October...

Tags: HTC, Android


Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

24 January, 2015 | comments (96)

The Snapdragon 810 was set on to be the chipset of choice for the majority of this year's flagships, but persistent rumors of overheating problems have shaken Qualcomm's dominant position. Reports surfaced, stating that Samsung will opt for its...


Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 get the Denim update in more countries

Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 get the Denim update in more countries

24 January, 2015 | comments (36)

Microsoft has unleashed another wave of Denim updates and this time its for the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 in a plethora of countries. The update for the Lumia 1520 is unleashed in the UK for Vodafone, Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania etc and...