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LG Magna now available in India for $260

LG Magna now available in India for $260

28 April, 2015 | comments (7)

LG's mid-range smartphone, the Magna, which was made official back in February this year along with the LG Joy, Leon and Spirit, is now available for purchase in India. The device is priced at INR 16,500 ($260). Specs-wise, the handset is...

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Apple sold more than 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015

Apple sold more than 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015

27 April, 2015 | comments (27)

Apple announced financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal 2015, which ended on March 28. Thanks to strong iPhone and Mac sales, as well as record App Store performance, the Cupertino giant recorded its best Q2 with net profit of $13.6...

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Alcatel Pop Astro will be launched by T-Mobile, leak reveals

Alcatel Pop Astro will be launched by T-Mobile, leak reveals

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Not long ago Alcatel started taking pre-orders for its 5.5-inch Idol 3 smartphone, which is a decently specced device at a very affordable price. That, however, is sold unlocked. Alcatel has partnered up with US carriers in the past, and it now...


Sprint joins Verizon in releasing Lollipop for the LG G2

Sprint joins Verizon in releasing Lollipop for the LG G2

27 April, 2015 | comments (1)

People generally consider Verizon to be America's worst carrier when it comes to software updates (or rather, how fast it is in releasing them). However, for the LG G2 Verizon proved to be a lot quicker with the Lollipop release than...


Oppo addresses R7 rumors with official images, specs

Oppo addresses R7 rumors with official images, specs

27 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Oppo R7 has really been a constant presence in the rumor mill, especially the last few days. A lot of users are excited about the prospect of an edge-to-edge, curved screen, but some new official information might leave a lot of them...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


LG confirms it's working on a new Windows Phone

LG confirms it's working on a new Windows Phone

27 April, 2015 | comments (15)

In December of last year, an ad network shared its stats for Windows Phones, and through that action revealed a then unknown LG VW820 handset. This was caught running Microsoft's mobile OS, and at the time we assumed LG might be thinking about...

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T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

27 April, 2015 | comments (12)

T-Mobile is the last of the 'big four' carriers in the US to push out the Lollipop update for its Galaxy Note 4 units, but it's finally done so today. This follows similar rollouts already commenced by Sprint, AT&T, as well as Verizon - many weeks...


Three new Blackberry phones leaked in photos

Three new Blackberry phones leaked in photos

27 April, 2015 | comments (46)

Blackberry has definitely been going through some hard times lately. The legendary company hasn't quite managed to stay relevant and is left targeting a pretty narrow, niche consumer market. The company's latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Leap,...


Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

27 April, 2015 | comments (50)

Samsung has undoubtedly secured its top-dog position in terms of current gen mobile SoC performance. The latest Exynos 7420, powering the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has proven itself more capable than anything Qualcomm or Mediatek currently have to...

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Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

27 April, 2015 | comments (22)

Looks like Samsung has started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) smartphone. According to a report from Sammobile, the device has started getting Android 5.0.2 in South Korea, where the update is available OTA...

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BlackBerry Classic  white version launches

BlackBerry Classic white version launches

27 April, 2015 | comments (8)

BlackBerry announced a white color version of the Classic smartphone, which was launched back in December last year, and was available only in black. As for the availability, the Canadian company has said the white variant will start rolling...

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TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

27 April, 2015 | comments (37)

In a rather appalling move, the TRAI or Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has published the email IDs and contents of emails sent to them regarding Net Neutrality in India. A few weeks ago, TRAI had asked the people of India to voice...

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LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

27 April, 2015 | comments (42)

Just a few days after there were reports that LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, will be costlier than the Galaxy S6, it is now being said that the device will actually be cheaper than the Samsung's flagship, at least in Germany. The...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

27 April, 2015 | comments (120)

Some rumors just sound too good to be true, but with the modest update to the Xperia Z flagship Sony's hottest phone may land in a forgotten mid-range series. The Sony Xperia P2 borrows the transparent strip of its 2012 predecessors and spices up...

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YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

27 April, 2015 | comments (11)

After crowdsourcing the name of their upcoming smartphone, and settling on YUPHORIA, YU is now asking its fans to design a UI set for the phone. Participants in the challenge can either design the entire set, including icons, controls, status...

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Vivo X5 Pro tipped to launch early next month

Vivo X5 Pro tipped to launch early next month

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Vivo's upcoming X5 Pro smartphone will launch on May 7, according to a report from Chinese website Mobile-Dad. What's worth mentioning here is that it is the same date the Vivo Xshot debuted last year. From what we know so far, the X5 Pro is...

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Smartphones to drive consumer electronics market this year

Smartphones to drive consumer electronics market this year

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Smartphones will be the leading consumer electronics item this year, according to global research firm GfK. Speaking at IFA 2015, Jürgen Boyny, global director of consumer electronics for GfK Retail and Technology, said that the ongoing...

Tags: smartphone


WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

26 April, 2015 | comments (10)

According to report in The Wall Street Journal, a dedicated unit by Qualcomm will help Chinese smartphone manufacturers sell their hardware overseas. The chipmaker recently settled a massive antitrust investigation in China by paying a fine of...

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Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

26 April, 2015 | comments (3)

Alleged press render of the upcoming Vivo X5 Pro made the rounds online. The upcoming smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to debut as early as this week, on April 28. Alleged Vivo X5 Pro image (click to enlarge) The leaked...

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Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

26 April, 2015 | comments (87)

Nokia has no plans to re-enter the smartphone market after all. The Finnish giant released an official statement, which denied recent rumors that suggested the opposite. Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement: Nokia notes...

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