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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 bringing Cortana to new markets

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 bringing Cortana to new markets

30 July, 2014 | comments (3)

Microsoft will soon be rolling out the next release of Windows Phone, the succinctly titled Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it bring with several new features. One of the major changes is not a new feature but an update to the existing one....


Samsung loses ground in Q2 compared to a year ago

Samsung loses ground in Q2 compared to a year ago

29 July, 2014 | comments (10)

IDC has released its preliminary numbers for smartphone shipments and market share for the second quarter of this year and they tell a familiar story near the top - Samsung leads and Apple is in second. Looking at the breakdown reveals a more...


You can now pre-order a gold Apple iPhone 6 from Brikk

You can now pre-order a gold Apple iPhone 6 from Brikk

29 July, 2014 | comments (48)

Apple iPhone 6 is yet to be announced, but you can already pre-order one in 24-carat gold or platinum. The Los Angeles-based designer and manufacturer of luxury accessories Brikk has opened the order books for the hotly anticipated smartphone....

Tags: Apple, iOS


Xiaomi breaks new sales records in China and India

Xiaomi breaks new sales records in China and India

29 July, 2014 | comments (46)

Today the recently unveiled Xiaomi Mi 4 went on sale in China for the first time. Given its specs and low price tag, you'd expect it to do well. Maybe not this well, though. Xiaomi is proudly announcing that it sold out its entire first batch of...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Nokia Superman selfie phone has specs leaked, Tesla rumored

Nokia Superman selfie phone has specs leaked, Tesla rumored

29 July, 2014 | comments (28)

Microsoft's mobile division is apparently working on not one, but two new smartphones that should be released soon. The first one of those is codenamed Superman. It's bound to be focused on selfies, and its specs have thankfully been leaked. That...


LG G3 will be available in two new colors in August

LG G3 will be available in two new colors in August

29 July, 2014 | comments (16)

When LG announced the G3 in May, one of the official pictures of the device (which you can see below) showed it coming in no less than five different color variants. However, so far only the 'classic' white, black, and gold versions have actually...

Tags: Android, LG


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will hit stores in UK on August 7

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will hit stores in UK on August 7

29 July, 2014 | comments (17)

Samsung launched its Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone in Russia earlier this month. The mini variant of the company’s flagship smartphone is already up for grabs in Germany and the device will soon be available in the United Kingdom, too. Samsung Galaxy...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Lumia 1320 finally gets the WP8.1 based Cyan update

Nokia Lumia 1320 finally gets the WP8.1 based Cyan update

29 July, 2014 | comments (28)

The latest version of Windows Phone is a major update that brings a big difference to the user experience. And, when you couple that with Nokia’s home baked goodies, the software you get can immensely improve your relationship with your...


German ministry to buy 20,000 BlackBerrys to foil the NSA

German ministry to buy 20,000 BlackBerrys to foil the NSA

29 July, 2014 | comments (42)

BlackBerry is about to get some business and it has the NSA to thank for that, well sort of. Germany is quite unhappy with recent NSA revelations and decided not to renew its Verizon contract. Now the German Federal Ministry of the Interior is...

Tags: BlackBerry


Nokia XL 4G launches in China, the last Finn Android hoorah

Nokia XL 4G launches in China, the last Finn Android hoorah

29 July, 2014 | comments (23)

Microsoft has launched a 4G version of the Nokia XL in China. The phone features support for the country's D-LTE and TD-SCDMA 4G networks and has received a corresponding bump in the specs sheet. More specifically, the phone now features 1GB...

Tags: Nokia, Android


Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

29 July, 2014 | comments (20)

Chipset maker Allwinner recently announced that it will be entering the 64-bit market but it hasn’t lost its focus on highly affordable white-box tablets where the company's strength lies. The new Allwinner A33 is touted as the world's first $4...

Tags: Android, Misc


Huawei announces H1 2014 performance results

Huawei announces H1 2014 performance results

29 July, 2014 | comments (10)

Huawei has announced the business performance of its Consumer Business Group (BG) for the first half of 2014. According to the company, it sold 64.21 million devices in that period, out of which smartphones accounted for 34.27 million units,...

Tags: Huawei


Android 4.4.3 is now seeding to HTC One (M8) devices in Europe

Android 4.4.3 is now seeding to HTC One (M8) devices in Europe

28 July, 2014 | comments (27)

Android 4.4.3 KitKat is now seeding to unlocked HTC One (M8) smartphones across Europe. The firmware update brings the device’s software version to 2.22.401.4 and comes in at the substantial 613MB in size. Android 4.4.3 brings a host of...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One M8 with Windows Phone on deck headed to Verizon

HTC One M8 with Windows Phone on deck headed to Verizon

28 July, 2014 | comments (29)

There have been rumors of an HTC One phone rocking the Windows Phone OS, and evleaks has some info that corroborates that the device is in the works. Currently the handset is unoriginally called the “HTC One M8 for Windows,” but it also goes by...


Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

28 July, 2014 | comments (48)

The Samsung Z finally got unveiled as the first ever Tizen-running smartphone at the beginning of June, after many months of rumors and speculation. The new phone was supposed to make its debut in Russia earlier this month, at a developer event, but...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

28 July, 2014 | comments (17)

A few weeks ago a new Samsung smartphone went on sale in India without even a press release mentioning it. That's the Galaxy Ace NXT, and despite Indian retailers having it in stock for a while, only now has it been listed by Samsung on its official...

Tags: Samsung, Android


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5.5" iPhone 6 out in December, 4.7" model won't get sapphire

28 July, 2014 | comments (66)

Recently, almost every new day has brought with it at least one rumor related to Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. Today is no different, in fact we have two separate (but connected) things to talk about. First off, a market research company claims...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

28 July, 2014 | comments (33)

If you ever thought that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a high-end smartphone, then you might want to reconsider that. Samsung Galaxy Alpha will indeed feature a premium metallic design, but it doesn’t look like the smartphone will...


Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

28 July, 2014 | comments (20)

The original Nokia X trio is getting a software update – no, not Nokia X Platform 2.0, that they'll never get. But a few features from v2.0 have been ported over so users who bought the Nokia X, Nokia X+ or Nokia XL can enjoy the new app...


Huawei Ascend Mate 3 (aka D3) to be announced in September

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 (aka D3) to be announced in September

28 July, 2014 | comments (8)

An unannounced Huawei smartphone recently showed up in a bunch of hands-on images. The smartphone that resembles the HTC One Max was said to be the Ascend D3. As it turns out, the upcoming smartphone will be named Ascend Mate 3 and not D3, according...

Tags: Huawei