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Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

27 January, 2015 | comments (0)

Microsoft announced its financial results for the quarter that ended in December. It made $5.8 billion in net income on $26.5 billion in revenue, marking an increase of 8% in revenues compared to the same quarter last year though it lost some...


Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

27 January, 2015 | comments (9)

Samsung premiered its first Tizen-based smartphone - the Samsung Z1 in India 10 days ago and has in that time span managed to sell 50 thousand unit of it. That's an impressive number for the maker, especially for a first-time device. This could...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


GFXBench scores for upcoming Meizu m1 note mini surface

GFXBench scores for upcoming Meizu m1 note mini surface

27 January, 2015 | comments (2)

As Meizu fans surely remember the company scheduled a conference for January 28 and teased an upcoming new device announcement at the venue. From what we have gathered so far the Chinese manufacturer will probably unveil the Meizu M1 Note Mini, a...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Huawei year-end report sees 75M smartphones sold in 2014

Huawei year-end report sees 75M smartphones sold in 2014

27 January, 2015 | comments (4)

Huawei Consumer Business Group, the Chinese conglomerate's consumer device division, reports a marked increase in revenue for the 2014 financial year. For the first time in company history, the $10B mark has been crossed, and by a sizable...

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HTC One M9 Plus to have MTK processor in South Asia

HTC One M9 Plus to have MTK processor in South Asia

27 January, 2015 | comments (17)

We have been hearing some rumors about a bigger phablet version of the HTC One M9, Called the M9 Plus to be launched simultaneously along with the M9 at MWC 2015. It seems, though, that there will be a variant of this phone specifically for South...

Tags: HTC, Android


Gold Honor 6 Plus harder to make than a gold iPhone 6, Huawei says

Gold Honor 6 Plus harder to make than a gold iPhone 6, Huawei says

27 January, 2015 | comments (11)

Over a month after launching the Honor 6 Plus smartphone in China, Huawei has launched a gold version of the device in the country. Comparing it with Apple’s gold iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, which sport white front panels, the Chinese company...

Tags: Huawei, Android


HTC One (M9) appears in Geekbench 3.0 database

HTC One (M9) appears in Geekbench 3.0 database

27 January, 2015 | comments (36)

The upcoming HTC One (M9) flagship made an appearance in the Geekbench 3.0 benchmark database. The smartphone achieved single and multi-core scores of 1232 and 3587 respectively. The device from the benchmark test unsurprisingly packs...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


LG Ice Cream Smart flip smartphone goes official in Korea

LG Ice Cream Smart flip smartphone goes official in Korea

27 January, 2015 | comments (17)

LG took the wraps off the Ice Cream Smart flip smartphone in Korea. The casually characterful handset is the second flip phone from the Korean manufacturer after the LG Wine Smart that debuted in September last year. In terms of specs,...

Tags: LG, Android


Microsoft announces Q2 earnings for the fiscal 2015

Microsoft announces Q2 earnings for the fiscal 2015

27 January, 2015 | comments (11)

Microsoft announced its Q2 earnings for the fiscal 2015. The Redmond giant posted a net income of $5.6 billion from $26.5 billion of revenue. The latter has increased by 8% from the same period of last year, while net income has declined by...

Tags: Microsoft


Motorola Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor

Motorola Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor

27 January, 2015 | comments (19)

The Motorola Nexus 6 apparently could have come with a fingerprint scanner on its back. This information comes straight from former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, speaking in an interview. While developing the first Nexus phablet, the company...


AT&T's HTC One (M8) finally gets Eye Experience and VoLTE

AT&T's HTC One (M8) finally gets Eye Experience and VoLTE

26 January, 2015 | comments (1)

AT&T's version of the HTC One (M8) has started receiving a new software update today, according to official documentation from the carrier. This is apparently the same update that seemed to go out last week, but may have been pulled at some...


Upcoming Meizu M1 Mini teased in image outed by company VP

Upcoming Meizu M1 Mini teased in image outed by company VP

26 January, 2015 | comments (8)

We've been hearing about a smaller device meant to complement the Meizu M1 Note joining the company's portfolio since even before that model was unveiled. But after it was made official, rumors and leaks about a purported M1 Mini have intensified....

Tags: Meizu, Android


Samsung Exynos 7420 aces Geekbench 3.0

Samsung Exynos 7420 aces Geekbench 3.0

26 January, 2015 | comments (42)

The Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset has been tested in the Geekbench 3 benchmark, likely residing in a prototype Galaxy S6 unit. The SoC aced the benchmark test scoring 5478 and 1520 points in the multi-core and single-core tests,...

Tags: Samsung


Edged variant of Galaxy S6 could be called simply Galaxy S Edge

Edged variant of Galaxy S6 could be called simply Galaxy S Edge

26 January, 2015 | comments (18)

Samsung's next expected flagship device - the alleged Galaxy S6 has been generating a lot of buzz in the rumor mill. But besides the usual talk of more RAM, a better camera and whether it will be water resistant or not there is also another exciting...


Next OnePlus to arrive in Q3 2015, will be a numeric

Next OnePlus to arrive in Q3 2015, will be a numeric

26 January, 2015 | comments (20)

The sequel to the OnePlus One, the"flagship killer" of 2014, will likely be released later than some have hoped for. The cited reason is “manufacturing challenges with the Snapdragon 810”, Forbes reports. The smartphone's launch date has been...


Apple has sold more iPhones in China than in the US

Apple has sold more iPhones in China than in the US

26 January, 2015 | comments (45)

Apple is likely to announce soon that for the first time it sold more iPhones in China during 2014 than it did at home in the US. Analysts believe that this overtaking was made possible thanks to Apple's deal with China Mobile and the subsequent...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Huawei P8 leaks in live photos, specs revealed

Huawei P8 leaks in live photos, specs revealed

26 January, 2015 | comments (18)

The successor to the Huawei Ascend P7, the company's last flagship to bear the Ascend name, has popped up in some live images. What will likely be the Huawei P8 is revealed to the public, front and back. Huawei P8 live images It follows...


AT&T buys its second Mexican carrier, Nextel Mexico

AT&T buys its second Mexican carrier, Nextel Mexico

26 January, 2015 | comments (4)

AT&T is on a shopping spree in Mexico – it completed the acquisition of the country's third largest operator, Iusacell, just nine days ago and has already struck a deal with the second largest carrier, Nextel Mexico. Interestingly, the Iusacell...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


Huawei Mate7 compact likely to star at MWC 2015

Huawei Mate7 compact likely to star at MWC 2015

26 January, 2015 | comments (14)

As Mobile World Congress 2015 comes closer, rumors of what phone manufacturers have in store gain traction. The last one concerns Huawei and what the company has in mind for MWC 2015. According to HDBlog.it, we're going to see the company reveal a...


Three UK owner looking to acquire O2 UK

Three UK owner looking to acquire O2 UK

26 January, 2015 | comments (22)

Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to acquire its second UK carrier, O2. Currently owned by Spanish outfit Telefonica, O2 may go for £9.25 billion with up to £1 billion to be paid later. Hutchison already owns Three and the potential...

Tags: Three, O2