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HTC looking to nab 8-10% of smartphone market

HTC looking to nab 8-10% of smartphone market

27 March, 2014 | comments (103)

HTC has big plans, and most of them are probably riding on the success of the new HTC One, aka the M8. Reception to the new device has been good, so HTC's projections may very well come to fruition. Peter Chou, CEO and co-founder of HTC believes...

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Case maker confirms Lumia 1820, Galaxy S5 zoom, S5 mini

Case maker confirms Lumia 1820, Galaxy S5 zoom, S5 mini

27 March, 2014 | comments (27)

Since it's fashionable for case makers to leak unannounced phones, Noreve put out pages for leather cases for three phones the Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy S5 zoom. The cases will be available "online very soon". In case...


HTC One Max on Sprint now receiving KitKat update

HTC One Max on Sprint now receiving KitKat update

27 March, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint users are reporting that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is rolling out for their HTC One Max phablets. The update, version 2.09.651.1, weighs in at 344MB and is available for download over the air. Other than the latest Android version,...


LG Optimus Exceed 2 for Verizon leaked

LG Optimus Exceed 2 for Verizon leaked

27 March, 2014 | comments (3)

It looks like the cell phone whiste blower, evleaks, is at it again. This time they've got the skinny on an upcoming LG Droid bound for Verizon: the LG Optimus Exceed 2. Not much is known about the specs of the Exceed 2, but if the original...

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Sony Xperia Z2 launch in the UK delayed [UPDATED]

Sony Xperia Z2 launch in the UK delayed [UPDATED]

27 March, 2014 | comments (36)

The Sony Xperia Z2 was supposed to launch in early April (with a free 32" TV no less), but there seems to have been a delay. So much for shortages not causing a delay. Sony has contacted UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles and said that the launch...

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LG announces G2 mini globally, will hit stores in April

LG announces G2 mini globally, will hit stores in April

27 March, 2014 | comments (9)

LG G2 mini, the compact version of the company's flagship smartphone, the LG G2 was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress. The official announcement did not spread light on the availability details of the smartphone, but we now know that the...

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Nokia Lumia 630 live photos, more specs appear

Nokia Lumia 630 live photos, more specs appear

27 March, 2014 | comments (48)

Promo posters for the yet unofficial Nokia Lumia 630 have started appearing at some retailers in China along with some specifications and even the first live shots of the device. The Lumia 630 will be the first Windows Phone 8.1 with dual-SIM,...


Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

27 March, 2014 | comments (191)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Xperia Z1 globally, after several markets got it last week. The software update is marked as version 14.3.A.0.681 and in addition to bringing the latest version of Android to the company's former...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

27 March, 2014 | comments (20)

South Korean regulators caught the country's carriers violating laws that impose the maximum subsidy for a phone. The resulting 45 day ban of acquiring new customers that starts on April 5 would interfere with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

27 March, 2014 | comments (109)

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, along with the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches in India. The Galaxy S5 will be priced between INR 51,000 ($848) and INR 53,000 ($881). The exact pricing will be announced later but...

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2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

26 March, 2014 | comments (56)

Benchmarks of the HTC One (M8) have surfaced out of China, and have revealed a bit more about the performance of the Asian HTC One (M8). Running on the AC variant of the MSM8974 Snapdragon 801 processor, the Asian model comes with a 200MHz faster...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

26 March, 2014 | comments (455)

Sony is rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to its mid-range Xperia M smartphone. The latest update takes the build version to 15.4.A.0.23 and comes with a bunch of new features and enhancements. The newest firmware comes with an updated...

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LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

26 March, 2014 | comments (85)

Good news for LG Optimus G users: you'll be receiving your Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade this summer. The information was confirmed by LG themselves. The Optimus G has been stuck on Android 4.1 for some time now, so the update will be a welcome...

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Sprint launches HD Voice across US in July

Sprint launches HD Voice across US in July

26 March, 2014 | comments (5)

Sprint is finally launching HD Voice across its network in the United States, a whole two years after it first set its sights on the feature. HD Voice increases the dynamic range of the audio transmitted over the network from the standard four...

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Samsung loses patent trial against Apple in Japan

Samsung loses patent trial against Apple in Japan

26 March, 2014 | comments (67)

Tokyo District Court Judge Koji Hasegawa ruled that Apple's iPhone 4S, 4, and iPad 2 did not infringe on a data communications patent held by Samsung. The Korean company had claimed that the Apple devices were violating its intellectual...

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HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

26 March, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition was announced yesterday alongside the base device and it's already in stock. The price of GPe phone is $700 - $50 more than the Sense version and the unlocked Developer edition. Anyway, the HTC One (M8) GPe is...

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AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

26 March, 2014 | comments (7)

Executive Director of Product Management at HTC USA has confirmed in Twitter that Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the One mini has passed AT&T testing. The carrier is going to seed it to One mini users via an over-the-air update by the end of this...

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Octa-core HTC Desire 616 leaks in cool red

Octa-core HTC Desire 616 leaks in cool red

26 March, 2014 | comments (13)

Remember HTC's octa-core that revealed itself in the AnTuTu benchmark database? It's called the HTC Desire 616 and today we can take a first look at its photos published by the Chinese TENAA. It has approved the device to hit the market, which...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Nokia teases Lumia 930 and 630 for BUILD 2014

Nokia teases Lumia 930 and 630 for BUILD 2014

25 March, 2014 | comments (27)

As the time of the Microsoft BUILD Conference approaches Nokia is teasing "More" as the main theme. The o in More is made to rotate between Camera, Internet, Navigation, Smiley, Messaging and To-Do meaning we can see something of each on April 2 in...


Samsung having production issues with the Galaxy S5

Samsung having production issues with the Galaxy S5

25 March, 2014 | comments (122)

There have been some rumors about production issues with Samsung's Galaxy S5. First, one of their factories caught fire, damaging some of their stock and production equipment. Now, there are reports indicating that Samsung is having difficulty...

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