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Xperia Z confirmed to hit European markets on February 21

Xperia Z confirmed to hit European markets on February 21

15 February, 2013 | comments (91)

Word from Sony about the official launch of the Xperia Z in Germany popped up on the company's Facebook page. The smartphone will go on sale at the Sony Store in Berlin on the 21st. While there is no word from the Facebook announcement on whether...


Lava launches XOLO A1000 in India

Lava launches XOLO A1000 in India

15 February, 2013 | comments (174)

Lava Mobile has launched a new Android phone in India called the XOLO A1000. Unlike the previous XOLO X900 and the X500, however, the A1000 is not based on an Intel x86 processor. The XOLO A1000 has a 5.0-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution IPS display...


Micromax A116 Canvas HD sold out, limited stock to blame

Micromax A116 Canvas HD sold out, limited stock to blame

14 February, 2013 | comments (128)

Micromax A116 Canvas HD, the latest smartphone from the Indian manufacturer and the successor of the popular A110 Canvas 2 phablet went on sale last night. As expected, the Micromax A116 smartphone was sold out in less than 30 minutes, according to...


Sony Xperia ZL to hit Europe in April, priced at €599

Sony Xperia ZL to hit Europe in April, priced at €599

14 February, 2013 | comments (78)

The Sony Xperia ZL is coming to the old continent this spring for €599.99, and is slated to be available in Germany first through retailer Phone House. It will be available both online and in-store in black and white (but not red) color...


Samsung announces REX series of features phones in India

Samsung announces REX series of features phones in India

14 February, 2013 | comments (78)

Samsung has launched a new range of budget feature phones in India. Called the REX, the series includes four models: REX 60, REX 70, REX 80 and REX 90. The REX 60 is the cheapest of the lot and has a 2.8-inch QVGA resolution resistive...


Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean makes a landing on the Nexus 4

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean makes a landing on the Nexus 4

13 February, 2013 | comments (49)

Shortly after its tablet siblings got the treatment, the Nexus 4 also received its fix of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The update is currently seeding to Nexus 4 smartphones over the air. Along with the changes which the update brought to the...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes on sale, gets a hands-on video

Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes on sale, gets a hands-on video

13 February, 2013 | comments (136)

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD, one of the popular smartphones in our database, is finally launching in India. Starting from tomorrow, February 14, Micromax will start selling its latest flagship smartphone for RS13,990 ($260) and not $280 as...


Mid-range Alcatel One Touch Star unveiled

Mid-range Alcatel One Touch Star unveiled

13 February, 2013 | comments (18)

TCL has just unveiled its latest smartphone. The Alcatel One Touch Star is a mid-range handset with a stylish design and extremely attractive price tag that we are hoping to see showcased at the MWC in two weeks. The One Touch Star sports a...


Samsung to keep the physical home button on the Galaxy S IV

Samsung to keep the physical home button on the Galaxy S IV

13 February, 2013 | comments (195)

According to recent reports in South Korean newspaper Korean daily, Samsung has decided to keep the physical Home button for its Galaxy S IV upcoming flagship. If the reports are true, this means that Samsung will indeed keep the two capacitive...


Alleged Galaxy S IV benchmark scores surface online

Alleged Galaxy S IV benchmark scores surface online

13 February, 2013 | comments (84)

Benchmark results of what is alleged to be the upcoming Galaxy S IV have appeared online. The results have been uploaded on popular benchmarking tool GLBenchmark's website, which also lets us compare it with some of the other devices...


LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5

LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5" 1080p display goes official

12 February, 2013 | comments (84)

Hot on the heels of the budget L-Series trio announcement, LG took the wraps off the 5.5" 1080p display toting Optimus G Pro. The Android beast, while carrying the same name as the already official Japan-only device, is an altogether different...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Huawei Ascend P2 to be  water and dust protected

Huawei Ascend P2 to be water and dust protected

12 February, 2013 | comments (26)

Huawei is either not that good in keeping secrets or not trying too hard to do so. Even before the CES press conference we already knew almost everything about the Ascend D2 and Mate. It seems the case will be similar to the upcoming MWC event,...


LG Optimus L-Series II goes official with three new models

LG Optimus L-Series II goes official with three new models

11 February, 2013 | comments (20)

LG took the wraps off the freshly leaked, second generation Optimus L-Series trio of smartphones. The new devices will feature enhanced design philosophy and LG's latest software trickery. The first one of the pack to hit the shelves will be the...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC One official photo breaks cover

HTC One official photo breaks cover

11 February, 2013 | comments (174)

An official press photo of the HTC One has leaked showcasing the phone's front panel. The source is evleaks and judging from its history of leaks, then we have every reason to believe this is the real deal. Rather surprisingly, the HTC One get...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus L3 II shows its face ahead of announcement

LG Optimus L3 II shows its face ahead of announcement

11 February, 2013 | comments (16)

Just two days ago we informed you about the upcoming upgrade of the LG Optimus L lineup. As the latest rumors have it the Optimus L3, L5 and L7 will get new editions with various hardware and software upgrades. Today, we can show you a real life...


Micromax A116 Canvas HD sales will start on February 14

Micromax A116 Canvas HD sales will start on February 14

08 February, 2013 | comments (146)

Micromax A116 Canvas HD, the successor of the popular Micromax A110 will be hitting shelves on February 14, according to the company. The Micromax A116 Canvas HD will be up for grabs from its official website. Micromax A116 Canvas HD carries...


HTC One will reportedly be M7's name when it goes official

HTC One will reportedly be M7's name when it goes official

08 February, 2013 | comments (22)

It appears that the M7 name which HTC's chairman Peter Chou shouted last week might only be an internal moniker. A fresh report has emerged from Twitter's highly accurate tipster @evleaks, pointing that the upcoming Taiwanese flagship will simply...


One million Nexus 4 units already shipped according to estimates

One million Nexus 4 units already shipped according to estimates

08 February, 2013 | comments (56)

The sales of the LG-built Google Nexus 4 have reached a million units, according to the owners of the smartphones. The members on the XDA Developer forum have worked a way out to make an educated guess on the smartphone shipments on the basis of its...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S II I9100G

Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S II I9100G

08 February, 2013 | comments (146)

Samsung has released the latest Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S II I9100G, which is based off the TI-OMAP 4430 chipset rather than the Exynos that the standard Galaxy S II runs on. The new update to Jelly Bean brings with it all of the recent...


Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11%

Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11%

08 February, 2013 | comments (40)

Analysts at Canalys are done crunching the numbers and released a report on the state of mobile phones in the final quarter last year. Phone shipments (438.1 million units in total) were flat year on year, but that’s at the expense of feature...