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LG announces curved battery for phones and wearable devices

LG announces curved battery for phones and wearable devices

08 October, 2013 | comments (33)

LG Chem (a battery manufacturer) is not square – no really, the company just announced they are breaking away from rectangular batteries. Those don't fit well into certain phone designs, like LG's own G2, which has a curved back. LG Chem has...

Tags: LG, Android


Entry-level Samsung SGH-T399 Garda spotted

Entry-level Samsung SGH-T399 Garda spotted

08 October, 2013 | comments (17)

An upcoming entry-level device from Samsung has been pictured, the SGH-T399 also known as Garda. The image comes by way of evleaks, while there is some info on specs coming by way of GFXBench. Judging by the image, it's heading to T-Mobile in...


HTC sends out invites for Oct 16 event, One Max unveiling is close

HTC sends out invites for Oct 16 event, One Max unveiling is close

08 October, 2013 | comments (16)

The HTC One Max has refused to stay under wraps, leaking multiple times. The guessing game is almost over though as HTC has sent out invites to the announcement of the phablet. It seems HTC will hold multiple events on consecutive days to unveil the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy J for Japanese market leaks out

Samsung Galaxy J for Japanese market leaks out

07 October, 2013 | comments (42)

The Sony Xperia Z1 mini isn’t the only drool-worthy, Japan-only smartphone we ran into today. Samsung Galaxy J is yet another top-shelf Android handset bound for NTT DoCoMo as part of the carrier’s winter lineup. Samsung Galaxy J dressed in pink...


KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

07 October, 2013 | comments (14)

Now that we explored the SoftBank's winter lineup, let's take a look at what its KDDI rival is preparing for the winter season. Two popular models are going to launch on its network in late October - the Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung Galaxy Note...


SoftBank announces Sharp Aquos Xx and Aquous Xx mini

SoftBank announces Sharp Aquos Xx and Aquous Xx mini

07 October, 2013 | comments (22)

The Japanese carrier SoftBank has just announced the Sharp Aquos Xx 302SH and Sharp Aquos Xx mini 303SH. The duo is joining the recently unveiled Fujitsu Arrows A as part of the carrier's winter lineup. Both Sharp smartphones are LTE-enabled and...


Diagrams, specs of the Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 leak

Diagrams, specs of the Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 leak

07 October, 2013 | comments (31)

A couple of months ago a Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 Active appeared in benchmark scores but it has been keeping quiet since. Leaked docs that show diagrams of the phone break that silence and show a phone very much like the current...


A couple of new Xperia Z1 mini photos surface

A couple of new Xperia Z1 mini photos surface

07 October, 2013 | comments (76)

More than a week ago, a leaked promo brochure from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo confirmed the existence of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini (also known as Xperia Z1 f). Today, a couple of new photos of the Z1 mini from the same brochure have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Verizon branded HTC One Max leaks out in live photos

Verizon branded HTC One Max leaks out in live photos

06 October, 2013 | comments (46)

After showing up next to a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a couple of days ago, the upcoming HTC One Max made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the HTC phablet posed for the camera wearing Verizon Wireless livery. HTC One Max for...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Nexus 5 service manual leaks, confirms most key specs

Nexus 5 service manual leaks, confirms most key specs

06 October, 2013 | comments (127)

A leaked service manual of the LG-D821 a.k.a. Nexus 5 reveals most of what there is to know about the device - design, specs and even how to open it. We already knew the most important features from various leaks, but here is the real deal. The...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors, Google


comScore: Android shows a small decline in the United States

comScore: Android shows a small decline in the United States

05 October, 2013 | comments (140)

The digital measurement and analytics firm comScore released its latest report showcasing the latest trends on the smartphone market in the United States. Google’s Android remains the most dominant mobile OS, with Apple iOS coming in...

Tags: iOS, Android, Misc


$179 BLU Studio 5.5 now official with two SIM slots, quad-core CPU

$179 BLU Studio 5.5 now official with two SIM slots, quad-core CPU

05 October, 2013 | comments (50)

BLU has announced its Studio 5.5 affordable smartphone, which offers a large screen and a quad-core CPU at a very attractive price point. It's built around a 5.5" TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, which makes for a pixel density of...

Tags: BLU, Android


Moto Maker rumored to hit Verizon Wireless on November 11

Moto Maker rumored to hit Verizon Wireless on November 11

05 October, 2013 | comments (4)

As expected the AT&T exclusivity of the Moto Maker customization tool for the Moto X is nearing an end. According to a @evleaks, Verizon Wireless will begin offering the service to its customers next month, on November 11. Currently,...


Specs of Samsung's flexible display smartphone appear

Specs of Samsung's flexible display smartphone appear

04 October, 2013 | comments (154)

After all these years of research and development, the flexible display smartphone might soon become reality. Samsung is already rumored to bring its first smartphone with flexible display this month and we even heard from the companies executives,...


Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

04 October, 2013 | comments (91)

Samsung has just launched the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Most of the recent Galaxies received a dual-SIM treatment shortly after release and the Galaxy Note 3 is no exception. The first country to get the dual-SIM Galaxy Note...


Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

04 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Samsung recently brought the true octa-core performance to its Exynos chips. The Exynos 5 Octa big.LITTLE chip, which is currently powering the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, was also expected to gain the ability to run all of its cores simultaneously via an...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

04 October, 2013 | comments (47)

The HTC One Max has leaked over in China sporting a removable back panel and a microSD card underneath. We've already seen a similar HTC One device, which also had a second SIM card but this HTC One Max appears to be single SIM. We also get a new...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

04 October, 2013 | comments (29)

Kevin Packingham, who you may remember from several media events introducing new Galaxy smartphones and phablets, has left Samsung. The details surrounding his departure are unknown. As early as Tuesday, Packingham's departure was announced...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

03 October, 2013 | comments (177)

Sony Mobile Communications is planning to take over 20% of the all Android sales and become the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer in the near future. The ambitious target was mentioned by Dennis Van Schie, Sony's head of sales and...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

03 October, 2013 | comments (12)

LG recently unveiled a new version of its Vu 3 phablet. With a characteristic 4:3 screen, it stands apart from the flood of 16:9 and 16:10 devices. It's quite a capable phablet, borrowing a number of features from the LG G2 flagship, some of which...

Tags: LG, Android