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Samsung is the top smartphone vendor in Western Europe in Q2

Samsung is the top smartphone vendor in Western Europe in Q2

09 September, 2011 | comments (117)

The premier market intelligence firm IDC released its Q2 2011 mobile phone shipment estimates in Western Europe today, marking a fundamental shift in the market for mobile phones. For the first time, the smartphone shipments outnumbered the feature...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Misc


German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban after hearing

German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban after hearing

09 September, 2011 | comments (264)

Apple scored a pretty big victory in their ongoing court battles with Samsung in Germany. The Dusseldorf court just confirmed the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments in Germany, as the slate was found guilty on infringing Apple's patents. If you...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Misc


Apple: Android's framework inspired by creator's time at Apple

Apple: Android's framework inspired by creator's time at Apple

03 September, 2011 | comments (221)

Apple is continuing to fight HTC over Android and have pulled an ace out of their sleeve - Andy Rubin, a.k.a. the man behind Android, worked at Apple when the company was working on a key patent. A patent that Android might be infringing on. The...

Tags: Apple, HTC, Android, Misc


Rumor: Intel to discontinue MeeGo development temporarily

Rumor: Intel to discontinue MeeGo development temporarily

02 September, 2011 | comments (105)

Et tu, Intel? Rumor has it that Intel will be temporarily discontinuing work on MeeGo's development - which coming after Nokia basically put MeeGo in the background as a platform for "long-term market exploration", may well mean the end of the...

Tags: Misc, Rumors


AT&T ready to sell 25% of T-Mobile to make the merger happen

AT&T ready to sell 25% of T-Mobile to make the merger happen

02 September, 2011 | comments (23)

The Department of Justice in USA recently filed suit against AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile in order to ensure users a fair market and eventually prevent mobile services price increase. It seems AT&T wants this deal so badly that it's ready to...

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile, Misc


Sonim XP3300 Force  officially pronounced toughest phone ever

Sonim XP3300 Force officially pronounced toughest phone ever

01 September, 2011 | comments (54)

The manufacturer of super tough cell phones Sonim just got another record under its belt. The company's XP3300 Force has just entered the Guinness book of records after surviving a free fall from over 25 meters. The exact height from which the...

Tags: Sonim, Misc


US Justice Department files a suit against AT&T and T-Mobile merger

US Justice Department files a suit against AT&T and T-Mobile merger

01 September, 2011 | comments (17)

AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion were announced back in March, but after the TV ad in June, we haven't heard much about it except perhaps that AT&T was expecting the whole thing the end in Q1 2012 if things go smoothly. Well,...

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile, Misc


Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO, remains Chairman

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO, remains Chairman

25 August, 2011 | comments (235)

Less than an hour ago Apple's Board of Directors announced that Steve Jobs resigned as the company's Chief Executive Officer. His place will be taken by Jobs' trusted Tim Cook, who up until now was Apple's Chief Operating Officer. Steve Jobs'...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Nielsen: dedicated apps beat mobile sites for US droid users

Nielsen: dedicated apps beat mobile sites for US droid users

18 August, 2011 | comments (14)

Nielsen have put out an interesting report about app usage on smartphones - it asks the question "Are dedicated apps more popular than mobile web sites?" And the answer is yes - twice as popular, in fact. The usage statistics were collected from...

Tags: Android, Misc


Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

15 August, 2011 | comments (178)

Google has announced it's going to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion ($40 per share). The Mountain View-based company plans to use Motorola's rich patent portfolio to help its Android platform in the numerous legal battles it's currently...


Apple becomes most valuable publicly traded company

Apple becomes most valuable publicly traded company

11 August, 2011 | comments (101)

Some might say it was only a matter of time, but it finally happened - Apple is the most valuable publicly traded company, beating ExxonMobil for the top spot. Apple temporarily overtook ExxonMobil on Tuesday, but ended the day second. Yesterday,...

Tags: Apple, Misc


LG Q2 results: company profits, handsets on road to recovery

LG Q2 results: company profits, handsets on road to recovery

27 July, 2011 | comments (22)

It's LG's turn to show its report card - things are looking up, but the handset division is still struggling to turn a profit. It posted a $49.8 million operating loss for the second quarter of 2011, though that's only about half of what it lost in...

Tags: LG, Misc


LG faces class action lawsuit over Optimus 2X power issues

LG faces class action lawsuit over Optimus 2X power issues

20 July, 2011 | comments (167)

LG is being sued in California over the T-Mobile's version of Optimus 2X - the G2x. It's being accused of knowing or that LG should have known about the screen bleeding, the random freezes and unexpected shut downs and other defects, and doing...


Apple's quarterly results are in, records sales and profits (again)

Apple's quarterly results are in, records sales and profits (again)

20 July, 2011 | comments (121)

Another quarter, another record for Apple - Steve Jobs classified the fiscal quarter that ends in June as "best quarter ever". iPhone and iPad sales more than doubled and revenue and profit are through the roof. Apple's fiscal quarter that ended...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Misc


Apple A5 chip overheating might be delaying the iPhone 5 launch

Apple A5 chip overheating might be delaying the iPhone 5 launch

15 July, 2011 | comments (271)

Here we have another interesting theory on what might be preventing Apple from releasing the next iPhone yet. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the problem lies within the dual-core Apple A5 chip, which is causing the smartphone to...

Tags: Android, Misc


Google activates 550K droids a day, posts record Q2 earnings

Google activates 550K droids a day, posts record Q2 earnings

15 July, 2011 | comments (77)

During the earnings call today, Google announced some big numbers. They made a lot of cash, but more interestingly (for us) Android is growing faster and faster - 550 thousand devices get activated each day, which is crazy when you consider that the...

Tags: Android, Misc


Goldvish unveils the luxurious Equilibrium with two SIM slots

Goldvish unveils the luxurious Equilibrium with two SIM slots

15 July, 2011 | comments (29)

Goldvish has just added a new Series to its portfolio of ultra-expensive handsets, called Equilibrium. Surprisingly, the Swiss manufacturer has decided to equip the Equilibrium with two SIM slots, allowing for dual-standby. According to Goldvish...

Tags: Misc


Gresso launches iPhone 4 Time Machine Lady Blanche edition

Gresso launches iPhone 4 Time Machine Lady Blanche edition

14 July, 2011 | comments (53)

The popular maker of luxurious handsets Gresso has obviously done pretty well with the first iPhone 4 Time Machine as it has come up with a sequel. Enter the Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine 2: Lady Blanche! It's not the shortest of names, but the...

Tags: Touch UI, Misc


Have a taste of GSMArena's first ever full video reviews

Have a taste of GSMArena's first ever full video reviews

13 July, 2011 | comments (451)

We know most of you love our reviews and you can be sure we love writing them too. In an effort to bring them to a wider audience lately, we’ve been working to bring you shorter, video versions of our popular reviews - complete with voice over and a...

Tags: Misc


Facebook rolls a Java app, now runs on most dumb phones

Facebook rolls a Java app, now runs on most dumb phones

13 July, 2011 | comments (58)

Facebook has started its figthback against Google and its Google+ project. The company has just released a Java-based version of its mobile application, which should extend its reach to just about every mobile platform out there. The app is...

Tags: Misc