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Dual-core CPUs and LTE coming to Windows Phone in the future

Dual-core CPUs and LTE coming to Windows Phone in the future

10 October, 2011 | comments (65)

Windows Phone just recently reached a major milestone with the 7.5 update, commonly known as Mango, by adding multitasking and other big improvements to the OS. Check out what we thought of it here. Anyway, now there are two other major...


iPhone 4S antenna furthers Apple/Samsung patent war

iPhone 4S antenna furthers Apple/Samsung patent war

09 October, 2011 | comments (127)

The iPhone 4S features a new antenna design, intended to prevent any risk of 'Antennagate' reoccuring, a plight that some iPhone 4 owners will remember all too well. Not only that, the 4S's new dual antennas can automatically switch when sending...


Samsung moves to ban the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy

Samsung moves to ban the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy

05 October, 2011 | comments (291)

Samsung's lawyers have been after the next generation iPhone for weeks now and after yesterday's official announcement, they've upped the ante. They've filed preliminary injunction motions to stop the 4S from selling in France and Italy, claiming...


Samsung Nexus Prime coming October 11th with Android 4.0 ICS

Samsung Nexus Prime coming October 11th with Android 4.0 ICS

29 September, 2011 | comments (83)

Brace yourselves, fellas, for October will be one hell of a month for the mobile industry. The next iPhone will break cover on 4th, HTC will follow up with a phone of their own on the 6th and now we have confirmation that Google's next flagship will...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Nokia to close its Romanian factory by the end of the year

Nokia to close its Romanian factory by the end of the year

29 September, 2011 | comments (119)

Nokia re-organization continues and the next step hits the workforce and operations. Nokia has just announced it will close its factory in Romania by the end of this year and will focus on re-organizing its other factories outside Asia - in Salo,...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Samsung announces 1.5GHz Exynos chipset, 16MP camera

Samsung announces 1.5GHz Exynos chipset, 16MP camera

29 September, 2011 | comments (64)

Samsung have the luxury of making their own chips and they are quick to put out new and better versions of them. The Exynos chipset, which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S II at a 'mere' 1.2GHz is getting a 1.5GHz version, called the Exynos...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


A 64GB microSDXC card for your phone? Sure, Sandisk has one

A 64GB microSDXC card for your phone? Sure, Sandisk has one

16 September, 2011 | comments (68)

Sandisk just announced the world's first 64GB microSDXC card, which is designed for use in smartphones. The manufacturer doubled the maximum extra storage that you can add to your smartphone or tablet. If you were getting worryingly close to the...

Tags: Misc


Qualcomm Snapdragon roadmap talks of 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs

Qualcomm Snapdragon roadmap talks of 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs

16 September, 2011 | comments (113)

Qualcomm has just revealed its Snapdragon roadmap, showing us the chipsets that we should be looking forward to this year and things are looking pretty exciting. Apparently, we are just a few months away from mobile chipsets with 2.5GHz quad-core...

Tags: Misc, Qualcomm


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