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Nokia wins patent lawsuit, halts iPhone 4 sales in the US

Nokia wins patent lawsuit, halts iPhone 4 sales in the US

01 April, 2011 | comments (270)

It should be clear by now that this article, outlived in a day, was a mere April's Fools Day joke. We're hoping you saw the funny side of it. Nokia scored a huge point against Apple in their ongoing court battles. The US International Trade...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


How do you use your phone? We are determined to find out

How do you use your phone? We are determined to find out

31 March, 2011 | comments (331)

A large part of our job as phone reviewers involves judging of whether a particular compromise made by the designers is beneficial to the handset's target audience or not. To do this properly we rely on our experience as well as on all the feedback...

Tags: Misc


Nokia gets a facelift: bye to Nokia Sans, hello to Nokia Pure

Nokia gets a facelift: bye to Nokia Sans, hello to Nokia Pure

28 March, 2011 | comments (111)

Have you ever thought to what extent a font can change the perception of a company's brand or logo? We guess you might have, but we bet you've never put as much attention into it as Nokia has. And it's only natural, as their current font (or...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Retail LG Optimus 2X comes with improved video capture, we test

Retail LG Optimus 2X comes with improved video capture, we test

25 March, 2011 | comments (14)

We published our pre-release LG Optimus 2X review a month ago and now we finally got a retail unit for testing so we're back to see what's changed since then. And there are noticeable improvements - the camera does a much better job at recording...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, Misc


Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 launch

Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 launch

22 March, 2011 | comments (159)

Today, Opera took another step forward to solidifying their place as the mobile web browsing leader with the release of the new versions of their two mobile browsers. Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 are immediately available for download on a large...

Tags: Opera, Misc


Amazon Appstore is now live, Apple is suing for the name

Amazon Appstore is now live, Apple is suing for the name

22 March, 2011 | comments (62)

The Amazon Appstore is now live - and is already in trouble. First things first though, you can download Angry Birds Rio from the Amazon App Store today while it's free (it won't be tomorrow). And as for the trouble, Apple's lawyers have something...

Tags: Android, Apple, Misc


AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA, set to become USA's largest carrier

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA, set to become USA's largest carrier

21 March, 2011 | comments (56)

Ever since Deutsche Telekom announced it's plans to sell T-Mobile USA, we were just waiting to hear who would reach to their pockets for a large chunk of change. Well, wonder no more, as on Sunday both companies announced the deal is a fact. AT&T...

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile, Misc


Flash 10.2 beta is coming out for Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 today

Flash 10.2 beta is coming out for Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 today

18 March, 2011 | comments (54)

Today Adobe unleashed the beta of their Flash 10.2 for Android. It's supported on Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb devices and promises seriously faster performance. This is still just a beta and it's expected to have some bugs. But still, an...


Android Market catching up to Apple App Store in app numbers

Android Market catching up to Apple App Store in app numbers

18 March, 2011 | comments (144)

The number of apps is some sort of pride for app stores so here it goes - the Android Market is quickly catching up to the current leader, the Apple App Store. What's more is that the growth the Market seems to be speeding up, while that of the App...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


Five dual-core Androids benchmarked, HTC Pyramid too

Five dual-core Androids benchmarked, HTC Pyramid too

17 March, 2011 | comments (55)

It's battle of the dual-cores and everyone is holding their breath. Who will come out on top - Tegra 2, Exynos, OMAP4 or Snapdragon? Both CPUs and their new GPUs were tested to see how new generation smartphones perform. An extensive mobile...


PlayStation Suite coming to Tegra 2 devices, PS1 and PS2 titles too

PlayStation Suite coming to Tegra 2 devices, PS1 and PS2 titles too

11 March, 2011 | comments (37)

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play will not be the only Android phone out there that runs PlayStation games. NVIDIA announced that Tegra 2 powered smartphones and tablets will be getting the PlayStation Suite, the software platform that allows...


Nokia is selling Qt commercial licensing and services to Digia

Nokia is selling Qt commercial licensing and services to Digia

07 March, 2011 | comments (59)

Symbian developers will probably want to sit down for this. In a deal that would go through by the end of the month, Nokia will sell the Qt commercial licensing to another Finnish company, Digia, but says that they will continue to invest in the...

Tags: Nokia, Symbian, MeeGo, Misc


Nokia N8 Producers winners announced, win zero-gravity ride

Nokia N8 Producers winners announced, win zero-gravity ride

05 March, 2011 | comments (81)

December last year, Nokia started the Nokia N8 Producers contest - where up-and-coming filmmakers can take a crack at shooting a short with the N8 and win a zero-gravity trip on a specially modified plane. Of all who submitted their videos to the...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play partners with Havok, MLG

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play partners with Havok, MLG

02 March, 2011 | comments (40)

Sony Ericsson has announced two key partnerships to push the XPERIA Play to the top of mobile gaming. Havok has ported all their software to Gingerbread and optimized it for the XPERIA Play, which is also the official Major League Gaming...


GSMArena.com is hiring New York and London based writers

GSMArena.com is hiring New York and London based writers

FEATURED, 201 | comments (87)

We're inviting you to hop on board as part of our team. If you are based around New York city or London and you think you have the right balance of skill and knowledge, we'd be more than happy to see you job application in our mailbox. We're...

Tags: Misc


Watch the Nokia N8 and iPhone 4 get test tortured to death

Watch the Nokia N8 and iPhone 4 get test tortured to death

18 February, 2011 | comments (260)

When we buy a new phone we are always concerned if its body is scratch-resistant or will it get dirty quickly. That's what we call build quality and no matter your reasons (just enjoying the gadget unspoiled looks or looking for a maximum resale...


Samsung offers desktop dock for Google Nexus S, asks $40 for it

Samsung offers desktop dock for Google Nexus S, asks $40 for it

18 February, 2011 | comments (27)

Samsung just announced a desktop dock for the Google Nexus S. We were wondering how advanced it may be so we jumped straight to its specs page. It turns out, it's a fairly standard phone dock, being just a notch better than a simple desk stand for...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


MWC 2011 is over, find the highlights inside

MWC 2011 is over, find the highlights inside

17 February, 2011 | comments (32)

Well that was it fellas – the MWC 2011 ended. Thank you, Barcelona, for the warm welcome and the exciting week. But before we pack our suitcases and fly home we are going to give you a quick overview of the past few days to make sure you didn’t miss...


Leaked Dell 2011 roadmaps reveal tablet and smartphone lineups

Leaked Dell 2011 roadmaps reveal tablet and smartphone lineups

17 February, 2011 | comments (12)

Two Dell roadmaps – one for smartphones, and one for tablets - leaked today, showing all the company has planned to launch in 2011. The leak is quite substantial covering all of Dell’s Android and Windows devices planned for up until Q1 of...


MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

16 February, 2011 | comments (244)

The Global Mobile Awards just announced the winners for 2011. A couple of phone makers and several software developers were honored this year. Some of the winners were expected, while others came as a surprise. We'll take a quick look at the two...