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Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

07 July, 2011 | comments (442)

Apple has made the next step into the patent war against Samsung. Yesterday Apple has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (USITC) requesting a ban for every Galaxy S phone in the USA. Samsung might be dropping its latest...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

06 July, 2011 | comments (197)

Microsoft is demanding Samsung to cash in $15 for every Android phone sold to date on the base of using several of Microsoft's patents in these devices. HTC as the first company to give in to Microsoft claims and Samsung is now next. We bet...


HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

06 July, 2011 | comments (36)

HTC has just posted its financial results for the second quarter of the year and things are looking pretty great for the Taiwanese manufacturer. Asia's second largest smartphone maker has scored record revenue and profit in the three months ending...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

06 July, 2011 | comments (84)

Mobile market analysts from comScore have just published their monthly report on the market shares of the major operating systems and manufacturers in the US. The data gathered in the three months ending in May 23 point to Android as the biggest...


GSM technology celebrates 20 years of calls - happy birthday!

GSM technology celebrates 20 years of calls - happy birthday!

01 July, 2011 | comments (124)

Happy birthday to GSM - the first GSM call on a commercial network was placed on 1 July, 1991. And here we are, 20 years later when GSM is the predominant technology for cell phones, a proud grand parent of UMTS and LTE. The world's first...

Tags: Misc


Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams

Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams

20 June, 2011 | comments (21)

Ever wondered how the Nokia N8 compares to a Canon 5D MkII? Well, we just finished adding this and other juicy reference digicams to our photo and video compare tools so you can get a better idea how a certain phone or tablet pits against a real,...

Tags: Misc


High-level Apple and Samsung execs in talks to settle out of court

High-level Apple and Samsung execs in talks to settle out of court

20 June, 2011 | comments (44)

Apple recently settled one patent lawsuit out of court (with Nokia) and now they may be on track to settle another one - the one with Samsung. The judge on the case suggested both companies settle out of court and Apple's attorney divulged that...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


GSMArena.com turns 11 today, happy birthday!

GSMArena.com turns 11 today, happy birthday!

15 June, 2011 | comments (964)

This is something, isn't it? Your beloved website turns 11 today. It's a big boy now and it's our honor to be part of the process and watch it grow and mature day after day. Looking over our shoulders, back to the year 2000, we can think of...

Tags: Misc


Nokia might be closing its UK online store at the end of June

Nokia might be closing its UK online store at the end of June

14 June, 2011 | comments (84)

Nokia's online stores are shutting their virtual doors - stores in France, Spain and the Netherlands were the first to go, and now the rumor is that the Nokia UK store hasn't got much time left in this world either. A Nokia Spain representative...

Tags: Rumors, Nokia, Misc


Samsung announces Ch@t 222 - a dual-SIM QWERTY bar

Samsung announces Ch@t 222 - a dual-SIM QWERTY bar

14 June, 2011 | comments (30)

Samsung has just announced the Ch@t 222 feature phone for India. It's a compact candy-bar with full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.2-inch non-touch display and dual-SIM support with dual-standby. The Samsung Ch@t 222 features a 2.2-inch TFT display with...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


Court battle ends, Apple to pay Nokia royalties

Court battle ends, Apple to pay Nokia royalties

14 June, 2011 | comments (78)

Nokia and Apple have just announced that they signed a patent license agreement, which settles all the patent litigation between the companies. Apple will make a one-time payment to Nokia and on-going royalties for the term of the agreement and...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


Nokia is on route to posting next quarterly results at a loss

Nokia is on route to posting next quarterly results at a loss

10 June, 2011 | comments (181)

We already knew Nokia was expecting a lower profit in the second quarter of the fiscal year, but according to analysts, Nokia won't even make any profit whatsoever. According to a Reuters report, the mobile phone manufacturer will report a loss for...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Xperia PLAY Experience Pack bundles a dock and some games

Xperia PLAY Experience Pack bundles a dock and some games

07 June, 2011 | comments (43)

The E3 expo has just started and Sony Ericsson has something to show the gamers - the Xperia PLAY Experience Pack. It contains the DK300 Multimedia Dock, USB and audio cables and code for 3 three Gameloft titles. The Experience Pack is compatible...

Tags: Misc, iPhone


Gresso's iPhone 4 Time Machine edition packs six Swiss watches

Gresso's iPhone 4 Time Machine edition packs six Swiss watches

07 June, 2011 | comments (41)

Apple didn’t announce a new iPhone yesterday, so we have to look to Gresso to get our "new iPhone" fix. The Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine features six Swiss mechanical watches on its back and yet is amazingly thin. Gresso are well known for their...

Tags: Misc, iPhone


Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon Game Pack

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon Game Pack

02 June, 2011 | comments (6)

Renowned mobile hardware giants Qualcomm have just announced their Snapdragon Game Pack, an optimisation program with a suite of more than 100 mobile gaming titles already under its belt, designed for the latest Snapdragon enabled devices. Qualcomm...


Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

01 June, 2011 | comments (104)

According to the latest report by the analysts from Nielsen, Android enjoys the highest usage among smartphone platforms in the United States, followed by iOS and BlackBerry OS. Some 36 percent of US smartphone users have an Android...


Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

24 May, 2011 | comments (36)

Has it been over an year since the last update? Anyway, Opera Mini 6 for iOS is finally here, nearly two months after v6 for other devices came out. The new version of the browser has much improved handling on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, switching its...

Tags: iOS, Misc


Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

19 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Google is already hard at work to fix the security hole that affects the security of Android apps that sync with servers on the Internet. They have found a way to fix the problem without having to update users’ devices, which is good since 99.7% of...

Tags: Android, Misc


Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

17 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Toshiba just brought their latest tech to SID 2011 display exhibit and entered the competitive world of mobile screen pixel density. Two screens geared towards mobile devices peaked particular interest. Firstly a smaller 3.3-inch LCD that...

Tags: Toshiba, Misc


Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

17 May, 2011 | comments (63)

Security is a relative term in digital communications, as German researchers discovered after putting Google’s Android OS through some testing. Reportedly, 99.7% of all droids could be broadcasting the authentication key to your personal Google data...

Tags: Android, Misc