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A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

20 April, 2011 | comments (39)

Now that is something refreshing - using a microscope to compare the different types of screens used in today's smartphones. Thanks to an industrial microscope at a 201x zoom, you can really grasp the differences between the Super AMOLED, Super LCD,...


iOS has more users than Android in the US, comScore says

iOS has more users than Android in the US, comScore says

20 April, 2011 | comments (113)

comScore has conducted an intriguing study about the reach of Apple products running iOS, compared to Google's Android across the U.S. The research is quite extensive and concludes that the iOS platform outreaches Android by the whopping...

Tags: Apple, Android, Misc


Apple sues Samsung for copying iPhone and iOS looks

Apple sues Samsung for copying iPhone and iOS looks

19 April, 2011 | comments (431)

Apple has filed suit against Samsung for patent and trademark infringement, or more particularly, the Galaxy S smartphones copying the iPhone - both the design and the TouchWiz UI. Samsung is preparing to strike back with lawsuit of their own...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Misc


Sony Ericsson Q1 results are in, still not out of the woods

Sony Ericsson Q1 results are in, still not out of the woods

19 April, 2011 | comments (30)

Sony Ericsson announced their financial results for the first quarter of 2011. The company is forming a very tight bond with Android and smartphones account for over 60% of the total phones shipped. This has driven the Average Selling Price...


Nokia Indoor Positioning promoted on video, looks cool

Nokia Indoor Positioning promoted on video, looks cool

15 April, 2011 | comments (95)

Back in 2010 at Nokia World in London, the Nokia Research Centre demonstrated a neat concept of navigating indoors. Now, there's a new version of the system and Nokia has put up a video promoting it. The system relies on a positioning beacon,...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Windows Phone 7 browser aces the HTML5 drawing test

Windows Phone 7 browser aces the HTML5 drawing test

15 April, 2011 | comments (58)

Mangoes are apparently good for mobile web browsers the Internet Explorer 9 that comes with the Mango update for Windows Phone 7 beat Mobile Safari and the Android Browser at a hardware-accelerated graphics rendering test, demonstrated at...


How do you use your phone? Here comes the survey

How do you use your phone? Here comes the survey

06 April, 2011 | comments (81)

Last week we told you about our plan to find out how you are using your phone. Well now we are delivering the survey that we promised and we are hoping that you will spare a few minutes and fill it in for us. The survey is here. We carefully...

Tags: Misc


Crowds gather as preorders start for the Genesis tablet

Crowds gather as preorders start for the Genesis tablet

01 April, 2011 | comments (279)

We've got some exciting news for you. We'll be taking the first steps in a new adventure that will bring an innovative new product to the market. A tablet, to be more precise. Yup, this should change everything. Again. The Genesis tablet is a...

Tags: GSMArena, Misc


EU Commission starts a Euro Phone project, calls for tenders

EU Commission starts a Euro Phone project, calls for tenders

01 April, 2011 | comments (27)

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. The European Commission is all about the community it represents. Its latest project aims to give the...

Tags: Misc, Rumors


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...