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BLU updates its Life series with new affordable 5-inchers

BLU updates its Life series with new affordable 5-inchers

09 January, 2014 | comments (24)

BLU Products, the Latin America-owned mobile phone manufacturer based in Miami, Florida, has updated its Life smartphone lineup. The new additions are several affordable smartphones and a tablet. The new flagship Life One X features a quad-core...

Tags: BLU, Android, CES 2014


Nokia Lumia 929 Icon shows up on Verizon's site

Nokia Lumia 929 Icon shows up on Verizon's site

08 January, 2014 | comments (20)

The Nokia Lumia Icon slipped out from under the covers a second time – leaking on Verizon's own site no less. By the looks of it, the Icon will be a 5" version of the Lumia 1520 phablet, which coupled with the carrier of choice means this is the...


 Alleged Apple iPhone 6 frame leaks

Alleged Apple iPhone 6 frame leaks

08 January, 2014 | comments (48)

It's still pretty early for believable leaks of the whole design (those start popping up closer to the announcement) but some parts are certainly already in testing so there might be something to this. Straight off Chinese leakster CTech...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Hisense X1 has a 6.8

Hisense X1 has a 6.8" display and is US bound

08 January, 2014 | comments (49)

Did you ever want to hold your Nexus 7 tablet up to your ear and make a phone call? Hisense feels your pain, so they made the X1 - a phablet with a 6.8" 1080p IPS display. The humongous device will be selling in China before it hits the...

Tags: CES 2014, Android


Incipio confirms Nokia Lumia ICON existence and name, again

Incipio confirms Nokia Lumia ICON existence and name, again

08 January, 2014 | comments (16)

Sometimes the easiest way to get a confirmation of a smartphone's existence is to just look at the accessory manufacturers who mass produce for upcoming devices. A look at Incipio's portfolio gave us just that with its case for the Nokia Lumia...


Nokia Normandy leaks yet again, runs on Android KitKat

Nokia Normandy leaks yet again, runs on Android KitKat

08 January, 2014 | comments (143)

The rumors of the notorious Nokia Normandy prototype running on Android has been around for quite some time. Even though the company's Devices and Services division is soon to be acquired by Microsoft, it seems the Normandy rumors continue,...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Blackberry Z10 now £150 off-contract in the UK

Blackberry Z10 now £150 off-contract in the UK

08 January, 2014 | comments (36)

Blackberry's Z10 handset just received another price cut: you can snatch one up for £150 SIM-free straight from the manufacturer's UK website. This applies to both the black and white versions of the smartphone. This is what your money will...


Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now available on Asus Fonepad 7

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now available on Asus Fonepad 7

08 January, 2014 | comments (60)

Asus has announced the 7-inch Fonepad 7 hybrid on IFA back at September last year. It quickly gained some popularity due to its very attractive price tag and unique mixture of tablet and smartphone experience although it didn't exactly turn into a...


BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

08 January, 2014 | comments (78)

New management, new goals. BlackBerry's short flirtation with touchscreen-only phones will be taking a step back as new CEO John Chen says BlackBerry's new phones will "predominantly" have physical keyboards. BlackBerry will be returning to the...


Nokia Lumia 1520 32GB model coming to AT&T

Nokia Lumia 1520 32GB model coming to AT&T

08 January, 2014 | comments (20)

According to a report by WPCentral, AT&T is about to start offering a 32GB model of its Windows Phone 8 flagship - the Nokia Lumia 1520. So if you've been waiting for the 32GB version of the phablet on AT&T, you will be able to buy it starting...


EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Grand Neo to launch in mid-February

EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Grand Neo to launch in mid-February

08 January, 2014 | comments (25)

After we published the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo specifications, we received additional availability info. The 5" Android will start selling in Europe (Belgium at least) in Week 7 this year – that's February 10-16. As we reported earlier, the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola to bring another smartphone to EU next week

Motorola to bring another smartphone to EU next week

07 January, 2014 | comments (38)

Motorola is planning to add a new smartphone to its European family of products. The company has sent out invites for a special event in London, UK on January 14, where it'll launch the new device. Information is scarce at the moment and we...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Next-gen Samsung TouchWiz UI leaks

Next-gen Samsung TouchWiz UI leaks

07 January, 2014 | comments (94)

Thanks to @evleaks, we can now catch a glimpse of an upcoming smartphone user interface that Samsung is currently working on. A trio of leaked screenshots show a phone UI that looks like the next major version of the company's TouchWiz...


EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo leaks in detail

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo leaks in detail

07 January, 2014 | comments (51)

We knew Samsung was working on a smartphone that sits right between the Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Grand 2, but it was a mystery what exactly it will be. Now we know virtually all there is to know of the upcoming addition to the Galaxy Grand...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Windows Phones smartphones achieved record sales in Q4

Windows Phones smartphones achieved record sales in Q4

07 January, 2014 | comments (97)

Microsoft has announced that they've seen record sales of Windows Phone handsets during the holiday season. The tech super-giant had this to say: "We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales...


Moto G gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in the UK

Moto G gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in the UK

07 January, 2014 | comments (100)

The Motorola Moto G is quickly becoming the little smartphone that could. After the very positive reviews earlier, Moto G owners have something else to boast about. They are now the proud owners of an Android KitKat smartphone. Motorola just...


Sony Sirius to debut at MWC, not CES, new rumor says

Sony Sirius to debut at MWC, not CES, new rumor says

07 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors hinted at a new Sony flagship at CES but the event came and went, with the only new phone (expectedly) being the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. New rumors move the unveiling date of the Sony Sirius to the Mobile World Congress (held at the end of...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on pre-order in the UK

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on pre-order in the UK

07 January, 2014 | comments (63)

The hotly anticipated Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is already drawing attention from carriers and phone stores. A couple of UK-based retailers have chimed in that they've started taking pre-orders. Phones4u offers the Xperia Z1 Compact on contract...


Nokia launches Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525 in India

Nokia launches Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525 in India

07 January, 2014 | comments (69)

Nokia has launched two new Lumia phones in India. The first is the Lumia 1320, which shortly follows the flagship Lumia 1520 launched last month. The Lumia 1320 is priced at INR 23,999 ($385). The Lumia 1320 has a 6.0-inch, 1280x720...


Samsung posts grim Q4 2013 earnings estimate

Samsung posts grim Q4 2013 earnings estimate

07 January, 2014 | comments (43)

Samsung has just published the preliminary earnings guidance, which should allow investors and journalists an early look into the financial performance of the company during the last calendar quarter of 2013. The Q4 operating profit was...

Tags: Samsung