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Amazon.de puts up the Sony Xperia Z for pre-order

Amazon.de puts up the Sony Xperia Z for pre-order

15 January, 2013 | comments (122)

Sony's brand new Xperia Z smartphone has appeared on Amazon.de. The impatient among you can now pre-order the phone for 649 Euro (approximately 867 US Dollar). For that money, you are getting a phone with 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution...


Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

14 January, 2013 | comments (169)

We've previously covered some juicy rumors that Samsung is working on a 5-inch 1080p screen of its own. Competing manufacturers have already announced plenty of smartphones with such a screen, so the race is in full swing while Samsung is not even...


Free Wireless Charging Plate for all AT&T Lumia 920s until Feb 21

Free Wireless Charging Plate for all AT&T Lumia 920s until Feb 21

14 January, 2013 | comments (88)

Ever since AT&T started exclusively selling the Nokia Lumia 920 in the US, the carrier has been kind enough to offer it bundled with Nokia's Wireless Charging Plate. Initially, the carrier said the promotion will go on until the end of January,...


Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

14 January, 2013 | comments (99)

While Samsung left most of us a tad let down at this year’s CES with no new device announcements, it did manage to get us excited about the future regarding its upcoming Exynos 5 Octa SoC. As the name implies, the Exynos 5 Octa will feature...


Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

14 January, 2013 | comments (234)

It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones has been a game changer, for the company as well as for Android smartphones in general. Now the series has reached a new landmark, with the total worldwide shipments exceeding 100 million...


Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

13 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Nokia has been making some carrier specific versions of their Lumia smartphones in the past few months. We have already seen the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile and the Lumia 822 for Verizon, both of which are variants of the international Lumia...


Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES

Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES

13 January, 2013 | comments (175)

Lucky fellow journalists got the chance to smuggle out an Xperia Z outside the CES grounds for a short photo shoot and they've published the results. Sony made a real splash with their Xperia Z and ZL announcement at CES this year. Besides the...


New report backs info that Canada will get Xperia ZL

New report backs info that Canada will get Xperia ZL

12 January, 2013 | comments (49)

Yesterday we brought you a report that the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be joining forces to tackle the competition in Canada. Today, courtesy of Sony Xperia CA, comes a confirmation that the Xperia ZL will be Canada-bound, which is great news for...


Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

11 January, 2013 | comments (84)

The CES 2013 is over. It wasn't quite as exciting at last year, but it wasn't a complete waste of time either. There were a few persistent features, which will define the mobile industry this year and suggest what to expect from the upcoming MWC,...

Tags: CES 2013, Misc


Nokia launches Lumia 920 and 820 in India, 620 coming in February

Nokia launches Lumia 920 and 820 in India, 620 coming in February

11 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Nokia is launching its Lumia 920 flagship in India today alongside the Lumia 820. The phones will be available in brick and mortar stores as well as through Nokia's online store with free shipping starting tomorrow and will cost $697 and $504 (RS...


BlackBerry 10 retail ads surface ahead of announcement

BlackBerry 10 retail ads surface ahead of announcement

11 January, 2013 | comments (107)

The new slides show the BlackBerry Z10 in black and white and flaunt some of the new features of the mobile OS. Among the new features, visible on the slides, is the video calling with device screen sharing, the Balance feature, which allows...


Both Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be available in Canada

Both Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be available in Canada

11 January, 2013 | comments (70)

It seems that the early info that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren't going be sharing markets was wrong - Sony Mobile's Twitter account posted a message saying that both models will be available in...


Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

11 January, 2013 | comments (136)

We have been hearing rumors of Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, something that is backed by both The Wall Street Journal as well as Bloomberg. But it seems that may not be the case after all. In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening...


STE unveils NovaThor L8580 chipset with quad-core A9 CPU

STE unveils NovaThor L8580 chipset with quad-core A9 CPU

10 January, 2013 | comments (67)

If you're the benchmark-obsessed geek than CES 2013 might be turning out quite exciting for you. After Samsung unveiled its latest and greatest Exynos 5 Octa chipset, NVIDIA announced Tegra 4 and Qualcomm lifted the curtain of its newest...


ZTE to bring a Firefox OS smartphone to Europe this year

ZTE to bring a Firefox OS smartphone to Europe this year

10 January, 2013 | comments (32)

ZTE and Mozilla are on track to reveal a collaboration effort that would be debuting in Brazil and later come to Europe. The two companies are working to bring the first Firefox OS-powered smartphone and are in talks with an unknown European...


Nokia beats expectations, sells 4.4 million Lumias in Q4

Nokia beats expectations, sells 4.4 million Lumias in Q4

10 January, 2013 | comments (254)

Nokia released a preliminary report on its performance in Q4 2012 and things are starting to look up. Nokia beat expectations with the non-IFRS operating margin expected to be between breakeven and 2%, while expectations were for negative...

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Sony Xperia Z to hit all major Australian carriers

Sony Xperia Z to hit all major Australian carriers

10 January, 2013 | comments (43)

Sony is definitely determined to bring the Xperia Z flagship as in many countries as possible and, of course, as soon as possible. Australia is the next major market the Sony Xperia Z is going to hit this March. Telstra has already opened forms...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially gets four new colors

Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially gets four new colors

10 January, 2013 | comments (22)

A few days ago there was info that the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will be getting new colors and today it's official. The new colors are Garnet Red, Onyx Black, Titan Gray, and Amber Brown (which the earlier info missed). That's in addition to the...


Jelly Bean-running Samsung Galaxy S II Plus announced

Jelly Bean-running Samsung Galaxy S II Plus announced

10 January, 2013 | comments (82)

The Galaxy S II was a big seller for Samsung and it lives on in 2013 with a brand new variant - the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. Just like the Galaxy S Plus last year, the S II Plus launches with a revamped design, updated OS and new chipset. The...


Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC

Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC

09 January, 2013 | comments (253)

Samsung isn't done with CES 2013. We just got the company's latest and without a doubt most exiting announcement yet - the Exynos 5 Octa chipset. It brings 8 processor cores, which distribute the work load among each other. Four Cortex-A15 cores...