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Sony announces the IP57-certified SmartWatch 2 with NFC

Sony announces the IP57-certified SmartWatch 2 with NFC

25 June, 2013 | comments (58)

Along with the Xperia Z Ultra phablet, Sony today officially announced the SmartWatch 2, its third-gen watch accessory that pairs with your Android smartphone. The new SmartWatch 2 sports a new design inspired by the Xperia Z and even sports...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony updates the Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2 with an OTA update

Sony updates the Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2 with an OTA update

25 June, 2013 | comments (163)

Being hardly a coincidence, minutes before its Sony Xperia ZU launch event, Sony launched Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean over-the-air update for the Xperia Z. The update is now available for the LTE version of the Xperia Z (C6603) in Spain and...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple iOS 7 beta 2 now seeding to developers and beta users

Apple iOS 7 beta 2 now seeding to developers and beta users

24 June, 2013 | comments (91)

The offical changelog of the latest release of Apple's upcoming iOS doesn't say much about what has changed under the hood. Visually, we didn't spot anything different but performance-wise iOS 7 definitely feels snappier now. Still, we noticed...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia ZU images show how big it is, using a pencil as a stylus

Sony Xperia ZU images show how big it is, using a pencil as a stylus

24 June, 2013 | comments (119)

A tipster just dropped off two images of the Sony Xperia ZU (codename Togari) in our inbox. One is an official-looking promo image that shows someone using a pencil to operate the ZU, while the second image is a photo that reveals just how big...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Refreshed Sony Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 coming up?

Refreshed Sony Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 coming up?

24 June, 2013 | comments (54)

The Sony Xperia Z with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset exists and is actively been tested by the company, according to Eldar Murtazin, who claims he has seen and played with the device himself. Murtazin, who has a somewhat mixed success...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung joint venture to promote carbon fiber, maybe in phones too

Samsung joint venture to promote carbon fiber, maybe in phones too

24 June, 2013 | comments (85)

There was murmurs that Samsung is looking into alternative materials when the HTC One garnered so much praise for its aluminum unibody. However, the South Koreans may have had a completely different material in mind carbon fiber. Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


Nokia Asha 501 goes on sale in select Asian countries

Nokia Asha 501 goes on sale in select Asian countries

24 June, 2013 | comments (58)

Nokia has announced that the Asha 501 is now shipping in select Asian markets. The phone is now on sale in Thailand and Pakistan and will be releasing in India shortly. The phone will eventually go on sale in other parts of the world, including...

Tags: Nokia, Asha, Touch UI


Limited Edition Vertu Ti Colors goes on sale in red and blue

Limited Edition Vertu Ti Colors goes on sale in red and blue

23 June, 2013 | comments (64)

Vertu has announced a new special edition of the already special Vertu Ti handset. Called the Vertu Ti Color (surely they could have afforded to come up with a more creative name), the limited edition handset will be available in two colors, Sunset...


Alleged LG Optimus G2 screenshots show onscreen keys

Alleged LG Optimus G2 screenshots show onscreen keys

23 June, 2013 | comments (62)

A trio of leaked screenshots that allegedly come from the LG Optimus G2 have appeared revealing a bit of what LG has been cooking for its upcoming Android flagship smartphone. The images in question show that the company hasn't altered the look...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Walmart discounts the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 indefinitely

Walmart discounts the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 indefinitely

23 June, 2013 | comments (35)

With the iPhone nearing its annual refresh cycle, Walmart has jumped the gun and put the current Apple smartphone offering in the discount corner to make space for the upcoming iPhone. As a result, the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 5 have both...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Android 4.2 update for Galaxy S III leaks, you can try it now

Android 4.2 update for Galaxy S III leaks, you can try it now

22 June, 2013 | comments (61)

A pre-release version of the hotly anticipated Android 4.2.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S III has surfaced, showing us what to expect when the latest Android version hits the 2012 Samsung flagship. Even better, the ROM is available for download,...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Korean consumers upset over faster LTE-A Galaxy S4

Korean consumers upset over faster LTE-A Galaxy S4

22 June, 2013 | comments (271)

A few days ago Samsung's co-CEO J.K. Shin confirmed an LTE-Advanced version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is in the works. As it turns out this version will run on the Qualcomm's most powerful chipset to date - the Snapdragon 800. The new hardware...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Yet another Samsung Galaxy Note III photo leaks

Yet another Samsung Galaxy Note III photo leaks

21 June, 2013 | comments (103)

The Samsung Galaxy Note III seems to pose for every camera it sees yet another photo of the upcoming flagship phablet hit the web and it shows off the Galaxy S4-like design. Unfortunately, the Note III was wearing a cover, we have yet to see the...


Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots reveal an updated launcher

Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots reveal an updated launcher

21 June, 2013 | comments (49)

While the other day's screenshots of the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) confirmed the device's specifications, today's batch of snaps reveal the changes made to the Sony launcher in its Android 4.2.2 version. Sony Xperia Z Ultra...

Tags: Sony, Android


Alleged pictures of the Apple iPhone 5S leak

Alleged pictures of the Apple iPhone 5S leak

21 June, 2013 | comments (164)

While Apple successfully managed to be tightlipped about the iOS 7, it looks like it's not having the same luck keeping the upcoming iPhone 5S a secret. Two new images of what claim to be the next generation iPhone have surfaced and show us what we...


Watch the Samsung's Galaxy & Ativ Premiere event here

Watch the Samsung's Galaxy & Ativ Premiere event here

20 June, 2013 | comments (44)

Samsung's Premiere event in London is over but you can still watch a recording of the whole thing in case you are interested to see the announcement of the new gadgets. We're busy reporting the tech specs of the new products as we speak. Here's...


Android 4.2.2 JB update for Sony Xperia ZL now seeding

Android 4.2.2 JB update for Sony Xperia ZL now seeding

20 June, 2013 | comments (75)

Sony promised to release Android 4.2.2 updates for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL soon after their launch. And even though the Xperia ZL hit the shelves a few weeks later than the Xperia Z, it is the first one to taste the latest 4.2.2 version of Jelly...

Tags: Sony, Android


Oppo confirms Find 7, though not for September, denies Find 5 Mini

Oppo confirms Find 7, though not for September, denies Find 5 Mini

20 June, 2013 | comments (14)

After the Oppo Find 5 came around and convinced us that the Chinese manufacturer is perfectly capable of standing up to the big names in business, we've been keeping a close eye on the company's new projects. Recently we've heard about Find 5 mini...

Tags: Oppo, Android


AT&T is now shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

AT&T is now shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

20 June, 2013 | comments (27)

AT&T holds the exclusivity on the dust and water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for the United States. The phone was unveiled earlier this month and its worldwide availability will start with the US and Sweden. AT&T has been taking pre-orders...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Nokia Lumia 928 price slashed to $29.99 on Amazon

Nokia Lumia 928 price slashed to $29.99 on Amazon

20 June, 2013 | comments (20)

Nokia Lumia 928 is a Verizon-exclusive version of the popular Lumia 920 that upgrades the camera department with an additional xenon flash. The Nokia Lumia 928 was launched in May when it was priced at $99 with a new two-year contract. Now, that...