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Samsung Galaxy Note III developer unit leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note III developer unit leaks

01 September, 2013 | comments (100)

The developer unit of Samsung Galaxy Note III has just leaked online. Those pre-announcement units are handled to various carriers and developers for testing purposes, the device packs the same internals as the final product but conceals the...


Moto X said to get a price drop to $100 in Q4 this year

Moto X said to get a price drop to $100 in Q4 this year

31 August, 2013 | comments (50)

Motorola's latest and greatest Moto X has generally been lauded by everyone for its unique customizable colors and performance but the $200 price tag on contract has often raised questions, especially considering you get much more powerful...


iPhone 5S name pops up on Japanese KDDI carrier

iPhone 5S name pops up on Japanese KDDI carrier

31 August, 2013 | comments (28)

The Japanese carrier KDDI has confirmed the name of the Apple's next flagship - the iPhone 5S. The name with the dummy link is now gone, though at this point it's as certain as it gets that Apple is going to stick to its usual naming scheme for yet...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


HTC Zara to be unveiled as HTC Desire 601

HTC Zara to be unveiled as HTC Desire 601

31 August, 2013 | comments (31)

HTC Zara is actually HTC Desire 601, according to the usually very reliable evleaks. An official render of the phone has already leaked once along with a bunch of specs. HTC Zara will ship as the Desire 601 @evleaks (@evleaks) August 30,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Galaxy Note III to hit UK on Sept 16, Xperia Z1 on Sept 24

Galaxy Note III to hit UK on Sept 16, Xperia Z1 on Sept 24

31 August, 2013 | comments (67)

Samsung is doing great job so far keeping the Galaxy Note III phablet under wraps and we are yet to see leaked pictures of the actual device. However we spotted renders, specs, panels, different model rumors, and, most recently a launch...


Alcatel One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini go official

Alcatel One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini go official

30 August, 2013 | comments (22)

Alcatel has extended its collection of smartphones with the introduction of One Touch Idol S and One Touch Idol Mini. Both the devices come with a compact design along with a slim profile. The Idol S is the slimmer of the two with its profile...

Tags: Alcatel, Android


LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom launches across Europe

LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom launches across Europe

30 August, 2013 | comments (49)

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom back in June and unleashed its 3G version worldwide in July. It's just now though Samsung is releasing the LTE-capable version of the S4 Zoom. The LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is completely identical with the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei outs waterproof Honor 3 in China

Huawei outs waterproof Honor 3 in China

30 August, 2013 | comments (16)

Huawei has launched the Huawei Honor 3 on the Chinese market. The successor of the popular Honor 2 features a 4.7" 720p IPS in-cell display and runs on the Huawei's homebrewed K3V2E chipset with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. The...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Archos unveils its IFA lineup early: Android phones and tablets galore

Archos unveils its IFA lineup early: Android phones and tablets galore

30 August, 2013 | comments (10)

Archos unveiled its IFA lineup a few days early the new additions include many tablets and smartphones, all powered by pure, unskinned Android. The company is introducing a new line, Oxygen. The Archos 50 Oxygen features a FullHD screen,...


Cheaper Galaxy Note III with LCD and 8MP cam is in the works

Cheaper Galaxy Note III with LCD and 8MP cam is in the works

30 August, 2013 | comments (104)

The latest rumors coming from Korea suggest Samsung is trying to lower the cost of the Galaxy Note III phablet for the emerging markets by replacing some internals with cheaper components. To achieve a price cut, the Galaxy Note III will lose the...


BlackBerry Q10 cited to be a commercial failure by retailers

BlackBerry Q10 cited to be a commercial failure by retailers

30 August, 2013 | comments (175)

Phones with QWERTY keyboards have always been the strong suite of BlackBerry. Which is why when the company revamped their product portfolio with BB10 and the Z10, they decided to not forgo QWERTY phones altogether and launched the Q10 (and...


Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity A86 leaks, expected in September

Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity A86 leaks, expected in September

30 August, 2013 | comments (15)

The current ASUS PadFone Infinity has just been out in the market for a few months but ASUS is already working on its successor. The new PadFone Infinity A86 (the current one is A80) won't be a radically new from the current one but have just a...


Spigen posts a Samsung Galaxy Note III render on its website

Spigen posts a Samsung Galaxy Note III render on its website

29 August, 2013 | comments (122)

A Samsung Galaxy Note III teaser with a rendered image of the device has been posted on Spigen's website. Spigen, in case you haven't heard the name, is a company that manufactures cases for a huge variety of smartphones. So, out of the blue...


Samsung may ditch plastic panels next year in favor of metal ones

Samsung may ditch plastic panels next year in favor of metal ones

29 August, 2013 | comments (184)

The Samsung Galaxy lineup has taken the smartphone world by storm, but for the past two years the Koreans have been subjected to heavy criticism over their preference of plastic panels. If latest rumors are to be believed, though, this might change...


Golden iPhone 5S casing leaks in a video alongside white 5C

Golden iPhone 5S casing leaks in a video alongside white 5C

29 August, 2013 | comments (64)

A video has surfaced which shows the rumored iPhone 5S' golden casing and compares it side by side with the silver iPhone 5. The prominent differences are the dual-LED flash cutout on the iPhone 5S casing, the different third microphone...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z1 leaks in high-res live photos

Sony Xperia Z1 leaks in high-res live photos

29 August, 2013 | comments (142)

Sony Xperia Z1, previously rumored as Honami, is one of the regulars in our news section lately. We already know so many things about the gadget that we wonder if Sony will have any surprises left for us at the official announcement next...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


O2 and Vodafone launch 4G LTE networks in UK

O2 and Vodafone launch 4G LTE networks in UK

29 August, 2013 | comments (30)

Today, O2 and Vodafone have officially launched their LTE services in the United Kingdom. However, Vodafone's LTE network is available only in London, while O2 offer's its 4G services across three cities - London, Leeds and Bradford at the...

Tags: Vodafone, O2


IDC: Micromax close to overtaking Samsung in India

IDC: Micromax close to overtaking Samsung in India

29 August, 2013 | comments (92)

IDC released a report on the smartphone market in India and claims the country will become the world's second biggest smartphone market, displacing the US (which lost the lead to China in 2011). Despite a sluggish overall phone market (21% growth...

Tags: Android, Dual SIM


Unknown HTC leaks, 4-inch WVGA display and slim profile in tow

Unknown HTC leaks, 4-inch WVGA display and slim profile in tow

29 August, 2013 | comments (15)

An unknown HTC smartphone has leaked today via two photos. The device looks nothing we've seen so far from HTC and is very slim. As the rumor has it the phone will pack a 4" or so WVGA display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, a 5MP rear and a 1.3MP...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Nokia Lumia 625 is now on sale for 240 in the UK

Nokia Lumia 625 is now on sale for 240 in the UK

29 August, 2013 | comments (29)

Nokia Lumia 625 is the latest WP smartphone to come out of Nokia. It comes with a 4.7" WVGA IPS display, runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz Krait processor with 512MB RAM, supports LTE connectivity, and packs a 5MP snapper with 1080p video recording. Just...