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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...


ZTE Grand S is now official, packs a 5

ZTE Grand S is now official, packs a 5" 1080p screen in a 6.9mm shell

09 January, 2013 | comments (40)

Just as expected, ZTE has officially announced its 5" flagship smartphone, the Grand S at the CES. Rocking a 1080p, 5" screen, the ZTE Grand S boast a thin waistline of just 6.9mm making it the thinnest of the 5" smartphones. Under the hood,...

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Verizon sold 9.8 million smartphones in Q4

Verizon sold 9.8 million smartphones in Q4

09 January, 2013 | comments (9)

As AT&T, Verizon has yet to release a full financial report for the final quarter of 2012 but an SEC filing gives a few interesting details. The carrier sold 9.8 million smartphones in the holiday quarter, a big jump from Q3's 6.8 million. The...

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Verizon Lumia 822 and Droid RAZR M to come in red and pink

Verizon Lumia 822 and Droid RAZR M to come in red and pink

09 January, 2013 | comments (10)

There is just over a month until Valentine's Day and Verizon has already started preparing for it. Two phones will get new paintjobs and maybe some ladies will receive them as Valentine's gifts. Nokia Lumia 822 will be released in red, while the...


Lenovo brings four dual-SIM IdeaPhone droids to CES

Lenovo brings four dual-SIM IdeaPhone droids to CES

09 January, 2013 | comments (21)

The K900 phablet might be hogging the spotlight, but Lenovo has four more Android handsets to show at CES. Details are a bit scarce, but they are all dual-SIM devices and range from an entry-level Gingerbread droid to a 5" Jelly Bean upper...


Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18

Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18

09 January, 2013 | comments (90)

Sony Xperia Z is the highlight of this year's CES, but it was only expected to hit the shelves in March. Various online retailers already listed the phone for the beginning of March and on about £530 (€650) price. According to an authorized...


Lenovo K900: 5.5

Lenovo K900: 5.5" 1080p screen, 13MP camera and dual-core Atom

09 January, 2013 | comments (64)

Lenovo brought the successor to the K800 to CES - the Lenovo K900 is an Intel-powered, Android-running phablet with a 5.5" 1080p screen. The device is also one of the thinnest in its class with a 6.9mm thick stainless steel and polycarbonate...


Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

08 January, 2013 | comments (31)

Huawei looks keen on keeping CES 2013 interesting and is making another announcement in the first day of the show. The company has just unveiled ts first Windows Phone 8 smartphone called Ascend W1. The Ascend W1 brings a reasonable array of...


AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

AT&T is still not ready to reveal all the details regarding its financial Q4, but it can already confirm that the last quarter of 2012 has been its most successful yet. The carrier managed to beat its own record, shipping more than 10 million...


Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

08 January, 2013 | comments (249)

With Microsoft being a major Qualcomm partner, last night Steve Ballmer dropped by Qualcomm's press conference and shared on stage that Windows Phones are enjoying increasing popularity. Of course, he didn't mention any specific numbers, but what...


Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

Yesterday Huawei held a press event at CES and announced the Android flagship Ascend D2 and the phablet Ascend Mate. The earlier rumors suggested a WP8-running Ascend W1 joining them on stage, but for some reason that didn’t happen. As it turns...