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Samsung GT-I9500 captures the Browsermark 2.0 top spot

Samsung GT-I9500 captures the Browsermark 2.0 top spot

27 February, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung GT-I9500 made an appearance in Rightware's Browsermark 2.0 database by recording the most impressive score to date. The device is likely the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S IV. The result you see above is the best we've...


The UMI X2 is a quad-core, 5-inch 1080p smartphone for $260

The UMI X2 is a quad-core, 5-inch 1080p smartphone for $260

27 February, 2013 | comments (156)

Recently, the Micromax Canvas HD has been making some serious noise in our specs page, as being a very competitively priced device with an impressive specs sheet to boot. Now, Chinese company UMI is giving them some competition, as they're slated to...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 coming to the UK on April 1

Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 coming to the UK on April 1

27 February, 2013 | comments (39)

The Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 got their announcement at the MWC only a couple of days ago, but you can already buy them in the UK. The superior of the two - Nokia Lumia 720 - can be pre-ordered for £300 right now and is said to start shipping...


Sony releases experimental Firefox OS ROM for the Xperia E

Sony releases experimental Firefox OS ROM for the Xperia E

27 February, 2013 | comments (31)

Sony announced that it’s considering launching a Firefox OS phone next year and today released an experimental ROM to run the new Mozilla-made OS on the Sony Xperia E. This will give app developers a chance to evaluate the platform and give Sony...


Alcatel One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE debut

Alcatel One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE debut

27 February, 2013 | comments (8)

Alcatel is continuing its march here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona adding two more devices to the ones that it already announced a few days ago. Meet the One Touch Snap and its 4G-enhanced twin brother, the Snap LTE. Rocking a yet...


LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

27 February, 2013 | comments (14)

LG announced the Optimus L3 II earlier this week at MWC, along with couple of other new L-series devices. However, other than for the L7 II, no information was provided regarding the launch of the other devices. Now LG has confirmed that the...


HTC Tiara gets tipped with Windows Phone 8 GDR2

HTC Tiara gets tipped with Windows Phone 8 GDR2

26 February, 2013 | comments (29)

According to a fresh leak, HTC plans to expand its Windows Phone 8 lineup with a new handset, which is bound to sit between the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S when it comes into being. Dubbed internally as HTC Tiara, the smartphone will...


i-mate reportedly working on an Intel-based, Windows 8 handset

i-mate reportedly working on an Intel-based, Windows 8 handset

26 February, 2013 | comments (46)

The Dubai-based manufacturer i-mate might be planning a grand return to the smartphone scene after several years in the doldrums. According to a recent report, the company, which made a name for itself by selling HTC-made, Windows Mobile devices in...

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Galaxy S III wins best smartphone by GSMA, Nexus 7 - best tablet

Galaxy S III wins best smartphone by GSMA, Nexus 7 - best tablet

26 February, 2013 | comments (340)

This year's annual awards for the tops in the mobile industry were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The awards are given to the best devices, apps, and technologies as selected by the GSM Association. While the full list...


Here are the first camera samples from the ASUS Padfone Infinity

Here are the first camera samples from the ASUS Padfone Infinity

26 February, 2013 | comments (15)

Asus launched its next generation Padfone yesterday, which steps up the specs of the previous edition. The latest Asus Padfone Infinity is equipped with a 13-megapixel F/2.0 rear camera along with a 2-megapixel F/2.0 front facer. The Asus Padfone...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Sony has Firefox OS device in the works

Sony has Firefox OS device in the works

25 February, 2013 | comments (111)

Sony has revealed plans to launch a Firefox-powered device in 2014. Bob Ishida - the company's deputy CEO confirmed that Sony engineers are currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies, which show great potential....


ZTE unveils the Grand Memo phablet and the ZTE Open

ZTE unveils the Grand Memo phablet and the ZTE Open

25 February, 2013 | comments (35)

ZTE brought two interesting phones to the MWC that are as different as can be. The ZTE Grand Memo is a 5.7” Android super-phone and is the first to use the Snapdragon 800 chipset. The ZTE Open, on the other hand is an entry-level Firefox OS...


Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

25 February, 2013 | comments (39)

Remember the Asus Padfone 2? Forget it, it’s old news – the Asus Padfone Infinity was just announced and it steps up the specs. Asus also switched things around and announced the Fonepad – a 7” tablet with full phone functionality. Asus Padfone...


Intel announces dual-core 'Clovertrail+' Atom processors

Intel announces dual-core 'Clovertrail+' Atom processors

25 February, 2013 | comments (29)

Intel has announced a new generation of their Atom processors for smartphones and tablets. Better known by the Clovertrail+ codename, the new range of SoCs promise a notable improvement over the previous generation Medfield and Clovertrail...


LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

25 February, 2013 | comments (41)

LG had plenty to show, though there was little suspense about what the whole thing was going to be about. All of the six devices were already well familiar: the LG Optimus G Pro, the fresh LTE-enabled midrangers Optimus F5 and F7, and the second...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2013


Samsung officially retiring Bada, will make Tizen phones instead

Samsung officially retiring Bada, will make Tizen phones instead

25 February, 2013 | comments (97)

What started off as speculation and was soon to be inevitable, is finally official. Samsung is giving up on the Bada OS but instead of sweeping its remains under the carpet, the Korean manufacturer will integrate its Bada OS into the Tizen OS...

Tags: Samsung, Bada, Tizen


Lumia 720 and 520 are Nokia's latest smartphones

Lumia 720 and 520 are Nokia's latest smartphones

25 February, 2013 | comments (186)

Nokia's event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is now over and the highlight is the announcement of the Lumia 720 and 520. Both devices pack a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (Krait to be precise), run on Windows Phone 8 and share...


Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV on March 14

Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV on March 14

25 February, 2013 | comments (214)

Samsung has announced that they will be unveiling the next generation Galaxy S smartphone, colloquially called the Galaxy S IV, on March 14 at their Unpacked event, confirming some of the rumors we have been hearing right. The Unpacked event...


Nokia announces 105 and 301 feature phones at MWC

Nokia announces 105 and 301 feature phones at MWC

25 February, 2013 | comments (57)

Nokia has announced two new feature phones at the MWC, the Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301. Nokia 105 The Nokia 105 is the company's most affordable phone to date and is priced at just €15. The phone has basic features such as a color display, FM...


Asus MWC event is over, Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

Asus MWC event is over, Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

25 February, 2013 | comments (11)

It's a busy Monday, but we're continuing to follow the events at the MWC as they happen. We just left the Asus press conference, where we saw the announcement of the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad. The event was available here...