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Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

05 April, 2015 | comments (23)

Each weekend we trawl our news archives for interesting events over the past several years around this time of the year – late April/early March for today's edition of Counterclockwise. We see the jump between the Nokia N8, one of its earlier camera...

Tags: Misc


Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

03 April, 2015 | comments (213)

Dredging up a controversial issue from the past, Square Trade decided to redo Bendgate tests this time including the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9. The phones were tested twice – once until they visibly bend and again until they are...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Misc


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

30 March, 2015 | comments (57)

Samsung didn’t waterproof the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge like it did with their predecessor. So, what happens if you drop your Galaxy S6 edge in water? TechSmartt decided to find out and dunked the an S6 edge into a bowl of water with the stopwatch...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

28 March, 2015 | comments (6)

Counterclockwise is a weekly write-up that looks back on the history of mobile devices, concentrating on the current time of the year – late March in this case. This time around we got caught up tracking the launches of the flagship Android phones...

Tags: Misc


Samsung building a foldable phone, LG on transparent screens

Samsung building a foldable phone, LG on transparent screens

24 March, 2015 | comments (51)

Samsung is releasing the occasional flip smartphone, but those are niche products with limited availability and appeal. A Samsung official revealed that the company has a plant to leverage its bendable display technology to create foldable...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Misc


Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

20 March, 2015 | comments (3)

Some TV networks do weekend reruns of their popular weekday shows, but we get our entertainment elsewhere. Counterclockwise is a weekly rerun of the most exciting mobile news to come in recent years. This week we'll look at the Samsung's rise and...

Tags: Misc


Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

20 March, 2015 | comments (18)

Swiss company Golden Dream has unveiled a selection of customized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that will satiate your thirst for gold, alligator leather, carbon fiber, skulls and dragons. As usual, prices are not for the faint of heart, but where else can...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


MediaTek working on a Cortex-A72 based chipset for Q4

MediaTek working on a Cortex-A72 based chipset for Q4

19 March, 2015 | comments (25)

MediaTek was among the first to announce a Cortex-A72 based chipset - shortly before the MWC. Now more details have emerged from Taiwanese publication Digitimes has uncovered some more details. The new part should arrive in Q4, meaning we may see...

Tags: MediaTek, Misc


Roaming fees in Europe to remain until 2018

Roaming fees in Europe to remain until 2018

09 March, 2015 | comments (25)

While many were hopeful that the European Parliament's moves to eradicate roaming fees by the end of 2015 are coming to fruition it seems that a roaming-free European Union is still some ways off. Despite the European Parliament's agenda to...

Tags: Misc, Various


OnePlus to start shipping in 16 European countries

OnePlus to start shipping in 16 European countries

04 March, 2015 | comments (36)

OnePlus announced that it is expanding its market presence today. The company will start shipping in 16 European countries. You can check out the full list below. Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech...

Tags: OnePlus, Misc


Xiaomi to open its online Mi Store in Europe, but without the phones

Xiaomi to open its online Mi Store in Europe, but without the phones

04 March, 2015 | comments (22)

Xiaomi announced recently its plans for market expansion over the USA. It won't kick off with phones however. Instead, the popular Chinese manufacturer will be selling wearables, headphones and power banks. We hope the Mi Pro Action Camera makes it...

Tags: Xiaomi, Misc


New Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 chips offer premium performance

New Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 chips offer premium performance

02 March, 2015 | comments (13)

Intel unveiled a number of new Atom chipsets that will power mobile devices spanning the sub-$75 market all the way to the $350+ segment. The most affordable devices will be based on the Intel Atom x3, which features an integrated modem with either...

Tags: Misc, MWC 2015


Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

24 February, 2015 | comments (13)

Pebble managed to build up a formidable reputation on the smartwatch market that started well before the recent hype for wearable devices. The company has always tried to set itself apart from the crowd with interesting technology and design...

Tags: Pebble, Misc


Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

22 February, 2015 | comments (36)

The Samsung domination in our weekly chart is breaking records and this week the Korean company's phones have managed to throw out arch-rival iPhone 6 completely. Apparently no force is strong enough to bring the Lumia 535 down and the Microsoft...


Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia N86, Sony Ericsson Satio

Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia N86, Sony Ericsson Satio

22 February, 2015 | comments (11)

Do you know which Symbian phone had an adjustable aperture on its camera? We do. That knowledge is ancient lore by now (from 2009) and has little bearing on the phone market today. Other than to grumble why modern phones don't do that and to write...

Tags: Misc


Smartphone sales hit 1.2B in 2014, up 23% on yearly basis

Smartphone sales hit 1.2B in 2014, up 23% on yearly basis

17 February, 2015 | comments (10)

Smartphone sales reached an all time high in 2014, market analyst GfK reports. Climbing 23% year on year, the billion mark was crossed for the first time, and by a long margin at that, reaching 1.228 billion units sold. It's also an actual...

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Samsung to pay $15.7 million for infringing Bluetooth patents

Samsung to pay $15.7 million for infringing Bluetooth patents

15 February, 2015 | comments (35)

Patent woes for Samsung again as the company is ordered to pay $15.7 million in the latest dispute. The company has been found guilty on infringing the patents of company Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP by the Harrison County federal...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Counterclockwise: Sony Xperia Z, HTC Legend, Samsung Blue Earth

Counterclockwise: Sony Xperia Z, HTC Legend, Samsung Blue Earth

15 February, 2015 | comments (5)

Counterclockwise is all about the history of mobile devices and this week we look at two noble bloodlines – the Xperia Z and HTC Legend. Also, health apps and smart bands and so on are very popular right now, but sporty phones have been around for...

Tags: Misc


XDA-Devs find way to install Windows 10 on any Lumia

XDA-Devs find way to install Windows 10 on any Lumia

14 February, 2015 | comments (71)

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was released this Thursday, but only for select phones. Now thanks to an XDA-Developers hack you can install it on just about any Lumia that you are not using. That last bit is important since this can brick your...


Goldgenie creates £2.3 million iPhone 6

Goldgenie creates £2.3 million iPhone 6

10 February, 2015 | comments (41)

Motorola lets you pick a wood or leather back for the Moto X (2015)? That's cute, Goldgenie lets you pick between diamonds, sapphires, rubies, topaz and emeralds to put on your 24K Gold, Rose gold or Platinum iPhone 6. Of course, those aren’t color...

Tags: iOS, Misc