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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...

Tags: Misc


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 (66)

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


Counterclockwise: Omnia HD, Xperia active, HTC One

Counterclockwise: Omnia HD, Xperia active, HTC One

08 February, 2015 | comments (14)

Counterclockwise allows us to recount smartphone lore from years past. This time we focus heavily on camera phones, take a quick tour through rugged phones, Nokia's attempts to save its platform, Android's fragmentation issues and finally a surprise...

Tags: Misc


Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

08 February, 2015 | comments (24)

Major manufacturers are prepping for the MWC, finalizing the flagships that will shape the smartphone market for the rest of the year. As a result, the past week didn't witness major official launches but there was still plenty of movement in our...

Tags: Misc


Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

01 February, 2015 | comments (53)

We saw a few launches this week, but the topic of conversation was usually the latest pre-MWC leak of this flagship or that. No new product managed to shake up the Top 10 chart of trending phones and there was generally little movement as phones...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

01 February, 2015 | comments (10)

The weekend is a good time to relax or if you're like us, contemplate on the history of mobile devices. A year ago we started putting our musings to paper, to web pages anyway. While you may think the last week of January is just announcements of...

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AT&T buys its second Mexican carrier, Nextel Mexico

AT&T buys its second Mexican carrier, Nextel Mexico

26 January, 2015 | comments (4)

AT&T is on a shopping spree in Mexico – it completed the acquisition of the country's third largest operator, Iusacell, just nine days ago and has already struck a deal with the second largest carrier, Nextel Mexico. Interestingly, the Iusacell...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

25 January, 2015 | comments (30)

This week was light on new product launches, especially after the hectic week we had before that. Some of the new devices shot up into the Top 10 though interest quickly cooled off leading to some pretty big shifts in the leaderboard. The Top...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia E7, camera-less iPhone, Firefox OS

Counterclockwise: Nokia E7, camera-less iPhone, Firefox OS

25 January, 2015 | comments (19)

It's time for the weekly hit of nostalgia we call Counterclockwise. This time we revisit the history of QWERTY keyboards on phones, how smartphones killed dedicated SatNav units and some of the oddities of the phone world – like a camera-free iPhone...

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ARM predicts 64-bit phones with LTE will cost $70 in 2015

ARM predicts 64-bit phones with LTE will cost $70 in 2015

22 January, 2015 | comments (11)

ARM has 15 predictions for 2015. The company is best known for the basic design of processors that power the majority of smartphones, tablets and all sorts of appliances, so it has its finger on the pulse of technology. For smartphones the...

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Heart 401AB is an oddly-shaped, Japan-only feature phone

Heart 401AB is an oddly-shaped, Japan-only feature phone

20 January, 2015 | comments (32)

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Infobar A03, we encountered yet another Japan-only mobile phone with odd design. Meet the Heart 401AB - a feature phone whose shape matches the name it sports. As impossible as it might sound these days, the...

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Counterclockwise: CES, BB Curve 8910, Lumia and Tizen

Counterclockwise: CES, BB Curve 8910, Lumia and Tizen

18 January, 2015 | comments (4)

Usually there's a lull in the days after a big event, but this first week after CES 2015 proved very exciting. In this edition of Counterclockwise we'll be looking back at CES throughout the years. We also look back at how QWERTY went from the...

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New superMHL will one day bring 8K@120fps output to phones

New superMHL will one day bring 8K@120fps output to phones

07 January, 2015 | comments (16)

The MHL Consortium is looking to future-proof its TV-out connector with the new superMHL standard. Laughing in the face of 4K TVs everywhere the new connector can output 8K image. At 120 frames per second. And 48-bit color depth. Our condolences to...

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Top 10 most popular reviews of 2014

Top 10 most popular reviews of 2014

03 January, 2015 | comments (22)

With 2014 just over it seems only natural that we take a look back at the devices that you, the readers, found most interesting in our reviews. It was definitely a strong year on both the iOS and Android front and unsurprisingly the flagship devices...

Tags: Misc