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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...

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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...

Tags: Misc


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...

Tags: Misc


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...

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Snapdragon 810 with LTE Cat 9 support now in testing

Snapdragon 810 with LTE Cat 9 support now in testing

25 December, 2014 | comments (31)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is the top-notch chipset to date, expected to premiere on various flagships early next year on CES and MWC expos. It will offer an octa-core 64-bit processor, new Adreno 430 GPU and brand new Qualcomm modem. The initial...

Tags: Qualcomm, Misc


Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

25 December, 2014 | comments (146)

Christmas is upon us and we'd like to use this opportunity to extend our warmest regards and send a big Thank You your way for sticking with us for yet another year. It's because of you that we are stand where we stand today and it's you who make...

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Counterclockwise: Nexus One, LG Optimus 2X, LTE

Counterclockwise: Nexus One, LG Optimus 2X, LTE

21 December, 2014 | comments (2)

You'd think that tech companies are busy marketing their existing products for a final holiday buying spree, but it turns out some defining moments in mobile history happened around this time of year. This edition of Counterclockwise recounts...

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Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

17 December, 2014 | comments (26)

The golden Galaxy Note 4 not for you? What about a Galaxy Note Edge? Also hailing from Vietnam the flagship with a curvy screen is having its metal rim gold-plated, though the shop behind it has not officially announced it just yet. That means we...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

13 December, 2014 | comments (10)

Another weekend, another Counterclockwise – how else are you going to spend your Saturday and Sunday if not reminiscing about the past of mobile phones. This week the write-up is a little sad, several phones that were the first of their kind were...

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Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

12 December, 2014 | comments (6)

As of today the Apple Online Store in the USA and the United Kingdom has a new payment option - PayPal. In addition to payment with credit or debit cards, you can now complete your purchase with a PayPal transaction. There is more good news - in...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Lamborghini Tauri 88 smartphone runs Android, packs 20MP camera

Lamborghini Tauri 88 smartphone runs Android, packs 20MP camera

08 December, 2014 | comments (70)

You're getting into your Lamborghini and your phone rings – with the default iPhone ringtone. Well, that's embarrassing, a 16 year old school kid has one of those. To prevent future embarrassments you need something like the Tonino Lamborghini Tauri...

Tags: Misc, Android


Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

06 December, 2014 | comments (6)

We take some time over the weekend to talk about the past – welcome to Counterclockwise. The year is almost over and we're in a lull between Black Friday and the end-of-the-year holiday shopping craze. But this period back in the day has seen some...

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Samsung may be working on an in-house GPU

Samsung may be working on an in-house GPU

02 December, 2014 | comments (37)

Late last year we heard that Samsung may be designing its own processor core. That is yet to materialize, but now reports from Korean media suggest the tech giant is looking to make in-house GPUs too. The GPU will reportedly be ready by the...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nexus 4, Galaxy S II LTE, Google Maps

Counterclockwise: Nexus 4, Galaxy S II LTE, Google Maps

28 November, 2014 | comments (4)

Cyber Monday is upon us and that means huge discounts on older tech. To celebrate we offer you a discount on old tech news – welcome back to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. This week we see LTE met with both excitement and...

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Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

25 November, 2014 | comments (43)

A strategic cooperation deal was signed today between Ubuntu and Meizu in the Chinese manufacturer's headquarters. The agreement sets joint goals to build and promote a new version of the Meizu's Flyme OS, which is based on Ubuntu touch software and...

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Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

23 November, 2014 | comments (105)

Made for selfies is the official tagline of the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM. To live up to that Microsoft (in partnership with Coca Cola) used its mid-range Windows Phone offering to set a world record for most people captured in a single...