News tagged "Misc"

GSMArena.com site search

Nokia might be closing its UK online store at the end of June

Nokia might be closing its UK online store at the end of June

14 June, 2011 | comments (84)

Nokia's online stores are shutting their virtual doors - stores in France, Spain and the Netherlands were the first to go, and now the rumor is that the Nokia UK store hasn't got much time left in this world either. A Nokia Spain representative...

Tags: Rumors, Nokia, Misc


Samsung announces Ch@t 222 - a dual-SIM QWERTY bar

Samsung announces Ch@t 222 - a dual-SIM QWERTY bar

14 June, 2011 | comments (30)

Samsung has just announced the Ch@t 222 feature phone for India. It's a compact candy-bar with full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.2-inch non-touch display and dual-SIM support with dual-standby. The Samsung Ch@t 222 features a 2.2-inch TFT display with...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


Court battle ends, Apple to pay Nokia royalties

Court battle ends, Apple to pay Nokia royalties

14 June, 2011 | comments (78)

Nokia and Apple have just announced that they signed a patent license agreement, which settles all the patent litigation between the companies. Apple will make a one-time payment to Nokia and on-going royalties for the term of the agreement and...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


Nokia is on route to posting next quarterly results at a loss

Nokia is on route to posting next quarterly results at a loss

10 June, 2011 | comments (181)

We already knew Nokia was expecting a lower profit in the second quarter of the fiscal year, but according to analysts, Nokia won't even make any profit whatsoever. According to a Reuters report, the mobile phone manufacturer will report a loss for...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Xperia PLAY Experience Pack bundles a dock and some games

Xperia PLAY Experience Pack bundles a dock and some games

07 June, 2011 | comments (43)

The E3 expo has just started and Sony Ericsson has something to show the gamers - the Xperia PLAY Experience Pack. It contains the DK300 Multimedia Dock, USB and audio cables and code for 3 three Gameloft titles. The Experience Pack is compatible...

Tags: Misc, iPhone


Gresso's iPhone 4 Time Machine edition packs six Swiss watches

Gresso's iPhone 4 Time Machine edition packs six Swiss watches

07 June, 2011 | comments (41)

Apple didn’t announce a new iPhone yesterday, so we have to look to Gresso to get our "new iPhone" fix. The Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine features six Swiss mechanical watches on its back and yet is amazingly thin. Gresso are well known for their...

Tags: Misc, iPhone


Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon Game Pack

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon Game Pack

02 June, 2011 | comments (6)

Renowned mobile hardware giants Qualcomm have just announced their Snapdragon Game Pack, an optimisation program with a suite of more than 100 mobile gaming titles already under its belt, designed for the latest Snapdragon enabled devices. Qualcomm...


Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

01 June, 2011 | comments (104)

According to the latest report by the analysts from Nielsen, Android enjoys the highest usage among smartphone platforms in the United States, followed by iOS and BlackBerry OS. Some 36 percent of US smartphone users have an Android...


Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

24 May, 2011 | comments (36)

Has it been over an year since the last update? Anyway, Opera Mini 6 for iOS is finally here, nearly two months after v6 for other devices came out. The new version of the browser has much improved handling on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, switching its...

Tags: iOS, Misc


Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

19 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Google is already hard at work to fix the security hole that affects the security of Android apps that sync with servers on the Internet. They have found a way to fix the problem without having to update users’ devices, which is good since 99.7% of...

Tags: Android, Misc


Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

17 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Toshiba just brought their latest tech to SID 2011 display exhibit and entered the competitive world of mobile screen pixel density. Two screens geared towards mobile devices peaked particular interest. Firstly a smaller 3.3-inch LCD that...

Tags: Toshiba, Misc


Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

17 May, 2011 | comments (63)

Security is a relative term in digital communications, as German researchers discovered after putting Google’s Android OS through some testing. Reportedly, 99.7% of all droids could be broadcasting the authentication key to your personal Google data...

Tags: Android, Misc


KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI

KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI

17 May, 2011 | comments (42)

Refreshing design? Check. 3.7-inch qHD screen? Check. Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a unique, flexible UI? Check. The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 stars in today’s installment of "We want a Japanese smartphone" drool fest. The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 has a...


Fujitsu LOOX F-07C dual-boots Windows 7 and Symbian

Fujitsu LOOX F-07C dual-boots Windows 7 and Symbian

16 May, 2011 | comments (83)

No, it's not Windows Phone 7 we meant with that title. Fujitsu’s LOOX F-07C for NTT DoCoMo is indeed capable of dual-booting Windows 7 and Symbian OS thanks to its clever dual hardware design. The Windows 7 side of things is run by an Intel Atom...


Nokia drops the Ovi branding, replaces it with... Nokia

Nokia drops the Ovi branding, replaces it with... Nokia

16 May, 2011 | comments (92)

Nokia’s reorganization process has been going at full speed for a while now and there are no signs of slowing down. Today the company announced it will rename all the Ovi services to Nokia services. This move aims to unite and strengthen the Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Chuck Norris can charge phones with his voice, you can't

Chuck Norris can charge phones with his voice, you can't

10 May, 2011 | comments (102)

Yesterday we stumbled upon the news that Sang-Woo Kim of Sungkyunkwan University found a way to convert noise to electricity, which can in turn be used to charge your cell phone. As usually when we come upon such stories, we pass it around the...

Tags: Misc


The Android Market will overtake Apple's App Store by August 2011

The Android Market will overtake Apple's App Store by August 2011

05 May, 2011 | comments (113)

It's been a strong possibility for some time now but the Android Market looks like it'll finally overtake Apple's mighty App Store by August 2011. The culmination of the decelerating growth on Apple's App Store paired with the Android Market's...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


HTC Kingdom is actually just the codename of Sprint's EVO 3D

HTC Kingdom is actually just the codename of Sprint's EVO 3D

04 May, 2011 | comments (5)

Well, you can strike the HTC Kingdom from the list of rumored upcoming HTC phones. It turns out that was the codename of the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. The leaked ROM that lead to this discovery is already being ported to the HTC EVO 4G and devs say...


BlackBerry OS 7 browser beats iOS, Android browsers

BlackBerry OS 7 browser beats iOS, Android browsers

03 May, 2011 | comments (57)

The new BlackBerry OS 7 listed browser improvements as one of its major selling points. Some benchmarks from RIM show impressive results – the browser bests Mobile Safari and the Android Browser at JavaScript and page loading times. Tests were...


Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

01 May, 2011 | comments (57)

Samsung reported its Q1 results - though the company as a whole saw its operating profit decline by a third, the mobile division posted a modest improvement. In fact, the mobile division was the only one that saw an increase in operating profit...