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LG faces class action lawsuit over Optimus 2X power issues

LG faces class action lawsuit over Optimus 2X power issues

20 July, 2011 | comments (167)

LG is being sued in California over the T-Mobile's version of Optimus 2X - the G2x. It's being accused of knowing or that LG should have known about the screen bleeding, the random freezes and unexpected shut downs and other defects, and doing...


Apple's quarterly results are in, records sales and profits (again)

Apple's quarterly results are in, records sales and profits (again)

20 July, 2011 | comments (121)

Another quarter, another record for Apple - Steve Jobs classified the fiscal quarter that ends in June as "best quarter ever". iPhone and iPad sales more than doubled and revenue and profit are through the roof. Apple's fiscal quarter that ended...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Misc


Apple A5 chip overheating might be delaying the iPhone 5 launch

Apple A5 chip overheating might be delaying the iPhone 5 launch

15 July, 2011 | comments (271)

Here we have another interesting theory on what might be preventing Apple from releasing the next iPhone yet. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the problem lies within the dual-core Apple A5 chip, which is causing the smartphone to...

Tags: Android, Misc


Google activates 550K droids a day, posts record Q2 earnings

Google activates 550K droids a day, posts record Q2 earnings

15 July, 2011 | comments (77)

During the earnings call today, Google announced some big numbers. They made a lot of cash, but more interestingly (for us) Android is growing faster and faster - 550 thousand devices get activated each day, which is crazy when you consider that the...

Tags: Android, Misc


Goldvish unveils the luxurious Equilibrium with two SIM slots

Goldvish unveils the luxurious Equilibrium with two SIM slots

15 July, 2011 | comments (29)

Goldvish has just added a new Series to its portfolio of ultra-expensive handsets, called Equilibrium. Surprisingly, the Swiss manufacturer has decided to equip the Equilibrium with two SIM slots, allowing for dual-standby. According to Goldvish...

Tags: Misc


Gresso launches iPhone 4 Time Machine Lady Blanche edition

Gresso launches iPhone 4 Time Machine Lady Blanche edition

14 July, 2011 | comments (53)

The popular maker of luxurious handsets Gresso has obviously done pretty well with the first iPhone 4 Time Machine as it has come up with a sequel. Enter the Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine 2: Lady Blanche! It's not the shortest of names, but the...

Tags: Touch UI, Misc


Have a taste of GSMArena's first ever full video reviews

Have a taste of GSMArena's first ever full video reviews

13 July, 2011 | comments (451)

We know most of you love our reviews and you can be sure we love writing them too. In an effort to bring them to a wider audience lately, we’ve been working to bring you shorter, video versions of our popular reviews - complete with voice over and a...

Tags: Misc


Facebook rolls a Java app, now runs on most dumb phones

Facebook rolls a Java app, now runs on most dumb phones

13 July, 2011 | comments (58)

Facebook has started its figthback against Google and its Google+ project. The company has just released a Java-based version of its mobile application, which should extend its reach to just about every mobile platform out there. The app is...

Tags: Misc


Toshiba unveils the smallest 8MP CMOS sensor ever

Toshiba unveils the smallest 8MP CMOS sensor ever

09 July, 2011 | comments (107)

Steve Jobs says it's not all about the megapixels and in this case he might be right. Toshiba's newest creation is a super thin 8 megapixel CMOS sensor, that promises smaller pixels without loss of quality. An issue that rears its head when trying...

Tags: Toshiba, Misc


Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

07 July, 2011 | comments (442)

Apple has made the next step into the patent war against Samsung. Yesterday Apple has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (USITC) requesting a ban for every Galaxy S phone in the USA. Samsung might be dropping its latest...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

06 July, 2011 | comments (197)

Microsoft is demanding Samsung to cash in $15 for every Android phone sold to date on the base of using several of Microsoft's patents in these devices. HTC as the first company to give in to Microsoft claims and Samsung is now next. We bet...


HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

06 July, 2011 | comments (36)

HTC has just posted its financial results for the second quarter of the year and things are looking pretty great for the Taiwanese manufacturer. Asia's second largest smartphone maker has scored record revenue and profit in the three months ending...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

06 July, 2011 | comments (84)

Mobile market analysts from comScore have just published their monthly report on the market shares of the major operating systems and manufacturers in the US. The data gathered in the three months ending in May 23 point to Android as the biggest...


GSM technology celebrates 20 years of calls - happy birthday!

GSM technology celebrates 20 years of calls - happy birthday!

01 July, 2011 | comments (124)

Happy birthday to GSM - the first GSM call on a commercial network was placed on 1 July, 1991. And here we are, 20 years later when GSM is the predominant technology for cell phones, a proud grand parent of UMTS and LTE. The world's first...

Tags: Misc


Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams

Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams

20 June, 2011 | comments (21)

Ever wondered how the Nokia N8 compares to a Canon 5D MkII? Well, we just finished adding this and other juicy reference digicams to our photo and video compare tools so you can get a better idea how a certain phone or tablet pits against a real,...

Tags: Misc


High-level Apple and Samsung execs in talks to settle out of court

High-level Apple and Samsung execs in talks to settle out of court

20 June, 2011 | comments (44)

Apple recently settled one patent lawsuit out of court (with Nokia) and now they may be on track to settle another one - the one with Samsung. The judge on the case suggested both companies settle out of court and Apple's attorney divulged that...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


GSMArena.com turns 11 today, happy birthday!

GSMArena.com turns 11 today, happy birthday!

15 June, 2011 | comments (964)

This is something, isn't it? Your beloved website turns 11 today. It's a big boy now and it's our honor to be part of the process and watch it grow and mature day after day. Looking over our shoulders, back to the year 2000, we can think of...

Tags: Misc


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