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Two days of free phones from T-Mobile, smartphones galore

Two days of free phones from T-Mobile, smartphones galore

08 February, 2011 | comments (8)

T-Mobile USA has picked Khloe Kardashian to play cupid - and set you up with a nice new phone for free. For two days, you can go and get a phone from one of their stores, and choose from any one of 30 models. It's not totally free of course, you...

Tags: T-Mobile, Misc


ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

31 January, 2011 | comments (91)

Last week we did a quick overview of the big players on the mobile market, but it turns out we missed a pretty big one. ZTE are hardly considered a major player in Europe in North America, but the IDC report shows that in 2010 they've shipped more...

Tags: Misc


Samsung reports Q4 2010 results, confirms dual-core Galaxy S2

Samsung reports Q4 2010 results, confirms dual-core Galaxy S2

28 January, 2011 | comments (36)

Samsung just published its financial report for the last quarter of 2010 and the full fiscal year and things are looking pretty good for the second largest cell-phone manufacturer. The telecom division has generated some $10.9 billion of revenue and...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


This holiday season was not that happy for Nokia, nor was the year

This holiday season was not that happy for Nokia, nor was the year

27 January, 2011 | comments (238)

Nokia has had a tough 2010, which proved worse than even the recession-bound 2009. The phones volumes and their prices have fallen but Nokia estimates it has taken the lead in the QWERTY phone market. In Q4 2010 Nokia shipped a total of 123.7...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Motorola sums Q4 and 2010, things are starting to look good

Motorola sums Q4 and 2010, things are starting to look good

27 January, 2011 | comments (27)

Motorola has just published its Q4 and full 2010 results and they suggest the worst might already be behind the company. he company has sold mobile phones worth $2.4 billion and generated $72 million of net profit. Those numbers compare very...

Tags: Motorola, Misc


HTC closing a successful fourth quarter 2010

HTC closing a successful fourth quarter 2010

24 January, 2011 | comments (24)

HTC report on the last quarter of 2010 is fresh out of the oven and it's looking good for the Taiwanese company. In fact, the financial results have surpassed HTC’s own forecasts. During Q4 of 2010 HTC shipped a total of 9.1 million units, which,...

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Get Facebook for Feature Phones for your IQ challenged phone

Get Facebook for Feature Phones for your IQ challenged phone

21 January, 2011 | comments (28)

Facebook launched an official Java app that's universally compatible with a wide range of feature phones. Facebook also made arrangements with 14 carriers for free online access through the app. Today almost every smart gadget has access to...

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Sony Ericsson Q4 results: fourth consecutive quarter of profit

Sony Ericsson Q4 results: fourth consecutive quarter of profit

20 January, 2011 | comments (37)

2010 was a good year for Sony Ericsson - they just released their Q4 financial report and it's their fourth consecutive report that has them in the black. Their focus on high-end Android devices seems to be paying off and they plan to continue down...


This holiday quarter Apple scored record revenue and net profit

This holiday quarter Apple scored record revenue and net profit

19 January, 2011 | comments (49)

Apple had its best quarter ever - again. iPhones, iPads and Macs sold in record numbers, thanks to an amazing holiday season. The results beat analysts' predictions as well as Apple's own predictions for the first quarter of 2011 (Apple's quarters...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Nokia kills Ovi Music Unlimited, says DRM is the reason

Nokia kills Ovi Music Unlimited, says DRM is the reason

17 January, 2011 | comments (128)

Nokia has just announced that it's pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in most of the markets where it was available. China, India and Indonesia along with Brazil, Turkey and South Africa are the only exceptions, though they will...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Freescale hits with dual-core and quad-core mobile CPUs

Freescale hits with dual-core and quad-core mobile CPUs

03 January, 2011 | comments (53)

Smartphone and tablet processors are just about entering the dual-core stages of their evolution and Freescale wants to join the party. Not only this, the company is even willing to throw a quad-core CPU our way just for the fun of it. Freescale...

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microUSB to become the standard charger plug in the EU next year

microUSB to become the standard charger plug in the EU next year

30 December, 2010 | comments (154)

As we say goodbye to 2010, the European Union says goodbye to un-standardized phone chargers. It's been over a year in the making, but microUSB will be the standard charger plug for European mobile phones starting next year. The European Union...

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GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

25 December, 2010 | comments (216)

It's Christmas time again and we're more than happy to greet you with one of the nicest holidays of all. The magic and glory of this season is best felt when you're in the company of your loved ones and we're happy you are around to share our joy....

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Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

21 December, 2010 | comments (35)

It should come as no surprise that the Google Nexus One will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread - it's one of the advantages of getting a Google-branded phone. We didn't know when to expect the update though. A post from the Google Nexus...


Skype arrives to Symbian^3, YouTube app gets updated

Skype arrives to Symbian^3, YouTube app gets updated

9 December, 2010 | comments (144)

Two key apps got an updated for Symbian^3 - Skype is now available for Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01 and YouTube has been revamped with better support for the bigger screens and you can now log in with your account. The new Skype app for...


Samsung's Bada OS turns 1, developers win $2.7 million

Samsung's Bada OS turns 1, developers win $2.7 million

9 December, 2010 | comments (38)

Samsung's smartphone OS for the masses, a.k.a. Bada OS turned one - and Samsung threw quite a party to celebrate. The results of the Developer Challenge we're announced and $2.7 million dollars worth of prizes were handed out. Introduced an year...


Google Maps for Mobile 5 sports 3D view and offline mode

Google Maps for Mobile 5 sports 3D view and offline mode

7 December, 2010 | comments (60)

Google Maps for Mobile 5 just got previewed on stage today and as it turns out, it will bring major changes to how GMaps looks and works on mobile devices. Some of the additions are 3D view, offline mode and new multitouch gestures. The graphics...


Over 43 percent of the Android devices out there run Froyo now

Over 43 percent of the Android devices out there run Froyo now

2 December, 2010 | comments (55)

It's been a month since Google's last report on the Android versions usage and here comes the next one. It is based on data collected during the two weeks ending on 1 December and reveals that the Froyo finally managed to take the lead. According...


Gresso Luxor is a cheaper Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot alternative

Gresso Luxor is a cheaper Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot alternative

30 November, 2010 | comments (42)

Back in August Gresso launched its extremely overpriced Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot luxury phone priced at 1 million US dollars and now the company is announcing its way more affordable alternative, the Luxor. The newly introduced Gresso Luxor misses...

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Damian Dinning stands up for Nokia’s Full Focus cameraphones

Damian Dinning stands up for Nokia’s Full Focus cameraphones

23 November, 2010 | comments (139)

We stumbled upon an interesting post on the Nokia Conversations blog, concerning the company’s new Full focus technology. In a fiery speech, Damian Dinning (Nokia’s camera division guru) defends Full Focus cameraphones and has made it clear why...

Tags: Nokia, Misc