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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...

Tags: Misc


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...

Tags: Misc


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


Qualcomm talks new dual-core Snapdragon with 5x performance

Qualcomm talks new dual-core Snapdragon with 5x performance

18 November, 2010 | comments (97)

Qualcomm, the company behind Snapdragon, teased its successor - the MSM8960 has two cores, five times the performance, better graphics and a multi-mode 3G and 4G modem. They also have a couple of other dual-core systems using the current Snapdragon...


Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

9 November, 2010 | comments (39)

Opera Mini for Android has been a stopgap measure - Opera Mobile 10.1, the flagship browser from the Norwegian company, is finally available (though in beta) and it will probably take over the job of the Mini version now. What makes Opera...


Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

4 November, 2010 | comments (86)

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S can add another highlight to its connectivity spec list - Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct is a very new technology and the Galaxy S is among the first devices to support it - and certainly the first phone in the short...


Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

29 October, 2010 | comments (52)

The second largest cell phone manufacturer just published its Q3 results and things are looking pretty good. Unlike their neighbors from LG who had a rather rocky quarter, Samsung continue to gain pace and have moved another step forward in their...

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Motorola's mobile department posts its first profit in three years

Motorola's mobile department posts its first profit in three years

29 October, 2010 | comments (15)

Cell phone manufacturers are recovering it seems - first Sony Ericsson, now Motorola. Moto's mobile phone department has been struggling as of late, to the point where it's on its way to be splintered off. But this Q3, Motorola Mobility, which...

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Mobiado introduces the luxury Professional 105 Damascus

Mobiado introduces the luxury Professional 105 Damascus

29 October, 2010 | comments (22)

Mobiado, the Canadian-based luxury phone designer and manufacturer, has just introduced its latest luxury device, the Mobiado Professional 105 Damascus which, as its name reveals, features a hand forged Damascus steel frame as well as a total of 209...

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LG Mobile reports poor Q3 results, LGE still holding strong

LG Mobile reports poor Q3 results, LGE still holding strong

28 October, 2010 | comments (27)

The third quarter of the financial year wasn't particularly successful for the second largest Korean conglomerate. The profit they recorded stands at just over the measly 7 million US dollars, which is a 99-percent decrease as compared to the 810...

Tags: LG, Misc


Android Market officially passes the 100K apps mark

Android Market officially passes the 100K apps mark

26 October, 2010 | comments (45)

The Android market has just joined the App Store in the prestigious 100K apps club. The news was confirmed by the Android Dev Team through their Twitter account this today so it's official this time. Naturally you can't access all those apps on...