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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

02 January, 2013 | comments (53)

Whatever made the Hackulous team shut down Installous yesterday is surely giving a push to other even easier alternatives for side-loading (and, as is often the case pirating) iOS apps. Two of them are getting quite a lot of attention since...

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Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

02 January, 2013 | comments (36)

Boosted by what has undoubtedly been a spectacular sales year, Samsung is predicting an even stronger 2013. The Korean giant expects to ship a total of 510 million handsets this year. Of that total, some 390 million are expected to be...


Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

02 January, 2013 | comments (93)

We got new reports of Apple working towards breaking the ties with Samsung. The company is reportedly moving the production of quad-core A6X chips out of Samsung's factories. It's no secret the Korean company has been doing lots of manufacturing...

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Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

01 January, 2013 | comments (25)

The first day of 2013 surely brought us a plethora of leaked images of upcoming phones. After we saw Sony's Xperia Z and ZL, now it's Huawei's turn. We encountered the Ascend Mate phablet numerous times before - on leaked info, photos, even a...


Sony Xperia Odin image leaks, confirms Xperia ZL name

Sony Xperia Odin image leaks, confirms Xperia ZL name

01 January, 2013 | comments (83)

The Sony Xperia Odin is the second high-end phone expected from the Japanese company and it has remained more elusive than its Xperia Z sibling. An official image from the SonyMobile.com leaked giving us the first proper look of the upcoming...


Official image of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) leaks

Official image of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) leaks

01 January, 2013 | comments (108)

2012 is gone and Sony is gearing up to announce its flagship Android phones for the new year. Two official images managed to slip through the cracks before the January 7 press conference, those of the Sony Xperia Z and the Xperia Odin. Both...


Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

31 December, 2012 | comments (255)

The New Year is just around the corner and, as we say goodbye to year 2012, we cannot help but have a look back at all the work we've done. Thanks to you, our readers, it's been a successful year for us at GSMArena.com. This year you pushed our...


Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

31 December, 2012 | comments (82)

Samsung has achieved yet another sales milestone for its Galaxy Note II phablet. After reaching 5 million units sold only two months after its launch, Samsung has also reportedly shifted 1 million devices in Korea alone. The Samsung Galaxy...


More images of BlackBerry N-Series make the rounds

More images of BlackBerry N-Series make the rounds

30 December, 2012 | comments (105)

After giving us a glimpse from a couple of blurry shots roughly a week ago, the upcoming BlackBerry N-Series smartphone has made another appearance. This time around, we get to see the hardware QWERTY smartphone in better quality images. ...


Jolla's Sailfish OS gets extensively demoed on video

Jolla's Sailfish OS gets extensively demoed on video

30 December, 2012 | comments (115)

After giving us a short glimpse of its UI in the official announcement's promo video, Jolla's Meego-based Sailfish OS got an extensive video demo, which offers a deeper look at its features. The still developing OS got shown off on Nokia N950...


More photos of the 6.1

More photos of the 6.1" Huawei Ascend Mate make the rounds

29 December, 2012 | comments (64)

After being shown off by the company's chairman last week, the 6.1" 1080p display toting Huawei Ascend Mate has emerged in more photos. This time around, we get to have a better look at the device's physical appearance. The rumored specs of...


Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

28 December, 2012 | comments (233)

Hot on the heels of yesterday's skillful render, a fresh rumor has emerged, potentially shedding light on the specifications and the release date of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship. Reportedly, the hotly anticipated smartphone is pegged...


A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

28 December, 2012 | comments (27)

Unsurprisingly, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will follow the suit of its Galaxy S III sibling and add more colors to its lineup. A press image of a black N7100 has emerged, thus pointing in this direction. A black Samsung...


Apple's Tim Cook earns almost 99% less in 2012

Apple's Tim Cook earns almost 99% less in 2012

28 December, 2012 | comments (50)

Tim Cook, in his first year as CEO of Apple after the late Steve Jobs, earned $1.4 million in salary this year, along with $2.8 million in bonuses. This is significantly less than his 2011 earnings of $378 million. According to Reuters, Cook's...

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Amazon cuts prices on 8X and Lumia 920 even further

Amazon cuts prices on 8X and Lumia 920 even further

28 December, 2012 | comments (132)

Amazon has gotten pretty aggressive with the price cuts for Windows Phone 8 handsets. About a month ago, they cut the price of two WP8 flagships, the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X, and now they've cut them again. The Nokia Lumia 920 is...


More images and details on the upcoming ZTE Grand S emerge

More images and details on the upcoming ZTE Grand S emerge

28 December, 2012 | comments (35)

More images and details about the soon-to-be-revealed ZTE Grand S have emerged. It appears that the upcoming sibling of the freshly announced ZTE Nubia 5 is about to sport an even slimmer waistline. With a 6.9mm profile, the ZTE Grand S is...


Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note Premium Suite

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note Premium Suite

27 December, 2012 | comments (109)

The latest generation of Samsung devices is already enjoying the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung is working hard to update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note for quite some time and as it seems the Note update is just around the...


LG to show 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 324ppi 7-inch tablet screen at CES

LG to show 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 324ppi 7-inch tablet screen at CES

27 December, 2012 | comments (37)

LG is bringing a bag full of high-resolution displays to CES for the geeks who were good this year. Practically every size is covered - from 4.7" phone screens to 84" TVs - and they bet on thin bezels and high resolutions. The pocketable screens...

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Samsung expected to ship 350 million smartphones in 2013

Samsung expected to ship 350 million smartphones in 2013

27 December, 2012 | comments (90)

According to the latest report by DigiTimes, Samsung is expected to ship over 500 million mobile devices globally in 2013. Also, out of these, 350 million are expected to be smartphones. With the total smartphone shipments for 2013 is...

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