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Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

18 January, 2014 | comments (32)

At CES, Sony announced a special version of the international Xperia Z1, called the Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile in US. While on surface, the two phones seem nearly identical, except for minor differences such as 32GB of storage space instead of 16GB,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

17 January, 2014 | comments (97)

Courtesy of XDA member iRimas come some photos and rumored specs of a mystery Sony smartphone. The device in question belongs to the family Xperia and has the model number D6503. According to the leakster it sports a 5.2" display, thinner bezels...

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ZTE Blade Q Mini now available in the UK for 59.99

ZTE Blade Q Mini now available in the UK for 59.99

17 January, 2014 | comments (9)

ZTE announced the Blade Q Mini last October as part of the Blade Q trio (Q Mini, Q and Q Maxi). As the name suggests is the smallest among the three, features a 4.0" WVGA TFT display and runs on Mediatek MT6572 chipset (dual-core 1.3GHz...

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HTC M8 aka Two to feature QHD screen, twin UltraPixel camera

HTC M8 aka Two to feature QHD screen, twin UltraPixel camera

17 January, 2014 | comments (108)

HTC One's successor codenamed M8 and also known as One 2 and Two should launch this March, following an MWC debut in late February. As the rumor has it HTC M8 will be powered by the latest Qualcomm chipset (currently the Snapdragon 805) and will...

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LG G3 to launch in May with 5.5

LG G3 to launch in May with 5.5" QHD screen, G Pro 2 at MWC

17 January, 2014 | comments (112)

Rumors of various 2014 flagships have started and now LG is the target of gossip. Apparently the company is working on a Optimus G Pro successor, which will be unveiled at the MWC and pave the way for the LG G3. LG unveiled the G2 relatively late...

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Huawei wants $445 for the Ascend Mate 2

Huawei wants $445 for the Ascend Mate 2

17 January, 2014 | comments (15)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 saw the light of day a few days ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and already has a price on its head. Courtesy of Huawei online shop Vmall the device can be had for CNY2,688, which is the equivalent of around...

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Micromax launches Canvas XL and Canvas MAd

Micromax launches Canvas XL and Canvas MAd

17 January, 2014 | comments (48)

Two new Micromax phones are headed to the Indian market very soon - the 6" phablet A119 Canvas XL and the peculiar 4.5" A94 Canvas MAd, which lets you earn money by watching ads. Micromax A119 Canvas XL features a 6.0-inch qHD TFT display and...


LG G2 and Moto X now free on AT&T with two-year deal

LG G2 and Moto X now free on AT&T with two-year deal

17 January, 2014 | comments (10)

This is hot news for Android lovers in the US - AT&T has slashed the on-contract prices of the Motorola Moto X and LG G2 to null if you sign a two-year commitment. The deal is available until the end of this month - January 31 - and is...

Tags: Android, AT&T, LG, Motorola


New Lava Iris Pro 30 is a thin, light Android

New Lava Iris Pro 30 is a thin, light Android

17 January, 2014 | comments (126)

Lava has launched a new line of smartphones under the theme of "Art meets Smart". The Lava Iris Pro 30 is the first in the family and the company's new flagship. The Android smartphone measures only 7.5mm thick and weighs just 114g, which was...

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NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

17 January, 2014 | comments (61)

The smartphone adoption in the US market is growing and two companies are coming out the big winners out of it Apple and Samsung together hold over 60% of the market in the last quarter of last year, up from 52% in the final quarter of...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE passes FCC

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE passes FCC

17 January, 2014 | comments (10)

As if we needed more proof that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch is fast approaching. After getting its detailed specs through an internal document and then seeing what it looks like in the flesh through a bunch of live photos, we're now seeing...


LG Optimus F3Q with sliding QWERTY press image leaks out

LG Optimus F3Q with sliding QWERTY press image leaks out

16 January, 2014 | comments (48)

A press image of an upcoming LG smartphone with sliding hardware QWERTY got posted on Twitter by @evleaks. The entry-level Android handset is headed to T-Mobile US as LG Optimus F3Q. Alleged specs of the Optimus F3Q include a 1.2GHz...

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LG G Flex pre-orders begin on Sprint in the United States

LG G Flex pre-orders begin on Sprint in the United States

16 January, 2014 | comments (24)

Sprint Wireless in the United States opened the pre-order books for the curved LG G Flex. The 6 top-end Android phablet is priced at $299.99 with a two-year contract. Customers who pre-order the quirky handset can expect to have it in...

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Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

16 January, 2014 | comments (11)

Even though Sony didn't shed any light on the pricing and availability of the newly announced affordable Xperia E1 and mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra, some information on their UK arrival became available. According to a UK retailer's...

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Screenshots reveal Nokia Normandy user interface

Screenshots reveal Nokia Normandy user interface

16 January, 2014 | comments (125)

Fresh Nokia Normandy information made the rounds on Twitter thanks to @evleaks. The latest pieces of the puzzle are a couple of screenshots revealing the potential user interface of the phone. With live photos and press renders out and about,...

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Huawei announces 2013 financial results, revenue grows by 8%

Huawei announces 2013 financial results, revenue grows by 8%

16 January, 2014 | comments (14)

Huawei has revealed today its annual financial report on the past year. The company has had another great year and has ended 2013 with 8% higher global revenue compared to 2012. The total global revenue reported by Huawei is CNY 238 billion...

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Sony will release Android 4.3  for the SP, T, TX and V this month

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX and V this month

16 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Owners of the Sony Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V have grown impatient waiting for their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and have pressured Sony to release more information. As a result, Sony has announced on one of its Twitter accounts,...

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Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Note units in Korea

Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Note units in Korea

16 January, 2014 | comments (69)

Samsung has just passed a milestone in its domestic market - South Korea. The manufacturer has achieved 10 million Samsung Galaxy Note units sold in its home country. The milestone was achieved in just three years since the inception of the...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

16 January, 2014 | comments (24)

We're not saying that Samsung has announced the same tablet four times in a row but it's hard to deny that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is almost the same as the regular Tab 3 7.0, which in turn was almost the same as the Tab 2 7.0, itself...

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Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

16 January, 2014 | comments (27)

It turns out the pinch of salt was only half needed lead of communications for Microsoft Frank X. Shaw confirms the company does indeed have monetary deals in place with phone makers over Windows Phone. He, however, calls the quoted dollar amounts...

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