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Kantar: 76% of smartphones sold in Japan in October were iPhones

Kantar: 76% of smartphones sold in Japan in October were iPhones

27 November, 2013 | comments (52)

Apple's main market is in the US, but it turns out that proportionally the company has the largest fanbase in Japan. Analyst firm Kantar is reporting that Apple's iPhones accounted for a whopping 76% of smartphone sales in Japan in the month of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC announces Desire 700, 501 and dual-SIM 601 in Taiwan

HTC announces Desire 700, 501 and dual-SIM 601 in Taiwan

27 November, 2013 | comments (19)

HTC held a presentation in Taiwan today to show off its new range of low and mid-range phones. Dual-SIM is feature on two of the three new phones, which all belong to the Desire lineup. HTC Desire 700 The HTC Desire 700 is a more affordable...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Nokia Lumia 525 is a 1GB RAM WP8 smartphone on the cheap

Nokia Lumia 525 is a 1GB RAM WP8 smartphone on the cheap

27 November, 2013 | comments (111)

The Nokia Lumia 520 is by far the best-selling WP8 smartphone, helping the platform to some remarkable growth over the past few months. This means it's only natural for Nokia to bring up a successor sooner rather than later. That would be the Lumia...


16MP Gionee Elife E7 claims to be the best Android cameraphone

16MP Gionee Elife E7 claims to be the best Android cameraphone

27 November, 2013 | comments (93)

The Chinese manufacturer Gionee has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Elife E7, which the company claims to be the best Android cameraphone available in the market. The E7 runs on AMIGO 2.0, a heavily skinned Android. The Elife E7...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Over a billion smartphones will be shipped in 2013 according to IDC

Over a billion smartphones will be shipped in 2013 according to IDC

26 November, 2013 | comments (16)

According to a forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC), more than a billion smartphones will be shipped in 2013. The number represents growth of close to 40% in comparison to 2012. According to IDC, a number of mature...

Tags: IDC


Motorola Moto G goes on sale in the US

Motorola Moto G goes on sale in the US

26 November, 2013 | comments (55)

At the Moto G announcement event, Motorola said it plans to launch the phone in the US in early 2014. Well, it seems the company has completed the preparations a little early and has made the smartphone available for purchase now. The...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Leaked Xperia Z1 images show T-Mobile USA's phone

Leaked Xperia Z1 images show T-Mobile USA's phone

26 November, 2013 | comments (22)

T-Mobile UK already has Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship, but its US-based counterpart is still to get it. Leaks of the US version of the Z1 continue though, and we now have both the front and the back of the device. The back is branded with the carrier...


QHD Vivo Xplay 3S scheduled for a December 12 unveiling

QHD Vivo Xplay 3S scheduled for a December 12 unveiling

26 November, 2013 | comments (33)

The Vivo Xplay 3S is rumored to be a venerable Galaxy Note 3 killer with a 5.5" 2,560 x 1,440 display, Snapdragon 800 with 3GB RAM and a USB 3.0 port. Other rumored specs include a camera of unknown resolution with an f/1.8 aperture and 4G LTE...

Tags: Vivo, Android


Moto G 8GB available in the UK for £130

Moto G 8GB available in the UK for £130

26 November, 2013 | comments (37)

The Moto G hit the UK a couple of weeks ago, but availability hasnít been the best. In fact, the 16GB version is still on pre-order. The 8GB version, however, is available right now from Amazon UK on the announced £135 price. Or you can grab...

Tags: Motorola, Android


ZTE Grand S II Dual leaks through benchmark database

ZTE Grand S II Dual leaks through benchmark database

26 November, 2013 | comments (10)

The ZTE Grand S II Dual existence has been confirmed by the AnTuTu benchmark database. The phone is the successor of the ZTE Grand S and all the information available right now is its AnTuTu score. The ZTE Grand S II Dual managed to score a...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition gets Android 4.4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition gets Android 4.4

26 November, 2013 | comments (50)

Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. The update comes right after HTC pushed out the KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play edition. One of the reasons for getting these...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Normandy leaks out alongside another Asha handset

Nokia Normandy leaks out alongside another Asha handset

25 November, 2013 | comments (56)

A duo of unannounced members of the Nokia Asha family made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The first handset from the duo is codenamed Nokia Normandy, while the other oneís alias is yet to be revealed. At a quick glance, the Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


WP to put pressure on iOS  in enterprise market

WP to put pressure on iOS in enterprise market

25 November, 2013 | comments (95)

ABI Research has issued a report on the Windows Phone and Apple iOS shares in the enterprise market and their foreseeable future. According to that report Windows Phone's share will grow a lot because of the iOS 7 failure to deliver improved...


BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

25 November, 2013 | comments (30)

After the acquisition plans fell through, BlackBerry changed strategies and its CEO. The changes in the company go deeper than just swapping the leader though Ė it was announced today that the COO, CMO and CFO are being replaced. Kristian Tear,...

Tags: BlackBerry, Misc


HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

25 November, 2013 | comments (21)

The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play Edition has been ready for a little over a week and is finally starting its rollout. The update should be available over the air, but you can also download it from here: Android 4.3 JWR66Y...


Mass-market HTC One in Gold goes official

Mass-market HTC One in Gold goes official

25 November, 2013 | comments (24)

This just in - a golden-colored HTC One becomes official, courtesy of HTC itself. This isn't the 24-carat Gold Genie version, nor the 18-carat MOBO one, which we handled. This is a gold-colored aluminum HTC One, which we've already seen leaked in...

Tags: HTC, Android


Likely HTC One successor scores high on AnTuTu

Likely HTC One successor scores high on AnTuTu

25 November, 2013 | comments (46)

A new HTC device has appeared on the popular AnTuTu smartphone benchmark app, posing a truly impressive benchmark score of 36532. This puts it in the league of top tier flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2. To get an idea...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

25 November, 2013 | comments (145)

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone that features several improvements over its predecessor. To start off, it features a new design that is similar to the new Galaxy Note 3 with a stitching pattern around the faux leather...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Alcatel Idol X+ pictures and specs surface

Alcatel Idol X+ pictures and specs surface

24 November, 2013 | comments (26)

A few days ago TCL, which is the company behind the Alcatel smartphones, announced that itís about to unveil its new flagship dubbed Idol X+. We didnít get many details back then Ė in fact we only learned the name, but now new information and actual...


Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

24 November, 2013 | comments (2)

Amazon is running its alternative Android app store mainly for the benefit of its Kindle Fire tablets, but the Amazon Appstore is available to any Android device. With a recent update, that leapfrogged from version 5 to version 7, the store is now...

Tags: Amazon, Android