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Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

15 April, 2013 | comments (565)

Over the last few years, Android has taken the smartphone world by storm, climbing to the top spot in just about every major market out there. The Google platform offers a mix of features that can't be matched by any of its competitors and is...

Tags: Android


Black LG Optimus G Pro on the way, value pack now available

Black LG Optimus G Pro on the way, value pack now available

15 April, 2013 | comments (18)

LG Optimus G Pro was announced back in February and was released earlier this month (though availability is still relatively limited). So far the LG phablet flagship was available only in white color, but as it turns out LG is prepping a black...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC One supply bottlenecks clear, revenue expected to bounce back

HTC One supply bottlenecks clear, revenue expected to bounce back

15 April, 2013 | comments (42)

The HTC has been plagued by component shortages, which has prevented it from achieving its market potential so far. However, we are finally starting to receive reports that HTC is catching up with the production the ultrapixel camera and the voice...

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Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 to have Super AMOLED display?

Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 to have Super AMOLED display?

15 April, 2013 | comments (52)

According to previous rumors the Nokia Lumia 928 was expected to be mostly similar to AT&Ts 920, but with a couple of extras an aluminum frame and a xenon flash (in addition to the LED flash). But now a new tidbit promises a Samsung-made 4.5"...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 specs surface

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 specs surface

15 April, 2013 | comments (75)

Detailed specifications of two upcoming Samsung tablets have just surfaced. The third generation of the Galaxy Tab mid-range lineup will feature a couple of slates armed with a 10.1" and an 8" display, respectively. Interestingly, the picture that...


Nokia Lumia 720 goes up for pre-order in India

Nokia Lumia 720 goes up for pre-order in India

14 April, 2013 | comments (67)

The Nokia Lumia 720 has appeared for pre-order on Indian online store Flipkart for a price of ₹18,999, which is approximately $347. The interesting, thing though, is that Nokia is yet to announce the price of the phone officially in India, and...


Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

12 April, 2013 | comments (36)

Some see at the HTC First as "the Facebook phon", others as one of the rare phones with stock Android. Whichever camp youre in, you should know the First is now available on AT&T's website for $99 on a 2-year contract. If you dont want to sign a...


iPhone 5 with gold and diamonds surfaces, costs $15.3 million

iPhone 5 with gold and diamonds surfaces, costs $15.3 million

12 April, 2013 | comments (301)

Stuart Hughes, a Liverpool-based jeweller had earlier built a diamond iPhone 4, Platinum MacBook Air and Gold iPad 2. Now, the enthusiast has built an iPhone 5 with gold and diamonds, making it the world's most expensive smartphone. The...

Tags: Apple , Luxury , Misc


Nokia Lumia 720 available in Russia, costs more than expected

Nokia Lumia 720 available in Russia, costs more than expected

12 April, 2013 | comments (37)

The Nokia Lumia 720 is now available for eager buyers to purchase in Russia. However, the price won't be everyone's cup of tea at $485. That's a hefty $150 more than what Nokia said the device would cost in Europe (249). That's to be...


Alleged Huawei Ascend W2 specs appear, on sale for $289

Alleged Huawei Ascend W2 specs appear, on sale for $289

12 April, 2013 | comments (28)

Following the launch of its first Windows Phone 8 handset on the market in January, the Ascend W1 , Huawei is looking to expand its portfolio with the Ascend W2. The phone's specs have leaked at an online retailer, confirming its specs and...


Samsung looking to sell  over 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8 units

Samsung looking to sell over 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8 units

12 April, 2013 | comments (75)

Samsung announced the big-boned Galaxy Mega duo and according to industry sources plans to manufacture at least a million of the smaller Mega 5.8. Reportedly Samsung contacted several Taiwan-based display manufacturers to order one million 5.8"...


Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles

Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles

12 April, 2013 | comments (128)

The upcoming Windows Phone 8 update, codenamed GDR3, is going to come with support for an additional column of tiles, rounding them to 4. To see how it might look like, have e peek at the mockup below done by Windows Phone Daily. According to...


BlackBerry 10.1 update to hit later this month, bring HDR support

BlackBerry 10.1 update to hit later this month, bring HDR support

11 April, 2013 | comments (49)

The recent launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform, alongside its flagship Z10 smartphone is yet to make a significant impact, but the Canada-based company is busy preparing the new OS for the Z10's QWERTY-based sibling, the BlackBerry Q10. We just...


Software updates for Lumia 920, 820, and 620 on the way

Software updates for Lumia 920, 820, and 620 on the way

11 April, 2013 | comments (78)

Three of the fairly recent Nokia devices running Windows Phone, which include the flagship Lumia 920, as well as the Lumia 820 and Lumia 620, are set to receive software updates within the coming weeks. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820...


Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 phablets

Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 phablets

11 April, 2013 | comments (203)

Samsung lifted the covers of the Galaxy Mega dup the 6.3" and 5.8" Android phablets. The smartphones borrow some of the features from the Galaxy S4 flagships but offer much larger screens and aim for the mid-range segment as a more affordable...

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LG Optimus G Pro value pack update unveiled, shown on video

LG Optimus G Pro value pack update unveiled, shown on video

11 April, 2013 | comments (68)

LG will be issuing an update to its flagship Optimus G Pro, which will bring some new features along with improvements to old ones. The update will be arriving to Korean users on April 12. LG released a video showing off the new features on the...

Tags: LG, Android


Oppo working on a quad-core smartphone with 6.1mm profile

Oppo working on a quad-core smartphone with 6.1mm profile

10 April, 2013 | comments (36)

The Chinese manufacturer Oppo had created a buzz among the tech enthusiast with its Find 5 smartphone, which was the slimmest FullHD flagship when it was announced. As we found later it was also able to stand its ground quite successfully against...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


HTC One is available in the US on Amazon, costs an arm and a leg

HTC One is available in the US on Amazon, costs an arm and a leg

10 April, 2013 | comments (67)

The HTC One launch was delayed in most countries, but several units have made their way to the US, its currently available for purchase on Amazon at prices starting from $850 (though prices as low as $800 have been seen). The seller offering the...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Google to be sued by Fairsearch coalition in Europe

Google to be sued by Fairsearch coalition in Europe

10 April, 2013 | comments (157)

The Fairsearch.org coalition, a group of 17 companies, which includes the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle, have united under the common banner of fair competition in online and mobile search, or, by extension, against the undisputed search...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


ZTE Geek announced, 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ inside

ZTE Geek announced, 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ inside

10 April, 2013 | comments (30)

ZTE has just announced the ZTE Geek smartphone at IDF in Beijing. It features a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by the Intel Clover Trail+ platform (the same as on the Lenovo K900). The Clover Trail+ inside the Geek packs a 2GHz dual-core...

Tags: ZTE, Android