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Asus Padfone 2 to get JB next month, keyboard dock later

Asus Padfone 2 to get JB next month, keyboard dock later

18 October, 2012 | comments (28)

The Asus event, which brought us the new Padfone 2 smartphone/tablet was over all too quickly and some details almost slipped through. Among them were the Jelly Bean update schedule and the keyboard dock, which wasn’t presented. According to an...


Nokia Lumia 920 to be exclusive to AT&T for only 6 months

Nokia Lumia 920 to be exclusive to AT&T for only 6 months

18 October, 2012 | comments (46)

Training videos meant for AT&T staff show us that the exclusivity rights to the Nokia's latest and greats - the Lumia 920 - will only go on for 6 months. Exclusivity to certain hot smartphones can be a big thing for carriers, potentially driving...


Samsung Galaxy S III drops to $99 in the US on a 2-year contract

Samsung Galaxy S III drops to $99 in the US on a 2-year contract

18 October, 2012 | comments (62)

If you're in the US and want to update to a Samsung Galaxy S III, now might be a very good time to do it. Amazon Wireless is offering the Samsung flagship for $100 if you sign a contract with Verizon or Sprint and for $120 if you want to go with...


Google sends out invites for an Android event on October 29

Google sends out invites for an Android event on October 29

18 October, 2012 | comments (64)

Google has just sent out invites to the media for an Android event to be held on October 29. The event will be in New York at 10:00 AM and will be streamed live on YouTube. As far as the purpose of the event is concerned, our psychic powers...


Sony Xperia VL is Xperia V for Japanese carrier KDDI

Sony Xperia VL is Xperia V for Japanese carrier KDDI

17 October, 2012 | comments (21)

The Sony Xperia AX was announced at the beginning of this month as a version of the Xperia V for Japan. Now there's the Xperia VL, also for Japan. The difference here is that the AX is going to NTT DoCoMo and the VL is for KDDI. Other than that,...


Samsung Galaxy Y receives a minor software update

Samsung Galaxy Y receives a minor software update

17 October, 2012 | comments (134)

The compact but highly popular member of the Samsung Android lineup, Galaxy Y has received a minor software update. Available over-the-air, the update doesn't bring many substantial changes to the device, but rather improves the system...


HTC J butterfly announced in Japan with 5-inch, 1080p display

HTC J butterfly announced in Japan with 5-inch, 1080p display

17 October, 2012 | comments (278)

We have been hearing rumors of an HTC phone with a large 1080p display for a while now and it has finally come true. HTC has unveiled the HTC J butterfly in Japan and it is the first production smartphone to have a 1080p display. The display...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One S Special Edition pops up in Taiwan dressed in white

HTC One S Special Edition pops up in Taiwan dressed in white

16 October, 2012 | comments (20)

An HTC One S Special Edition has appeared on the company's Taiwanese website. Dressed in an eye-catching white color scheme with red accents, the smartphone packs a cool 64GB of built-in memory. The rest of its specifications are no different than...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Pricing and availability of the ASUS Padfone 2 detailed

Pricing and availability of the ASUS Padfone 2 detailed

15 October, 2012 | comments (75)

Now that the ASUS Padfone 2 is finally official, it's time to get a detailed idea of the device's pricing and availability. As we already told you, the smartphone is initially going to be available in 32GB and 64GB variations, with a 16GB coming out...


ASUS Padfone 2 event is over, watch the replay if you missed it

ASUS Padfone 2 event is over, watch the replay if you missed it

15 October, 2012 | comments (30)

Just as planned, ASUS is holding its special event in Milan Italy, where the company is lifting the curtains off its second-generation Padfone device. The ASUS Padfone was already announced earlier today in Tawian, but the official international...


ASUS unviels the Padfone 2 in Taiwan ahead of official launch

ASUS unviels the Padfone 2 in Taiwan ahead of official launch

16 October, 2012 | comments (31)

Although the official launch of the Padfone 2 will take place later today in Milan, ASUS has already gone ahead and showcased the device(s) in Taiwan. The new Padfone 2 has a 4.7-inch, 720p Super IPS+ display, Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core...


LG Optimus G coming to Sprint on November 11 for $199

LG Optimus G coming to Sprint on November 11 for $199

16 October, 2012 | comments (23)

Just a while ago we reported that AT&T will be selling the Optimus G starting November 2 for $199. Now, according to Android Police, Sprint also plans on releasing the phone in the US for the same $199 price on a two-year contract. The phone will...


Photos of Nokia Lumia 920 version for China Mobile leak

Photos of Nokia Lumia 920 version for China Mobile leak

15 October, 2012 | comments (59)

It looks like Nokia is about land its flagship on the carrier with the largest subscriber base in the world. Images of Nokia 920T for China Mobile have leaked out, showing us a TD-SCDMA version of the Nokia Lumia 920. There is no...


Android 4.1.2 update now seeding to Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1.2 update now seeding to Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

15 October, 2012 | comments (134)

Following the footsteps of the Google Nexus 7, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S got their own treatment of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The 15.1MB update is currently seeding to GSM/HSPA versions of both smartphones over the air. The update...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Huawei W1 with Windows Phone 8 live images emerge

Huawei W1 with Windows Phone 8 live images emerge

15 October, 2012 | comments (31)

Alleged images of the Windows Phone 8 booting Huawei W1 have emerged. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled by the end of the year with its home market in China being the first to receive it. Despite looking a lot like the Windows Phone...


LG Optimus G will land on AT&T's shelves on November 2

LG Optimus G will land on AT&T's shelves on November 2

15 October, 2012 | comments (14)

AT&T Wireless announced pricing and exact availability of the LG Optimus G. The LTE smartphone will be available on November 2 for $199.99 with a two-year commitment to the carrier. The quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro packing...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Unannounced Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 leaks out

Unannounced Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 leaks out

15 October, 2012 | comments (13)

Images of a yet to be announced, budget oriented Samsung handset with dual-SIM functionality have emerged. Dubbed Star Deluxe Duos S5292, the device is reportedly scheduled to launch in December in emerging markets. The rumored...


Photos of Sony Nexus X leak [Update: They are fake]

Photos of Sony Nexus X leak [Update: They are fake]

15 October, 2012 | comments (81)

Update: Turns out the images were an elaborate hoax by someone intent on fooling the media. You can read all about how the fake images below were created over here. Original Post: The LG-made Nexus phone is a given but in the end, there might...


Japanese SoftBank acquires 70% of US Sprint for $20.1 billion

Japanese SoftBank acquires 70% of US Sprint for $20.1 billion

15 October, 2012 | comments (6)

In a press event today, Japanese carrier SoftBank officially announced it is acquiring 70 percent of US carrier Sprint for $20.1 billion. The money will be spent on both newly-issued shares ($8 billion) as well as on existing ones ($12.1...

Tags: Sprint, Misc


LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

14 October, 2012 | comments (20)

Everyone and their grandmother is probably familiar with the LG-made next-gen Nexus device by now with all the information like pictures, camera samples, more pictures and even preliminary reviews popping up for days on end. One of the last...