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MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

16 February, 2011 | comments (244)

The Global Mobile Awards just announced the winners for 2011. A couple of phone makers and several software developers were honored this year. Some of the winners were expected, while others came as a surprise. We'll take a quick look at the two...


We land in Barcelona as MWC 2011 gets ready to kick off

We land in Barcelona as MWC 2011 gets ready to kick off

12 February, 2011 | comments (75)

Hola from Barcelona! We've made it to the capital of Catalonia and we are getting ready to bring you the best and most detailed coverage possible. The MWC starts on Monday, but Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson should start with the announcements...


EU starts sampling the one charger to rule them all

EU starts sampling the one charger to rule them all

11 February, 2011 | comments (38)

The unified charger for all mobiles was proposed back in June 2009 and the European Commission finalized talks with the 14 major manufacturers about the unified charger. The charger has now begun sampling. Manufacturers are now ready with the...

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Samsung announces 12MP and 8MP backlit cameraphone sensors

Samsung announces 12MP and 8MP backlit cameraphone sensors

10 February, 2011 | comments (37)

Samsung announced two new camera modules - one 12MP and one 8MP - both of which are capable of capturing 1080p video. The new sensors won't be out for a while, but they will eventually find place in smartphones and high-end feature phones. The...

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CEO Stephen Elop admits Nokia's poor track record, has a plan

CEO Stephen Elop admits Nokia's poor track record, has a plan

09 February, 2011 | comments (453)

blockquote p { font: italic normal 13px/17px Arial; color: #474747; } blockquote { border-left: 3px solid #ddd; padding: 0 0 0 15px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 9px; } We just got wind of an internal Nokia memo created...

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IDC report says smartphones outsell computers for the first time

IDC report says smartphones outsell computers for the first time

09 February, 2011 | comments (13)

2010 was defined by a series of explosive growths in the smartphone market. For the first time ever, smartphones have outsold traditional computers, says IDC. Leading manufacturers posted staggering quarterly and yearly growths with more to come in...


Two days of free phones from T-Mobile, smartphones galore

Two days of free phones from T-Mobile, smartphones galore

08 February, 2011 | comments (8)

T-Mobile USA has picked Khloe Kardashian to play cupid - and set you up with a nice new phone for free. For two days, you can go and get a phone from one of their stores, and choose from any one of 30 models. It's not totally free of course, you...

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ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

ZTE becomes world's 4th largest manufacturer, Android is top OS

31 January, 2011 | comments (91)

Last week we did a quick overview of the big players on the mobile market, but it turns out we missed a pretty big one. ZTE are hardly considered a major player in Europe in North America, but the IDC report shows that in 2010 they've shipped more...

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Samsung reports Q4 2010 results, confirms dual-core Galaxy S2

Samsung reports Q4 2010 results, confirms dual-core Galaxy S2

28 January, 2011 | comments (36)

Samsung just published its financial report for the last quarter of 2010 and the full fiscal year and things are looking pretty good for the second largest cell-phone manufacturer. The telecom division has generated some $10.9 billion of revenue and...

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This holiday season was not that happy for Nokia, nor was the year

This holiday season was not that happy for Nokia, nor was the year

27 January, 2011 | comments (238)

Nokia has had a tough 2010, which proved worse than even the recession-bound 2009. The phones volumes and their prices have fallen but Nokia estimates it has taken the lead in the QWERTY phone market. In Q4 2010 Nokia shipped a total of 123.7...

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Motorola sums Q4 and 2010, things are starting to look good

Motorola sums Q4 and 2010, things are starting to look good

27 January, 2011 | comments (27)

Motorola has just published its Q4 and full 2010 results and they suggest the worst might already be behind the company. he company has sold mobile phones worth $2.4 billion and generated $72 million of net profit. Those numbers compare very...

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HTC closing a successful fourth quarter 2010

HTC closing a successful fourth quarter 2010

24 January, 2011 | comments (24)

HTC report on the last quarter of 2010 is fresh out of the oven and it's looking good for the Taiwanese company. In fact, the financial results have surpassed HTC’s own forecasts. During Q4 of 2010 HTC shipped a total of 9.1 million units, which,...

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Get Facebook for Feature Phones for your IQ challenged phone

Get Facebook for Feature Phones for your IQ challenged phone

21 January, 2011 | comments (28)

Facebook launched an official Java app that's universally compatible with a wide range of feature phones. Facebook also made arrangements with 14 carriers for free online access through the app. Today almost every smart gadget has access to...

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Sony Ericsson Q4 results: fourth consecutive quarter of profit

Sony Ericsson Q4 results: fourth consecutive quarter of profit

20 January, 2011 | comments (37)

2010 was a good year for Sony Ericsson - they just released their Q4 financial report and it's their fourth consecutive report that has them in the black. Their focus on high-end Android devices seems to be paying off and they plan to continue down...


This holiday quarter Apple scored record revenue and net profit

This holiday quarter Apple scored record revenue and net profit

19 January, 2011 | comments (49)

Apple had its best quarter ever - again. iPhones, iPads and Macs sold in record numbers, thanks to an amazing holiday season. The results beat analysts' predictions as well as Apple's own predictions for the first quarter of 2011 (Apple's quarters...

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Nokia kills Ovi Music Unlimited, says DRM is the reason

Nokia kills Ovi Music Unlimited, says DRM is the reason

17 January, 2011 | comments (128)

Nokia has just announced that it's pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in most of the markets where it was available. China, India and Indonesia along with Brazil, Turkey and South Africa are the only exceptions, though they will...

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Freescale hits with dual-core and quad-core mobile CPUs

Freescale hits with dual-core and quad-core mobile CPUs

03 January, 2011 | comments (53)

Smartphone and tablet processors are just about entering the dual-core stages of their evolution and Freescale wants to join the party. Not only this, the company is even willing to throw a quad-core CPU our way just for the fun of it. Freescale...

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microUSB to become the standard charger plug in the EU next year

microUSB to become the standard charger plug in the EU next year

30 December, 2010 | comments (154)

As we say goodbye to 2010, the European Union says goodbye to un-standardized phone chargers. It's been over a year in the making, but microUSB will be the standard charger plug for European mobile phones starting next year. The European Union...

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GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

25 December, 2010 | comments (216)

It's Christmas time again and we're more than happy to greet you with one of the nicest holidays of all. The magic and glory of this season is best felt when you're in the company of your loved ones and we're happy you are around to share our joy....

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Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

21 December, 2010 | comments (35)

It should come as no surprise that the Google Nexus One will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread - it's one of the advantages of getting a Google-branded phone. We didn't know when to expect the update though. A post from the Google Nexus...