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Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

9 November, 2010 | comments (39)

Opera Mini for Android has been a stopgap measure - Opera Mobile 10.1, the flagship browser from the Norwegian company, is finally available (though in beta) and it will probably take over the job of the Mini version now. What makes Opera...


Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

4 November, 2010 | comments (86)

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S can add another highlight to its connectivity spec list - Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct is a very new technology and the Galaxy S is among the first devices to support it - and certainly the first phone in the short...


Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

29 October, 2010 | comments (52)

The second largest cell phone manufacturer just published its Q3 results and things are looking pretty good. Unlike their neighbors from LG who had a rather rocky quarter, Samsung continue to gain pace and have moved another step forward in their...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Motorola's mobile department posts its first profit in three years

Motorola's mobile department posts its first profit in three years

29 October, 2010 | comments (15)

Cell phone manufacturers are recovering it seems - first Sony Ericsson, now Motorola. Moto's mobile phone department has been struggling as of late, to the point where it's on its way to be splintered off. But this Q3, Motorola Mobility, which...

Tags: Motorola, Misc


Mobiado introduces the luxury Professional 105 Damascus

Mobiado introduces the luxury Professional 105 Damascus

29 October, 2010 | comments (22)

Mobiado, the Canadian-based luxury phone designer and manufacturer, has just introduced its latest luxury device, the Mobiado Professional 105 Damascus which, as its name reveals, features a hand forged Damascus steel frame as well as a total of 209...

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LG Mobile reports poor Q3 results, LGE still holding strong

LG Mobile reports poor Q3 results, LGE still holding strong

28 October, 2010 | comments (27)

The third quarter of the financial year wasn't particularly successful for the second largest Korean conglomerate. The profit they recorded stands at just over the measly 7 million US dollars, which is a 99-percent decrease as compared to the 810...

Tags: LG, Misc


Android Market officially passes the 100K apps mark

Android Market officially passes the 100K apps mark

26 October, 2010 | comments (45)

The Android market has just joined the App Store in the prestigious 100K apps club. The news was confirmed by the Android Dev Team through their Twitter account this today so it's official this time. Naturally you can't access all those apps on...


The new Samsung Wave models get free apps and games

The new Samsung Wave models get free apps and games

26 October, 2010 | comments (35)

The Samsung Apps store may not have as much content as Apple's or Google's but mobile gamers will sure be pleased with the number of free games in it. Owners of the new Wave models will be getting free games and apps - while supplies last. The...


$1 app overclocks Droid X and Droid 2 processors to 1.3GHz

$1 app overclocks Droid X and Droid 2 processors to 1.3GHz

24 October, 2010 | comments (32)

Want to overclock your Droid X or Droid 2 processor? There is an app for that already and it costs just 1 US dollar. It will allow you to speed up your CPU up to 1.3GHz. The DX/D2 Overclocker allows you to set stock or lower-than-stock voltage,...


Nokia reveals new plans for SW development, publishes Q3 results

Nokia reveals new plans for SW development, publishes Q3 results

21 October, 2010 | comments (191)

Nokia has just published its Q3 financial report and things are looking healthy. The company also let us in on their new plans concerning their smartphone platforms and changes ins software development. Nokia managed to ship over 110 million...

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The Apple AppStore now has over 300,000 apps

The Apple AppStore now has over 300,000 apps

17 October, 2010 | comments (171)

The Apple App Store is still undeniably the leader in application stores. Without much fanfare, sometime yesterday evening it passed the 300,000 apps mark - less than two months after is passed the count of some 250,000 applications residing in its...

Tags: Apple, Touch UI, Misc


Gresso Luxor World Time is perfect for posh jetsetters

Gresso Luxor World Time is perfect for posh jetsetters

07 October, 2010 | comments (29)

The Swiss are famous for their watches with split-second accuracy. So, what's a Swiss luxury phone maker to create than a phone with six individual clocks - five for major cities across the world and one for your local time. The result is...

Tags: Misc


Sony shows off 16.4MP and 8.1MP camera sensors for mobiles

Sony shows off 16.4MP and 8.1MP camera sensors for mobiles

07 October, 2010 | comments (101)

If the recent news about the Altek Leo and the Panasonic Lumix phone are any indication, the megapixel wars are far from over. Sony is showing of two new camera modules, one of which has 16.4MP resolution and the other one is a "budget" unit,...

Tags: Sony, Misc


Microsoft files suit against Motorola over Android

Microsoft files suit against Motorola over Android

03 October, 2010 | comments (59)

You can’t be big in the tech world without attracting lawsuits - and Android is getting really big. The latest in who-sued-who news is that Microsoft filed a suit against Motorola over Android used in their phones, an OS which Microsoft’s believes...


Sony Ericsson shows LiveView micro display for Androids

Sony Ericsson shows LiveView micro display for Androids

28 September, 2010 | comments (94)

Watch phones didn't really take off. But Sony Ericsson just announced LiveView - it's small, can be worn as a watch and it gives you access to the basic functions of your Android phone, while it's also highly customizable. It has all the advantages...


Samsung Apps turns one, 14M apps downloaded by Wave users

Samsung Apps turns one, 14M apps downloaded by Wave users

13 September, 2010 | comments (63)

OK Samsung Apps, make a wish and blow out the candle - you're one year old. And how much you've grown - starting with a handful of countries, availability has been expanded to over 100 countries. Happy birthday! Today, Samsung's own app store,...

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Smartphone market grew 55 percent, iOS declining by 2014

Smartphone market grew 55 percent, iOS declining by 2014

9 September, 2010 | comments (238)

There are some good times ahead for smartphones, say market analysts from IDC. Smartphone market share is expected to grow by over 50% and oddly iOS will be declining in the future, with Android and Windows gaining ground. IDC analysts actually...

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Windows Phone 7 web browser appears on video, gets compared

Windows Phone 7 web browser appears on video, gets compared

24 August, 2010 | comments (29)

It's not like we haven't seen other videos demonstrating the upcoming Windows Phone 7 (or at least some other pre-release versions of it) but this one definitely caught our attention since it shows how the WP7 web browser competes against iPhone's...


EISA Awards 2010: which are the best of the best phones in Europe

EISA Awards 2010: which are the best of the best phones in Europe

16 August, 2010 | comments (202)

The EISA awards are out and the winners are not that unexpected. Apple, Samsung and even Sony Ericsson snatched awards in the Mobile Devices panel. There's also the traditional green award. The European Smartphone 2010-2011 award goes to the...


Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot, 1 million dollar phone launched

Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot, 1 million dollar phone launched

12 August, 2010 | comments (134)

GoldVish's Le Million Piece Unique isn't the only mobile phone with a seven digit price tag out there anymore. It has just been joined by the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot, which matches its price tag of 1 million US dollars. Gresso is known for...

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