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Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

21 March, 2014 | comments (43)

Looking to shack up with Virgin Mobile in the US, but want to use an iPhone without having to fork over an arm and a leg? Well now may be the time to pull the trigger as Richard Branson's cell phone company just announced significant price cuts for...


AT&T and Verizon tease HTC One 2014 launch

AT&T and Verizon tease HTC One 2014 launch

21 March, 2014 | comments (23)

As March 25 draws near, HTC is preparing for the big event with a live stream of it, but US carriers are also joining in on the teasing. AT&T and Verizon are getting their customers ready for the upcoming announcement of the HTC One 2014, also...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T, Verizon


Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

21 March, 2014 | comments (183)

Sources with some knowledge of the matter suggest that Apple will not be interested in increasing the megapixel count of its next iPhone smartphone camera. Instead Apple will likely focus on improving the lens system and image quality. Previous...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung and LG phones currently tested by the White House

Samsung and LG phones currently tested by the White House

21 March, 2014 | comments (76)

BlackBerry has been a byword for security. A statement which is testified by a number of United States Government agencies and administrations using it, including the White House. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal the troubled company...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Android


Apple iOS 7.1 jailbroken on iPhone 4

Apple iOS 7.1 jailbroken on iPhone 4

21 March, 2014 | comments (17)

The hacker known as @winocm has managed to jailbreak the iOS 7.1 running on iPhone 4. He has already demonstrated the untethered jailbreak on video. Here is the proof: Now that winocm has managed to find an exploit on the A4-based iPhone...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC is going to livestream the One 2014 announcement

HTC is going to livestream the One 2014 announcement

21 March, 2014 | comments (20)

HTC is going to stream the official announcement of the All New HTC One a.k.a. HTC One 2014 live to your browser. The smartphone will be unveiled on two parallel events on March 25 in London, UK and New York, USA. HTC One 2014 has leaked numerous...

Tags: HTC, Android


Korean LG Optimus G Pro gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

Korean LG Optimus G Pro gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

21 March, 2014 | comments (167)

LG has begun rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update for LG Optimus G Pro. The first market to get it is LG's homeland - South Korea. The update is available on two of the three Korean telecoms - SKT and LG U+ (F240S and F240L...


Sony plans an Xperia Z2 Deluxe Edition in China

Sony plans an Xperia Z2 Deluxe Edition in China

21 March, 2014 | comments (22)

According to a report by Chinese ePrice, Sony plans to out a special edition of its latest flagship the Xperia Z2 called Deluxe Edition. As the name suggests, it will be an even more premium offering and will include additional Sony accessories in...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 may be unveiled at the Build conference

Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 may be unveiled at the Build conference

21 March, 2014 | comments (33)

The Windows Phone 8.1 update is expected to arrive at the Microsoft BUILD conference, which starts on April 2. According to rumors it won't come alone the Lumia 930 (Martini) and Lumia 630 (Moneypenny) may be unveiled at the same...


T-Mobile and US Cellular detail Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders

T-Mobile and US Cellular detail Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders

21 March, 2014 | comments (10)

A few hours ago AT&T announced it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement with pre-orders starting today. Understandably, the rest of the carriers are rushing to show that AT&T isn't your only option and have...


Samsung begins global preview of Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

Samsung begins global preview of Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

21 March, 2014 | comments (12)

Samsung has started its global preview program for the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit. As part of this program, the devices will be made available for a hands-on demo as well as pre-order in 61 countries around the world, starting...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Oppo Find 7 50MP camera samples leak

Oppo Find 7 50MP camera samples leak

20 March, 2014 | comments (73)

Oppo's upcoming flagship device, the Find 7, boasts a 50MP super zoom feature. There have been some questions as to whether or not the super zoom is akin to zooming in on a picture using computer software, but after taking a look at the samples,...

Tags: Oppo, Android


AT&T announces pricing and availability for Galaxy S5

AT&T announces pricing and availability for Galaxy S5

20 March, 2014 | comments (26)

AT&T has just announced the pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on its network. The flagship is going to cost $199.99 with a 2-year contract or $649.99 without an agreement. You can also opt for the AT&T Next plans - in that case the...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

20 March, 2014 | comments (49)

China Mobile reports its first loss of annual profits in 14 years as the world's largest carrier by subscribers is heavily investing in its 4G network. The carrier has sold roughly 1.34 LTE-enabled smartphones, most of which were iPhones. It...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple secures advanced multitouch stylus patent

Apple secures advanced multitouch stylus patent

20 March, 2014 | comments (94)

Apple is working on a stylus with an extendable nib with multiple tips and a built in light sensor. The information comes from patent images secured by AppleInsider. The nib on the stylus is flexible and can either work almost entirely from...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 to be 60 cheaper than S4 at launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 to be 60 cheaper than S4 at launch

20 March, 2014 | comments (68)

The South Korean publication ZDNet has confirmation on the Taiwanese launch price of the Galaxy S5 - TWD22,800 (KRW800,600 or 540). This is good 60 (KRW90,000) below the Galaxy S4 launch price of 600 from last year. It seems the previous...


Samsung SM-G750 leaks, could be the Galaxy S5 Neo

Samsung SM-G750 leaks, could be the Galaxy S5 Neo

20 March, 2014 | comments (24)

The UAP (user agent profile) of a yet unofficial Samsung smartphone has been uploaded to the company's servers. The device called SM-G750A, which suggests it is most probably headed to AT&T. According to the information we were able to...


ZTE Nubia X6 visits Tenaa, is a 6.44

ZTE Nubia X6 visits Tenaa, is a 6.44" phablet

20 March, 2014 | comments (12)

ZTE has been teasing the upcoming Nubia X6 flagship with tidbits of info, but a cache of specs was discovered at Tenaa. Unlike the Nubia Z phones, the X6 is a phablet a whopping 6.44" phablet to rival the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The screen is a...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Sony raises Xperia Z2 price in Germany to 679

Sony raises Xperia Z2 price in Germany to 679

20 March, 2014 | comments (26)

In a rather puzzling move Sony's has bumped the price of the Xperia Z2 on its official online store in Germany. The Sony Xperia Z2 now sales at 679 up from 599 from a couple of days ago. There's no official word from Sony as to why the...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (70)

It seems like someone was able to get their hands on HTC's upcoming One flagship, and has even managed to shoot it next to some of the current competitor flagships (read. current, not upcoming). These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Sony...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors