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HTC One delayed to late April everywhere but in UK, DE and TW

HTC One delayed to late April everywhere but in UK, DE and TW

22 March, 2013 | comments (86)

HTC has just issued another official statement regarding the HTC One delayed launch. A few markets will get HTC One on time after all - the United Kingdom, Germany and Taiwan will be lucky enough to get the HTC flagship next week. The rest of...

Tags: HTC, Android


Asus Padfone 2 software update improves stability, camera

Asus Padfone 2 software update improves stability, camera

22 March, 2013 | comments (12)

Asus issued a new software update for the Padfone 2, which brings a couple of new features and improves on the old ones. The update brings the software to version V10.4.12.24, Android version remains at 4.1. One of the changes is better...

Tags: Asus, Android


Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

22 March, 2013 | comments (144)

Sony is now seeding the first update for the Xperia Z (C6603) flagship. Its build number is 10.1.A.1.434, the Android version stays 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Kernel seems to be the same - 3.4.0. Even though there is no official change log for this...

Tags: Sony, Android


Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

22 March, 2013 | comments (137)

BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, in an interview with Computerworld, said that Android and Windows Phone as not sharing his vision of a "mobile computing future" where mobile devices could be used for the same tasks as computers. He also...


Huawei's midrange Ascend G700 gets leaked

Huawei's midrange Ascend G700 gets leaked

22 March, 2013 | comments (11)

The infamous @evleaks sent out a tweet yesterday showing off an upcoming device from Huawei - the Ascend G700. Besides the leaked images, there's word that the G700 will run Android 4.2, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, and will come in...

Tags: Huawei, Rumors


RUMOR: The next iPhone will likely be a marginal update

RUMOR: The next iPhone will likely be a marginal update

21 March, 2013 | comments (194)

Sources from the Apple supply chain are at it again. This time the rumors circulate around the end of May arrival of components, which would point to an arrival of the next iPhone in the the third quarter of this year. According to said sources...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders start in UK and US, launches in late April

BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders start in UK and US, launches in late April

21 March, 2013 | comments (48)

Various UK retailers have started taking pre-orders for the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. The QWERTY-featuring and BB10 OS powered Q10 pre-orders start at £530 and go a bit higher depending on where you do your shopping. According to one of...

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Galaxy S4 to help Samsung double its market share lead

Galaxy S4 to help Samsung double its market share lead

21 March, 2013 | comments (89)

Samsung is looking to take an even larger lead over the competition this year, thanks largely to its new Galaxy S4 flagship. In 2011, just two short years ago, Nokia was the top dog in terms of phones sold, holding some 30% of the market. Then...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia rolls out Camera Extras and Cinemagraph apps for WP7

Nokia rolls out Camera Extras and Cinemagraph apps for WP7

21 March, 2013 | comments (58)

Nokia has just launched two new camera apps for the first generation Lumia devices.The new apps are Camera Extras and Cinemagraph and are available for Lumia WP7-running 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900. Both camera apps were previously only available...


Here's the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions breakdown by countries

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions breakdown by countries

21 March, 2013 | comments (307)

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 with an Exynos 5 Octa chipset, but what the presenters didnít say during the announcement is that a lot of countries will be getting the Snapdragon 600 version instead. And itís not just North America...

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Some Sony Xperia Z handsets reportedly suffering sudden death

Some Sony Xperia Z handsets reportedly suffering sudden death

20 March, 2013 | comments (306)

A number of Sony Xperia Z users have reported their devices suffering from sudden death. Apparently, Sony's flagship has been shutting down for no apparent reason with subsequent efforts to bring it back to life proving unsuccessful, save for a hard...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia wins a patent suit against HTC in Germany

Nokia wins a patent suit against HTC in Germany

20 March, 2013 | comments (106)

Nokia is currently suing HTC in Germany on 22 cases, but one of them is finally coming to an end. The court has ruled that HTC used a battery-saving patent, owned by Nokia, in three of its smartphones. The patent is about some battery-saving...

Tags: Nokia, HTC


Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK

20 March, 2013 | comments (178)

Samsung has already confirmed the Galaxy S4 flagship will ship with Snapdragon 600 chipset in the USA, Canada and Sweden. Today the UK joins the markets where the Galaxy S4 won't be powered by the company's own Exynos 5 Octa platform. Since its...

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Dual-SIM HTC E1 China-bound Jelly Bean droid unveiled

Dual-SIM HTC E1 China-bound Jelly Bean droid unveiled

20 March, 2013 | comments (30)

Today HTC announced the dual-SIM E1 smartphone in China. The droid is powered by a 1.15GHz dual-core processor and comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display of WVGA resolution. There's a 5MP main camera and a 2.1MP front snapper, 8GB of internal...

Tags: HTC, Android


Xiaomi Mi-3 to boast a 5

Xiaomi Mi-3 to boast a 5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 chipset

20 March, 2013 | comments (63)

Xiaomi phones are known for their excellent specs and surprisingly low price and the rumored third generation is no exception. The Xiaomi Mi-3 is not official yet and the announcement will probably wait until Google I/O as the new phone from the...


Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

20 March, 2013 | comments (140)

In its usual fashion, IHS iSupply has posted its virtual teardown of the Galaxy S4 revealing an estimate of its bill of materials (BOM). The company believes that the materials for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S4 costs $236, which when added to...

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BLU announces the LIFE series of affordable dual-SIM smartphones

BLU announces the LIFE series of affordable dual-SIM smartphones

20 March, 2013 | comments (17)

US-based BLU Products has announced a new Android trio to join its lineup of affordable smartphones. All new phones are part of the LIFE series offering dual-SIM connectivity alongside some more than decent specs for a price that's really hard to...

Tags: BLU, Android


Oppo officially outs a stunning-looking black Find 5

Oppo officially outs a stunning-looking black Find 5

19 March, 2013 | comments (76)

Oppo hast just announced a black version of the Oppo Find 5 droid, adding an additional color to its flagship offering, and in our opinion it looks even more magnificent as its white sibling. As you can see from the photo above, the black...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Apple pushes iOS 6.1.3, fixes lockscreen bypass

Apple pushes iOS 6.1.3, fixes lockscreen bypass

19 March, 2013 | comments (105)

Apple has just released the iOS 6.1.3 update. It weighs just 18MB and fixes the issue allowing someone to bypass your secured lockscreen. The update also brings some improvements for the Japanese Maps. The iOS 6.1.3 update is available now...

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Jelly Bean update for Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L7 comes this month

Jelly Bean update for Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L7 comes this month

19 March, 2013 | comments (117)

LG has confirmed via its official German blog that it's planning to release a Jelly Bean update for its last year high-end and mid-range offerings - the Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7. More specifically, LG says it'll push Android 4.1.2 only to...

Tags: LG, Android