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Judge throws out Samsung's claim of jury misconduct

Judge throws out Samsung's claim of jury misconduct

18 December, 2012 | comments (41)

The Apple vs. Samsung legal battle in the US courts is back in the news again. As you may know, Samsung had asked the court to look into a case of suspected jury misconduct, specifically into jury foreman Velvin Hogan, who may have been biased in...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

17 December, 2012 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II can normally be bought from Sprint in the US for a penny under $300 on a two-year contract, but Amazon is currently offering a nice discount on it. The Galaxy Note II can be yours for $99.99 on the same Sprint deal. The...


Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

17 December, 2012 | comments (61)

The upcoming Sony C503X series of devices, codenamed HuaShan, has made another unofficial appearance, this time taking a trip to the AnTuTu benchmark database. Not much info is revealed in terms of specifications, but we know that the...


HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone

HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone

17 December, 2012 | comments (55)

According to Bloomberg, HTC had plans for producing a large screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, but has recently decided to abandon the project. The reason for this turn of events is simple - Microsoft hasn't included support for resolutions...


Lumia 920 to get PR1.1 update this month, improved camera

Lumia 920 to get PR1.1 update this month, improved camera

17 December, 2012 | comments (84)

Nokia Lumia 920 will be getting a major PR1.1 update by the end of this month. Its most prominent feature will be the updated camera software, which should enhance the smartphone's performance in well-lit environments. Previously we observed...


Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

17 December, 2012 | comments (39)

The Sharp SH930W was announced back in November and it was supposed to hit the shelves in Russia a few days later. Well, as it appears things didn't go as planned, but the smartphone still made it to the shelves in time for Chrismas. Sharp has...


New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

17 December, 2012 | comments (80)

The next-generation flagship from Sony, the C660X Xperia Yuga, has already made a few unofficial appearances and now it has fallen into the hands of Eldar Murtazin. He posted two new photos and confirmed a couple of features, which the rumor mill...


Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

17 December, 2012 | comments (11)

The Verizon Galaxy S III in the US is being treated to some Jelly Bean. Verizon has started pushing out the update to devices and you should see a notification on your phone soon. If not, you can try checking manually if the update is available for...


Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

17 December, 2012 | comments (58)

A security issue has been identified on Android devices running Samsung's Exynos processors, which includes phones such as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Note and the Note II (international models). The issue was identified by an xda-developers...


Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

17 December, 2012 | comments (66)

Apple has just revealed that they sold over two million iPhone 5 in the first weekend in China, since it went on sale on December 14. This is pretty big news since analysts predicted a rather lukewarm response to Apple's latest smartphone in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Windows Phone 7.8 is now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 800

Windows Phone 7.8 is now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 800

16 December, 2012 | comments (202)

Nokia Lumia 800 users have a good reason to smile today. The Finnish company's first Windows Phone flagship has begun receiving the much anticipated update to Windows Phone 7.8 Tango. The upgrade includes four separate updates and can be...


Motorola Atrix HD receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Motorola Atrix HD receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

15 December, 2012 | comments (19)

Following closely behind its Verizon Wireless relatives, the Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T got treated to an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The OS update is available over-the-air at the moment. Just like it the case of the Motorola DROID...


Nokia Lumia 505 is now official, pricing remains unknown

Nokia Lumia 505 is now official, pricing remains unknown

15 December, 2012 | comments (77)

Nokia Mexico has made the Lumia 505 official, after teasing it last week. The exclusive low-end Windows Phone device modeled after the Lumia 510 and is going to launch on Mexico's Telcel network in the upcoming weeks. Launching in red, pink...


Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

15 December, 2012 | comments (6)

Motorola unveiled their new RAZR series a few months back at their On Display event in New York, where US residents were pleasantly surprised by the low on-contract prices for the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. Verizon has slashed...


Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

14 December, 2012 | comments (192)

Apple lost a weeklong patent infringement case brought by a patent-licensing company MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company in which Nokia, Sony and MPEG LA own about a 10% stake. It took the jury just four hours of deliberation to find that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim

Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim

14 December, 2012 | comments (43)

The Windows Phone 7.8 update for first generation WP phones was neglected by Microsoft for a while, but the company committed to an early 2013 release and now builds for the WP7 Lumias have started to appear on Navifirm. The firmwares are version...


LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

14 December, 2012 | comments (22)

The Google Nexus 4 is now available for purchase over at Three UK. It will set you back 29 upfront if you agree to sign a two-year contract on "The One Plan" with a 35 monthly fee. For the duration of the contract you'll get 2,000 national...


Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (14)

A photo and some specifications of Acer's first Jelly Bean smartphone have leaked. Sadly, the Acer V360, as it's called, runs Android 4.1, rather than the newer 4.2 release, but that might not be too big an issue, considering its mid-range...


Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (24)

An image uploaded to Picasa has unveiled an upcoming Sony device carrying the C503X model number with the codename HuaShan. The info comes from the EXIF data of the photo. The data further reveals that the model number is likely to have some...


Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

13 December, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia V, a water-proof version of the international Sony Xperia T flagship has gone on sale in Russia today. The smartphone's initial pricing is pretty steep, though. It will set you back 24999 Russian rubles (around $815/623/505) off...