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Nokia and HTC sign a patent collaboration agreement

Nokia and HTC sign a patent collaboration agreement

07 February, 2014 | comments (45)

Nokia and HTC ended their prolonged legal war with a patent and technology collaboration agreement. The partnership ends all pending patent litigation between the two companies. Its full terms are confidential. According to the official...

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Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 mini go global

Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 mini go global

07 February, 2014 | comments (61)

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini were spotted with a faux leather back a couple days ago and now, the company has officially introduced the new variants of its flagship smartphones on its global site. . We have already lost count on the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Benchmark confirms 3MP camera for the Nokia X (Normandy)

Benchmark confirms 3MP camera for the Nokia X (Normandy)

07 February, 2014 | comments (97)

The Sofica team, makers of the CamSpeed camera benchmark, spotted the Nokia RM-980, a.k.a. Nokia X, a.k.a. Normandy in their database of results. They shared some specs that were recorded but are not normally displayed with the benchmark...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Verizon and Malaysian HTC One now getting Android 4.4 KitKat

Verizon and Malaysian HTC One now getting Android 4.4 KitKat

07 February, 2014 | comments (102)

HTC has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Verizon's HTC One, as well as the HTC One, One mini and One max for Malaysia. Verizon's users should be getting the update notifications any moment now. The update weighs about 620MB...


Samsung Galaxy S5 prototype benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy S5 prototype benchmarked

07 February, 2014 | comments (113)

Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S5, has allegedly leaked through the popular Android benchmark AnTuTu. The system information indicates the presence of a 16 MP primary shooter and a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.5GHz Krait...


Huawei Ascend P7 and MediaPad X1 photographed in the wild

Huawei Ascend P7 and MediaPad X1 photographed in the wild

07 February, 2014 | comments (13)

The MWC is approaching and the rumor mill is starting to see more and more from Huawei. The company will most likely be bringing the Ascend P7 (codenamed Sophia), the successor the super thin P6, to the show. Internal docs showing the phone's...


LG G Pro 2 announcement scheduled for February 13

LG G Pro 2 announcement scheduled for February 13

07 February, 2014 | comments (16)

The LG G Pro 2 was initially expected to come at the MWC at the end of February, but it now appears that the Korean phablet will be debuting sooner. LG has sent out invitations for an event in Korea that will take place on February 13 and its second...

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Alleged screenshot from HTC M8 appears on Twitter

Alleged screenshot from HTC M8 appears on Twitter

07 February, 2014 | comments (33)

The latest bit which the rumor mill brought on the HTC M8 is a possible glimpse of its homescreen. Alleged screenshot captured from the upcoming device made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Alleged screenshot from HTC M8 (click to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Dual-SIM Motorola Moto G now getting KitKat too

Dual-SIM Motorola Moto G now getting KitKat too

06 February, 2014 | comments (58)

Motorola is now seeding the official Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update to the dual-SIM version of Moto G. It is available over the air and weighs about 230MB. Currently the update is seeding in Malaysia, but we expect other markets to get it...


XOLO A500 Club goes live with dual front speakers

XOLO A500 Club goes live with dual front speakers

06 February, 2014 | comments (21)

XOLO, the smartphone and tablet manufacturer based in India, has announced today its latest smartphone based on the already availableA500. The A500 Club ups the processing power of its predecessor to a 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, while keeping the...

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Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

06 February, 2014 | comments (71)

Sony's new quarterly financial report is out and it shows improving performance. The company's Mobile Products and Communications division responsible for Sony's Xperia and Vaio devices reports improving smartphone sales, but was dragged down by the...

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Android 4.4 KitKat now seeding to Korean Galaxy S4 LTE-A

Android 4.4 KitKat now seeding to Korean Galaxy S4 LTE-A

06 February, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung has just launched the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Korean Galaxy S4 LTE-A units that are based on Snapdragon 800 chips. Reportedly the new firmware is available both via Kies and OTA. The new firmware is said to make the...


HTC regional director says M8 photos are fake

HTC regional director says M8 photos are fake

06 February, 2014 | comments (30)

The regional director of HTC for the Benelux region, Mark Moons, tweeted that the leaked photos of the HTC M8 (One's successor) were fakes created in Photoshop. It's not clear if he's referring to the ones that show the back or the front, but...

Tags: HTC, Android


Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

06 February, 2014 | comments (73)

Just two days ago Microsoft announced a new trade-in deal for the US and Canada, which can give you up to $250 of store credit if you give up on your old smartphone or tablet. Today Microsoft has extended this deal with a special offer. If you...


Galaxy Note 3 gets Red and Rose Gold options in the UK

Galaxy Note 3 gets Red and Rose Gold options in the UK

06 February, 2014 | comments (5)

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 color options continue their global tour and have now hit the UK. Those are the Red, Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black. The first two are available from Carphone Warehouse and start at 32 a month on contract....


Apple sued for $2 Billion in Germany

Apple sued for $2 Billion in Germany

05 February, 2014 | comments (68)

Apple has been sued for $2 Billion by the German company, IPCom, due to alleged patent infringements. The patent is for mobile phones giving priority to emergency calls over a cellular network. IPCom purchased the patent from Robert Bosch, a...


HTC M8 shows its face in newly leaked live photos

HTC M8 shows its face in newly leaked live photos

05 February, 2014 | comments (95)

After showing us a dual camera setup on its back earlier today, the HTC M8 appeared yet again. This time around, we get to see the alleged front of the yet to be announced smartphone in a couple of leaked photos. HTC M8 (click to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Possible Ascend P7 design renders leak

Possible Ascend P7 design renders leak

05 February, 2014 | comments (33)

Huawei's Ascend P6 phone was praised for its slim profile while still maintaining top of the line specs. The handset's successor, the P7, has yet to be officially released, but we do know a few things about the device; namely its leaked technical...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Mid-range Blu Life Pure Mini with 4.5

Mid-range Blu Life Pure Mini with 4.5" screen goes official

05 February, 2014 | comments (27)

Blu has extended its family of mid-range smartphones with the introduction of Life Pure Mini. The latest addition from the company is said to be designed from a single piece of polycarbonate using the CNC technology. The Life Pure Mini...

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Samsung unveils faux leather-backed Galaxy S4 LTE-A

Samsung unveils faux leather-backed Galaxy S4 LTE-A

05 February, 2014 | comments (43)

Samsung is updating its 2013 flagship the Galaxy S4 in incremental steps and that has created a confusingly long list of versions. The latest is based on the Galaxy S4 LTE-A and feature faux leather on the back, similar to the Galaxy Note...

Tags: Samsung, Android