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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,...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


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...

Tags: Misc


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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Apple releases iOS updates for iGadgets, plugs security hole

Apple releases iOS updates for iGadgets, plugs security hole

12 August, 2010 | comments (46)

We have some bad news for iPhone/Pod/Pad owners, though it's sort of good news too. Apple has closed the PDF security flaw that allowed hackers to run arbitrary code - one that jailbreaks the phone or one that does something malicious. The PDF...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro go pink and gold

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro go pink and gold

10 August, 2010 | comments (36)

Every now and then a golden version of some phone comes out. Then there are the pink versions just in time for Valentine's day. Sony Ericsson does both and offers new paint jobs for the XPERIA X10 mini and the XPERIA X10 mini pro. We know, it's...


LG Wink series to be actually called Cookie in Europe

LG Wink series to be actually called Cookie in Europe

04 August, 2010 | comments (10)

We recently introduced you to the latest Wink touch handsets by LG. Well, it turns out the LG Wink series will actually be called Cookie in Europe. The phones will be the same however the Winks may have Wi-Fi in some regions. Okay, so on Monday...

Tags: LG, Touch UI, Misc


Smartphone market grows in Q2 2010, Android steams ahead

Smartphone market grows in Q2 2010, Android steams ahead

02 August, 2010 | comments (57)

Android continues to proliferate as the smartphone market grows. The smartphone market grew 64% in Q2 compared to last year and all indications point to sustained growth. All major companies are experiencing growths in the numbers of shipped...


Samsung Q2 2010 financial report is out, growth slows down a bit

Samsung Q2 2010 financial report is out, growth slows down a bit

30 July, 2010 | comments (13)

After the impressive start of the year Samsung's growth slowed down a tad during the second quarter of the year. Nevertheless, the financial report shows that the company is still doing quite fine and situation is expected to get even better in the...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Motorola ends fiscal Q2 with healthy profit

Motorola ends fiscal Q2 with healthy profit

29 July, 2010 | comments (58)

Motorola is obviously just about at the end of the tunnel as their financial results are starting to get better and better. This time around the company reported 162 million US dollars of profit, which compares very favorably to the 26 millions...

Tags: Motorola, Misc


Ovi Browser beta for S40 impersonates Opera Mini

Ovi Browser beta for S40 impersonates Opera Mini

29 July, 2010 | comments (30)

Nokia S40 devices have been coming preloaded with Opera Mini for a long while, but this might be coming to an end. Nokia Beta Labs have introduced the Ovi Browser for S40, which takes the same approach to browsing as Opera Mini does. The browser...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Misc


LG Q2 financial results are in, better than the previous quarter

LG Q2 financial results are in, better than the previous quarter

28 July, 2010 | comments (13)

LG released their quarterly results for the three months ending in June and they're doing well overall - except the mobile department. R&D investments and expanding into emerging markets costs ate into the profit from the mobile phones, which were...

Tags: LG, Misc


Nokia Q2 results are out, profits fall as smartphones get cheaper

Nokia Q2 results are out, profits fall as smartphones get cheaper

22 July, 2010 | comments (200)

And the results are in - Nokia just announced their Q2 financial results. To summarize - sales are up, profits are down, shifting currency exchange rates didn't help and smartphones have sold more units and have gotten cheaper, compared to previous...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Apple has record breaking quarter, iPhone and Mac sales up

Apple has record breaking quarter, iPhone and Mac sales up

21 July, 2010 | comments (87)

The iPhone 4's controversial antenna may experience drops in signal, but there's no dropping when it comes to Apple's financial results. They exceeded even Apple's own expectations leading them to break all sorts of records. In the third fiscal...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Sony Ericsson Q2 results are out, sales increase by 25 percent

Sony Ericsson Q2 results are out, sales increase by 25 percent

16 July, 2010 | comments (66)

Sony Ericsson has just posted its financial quarter summary and once again things are looking pretty decent for the Japanese-Swedish joint venture. The painful and expensive restructuring is obviously starting to pay off and the company has...


Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Symbian S60 released

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Symbian S60 released

15 July, 2010 | comments (33)

The Opera team has just released yet another beta version of their Opera Mobile web browser for Symbian S60-running devices. 10.1 beta comes several months after its predecessor and brings only a few novelties to the S60 users but those are...


BELLPERRE lets you design your own luxury  handset

BELLPERRE lets you design your own luxury handset

15 July, 2010 | comments (20)

The Dutch manufacturer of extremely expensive mobile phones BELLPERRE announced its latest phone today. Giving unprecedented customization options the BELLPERRE phone (the company obviously found it too hard to come up with a proper name for...

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Modu phone is now selling in UK, costs 130 pounds

Modu phone is now selling in UK, costs 130 pounds

14 July, 2010 | comments (26)

Do you remember the modular phone announced back at the MWC 2009? It's been selling in some markets for a couple of months now, but now it lands officially in UK with several of its jackets. Modu phone is one of the smallest handsets out there...

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Behind the scenes: Damian Dinning talks Nokia N8 camera

Behind the scenes: Damian Dinning talks Nokia N8 camera

08 July, 2010 | comments (126)

Mobile camera guru Damian Dinning shares some behind the scenes information on the fine tuning on the 12 megapixel camera on the Nokia N8. He also shares one stunning camera sample along with a few crops, that illustrate the approach they've taken...