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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...

Tags: Apple, iOS


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


NovaThor is no more as STMicro and Ericsson end joint venture

NovaThor is no more as STMicro and Ericsson end joint venture

19 March, 2013 | comments (18)

Yesterday, STMicroelectronics and Ericsson - creators of the NovaThor line of mobile processors - announced the end of their largely unprofitable mobile chip-making venture. The two manufacturers will divvy up the company back into their respective...

Tags: Ericsson, Misc


LG accuses Samsung Galaxy S4 of violating its eye-tracking patent

LG accuses Samsung Galaxy S4 of violating its eye-tracking patent

19 March, 2013 | comments (182)

At the day of the Galaxy S4 event, LG officially announced its Smart Video feature for the Optimus G Pro, and later Samsung touted a similar Smart Pause feature for its flagship. As a result, LG says Samsung violates its eye-tracking patent...

Tags: LG, Samsung, Misc


HTC One launch delay confirmed, camera and unibody to blame

HTC One launch delay confirmed, camera and unibody to blame

19 March, 2013 | comments (107)

HTC was on the rise until 2012 when the company’s fortunes took a turn for the worse. The company is trying to recapture lost ground with products like the HTC One – a risky, but unique Android phone – but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. The One...


Alleged Nokia Lumia 928 camera samples leak

Alleged Nokia Lumia 928 camera samples leak

19 March, 2013 | comments (48)

The pieces of the Nokia Lumia 928 puzzle slowly but surely starting to fall in place. The first purported camera samples from the Verizon-bound brother of the Lumia 920 have popped up. Sadly, they don't reveal as much as we'd like. Out of the...


Sony Xperia SP, Xperia L EU pricing revealed

Sony Xperia SP, Xperia L EU pricing revealed

18 March, 2013 | comments (125)

Sony announced the latest addition to its Xperia lineup earlier today but left out the pricing details. Luckily that didn't last too long as the Xperia SP and Xperia L have already been priced in Europe. Sony Xperia SP, the mid-range...


US, Canada and Sweden getting Snapdragon 600 based Galaxy S4

US, Canada and Sweden getting Snapdragon 600 based Galaxy S4

18 March, 2013 | comments (101)

The Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 is the first smartphone with an octa-core processor or at least in some regions. As expected, the North American versions of the phone will use a Snapdragon chipset instead (a 600 to be precise). So, both the US and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Galaxy S III and Note II to get Android 5.0, S II ends at 4.2.2

Galaxy S III and Note II to get Android 5.0, S II ends at 4.2.2

18 March, 2013 | comments (219)

Today we got some spicy information concerning all Samsung Galaxy owners, regardless of the type of gadget they have - a smartphone or a slate. It's a list showing which devices will be getting the Android 5.0 and which will end with the upcoming...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia SP announced with 720p LCD, dual-core Krait and LTE

Sony Xperia SP announced with 720p LCD, dual-core Krait and LTE

18 March, 2013 | comments (53)

Sony has just introduced the latest addition to its smartphone lineup called Xperia SP. The mid-range smartphone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 4.6" 720p Bravia Engine 2 LCD and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960Pro chipset. The Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony unveils the mid-range Xperia L

Sony unveils the mid-range Xperia L

18 March, 2013 | comments (49)

The Sony Xperia L joins the mid-range ranks in Sony's smartphone portfolio with a cameraphone twist to it. The Xperia L is equipped with an 8MP camera, which uses Sony's latest mobile Exmor RS sensor and offers a built-in HDR mode for both stills...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 gets priced in the UK, will cost you £529 SIM-free

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets priced in the UK, will cost you £529 SIM-free

18 March, 2013 | comments (49)

Samsung's recently launched fourth-generation Galaxy S smartphone has been the talk of the town for its powerful specifications and amazing features. At the official announcement, Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin, mentioned the availability of the...


Confirmed: HTC One not coming to Verizon in the USA

Confirmed: HTC One not coming to Verizon in the USA

17 March, 2013 | comments (67)

HTC USA has confirmed via its official Twitter account that HTC One won't be available on Verizon's networks. It also suggests to check the HTC DROID DNA instead, if you are into...

Tags: HTC, Android, Verizon


Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price in Europe - €600-700

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price in Europe - €600-700

17 March, 2013 | comments (112)

An Italian website has received some insider's information about the retail, unsubsidized price of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Our fellow journalists say Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone will cost €699 at launch in Italy. What's more, the handset...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola X not a phone, but a brand to rival the Galaxy lineup

Motorola X not a phone, but a brand to rival the Galaxy lineup

16 March, 2013 | comments (126)

Up until recently, the rumors regarding the Motorola X Phone suggested it was a single device that the Google-acquired smartphone maker was working on. However, the online gossip from a Motorola insider says that Motorola X will be brand, similar to...

Tags: Samsung, Android