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Amazon drops Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T GoPhone to $50

Amazon drops Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T GoPhone to $50

17 December, 2013 | comments (33)

The Nokia Lumia 520 is subject to yet another price cut. This one comes from Amazon, which dropped the entry-level Windows Phone 8 handset for just $50 on AT&T's GoPhone pre-paid plan. That's with free shipping too. This is the same price as the...


No Android devices from Nokia, wearables planned instead

No Android devices from Nokia, wearables planned instead

16 December, 2013 | comments (260)

Talk that Nokia is working on Android-powered devices was met with great excitement, even when the rumors stated that the company is looking to fork Android. Chinese site CTechnology has some insider info about the status of the project, though, and...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


HTC reassigns CFO to head of sales amidst structural changes

HTC reassigns CFO to head of sales amidst structural changes

16 December, 2013 | comments (17)

Taiwanese-based smartphone manufacturer HTC has been struggling recently, having just announced its 25 straight month of declining year-on-year sales. In order to right the ship, current CFO Chialin Chang has been appointed as the new global...

Tags: HTC, Android


Micromax Canvas 2.2 with 5-inch qHD goes live

Micromax Canvas 2.2 with 5-inch qHD goes live

16 December, 2013 | comments (38)

This just in from India - Micromax has introduced the Canvas 2.2 A114, which is currently selling on Flipkart.com for INR 12,999 (around $210). In addition to dual-SIM support, the smartphone brings a 5" qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display on tap, ...

Tags: Micromax, Android


Samsung announces Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7

Samsung announces Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7" screen

16 December, 2013 | comments (81)

Samsung has added yet another smartphone to its mid-range club and has extended its Galaxy Core lineup. The South Korean manufacturer has officially announced the Galaxy Core Advance, after unveiling Galaxy Core and Core Plus earlier this...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei unveils dual-SIM Honor 3X phablet and Honor 3C phone

Huawei unveils dual-SIM Honor 3X phablet and Honor 3C phone

16 December, 2013 | comments (42)

Huawei put out a couple of Android-powered members of the Honor line. The first is a 5.5" phablet, the Honor 3X, while the other is a 5" smartphone, the Honor 3C. Both feature dual-SIM connectivity. Huawei Honor 3X The highlights of the Honor...


Android 4.3 rolling out to Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Android 4.3 rolling out to Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

16 December, 2013 | comments (164)

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.3 update for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra (yep, that's Jelly Bean, not KitKat. That would arrive later.) The update brings with it all the changes that Google introduced with the 4.3 update along...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG GX goes official in Korea with 5.5 screen and Snapdragon 600

LG GX goes official in Korea with 5.5 screen and Snapdragon 600

15 December, 2013 | comments (31)

LG took the wraps off a new Android smartphone with a large display. The LG GX got announced in South Korea with a 5.5 1080p IPS display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. A quick glance the specs of the LG GX reveals that the LTE device...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition gets Android 4.4.2

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition gets Android 4.4.2

15 December, 2013 | comments (21)

A day after its HTC One and LG G Pad 8.3 relatives got the treatment, the Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 received an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new OS version is now seeding to the handset. The latest Android KitKat build...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple iOS 7.1 beta 2 now seeding to developers

Apple iOS 7.1 beta 2 now seeding to developers

15 December, 2013 | comments (45)

The second beta version of the iOS 7.1 OS is now seeding to all the registered iOS developers. As usual, the newest firmware comes with several changes and bug fixes to enhance the overall performance. With the iOS 7.1 beta 2, we also get Touch...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

15 December, 2013 | comments (214)

Nokia Lumia series of smartphones accounts for 90% of the Windows Phone eco-system. The support from the other manufacturers like HTC, Huawei and Samsung in developing WP powered smartphones has been rather poor, which is a cause of concern for...


Nokia Lumia 525 on sale in Singapore for SG$249

Nokia Lumia 525 on sale in Singapore for SG$249

15 December, 2013 | comments (41)

Nokia's freshly announced, low-end Lumia 525 is now available in Nokia stores across Singapore. The handset is priced at SG$249. The key difference between the Lumia 525 and the 520 is the amount of RAM the devices are rocking - 1GB vs 512MB...


HTC One mini Android 4.3 update with Sense 5.5 is now seeding

HTC One mini Android 4.3 update with Sense 5.5 is now seeding

14 December, 2013 | comments (42)

HTC is now seeding Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the One mini smartphone. The OS update also brings HTC Sense 5.5 to the metal-clad handset. The 630MB large update brings a host of improvements and tweaks to the HTC One mini. They include the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

14 December, 2013 | comments (139)

On his Twitter account, renowned leakster @evleaks has shared a part of a screenshot from Windows Phone 8.1, which shows on-screen touch navigation buttons. Currently, the three-button combo of Back, Windows and Search keys aren't part of the user...


Sprint is considering a bid for T-Mobile

Sprint is considering a bid for T-Mobile

14 December, 2013 | comments (18)

The Wall Street Journal has published a report suggesting US carrier Sprint is working on making a bid for T-Mobile. According to the sources issuing the information, Sprint is currently researching and studying the regulations in order to launch a...


Goldgenie introduces full crystal iPhone 5s

Goldgenie introduces full crystal iPhone 5s

14 December, 2013 | comments (39)

Following the trio of gold Goldgenie iPhone 5s smartphones, the company has also unveiled a fourth one. Named the iPhone 5s Supernova, the special edition of Apple's latest smartphone is encrusted with Swarovski Crystals on the back and sides giving...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS


HTC One, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat

HTC One, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat

14 December, 2013 | comments (15)

As you probably know Google recently unveiled a new polished release of the Android KitKat platform with the version number 4.4.2. And the good news is the update is already seeding to a couple of devices outside the Nexus family. The Google Play...

Tags: HTC, LG, Android


Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

13 December, 2013 | comments (12)

Steve Mollenkopf, the current COO of Qualcomm will be the company's next CEO. The announcement comes a day after reports suggesting that Microsoft might be considering Mollenkopf as the potential successor to Steve Ballmer, who will be hanging his...

Tags: Qualcomm, Misc


Oppo Find 7 will not have a 5.7 inch screen

Oppo Find 7 will not have a 5.7 inch screen

13 December, 2013 | comments (17)

There have been rumors about the display size on the Oppo Find 7. We reported earlier that the upcoming flagship from the Chinese manufacturer may sport a 5.7" screen. There were some people who believed that the display would be 7", seeing as the...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Google's Nexus 5 gets a hardware refresh

Google's Nexus 5 gets a hardware refresh

13 December, 2013 | comments (63)

The LG-made Nexus 5 flagship by Google has received some minor manufacturing adjustments that aim to improve upon its build quality. New Nexus 5s shipped will feature larger speaker and microphone holes along the bottom of the display, as well as...

Tags: Google, Android, LG