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HTC releases the Snapdragon S4-powered One XC

HTC releases the Snapdragon S4-powered One XC

27 September, 2012 | comments (34)

At Chinese Telecommunications Fair today, HTC unveiled its latest dual-core monster dubbed the One XC. It's powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5Ghz coupled with 1GB of RAM. It's built around a 4.7-inch display of HD...


Samsung launches Galaxy Note II in India and Germany

Samsung launches Galaxy Note II in India and Germany

27 September, 2012 | comments (176)

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note II in India and Germany. In India the phone is being priced at ₹39,900 (around $750) whereas in Germany the phone will be sold for €699. In case you're not aware of this device, the Galaxy Note II...


LG announces the Optimus Vu successor, the Optimus Vu II

LG announces the Optimus Vu successor, the Optimus Vu II

27 September, 2012 | comments (32)

It's barely been six months since LG announced the awkward Optimus Vu and the company has already come up with a successor. The Optimus Vu II, as it is called, comes with same 5-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution 4:3 display and looks just as...


Sony Xperia ion for AT&T ICS update is now available

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T ICS update is now available

26 September, 2012 | comments (41)

The LTE flavored Sony Xperia ion for AT&T's has finally left the land of Gingerbread. The handset's long overdue Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available to download directly from Sony. The update to Android 4.0 brings a...


Texas Instruments withdraws from smartphones

Texas Instruments withdraws from smartphones

26 September, 2012 | comments (92)

Texas Instruments is dropping from the system-on-chip for smartphones and tablets manufacturing and will give up on its OMAP lineup. Update: TI contacted us with a clarification - read about it here. The company’s OMAP boards are less and less...

Tags: Misc


BlackBerry 10 beta 3 released, shows revamped UI

BlackBerry 10 beta 3 released, shows revamped UI

26 September, 2012 | comments (199)

At a special event yesterday RIM unveiled the BlackBerry 10 beta 3 running on the company's new test device, the Dev Alpha B. The UI look and feel of this latest BlackBerry 10 build is what RIM will be putting on its final BB10 devices in...


A look inside the new proprietary Apple A6 chipset

A look inside the new proprietary Apple A6 chipset

26 September, 2012 | comments (117)

Ever since the iPhone 5 announcement, it's been a mystery what exactly makes the new A6 processor tick. We've already seen its impressive performance benchmarked, but now we get to take a closer look at the architecture itself. A new...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Amazon reveals HTC Windows Phone 8X market release date

Amazon reveals HTC Windows Phone 8X market release date

25 September, 2012 | comments (58)

The HTC Windows Phone 8X was announced at an HTC event last Wednesday, and now we have a date when you can expect to get your hands on one. Amazon UK has the SIM-free variant up for pre-order, with an expected shipping date of November 8th....


Pantech Vega R3 phablet packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

Pantech Vega R3 phablet packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

25 September, 2012 | comments (58)

Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus Vu beware, the newly announced Pantech Vega R3 is gunning for your head. The phoneblet features a 5.3" Natural IPS Pro LCD screen of 720p resolution and Qualcomm's monster Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. Pantech...


Limited Edition Martian Pink Galaxy S III goes official

Limited Edition Martian Pink Galaxy S III goes official

25 September, 2012 | comments (64)

A few days ago we told you that the Galaxy S III will dress in pink and hit Korea first. Today Samsung has officially announced the Martian Pink version of the smartphone. The Martian Pink Galaxy S III will be a limited edition available only...


DisplayMate tests the displays of the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III

DisplayMate tests the displays of the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III

25 September, 2012 | comments (258)

Popular display analyzing company DisplayMate has decided to put the iPhone 5 through its various highly scientific tests and pit it against the Galaxy S III. The 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display of the Samsung flagship faces the 4-inch IPS LCD...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Nokia may file a lawsuit seeking a ban on HTC WP 8X

Nokia may file a lawsuit seeking a ban on HTC WP 8X

25 September, 2012 | comments (236)

According to the latest online gossip, Nokia considers seeking ban for the upcoming HTC flagship – Windows Phone 8X. The Finns accuse HTC of copying the Lumia 820 front panel design for its Windows Phone 8X. Nokia unveiled the Lumia 820 and 920...


Samsung announces list of devices that will get Jelly Bean

Samsung announces list of devices that will get Jelly Bean

25 September, 2012 | comments (544)

The Android 4.1, Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III has started rolling out but Samsung isn't going to stop at its flagship device. It has announced a list of devices that will be getting the Jelly Bean update in the upcoming months....


Nokia announces Asha 308 and 309 budget touchscreen phones

Nokia announces Asha 308 and 309 budget touchscreen phones

25 September, 2012 | comments (84)

Nokia has announced two new budget phones called the Asha 308 and the Asha 309, their cheapest with a capacitive touchscreen. Both are 2G-enabled handsets with a 3.0-inch, WQVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 2 megapixel camera, multiple...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Nokia Asha 309 leaks, to be launched tomorrow?

Nokia Asha 309 leaks, to be launched tomorrow?

24 September, 2012 | comments (49)

The Nokia Asha 306 was announced back in June and launched shortly after. It seems however, it still hasn't reached to China where it's just about to hit the market along with a surprising sibling... an unannounced Nokia Asha 309. The differences...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5's in the first three days alone

Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5's in the first three days alone

24 September, 2012 | comments (242)

Flagship smartphones sell by the millions and that's a given. Some 2 million people pre-ordered the new iPhone 5 and the total number of sold devices in the three days since the launch on September 21 has reached and surpassed 5 million...


LG Optimus Vu II specs leak, S4 chipset confirmed

LG Optimus Vu II specs leak, S4 chipset confirmed

24 September, 2012 | comments (31)

Having just released its 5-inch Optimus Vu phablet globally, LG is hard working on its successor, as a specs leak reveals. The LG Optimus Vu II is a direct answer to Samsung's Galaxy Note II, though its specs sheet is hardly as...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Camera samples shot with Galaxy Nexus 2 I9260 leak on Picasa

Camera samples shot with Galaxy Nexus 2 I9260 leak on Picasa

24 September, 2012 | comments (49)

It's been nearly a full year since the last Google Nexus phone was announced (though we witnessed the launch of the Nexus 7 tablet in the meantime). We've already seen some leaked specs of an update for the Galaxy Nexus but now we have photos...


Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now seeding

Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now seeding

24 September, 2012 | comments (257)

The moment Samsung Galaxy S III owners have been waiting is upon us, as the rollout of the the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has begun. After many leaks, the software update has started its official march to your Galaxy S IIIs. The first...


Huawei's first WP8 smartphone to be called W1

Huawei's first WP8 smartphone to be called W1

23 September, 2012 | comments (46)

Huawei is yet to join the Windows Phone 8 game, after Samsung, Nokia and HTC showcased their WP8 smartphone offerings. According to the latest rumors coming from China Huawei's first WP8 smartphone will be called the W1. Given that the...