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Rumor: HTC M7 to use stacked sensor with ultrapixels

Rumor: HTC M7 to use stacked sensor with ultrapixels

04 February, 2013 | comments (31)

HTC needs a best-selling phone and the HTC M7 just might be it. Rumor has it it won't use a 13MP camera like the current cream of the crop, but a new design with so-called ultrapixels. It sounds very similar to the Foveon X3 sensors by...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


GSMA announces nominations for its Global Mobile Awards

GSMA announces nominations for its Global Mobile Awards

04 February, 2013 | comments (140)

GSMA has announced more than 158 nominees in what seems to be a record breaking year in terms of entries. The winners of the awards will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress on February 26 in Barcelona. The award ceremony is...

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BLU announces three new Tegra 3 quad-core smartphones

BLU announces three new Tegra 3 quad-core smartphones

04 February, 2013 | comments (19)

BLU Products has entered into the quad-core smartphone game, with several new offerings of the Tegra 3 variety. The Quattro family will feature smartphones with 4.5" and 5.7" screens, quad-core 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 SoC's, and Android 4.0. The entry...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


HTC predicts flat or lower revenue and margins in Q1 this year

HTC predicts flat or lower revenue and margins in Q1 this year

04 February, 2013 | comments (43)

After being one of the hottest phone makers for a while, HTC’s fortunes started declining last year and 2013 is not starting so well for it either. The revenue for the first quarter of this year is expected to be between $1.7 billion and $2 billion,...

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Sony Xperia T gets the Android Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia T gets the Android Jelly Bean update

04 February, 2013 | comments (105)

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T smartphone. The update is being made available just a day after it appeared on the PTCRB website and was certified and a week after an alpha version was...


ASUS Padfone Jelly Bean update seeding next week

ASUS Padfone Jelly Bean update seeding next week

03 February, 2013 | comments (20)

If you’re one of the original adopters of the ASUS Padfone phone-in-tablet, good news awaits as we’ve just heard that the Jelly Bean update for the device is coming next week. Some highlights of the new update include improved Instant...


Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get 4.1.2 in March

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get 4.1.2 in March

02 February, 2013 | comments (184)

Samsung Ukraine has announced that it will start rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to some of its devices from March. The first ones to get this update is the Galaxy S II as well as the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy S II, as you may know,...


HTC M7 expected to arrive on all US carriers other than Verizon

HTC M7 expected to arrive on all US carriers other than Verizon

02 February, 2013 | comments (42)

We are slowly inching towards the release of the HTC M7, which we have been hearing about for quite some time now. The phone is expected to be revealed in the special media event held by HTC on February 19, before MWC. Now, we are hearing...


HTC's excited chairman shows off the upcoming M7 flagship

HTC's excited chairman shows off the upcoming M7 flagship

01 February, 2013 | comments (37)

In a similar fashion to his peer from Huawei, HTC's chairman Peter Chou showed off the yet to be revealed M7 flagship during the company's year end party in Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Chou also confirmed the smartphone's name quite originally - by...


ASUS sells nearly 1 million Padfone 2 units

ASUS sells nearly 1 million Padfone 2 units

01 February, 2013 | comments (31)

Asus Padfone 2 is one of the most innovative devices in the mobile market beyond any shadow of doubt. The second generation of the 3-in-1 smartphone, which can be converted into a tablet and later into a laptop with the help of dock has surely...

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Galaxy Nexus sales resume as court denies Apple's request

Galaxy Nexus sales resume as court denies Apple's request

01 February, 2013 | comments (72)

The rivalry between the Apple and Samsung had led to an injunction on the Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, which was reversed later by an appeals court. Apple had then asked the court to reconsider, but the case is now over as Apple's request has been...

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HTC readying 720p JB M4 and budget ICS G2 for spring

HTC readying 720p JB M4 and budget ICS G2 for spring

01 February, 2013 | comments (21)

It seems that HTC could announce two other smartphones alongside the 1080p M7 this month. The HTC M7 is expected to go official on February 19 and the M4 and G2 could debut at the same press event. The information comes courtesy of a few specs...


Huawei Ascend Mate pre-orders start at $575 in China

Huawei Ascend Mate pre-orders start at $575 in China

01 February, 2013 | comments (10)

Huawei announced three phones at the CES in Las Vegas in January - the Ascend D2 1080p smartphone, the Ascend Mate 6.1" phablet and the Ascend W1 Windows Phone midranger. Usually the Huawei phones launch in their homeland - China - first and so this...


Sony Xperia Z to release on Feb 28, Three opens pre-orders

Sony Xperia Z to release on Feb 28, Three opens pre-orders

01 February, 2013 | comments (60)

The latest in the Xperia family, the Sony Xperia Z, which was announced in the recently-concluded CES 2013, will go sale in the UK beginning in February 28 and Three has already started accepting pre-orders for the smartphone. According to...

Tags: Sony, Touch UI


Strategy Analytics: Apple top phone maker in US for Q4

Strategy Analytics: Apple top phone maker in US for Q4

01 February, 2013 | comments (54)

Android and iOS are locked in a tug-of-war that has been going on for a few years and competing OSes are falling to the wayside. Samsung (the biggest Android player) and Apple (the only iOS gadget maker) are busy fighting it out too and Strategy...

Tags: Android, iOS, Samsung, Apple, LG


Sony Xperia Z gets officially priced in the United Kingdom

Sony Xperia Z gets officially priced in the United Kingdom

01 February, 2013 | comments (143)

It looks like the highly anticipated Sony Xperia Z is inching even closer to the UK market. The company's Android flagship has appeared for with a "coming soon" status and a price in Sony's official online store in the United Kingdom. As you...


HTC M7 to go on sale from March 8, new color option revealed

HTC M7 to go on sale from March 8, new color option revealed

31 January, 2013 | comments (58)

HTC will be holding two press conferences simultaneously in New York and London on February 19. According to numerous leaks the Taiwanese company will reveal its latest M7 flagship smartphone at those. Now a new rumor has it that the HTC M7...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumor


Acer and Intel announce the Atom-powered Liquid C1

Acer and Intel announce the Atom-powered Liquid C1

31 January, 2013 | comments (16)

At an event in Thailand, Intel and Acer presented a new Android smartphone. The Acer Liquid C1 makes use of the latest mobile Intel Atom Z2420 chipset, which was only recently announced - back at CES earlier this month actually. The Acer Liquid...


Samsung Galaxy S IV might launch in April

Samsung Galaxy S IV might launch in April

31 January, 2013 | comments (170)

Samsung Galaxy IV, the rumored next flagship of the South Korean giant might actually launch in the month of April according to a couple of images from an internal raffle doc at a New Zealand mobile retailer. The raffle doc states that all...


Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 to hit Britain in March

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 to hit Britain in March

31 January, 2013 | comments (7)

The Samsung S7710 Galaxy Xcover 2 was announced only a week ago, but Samsung UK already issued an official press release that the smartphone should make it to the UK stores by March. Then again, that's hardly a surprise as other markets were...