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Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

21 January, 2013 | comments (25)

Huawei Ascend W1 was announced back at CES, a day after company's Android flagships got official. The Ascend W1 runs on Windows Phone 8 but relies on attractive price tag, rather than high-end specs to impress customers. The Ascend W1 is now...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini is getting an NFC edition

Samsung Galaxy S III mini is getting an NFC edition

21 January, 2013 | comments (32)

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S III mini back in October, but the promised NFC-capable version didn't launch along with the vanilla one. It seems though that the company has resolved whatever issues prevented it from launching the NFC-enabled mini and...


Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes official with 5

Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes official with 5" screen, quad CPU

21 January, 2013 | comments (442)

The Micromax A110 (a.k.a. Canvas 2) is the most popular phone in our database and it just got a successor. Meet the Micromax A116 Canvas HD – a dual-SIM Android phone with a 5” 720p IPS screen, quad-core processor and affordable price. The 5"...


Huawei announces quad-core Ascend G615 droid for Germany

Huawei announces quad-core Ascend G615 droid for Germany

21 January, 2013 | comments (11)

Huawei introduced a new quad-core Android phone to the German market, the Huawei Ascend G615. It’s very similar to the Ascend D quad in terms of specs – 4.5” IPS LCD screen with 720p resolution (326ppi), Android 4.0 with an incoming Jelly Bean...


Windows Phone 7.8 official rollout to start on January 31

Windows Phone 7.8 official rollout to start on January 31

21 January, 2013 | comments (99)

We already lost count of all the rumors, confirmations and denials of the Windows Phone 7.8 update. The update itself got so overhyped that we are sure some users will be left disappointed, when it arrives. Anyway, according to Windows phone...


Alleged images of HTC M7 with Sense 5.0 leak

Alleged images of HTC M7 with Sense 5.0 leak

21 January, 2013 | comments (61)

We have been hearing about HTC's upcoming flagship, known only as the M7 for now, for quite some time now. We have seen the leaked specifications as well as an early render. Now we have what are allegedly the actual pictures of the device....

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG may be back as the second top phone manufacturer in the US

LG may be back as the second top phone manufacturer in the US

18 January, 2013 | comments (58)

Yup, after years of poor performance in the mobile phone sector, LG may actually be back on track. We last heard that they've sold some 55 million handsets in 2012, even though their Optimus G was not doing terribly well, selling only 1 million...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony is selling its New York HQ, then re-renting it

Sony is selling its New York HQ, then re-renting it

18 January, 2013 | comments (112)

Sony announced it's selling its headquarters building, located on 550 Madison Avenue, New York. The sale price is $1.1 billion. What's interesting is that under the conditions of the deal, which should go through some time in March, Sony's...


LG sells 1 million Optimus G units and counting

LG sells 1 million Optimus G units and counting

18 January, 2013 | comments (69)

LG just announced it has sold worldwide more than a million units of its flagship smartphone - the Optimus G. A similar recent announcement put their L-series sales in the range of 10 million. The LG Optimus G sale numbers come in a stark...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Xcover successor at MWC 2013

Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Xcover successor at MWC 2013

18 January, 2013 | comments (40)

Samsung could showcase the successor to its rugged S5690 Galaxy Xcover smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Going by the code name Skomer the S7110 Galaxy Xcover 2 is rumored to pack a bigger 4" screen of WVGA (480 x...


Nokia Lumia 620 goes on sale, Russia gets it first

Nokia Lumia 620 goes on sale, Russia gets it first

18 January, 2013 | comments (99)

Nokia Lumia 620 is now available in Russia. It costs about €300 (11990 RUB) and, is the most affordable Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone by the Finnish company yet. It is available on the official Nokia Store for Russia in all of its color...


LG Optimus G Pro with a 5

LG Optimus G Pro with a 5" 1080p screen leaks

18 January, 2013 | comments (72)

The LG Optimus G is one of the most powerful phones on the market right now and it got the honor of being the basis of the latest Google Nexus phone. Yet, LG may already be working on an improved version, the LG Optimus G Pro. Blog of Mobile came...


Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

18 January, 2013 | comments (31)

You may remember the Samsung Galaxy Premier that was announced back in October last month. The phone has a 4.65-inch, HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean, and is essentially a variation of...


Windows Phone 8 'Portico' update rolls out to Lumia 920 and 820

Windows Phone 8 'Portico' update rolls out to Lumia 920 and 820

18 January, 2013 | comments (82)

The AT&T version of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 received the Windows Phone 'Portico' update back in December, along with the HTC 8X. The same update has now started rolling out to the international version of the Nokia handsets. The Portico...


Nokia sacks 300 IT employees,  transfers 820 to other companies

Nokia sacks 300 IT employees, transfers 820 to other companies

17 January, 2013 | comments (225)

Nokia is still not over the hard times. The company sold its headquarters and leased it back, laid off 1000 factory workers in Finland, slashed another 4000 but still promised to open up to 4000 new jobs in its Vietnam-based factory. Nokia's...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch

Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch

17 January, 2013 | comments (79)

The Xperia Z is one of the hottest devices in January, but unfortunately runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and not the latest available version of the Google OS (which is 4.2). Sony, however, is going to make things right 'soon after the launch' of its...


HTC Butterfly hits stores in Russia, rest of Europe to follow soon

HTC Butterfly hits stores in Russia, rest of Europe to follow soon

17 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Just ten days after the HTC Butterfly hit Australian shores, now the 5", 1080p smartphone is finally making its way to Europe's stores, specifically those in Russia. The device should make the Russians quite happy as they are the first in...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Huawei Ascend G510 silently announced

Huawei Ascend G510 silently announced

17 January, 2013 | comments (18)

After it slipped under our radar at CES last week, the Huawei Ascend G510 is once again making its internet rounds. This time the photos come from a Huawei event in the Czech Republic, where the company showcased its latest mid-range offering...


Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

17 January, 2013 | comments (42)

The extremely popular Samsung Galaxy Note II is getting two additional paint jobs - Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. This is surely not surprising for the Note II fans, the info about the new colors leaked on the New Year's Day. Still, now the two new...


HTC DROID DNA falls to $99 for new Verizon customers

HTC DROID DNA falls to $99 for new Verizon customers

17 January, 2013 | comments (23)

The price of the HTC DROID DNA keeps falling – the 5” 1080p Android flagship started off at $200 (with contract), then fell to $150, then to $120 and now it’s at $100. The deal comes courtesy of Amazon Wireless and is for new customers...