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LG Optimus 7 won't get WP7.8 update says LG Poland

LG Optimus 7 won't get WP7.8 update says LG Poland

23 November, 2012 | comments (65)

We got a lot of good news about the Windows Phone 7.8 update lately, but every streak comes to an end as we now have a particularly unpleasant piece of information to share with you. The LG Optimus 7, which was one of the first Windows Phone...


Red Lumia 920T for China Mobile poses for the camera

Red Lumia 920T for China Mobile poses for the camera

23 November, 2012 | comments (33)

Sohu Digital News has obtained a red Lumia 920T and made some photos of it. The Lumia 920T is destined for China Mobile and the unit in the photos is a prototype. There's no word when the device will actually launch on China Mobile's network. The...


Nokia Lumia 920 may have reached 2.5M orders worldwide

Nokia Lumia 920 may have reached 2.5M orders worldwide

23 November, 2012 | comments (404)

According to a Yahoo China report Nokia has received more than 2.5 million orders for the Lumia 920 across the globe, which is more than the entire Lumia lineup sold in Q3 of 2012. The report also says the Lumia 920 and 820 have been sold out in...


LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

23 November, 2012 | comments (41)

Remember when people were disappointed that the Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE? And then iFixit dug up an LTE chip in the phone? Well, it turns out that the chip can be enabled surprisingly easy. Several people are reporting that the LTE connectivity...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II launches in China

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II launches in China

23 November, 2012 | comments (104)

Samsung China has gone official with the previously leaked dual-SIM variant of the Note 2. The model number is GT-N7102 and from what it looks it's got proper GSM/HSDPA support on both SIM cards. The Note 2 N7102 is practically the same phone...


Samsung Stratosphere II goes on sale in the US

Samsung Stratosphere II goes on sale in the US

23 November, 2012 | comments (18)

The Samsung Stratosphere II has quietly gone on sale in the US without much fanfare. The phone is available on Verizon on a two year contract for $129.99.. The Samsung Stratosphere II has a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED display,...


Official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX surface, confirm color options

Official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX surface, confirm color options

22 November, 2012 | comments (123)

The recently leaked press image of the HTC Deluxe left us wanting for more and now we're getting treated to three new official photos of the monstrous smartphone. The photos doesn't say too much about the smartphone, but confirm that it will...


Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

After posing in front of the camera several times now, it was high time for the Huawei Ascend W1 to be captured on video. Techblog.gr was lucky enough to get hold of the device and give it a quick spin in front of the camera. This particular...


Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

The Google Nexus 4 is one of the most affordable high-end smartphones around with its $349 price tag in the US. In Europe, however, things are different, as Carphone warehouse is listing the latest Nexus phone for the hefty £390. This is £110...


Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

22 November, 2012 | comments (66)

Ever since its inception, our voting system has been subjected to relentless abuse from fanboys who give unrealistic votes to their most-hated and most-loved devices and thus rendering the overall score useless. We tried various policies that...

Tags: GSMArena, Misc


Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

22 November, 2012 | comments (49)

Samsung has gradually become a one-stop-shop for Android smartphones, with devices available in almost every conceivable variety for almost any budget. It's no real shocker that it is the number one smartphone manufacturer globally, and will likely...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gartner: Lenovo will overtake  Samsung in China next year

Gartner: Lenovo will overtake Samsung in China next year

22 November, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung managed to snag the top smartphone maker spot in China, but Gartner is predicting it will soon lose it to Lenovo. As of Q3, Samsung held 16.7% of the market while Lenovo was close behind with 14.8% (Canalys reports slightly different numbers...

Tags: Lenovo, Samsung, Misc


Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

21 November, 2012 | comments (85)

The Meizu MX2 has appeared in a fresh batch of leaked images. This time the pictures are clearer than before and we can get a good look at the front. The device looks sleeker than its predecessor and appears very thin. The front is entirely...


HTC DROID DNA launches on Verizon today, $199 on contract

HTC DROID DNA launches on Verizon today, $199 on contract

21 November, 2012 | comments (36)

The HTC DROID DNA, the manufacturer's first US smartphone with a 1080p screen, has become available through Verizon Wireless online and retail stores today, just as promised. The device will set you back $199 on a two-year contract or you could...

Tags: HTC, Touch UI, Verizon


Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service

Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service

21 November, 2012 | comments (60)

Nokia has acquired the 3D mapping service Earthmine. The terms of the deal are confidential, so there's no way of knowing how much cash Nokia shelled out for it. The idea behind the purchase is for Nokia to import Earthmine's mapping...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video

Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video

21 November, 2012 | comments (183)

The guys from Jolla held an official launch event for their Sailfish mobile OS and showcased the platform to the general public. The company has already signed deals with ST-Ericsson for the chipsets that will power its future smartphones, and with...


Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

20 November, 2012 | comments (234)

Samsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works - the first one to use ARM's big.LITTLE...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


A limited edition of US Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD surfaces

A limited edition of US Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD surfaces

20 November, 2012 | comments (10)

Just hearing the DROID moniker in that long name should be enough to tell you that's the US version of the handset we're talking about. And if the fiery red wasn't enough of a spoiler, yes, this phone is a genuine Verizon flyer, and proudly...


Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

20 November, 2012 | comments (38)

A test ROM, carrying a version number N7100XXDLJ2 for the Galaxy Note II has just surfaced, giving everyone brave enough to try manual flashing a chance to experience the latest goodies from the Samsung R&D center. The leaked release bring a cool...


Rumors: Galaxy S IV to have 13MP camera, quad-core A15 CPU

Rumors: Galaxy S IV to have 13MP camera, quad-core A15 CPU

20 November, 2012 | comments (348)

The Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors are heating up - the 4.99" 1080p Super AMOLED screen was brought up again as was the Exynos 5450 chipset rumors (with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU). The camera has also caught the attention of the rumor mill and apparently...