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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...


HTC M7 smartphone leaks through a rendered image

HTC M7 smartphone leaks through a rendered image

17 January, 2013 | comments (116)

We have already seen the rumored specifications for the HTC M7, the company's upcoming flagship device and supposedly a replacement for the One X. Now we have a rendered image to go with it. The rendered image looks strikingly similar to the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Budget 5

Budget 5" ZTE phablet poses for the camera, has a quad-core chip

16 January, 2013 | comments (26)

The battle of the fast, yet affordable smartphones continues in China, as ZTE is entering the arena with their not so sexy called U956 MT6589. The peculiar name aside, the affordable ZTE smartphone packs a 5" display of HD resolution and...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Rumor: LG might start making Windows Phone 8 handsets again

Rumor: LG might start making Windows Phone 8 handsets again

16 January, 2013 | comments (52)

The LG Optimus 7 was one of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets… and one of the last LG-made WP handsets. The LG is not one of the four companies that make WP8 phones either, but a new rumor suggests that’s about to change. Korea Times talked to...


Leaked BlackBerry 10 training materials show its best features

Leaked BlackBerry 10 training materials show its best features

16 January, 2013 | comments (64)

RIM will officially launch its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to run it soon (January 30) but the stream of unofficial leaks is turning into a torrent. The latest is a training material intended to teach sales people how to sell the...


More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

16 January, 2013 | comments (54)

We first learned about the existence of Galaxy Pocket Plus back in December. We knew it will be a refreshed version of the original Pocket and will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Today we can shed some light on the specs too. According to the...


Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

16 January, 2013 | comments (118)

Last week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. While it has gone as far as to affect Apple's stock prices, it may not have been entirely true. According to one analyst Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia ZL poses for the camera in its cool red paintjob

Sony Xperia ZL poses for the camera in its cool red paintjob

16 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Announced at the CES 2013, the Xperia ZL was said to be available in black, white and red, but the latter was nowhere to be seen at the Sony booth. Thanks to XperiaBlog, though, we can now take a look at the passionate-looking ZL. The Sony...


Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (145)

Just over a week ago, Samsung announced the details surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update, but didn't mention an exact date when for the start of its rollout. Today a company spokesperson has told CNET the update for the...


BlackBerry Z10 leaks in a lengthy 1080p video demo

BlackBerry Z10 leaks in a lengthy 1080p video demo

15 January, 2013 | comments (93)

We've seen the leaks over and over again, but this is the real deal. Here's a lengthy video demo of the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 in its full glory. It's not an official demo, of course, we doubt we'll see one before RIM's unveiling event on...


Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung Ukraine has spilled the beans on the pricing and availability of the upcoming 5" Galaxy Grand smartphone. Announced back in December last year, the Grand is going to land in Europe in February. Ukraine is going to be the first country...


Huawei G520 is a 4.5

Huawei G520 is a 4.5" quad-core phone on a budget, China only

15 January, 2013 | comments (28)

The high-end Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 were Huawei's stars at the CES 2013 show, but the Chinese company is not done with the announcements just yet. Today Huawei announced its latest budget offering in the face of the quad-core G520. Destined...


Oppo Find 5 goes on pre-order in China, to arrive on January 29

Oppo Find 5 goes on pre-order in China, to arrive on January 29

15 January, 2013 | comments (29)

The Oppo Find 5 is one of the phones that’re leading the 5” 1080p craze and Oppo is already taking pre-orders for it in its home country, China. Priced at 2,998 Chinese yuan ($480), the Find 5 can challenges flagships from HTC (the DROID DNA /...


Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 goes live

Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 goes live

15 January, 2013 | comments (231)

The original Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 is now in the process of receiving the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, with users in Poland reporting successfully downloading the update via Samsung's KIES software. Besides the usual array of optimizations...


Amazon.de puts up the Sony Xperia Z for pre-order

Amazon.de puts up the Sony Xperia Z for pre-order

15 January, 2013 | comments (122)

Sony's brand new Xperia Z smartphone has appeared on Amazon.de. The impatient among you can now pre-order the phone for 649 Euro (approximately 867 US Dollar). For that money, you are getting a phone with 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution...


Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

Samsung's 5-inch 1080p screen is now all but confirmed

14 January, 2013 | comments (169)

We've previously covered some juicy rumors that Samsung is working on a 5-inch 1080p screen of its own. Competing manufacturers have already announced plenty of smartphones with such a screen, so the race is in full swing while Samsung is not even...


Free Wireless Charging Plate for all AT&T Lumia 920s until Feb 21

Free Wireless Charging Plate for all AT&T Lumia 920s until Feb 21

14 January, 2013 | comments (88)

Ever since AT&T started exclusively selling the Nokia Lumia 920 in the US, the carrier has been kind enough to offer it bundled with Nokia's Wireless Charging Plate. Initially, the carrier said the promotion will go on until the end of January,...


Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa will still have PowerVR 5 graphics

14 January, 2013 | comments (99)

While Samsung left most of us a tad let down at this year’s CES with no new device announcements, it did manage to get us excited about the future regarding its upcoming Exynos 5 Octa SoC. As the name implies, the Exynos 5 Octa will feature...


Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

Samsung Galaxy S series shipments surpass 100 million

14 January, 2013 | comments (234)

It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones has been a game changer, for the company as well as for Android smartphones in general. Now the series has reached a new landmark, with the total worldwide shipments exceeding 100 million...


Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

Nokia Lumia 505 launched in Mexico, gets a hands-on

13 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Nokia has been making some carrier specific versions of their Lumia smartphones in the past few months. We have already seen the Lumia 810 for T-Mobile and the Lumia 822 for Verizon, both of which are variants of the international Lumia...