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HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare

HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare

23 February, 2013 | comments (189)

Introduction HTC made a big splash the other day with the announcement of its next flagship, HTC One. Besides the general upgrades in almost all departments, it also presented us with a new type of camera. First of all, it's part of an elite club...


EXCLUSIVE: We take a peek at the MWC LG Optimus line-up

EXCLUSIVE: We take a peek at the MWC LG Optimus line-up

23 February, 2013 | comments (29)

Things are in constant motion and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is literally buzzing with the latest mobile tech, even though it hasnt officially set off yet. Its so chock-full of the latest mobile tech here that we literally ran into a...


Firefox OS running ZTE Open specs revealed before launch

Firefox OS running ZTE Open specs revealed before launch

23 February, 2013 | comments (32)

We have been hearing about the Firefox OS for a while now. Now, ZTE is about to release their first smartphone based on Mozilla's open source operating system, the ZTE Open. Unfortunately, we don't have any photographs of the device just yet but...


We are in Barcelona as MWC 2013 gets ready to kick-off

We are in Barcelona as MWC 2013 gets ready to kick-off

23 February, 2013 | comments (73)

Hola from Barcelona, Spain! Its unusually cold here, but MWC is going to heat things up once it stars. The official start of the expo is on Monday, but the press events actually start tomorrow. Well be covering everything there is, as Huawei, LG,...

Tags: MWC 2013


Samsung Galaxy S IV said to pack SoLux screen and Qualcomm CPU

Samsung Galaxy S IV said to pack SoLux screen and Qualcomm CPU

23 February, 2013 | comments (215)

According to a fresh report, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship is about to do away with two of the previous generation's staples - the AMOLED display and the Exynos CPU. The upcoming Korean flagship will reportedly feature a 4.99" 1080p SoLux...


Alleged Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 images hit the web

Alleged Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 images hit the web

23 February, 2013 | comments (138)

Update: A couple more pictures have been added to the original post. The days leading up to the MWC are usually filled with tons of rumors and one in particular has been heating up - that Nokia will unveil one or more affordable Lumias. Now,...


Nokia to premiere an affordable Lumia at the MWC?

Nokia to premiere an affordable Lumia at the MWC?

22 February, 2013 | comments (45)

Nokia will introduce a new affordable Lumia smartphone running on Windows Phone 8. The info comes from a company source, according to Reuters. We already saw the names of Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 leak two weeks ago, so the Lumia 520 is a good bet...


New details on Sony Xperia SP surface

New details on Sony Xperia SP surface

22 February, 2013 | comments (38)

Sony Xperia SP already made a few appearances online, enough to get out attention. The first time we saw it pose in front of a camera back in the end of January. A few days later we learned that this mysterious phone will be called Xperia SP and it...


Alleged Galaxy S IV samples and AnTuTu scores show up

Alleged Galaxy S IV samples and AnTuTu scores show up

22 February, 2013 | comments (91)

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been enjoying itself as top-selling Android flagship for a while now. At the same time rumors are steadily building up around its successor - the Galaxy S IV. If the rumor mill would have it its way, the SGS IV will be...


Samsung Galaxy S III Duos goes official in China

Samsung Galaxy S III Duos goes official in China

22 February, 2013 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most popular smartphones in the market beyond any shadow of a doubt. As a testimony to its success, Samsung has officially launched the dual-SIM version of its flagship device. Samsung Galaxy S III Duos...


LG launches enhanced Optimus G in Europe

LG launches enhanced Optimus G in Europe

22 February, 2013 | comments (50)

LG is launching its Optimus G smartphone in Europe, which has seen some improvements since its launch in other markets last year, mostly software related. For one, the European Optimus G comes with Android 4.1.2 out-of-the-box. Then again,...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC One gets priced for Germany, can be had for 661

HTC One gets priced for Germany, can be had for 661

21 February, 2013 | comments (115)

Looking to avoid poor market availability issues of the past, HTC is wasting no time in getting its new One flagship into as many peoples' hands as quickly as possible. Following several UK vendors' prices popping up online, the HTC One will be...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia Z launches in Europe today, already sold out in France

Sony Xperia Z launches in Europe today, already sold out in France

21 February, 2013 | comments (135)

More than 140,000 Xperia Z units were sold during the launch week of the smartphone in Japan. The Xperia Z hit the shelves in the country of the rising sun exclusively via NTT DoCoMo on February 9. The Sony Xperia Z is one of the six newly...


LG unveils LTE-enabled Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 droids

LG unveils LTE-enabled Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 droids

21 February, 2013 | comments (37)

When LG announced its Q4 2012 results, the company announced that it will be focusing on LTE-enabled phones, which included the launch of the new F series. After a bit of teasing, the F series is now official with the LG Optimus F5 and Optimus...


3GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU to debut on MWC 2013 floors

3GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU to debut on MWC 2013 floors

20 February, 2013 | comments (85)

ST-Ericsson unveiled their latest 2.5GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU earlier in this year, but the company is now readying to showcase an even faster version of the chip at MWC 2013. The four Cortex A9 cores residing in the NovaThor L8580 (or eQuad,...


Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Star is in the works

Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Star is in the works

20 February, 2013 | comments (48)

Remember Samsung's cheap featurephone Star lineup? It seems the series is getting a reboot and this time it'll be getting a proper OS. As the latest rumor has it Samsung is developing a low-end smartphone called Galaxy Star with similar specs to...


Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

20 February, 2013 | comments (365)

According to the latest report from the Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the world for the the fourth quarter of 2012. Surprisingly, the second spot was taken by Apple's iPhone 4S, leaving the Samsung's...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Pictures of LG Optimus F5 and F7 droids leak prior to MWC unveil

Pictures of LG Optimus F5 and F7 droids leak prior to MWC unveil

20 February, 2013 | comments (20)

We stumbled upon two leaked images of two upcoming smartphones that belong to LG's new F-series. The Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 are a mystery as far as specs go but the F7 design looks like a mix between the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus G. LG...


New Huawei Ascend P2 images leak, 13MP camera confirmed

New Huawei Ascend P2 images leak, 13MP camera confirmed

20 February, 2013 | comments (24)

The Ascend P2 from Huawei has leaked once again. This time around, GizChina has captured the rear of the device where you'll see a '13.0 FHD' label under the camera sensor, alongside a dual-LED flash, which confirms that Huawei's upcoming flagship...


Acer Liquid Z2 is an entry-level JB droid with dual-SIM version

Acer Liquid Z2 is an entry-level JB droid with dual-SIM version

20 February, 2013 | comments (13)

Acer made a quick pre-MWC announcement of a new entry level Android phone, the Acer Liquid Z2. Also, the company is expanding the availability of the more powerful Liquid E1 that it announced a month ago. The Acer Liquid Z2 is powered by a...