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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...


Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES

Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES

13 January, 2013 | comments (175)

Lucky fellow journalists got the chance to smuggle out an Xperia Z outside the CES grounds for a short photo shoot and they've published the results. Sony made a real splash with their Xperia Z and ZL announcement at CES this year. Besides the...


New report backs info that Canada will get Xperia ZL

New report backs info that Canada will get Xperia ZL

12 January, 2013 | comments (49)

Yesterday we brought you a report that the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be joining forces to tackle the competition in Canada. Today, courtesy of Sony Xperia CA, comes a confirmation that the Xperia ZL will be Canada-bound, which is great news for...


Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

Goodbye, CES 2013, here is what we'll remember you for

11 January, 2013 | comments (84)

The CES 2013 is over. It wasn't quite as exciting at last year, but it wasn't a complete waste of time either. There were a few persistent features, which will define the mobile industry this year and suggest what to expect from the upcoming MWC,...

Tags: CES 2013, Misc


Nokia launches Lumia 920 and 820 in India, 620 coming in February

Nokia launches Lumia 920 and 820 in India, 620 coming in February

11 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Nokia is launching its Lumia 920 flagship in India today alongside the Lumia 820. The phones will be available in brick and mortar stores as well as through Nokia's online store with free shipping starting tomorrow and will cost $697 and $504 (RS...


BlackBerry 10 retail ads surface ahead of announcement

BlackBerry 10 retail ads surface ahead of announcement

11 January, 2013 | comments (107)

The new slides show the BlackBerry Z10 in black and white and flaunt some of the new features of the mobile OS. Among the new features, visible on the slides, is the video calling with device screen sharing, the Balance feature, which allows...


Both Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be available in Canada

Both Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be available in Canada

11 January, 2013 | comments (70)

It seems that the early info that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren't going be sharing markets was wrong - Sony Mobile's Twitter account posted a message saying that both models will be available in...


Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

11 January, 2013 | comments (136)

We have been hearing rumors of Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, something that is backed by both The Wall Street Journal as well as Bloomberg. But it seems that may not be the case after all. In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening...