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Canalys: China is now a bigger smartphone market than the US

Canalys: China is now a bigger smartphone market than the US

03 May, 2012 | comments (46)

It's a time of change in the smartphone world and we've seen various analysts chime in. Now Canalys released its report and it contains an interesting detail - the US is no longer the biggest smartphone market in the world, as China overtook...


Samsung Galaxy S III rumor roundup: what to expect

Samsung Galaxy S III rumor roundup: what to expect

03 May, 2012 | comments (116)

It seems like years of waiting, but finally the almost historic (or at least that's what the hype might make you believe) London event is closing in. Just a couple of hours before we finally see what the next Galaxy flagship is all about, we will...


Pantech Vega Racer 2 now shipping in South Korea

Pantech Vega Racer 2 now shipping in South Korea

03 May, 2012 | comments (13)

Pantech unveiled the Vega Racer 2 last month and now South Koreans will actually be able to see it in flesh. Pantech just announced the device has started making its way from the factories to retailers around the country. The Vega Racer 2 is...


Samsung Galaxy S III leaks again hours before the announcement

Samsung Galaxy S III leaks again hours before the announcement

03 May, 2012 | comments (174)

This is becoming the iPhone all over again. Yet another Galaxy S III unit has escaped the Samsung R&D center and posed for some pictures. There aren't any specs to go with the photos, but those should be finally confirmed in a few hours. The...


LG Optimus L7 goes on sale in Europe and Asia today

LG Optimus L7 goes on sale in Europe and Asia today

03 May, 2012 | comments (21)

LG has officially released their mid-range Optimus L7 that they announced back at MWC 2012. The phone has gone on sale in Europe and certain regions in Asia. The LG Optimus L7 is a very run of the mill handset with specifications that we...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

02 May, 2012 | comments (227)

With Lumia sales still unable to fill the coffers, Nokia has turned to its rich patent portfolio as an extra source of income. Nokia is suing HTC, RIM and Viewsonic for patent infringement in the USA and Germany. To be more specific, Nokia filed...


 Android in April 2012: ICS gets 4.9%, Gingerbread still king

Android in April 2012: ICS gets 4.9%, Gingerbread still king

02 May, 2012 | comments (39)

Google just updated the Android version distribution charts. In April the growth of Android Gingerbread finally started to slow down, while the ICS market share nearly doubled. The latest version of the Android OS - Ice Cream Sandwich now has a...


Samsung Galaxy S3 will launch in Blue and White

Samsung Galaxy S3 will launch in Blue and White

02 May, 2012 | comments (144)

We received an anonymous tip that the Carphone Warehouse inventory system lists the Samsung Galaxy S3 in two color versions. In other Galaxy S3 news, Unwire HK got their hands on a screen protector meant for the upcoming Samsung Android flagship,...


Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

02 May, 2012 | comments (38)

Greek tech site DigitalLife got hold of an Xperia P ahead of its launch and decided to put it through a number of benchmarks to see what its chipset is made of. The ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset should, in theory, be quite similar to the Exynos 4210...


Phone maker and OS market shares: Samsung rises, Nokia slips

Phone maker and OS market shares: Samsung rises, Nokia slips

02 May, 2012 | comments (108)

Those who keep score, Samsung recently overtook Nokia as the top mobile vendor in the world. Analysts from IDC and comScore have published their own studies that bring detailed info on the standings of phone makers and also mobile OS market...


Tizen OS hits version 1.0, SDK gets updated

Tizen OS hits version 1.0, SDK gets updated

02 May, 2012 | comments (61)

Tizen, the open source mobile operating system on which Samsung and Intel are working on, is finally out of beta and into version 1.0. In addition, the team behind Tizen has added a bug tracker and a wiki page for the community. Developers will...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Nokia confirms PureView 808 is coming in May

Nokia confirms PureView 808 is coming in May

02 May, 2012 | comments (173)

Yesterday there were some speculations the PureView 808 release might be delayed for June or later. Today Nokia is putting an end to all of those rumors the 41MP camera-smartphone PureView 808 is coming in May as it was promised all the way back...


Motorola Mobility releases first quarter financial results

Motorola Mobility releases first quarter financial results

02 May, 2012 | comments (56)

Motorola Mobility just announced its first quarter financial results for 2012 and things aren't looking so well. The total revenue in this period was of $3.1 billion (out of which $2.2 billion were from mobile devices) but the company faced...


BlackBerry 10 developer alpha unit goes official

BlackBerry 10 developer alpha unit goes official

01 May, 2012 | comments (119)

RIM is hosting its annual BlackBerry World event between May 1-3. Today, on the first day of the event, RIM presented the official developer alpha device for the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 platform. It looks much like a smaller PlayBook and features...


Huawei-made Prism is heading to T-Mobile US on May 6

Huawei-made Prism is heading to T-Mobile US on May 6

01 May, 2012 | comments (9)

T-Mobile is preparing to launch an entry-level droid called Prism. Its manufactured by Huawei and will launch on May 6. The Prism packs a 600MHz processor, a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 3 megapixel snapper and a microSD card slot with a 2GB...


Nokia Lumia 800 gets a firmware update, fixes volume bugs

Nokia Lumia 800 gets a firmware update, fixes volume bugs

30 April, 2012 | comments (58)

The Nokia Lumia 800 has seen numerous firmware updates fixing its battery problems, backlight issues and various bugs. The latest patch, however, has brought up strange volume behavior on the Finnish WP7 device. And to fix it, Nokia is...


LG has no future plans for Windows Phone devices

LG has no future plans for Windows Phone devices

30 April, 2012 | comments (219)

Update, May 1: LG has officially denied all speculations of dropping the Windows Phone OS. The company may be focusing on Android OS right now, but it is still doing R&D on WP. Also "Regardless of which OS, LG is committed to offering consumers as...


Is this the first legit Samsung Galaxy S3 press shot?

Is this the first legit Samsung Galaxy S3 press shot?

30 April, 2012 | comments (245)

So far Samsung has been keeping its next flagship under wraps quite successfully. We've only seen blurry shots of the externals and supposedly, those are not even the final designs. Props to Samsung for their success so far, but could this be...


Nokia close to selling Vertu for 200 million euro

Nokia close to selling Vertu for 200 million euro

30 April, 2012 | comments (40)

At the end of last year, Nokia was reportedly looking into selling Vertu to raise funds and help focus the company, which is still in transition. Now, the Financial Times says that the deal is nearing completion. The purported buyer is Permira, a...

Tags: Nokia, Vertu, Rumors


Latest Galaxy S III picture points towards a 4.8-inch display

Latest Galaxy S III picture points towards a 4.8-inch display

30 April, 2012 | comments (82)

The Galaxy S III rumor mill is now running on full steam. According to the latest bit of info from Know Your Mobile, the next Galaxy phone will have a 4.8-inch display. They reached upon this conclusion after they received the picture above...