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Mediatek to launch its own hexa-core chipset - MT6591

Mediatek to launch its own hexa-core chipset - MT6591

26 February, 2014 | comments (19)

Beside working on two Cortex-A53-based chipsets and on the reportedly super-fast octa-core Mediatek MT6595, the company obviously has a hexa-core chipset in the pipeline, too. Yup, that's a six-core chipset, much like the just announced Samsung's...

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Nokia X series phones won't reach the US, Canada, Korea, or Japan

Nokia X series phones won't reach the US, Canada, Korea, or Japan

26 February, 2014 | comments (73)

Jussi Nevanlinna, VP for Mobile Phone marketing, officially confirmed for Nokia Conversations that the three devices, which make up Nokia's X series, won't be available in the US, Canada, Korea, and Japan. Jussi Nevanlinna, VP for Mobile Phone...

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order, here are the prices

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order, here are the prices

26 February, 2014 | comments (30)

Following in the footsteps of the Xperia Z2, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order. We made the rounds and collected the prices of the tablet around Europe. The launch date will be in April, the same time frame as the the Z2...

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Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

26 February, 2014 | comments (47)

It has begun a tradition Samsung to have its flagship smartphone utilize two types of chipsets. The Galaxy S4 was the first to get a Snapdragon and an Exynos version, followed by the Galaxy Note 3. Now the Galaxy S5 is getting a similar treatment as...

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Moto G is the most successful Motorola smartphone yet

Moto G is the most successful Motorola smartphone yet

25 February, 2014 | comments (113)

The budget-friendly Moto G is Motorola’s “most successful, highest-selling smartphone”. Rick Osterloh, the senior vice president of product management in Motorola revealed the news at an MWC press dinner. Motorola’s SVP went on to mention...


MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

25 February, 2014 | comments (197)

The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the...

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Nokia says 75% of all Android apps are compatible with Nokia X

Nokia says 75% of all Android apps are compatible with Nokia X

25 February, 2014 | comments (141)

Nokia X, X+ and XL all went official yesterday and Nokia is already trying to attract developers to its latest platform. The trio is running on a stripped-down version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean missing on all Google Services. Nokia has...

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Xperia Z2 goes on pre-order, here are the prices

Xperia Z2 goes on pre-order, here are the prices

25 February, 2014 | comments (93)

The Sony Xperia Z2 was announced at the MWC yesterday and is up for pre-order right away. Here are some of the prices and timeframes we've collected from several sites. First off, the Xperia Z2 is available for pre-order from Sony Mobile's...

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Nokia Lumia 620 finally gets Lumia Black update

Nokia Lumia 620 finally gets Lumia Black update

25 February, 2014 | comments (78)

The youthful Nokia Lumia 620 is finally getting the Lumia Black treatment. The update has been rolling out on other WP8-running Lumias globally since the beginning of January. Lumia 720 was the most recent phone to join the Lumia Black bandwagon a...


BlackBerry unveils the Z3 and the Q20

BlackBerry unveils the Z3 and the Q20

25 February, 2014 | comments (108)

ins{text-decoration:none;} BlackBerry has announced a new duo of smartphones at the MWC 2014 - the BlackBerry Z3 and the BlackBery Q20. The BlackBerry Z3 is a full-touch smartphone with a 5" display and runs BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. BlackBerry...


Samsung Galaxy S5 gets an octacore Exynos flavor too

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets an octacore Exynos flavor too

25 February, 2014 | comments (95)

Yesterday's Samsung Galaxy S5 event had one curious omission. If you looked at the spec sheet you'd notice that the company was seemingly only offering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC for its latest flagship with the usual Exynos variant nowhere to...

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 US market availability

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 US market availability

24 February, 2014 | comments (89)

Samsung announced details on the US availability of the Galaxy S5. The Android flagship will make its way to the United States in April, joined by the Samsung Gear family of wearable accessories. Unsurprisingly, the list of US carriers which...


Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with 5.1-inch screen

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with 5.1-inch screen

24 February, 2014 | comments (838)

One of the highest-caliber debuts at this year’s MWC, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was just unveiled at the Unpacked 5 event. The flagship opens a new chapter in Samsung's design – the back is still leather-like, but with a brand new...


HTC unleashes Desire 816 and Desire 610 in the mid-range

HTC unleashes Desire 816 and Desire 610 in the mid-range

24 February, 2014 | comments (49)

HTC’s press event at the MWC pulled the curtain on two new midrange smartphones named Desire 816 and Desire 610. The Desire 816 will be taking charge of the company’s updated midrange lineup, with the latter serving as the more compact...

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Security-heavy Blackphone is now available for pre-order

Security-heavy Blackphone is now available for pre-order

24 February, 2014 | comments (56)

The security-heavy Blackphone which was officially announced last month is now available for pre-order with a price tag of $629. Orders of the device will begin shipping in June. Developed by Silent Circle and Geeksphone, the Blackphone runs...


Watch the Samsung Unpacked 5 press conference here

Watch the Samsung Unpacked 5 press conference here

24 February, 2014 | comments (91)

Samsung's dedicated press event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is now over. We saw the official announcement of the Galaxy S5, Samsung's next flagship smartphone, and also that of the Samsung Gear Fit smart...


Asus shows two new Fonepad 7 versions

Asus shows two new Fonepad 7 versions

24 February, 2014 | comments (4)

Asus didn’t have a big event like it did at CES, but the company still unveiled one new device. It's not entirely new, it's two new versions of the Asus Fonepad 7. The first one brings LTE, which was missing from the original model. It's still...


Second generation of dual-screen YotaPhone goes official

Second generation of dual-screen YotaPhone goes official

24 February, 2014 | comments (47)

The Russian manufacturer YotaPhone announced the second generation of its dual-screen Android device. The new YotaPhone features a 5” 1080p AMOLED display and 4.7” qHD e-Ink touchscreen, packed in a sleek-looking body which will be available in...


Samsung Galaxy S5 live pictures and specs leak

Samsung Galaxy S5 live pictures and specs leak

24 February, 2014 | comments (472)

Samsung Galaxy S5 has just leaked in live photos, specs and details. Some ingenious reader managed to guess the link to a hidden article and downloaded everything about the upcoming flagship smartphone. Unfortunately the page doesn't exist anymore...


Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

23-27 February, 2014 | comments (70)

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