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Canadian Galaxy S III will get 50GB of Dropbox storage

Canadian Galaxy S III will get 50GB of Dropbox storage

17 June, 2012 | comments (22)

Back when the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III was announced, we reported that it will be getting 50GB of Dropbox storage for free. That's 48GB in addition to the usual 2GB you get after creating an account. However, when the...


A Sprint bound, Motorola QWERTY slider leaks out

A Sprint bound, Motorola QWERTY slider leaks out

16 June, 2012 | comments (35)

It looks like Sprint Wireless will be the QWERTY slider kingdom capital this Fall, folks. A yet to be announced Motorola device, sporting the aforementioned hardware has leaked out in a blurry image, thus joining the company of the LG handset which...


Samsung Galaxy S III launch gets delayed to June 27 in Canada

Samsung Galaxy S III launch gets delayed to June 27 in Canada

16 June, 2012 | comments (45)

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S III has struck a cord with the smartphone buyer. It's so popular, in fact, that Samsung can't make enough of them, which has resulted in a bit of a delay for the Canadian market. Due to unprecedented...


Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

16 June, 2012 | comments (105)

Nokia USA has posted a series of teaser images on Facebook with June 18, 2012 on them, which naturally caused quite a stir. Initially, it was thought that Nokia's news will be somewhat related to Microsoft's announcement, which is bound to take...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Apple and Samsung made 55% of smartphone shipments in Q1 2012

Apple and Samsung made 55% of smartphone shipments in Q1 2012

15 June, 2012 | comments (105)

It was only a month ago when we told you that Apple and Samsung share 99% of all profits in the market for mobile phones. Today we have a new report for you, which breaks down the smartphone segment in a similar fashion and, unsurprisingly, the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


GSMArena.com turns 12 today, happy birthday!

GSMArena.com turns 12 today, happy birthday!

15 June, 2012 | comments (945)

GSMArena.com turns 12 today and your greetings are more than welcome as we all celebrate. As GSMArena.com is getting older, and hopefully more mature, we can't help but turn our eyes back at the year that passed. Usually, you fall in this mood...

Tags: Misc


Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

15 June, 2012 | comments (20)

Motorola has announced a new version of the RAZR exclusively for the Chinese market. This version is called the RAZR V XT998 and has a completely new design compared to the current RAZR. The front side gets new thin, long grilles on the top...


Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

15 June, 2012 | comments (91)

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note and are a regular member of the xda-developers forum, you may already be aware of a bug with some of these devices where erasing the eMMC could hard brick your phone. This problem would surface...


Nokia's Meltemi OS  for budget handsets gets the chop

Nokia's Meltemi OS for budget handsets gets the chop

14 June, 2012 | comments (137)

It looks like factory workers and executives are not the only ones to get the hatchet by Nokia these days. The Finnish company has reportedly abandoned work on its Meltemi OS for budget smartphones. Apparently, Nokia's leadership have decided...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Nokia to lay off 10,000 employees, sacks three key executives

Nokia to lay off 10,000 employees, sacks three key executives

14 June, 2012 | comments (194)

The bad news from Nokia's camp just keep on coming in. First the Finns announced they are letting Vertu go, and now they have issued a press release stating the company will be sharpening its strategy by adding 10,000 lay-offs. The staff...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

14 June, 2012 | comments (34)

The Xperia ion was announced way back at CES with expected release date somewhere in Q2 this year (April-June). Well, as it usually happens with Sony, the phone will hit the shelves days before Q2 ends. AT&T will start offering the LTE-capable...


Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

14 June, 2012 | comments (46)

After announcing that Vertu is ready to go, Nokia re-confirmed that they are staking a lot on mobile imaging and photography by announcing their planned acquisition of everything imaging technology Scalado had to offer. Founded in 2000 and based...

Tags: Nokia


Nokia selling Vertu to EQT VI, it's sad seeing it go

Nokia selling Vertu to EQT VI, it's sad seeing it go

14 June, 2012 | comments (30)

Today Nokia announced that EQT VI (an investment fund that's part of a private equity group in Northern Europe) is ready to acquire Vertu for unannounced amount. Founded by Nokia in 1998 and headquartered in the UK, Vertu currently employs around...

Tags: Nokia, Vertu


Apple's attempt to ban the sales of the Galaxy S III get delayed

Apple's attempt to ban the sales of the Galaxy S III get delayed

14 June, 2012 | comments (171)

Last week we reported that Apple was attempting to block the sales of the new Galaxy S III in the US before the June 21 launch date. The reason for this, as usual, is that Apple thinks that Samsung is infringing on some of its patents with the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


HTC will not release low-end smartphones in emerging markets

HTC will not release low-end smartphones in emerging markets

13 June, 2012 | comments (66)

This piece of news hardly caught us by surprise - after all build quality has always been among the strongest features of any HTC product we've encountered this far. The Taiwanese giant's CEO Peter Chou has reaffirmed in an interview that HTC will...

Tags: HTC


More images of the Apple iPhone 5 surface

More images of the Apple iPhone 5 surface

13 June, 2012 | comments (219)

Update, June 14: Ok, that dude Martin has talent. We give him that. Not only did he manage to fool us, but these are some of the best photo-realistic fakes we've seen for a while. Four images of what are reportedly two Phone 5 units just...


Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

13 June, 2012 | comments (126)

Sony surprised everyone when they announced the Xperia miro and the surprises keep coming - the company also announced the entry-level ICS droids called Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual. What's unique about the Xperia tipo dual is that it's the...


Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

13 June, 2012 | comments (369)

Nokia has finally launched the highly anticipated Nokia 808 PureView in India, which as we already know, will be one of the first markets in the world to get the phone. The phone is priced at ₹33,899, which is approximately 484.5 /...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Vertu and Smile Train announce the Constellation Smile

Vertu and Smile Train announce the Constellation Smile

13 June, 2012 | comments (24)

Until now, every Vertu phone was about you. You, owning one of the most expensive and luxurious phone in the market. But this is where the Vertu Constellation Smile differs. Because it's not just about you any more but also about a child whose life...


Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

13 June, 2012 | comments (79)

Apparently, Sony's Facebook counter, which we told you about a couple of days ago has reached its magic number, so here is the object of all the anticipation. Meet the Sony Xperia miro - the company's latest mid-range Android smartphone with a solid...