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Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7

Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7" tablet dock in tow

11 December, 2013 | comments (19)

If the Asus Padfone Infinity 2 was too rich or too big for you, you might have been keeping an eye on the Padfone Mini rumors. Well, they are rumors no more – Asus just unveiled the phone/tablet hybrid in Taiwan. The Asus Padfone Mini is a...


Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

10 December, 2013 | comments (270)

According to a report in The Verge, the previously leaked, mysterious Nokia Normandy is an Android handset. Known internally under several different codenames, the device is said to be developed as an equivalent to the low-cost Nokia Asha...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

10 December, 2013 | comments (32)

Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 quietly went official in the United States - the duo of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is currently available to order in the US Google Play Store. The Xperia Z Ultra is priced at $649, while...

Tags: Sony, LG, ASUS, Android


MediaTek to announce an octa-core LTE chipset in January 

MediaTek to announce an octa-core LTE chipset in January 

10 December, 2013 | comments (24)

MediaTek recently announced its first true-octa core processor, as part of the MT6592 chipset. The successor of this SoC is allegedly in the works and the upcoming chip that is reportedly known as MT6595 is rumored to go official in the January,...

Tags: MediaTek, Rumors


Oppo N1 is now available worldwide

Oppo N1 is now available worldwide

10 December, 2013 | comments (23)

Oppo N1 was announced in September and launched in China on November 11. Later Oppo promised to expand the N1 availability worldwide on December 10 and today it duly deliverd. The Oppo N1 is now available through Oppo's official online stores....

Tags: Oppo, Android


Leaked internal document confirms Huawei P7 specs

Leaked internal document confirms Huawei P7 specs

10 December, 2013 | comments (31)

According to a leaked internal document sent to us by an anonymous tipster, Huawei is working on an Ascend P7 smartphone that's currently going under the codename "Sophia". The Huawei Ascend P7 is going to be a major update over the Ascend P6 and...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition unveiled in Thailand

Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition unveiled in Thailand

10 December, 2013 | comments (23)

Samsung likes to slap on some bling on a Galaxy phone now and then and the Galaxy S4 is no exception. It's a limited run of 3,500 units so far only available on the Samsung Thailand site. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition is based on the...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Walmart to offer iPhone 5s and 5c with no-contract plans this Friday

Walmart to offer iPhone 5s and 5c with no-contract plans this Friday

10 December, 2013 | comments (18)

US retailer Walmart has been selling Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for a while now, but starting this Friday the two smartphones will be available on its own contract-free carriers Straight Talk Wireless and Net10 Wireless. The prices match...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped

Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped

10 December, 2013 | comments (73)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is leaving its predecessors in the dust – it sold 5 million units in the first month of availability and now a month later the number of units shipped has reached 10 million. Note that the number of sales is probably...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.2 to Nexus devices

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.2 to Nexus devices

10 December, 2013 | comments (135)

Shortly after the 4.4.1 update, Google has now started rolling out the 4.4.2 update for the Nexus devices. Whereas the previous update focused on improving the camera performance on the Nexus 5, the latest one merely includes bug fixes. There...

Tags: Google, Android


Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410

Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410

09 December, 2013 | comments (47)

Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit mobile chipset – the Snapdragon 410. Curiously, the SoC is not a high-end powerhouse, but one designed for devices with sub-$150 price tag. Alongside its 64-bit capability, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 will...

Tags: Qualcomm


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

09 December, 2013 | comments (30)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset joined the “regular” SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 in SK-Telecom’s smartphone lineup in Korea. As expected, the smartphone comes with support for LTE-A networks (up to 150...

Tags: Samsung, Android


ZTE scores 2.5 million pre-orders for Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini

ZTE scores 2.5 million pre-orders for Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini

09 December, 2013 | comments (26)

ZTE recently announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Nubia Z5S along with the Nubia Z5S mini. The company now claims to have recorded whopping 2.5 million pre-orders for the Z5S and Z5S mini smartphones through its JD.com retailing...

Tags: ZTE, Android


2K smartphone Vivo Xplay 3S to cost $740

2K smartphone Vivo Xplay 3S to cost $740

09 December, 2013 | comments (24)

Vivo is about to unveil the first smartphone in the world with a 2K display. The first of its kind device from Vivo is dubbed Xplay 3S and it has already been listed by China Mobile. This comes a bit early, three days before the actual official...

Tags: Vivo, rumors


China Mobile will open iPhone pre-orders in three days

China Mobile will open iPhone pre-orders in three days

09 December, 2013 | comments (10)

China Mobile is opening iPhone pre-orders this Thursday (that's three days from now) ahead of launching its LTE network on December 18. The information comes straight off a carrier representative, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal. Customers...

Tags: Apple, LTE


Walmart now sells Nokia Lumia 521 for just $79.95

Walmart now sells Nokia Lumia 521 for just $79.95

09 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Nokia Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone smartphone out there due to its decent specs and affordable price tag. T-Mobile's Lumia 521 is absolutely identical with the international Lumia 520, save for the T-Mobile branding over its front and...


Affordable dual-SIM Nokia RM-977 with 4.5

Affordable dual-SIM Nokia RM-977 with 4.5" screen now testing

09 December, 2013 | comments (28)

Zauba – an organization handling the import of tech into India – has listed 43 units of the Nokia RM-977 as being brought in from Finland for "intercompany use for testing and evaluation purposes only". The details on the device are scarce, but...


Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

09 December, 2013 | comments (44)

We are spending more and more time online and our communications are steadily moving to the constantly-connected space. But as is uncovered constantly said space is in persistent threat of unsanctioned spying and general breaching of privacy by...


Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

09 December, 2013 | comments (45)

The Samsung Galaxy J, a Galaxy S4 LTE-A version with a metal body, has launched in Japan and following a number of leaks it is now official for Taiwan. Here's the first promo video from Samsung Taiwan: The phone, which presumably is here...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple wants $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

Apple wants $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

08 December, 2013 | comments (208)

It seems that the patent wars are far from over. Years ago, when Samsung's Galaxy product line began to seriously compete with the iPhone, Apple brought the Korean manufacturer to court. In the course of their legal battles, Apple has forked over...

Tags: Samsung, Apple