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International HTC One receiving Android 4.3 update

International HTC One receiving Android 4.3 update

25 October, 2013 | comments (158)

Continuing their exemplary pace for the HTC One updates, HTC has now started rolling out the Android 4.3 update for the international variant. The update brings many changes, which you can see in the screenshot above. The important one here...

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Sony Xperia Z1S (aka Z1 mini) spotted in the wild [UPDATED]

Sony Xperia Z1S (aka Z1 mini) spotted in the wild [UPDATED]

25 October, 2013 | comments (46)

At an exhibition of Sony headphones an interesting, unidentified phone appeared – could it be the Sony Xperia Z1S? If you've missed the rumors, the Z1S is supposed to be the international version of the Xperia Z1 f (also called Z1 mini...

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Samsung posts record profits in its latest earnings report

Samsung posts record profits in its latest earnings report

24 October, 2013 | comments (87)

Samsung released its Q3 2013 earnings report. As expected, the Korean giant posted record-shattering profits which slightly exceeded the guidance from earlier this month. Samsung posted consolidated operating profit of 10.16 trillion won...

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AT&T gets WP8 Samsung ATIV S Neo

AT&T gets WP8 Samsung ATIV S Neo

24 October, 2013 | comments (35)

Samsung and AT&T announced the ATIV S Neo smartphone with Windows Phone 8 on board. The LTE handset will hit the carrier’s shelves on November 8 for $99.99 with a two-year contract, or $21 per month with AT&T Next. Samsung ATIV S Neo is...


1080p Micromax Canvas Turbo goes official

1080p Micromax Canvas Turbo goes official

24 October, 2013 | comments (241)

Today Micromax announced the Canvas Turbo. The smartphone comes with a 5.0-inch 1080p IPS CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) display made by Sharp and is powered by a quad-core processor. The actual chipset inside the Canvas Turbo is MT6589T with...


Samsung fined $340k in Taiwan over HTC smear campaign

Samsung fined $340k in Taiwan over HTC smear campaign

24 October, 2013 | comments (139)

Earlier this year Samsung was found to be associated with two PR agencies in Taiwan, which were paying some guys to besmirching HTC's reputation while praising Samsung products on local online forums. The Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission started...

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Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on pre-order for €700

Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on pre-order for €700

24 October, 2013 | comments (240)

The Nokia Lumia 1520, the flagship Windows Phone 8 phablet, has officially gone on pre-order in Europe. Italian etailer (and Nokia premium partner) NStore.it is taking €100 deposits if you're interested. The final price will be €700 (that's...


Things looking up as LG ships 12 million smartphones in Q3

Things looking up as LG ships 12 million smartphones in Q3

24 October, 2013 | comments (54)

After getting eclipsed by its Korean counterpart Samsung for the past few years, LG is finally becoming relevant again after it posted a 217.8 billion won ($196.34 million) operating profit in Q3 of this year. This is a 27% increase over the same...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

23 October, 2013 | comments (67)

BlackBerry has just announced the rollout schedule of the OS 10.2 firmware update. BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 and Q5 are the devices eligible for upgrade, while the Z30 is running on 10.2 out of box. The BlackBerry 10.2 update brings a new Priority...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 selling far better than expected

Samsung Galaxy S4 selling far better than expected

23 October, 2013 | comments (189)

Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin has smashed the rumors of poor Galaxy S4 sales by revealing the actual sales figures for the flagship. Speaking to Korean media, Shin said more than 40 million Samsung Galaxy S4 phones have been sold. This puts...

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Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

23 October, 2013 | comments (64)

Sony is rumored to schedule an event for November 12. According to tipster from Chinese social media, the event will be held in Shanghai and will see the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S as well as a device codenamed Xperia Taichi. An...

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Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

23 October, 2013 | comments (5)

Samsung US announced today the US availability details of the Galaxy S4 mini smartphone. The Galaxy S4 smaller sibling will become available through lots of carriers at the beginning of November. The carriers to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini...


Japan Display unveils 12.1

Japan Display unveils 12.1" 4K tablet display

23 October, 2013 | comments (48)

Today Japan Display introduced the world's first 12.1-inch 4K display. Even stretched over 12 inches the 3840x2160 pixel resolution results in the great 365ppi pixel density. The new display unit measures 273.7 x 164.6 x 1.96mm and offers viewing...

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LG G Flex leaks on video, more photos

LG G Flex leaks on video, more photos

23 October, 2013 | comments (72)

Following the LG G Flex leaked renders last week, now the curved-screen smartphone has been shown in a talk show over at the Argentinian TV station Telefe. Journalist Federico Ini has leaked additional live photos of the G Flex for everyone to...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb

LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb

23 October, 2013 | comments (35)

Firefox OS could be considered still in its infancy but as bigger OEMs hop on the train it could gain traction faster than expected. LG is the first major manufacture to premiere a Firefox OS handset of its own. The LG Fireweb is the...

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Samsung to acquire shares in Corning

Samsung to acquire shares in Corning

23 October, 2013 | comments (27)

Early last year display maker Samsung and rugged glass maker Corning announced a joint venture called Samsung Corning Precision Materials (SCP). Now, less than two years later, the two companies are growing even closer. The end result of a...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone Olympic Phone

Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone Olympic Phone

23 October, 2013 | comments (63)

Samsung, the official partner of the Olympic games, has announced a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games "the most wireless, seamless and paperless Olympic Games ever". As...

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T-Mobile will offer new iPad users 200MB of free data per month

T-Mobile will offer new iPad users 200MB of free data per month

22 October, 2013 | comments (26)

The pricing of the cellular data plans for the freshly announced Apple iPad duo is out in the United States and, after a quick glance, it appears that T-Mobile is shaping up as a really attractive option. The Big Magenta will be offering 200MB of...

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Apple now seeding iOS 7.0.3 update with lots of bugfixes

Apple now seeding iOS 7.0.3 update with lots of bugfixes

22 October, 2013 | comments (106)

Apple has just launched the iOS 7.0.3 update for all supported iDevices. The release is rather rich in bug fixes but it also brings a few new features. As for the bugfixes, the most important ones include fixing some iMessage activation...

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Apple iPad mini 2 and iPad Air go official

Apple iPad mini 2 and iPad Air go official

22 October, 2013 | comments (103)

The wraps are off, the new Apple tablets are official. Say hello to the new 9.7" model, iPad Air (not 5), and the new 7.9" model, the iPad mini 2. The big news, of course, is that the mini model now has a Retina display. Apple iPad mini 2 The...

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