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Samsung announces new quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor

Samsung announces new quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor

26 April, 2012 | comments (93)

Samsung has announced its next generation Exynos processor that will be powering its next Galaxy smartphone. The Exynos 4 Quad comes with four Cortex A9 cores that can go up to 1.4GHz individually and is based on Samsung's 32nm HKMG fabrication...

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Nokia N9 wins D&AD Yellow Pencil design award

Nokia N9 wins D&AD Yellow Pencil design award

26 April, 2012 | comments (74)

We always thought that the Nokia N9 was a gorgeous piece of hardware and it seems the jury of the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil design awards agree with us. The Nokia N9 has won the 2012 Yellow Pencil award for the Product Design category, an award...

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GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

25 April, 2012 | comments (68)

If you've been following our reviews, then you're undoubtedly familiar with the extensive array of tests we subject any device which finds itself under our critical gaze in the GSMArena Labs. Today, we're proud to announce the test results now have...

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Huawei  working on WP8 phones and Windows 8 LTE tablet

Huawei working on WP8 phones and Windows 8 LTE tablet

25 April, 2012 | comments (28)

Huawei may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think smartphones and tablets, but the Chinese are certainly one of the major players in both markets. At this year's MWC Huawei declared its intentions to storm the top of the Android...


Apple is violating a Motorola patent, judge confirms

Apple is violating a Motorola patent, judge confirms

25 April, 2012 | comments (65)

The never-ending patent war in the mobile world wages on. This time it's Apple that may have found themselves in hot water after an ITC judge found the Cupertino-based company guilty of infringing on one of Motorola Mobility's patents. Motorola...

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Nokia Lumia 900 launch pushed back to May, blame US demand

Nokia Lumia 900 launch pushed back to May, blame US demand

25 April, 2012 | comments (92)

If you are one of those waiting for the international launch of Lumia 900, we have some disappointing news. According to a Nokia’s spokesman, the Lumia 900 will launch in the UK on May 14 as opposed to previously expected April 27. The reason is...


T-Mobile-bound  Galaxy Note shows its face again

T-Mobile-bound Galaxy Note shows its face again

25 April, 2012 | comments (10)

The first confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy Note hitting T-Mobile came the other day in the form of a few screenshots, but today we have something better. The first live photo of the phoneblet just appeared online. And to make things even...


Nokia 808 PureView and Samsung Galaxy Nexus get imaging awards

Nokia 808 PureView and Samsung Galaxy Nexus get imaging awards

25 April, 2012 | comments (81)

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), an association of magazine publishers that deals with photography and imaging, held an event in Cape Town, where it gave away its annual awards. This year two smartphones walked away with a trophy along...


Another picture of the Samsung I9300 prototype leaks

Another picture of the Samsung I9300 prototype leaks

25 April, 2012 | comments (87)

We have another picture of what is likely to be the next Galaxy phone. As usual, the phone is camouflaged by being placed within a case but we still get a glimpse of some of the important bits. For starters, we see the arrangement of the...


ZTE looking to sell 100 million handsets annually by 2015

ZTE looking to sell 100 million handsets annually by 2015

24 April, 2012 | comments (30)

While it's true that ZTE is mostly unknown outside of Asia, last year saw the company ship 15 million smartphones, which was enough to make them the 4th largest vendor globally. For 2012, predictions range as high as 50 million units. This...

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O2 UK promises Galaxy S III availability, eventually

O2 UK promises Galaxy S III availability, eventually

24 April, 2012 | comments (46)

O2 UK just confirmed via Twitter its joining the next Galaxy bandwagon. The carrier said it's excited about the "next Samsung Galaxy" and that it will be coming to its stores. They didn't see fit to clarify but we're guessing the device in...


HTC Q1 results: profits are down, expected to bounce back in Q2

HTC Q1 results: profits are down, expected to bounce back in Q2

24 April, 2012 | comments (62)

HTC's preliminary report made it pretty clear that the last couple of quarters were pretty tough for the company. Now, their full report is out and it gives us some more details on how HTC performed in Q1 of 2012. The company's revenue ($2.3...

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Nokia Lumia 900 officially coming in magenta soon

Nokia Lumia 900 officially coming in magenta soon

24 April, 2012 | comments (74)

The Nokia Lumia 900 has so far been available only across the Atlantic on the AT&T's GSM network. The available color options there are only black and cyan with the cyan version being noticeably more popular. Recently, we even saw some hints of...


LG Optimus Vu will get a white version next week

LG Optimus Vu will get a white version next week

24 April, 2012 | comments (16)

The (so far) South Korea-only LG Optimus Vu debuted in traditional black, but starting next week it will be available in white too. Both the back and the bezel around the 5" XGA display will be white. XGA resolution is 768 x 1024, making for...

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DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX get stocked OTA software update

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX get stocked OTA software update

24 April, 2012 | comments (8)

Verizon is seeding an update to its DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX smartphones. The new release offers quite a lot of improvements, new features and bugfixes, but sadly isn't the Ice Cream Sandwich update everyone is waiting for. The update...


Galaxy S3 name spotted in Unpacked Mobile app description

Galaxy S3 name spotted in Unpacked Mobile app description

24 April, 2012 | comments (35)

While the name of the next generation flagship Galaxy smartphone is often just assumed to be Galaxy S III, we are yet to hear the same being confirmed by Samsung. Until now, sort of. Samsung has released an app on the Google Play Store for...


Nokia Lumia 710, 800 to get internet sharing in WP 7.5 Tango

Nokia Lumia 710, 800 to get internet sharing in WP 7.5 Tango

23 April, 2012 | comments (33)

The Lumia series, the hallmark Windows Phone devices by Nokia, so far were left out in the cold as regards the Wireless Hotspot functionality. Every other WP smartphone has been enjoying that since the update to Mango, but not the...


Vodafone UK claims first dibs on the next Samsung Galaxy

Vodafone UK claims first dibs on the next Samsung Galaxy

23 April, 2012 | comments (46)

Today Samsung released the first teaser for the UNPACKED event where we will see the next Galaxy smartphone flagship. The Galaxy S III will only be officially announced on May 3 in London, but Vodafone UK already wants you to know they will be...


LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, not coming to the UK

LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, not coming to the UK

23 April, 2012 | comments (17)

LG has some good news for 3D buffs - the LG Optimus 3D Max, their second generation Android phone with glasses-free 3D screen is launching across Europe. There's some bad news too - the Optimus 3D Max won't be coming to the UK for now. Anyway,...

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T-Mobile could get its own Galaxy Note as T879 leaks

T-Mobile could get its own Galaxy Note as T879 leaks

23 April, 2012 | comments (12)

Samsung has been intensely promoting its Galaxy Note phoneblet ever since its announcement, and it looks like it might finally make its way to T-Mobile. While the T879 model number may be a far cry from the SGH-i717 of the original...