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Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

12 December, 2013 | comments (14)

Phonemaker Oppo used its official Weibo account to put up a banner teasing its upcoming flagship the Find 7. There, Oppo also confirms that the Find 7 will launch in early 2014. Last week, Oppo Find 7 had its specifications leaked, suggesting...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

12 December, 2013 | comments (67)

There were rumors that Samsung is looking at LCD screens to cut costs for the next Galaxy S and Note flagships, but maybe they were only partially correct. New information from Korean publication ETNews suggests Samsung is already making the Galaxy...


AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

11 December, 2013 | comments (30)

AT&T might soon be reducing the subsidies for the devices sold on its network. The wireless operator CEO Randall Stephenson feels that the carrier can no longer afford to fund the maintenance and upgrade cycles of the smartphones it sells. At an...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


Nokia RM-964 with 5.2

Nokia RM-964 with 5.2" screen now testing

11 December, 2013 | comments (49)

Zauba is at it again – this time the Indian import tracking site leaked a Nokia device with a 5.2" screen and the model number RM-964. The device is once again being imported for testing. Unlike the 4.5" Nokia RM-977, the RM-964 is an expensive...


Ubuntu Touch will power a high-end phone next year

Ubuntu Touch will power a high-end phone next year

11 December, 2013 | comments (39)

The smartphone OS battlefield just got a little busier – Ubuntu Touch will transition from an after-market OS to an out of the box OS in 2014 as Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth announced there's a hardware partner on board. A high-end Ubuntu...

Tags: Ubuntu


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