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Jolla is now on sale across Europe, costs €399

Jolla is now on sale across Europe, costs €399

19 December, 2013 | comments (38)

After initial units sold out quickly in Finland, the Jolla online store is now live and the smartphone is in stock for devices across EU countries, Norway, and Switzerland. You can order yours for €399 plus €15 shipping expenses. The Jolla...

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Samsung G900F spotted on AnTuTu, may be the Galaxy S5

Samsung G900F spotted on AnTuTu, may be the Galaxy S5

19 December, 2013 | comments (38)

The Samsung SM-G900F continues its tour across benchmarks – the latest find comes from the AnTuTu team, who spotted the device in their benchmarks and claim it is the anticipated Galaxy S5. The SM-G900F is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with...


Sony Xperia Z1F goes on sale in Japan, Z1S launch is upon us

Sony Xperia Z1F goes on sale in Japan, Z1S launch is upon us

19 December, 2013 | comments (58)

Sony Xperia Z1F is now available at NTT DoCoMo's stores all over Japan in black, white, pink and lime flavors. The Z1F is the smaller sibling of the popular Z1 flagship featuring pretty much the same design and specs save for the display, which is...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung introduces red Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea

Samsung introduces red Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea

19 December, 2013 | comments (22)

December 19 marks the date that South Korean carrier SKT will begin carrying the new Merlot Red color scheme for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The new red color joins Jet Black, Classic White, and Blush Pink, and brings the total color options...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Galaxy S4 and Note 3 will get Android 4.4 in late January

Galaxy S4 and Note 3 will get Android 4.4 in late January

19 December, 2013 | comments (44)

French carrier SFR released details on the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The carrier broke the news for the 4.3 update of the Galaxy S4 and S III, which rolled out just recently. The South Korean...

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Android 4.3 update starts rolling out for Galaxy S III, again

Android 4.3 update starts rolling out for Galaxy S III, again

19 December, 2013 | comments (205)

We are starting to lose count of the number of times Samsung has issued and then pulled back an update for one of their Galaxy smartphones. The S III similarly had started receiving the Android 4.3 update in some parts of the world but then Samsung...

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Meizu has plans to begin selling devices in the United States

Meizu has plans to begin selling devices in the United States

18 December, 2013 | comments (22)

The Chinese manufacturer of Android smartphones Meizu announced that it has plans to enter the US market. The company expressed its intentions in a short press release. According to Meizu, “there’s room in the U.S. market for another...

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Oppo R1 leaks in live photos, specs in tow

Oppo R1 leaks in live photos, specs in tow

18 December, 2013 | comments (19)

The Oppo R1, formerly known as the R829T, was teased by the Chinese maker not too long ago, showing us the first live photo of the phone. Luckily, the wait for another glimpse at the phone didn't take that long thanks to a batch of hands-on photos...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Vivo Xplay 3S and its QHD screen go official

Vivo Xplay 3S and its QHD screen go official

18 December, 2013 | comments (56)

Update: Never mind the leaks, the real deal is out. It has a bigger than expected 6" screen with the amazing QHD resolution (sometimes called 2K, but either way both refer to 2,560 x 1,440). That gives it a whopping 490ppi pixel density, higher than...

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The UK will be getting Pink Galaxy S4 in January

The UK will be getting Pink Galaxy S4 in January

18 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Shopping for the end of the year holidays is almost over, time to plan ahead for the ones that come next year. Like Valentine's day, for example. Which is why UK retailer Phones4u has already announced that it will be exclusively be offering the...

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HTC Desire 501 dual sim announced in India

HTC Desire 501 dual sim announced in India

18 December, 2013 | comments (29)

HTC unveiled three phones at the end of last month, two of which were dual-SIMs. The exception was the HTC Desire 501, but it turns out that its dual-SIM version was just a few weeks late. The HTC India website now lists the HTC Desire 501...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Optional bamboo back cover for the Moto X is now available

Optional bamboo back cover for the Moto X is now available

17 December, 2013 | comments (37)

An optional bamboo back cover for the Moto X is now available to order in the Moto Maker customization tool. The natural wood option costs an additional $100 over the regular back cover for the handset. Initial quantities of the bamboo...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Z Ultra GPE gets Android 4.4.2

Sony Z Ultra GPE gets Android 4.4.2

17 December, 2013 | comments (40)

After Android 4.4.2 KitKat update made its way to the LG G Pad 8.3, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, today it's rolling out to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition as well. The update comes with a number of bug fixes, with the most...

Tags: Sony, Google, Android


Oppo confirms the Find 7 will have a 2K screen

Oppo confirms the Find 7 will have a 2K screen

17 December, 2013 | comments (30)

The upcoming Oppo Find 7 is rumored to have a lot of cool specs, among which a 2K screen that's as big as 5.7". Oppo officially denied that the Find 7 will have a 5.7" screen (or a 7" one for that matter), but now the company is confirming the 2K...

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Amazon drops Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T GoPhone to $50

Amazon drops Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T GoPhone to $50

17 December, 2013 | comments (33)

The Nokia Lumia 520 is subject to yet another price cut. This one comes from Amazon, which dropped the entry-level Windows Phone 8 handset for just $50 on AT&T's GoPhone pre-paid plan. That's with free shipping too. This is the same price as the...


No Android devices from Nokia, wearables planned instead

No Android devices from Nokia, wearables planned instead

16 December, 2013 | comments (260)

Talk that Nokia is working on Android-powered devices was met with great excitement, even when the rumors stated that the company is looking to fork Android. Chinese site CTechnology has some insider info about the status of the project, though, and...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


HTC reassigns CFO to head of sales amidst structural changes

HTC reassigns CFO to head of sales amidst structural changes

16 December, 2013 | comments (17)

Taiwanese-based smartphone manufacturer HTC has been struggling recently, having just announced its 25 straight month of declining year-on-year sales. In order to right the ship, current CFO Chialin Chang has been appointed as the new global...

Tags: HTC, Android


Micromax Canvas 2.2 with 5-inch qHD goes live

Micromax Canvas 2.2 with 5-inch qHD goes live

16 December, 2013 | comments (38)

This just in from India - Micromax has introduced the Canvas 2.2 A114, which is currently selling on Flipkart.com for INR 12,999 (around $210). In addition to dual-SIM support, the smartphone brings a 5" qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display on tap, ...

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Samsung announces Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7

Samsung announces Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7" screen

16 December, 2013 | comments (81)

Samsung has added yet another smartphone to its mid-range club and has extended its Galaxy Core lineup. The South Korean manufacturer has officially announced the Galaxy Core Advance, after unveiling Galaxy Core and Core Plus earlier this...

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Huawei unveils dual-SIM Honor 3X phablet and Honor 3C phone

Huawei unveils dual-SIM Honor 3X phablet and Honor 3C phone

16 December, 2013 | comments (42)

Huawei put out a couple of Android-powered members of the Honor line. The first is a 5.5" phablet, the Honor 3X, while the other is a 5" smartphone, the Honor 3C. Both feature dual-SIM connectivity. Huawei Honor 3X The highlights of the Honor...