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HTC DROID DNA for Verizon gets a price cut, now costs $120

HTC DROID DNA for Verizon gets a price cut, now costs $120

03 January, 2013 | comments (22)

Judging by the way things are shaping up, 2013 will be the year of Android flagships with 5" 1080p screens. HTC's phone is already out - for US carrier Verizon it's called the DROID DNA and has already seen its first price cuts. The best deal...


Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

03 January, 2013 | comments (67)

Samsung has issued a press statement that it will be releasing several devices running the Tizen mobile OS this year. Unfortunately, there are no specifics as to hardware specifications, when they will be heading to market, or at what...


Sony Xperia Z pricing and new official photo emerge

Sony Xperia Z pricing and new official photo emerge

03 January, 2013 | comments (69)

Following yesterday's leaked official photo of the Xperia Z (formerly residing under the Yuga moniker), we now have the purported price tag that the device will carry. According to Thai blog SonyXP, the SIM-free version of the Xperia Z will...


Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

03 January, 2013 | comments (70)

It's been a while since Nokia last updated its 41MP 808 PureView, but today the Finns are making the cameraphone owners happy with a new firmware release. Pushing the phone's software to version 113.010.1508, the update is 420MB in size and...


Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | comments (153)

Throughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced...


Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

03 January, 2013 | comments (123)

Canonical has unveiled the mobile version of their Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu for phones uses the same basic kernel and drivers as Android but has a brand new UI and navigation. For starters, Ubuntu makes heavy use of...


GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (44)

2012 was a busy year for the smartphone industry, which worked pretty hard to produce some pretty good products we’ve ever seen. As expert reviewers we also had our hands full, trying to cover as many of the phones as we could get our hands on to...

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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (159)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

02 January, 2013 | comments (53)

Whatever made the Hackulous team shut down Installous yesterday is surely giving a push to other even easier alternatives for side-loading (and, as is often the case pirating) iOS apps. Two of them are getting quite a lot of attention since...

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Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

02 January, 2013 | comments (36)

Boosted by what has undoubtedly been a spectacular sales year, Samsung is predicting an even stronger 2013. The Korean giant expects to ship a total of 510 million handsets this year. Of that total, some 390 million are expected to be...


Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

02 January, 2013 | comments (93)

We got new reports of Apple working towards breaking the ties with Samsung. The company is reportedly moving the production of quad-core A6X chips out of Samsung's factories. It's no secret the Korean company has been doing lots of manufacturing...

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Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

01 January, 2013 | comments (25)

The first day of 2013 surely brought us a plethora of leaked images of upcoming phones. After we saw Sony's Xperia Z and ZL, now it's Huawei's turn. We encountered the Ascend Mate phablet numerous times before - on leaked info, photos, even a...


Sony Xperia Odin image leaks, confirms Xperia ZL name

Sony Xperia Odin image leaks, confirms Xperia ZL name

01 January, 2013 | comments (83)

The Sony Xperia Odin is the second high-end phone expected from the Japanese company and it has remained more elusive than its Xperia Z sibling. An official image from the SonyMobile.com leaked giving us the first proper look of the upcoming...


Official image of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) leaks

Official image of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) leaks

01 January, 2013 | comments (108)

2012 is gone and Sony is gearing up to announce its flagship Android phones for the new year. Two official images managed to slip through the cracks before the January 7 press conference, those of the Sony Xperia Z and the Xperia Odin. Both...


Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

31 December, 2012 | comments (255)

The New Year is just around the corner and, as we say goodbye to year 2012, we cannot help but have a look back at all the work we've done. Thanks to you, our readers, it's been a successful year for us at GSMArena.com. This year you pushed our...


Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

31 December, 2012 | comments (82)

Samsung has achieved yet another sales milestone for its Galaxy Note II phablet. After reaching 5 million units sold only two months after its launch, Samsung has also reportedly shifted 1 million devices in Korea alone. The Samsung Galaxy...


More images of BlackBerry N-Series make the rounds

More images of BlackBerry N-Series make the rounds

30 December, 2012 | comments (105)

After giving us a glimpse from a couple of blurry shots roughly a week ago, the upcoming BlackBerry N-Series smartphone has made another appearance. This time around, we get to see the hardware QWERTY smartphone in better quality images. ...


Jolla's Sailfish OS gets extensively demoed on video

Jolla's Sailfish OS gets extensively demoed on video

30 December, 2012 | comments (115)

After giving us a short glimpse of its UI in the official announcement's promo video, Jolla's Meego-based Sailfish OS got an extensive video demo, which offers a deeper look at its features. The still developing OS got shown off on Nokia N950...


More photos of the 6.1

More photos of the 6.1" Huawei Ascend Mate make the rounds

29 December, 2012 | comments (64)

After being shown off by the company's chairman last week, the 6.1" 1080p display toting Huawei Ascend Mate has emerged in more photos. This time around, we get to have a better look at the device's physical appearance. The rumored specs of...


Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

28 December, 2012 | comments (233)

Hot on the heels of yesterday's skillful render, a fresh rumor has emerged, potentially shedding light on the specifications and the release date of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship. Reportedly, the hotly anticipated smartphone is pegged...