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Japanese SoftBank acquires 70% of US Sprint for $20.1 billion

Japanese SoftBank acquires 70% of US Sprint for $20.1 billion

15 October, 2012 | comments (6)

In a press event today, Japanese carrier SoftBank officially announced it is acquiring 70 percent of US carrier Sprint for $20.1 billion. The money will be spent on both newly-issued shares ($8 billion) as well as on existing ones ($12.1...

Tags: Sprint, Misc


LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

14 October, 2012 | comments (20)

Everyone and their grandmother is probably familiar with the LG-made next-gen Nexus device by now with all the information like pictures, camera samples, more pictures and even preliminary reviews popping up for days on end. One of the last...


LG announces Jelly Bean update schedule for Korea

LG announces Jelly Bean update schedule for Korea

14 October, 2012 | comments (87)

LG is not exactly known for releasing timely Android updates for its smartphones, but as it seems, its Korea-only phones will get Jelly Bean treatment on time. The first handset go get Android 4.1 is the Optimus LTE II in November. Next is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony C660X 'Yuga' 1080p display leaks in a benchmark score

Sony C660X 'Yuga' 1080p display leaks in a benchmark score

14 October, 2012 | comments (68)

Shortly after we caught a glimpse of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset tucked in Sony's upcoming C660X 'Yuga' Android powerhouse in Antutu benchmark results, the handset's screen resolution emerged as well. NenaMark2 scores revealed...


Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will hit Germany on November 1

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will hit Germany on November 1

14 October, 2012 | comments (190)

It appears that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 duo of Windows Phone smartphones will descend upon Germany on November 1 - only a few days after Windows Phone 8 becomes officially available. The country's largest retailer MediaMarkt has listed the...


Sony C660X 'Yuga' leaks, might pack a quad-core Krait CPU

Sony C660X 'Yuga' leaks, might pack a quad-core Krait CPU

14 October, 2012 | comments (67)

About a week ago a Sony C650X ‘Odin’ leaked through its User-Agent profile with speculations that it will be the next Xperia flagship. Not much info was available on it, but a new Sony smartphone has leaked now, and this one has a higher model...


ASUS PadFone 2 emerges in press shots and video footage

ASUS PadFone 2 emerges in press shots and video footage

13 October, 2012 | comments (46)

With its official announcement scheduled for October 16, the ASUS Padfone 2 leaked out in a number of press shots, thus leaving nothing about its design to our imagination. The upcoming Android device with dual personality also emerged in video...


LG Nexus 4 gets a full blown review

LG Nexus 4 gets a full blown review

13 October, 2012 | comments (84)

After teasing us with a few images every other day, Belarusian website Onliner.by has now uploaded a full review of what has come to be known as the LG Nexus 4. We can see from the images just how similar the Nexus 4 is to the Galaxy Nexus....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Huawei Y300 unveiled, is a dual-core JB droid for $250

Huawei Y300 unveiled, is a dual-core JB droid for $250

12 October, 2012 | comments (41)

The Huawei Y300 was showcased at a tech fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a couple of days ago. We were able to come across a couple of images and some specs of the upcoming smartphone. The Huawei Y300 will be running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 out...


Motorola RAZR i comes to UK both on and off contract

Motorola RAZR i comes to UK both on and off contract

12 October, 2012 | comments (27)

The Motorola RAZR i is now available in the UK for free on a contract courtesy of T-Mobile and Orange, while retailers such as Clove, Unlocked Mobiles and at Amazon offer it SIM free for around £340. Orange is willing to give you the RAZR i...


UK carriers start taking Galaxy S III mini pre-orders

UK carriers start taking Galaxy S III mini pre-orders

12 October, 2012 | comments (43)

The Galaxy S III mini was announced just yesterday, but it’s already available for pre-order from three of Britain's major carriers. This means that you can get the Samsung smartphone for free as long as you are willing to sign a two-year...


Probable next Nexus phone, LG E960 Mako camera samples leak

Probable next Nexus phone, LG E960 Mako camera samples leak

12 October, 2012 | comments (31)

LG is pretty lax when it comes to keeping the LG E960, a.k.a. the Optimus G-based Nexus phone, under wraps. Images and details of the smartphone just cant stop leaking all over web. The latest info comes from Onliner (again) and shows two camera...


Samsung Galaxy Nexus US injunction gets reversed

Samsung Galaxy Nexus US injunction gets reversed

11 October, 2012 | comments (99)

The injunction banning the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the United States has been reversed by US appeals court. According to the decision, Apple could not present sufficient evidence, relating consumer demand for the Android smartphone to...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Motorola DROID RAZR HD duo will hit Verizon on October 18

Motorola DROID RAZR HD duo will hit Verizon on October 18

11 October, 2012 | comments (29)

Verizon Wireless announced that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD duo will land on its shelves on October 18. The DROID RAZR HD will be priced at $199.99, while the 3300mAh sporting RAZR MAXX HD will set potential users back with $299.99....


4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled

4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled

11 October, 2012 | comments (161)

No, we didn’t scale the images wrong, it's the new Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini that was just announced in Germany. Brought on by an increasing demand for 4" droids with good specs, the S III mini wants to please people who find the 4.8" screen...


Samsung announces a beefed up Galaxy S III for Japan

Samsung announces a beefed up Galaxy S III for Japan

11 October, 2012 | comments (71)

Today NTT DoCoMo announced the upcoming availability of a few smartphones including Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. You’ve probably heard all there is to know about those two, but NTT DoCoMo’s version of the Galaxy S III, called Alpha,...


The best pics of the LG Nexus phone so far show all the details

The best pics of the LG Nexus phone so far show all the details

11 October, 2012 | comments (102)

Beside the high-quality photos there is not much new information about the LG Nexus phone. Still, we get its model name - the LG E960 - and a codename - the Mako. We'd say that if it really turns out to be this year's Nexus device (something our...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Zeta SH-02E droid headed to NTT DoCoMo

4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Zeta SH-02E droid headed to NTT DoCoMo

11 October, 2012 | comments (71)

NTT DoCoMo announced its winter lineup, which consists of 16 new (for the carrier, at least) models, including the Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II and the Sony Xperia AX. The real attention grabber is the Sharp Aquos Zeta SH-02E, which promises to...


LG Nexus smartphone expected to be announced on October 29

LG Nexus smartphone expected to be announced on October 29

11 October, 2012 | comments (57)

The LG Nexus smartphone rumors are coming in thick and fast, with each one adding a new piece to the puzzle that is very close to being complete. First off, there are couple of new pictures as seen below that show the phone in a better light. The...


Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon emerges in live photos

Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon emerges in live photos

10 October, 2012 | comments (44)

Following the press photo leak from a couple of days back, the Verizon bound Nokia smartphone has emerged in live photos. Dubbed Nokia Lumia 822, the Windows Phone 8 smartphone is (just like the Nokia Lumia 810) yet another carrier specific version...