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Walmart now sells Nokia Lumia 521 for just $79.95

Walmart now sells Nokia Lumia 521 for just $79.95

09 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Nokia Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone smartphone out there due to its decent specs and affordable price tag. T-Mobile's Lumia 521 is absolutely identical with the international Lumia 520, save for the T-Mobile branding over its front and...


Affordable dual-SIM Nokia RM-977 with 4.5

Affordable dual-SIM Nokia RM-977 with 4.5" screen now testing

09 December, 2013 | comments (28)

Zauba – an organization handling the import of tech into India – has listed 43 units of the Nokia RM-977 as being brought in from Finland for "intercompany use for testing and evaluation purposes only". The details on the device are scarce, but...


Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

09 December, 2013 | comments (44)

We are spending more and more time online and our communications are steadily moving to the constantly-connected space. But as is uncovered constantly said space is in persistent threat of unsanctioned spying and general breaching of privacy by...


Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

09 December, 2013 | comments (45)

The Samsung Galaxy J, a Galaxy S4 LTE-A version with a metal body, has launched in Japan and following a number of leaks it is now official for Taiwan. Here's the first promo video from Samsung Taiwan: The phone, which presumably is here...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple wants $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

Apple wants $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

08 December, 2013 | comments (208)

It seems that the patent wars are far from over. Years ago, when Samsung's Galaxy product line began to seriously compete with the iPhone, Apple brought the Korean manufacturer to court. In the course of their legal battles, Apple has forked over...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

07 December, 2013 | comments (227)

Samsung's plans for updating its high-end tier of smartphones have already been unveiled and we know the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 are getting Android 4.4 KitKat in January. As it turns out, though, the manufacturer...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

07 December, 2013 | comments (30)

ASUS will allegedly be officially announcing the Padfone Mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. The press images of the upcoming device from the company have been leaked well ahead of its unveiling, though. The leaked shots come from...

Tags: ASUS, Android, Rumors


Oppo Find 7 to bring Snapdragon 805 chipset

Oppo Find 7 to bring Snapdragon 805 chipset

06 December, 2013 | comments (112)

We've already heard that Oppo was working on the Find 7, and that the device is going to have some top-shelf specs. It turns out though that the upcoming handset's hardware might be even more impressive than previously estimated. Under the...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Press image of T-Mobile bound LG Optimus F3Q leaks

Press image of T-Mobile bound LG Optimus F3Q leaks

06 December, 2013 | comments (29)

The press image of LG's newest smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keypad, named Optimus F3Q has been leaked, courtesy of @evleaks. LG Optimus F3Q will be exclusively offered by T-Mobile, but there is no word on when the magenta carrier will start...


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 pictured by TENAA in China

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 pictured by TENAA in China

06 December, 2013 | comments (8)

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has recently leaked revealing design and pretty detailed specifications. We already know the phablet will run on HiSilicon's latest Kirin910 chipset with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-450 GPU and 2GB of...


ASUS December 11 event will make the Padfone mini official

ASUS December 11 event will make the Padfone mini official

06 December, 2013 | comments (7)

ASUS is preparing to officially launch the Padfone mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. While the PadFone Infinity boasts a 10.1" tablet and a 5.0" smartphone, the Padfone mini is rumored to consist of a more compact 4.3" smartphone...

Tags: ASUS, Android, Rumors


comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

06 December, 2013 | comments (34)

The latest comScore report on the smartphone market in the USA is out. It reveals minor increases of the Android, iOS and Windows Phone shares among the US subscribers, while BlackBerry's share keeps sliding down. As of October 52.2% of the US...


iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

05 December, 2013 | comments (79)

The latest App Store statistics released by Apple revealed that 74% of all compatible devices now boot iOS 7. The share of the latest OS version is up 10% since October, thus making iOS 7 the fastest adopted release to date. The numbers from...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Android 4.4.1 KitKat update improves the Nexus 5 camera

Android 4.4.1 KitKat update improves the Nexus 5 camera

05 December, 2013 | comments (87)

Google's Director of Engineering for Android David Burke has told in an interview for The Verge that Android 4.4.1 KitKat update is coming and it's bringing several improvement for the Nexus 5 camera. He confirmed that the smartphone's camera...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Nokia Lumia 929 photos leak again

Nokia Lumia 929 photos leak again

05 December, 2013 | comments (47)

The Nokia Lumia 929 has managed to escape the R&D labs once again and has been caught by yet another camera. The phone is touted as the smaller brother of the Lumia 1520 that's going to debut on Verizon's network in a matter of...


Samsung announces Galaxy Win Pro mid-ranger

Samsung announces Galaxy Win Pro mid-ranger

05 December, 2013 | comments (55)

Having gone unannounced until now, the Samsung Galaxy Win Pro has popped up on the Korean manufacturer's China web portal today. The Win Pro retains the midrange pedigree of its predecessor, the Galaxy Win, but to a lesser degree...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Pantech Vega Secret Up goes official

Pantech Vega Secret Up goes official

05 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Pantech has unveiled the Vega Secret Up - a high-end phablet with a 5.6" 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 chipset under the hood. As usual, you'll get four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The rest of the specs...

Tags: Pantech, Android


Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

05 December, 2013 | comments (21)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile to officially sell the iPhone on the carrier. The deal is said to have the Apple iPhone devices available on the carrier’s shelves later this month – around...

Tags: Apple, iOS


The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

05 December, 2013 | comments (56)

The European Commission cleared Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. According to the EU’s executive body, “the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between the parties'...

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia


Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

04 December, 2013 | comments (52)

The sales of Apple's latest tablet, the iPad Air saw a growth of 51% during the past weekend, according to a report from Localytics. The fact that the device has been on sale for just over a month along with Black Friday promotional offers drove the...