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TomTom licenses its maps data to Apple for iOS6

TomTom licenses its maps data to Apple for iOS6

12 June, 2012 | comments (59)

Yesterday at WWDC 2012 Apple announced their new Maps app, boasting an entirely new look, crowd-sourced traffic info as well as turn-by-turn navigation. The announcement confirmed the rumors that Apple has now officially stopped partnering with...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

12 June, 2012 | comments (21)

US users who have been waiting patiently for a (legitimate) way to upgrade their Samsung Galaxy S II devices to Android 4.0 will finally have their day in the sun, as T-Mobile finally released the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the former...


Early benchmarks show that Mobile Safari got faster with iOS 6

Early benchmarks show that Mobile Safari got faster with iOS 6

12 June, 2012 | comments (58)

It's customary for a new mobile OS version to bring an improved web browser and that's one of the first things to get tested. iOS 6 was only announced yesterday ,but the default browser of its beta version was already subjected to a few...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration

iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration

11 June, 2012 | comments (346)

Apple has just announced the next version of its iOS platform for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. iOS 6 has an updated Siri, Facebook integration and completely new Maps application with built-in turn-by-turn navigation as its key...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

11 June, 2012 | comments (43)

After leaving the factories yesterday the LG Optimus 4X HD is already available for purchase in Europe. Germany is the only country to have received it so far, though. The white version of the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD is currently ...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung officially denies planning to acquire Nokia

Samsung officially denies planning to acquire Nokia

11 June, 2012 | comments (202)

Rumors that the ailing Nokia is up for sale keep cropping up and they keep getting shot down. Last we heard that Samsung is looking to buy the Finnish company, but that was quickly refuted by the Koreans. In a rather terse statement released...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung, Misc


Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

11 June, 2012 | comments (168)

Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, has previously stated that dual and quad-core processors on mobile phones waste battery more than anything else. Now, Intel's GM of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, Mike Bell, chimes in saying that Android just...

Tags: Android, Misc


Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

11 June, 2012 | comments (36)

An interesting rumor was doing the rounds on the web yesterday, saying that Andy Rubin might be leaving Google and focusing on a startup company. The man himself quickly stepped up to refute it, bringing an update on the Android daily activations...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Original iPad to miss on the iOS 6 fun, iPhone 3GS safe for now

Original iPad to miss on the iOS 6 fun, iPhone 3GS safe for now

11 June, 2012 | comments (50)

The WWDC press conference is just hours away, but the rumors just can't stop coming in. This morning the Chinese forum WeiPhone.com brought links to the first builds of iOS for the different iDevices. The links still aren't working, but the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US

Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US

10 June, 2012 | comments (38)

The Asus Padfone has made its way to the United States in an unlocked state, ready to entice prospective buyers with a knack for something other than the run of the mill smartphone/tablet combo. The curiously talented handset however comes far from...


LG launches the Optimus 4X HD in Europe, Germany gets it first

LG launches the Optimus 4X HD in Europe, Germany gets it first

10 June, 2012 | comments (65)

LG announced today that they will be launching their Optimus 4X HD this month in several European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and Italy, right on plan, actually. The LG Optimus 4X HD was announced back at...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Apple all set to announce iOS 6 tomorrow, but what else?

Apple all set to announce iOS 6 tomorrow, but what else?

09 June, 2012 | comments (211)

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to start tomorrow and as usual, it's a big industry event - one, which has seen the announcements of new iPhones, new iPods and iOS versions in recent years. Eye-witness photos of the...


Xperia mini pro and Live with Walkman receiving Android 4.0

Xperia mini pro and Live with Walkman receiving Android 4.0

09 June, 2012 | comments (285)

Sony is continuing its commitment to product support by bringing the latest and greatest in Android to these mid-range phones. A few days ago we already let you know that the Xperia mini pro is getting Android 4.0 worldwide. The same seems to apply...


Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon leaks out in blurry shots

Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon leaks out in blurry shots

08 June, 2012 | comments (79)

It looks like the Motorola "Dinara" which we told you about a few hours ago won't be the only star in Motorola's lineup this summer. The LTE flavored Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon Wireless has emerged in a couple of shots. When it hits the...


Alleged image of the AT&T branded Motorola

Alleged image of the AT&T branded Motorola "Dinara" leaks

08 June, 2012 | comments (25)

Right when we began to wonder why is Motorola being so quiet on the US front these days, a juicy rumor regarding an upcoming smartphone from Google's newly acquired property sprung up. An AT&T branded Motorola, codenamed "Dinara" has leaked out in...


The LTE enabled Huawei Activa 4G goes official for MetroPCS

The LTE enabled Huawei Activa 4G goes official for MetroPCS

08 June, 2012 | comments (18)

Huawei has chosen a low key approach for its first LTE phone in the United States with the introduction of the Activa 4G for MetroPCS. The smartphone offers entry level specs, paired with zippy network connectivity and low commitment free price tag....


A quad-core LTE-enabled Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM to hit Korea

A quad-core LTE-enabled Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM to hit Korea

08 June, 2012 | comments (110)

After the Galaxy S III was announced, a lot of people were displeased that it fails to provide a RAM upgrade over the S II. You see 1GB of RAM is more than enough for just about every use case, but more is always better when talking memory. Later...


Lamborghini to launch luxury phones and tablet in Russia

Lamborghini to launch luxury phones and tablet in Russia

08 June, 2012 | comments (126)

Lamborghini has announced their new range of luxury phones and tablet for the Russian market. The first of the bunch (above) is a simple feature phone called the TL688 Spyder that has a 2-inch QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera with video...


Motorola unveils dual-core XT760 for China

Motorola unveils dual-core XT760 for China

08 June, 2012 | comments (16)

Motorola introduced yet another Android smartphone for the Chinese market. Called Motorola XT760, the new droid is built around a 4" qHD screen and a 1GHz dual-core CPU of unknown architecture. The mid-range Motorola XT760 comes with quad-band...


Nokia sold 2.2 million Lumia smartphones in Q1, analysts say

Nokia sold 2.2 million Lumia smartphones in Q1, analysts say

08 June, 2012 | comments (135)

Nokia is stubbornly refusing to give us exact numbers on the Lumia lineup, but the analysts from IDC have stepped in to provide some guidance. According to their calculations, the Finns managed to move 2.2 million WP-powered smartphones in the first...