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Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (24)

An image uploaded to Picasa has unveiled an upcoming Sony device carrying the C503X model number with the codename HuaShan. The info comes from the EXIF data of the photo. The data further reveals that the model number is likely to have some...


Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

13 December, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia V, a water-proof version of the international Sony Xperia T flagship has gone on sale in Russia today. The smartphone's initial pricing is pretty steep, though. It will set you back 24999 Russian rubles (around $815/623/505) off...


Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

13 December, 2012 | comments (369)

In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's CEO Eri Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5

Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5" OLED display?

13 December, 2012 | comments (161)

This probably comes from the "if only" sections of the rumor mill, but a rumor about Sony's upcoming flagship, the C660X Yuga, promises that the Japanese company will deliver on its promise to release a phone to compete with the iPhone 5 and Galaxy...


Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

13 December, 2012 | comments (36)

Yet another Samsung leak from China, this time in the form of the dual-SIM GT-I8262D. Specs-wise there's nothing really groundbreaking, the smartphone offering a single-core 1 GHz CPU and WVGA screen. Alongside the 4.3 inch display, you'll...


Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

12 December, 2012 | comments (48)

The Oppo Find 5 was officially unveiled yesterday and is the most impressive phone to come out of China yet. It packs a 5" screen with full HD resolution and the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, in addition to the sleek design. The camera...


EE UK to bring LTE coverage to 17 new cities by March 2013

EE UK to bring LTE coverage to 17 new cities by March 2013

13 December, 2012 | comments (26)

Everything Everywhere UK, the carrier merger between Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, will add 17 new markets to its list of 4G-supported ones by March 2013. UK's only 4G provider for now announced that it will close 2012 with a bang, bringing...

Tags: EE, LTE


Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | comments (139)

It's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI


The Samsung Ativ S will hit the UK tomorrow, Ativ Tab on friday

The Samsung Ativ S will hit the UK tomorrow, Ativ Tab on friday

12 December, 2012 | comments (38)

The Samsung Ativ S will be available and in stock in the UK starting tomorrow, December 13, while the Windows RT-running Ativ Tab could be bought on Friday. The Ativ S became available in Austria yesterday and will soon come to Sweden as...


Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

12 December, 2012 | comments (44)

Two rumored Galaxy smartphones have taken a step closer to reality, as both got pictured and have had their specs leaked. Both will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box, and both take after previous Galaxy designs. The Samsung Galaxy S II...


Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

12 December, 2012 | comments (68)

HTC became the first manufacturer to out a 5 inch FullHD-display wielding smartphone, and it seemed to have caught everyone by surprise, including themselves. While other companies are busy announcing 5" 1080p devices of their own, HTC is already...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


BlackBerry L Series poses for a quick hands-on video

BlackBerry L Series poses for a quick hands-on video

12 December, 2012 | comments (62)

Yesterday we saw the BlackBerry L Series smartphone pose for some cool live photos and today the Vietnamese website Tinhte has uploaded a hands-on video of the device showcasing the BlackBerry 10 OS. To make it even better, the BlackBerry Dev...


YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

12 December, 2012 | comments (41)

The upcoming YotaPhone smartphone will feature a rear-facing E-Ink display to compliment the LCD display on the front of the device. With E-Ink's ability to display notifications and such at very little energy cost, the YotaPhone claims to...

Tags: Touch UI, Android


Oppo Find 5 with 5

Oppo Find 5 with 5" 1080p screen and S4 Pro SoC unveiled

12 December, 2012 | comments (110)

Oppo has just made its latest Android smartphone official and it's one hot-looking device. The Oppo Find 5 is built around a 5" 1080p IPS display, which matches the 441 ppi density of the HTC DROID DNA, and is powered by the Qualcomm S4 Pro monster...


BlackBerry L-Series leaks out in live photos, looks familiar

BlackBerry L-Series leaks out in live photos, looks familiar

11 December, 2012 | comments (146)

Barely a day after we caught a glimpse of it in a teaser image on RIM's website, the upcoming BlackBerry L-Series smartphone emerged once again. A rather extensive photo session of the device has made the rounds, this time leaving nothing to...


Xiaomi MI-3 with Tegra 4, LTE, 4.5

Xiaomi MI-3 with Tegra 4, LTE, 4.5" screen coming in mid 2013?

11 December, 2012 | comments (47)

Now this is as unofficial as it gets folks, so get those saltshakers ready. According to the latest bit of online gossip the next Xiaomi smartphone, presumably named MI-3, will sport the next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, LTE radio and an improved...


HTC One SV comes to Europe, UK and Germany first

HTC One SV comes to Europe, UK and Germany first

11 December, 2012 | comments (28)

HTC announced the Android 4.0-running One SV last month and now we learn the smartphone will be making its way to Europe. The first countries to get the device are the UK and Germany and it will even have 4G LTE on select carriers like EE in...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI, LTE


Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

11 December, 2012 | comments (129)

The Note II has been selling very well for the Korean tech giant, so it's understandable that Samsung has been hard at work at getting all of the kinks out of the 4.1 Jelly Bean release. This latest update is being pushed out now to both the...


Samsung ATIV S now available in Austria, soon in Sweden

Samsung ATIV S now available in Austria, soon in Sweden

11 December, 2012 | comments (15)

Announced back in the end of August, the Samsung ATIV S was expected to be available to users this month. However, the device was never to be seen anywhere up until now when it popped up on T-Mobile Austria's website. The carrier currently...


FM radio  might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

11 December, 2012 | comments (65)

Windows Phone 7.x supported FM radio from day one, but the arrival of Windows Phone 8 axed the support for that feature. As it turned out though, all the currently available WP8 smartphone have the required hardware inside and it's the software that...