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Apple posts record breaking financial results for Q1, 2013

Apple posts record breaking financial results for Q1, 2013

24 January, 2013 | comments (112)

Apple has announced the financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year (which ended in December 29, 2012) with some record breaking numbers. The following table shows the results of the first quarter, compared to results from the...

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Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

24 January, 2013 | comments (9)

Verizon has been offering the DROID RAZR M for a while now, but the carrier is all set to launch a new color variant of the smartphone. The pink DROID RAZR M will be debuting alongside the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, which will also be coming to Verizon...


Verizon sells 6.2 million iPhones in the holiday quarter

Verizon sells 6.2 million iPhones in the holiday quarter

23 January, 2013 | comments (15)

Verizon Wireless has activated as many as 9.8 million smartphones in the recently ended Q4 and according to Verizon's chief financial officer Mr. Fran Shammo, the 6.2 million of those were iPhones. Surprisingly, the report says that only half of...

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Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

23 January, 2013 | comments (204)

The Nokia 808 PureView was the company’s first PureView smartphone and it still holds the throne as the best cameraphone out there, despite the Lumia 920 challenge. It seems that this is about to change though as the company's Windows Phone camp is...


WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

23 January, 2013 | comments (14)

Samsung is bringing its budget Windows Phone 8 handset for Verizon, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, tomorrow. The phone costs $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and you have to sign a two-year contract, of course. The Ativ Odyssey boasts 4G LTE...


Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

23 January, 2013 | comments (24)

Google reported in with its Q4 results for 2012 and things are looking good for the search giant, even though its Motorola Mobility deal is still in the red. In 2012 Google hit the $50 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 15-year...

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Meizu MX2 launches on China Unicom

Meizu MX2 launches on China Unicom

23 January, 2013 | comments (30)

Meizu and China Unicom have entered a partnership to sell the Meizu MX2 on contract in China. The phone goes on sale from today and is available on multiple contracts. You can go for the free phone plan, in which you have to pay ¥226 per...


Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

23 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Earlier this month we learned that Samsung will soon start rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the venerable Galaxy S II in the coming weeks. The rollout has now begun and Spain is one of the first countries to get the update, with...


The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak

The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak

22 January, 2013 | comments (122)

The first batch of smartphones running the HTML 5-based Firefox OS have been unveiled. Meet the GeekPhone Keon and Peak - a duo of early Firefox OS-running smartphones targeted at app designers and developers to start building the upcoming OS' app...


Windows Phone scores market share growth in the UK and Italy

Windows Phone scores market share growth in the UK and Italy

22 January, 2013 | comments (83)

A report from consumer research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Windows Phone has gained a significant market share boost in Europe, specifically in Italy and the UK. In Italy alone, Microsoft’s mobile OS has scored a 13.9%...


Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

22 January, 2013 | comments (13)

We got an invite from Huawei today, which urges us to save the date, February 24, when the Chinese company will hold a press conference. This is the Sunday before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off, so we can reasonably expect Huawei to...


Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in  March?

Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in March?

22 January, 2013 | comments (89)

It’s been fairly clear for a while now that the Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship will not be announced at the MWC, but will have its own dedicated event (just like the S III got). Asia Economy claims that this particularly Samsung Unpacked event is...


Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

22 January, 2013 | comments (18)

Leaks usually give us a peek at upcoming high profile phones, but every now and then the little guys get talked about in the rumor mill too. TechnoBuffalo got a hold of a part of Samsung’s roadmap of unannounced Android devices, which might show up...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

22 January, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung Galaxy Grand, which was announced in December 2012, has now received its official announcement in India. The 5" smartphone with dual-SIM functionality has been priced at Rs. 21500 (about $400). Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5" WVGA...


Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

22 January, 2013 | comments (14)

The Sharp Aqous EX SH-04E ladies smartphone has been launched in cooperation with NTT DOCOMO in Japan. The smartphone will be equipped with a 4.5" 720p HD, S-CG Silicon TFT LCD display. The Aqous EX SH-04E will be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro...

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LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

22 January, 2013 | comments (59)

Ever since the day the Nexus 4 was officially made available, Google and LG have been struggling to keep up with demand. Google has recently blamed LG for the Nexus 4 scarcity, but according to LG, production was in accordance with figures provided...

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LG Optimus G Pro with 1080p display goes official in Japan

LG Optimus G Pro with 1080p display goes official in Japan

21 January, 2013 | comments (123)

The recently leaked LG Optimus G Pro is now official. The 5" 1080p display toting Android beast will be part of NTT DOCOMO's Spring lineup of Android smartphones in Japan when it hits the shelves in early April. Along with the eye-grabbing...

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Huawei reveals 2012 financial report, profits up by 33%

Huawei reveals 2012 financial report, profits up by 33%

21 January, 2013 | comments (18)

Huawei has announced its financial report for 2012 and the company has ended the year on a high note with its profits up by 33%. The company claims to have achieved the effective growth in 2012 by focusing on customers, streamlining management and...

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A slew of BB 10 OS screenshots makes its way online

A slew of BB 10 OS screenshots makes its way online

21 January, 2013 | comments (62)

What we have today is a long line of screenshots detailing most of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. As if we didn't see it in enough detail in some of the previous leaks. The screenshots however reveal from up-close the look and feel of the...


Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

Huawei Ascend W1 launches in China cheaper than Lumia 620

21 January, 2013 | comments (25)

Huawei Ascend W1 was announced back at CES, a day after company's Android flagships got official. The Ascend W1 runs on Windows Phone 8 but relies on attractive price tag, rather than high-end specs to impress customers. The Ascend W1 is now...