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Apple iPhone 5 aluminum shell plagued by chipping issues

Apple iPhone 5 aluminum shell plagued by chipping issues

22 September, 2012 | comments (779)

It seems to have become a routine now. Every year Apple releases a new iPhone and while most of the customers are delighted a subset of buyers pull the short end of the stick. With the iPhone 4, it was the antennagate issue, with the iPhone 4S it...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPhone 5's A6 chipset performance examined in detail

Apple iPhone 5's A6 chipset performance examined in detail

22 September, 2012 | comments (475)

Ever since the Apple iPhone 5 was announced, the A6 chipset which powers it has been something of a riddle. With Apple mentioning nothing on the exact specifications, we had to wait another week to find the core count and architecture, as well as...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPhone 5 sales prediction for the weekend set at 8 million

Apple iPhone 5 sales prediction for the weekend set at 8 million

21 September, 2012 | comments (217)

The Apple iPhone 5 is already here and just about every analyst out there is busy trying to predict how it will do in its first weekend of availability. One of them, however, really impressed us with its non-traditional research methods. Gene...

Tags: Apple


Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in China running Windows Phone 7.8

Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in China running Windows Phone 7.8

21 September, 2012 | comments (47)

Nokia is looking to release a new low-end Lumia smartphone for the Chinese market. Called Nokia Lumia 510, the new device should slot beneath the Lumia 610 in the company's smartphone portfolio. The Nokia Lumia 510 is set to feature a 4-inch...


Apple iPhone 5 goes on sale, 9 countries get it today

Apple iPhone 5 goes on sale, 9 countries get it today

21 September, 2012 | comments (113)

The Apple iPhone 5 is finally hitting the shelves. Sales begin in 9 countries today, which is the biggest number for an iPhone debut so far, with 22 more lined up to join the fun on September 28. The lucky markets to get the iPhone 5 today...

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Pink Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled, landing in Korea first

Pink Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled, landing in Korea first

21 September, 2012 | comments (65)

Samsung has been quite busy expanding the palette of available colors for its Galaxy S III flagship. Only three weeks ago it announced four new versions of the quad-core smartphone will be making their ways to the shelves and now we learn of a new...


Samsung Galaxy Note II to launch in Europe next week

Samsung Galaxy Note II to launch in Europe next week

21 September, 2012 | comments (59)

SamMobile has got hold of the launch schedule of the Samsung Galaxy Note II for Europe along with its MSRP. The Note II targets the 699 price point (560, $910) and will go on sale next week. Germany is scheduled to get it first on September 27...


ASUS Padfone 2 will break cover on October 16

ASUS Padfone 2 will break cover on October 16

20 September, 2012 | comments (32)

ASUS has sent out "save the date" notes for the launch of its Padfone 2 hybrid device. The second generation of the quirky smartphone with a tablet suit will break cover on October 16 at events in Taipei, Taiwan and Milano, Italy. The...


Samsung to pursue iPhone 5 sales ban over LTE patents infringement

Samsung to pursue iPhone 5 sales ban over LTE patents infringement

20 September, 2012 | comments (378)

It was a long time coming, but now it has been officially confirmed - Samsung is going to pursue a ban on the US sales of the Apple iPhone 5. The Koreans believe that the latest iOS smartphone infringes on at least 8 of their LTE patents. The...

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Vertu unveils new Constellation Neon and Blue series

Vertu unveils new Constellation Neon and Blue series

20 September, 2012 | comments (35)

The new Constellation Neon series is pretty much what we're used to seeing from Vertu phones lately. Based on the Nokia Belle OS, the smartphone uses the well-known Nokia C7 as its base, much like all previous Constellation phones. Another...

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HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S get priced in the UK

HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S get priced in the UK

20 September, 2012 | comments (33)

Even though HTC mentioned nothing on the pricing of its two latest smartphones at their announcement event, we only had to wait a day to find out. The HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S just got their price tags in the UK and those seem pretty reasonable. ...


Xiaomi sells 300,000 Mi-One S phones in 4 minutes 12 seconds

Xiaomi sells 300,000 Mi-One S phones in 4 minutes 12 seconds

20 September, 2012 | comments (50)

We thought it was impressive when 200,000 Xiaomi Mi-One S phones sold in just 30 minutes. The company just tweeted that a batch of 300,000 of Mi-One S phones has been sold-out in 4 minutes and 12 seconds. The company is selling phones in batches, so...


Galaxy Note II goes for pre-order in US and India

Galaxy Note II goes for pre-order in US and India

20 September, 2012 | comments (96)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has hit the pre-order stage in US and India. Those living in the US will now be able to pre-order the phone from US Cellular for $299.99 on a two-year contract for the 16GB model. Meanwhile, those of you who are...


Apple iOS 6 starts seeding to iDevices around the globe

Apple iOS 6 starts seeding to iDevices around the globe

19 September, 2012 | comments (237)

Apple has just started seeding its latest iOS 6 to iDevices around the globe. If you own a 4S, 4, 3GS or iPad 2, new iPad and iPod Touch you can expect to get the update in the following hours. This is the first iOS release that's available...

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WP8-powered HTC Windows Phone 8X goes official

WP8-powered HTC Windows Phone 8X goes official

19 September, 2012 | comments (151)

HTC's event is underway and we just got to see the company's first two Windows Phone 8 handsets, with the HTC Windows Phone 8X being the flagship. Unlike the Titan, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is rather compact with its 4.3" 720p screen. It measures...


HTC announces Windows Phone 8S with 1GHz dual-core Krait

HTC announces Windows Phone 8S with 1GHz dual-core Krait

19 September, 2012 | comments (52)

HTC just unveiled its second Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone - called Windows Phone 8S. Its more compact than the 8X and should go easier on the wallet as it comes with with less capable hardware. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is based on the...


Samsung announces plans for Galaxy Note II US launch

Samsung announces plans for Galaxy Note II US launch

19 September, 2012 | comments (39)

Samsung has just announced its Galaxy Note II phablet in the United States. Unsurprisingly, Sammy is teaming up with all major US carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular to reach as many users as possible. Samsung...


LG Optimus G  to hit the US market in Q4, price yet to be confirmed

LG Optimus G to hit the US market in Q4, price yet to be confirmed

19 September, 2012 | comments (35)

LG officially confirmed the Optimus G for the US market. The quad-core beast was announced for few weeks ago, and had its official launch event for Korea yesterday. Today LG held another event dedicated to its new flagship, this time in New York....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


First iPhone 5 reviews are in - good grades all around

First iPhone 5 reviews are in - good grades all around

19 September, 2012 | comments (285)

It's still a couple of days early before the iPhone 5 arrives at the doorsteps of those over 2 million people that have pre-ordered it. But we're already seeing the first wave of reviews by the lucky few that have gotten their hands on Apple's...


Pre-order delays for iPhone 5 grow to 3-4 weeks in the US

Pre-order delays for iPhone 5 grow to 3-4 weeks in the US

19 September, 2012 | comments (66)

The new iPhone 5 is a tough phone to get. We've already seen what it's like in front of Apple's brick-and-mortar stores, but there's quite the line forming at their virtual stores as well. Pre-orders started on September 14 and hit 2 million in a...