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Samsung Galaxy S gets an official Android 2.3.5 update, unofficially

Samsung Galaxy S gets an official Android 2.3.5 update, unofficially

13 September, 2011 | comments (54)

The Samsung Galaxy S might be old news already, but it hasn't been forgotten by its maker just yet. A firmware update for the previous flagship of the Korean company, which brings its Android version number to 2.3.5 just surfaced online. What we...


HTC Runnymede press shot emerges

HTC Runnymede press shot emerges

12 September, 2011 | comments (57)

The HTC Runnymede is one of the most anticipated Android offerings to hit the market this Fall. After all, the droid is expected to be the first product of the recently announced partnership between the Taiwanese manufacturer and the Los Angeles...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


BlackBerry Bold 9790 gets caught in blurry shots

BlackBerry Bold 9790 gets caught in blurry shots

12 September, 2011 | comments (23)

The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 already has the title of the thinnest smartphone to come from RIM. The rest of its measures however, could have been more pocket friendly, leaving a lot of BlackBerry fans out there, wanting a device, which, in terms...


LG Univa E510 embraces officialdom as LG Optimus Hub

LG Univa E510 embraces officialdom as LG Optimus Hub

12 September, 2011 | comments (46)

Today in Italy LG announced the successor of its highly popular midrange droid Optimus One. Dubbed LG Optimus Hub, the new smartphone improves several key aspects of the hardware of its predecessor, while maintaining the attractive...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


AT&T introduces WP7 Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash

AT&T introduces WP7 Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash

12 September, 2011 | comments (25)

AT&T has just announced its new lineup of WP7 smartphones and unveiled a couple of new Samsung-made smartphones in the process. The Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash are both Mango-running devices that come with the sweetly deep blacks of SuperAMOLED...


Nvidia to step on the WP7 market with its Grey chipset in 2013

Nvidia to step on the WP7 market with its Grey chipset in 2013

12 September, 2011 | comments (20)

At this point Windows Phone 7 is only compatible with the Qualcomm Snapdragon smartphone chipsets, but it appears that Microsoft's promises to extend the platform reach will finally be delivered on. A leaked roadmap suggests that Nvidia will be...


T-Mobile Galaxy S II won't use Exynos chipset

T-Mobile Galaxy S II won't use Exynos chipset

12 September, 2011 | comments (16)

T-Mobile made somewhat of a strange appearance at the Samsung Galaxy S II US event. The carrier did confirm that it will be getting its own version of the flagship device, but that's about as much as they gave us. We were denied a detailed specs...


An unannounced, metal-clad BlackBerry Bold gets filmed

An unannounced, metal-clad BlackBerry Bold gets filmed

11 September, 2011 | comments (152)

We stumbled into this video of a mysterious BlackBerry device, carrying a radically different look from what we are currently used to seeing from RIM products, and decided to share it with you. The device is rumored to be a member of the Bold Touch...


Sharp SH8298U 3D Android phone announced

Sharp SH8298U 3D Android phone announced

11 September, 2011 | comments (53)

Sharp has announced a new 3D Android smartphone in Japan, the Aquos SH8298U. This is the same phone whose images were posted a couple of months back on the FCC website. The specifications of this phone are mostly identical to what we reported...


The eighth major release of Android to be named 'Jelly Bean'

The eighth major release of Android to be named 'Jelly Bean'

10 September, 2011 | comments (194)

Once again we bring some good news and some bad news, both courtesy of our friends at This Is My Next. First, the good news. The eighth major release of Android after Ice Cream Sandwich will be named 'Jelly Bean'. Considering Google's tradition...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


An HTC event to be held on September 20

An HTC event to be held on September 20

10 September, 2011 | comments (22)

HTC has sent out media invites for their upcoming event held in New York on September 20. The invite does not elaborate regarding what it could be about and a 'Come celebrate in style with HTC' is all we get. But it is being said that the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung is the top smartphone vendor in Western Europe in Q2

Samsung is the top smartphone vendor in Western Europe in Q2

09 September, 2011 | comments (117)

The premier market intelligence firm IDC released its Q2 2011 mobile phone shipment estimates in Western Europe today, marking a fundamental shift in the market for mobile phones. For the first time, the smartphone shipments outnumbered the feature...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Misc


German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban after hearing

German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban after hearing

09 September, 2011 | comments (264)

Apple scored a pretty big victory in their ongoing court battles with Samsung in Germany. The Dusseldorf court just confirmed the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments in Germany, as the slate was found guilty on infringing Apple's patents. If you...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Misc


Bada 2.0 is hitting all current Wave smartphones in Q4

Bada 2.0 is hitting all current Wave smartphones in Q4

09 September, 2011 | comments (68)

We've got some great news for you, our dear Bada-loving friends. Samsung has just confirmed that it will be bringing the latest version of their proprietary OS, 2.0, to all the devices in its Bada lineup before this year has ended. Have in mind...


LG Univa E510 droid surfaces in a quick hands-on session

LG Univa E510 droid surfaces in a quick hands-on session

09 September, 2011 | comments (21)

LG hasn’t officially introduced the LG Univa E510, which is supposedly the Optimus Two, but the smartphone has surfaced yet again, starring in a quick hands-on. The hands-on confirms most of the specs of the Optimus One successor, including that it...


AT&T to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G on September 18th

AT&T to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G on September 18th

09 September, 2011 | comments (12)

The game-centered Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY has been available in the US for a while now, but only in CDMA flavor. Well, starting September 18th this will change as AT&T will be launching the Xperia PLAY 4G. It's basically identical to its...


Microsoft Apps for Symbian get announced, we rub our eyes

Microsoft Apps for Symbian get announced, we rub our eyes

08 September, 2011 | comments (175)

When Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership a few months ago, most people back then all but left Symbian OS for dead. Since then, there have been a couple of major updates to the OS, and the news just keep pouring. Today, Nokia and...


Apple sues Samsung in Japan, wants sales ban and money

Apple sues Samsung in Japan, wants sales ban and money

08 September, 2011 | comments (264)

Apple has filed yet another lawsuit against Samsung Electronics - this time with the Tokyo District Court in Japan. The Cupertino-based company wants the suspension of Galaxy S, S II and Galaxy Tab 7.7 sales in Japan as well as 100M Yen - or...


Korea-bound LG Optimus Note Tegra 2 QWERTY slider leaks

Korea-bound LG Optimus Note Tegra 2 QWERTY slider leaks

08 September, 2011 | comments (17)

Just days after the Galaxy Note announcement, we meet another Note - only this time it's a member of the LG Optimus lineup. It's a QWERTY slider with 4-inch WVGA NOVA display and based on the Tegra 2 chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to all '11  Xperia phones

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to all '11 Xperia phones

08 September, 2011 | comments (198)

Sony Ericsson is really doing well this year. All of its latest Xperia phones - arc, neo, PLAY, mini and mini pro turned out to be really great devices, with even more coming soon up - ray, active and arc S. All the latest Xperia are based on...