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ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year

ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year

26 November, 2012 | comments (85)

Rumored for a next year release comes the ZTE Apache. It will reportedly run on an 8 (that's right, eight) core processor made by MediaTek. It will be made using the TSMC 28 nm process with Cortex-A15 CPU inside. The ZTE Apache is expected to...


Windows Phone 7.8 features leak, release date still a mystery

Windows Phone 7.8 features leak, release date still a mystery

26 November, 2012 | comments (42)

As the Windows Phone 7.8 release is edging closer, leaks are starting to intensify. Beta builds, Windows Phone 7.8-running Nokia Lumia 510 and promotional materials for the latter – there are plenty sources to feed us with spicy rumors. The Lumia...


Nokia Asha 205 and Asha 206 unveiled, priced at $62

Nokia Asha 205 and Asha 206 unveiled, priced at $62

26 November, 2012 | comments (96)

Today Nokia announced two new additions to its feature-phone lineup, the Asha 205 and Asha 206. Both phones come with dual-SIM variants as well, and look to dethrone the Asha 201 as the cheapest offering currently in the Asha lineup. The Asha...

Tags: Nokia, S40


HTC Deluxe DLX not actually coming to Europe?

HTC Deluxe DLX not actually coming to Europe?

25 November, 2012 | comments (40)

When we caught a glimpse of the first official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX a couple of days back , we were all but certain that it is only a matter of time before the quad-core beast with 1080p display makes its way to Europe. Therefore, the news...


LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

25 November, 2012 | comments (71)

The presence of an 4G LTE chip in the LG Nexus 4 has been making owners of the device scratch their head and giving them hope that it might eventually be hacked to work. The revelation made by iFixit's teardown of the device has made a lot of...


Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy Note II units in just two months

Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy Note II units in just two months

25 November, 2012 | comments (166)

At the beginning of November Samsung announced they've sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II phablets and now, merely a couple of weeks later, we get word that this number has grown to north of 5 million. It took the Galaxy Note II just two...


Damian Dinning leaves Nokia (Update: Joins Jaguar Land Rover)

Damian Dinning leaves Nokia (Update: Joins Jaguar Land Rover)

23 November, 2012 | comments (215)

As if the poor market performance as of late wasn't enough, Nokia just took another hit. Damian Dinning has decided to leave the company effective November 30. Dinning started working at Nokia in April 2004 and took the role as the company's...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


LG Optimus 7 won't get WP7.8 update says LG Poland

LG Optimus 7 won't get WP7.8 update says LG Poland

23 November, 2012 | comments (65)

We got a lot of good news about the Windows Phone 7.8 update lately, but every streak comes to an end as we now have a particularly unpleasant piece of information to share with you. The LG Optimus 7, which was one of the first Windows Phone...


Red Lumia 920T for China Mobile poses for the camera

Red Lumia 920T for China Mobile poses for the camera

23 November, 2012 | comments (33)

Sohu Digital News has obtained a red Lumia 920T and made some photos of it. The Lumia 920T is destined for China Mobile and the unit in the photos is a prototype. There's no word when the device will actually launch on China Mobile's network. The...


Nokia Lumia 920 may have reached 2.5M orders worldwide

Nokia Lumia 920 may have reached 2.5M orders worldwide

23 November, 2012 | comments (404)

According to a Yahoo China report Nokia has received more than 2.5 million orders for the Lumia 920 across the globe, which is more than the entire Lumia lineup sold in Q3 of 2012. The report also says the Lumia 920 and 820 have been sold out in...


LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

23 November, 2012 | comments (41)

Remember when people were disappointed that the Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE? And then iFixit dug up an LTE chip in the phone? Well, it turns out that the chip can be enabled surprisingly easy. Several people are reporting that the LTE connectivity...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II launches in China

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II launches in China

23 November, 2012 | comments (105)

Samsung China has gone official with the previously leaked dual-SIM variant of the Note 2. The model number is GT-N7102 and from what it looks it's got proper GSM/HSDPA support on both SIM cards. The Note 2 N7102 is practically the same phone...


Samsung Stratosphere II goes on sale in the US

Samsung Stratosphere II goes on sale in the US

23 November, 2012 | comments (18)

The Samsung Stratosphere II has quietly gone on sale in the US without much fanfare. The phone is available on Verizon on a two year contract for $129.99.. The Samsung Stratosphere II has a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED display,...


Official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX surface, confirm color options

Official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX surface, confirm color options

22 November, 2012 | comments (123)

The recently leaked press image of the HTC Deluxe left us wanting for more and now we're getting treated to three new official photos of the monstrous smartphone. The photos doesn't say too much about the smartphone, but confirm that it will...


Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

Huawei Ascend W1 stars in a video, to cost less than $200

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

After posing in front of the camera several times now, it was high time for the Huawei Ascend W1 to be captured on video. Techblog.gr was lucky enough to get hold of the device and give it a quick spin in front of the camera. This particular...


Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

The Google Nexus 4 is one of the most affordable high-end smartphones around with its $349 price tag in the US. In Europe, however, things are different, as Carphone warehouse is listing the latest Nexus phone for the hefty £390. This is £110...


Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

22 November, 2012 | comments (66)

Ever since its inception, our voting system has been subjected to relentless abuse from fanboys who give unrealistic votes to their most-hated and most-loved devices and thus rendering the overall score useless. We tried various policies that...

Tags: GSMArena, Misc


Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

22 November, 2012 | comments (49)

Samsung has gradually become a one-stop-shop for Android smartphones, with devices available in almost every conceivable variety for almost any budget. It's no real shocker that it is the number one smartphone manufacturer globally, and will likely...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gartner: Lenovo will overtake  Samsung in China next year

Gartner: Lenovo will overtake Samsung in China next year

22 November, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung managed to snag the top smartphone maker spot in China, but Gartner is predicting it will soon lose it to Lenovo. As of Q3, Samsung held 16.7% of the market while Lenovo was close behind with 14.8% (Canalys reports slightly different numbers...

Tags: Lenovo, Samsung, Misc


Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

21 November, 2012 | comments (85)

The Meizu MX2 has appeared in a fresh batch of leaked images. This time the pictures are clearer than before and we can get a good look at the front. The device looks sleeker than its predecessor and appears very thin. The front is entirely...