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ZTE Grand S is now official, packs a 5

ZTE Grand S is now official, packs a 5" 1080p screen in a 6.9mm shell

09 January, 2013 | comments (40)

Just as expected, ZTE has officially announced its 5" flagship smartphone, the Grand S at the CES. Rocking a 1080p, 5" screen, the ZTE Grand S boast a thin waistline of just 6.9mm making it the thinnest of the 5" smartphones. Under the hood,...

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Verizon sold 9.8 million smartphones in Q4

Verizon sold 9.8 million smartphones in Q4

09 January, 2013 | comments (9)

As AT&T, Verizon has yet to release a full financial report for the final quarter of 2012 but an SEC filing gives a few interesting details. The carrier sold 9.8 million smartphones in the holiday quarter, a big jump from Q3's 6.8 million. The...

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Verizon Lumia 822 and Droid RAZR M to come in red and pink

Verizon Lumia 822 and Droid RAZR M to come in red and pink

09 January, 2013 | comments (10)

There is just over a month until Valentine's Day and Verizon has already started preparing for it. Two phones will get new paintjobs and maybe some ladies will receive them as Valentine's gifts. Nokia Lumia 822 will be released in red, while the...


Lenovo brings four dual-SIM IdeaPhone droids to CES

Lenovo brings four dual-SIM IdeaPhone droids to CES

09 January, 2013 | comments (21)

The K900 phablet might be hogging the spotlight, but Lenovo has four more Android handsets to show at CES. Details are a bit scarce, but they are all dual-SIM devices and range from an entry-level Gingerbread droid to a 5" Jelly Bean upper...


Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18

Sony Xperia Z might arrive in Europe on February 18

09 January, 2013 | comments (90)

Sony Xperia Z is the highlight of this year's CES, but it was only expected to hit the shelves in March. Various online retailers already listed the phone for the beginning of March and on about £530 (€650) price. According to an authorized...


Lenovo K900: 5.5

Lenovo K900: 5.5" 1080p screen, 13MP camera and dual-core Atom

09 January, 2013 | comments (64)

Lenovo brought the successor to the K800 to CES - the Lenovo K900 is an Intel-powered, Android-running phablet with a 5.5" 1080p screen. The device is also one of the thinnest in its class with a 6.9mm thick stainless steel and polycarbonate...


Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

Huawei Ascend W1 now official, company's first WP8 device

08 January, 2013 | comments (31)

Huawei looks keen on keeping CES 2013 interesting and is making another announcement in the first day of the show. The company has just unveiled ts first Windows Phone 8 smartphone called Ascend W1. The Ascend W1 brings a reasonable array of...


AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

AT&T is still not ready to reveal all the details regarding its financial Q4, but it can already confirm that the last quarter of 2012 has been its most successful yet. The carrier managed to beat its own record, shipping more than 10 million...


Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

08 January, 2013 | comments (249)

With Microsoft being a major Qualcomm partner, last night Steve Ballmer dropped by Qualcomm's press conference and shared on stage that Windows Phones are enjoying increasing popularity. Of course, he didn't mention any specific numbers, but what...


Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

Huawei quietly showcases WP8-running Ascend W1 at CES

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

Yesterday Huawei held a press event at CES and announced the Android flagship Ascend D2 and the phablet Ascend Mate. The earlier rumors suggested a WP8-running Ascend W1 joining them on stage, but for some reason that didn’t happen. As it turns...


The Sony Xperia Z hits the UK in March, sells for £528

The Sony Xperia Z hits the UK in March, sells for £528

08 January, 2013 | comments (94)

Shortly after Sony Xperia Z's official unveiling at CES, UK retailer Phones4U has announced that it'll start offering the 5" phablet starting this March. Retailer Clove has also announced it'll be offering the device. Traditionally, the Z will...


Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors announced

Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors announced

08 January, 2013 | comments (78)

Qualcomm has just announced their next generation of mobile processors, the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series. Starting with the Snapdragon 600, it includes two of Qualcomm's newest Krait 300 cores, clocked at 1.9GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 320...


Sony unveils Xperia Z and Xperia ZL 5

Sony unveils Xperia Z and Xperia ZL 5" 1080p flagships

08 January, 2013 | comments (198)

Just as expected, Sony's press conference at CES 2013 was indeed mostly about Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Both leaked numerous times before and we already knew pretty much everything there was to know about them. Sony Xperia Z The Sony Xperia Z...


Huawei unveils 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and 5-inch Ascend D2

Huawei unveils 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and 5-inch Ascend D2

07 January, 2013 | comments (47)

Huawei's press conference at CES is over and, just as we expected it brought two new Android devices to officialdom Ascend Mate and Ascend D2. Huawei Ascend D2 The Ascend D2 packs a 5-inch 1080p display (that's 443ppi) with very thin...


Samsung expects to record best ever profits in Q4 of 2012

Samsung expects to record best ever profits in Q4 of 2012

07 January, 2013 | comments (21)

Samsung's accountants are still crunching the numbers for the final quarter of 2012, but the company does have a prediction - it will break its previous record in profits. The device that fueled that growth as it turns out is the Galaxy Note II and...

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Watch the Sony CES 2013 press conference live right here

Watch the Sony CES 2013 press conference live right here

07 January, 2013 | comments (16)

The long-awaited Sony press event at this year's CES is about the begin and happily, you can watch the whole thing unfold live here. The company is expected to announce the latest additions to the Xperia lineup, called the Z and ZL. Sony...

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey headed to Verizon, LTE on a budget

Samsung ATIV Odyssey headed to Verizon, LTE on a budget

07 January, 2013 | comments (7)

Samsung has unveiled the Windows Phone 8-powered ATIV Odyssey, it will be running exclusively on Verizon's LTE network and is expected to arrive in stores in the "coming weeks". There's no word on price yet. The ATIV Odyssey was first mentioned...


Samsung CES 2013 press conference is live, watch it here

Samsung CES 2013 press conference is live, watch it here

07 January, 2013 | comments (16)

Samsung has always been one of the most exciting press events here at CES, and while it oftentimes saves its biggest releases for separate events, there's sometimes a surprise or two in store at its press conference. You can be part of all the...

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Samsung I9500X name shows up on official site, what is it?

Samsung I9500X name shows up on official site, what is it?

07 January, 2013 | comments (35)

Around this time last year we started seeing clues of the existence of a mysterious Samsung I9500 device. Now an entry on Samsung's Global Download Center might rekindle the old rumors. The entry is for a phone called Samsung GT-I9500X and there...


Samsung starts Jelly Bean rollout for the Galaxy S Advance

Samsung starts Jelly Bean rollout for the Galaxy S Advance

07 January, 2013 | comments (303)

Samsung is releasing the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its I9070 Galaxy S Advance smartphone. The update is available over the air and through the KIES software, but has only hit Russian units so far. The update is also available for direct...