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GSMArena site tour: Freshman orientation video is here

GSMArena site tour: Freshman orientation video is here

14 March, 2012 | comments (42)

Every day, we get feedback from our users about certain features on our website: how to make them easier to use, how to make them more powerful, and more frequently, how to use them. You wouldn't believe how often we get asked "Where did the...

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WP Tango official name is Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh

WP Tango official name is Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh

14 March, 2012 | comments (38)

According Stefania Duico, the lead of Windows Phone Italy, the Windows Phone Tango update will be officially called 7.5 Refresh. As you probably know, currently WP Mango is called just 7.5. Adding the Refresh moniker and not changing the OS...


Sony Xperia S granted access to the PlayStation store

Sony Xperia S granted access to the PlayStation store

14 March, 2012 | comments (44)

The Sony Xperia S is a fully PlayStation certified device, though at launch it lacked access to the PlayStation Store - not any more though. Sony just opened the doors and let the Xperia S and Xperia Acro HD (the Japanese version of the S), but the...


Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8, promo videos today

Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8, promo videos today

14 March, 2012 | comments (50)

An employee at an AT&T store in California revealed the Lumia 900 release date April 8. There is still no official confirmation on this, but some previous rumors also suggested the second week of April as the release time frame. The rumored...


HTC releases the list of handsets that will get Android 4.0 update

HTC releases the list of handsets that will get Android 4.0 update

14 March, 2012 | comments (157)

After providing vague estimates for some time now, HTC has finally come clean with the full list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The lucky phones that will be getting the update are as...

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Sony Xperia sola touchscreen does gloves too, video proves

Sony Xperia sola touchscreen does gloves too, video proves

13 March, 2012 | comments (71)

Sony has obviously put quite a lot of effort in the design of the Xperia sola touchscreen. The smartphone may only be a mid-range offering, but it's shaping up to be one of the most interesting devices we have seen recently. It turns out that the...


Pantech IM-A830S with S4 chipset, HD screen and ICS leaks

Pantech IM-A830S with S4 chipset, HD screen and ICS leaks

13 March, 2012 | comments (3)

An upcoming Pantech flagship Android smartphone leaked through an online benchmark database. The handset carrying the name Pantech IM-A830S appeared on the GLBenchmark website and revealed a few of its specs ahead of its official announcement. As...


Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update to hit UK next week

Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update to hit UK next week

13 March, 2012 | comments (249)

Some lucky fellas have been enjoying the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on their Galaxy S II units since this morning, but those based in the UK will have to wait another week. Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Korea are the markets in...


Sony Xperia sola goes official with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU

Sony Xperia sola goes official with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU

13 March, 2012 | comments (101)

The Sony Xperia Pepper has come out of hiding - Sony just made it official and revealed its actual name, the Sony Xperia sola. It sits between the Xperia P and Xperia U with a 3.7" Reality display and a dual-core processor and a NovaThor...


Tag Heuer announces Racer luxury smartphone

Tag Heuer announces Racer luxury smartphone

13 March, 2012 | comments (63)

If you are the sort of person who likes to have carbon fiber on your phone and have the bank balance that can support such needs then your options just increased by one. Famous watch maker Tag Heuer has just announced their new Tag Heuer Racer...


Android 4.0 ICS update is now seeding for Samsung Galaxy S II

Android 4.0 ICS update is now seeding for Samsung Galaxy S II

12 March, 2012 | comments (385)

Yes, yes - we know you've heard this a few times too many in the past couple of weeks, but this time it is for real, folks. Samsung Mobile's official Facebook page broke the news that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has officially made its way to...


Deluxe Limited Edition HTC One X comes with Beats headphones

Deluxe Limited Edition HTC One X comes with Beats headphones

12 March, 2012 | comments (41)

HTC has made up a special offer for their domestic market in Taiwan bundling their newest quad-core One X smartphone with Beats Solo headphones. Unfortunately, HTC is mum on any probability of releasing the special bundle globally or in other...

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Dual-core Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 goes on pre-order in the UK

Dual-core Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 goes on pre-order in the UK

12 March, 2012 | comments (26)

The smartphone that many of you have been expecting eagerly is just about to hit the shelves in UK. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, which is supposed to bring dual-core power to the Android mid-range, just went on pre-order and it's carrying a pretty...


AT&T expands its LTE coverage to twelve more areas

AT&T expands its LTE coverage to twelve more areas

12 March, 2012 | comments (7)

AT&T may be the LTE underdog in the States, after Verizon beat it to the punch, but the carrier isn't putting its head down. Today the company announced that twelve more markets will be joining the LTE revolution. Here are the cities that...

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A leaked camera sample namedrops HTC Golf droid

A leaked camera sample namedrops HTC Golf droid

12 March, 2012 | comments (9)

A brand new HTC droid was uncovered through an otherwise uninteresting photo sample. The EXIF info on the shot names the device HTC Golf and gives some specs to go along with the name. The specs read like a lower-end version of the HTC One V - a...


T-Mobile US customers to get unlimited calling for $10

T-Mobile US customers to get unlimited calling for $10

12 March, 2012 | comments (9)

Current customers will soon be able to call any mobile number, regardless of carrier, for a flat rate of $10. The new feature does not require a contract, and can be added or removed from a particular plan at will. This is great if you're...

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O2 UK publish their initial 2012 device lineup

O2 UK publish their initial 2012 device lineup

11 March, 2012 | comments (30)

MWC gave us a lot to look forward to, with a new family of HTC devices alongside the first range of smartphones brandishing the Sony name and now these delights are making their way to carriers across the globe. O2 UK recently updated their...


Sony MT27i Pepper shows up in a press shot

Sony MT27i Pepper shows up in a press shot

10 March, 2012 | comments (72)

We've seen this one in blurry shots back in January, sporting a Sony Ericsson logo. Today, the Sony MT27i Pepper emerged in a press shot, proudly wearing a Sony logo, with Xperia Smart Tags by its side. As you have probably guessed already,...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 goes up for pre-order in the UK

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 goes up for pre-order in the UK

09 March, 2012 | comments (35)

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy mini 2 S6500 is now available for pre-order at an online retailer in the UK. The entry level Galaxy will cost you 179.95 (215) without contract. As you can see above, availability date is yet to be known....


Intel Atom-packing Orange Santa Clara benchmarked

Intel Atom-packing Orange Santa Clara benchmarked

09 March, 2012 | comments (57)

Intel are serious about getting into the mobile phone business with phones like the Orange Santa Clara. The Intel Atom Z2460 chipset however drew some ridicule for its single CPU core. Early benchmarks show, however, that the single (but...

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