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Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

14 June, 2012 | comments (34)

The Xperia ion was announced way back at CES with expected release date somewhere in Q2 this year (April-June). Well, as it usually happens with Sony, the phone will hit the shelves days before Q2 ends. AT&T will start offering the LTE-capable...


Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

14 June, 2012 | comments (46)

After announcing that Vertu is ready to go, Nokia re-confirmed that they are staking a lot on mobile imaging and photography by announcing their planned acquisition of everything imaging technology Scalado had to offer. Founded in 2000 and based...

Tags: Nokia


Nokia selling Vertu to EQT VI, it's sad seeing it go

Nokia selling Vertu to EQT VI, it's sad seeing it go

14 June, 2012 | comments (30)

Today Nokia announced that EQT VI (an investment fund that's part of a private equity group in Northern Europe) is ready to acquire Vertu for unannounced amount. Founded by Nokia in 1998 and headquartered in the UK, Vertu currently employs around...

Tags: Nokia, Vertu


Apple's attempt to ban the sales of the Galaxy S III get delayed

Apple's attempt to ban the sales of the Galaxy S III get delayed

14 June, 2012 | comments (171)

Last week we reported that Apple was attempting to block the sales of the new Galaxy S III in the US before the June 21 launch date. The reason for this, as usual, is that Apple thinks that Samsung is infringing on some of its patents with the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


HTC will not release low-end smartphones in emerging markets

HTC will not release low-end smartphones in emerging markets

13 June, 2012 | comments (66)

This piece of news hardly caught us by surprise - after all build quality has always been among the strongest features of any HTC product we've encountered this far. The Taiwanese giant's CEO Peter Chou has reaffirmed in an interview that HTC will...

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More images of the Apple iPhone 5 surface

More images of the Apple iPhone 5 surface

13 June, 2012 | comments (219)

Update, June 14: Ok, that dude Martin has talent. We give him that. Not only did he manage to fool us, but these are some of the best photo-realistic fakes we've seen for a while. Four images of what are reportedly two Phone 5 units just...


Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

13 June, 2012 | comments (126)

Sony surprised everyone when they announced the Xperia miro and the surprises keep coming - the company also announced the entry-level ICS droids called Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual. What's unique about the Xperia tipo dual is that it's the...


Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

Nokia launches the 41 megapixel 808 PureView in India

13 June, 2012 | comments (369)

Nokia has finally launched the highly anticipated Nokia 808 PureView in India, which as we already know, will be one of the first markets in the world to get the phone. The phone is priced at ₹33,899, which is approximately €484.5 /...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Vertu and Smile Train announce the Constellation Smile

Vertu and Smile Train announce the Constellation Smile

13 June, 2012 | comments (24)

Until now, every Vertu phone was about you. You, owning one of the most expensive and luxurious phone in the market. But this is where the Vertu Constellation Smile differs. Because it's not just about you any more but also about a child whose life...


Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

13 June, 2012 | comments (79)

Apparently, Sony's Facebook counter, which we told you about a couple of days ago has reached its magic number, so here is the object of all the anticipation. Meet the Sony Xperia miro - the company's latest mid-range Android smartphone with a solid...


Samsung Galaxy S III receives its first OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S III receives its first OTA update

12 June, 2012 | comments (115)

The Galaxy S III went on sale just a few weeks ago and it's already started receiving its first over-the-air update. We got it on our unit, too and were eager to see what was changed. As it turns out, not that much. Samsung has only listed...


Head of Nokia US: PureView coming to Nokia Lumia phones

Head of Nokia US: PureView coming to Nokia Lumia phones

12 June, 2012 | comments (101)

Another Nokia executive is teasing the addition of PureView technology to the Finnish company's Lumia line of phones and yet again there are no commitments when it comes to dates when such a device might get announced. Chris Webber, President of...


TomTom licenses its maps data to Apple for iOS6

TomTom licenses its maps data to Apple for iOS6

12 June, 2012 | comments (59)

Yesterday at WWDC 2012 Apple announced their new Maps app, boasting an entirely new look, crowd-sourced traffic info as well as turn-by-turn navigation. The announcement confirmed the rumors that Apple has now officially stopped partnering with...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

12 June, 2012 | comments (21)

US users who have been waiting patiently for a (legitimate) way to upgrade their Samsung Galaxy S II devices to Android 4.0 will finally have their day in the sun, as T-Mobile finally released the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the former...


Early benchmarks show that  Mobile Safari got faster with iOS 6

Early benchmarks show that  Mobile Safari got faster with iOS 6

12 June, 2012 | comments (58)

It's customary for a new mobile OS version to bring an improved web browser and that's one of the first things to get tested. iOS 6 was only announced yesterday ,but the default browser of its beta version was already subjected to a few...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration

iOS 6 goes official with new Maps and Facebook integration

11 June, 2012 | comments (346)

Apple has just announced the next version of its iOS platform for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. iOS 6 has an updated Siri, Facebook integration and completely new Maps application with built-in turn-by-turn navigation as its key...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

11 June, 2012 | comments (43)

After leaving the factories yesterday the LG Optimus 4X HD is already available for purchase in Europe. Germany is the only country to have received it so far, though. The white version of the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD is currently ...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung officially denies planning to acquire Nokia

Samsung officially denies planning to acquire Nokia

11 June, 2012 | comments (202)

Rumors that the ailing Nokia is up for sale keep cropping up and they keep getting shot down. Last we heard that Samsung is looking to buy the Finnish company, but that was quickly refuted by the Koreans. In a rather terse statement released...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung, Misc


Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

11 June, 2012 | comments (168)

Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, has previously stated that dual and quad-core processors on mobile phones waste battery more than anything else. Now, Intel's GM of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, Mike Bell, chimes in saying that Android just...

Tags: Android, Misc


Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

11 June, 2012 | comments (36)

An interesting rumor was doing the rounds on the web yesterday, saying that Andy Rubin might be leaving Google and focusing on a startup company. The man himself quickly stepped up to refute it, bringing an update on the Android daily activations...

Tags: Android, Touch UI