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Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

27 August, 2012 | comments (417)

Nokia has just started the global rollout of the Symbian Belle Refresh. Owners of the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro should check their devices for the firmware update. Symbian Belle Refresh brings some exciting features to the listed...


Optimus Vu II to come with universal remote app, IrDA port

Optimus Vu II to come with universal remote app, IrDA port

27 August, 2012 | comments (18)

LG has revealed that its upcoming Optimus Vu II phoneblet will give users the ability to control many consumer electronics devices throughout their house, thanks to the phones' included infrared and "all-in-one remote control" app,...


Galaxy Note II coming in October, Titan Gray of Galaxy S III soon?

Galaxy Note II coming in October, Titan Gray of Galaxy S III soon?

27 August, 2012 | comments (39)

An unnamed retailer contacted SamMobile and said that there are two surprises that await us in September. The first is the Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II, which by all accounts will be unveiled this Wednesday at the pre-IFA Samsung event. A...


Sony trademarks Xperia TL name in the US

Sony trademarks Xperia TL name in the US

27 August, 2012 | comments (16)

Sony continues its assault on the alphabet with the filing for a trademark for the Xperia TL name with the US Patents and Trademarks Office. There's already an Xperia T and an Xperia TX, so what's with the 'L'? Sony just unveiled an Xperia SL...


LG gives more details about the Optimus G, some specs

LG gives more details about the Optimus G, some specs

27 August, 2012 | comments (21)

Following the leaked information yesterday, LG has issued a press release giving more details on its upcoming flagship smartphone - the Optimus G. The LG Optimus G is now confirmed to rock the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset,...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Apple iPad mini to allegedly launch in October

Apple iPad mini to allegedly launch in October

25 August, 2012 | comments (167)

AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will announce the iPad mini in October, according to several of their sources. The launch event will take place only a month after the iPhone event, which is supposed to take place on September 12, although...


LG E973 Optimus G emerges in leaked images

LG E973 Optimus G emerges in leaked images

24 August, 2012 | comments (96)

With IFA only a few days away, the LG E973 Optimus G has emerged in leaked photos. One of the likely stars of the shows looks bound to claim the title of the best equipped device in the Android realm. The LG E973 Optimus G packs a...


The jury reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung case

The jury reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung case

24 August, 2012 | comments (1256)

The tech's biggest court trial has ended with a verdict in Apple's favor. After a relatively short deliberation, the jury decided rather overwhelmingly that Samsung infringed Apple's intellectual property with multiple devices. The Korean company...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


LTE-version of Samsung Galaxy S III headed to Germany

LTE-version of Samsung Galaxy S III headed to Germany

24 August, 2012 | comments (36)

We've got some good news to our Galaxy S III-loving European friends with a thing for 4G networks. According to the (usually very reliable) SammyHub, Samsung is preparing to bring the LTE version of its flagship smartphone to markets outside Korea...


LG Singapore confirms ICS for Optimus 2X, Black, 3D, LTE, Prada

LG Singapore confirms ICS for Optimus 2X, Black, 3D, LTE, Prada

24 August, 2012 | comments (66)

The last few weeks must have been really confusing for the LG Optimus owners around the globe. The company's 2011 lineup was first promised ICS updates but then those were delayed, denied, faked and for a brief moment it appeared that the saga will...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC 'Proto' images leak, looks like the Desire V

HTC 'Proto' images leak, looks like the Desire V

24 August, 2012 | comments (20)

The Verge has uncovered pictures of an upcoming HTC phone, known for now as the HTC 'Proto'. It is said that this will be the successor to the HTC One V in the international markets, and has a 4-inch, WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera and a dual-core...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


T-Mobile allegedly cancels the Galaxy Note in the US

T-Mobile allegedly cancels the Galaxy Note in the US

24 August, 2012 | comments (20)

Many were surprised when T-Mobile decided to release the Galaxy Note in the US last month, almost a year after the phone was launched internationally and seven months after it was launched by AT&T. But what caused the most confusion was...


Sony Xperia J ST26i official image leaks

Sony Xperia J ST26i official image leaks

24 August, 2012 | comments (69)

Sony seems to be on a mission to flood the market with as many smartphones as possible. The latest member of this crusade is the Xperia J ST26i, which was spotted by ePrice. The Xperia J will be a mid-range budget smartphone that comes with...


European HTC One S receives OTA update to ICS 4.0.4

European HTC One S receives OTA update to ICS 4.0.4

23 August, 2012 | comments (89)

We received a few reports that the European variant of the Krait-packing HTC One S is getting an over the air update. The new firmware brings Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 and the latest Sense version 4.1 to the HTC mid-range smartphone. As...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Xiaomi sold 200,000 Mi-One S phones in less than 30 minutes

Xiaomi sold 200,000 Mi-One S phones in less than 30 minutes

23 August, 2012 | comments (45)

A week ago, Chinese Android phone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi-Two - the first phone to have a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 GPU. At the same event, Xiaomi announced the Mi-One S, an updated version of...


Next generation iPhone cable with smaller connector spotted

Next generation iPhone cable with smaller connector spotted

23 August, 2012 | comments (87)

We have seen images of the next generation iPhone in the past using a smaller version of the 30-pin dock connector that Apple has been using for so long. Now we have a photograph of a cable that goes perfectly with this new port, and it comes...


Qualcomm and LG collaborate on quad-core Krait smartphone

Qualcomm and LG collaborate on quad-core Krait smartphone

22 August, 2012 | comments (56)

Qualcomm has announced that its latest Snapdragon S4 Pro platform is finally going to debut on a global smartphone. Built by LG the new Android handset features a quad-core Krait CPU, the latest Adreno 320 GPU and LTE connectivity. Qualcomm...

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LG Optimus LTE2 may go international as the Optimus G

LG Optimus LTE2 may go international as the Optimus G

22 August, 2012 | comments (55)

South Korea may soon not be the only country to enjoy 4G goodness of the LTE2, as the rumored Optimus G is set to bring its impressive specs to other markets. The LG Optimus G will feature an updated 13 MP camera (a step up from the 8 MP...


Samsung pushes back Tizen to 2013, Bada almost certainly dead

Samsung pushes back Tizen to 2013, Bada almost certainly dead

22 August, 2012 | comments (78)

It's no secret that Samsung has for a long time planned to phase out its homegrown smartphone platform, Bada, and replace it with Tizen. While many of us hoped to see the first Tizen-running phone from Samsung this year, it seems like Samsung is...


More than half of WP phones worldwide are Nokias

More than half of WP phones worldwide are Nokias

22 August, 2012 | comments (161)

Nokia has bet the house on Windows Phone and the numbers show that the Finnish company dominates the field when it comes to Microsoft's mobile OS. The stats were posted by the analysts over at Localytics and are based on app usage statistics from...