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New Lava Iris Pro 30 is a thin, light Android

New Lava Iris Pro 30 is a thin, light Android

17 January, 2014 | comments (126)

Lava has launched a new line of smartphones under the theme of "Art meets Smart". The Lava Iris Pro 30 is the first in the family and the company's new flagship. The Android smartphone measures only 7.5mm thick and weighs just 114g, which was...

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NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

17 January, 2014 | comments (61)

The smartphone adoption in the US market is growing and two companies are coming out the big winners out of it – Apple and Samsung together hold over 60% of the market in the last quarter of last year, up from 52% in the final quarter of...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE passes FCC

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE passes FCC

17 January, 2014 | comments (10)

As if we needed more proof that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch is fast approaching. After getting its detailed specs through an internal document and then seeing what it looks like in the flesh through a bunch of live photos, we're now seeing...


LG Optimus F3Q with sliding QWERTY press image leaks out

LG Optimus F3Q with sliding QWERTY press image leaks out

16 January, 2014 | comments (48)

A press image of an upcoming LG smartphone with sliding hardware QWERTY got posted on Twitter by @evleaks. The entry-level Android handset is headed to T-Mobile US as LG Optimus F3Q. Alleged specs of the Optimus F3Q include a 1.2GHz...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG G Flex pre-orders begin on Sprint in the United States

LG G Flex pre-orders begin on Sprint in the United States

16 January, 2014 | comments (24)

Sprint Wireless in the United States opened the pre-order books for the curved LG G Flex. The 6” top-end Android phablet is priced at $299.99 with a two-year contract. Customers who pre-order the quirky handset can expect to have it in...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

16 January, 2014 | comments (11)

Even though Sony didn't shed any light on the pricing and availability of the newly announced affordable Xperia E1 and mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra, some information on their UK arrival became available. According to a UK retailer's...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Screenshots reveal Nokia Normandy user interface

Screenshots reveal Nokia Normandy user interface

16 January, 2014 | comments (125)

Fresh Nokia Normandy information made the rounds on Twitter thanks to @evleaks. The latest pieces of the puzzle are a couple of screenshots revealing the potential user interface of the phone. With live photos and press renders out and about,...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Huawei announces 2013 financial results, revenue grows by 8%

Huawei announces 2013 financial results, revenue grows by 8%

16 January, 2014 | comments (14)

Huawei has revealed today its annual financial report on the past year. The company has had another great year and has ended 2013 with 8% higher global revenue compared to 2012. The total global revenue reported by Huawei is CNY 238 billion...

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Sony will release Android 4.3  for the SP, T, TX and V this month

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX and V this month

16 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Owners of the Sony Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V have grown impatient waiting for their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and have pressured Sony to release more information. As a result, Sony has announced on one of its Twitter accounts,...

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Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Note units in Korea

Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Note units in Korea

16 January, 2014 | comments (69)

Samsung has just passed a milestone in its domestic market - South Korea. The manufacturer has achieved 10 million Samsung Galaxy Note units sold in its home country. The milestone was achieved in just three years since the inception of the...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

16 January, 2014 | comments (24)

We're not saying that Samsung has announced the same tablet four times in a row but it's hard to deny that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is almost the same as the regular Tab 3 7.0, which in turn was almost the same as the Tab 2 7.0, itself...

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Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

16 January, 2014 | comments (27)

It turns out the pinch of salt was only half needed – lead of communications for Microsoft Frank X. Shaw confirms the company does indeed have monetary deals in place with phone makers over Windows Phone. He, however, calls the quoted dollar amounts...

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LG announces red and gold versions of G2

LG announces red and gold versions of G2

16 January, 2014 | comments (20)

The gold-painted LG G2 leaked a couple of days ago, but as it turns out it wasn't the only new color the Korean manufacturer has been working on. The company officially announced two new limited edition colors for its flagship smartphone - Red and...

Tags: LG, Android


International LG G2 won’t be getting Android KitKat this month

International LG G2 won’t be getting Android KitKat this month

15 January, 2014 | comments (81)

It turns out that the international version of the LG G2 might not be getting an update to Android 4.4 KitKat this month. In a new tweet, LG Mobile Saudi Arabia apologized for releasing wrong information earlier today. We apologize for the...

Tags: LG, Android


Apple reaches settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission

Apple reaches settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission

15 January, 2014 | comments (30)

Apple employees received a note from the man in charge, Tim Cook, that the company has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission over the issue with in-app purchases. The dispute came about when parents complained that it was too easy for...

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Nokia Lumia 521 now just $30 on MetroPCS

Nokia Lumia 521 now just $30 on MetroPCS

15 January, 2014 | comments (19)

Just when you thought that the price of the Lumia 521 couldn't get any lower, MetroPCS comes in and offers the handset for $29. It's worth mentioning that this is the price of the phone after a mail-in rebate. You'll have to shell out $49.00...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

15 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact for China. It will be oddly called Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition instead of Compact, but the rest is pretty much. The specs of the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition are similar to those of its global sibling - a...

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Blackphone unveiled, gives you full control over your privacy

Blackphone unveiled, gives you full control over your privacy

15 January, 2014 | comments (56)

One of the biggest problems in recent times is the digital surveillance by that invades our personal privacy. Well, with the upcoming smartphone named Blackphone, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Silent Circle in association with Geeksphone has...


Mid-range Oppo Neo now official, costs $215

Mid-range Oppo Neo now official, costs $215

15 January, 2014 | comments (20)

After yesterday's tease of the upcoming Oppo Neo, the Indonesian branch of the Chinese phonemaker just made the phone official. The Oppo Neo is built around a 4.5" IPS LCD display, which is extra sensitive and is capable of detecting touches even...

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Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

14 January, 2014 | comments (91)

Before Microsoft bought out Nokia's phone division, the software giant was subsidizing the phone maker to the tune of $1 billion a year. That was a big incentive for Nokia to go with Windows Phone over other alternatives. The company may be...