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Apple attempt to ban the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Apple attempt to ban the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

13 February, 2012 | comments (226)

You might be familiar with the numerous spats that have broken out between big mobile players Samsung and Apple over the past few months. Cropping up again and again, amidst tech headlines dating way back into 2011, Apple now look to be up to their...


Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), brings ICS on the cheap

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), brings ICS on the cheap

13 February, 2012 | comments (57)

Samsung extended its portfolio of Android tablets with the introduction of Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). The 7" slate should be the most affordable offering by the Korean company, which offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Samsung Galaxy...


LG Optimus 3D 2 photo surfaces, some specs in tow

LG Optimus 3D 2 photo surfaces, some specs in tow

13 February, 2012 | comments (28)

The LG Optimus 3D was the star on the LG booth on last year's MWC and it appears its successor will be the key announcement this year. We just got the first photo of the LG Optimus 3D 2 and it's even garnished with some specs. The LG Optimus 3D 2...


HTC Sense 4.0 screenshots leak through Endeavor RUU

HTC Sense 4.0 screenshots leak through Endeavor RUU

13 February, 2012 | comments (41)

The folks at Android Central managed to get their hands on a RUU (ROM Update Utility) for the HTC Endeavor and extracted dozens of screenshots for the upcoming version of HTC's Android skin, Sense 4.0, which will be running on top of Ice Cream...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Here's a 1080p sample video from the LG Prada 3.0

Here's a 1080p sample video from the LG Prada 3.0

12 February, 2012 | comments (36)

UK online retailer Clove has uploaded a 1080p sample video from the LG Prada 3.0 on its blog. The video gives us a look at what the 8 megapixel camera on the Prada 3.0 is capable of. As you can see from the video above, the quality seems...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia Lumia 800 sports two new colors in a commercial

Nokia Lumia 800 sports two new colors in a commercial

11 February, 2012 | comments (61)

It looks like more colors are on the way for Nokia Lumia 800, following closely the white version, which we got to spend time with. The Windows Phone device showed up in red and green in a commercial for the Nokia BH-220 Bluetooth...


HTC to announce the quad-core Endeavour at MWC?

HTC to announce the quad-core Endeavour at MWC?

11 February, 2012 | comments (77)

We received word of HTC's quad-core monster back in November and not much has changed, except for two key points. Firstly the name, the device we've been calling the HTC Edge now looks to be adopting the name Endeavour and more importantly, the...


LG Optimus Vu does a photo shoot alongside its biggest competitor

LG Optimus Vu does a photo shoot alongside its biggest competitor

10 February, 2012 | comments (41)

In case LG Optimus Vu's teaser from a couple of days ago got you curious how a 4:3 aspect display might look like, we have some good news for you. A photo of the device has emerged, where you can see LG's upcoming phone/tablet pose next to its...


Acer CloudMobile wins an award before its actual announcement

Acer CloudMobile wins an award before its actual announcement

10 February, 2012 | comments (49)

Acer has found a curious way to create buzz around its upcoming CloudMobile Android smartphone. The yet to be announced handset has just won an iF design award for it looks. We know little about the device's specs at this point. The Acer...


Motorola Droid 4 hits the shelves at Verizon Wireless

Motorola Droid 4 hits the shelves at Verizon Wireless

10 February, 2012 | comments (16)

In case you are a hardware QWERTY keyboard junkie, and happen to live in the United States, we have some good news for you. Motorola's latest Droid 4 smartphone, featuring a slide-out hardware keyboard is now available for Verizon...


Unknown HTC LTE droid heading to Verizon, runs on ICS

Unknown HTC LTE droid heading to Verizon, runs on ICS

10 February, 2012 | comments (21)

Pictures of a mysterious HTC droid have popped up today. It looks much like the Incredible 2, runs on the latest Android version - the Ice Cream sandwich and features LTE connectivity. Judging by the boot logo it should be a Verizon-bound...


Samsung  2012 La Fleur lineup - Ace, Wave Y, C3322 and C3520

Samsung 2012 La Fleur lineup - Ace, Wave Y, C3322 and C3520

10 February, 2012 | comments (21)

Samsung just announced four new La Fleur handsets for the Russian market. We got a couple of smartphones with the Android-running Ace and the Bada-powered Wave Y, as well as two featurephones - the C3322 and C3520. None of the new La Fleur...


More photos of the LG Fantasy E740 WP phone crop up

More photos of the LG Fantasy E740 WP phone crop up

10 February, 2012 | comments (18)

By mistake, someone put photos of the yet unannounced LG Fantasy E740 on a Romanian online trading site. The photos were quickly taken down, but one of our tipsters managed to save them. The device is clearly a prototype (there's a big "Not for...


Pink Samsung Galaxy Note on the way, will miss Valentine's day

Pink Samsung Galaxy Note on the way, will miss Valentine's day

10 February, 2012 | comments (29)

We have always thought of the Samsung Galaxy Note as a male-oriented device, but it turns out we have underestimated it. The phoneblet obviously generates enough interest with the ladies to warrant its own feminine version, colored in Berry...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 low-end droid leaks

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 low-end droid leaks

10 February, 2012 | comments (39)

The Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 has been out for an year now and it looks like it's getting a successor - a tipster sent us a promo image of the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500, codenamed Jena. The image includes some specs that show a low-end device,...


HTC Sensation lineup gets Android ICS in late March

HTC Sensation lineup gets Android ICS in late March

09 February, 2012 | comments (78)

HTC just gave us some welcome extra information on the planned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for their smartphone portfolio. The wait is almost over for the owners of the original Sensation, the Sensation XE and the Sensation XL. The...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Motorola launches Motoluxe and DEFY Mini in Germany, UK

Motorola launches Motoluxe and DEFY Mini in Germany, UK

09 February, 2012 | comments (11)

Motorola announced the availability of its latest Android smartphones for the German and UK markets. The company, which is soon to be acquired by Google, will be taking the Motoluxe to Germany and UK, and the DEFY Mini to Germany. The Motorola...


Motorola unveils Gleam+ - a clamshell featurephone

Motorola unveils Gleam+ - a clamshell featurephone

09 February, 2012 | comments (59)

We were almost going to bet that clamshell featurephones are extinct in these parts of the world, but here comes Motorola announcing one. The company just unveiled the Gleam+ - a simple folding handset that should rely on an attractive price to lure...

Tags: Motorola


Androids lose resale value faster than iPhones, study shows

Androids lose resale value faster than iPhones, study shows

09 February, 2012 | comments (79)

An interesting new startup called Priceonomics tackles a question that we all face eventually - how much can I sell my old phone for? According to their research, iPhones have the best resale value, while Android is almost tied with BlackBerrys in...


Nokia N9 gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port, you can't have it

Nokia N9 gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port, you can't have it

09 February, 2012 | comments (80)

The Nokia N9 might not have the best of prospects as a flagship of a platform with no future and extremely limited app availability, but it might do quite a lot better as an Android device. And the great news is such a turn of events isn't science...