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Kaz Hirai appointed as next Sony President and CEO

Kaz Hirai appointed as next Sony President and CEO

01 February, 2012 | comments (27)

Sony announced that there's going to be a change in leadership - Kazuo Hirai will be taking over from Sir Howard Stringer as President and CEO of the company. Stringer personally recommended Hirai and plans for the succession have been underway...

Tags: Sony, Misc


LG finally earns some money from smartphones, still posts a net loss

LG finally earns some money from smartphones, still posts a net loss

01 February, 2012 | comments (14)

LG posted its financial report on Q4 and full 2011 and things aren't looking particularly healthy for the Korean giant. The company did better in the holiday season then in either Q3 2011 or Q4 2010, but it still lost money and that doesn't qualify...

Tags: LG


Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

01 February, 2012 | comments (62)

BlackBerry London is a name we have heard several times before. We have even come across a purported image of the device before. Now we have yet another image of the upcoming smartphone based on RIM's new BlackBerry 10 platform. The image,...


NEC MEDIAS ES N-05D is a Japan only handset with killer specs

NEC MEDIAS ES N-05D is a Japan only handset with killer specs

31 January, 2012 | comments (45)

We have yet another case of Android smartphone goodness, which is bound only for the Japanese market, folks. Meet the NEC MEDIAS ES N-05D - an ultra thin, waterproof Android handset, headed for NTT Docomo. The Android 2.3.6 Gingebread...

Tags: NEC, Android, Touch UI


Carphone Warehouse UK to offer the Sony Xperia S for 430

Carphone Warehouse UK to offer the Sony Xperia S for 430

31 January, 2012 | comments (27)

Here is a surprise for the UK nationals. A few days ago we informed you about the ongoing pre-orders in the UK for Sony's latest and greatest Xperia S. Clove and Play.com are currently offering the Xperia S pre-orders on 468 and 450...


Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get ICS in March

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get ICS in March

31 January, 2012 | comments (67)

The development of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note is obviously progressing according to schedule. The Norwegian branch of the South Korean company just confirmed that the update is due to...


HTC Ville shot on camera, ICS and more

HTC Ville shot on camera, ICS and more

31 January, 2012 | comments (31)

The HTC Ville has popped up on video and is sporting the latest, and yet unofficial, version 4.0 of the Sense UI on top of Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a confirmation on some very important specs. The processor powering the Ville has...

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2012


Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU?

31 January, 2012 | comments (21)

NenaMark 2 is a popular Android benchmark for 3D performance and it offers an online database of results. Interestingly, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with an updated GPU popped up in the results. The Galaxy Nexus uses a TI OMAP 4460 chipset, which...


LG's first triple-SIM phone to be released next month

LG's first triple-SIM phone to be released next month

31 January, 2012 | comments (58)

Looks like LG is trying to steal a piece of Nokia's pie, at least in Russia. As if two weren't enough, the LG A290 is set to feature three SIM cards. While we've seen more (remember the quad-SIM back in October?), we're curious to see...

Tags: LG


Sony Xperia S delayed in the UK until February

Sony Xperia S delayed in the UK until February

30 January, 2012 | comments (54)

If you're a UK resident and on the lookout for Sony's Xperia S flagship, today isn't your lucky day, that goes for the people who've pre-ordered the device from online retailer Play and were expecting shipment starting today. Play has...


AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note launches on February 19

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note launches on February 19

30 January, 2012 | comments (13)

AT&T announced it plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note back on CES. The AT&T version looks much like the international one, but is based on a completely different chipset. The AT&T's Note is powered by the Qualcomm's MSM8660 Snapdragon platform...


T-Mobile UK unveils Full Monty - its first all-you-can-eat plan

T-Mobile UK unveils Full Monty - its first all-you-can-eat plan

30 January, 2012 | comments (85)

T-Mobile UK just announced an interesting new plan that it will be offering to its subscribers. Called "The Full Monty", this is the first real all-you-can-eat plan that the UK customers will get to enjoy. The two-year Full Monty contracts start...

Tags: T-Mobile


Belle update for S^3 devices coming on February 8?

Belle update for S^3 devices coming on February 8?

30 January, 2012 | comments (81)

A while back, Nokia's Twitter account jumped the gun when announcing the release of the Belle update for older Nokia smartphones. Let's hope this time it's for real - Nokia's Vietnamese site announced that Belle is coming on February 8 for the...


The EU approves Sony's bid for Ericsson

The EU approves Sony's bid for Ericsson

30 January, 2012 | comments (26)

The European Commission has approved Sony's decision to buy Ericsson's stake of the Sony Ericsson joint venture. The ten year long alliance is coming to an end and the EU approval is a huge step for Sony. Back in October the ladder...


Motorola releases unlocked RAZR Developer Edition

Motorola releases unlocked RAZR Developer Edition

30 January, 2012 | comments (7)

We previously reported that Motorola is facing intense pressure from users to unlock their devices, and it seems like the mobile giant may finally be giving in. In a recent post on their official blog, Motorola announced that it will be...


Sony LT22i Nypon to be marketed as Xperia P

Sony LT22i Nypon to be marketed as Xperia P

30 January, 2012 | comments (25)

Just a week ago the Indonesian equivalent for the American FCC posted the retail name of the Sony's ST25i Kumquat a.k.a. Xperia U. Today we find another retail name in there - the LT22i Nypon's. Sony LT22i Nypon should be called Xperia P when it...


Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance goes official, confirms rumors

Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance goes official, confirms rumors

30 January, 2012 | comments (43)

Samsung just introduced the latest dual-core addition to their lineup of Android smartphones. Dubbed Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance, the new handset promises to become the most affordable dual-core smartphone by the Korean company. Samsung I9070...


Skype, Google+ support arriving with Windows Phone Tango?

Skype, Google+ support arriving with Windows Phone Tango?

30 January, 2012 | comments (11)

The powerful messaging integration is one of the best features of Windows Phone and an alleged screenshot from the upcoming Tango update shows Skype and Google Plus integration into the messenger hub. After Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, it...


Windows Phone Tango to bring additional languages, C++ support

Windows Phone Tango to bring additional languages, C++ support

30 January, 2012 | comments (34)

We already know that the next iteration of Windows Phone, codenamed Tango, will reduce the hardware requirements of the OS so that it could run on devices with slower (and thus cheaper) hardware. Now, Microsoft has announced that Tango will...


Windows 8 now stable on ARM processors

Windows 8 now stable on ARM processors

29 January, 2012 | comments (49)

Multiple sources have reported seeing impressive demos of Windows 8 running on high-profile devices from key manufacturers already and the word is developers are expected to receive a stable build of Windows 8 suitable for ARM architecture come...

Tags: Windows, Rumors