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Motorola RAZR MAXX headed to Europe, the Middle East in May

Motorola RAZR MAXX headed to Europe, the Middle East in May

03 April, 2012 | comments (42)

The Motorola RAZR MAXX has a special spot in our battery tests - the top. And while this was great, it was only US users who could enjoy its longevity. Well, not anymore - Motorola has officially announced that a GSM version of the MAXX is headed to...


Motorola sends ICS firmware for testing to some users

Motorola sends ICS firmware for testing to some users

03 April, 2012 | comments (16)

Motorola's schedule gave a broad Q2 target for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola RAZR. People from the DroidRzr forums have reported that they've received a test update from Motorola, one was even kind enough to share the update with...


Samsung Direct offers the Galaxy Nexus with extended battery

Samsung Direct offers the Galaxy Nexus with extended battery

02 April, 2012 | comments (25)

If you are interested in buying the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE, you’d probably want to check out this offer. The Samsung Direct store is willing to give you a free extended battery and an original modified back cover to go with it if you place your...


T-Mobile UK starts selling HTC One X and One S on April 5

T-Mobile UK starts selling HTC One X and One S on April 5

02 April, 2012 | comments (47)

Today T-Mobile UK announced that it will be joining O2 in offering the HTC hot duo, One X and One S, starting from April 5. The two smartphones are officially on sale from this morning and we already got a chance to play with the One X, but we are...


Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Nexus S 4G leaks

Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Nexus S 4G leaks

02 April, 2012 | comments (34)

Google released the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S last year in December but the Nexus S 4G for Sprint was inexplicably left out. A couple of months ago an Android 4.0.4 ROM leaked for the device, which made people hope that the official OTA...


Motorola DEFY MINI now available in the UK, yours for £162

Motorola DEFY MINI now available in the UK, yours for £162

31 March, 2012 | comments (40)

Two months after its announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Motorola DEFY MINI is now available for purchase in the UK. Currently available from UK phone retailer Clove, the Motorola DEFY MINI retails for £162 including VAT...


Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard

Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard

31 March, 2012 | comments (353)

The upcoming update to the mobile Nokia OS, carrying the codename "Carla", shows up in screenshot form. The screenshots don't show much, however, you can get a taste of what the update is going to bring. First, there's the new...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Sony pushes back ICS updates rollout to mid-April

Sony pushes back ICS updates rollout to mid-April

30 March, 2012 | comments (203)

Sony warmed the hearts of its fans by announcing the company's Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out plans back in December last year. Sadly, the wait will take a bit longer than expected, as the company has announced the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray...


Nokia updates its Maps app with real-time traffic updates

Nokia updates its Maps app with real-time traffic updates

30 March, 2012 | comments (53)

Nokia has launched a free real-time traffic updates service for its Maps/Drive applications. Currently, the service is live only in Mumbai and Delhi, but Nokia is promising more cities to benefit from the service in the near future. The Fins...


Sony releases ICS beta ROM for Xperia PLAY

Sony releases ICS beta ROM for Xperia PLAY

30 March, 2012 | comments (23)

We've got some good news and some bad news for you. Sony Mobile has just released a beta ICS ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, which allows you to experience the goodies of the latest Android version on your smartphone right away. The sad...

Tags: Sony, Touch UI


RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further

RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further

30 March, 2012 | comments (132)

RIM posted its financial report on the three months period ending on March 3 this year and as you could expect there are few good news inside. The company keeps losing market share and cash and it has even come to the point where it will discontinue...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


Samsung Galaxy W gets its Value pack update

Samsung Galaxy W gets its Value pack update

29 March, 2012 | comments (112)

As promised, the Value pack for the Samsung Galaxy W has now started rolling out in Europe as OTA or via Samsung Kies. Currently, only users in Slovakia and Romania are able to get it, but more countries should follow soon. Based on Android...

Tags: Misc


Half of US mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, Nielsen says

Half of US mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, Nielsen says

29 March, 2012 | comments (43)

According to Nielsen's report on the US mobile market in February 2012, smartphone usage is growing and 49.7% of mobile subscribers now own a smartphone. This represents a 38% jump over last year's 36%. The growth of the smartphone sector is...

Tags: Misc


HTC enables offline navigation on its WP smartphones

HTC enables offline navigation on its WP smartphones

29 March, 2012 | comments (44)

HTC just called Nokia's raise and enabled free voice-guided navigation through its Locations app, available on its Windows Phone smartphones. This should help even the playing field between the HTC WP handsets and their Nokia Lumia rivals. Even...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One X, S, V launch in Europe, Asia on Monday

HTC One X, S, V launch in Europe, Asia on Monday

29 March, 2012 | comments (63)

The hotly anticipated HTC One trio is just about to hit the shelves. The HTC One X and One S flagship devices and the HTC One V mid-ranger will be available across Europe and in some parts of Asia starting Monday, April 2. Customers in just about...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Windows Phone Marketplace hits 13 new countries

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 13 new countries

29 March, 2012 | comments (58)

Microsoft announced that it has made the Windows Phone Marketplace available in 13 more countries. The company kept the promise it made last month at the MWC and added Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania,...


Samsung Galaxy S Value Pack starts rolling out in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S Value Pack starts rolling out in Korea

29 March, 2012 | comments (75)

After promising an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S, Samsung had to take back its words after they found that the device was unable to run the new OS (never mind the fact that the Nexus S runs it fine despite having the same basic...


Dell discontinues Venue and Venue Pro in the US

Dell discontinues Venue and Venue Pro in the US

29 March, 2012 | comments (13)

Dell had to retire the Streak last year owing to poor sales of the device but it seems that misfortune was being shared by its stablemates as well. Dell has now discontinued the sales of the Android-based Venue and the Windows Phone-based Venue Pro...


Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus get updated to Android 4.0.4

Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus get updated to Android 4.0.4

29 March, 2012 | comments (142)

Looks like Google heard our little rant (or so we like to believe) regarding the lack of updates on the Nexus devices running Android 4.0. If you may remember, Google released the Android 4.0.3 update to Nexus S back in December but then pulled it...


Nokia Lumia 800 gets a new battery-boosting update

Nokia Lumia 800 gets a new battery-boosting update

28 March, 2012 | comments (114)

Nokia will be pushing this update to various countries in four different increments, more specifically today, and again on April 4th, 11th and 18th. The reason for this being the various Windows Phone authentications the update has to go through, as...

Tags: Nokia, Lumia 800