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Huawei to have a launch event on June 18 in London

Huawei to have a launch event on June 18 in London

10 May, 2013 | comments (24)

Huawei has sent out invites for an event in London that will be taking place on June 18. The invite doesn't say much other than 'Beauty. Worth waiting for.' It's clear whatever Huawei is announcing, the design is going to be the key focus of...

Tags: Huawei


Sony posts 2012 financial results, records profit of $458 million

Sony posts 2012 financial results, records profit of $458 million

09 May, 2013 | comments (41)

Sony posted its 2012 financial results report, and it appears shareholders have finally caught a break. The company enters 2013, having made a profit of $458 million in its previous fiscal year (43 billion yen). That's the first time the company is...

Tags: Sony, Misc


HTC Butterfly Android 4.2.2 firmware with Sense 5.1 leaks

HTC Butterfly Android 4.2.2 firmware with Sense 5.1 leaks

09 May, 2013 | comments (31)

A system dump of the HTC Butterfly, the international twin of the Droid DNA, running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the latest Sense 5.1 UI has leaked. The system dump is available in the source link below courtesy of a XDA-developer named...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia A to debut on NTT DoCoMo on May 15

Sony Xperia A to debut on NTT DoCoMo on May 15

09 May, 2013 | comments (48)

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo is preparing to hold its latest product announcement on May 15 and one of the smartphones believed to be on display is the Sony Xperia A. In fact, it has gone through the FCC for approval and has had some of its specs...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia Asha 501 goes official, brings new Asha platform

Nokia Asha 501 goes official, brings new Asha platform

09 May, 2013 | comments (250)

Stephen Elop just announced the new Nokia Asha 501 on the stage of the Nokia press in India. It’s the first product of the new generation Ashas with a brand new platform. The design is inspired by Lumia and Nokia picked red as the signature...

Tags: Nokia, Asha, S40


Sharp AQUOS 206SH announced for the Japanese market

Sharp AQUOS 206SH announced for the Japanese market

09 May, 2013 | comments (27)

Sharp has launched the AQUOS 206SH for the SoftBank carrier in Japan. Although it might seem like just another high-end phone, it does have a trick up its sleeve. The basic specifications include a 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display,...


Nokia showcases audio recording quality on the Lumia 928

Nokia showcases audio recording quality on the Lumia 928

09 May, 2013 | comments (42)

After comparing the video recording quality of the Lumia 928's camera with the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III, Nokia has now released a new video that compares the quality of the audio during the recording. Nokia promises best-in-class,...


Nokia event now live, watch it here [UPDATE: It's over]

Nokia event now live, watch it here [UPDATE: It's over]

09 May, 2013 | comments (22)

The Nokia event in India today has started and you can watch the livestream here: Update: The event is now over, Nokia did indeed announce the Asha 501. Rumor has it that we'll see the Nokia Asha 501 announced, a full touch S40 feature...

Tags: Nokia, Asha, S40


Apple requests Android source code in its suit against Samsung

Apple requests Android source code in its suit against Samsung

08 May, 2013 | comments (163)

Apple brought Google in the midst of its legal tussle with Samsung. The Cupertino based company requested a judge to order Google to turn over Android source code documents. Apple claims that Google is improperly withholding information which has...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T finally getting WP 7.8 update

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T finally getting WP 7.8 update

08 May, 2013 | comments (15)

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T finally got the Windows Phone 7.8 treatment. Nokia Care US brought the word about the long overdue update in its official Twitter account. The most notable feature which the Windows Phone 7.8 update brings to the...


AT&T's HTC First gets a price cut, now available for $0.99

AT&T's HTC First gets a price cut, now available for $0.99

08 May, 2013 | comments (9)

HTC First is a mid-ranger exclusive to the AT&T network that launched just under a month ago. It's the only phone where the recently announced Facebook Home launcher is available by default and integrates deeper into the Android OS. HTC First...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


The Asha 501 may be what Nokia will unveil tomorrow

The Asha 501 may be what Nokia will unveil tomorrow

08 May, 2013 | comments (53)

Nokia will be announcing a new phone tomorrow and the Conversations blog posted a teaser that shows nothing but a single rounded button. Popular leak source @evleaks may have just allowed us to take a better look at tomorrow's new device (as always,...

Tags: Nokia, S40


LG hosts a press event on May 30, likely for Asian Optimus G Pro

LG hosts a press event on May 30, likely for Asian Optimus G Pro

08 May, 2013 | comments (29)

LG has sent invitations for an upcoming press conference, which will take place in Macau on May 30. There is no saying what exactly the event will be about, but we bet it will be the LG Optimus G Pro for the Asian markets. It was unveiled for the...

Tags: LG, Android


Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra now available, costs €265

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra now available, costs €265

08 May, 2013 | comments (27)

We've just received a tip confirming the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra has just gone on sale. Alcatel claims the Idol Ultra is the world's slimmest Android phone with its 6.45mm thickness, but that's a claim a bit hard to confirm considering how...

Tags: Alcatel, Android


T-Mobile US Q1 results: 500K iPhone 5 sales, user base grows

T-Mobile US Q1 results: 500K iPhone 5 sales, user base grows

08 May, 2013 | comments (5)

T-Mobile USA has been undergoing a lot of changes recently – the company launched its new UNcarrier model, started unrolling a 4G LTE network and merged with MetroPCS – and it just released its Q1 results. There's some good news and some bad...


Timeline for Samsung smartphones, tablets leaks

Timeline for Samsung smartphones, tablets leaks

08 May, 2013 | comments (39)

A leaked list of launch dates details when the Galaxy Mega duo will hit Europe but also includes information for a number of unannounced devices. The list was compiled by the usually reliable SamMobile. First will be the big Samsung Galaxy Mega...


Jelly Bean firmwares for Xperia S, acro S and SL get certified

Jelly Bean firmwares for Xperia S, acro S and SL get certified

08 May, 2013 | comments (91)

It's been a really long wait for the Xperia S, acro S and SL users, but it’s finally coming to an end. The official firmwares for Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia acro S and Sony Xperia SL have been certified. This means all three of them are completed...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia to announce new Asha phones tomorrow in New Delhi

Nokia to announce new Asha phones tomorrow in New Delhi

08 May, 2013 | comments (42)

Nokia has confirmed the hour for tomorrow's press conference in New Delhi. It will start at 12:00PM local time or 7:30AM London time. Nokia promises to provide live stream of the event plus a webcast at Nokia Conversations blog. The event...

Tags: Nokia


Nokia Lumia 625 with 4.7

Nokia Lumia 625 with 4.7" WVGA screen in the works?

08 May, 2013 | comments (31)

Nokia seems to have a couple of "hero devices" in the pipeline – the Lumia 928 and Lumia 925. Now the rumor mill has uncovered yet another Lumia and it's a mid-ranger with the biggest display in the Lumia line. The Nokia Lumia 625 packs a 4.7" WVGA...


Sony to revive the cameraphones with Xperia i1 Honami

Sony to revive the cameraphones with Xperia i1 Honami

08 May, 2013 | comments (164)

Sony Cybershot lineup might be gone for good, but a new imaging-centered smartphone might be in the works. As the latest rumor has it Sony is preparing a monstrous cameraphone - the Xperia i1 Honami. The Honami is rumored to be powered by the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors