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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...


Nvidia to introduce quad-core device(s) at MWC

Nvidia to introduce quad-core device(s) at MWC

09 February, 2012 | comments (39)

This is not the first quad-core Tegra 3-powered device we've seen (remember the Eee Pad MeMo at CES?), and no one was really in the dark as to expecting something of this nature from Nvidia in Barcelona this month. Normally, we would assume...

Tags: Rumors


Nokia 803 is rumored to have the largest camera sensor to date

Nokia 803 is rumored to have the largest camera sensor to date

08 February, 2012 | comments (243)

A new batch of rumored specs has emerged for Nokia's yet to be announced 803 Symbian smartphone. The device will likely be the last phone running the OS to come from Nokia. Reportedly, the Nokia 803 will feature a 4" AMOLED screen - not the...


HTC Sensation XE coming to Clove UK

HTC Sensation XE coming to Clove UK

08 February, 2012 | comments (22)

The HTC Sensation already got a white dress and now it's time for the Sensation XE to change from black to white too. The white version is already available in some markets, but now the e-tailer Clove is bringing it to the UK. The HTC Sensation...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Prada Phone by LG 3.0 starts mass selling in the UK

Prada Phone by LG 3.0 starts mass selling in the UK

08 February, 2012 | comments (23)

The Prada Phone by LG 3.0 has been on sale in the UK for a couple of weeks now, but its availability was limited to Phones4U only. Now a couple of other major UK retailers have the third edition of the LG Prada Phone in stock. UK online store...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia will launch at least one high-end device at MWC

Nokia will launch at least one high-end device at MWC

08 February, 2012 | comments (55)

This year's MWC, starting on February 27 in Barcelona is set to feature a big announcement from Nokia. The news was brought by Forbes, who reportedly learned it from an undisclosed industry source. Not that we are so surprised to hear it - Nokia...


Nokia to axe 4,000 more jobs, improve production efficiency

Nokia to axe 4,000 more jobs, improve production efficiency

08 February, 2012 | comments (110)

Today, Nokia announced that it's going to cut 4,000 more jobs at its factories in Hungary, Mexico and Finland in an effort to improve the production efficiency of said plants. The company plans on moving a larger part of the production of its...

Tags: Nokia


LG Optimus Vu with 5-inch, 4:3 display teased in Korea

LG Optimus Vu with 5-inch, 4:3 display teased in Korea

08 February, 2012 | comments (40)

LG has released a teaser for the upcoming Optimus Vu in Korea. The highlight of this phone is its 5-inch IPS display. But unlike almost every other touchscren smartphone out there, the display on the Optimus Vu has a 4:3 aspect ratio. Due to this,...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4

First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4

07 February, 2012 | comments (175)

According to analytics firm NPD, Android managed to steal the top spot from iOS by a sizable amount following Q4 last year, making Google's mobile OS the more popular choice amongst newcomers to the smartphone market. Between October and December...


LG Miracle WP smartphone with NOVA display press shot leaks

LG Miracle WP smartphone with NOVA display press shot leaks

07 February, 2012 | comments (45)

LG is obviously about to complete the development of yet another WP smartphone. We just got a press photo of the handset, dubbed LG Miracle, and while it's not coming from an official source, such images normally only appear shortly before the...


Samsung Star 3 hits UK in March as Tocco Lite 2

Samsung Star 3 hits UK in March as Tocco Lite 2

07 February, 2012 | comments (21)

The Samsung Tocco brand is still enjoying pretty good reputation in the UK and Samsung is doing all it can to squeeze every possible penny out of it. The company just introduced the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 feature phone for the British market. The...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


White Nokia Lumia 900 surfaces, is cool as ice

White Nokia Lumia 900 surfaces, is cool as ice

07 February, 2012 | comments (71)

After Nokia spilled the beans for the white version of the Lumia 800, the company accidentally leaked an image of a Nokia Lumia 900 sporting the same white polycarbonate unibody. Looks great, doesn't it? The photo doesn't reveal anything we...