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ZTE unveils Qualcomm S4-powered Grand X LTE

ZTE unveils Qualcomm S4-powered Grand X LTE

19 June, 2012 | comments (15)

The ZTE Grand X LTE (T82) is slated to run on a 28 nm chipset, namely Qualcomm's MSM8960, which enables it to save on power usage as there will be less individual chips inside sapping your battery life. The 1900 mAh battery will keep the...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

19 June, 2012 | comments (63)

Apple has used liquidmetal sparingly so far - just for the SIM ejector tool for iPhones and iPads - but the company behind the material announced that the exclusive deal between them and Apple has been extended for two more years. The deal gives...

Tags: Apple, Misc


HTC admits Wi-Fi hardware issue on the international One X

HTC admits Wi-Fi hardware issue on the international One X

19 June, 2012 | comments (97)

Quite a few owners of thе HTC One X have reportedly noted connectivity issues with Wi-Fi and strangely, it's something that can be temporarily solved just by squeezing the handset in the right place. Clearly then this is a hardware...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia launching the 808 PureView in the US for $699

Nokia launching the 808 PureView in the US for $699

19 June, 2012 | comments (246)

After initially dropping North America out of the list of countries getting the 808 PureView, then confirming that it will in fact be getting the phone, Nokia has now gone ahead and made the official launch announcement. The 808 PureView will...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Samsung launches SAFE Galaxy S III,  warms corporate hearts

Samsung launches SAFE Galaxy S III, warms corporate hearts

18 June, 2012 | comments (38)

Now that Samsung has wowed Android fans with the Galaxy S III, it going to try and attract some enterprise users with its new SAFE brand of devices. Standing for Samsung Approved for Enterprise, SAFE is Samsung's go at making Android devices...


Photo of  Samsung T699 QWERTY ICS droid leaks

Photo of Samsung T699 QWERTY ICS droid leaks

18 June, 2012 | comments (17)

The rumored SGH-T699 full-QWERTY smartphone from Samsung has just been spotted in the wild. Little is known about the device save for the fact that it has a 5 MP shooter on the back, a front-facing camera, and a LED notification light....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus L5 is now globally available, to cost 189

LG Optimus L5 is now globally available, to cost 189

18 June, 2012 | comments (52)

LG has announced its entry-level Optimus L5 smartphone will be making its international debut this month. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM7225A chipset with a single-core 800MHz Cortex A5 processor, the LG Optimus L5 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.0 update for Xperia active starts rolling out

Android 4.0 update for Xperia active starts rolling out

18 June, 2012 | comments (93)

Good news if you are an owner of the Sony Xperia active. Sony has announced on its blog that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now rolling out for the phone. As is usual for these things, the update is being rolled out in batches...


Canadian Galaxy S III will get 50GB of Dropbox storage

Canadian Galaxy S III will get 50GB of Dropbox storage

17 June, 2012 | comments (22)

Back when the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III was announced, we reported that it will be getting 50GB of Dropbox storage for free. That's 48GB in addition to the usual 2GB you get after creating an account. However, when the...


A Sprint bound, Motorola QWERTY slider leaks out

A Sprint bound, Motorola QWERTY slider leaks out

16 June, 2012 | comments (35)

It looks like Sprint Wireless will be the QWERTY slider kingdom capital this Fall, folks. A yet to be announced Motorola device, sporting the aforementioned hardware has leaked out in a blurry image, thus joining the company of the LG handset which...


Samsung Galaxy S III launch gets delayed to June 27 in Canada

Samsung Galaxy S III launch gets delayed to June 27 in Canada

16 June, 2012 | comments (45)

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S III has struck a cord with the smartphone buyer. It's so popular, in fact, that Samsung can't make enough of them, which has resulted in a bit of a delay for the Canadian market. Due to unprecedented...


Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

Nokia USA teases a June 18 announcement in Facebook

16 June, 2012 | comments (105)

Nokia USA has posted a series of teaser images on Facebook with June 18, 2012 on them, which naturally caused quite a stir. Initially, it was thought that Nokia's news will be somewhat related to Microsoft's announcement, which is bound to take...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Apple and Samsung made 55% of smartphone shipments in Q1 2012

Apple and Samsung made 55% of smartphone shipments in Q1 2012

15 June, 2012 | comments (105)

It was only a month ago when we told you that Apple and Samsung share 99% of all profits in the market for mobile phones. Today we have a new report for you, which breaks down the smartphone segment in a similar fashion and, unsurprisingly, the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


GSMArena.com turns 12 today, happy birthday!

GSMArena.com turns 12 today, happy birthday!

15 June, 2012 | comments (945)

GSMArena.com turns 12 today and your greetings are more than welcome as we all celebrate. As GSMArena.com is getting older, and hopefully more mature, we can't help but turn our eyes back at the year that passed. Usually, you fall in this mood...

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Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

15 June, 2012 | comments (20)

Motorola has announced a new version of the RAZR exclusively for the Chinese market. This version is called the RAZR V XT998 and has a completely new design compared to the current RAZR. The front side gets new thin, long grilles on the top...


Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

15 June, 2012 | comments (91)

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note and are a regular member of the xda-developers forum, you may already be aware of a bug with some of these devices where erasing the eMMC could hard brick your phone. This problem would surface...


Nokia's Meltemi OS  for budget handsets gets the chop

Nokia's Meltemi OS for budget handsets gets the chop

14 June, 2012 | comments (137)

It looks like factory workers and executives are not the only ones to get the hatchet by Nokia these days. The Finnish company has reportedly abandoned work on its Meltemi OS for budget smartphones. Apparently, Nokia's leadership have decided...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Nokia to lay off 10,000 employees, sacks three key executives

Nokia to lay off 10,000 employees, sacks three key executives

14 June, 2012 | comments (194)

The bad news from Nokia's camp just keep on coming in. First the Finns announced they are letting Vertu go, and now they have issued a press release stating the company will be sharpening its strategy by adding 10,000 lay-offs. The staff...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

14 June, 2012 | comments (34)

The Xperia ion was announced way back at CES with expected release date somewhere in Q2 this year (April-June). Well, as it usually happens with Sony, the phone will hit the shelves days before Q2 ends. AT&T will start offering the LTE-capable...


Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

Nokia to acquire Scalado's imaging technology and staff

14 June, 2012 | comments (46)

After announcing that Vertu is ready to go, Nokia re-confirmed that they are staking a lot on mobile imaging and photography by announcing their planned acquisition of everything imaging technology Scalado had to offer. Founded in 2000 and based...

Tags: Nokia