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US Microsoft stores start accepting Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders

US Microsoft stores start accepting Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders

02 February, 2012 | comments (99)

LTE speeds, a 4.3" AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz CPU and the oh-so-sweet non-painted polycarbonate unibody - the Nokia Lumia 900 looks like the smartphone to have if you are interested in the WP platform. And thanks to the Microsoft brick and mortar...


Samsung Galaxy S II to get a Plus version with 1.5GHz processor?

Samsung Galaxy S II to get a Plus version with 1.5GHz processor?

02 February, 2012 | comments (63)

The announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S III won't be unveiled at the MWC wasn’t met with much enthusiasm but Samsung may have something else instead - Galaxy S II Plus. A device identifying itself as "Galaxy S 2+" showed up in the online test...


Motorola DROID 4 rumored to launch on February 9

Motorola DROID 4 rumored to launch on February 9

02 February, 2012 | comments (21)

We have been hearing and seeing the Motorola DROID 4 since October, last year and every time we felt we were closer to launch it got delayed further. While most expected the phone to go on sale in December, that clearly did not happen. Instead the...


AT&T finally upgrades Samsung Infuse 4G to Android 2.3

AT&T finally upgrades Samsung Infuse 4G to Android 2.3

02 February, 2012 | comments (9)

In a news that belongs to 2011, AT&T and Samsung have just upgraded the Samsung Infuse 4G to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, proving once again how bad the situation is when it comes to receiving the latest software upgrades on carrier-locked (or even...


Galaxy S Advance in live shots, Philippines price and date too

Galaxy S Advance in live shots, Philippines price and date too

01 February, 2012 | comments (106)

We have the first live pictures of the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S Advance, along with details on the expected price and release date. The price will be 22,990 Philippine pesos, which amounts to around $535 and the Galaxy S Advance is...


It's official: no Samsung Galaxy S III at the MWC

It's official: no Samsung Galaxy S III at the MWC

01 February, 2012 | comments (96)

We've been hearing rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S III won't show up at the Mobile World Congress for a while now, but here comes the official confirmation from the horse's mouth. The launch of the hotly anticipated smartphone will happen later on...


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...