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Samsung to release Galaxy Note 3 Lite by end of Q1 2014

Samsung to release Galaxy Note 3 Lite by end of Q1 2014

29 December, 2013 | comments (47)

We reported on rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite a little while back. To refresh your memory, the Galaxy Note 3 Lite is Samsung's planned lower-end version of its popular Note smartphone. There were also talks of it being leaked in four...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG's Odin octa-core chip benchmarked by AnTuTu

LG's Odin octa-core chip benchmarked by AnTuTu

29 December, 2013 | comments (30)

LG's looking to start early in the octa-core chip race, and their processor has just been benchmarked by AnTuTu. The results are good, but not Snapdragon 800 good. It's quite on par with Samsung's octa-core Exynos chipset. Nicknamed the LG Odin,...

Tags: LG, Android


30% of all Windows Phones are Lumia 520 or  521

30% of all Windows Phones are Lumia 520 or 521

29 December, 2013 | comments (55)

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you sell a handset with decent specs at an attractive price. As a result of Nokia's aggressive pricing with the Lumia 520 and 521, these little smartphones that could now account for 30% of all Windows Phone...


Samsung teases more powerful Exynos-powered gadgets at CES

Samsung teases more powerful Exynos-powered gadgets at CES

28 December, 2013 | comments (74)

CES is right around the corner - just days after New Year’s Eve, tech companies and journalists will be flooding the halls in Las Vegas. Samsung is bringing along something with Exynos inside. The Samsung Exynos Twitter account posted the a...

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Best Buy drops iPhone 5s to $125, 5c to $0 on contract

Best Buy drops iPhone 5s to $125, 5c to $0 on contract

28 December, 2013 | comments (25)

The colorful Apple iPhone 5s and 5c launched at $200 and $100 on contract respectively back in September, but Best Buy has cut down the prices of both in the US and Canada. The iPhone 5s is normally $200, but Best Buy is offering the 16GB version...


Nokia Lumia 1520 now available for just $50 on contract

Nokia Lumia 1520 now available for just $50 on contract

28 December, 2013 | comments (319)

Judging by its performance in our Smartphone Champions League, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a favorite to quite a few of our readers. And the great news to those of you based in the US is that the phablet is now available for the tempting $50 on contract...


HTC VP and others indicted in Taiwan for corporate espionage

HTC VP and others indicted in Taiwan for corporate espionage

27 December, 2013 | comments (29)

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, top HTC senior executive and vice president of product design Thomas Chien has been indicted along with five other HTC employees by the Taiwanese courts for corporate espionage. The charges include leaking...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 pictures leak

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 pictures leak

27 December, 2013 | comments (8)

Someone's been snapping some pictures of Huawei's upcoming Mate 2 handset, and it being 2013, the photos ended up online. Although the shots are taken from less than ideal angles, they give a pretty good impression of the Mate 2's aesthetics. The...


Nokia Lumia 1320 premiers in China

Nokia Lumia 1320 premiers in China

27 December, 2013 | comments (62)

The Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia's lower-powered Windows Phone phablet, is launching to customers in China today. And in the coming weeks people will find it in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries. The Lumia 1320 is the more...


LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales

LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales

27 December, 2013 | comments (148)

According to mobile industry analysts cited by DigiTimes, a number of smartphone makers including LG, HTC and Huawei may be on track to lose valuable market share in 2014. This is a result of the steady, but overall low sales of the makers' flagship...

Tags: LG, HTC, Huawei, Android


Alcatel announces 2GHz octa-core Idol X+ for $330 in China

Alcatel announces 2GHz octa-core Idol X+ for $330 in China

26 December, 2013 | comments (36)

TCL has officially announced their newest flagship phone: the Idol X+, and its specs are very impressive. While you may not have heard the name, TCL is the Chinese phone manufacturer that owns and actively uses the Alcatel brand outside China. We...

Tags: Android, Alcatel


Oppo Find 7 to have a 5.5-inch screen with 2K resolution

Oppo Find 7 to have a 5.5-inch screen with 2K resolution

26 December, 2013 | comments (54)

As it became clear today, the upcoming Oppo Find 7 will have a 5.5-inch with the first ever 2K resolution display on a mobile phone. The resolution of 2560 x 1440px on a screen with a 5.5-inch diagonal adds for the whopping 538 pixels per...

Tags: Oppo, Android


LG may release a G-Arch smart watch and a sports band soon

LG may release a G-Arch smart watch and a sports band soon

26 December, 2013 | comments (25)

With Samsung making a big push to sell customers wearable devices to pair with their higher end devices, one would expect another certain South Korean manufacturer to jump in on bandwagon, too (cough, LG, cough cough). Rumor has it that, in...

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Pepsi teams up with Oppo for a special edition N1

Pepsi teams up with Oppo for a special edition N1

26 December, 2013 | comments (14)

The marriage of soft drink beverages and smartphone technology seems a bit far-fetched to us. That hasn't stopped Pepsi from teaming up with Oppo to release their very own version of the N1. A Cyanogen Mod edition N1 makes total sense. The team...

Tags: Misc, Android


Vulnerability found in Samsung Knox Software

Vulnerability found in Samsung Knox Software

25 December, 2013 | comments (136)

The corporate world has made a substantial migration from the Blackberries of old to iOS and Android. In a scramble to pick up that corporate market share, Samsung created Knox, its own security software designed to fortify Google's OS, and make it...

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NTT DoCoMo bound Tizen smartphone clears FCC

NTT DoCoMo bound Tizen smartphone clears FCC

25 December, 2013 | comments (25)

NTT DoCoMo could be the first carrier to offer a Tizen powered device. A smartphone powered by Samsung's own OS with model number SC-03F has obtained FCC certification. The SC-03F is rumored to feature design which is similar to the current...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


We wish you a Merry, Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry, Merry Christmas

25 December, 2013 | comments (208)

We hope that you've accomplished everything you've set your mind on during that past year. If not, let 2014 be the year of your personal success. We wish you all the love in the world along with the peace to enjoy it. We ourselves have been...

Tags: Misc


Gold color HTC One Max hits the shelves in Taiwan

Gold color HTC One Max hits the shelves in Taiwan

25 December, 2013 | comments (15)

A gold color HTC One Max quietly launched in its homeland Taiwan. The new color scheme for the phablet joins the red and black versions which were released earlier this month. The phablet’s new color scheme is the same as the one of the...

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Gionee Elife E7 Mini goes official with 4.7

Gionee Elife E7 Mini goes official with 4.7" screen

24 December, 2013 | comments (53)

Gionee has officially announced the Mini variant of its flagship smartphone, the Elife E7. The E7 Mini comes with a rotatable camera module, which was first seen on the Oppo N1 a while ago. The folks at FoneArena have managed to get their hands on...


CyanogenMod Oppo N1 is now selling for $599

CyanogenMod Oppo N1 is now selling for $599

24 December, 2013 | comments (12)

Just as promised Oppo is now selling the CyanogenMod N1. The first CyanogenMod retail smartphone is going for $599, which was the initially expected price. In Europe, the smartphone is selling for €448 for the 16GB version. Just like the...

Tags: Oppo, Android