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Analyst: Samsung to manufacture 100 million Galaxy S IV phones

Analyst: Samsung to manufacture 100 million Galaxy S IV phones

14 February, 2013 | comments (441)

The Samsung Galaxy S IV is guaranteed to be one of the hottest sellers and after crushing the numbers, analysts have predicted that the next Samsung flagship might cause headaches to Apple. Peter Misek from Jefferies & Company wrote a note to...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Rumors


Micromax A116 Canvas HD sold out, limited stock to blame

Micromax A116 Canvas HD sold out, limited stock to blame

14 February, 2013 | comments (128)

Micromax A116 Canvas HD, the latest smartphone from the Indian manufacturer and the successor of the popular A110 Canvas 2 phablet went on sale last night. As expected, the Micromax A116 smartphone was sold out in less than 30 minutes, according to...


Sony Xperia ZL to hit Europe in April, priced at 599

Sony Xperia ZL to hit Europe in April, priced at 599

14 February, 2013 | comments (78)

The Sony Xperia ZL is coming to the old continent this spring for 599.99, and is slated to be available in Germany first through retailer Phone House. It will be available both online and in-store in black and white (but not red) color...


Samsung announces REX series of features phones in India

Samsung announces REX series of features phones in India

14 February, 2013 | comments (78)

Samsung has launched a new range of budget feature phones in India. Called the REX, the series includes four models: REX 60, REX 70, REX 80 and REX 90. The REX 60 is the cheapest of the lot and has a 2.8-inch QVGA resolution resistive...


Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean makes a landing on the Nexus 4

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean makes a landing on the Nexus 4

13 February, 2013 | comments (49)

Shortly after its tablet siblings got the treatment, the Nexus 4 also received its fix of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The update is currently seeding to Nexus 4 smartphones over the air. Along with the changes which the update brought to the...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes on sale, gets a hands-on video

Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes on sale, gets a hands-on video

13 February, 2013 | comments (136)

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD, one of the popular smartphones in our database, is finally launching in India. Starting from tomorrow, February 14, Micromax will start selling its latest flagship smartphone for RS13,990 ($260) and not $280 as...


Samsung and Apple held 52% of the smartphone market in Q4

Samsung and Apple held 52% of the smartphone market in Q4

13 February, 2013 | comments (70)

Gartner, the popular analyst company has released its quarterly report, which shows that Samsung and Apple continue their domination in the smartphone market, while the third place is up for grabs. Sales report of Q4 and 2012...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Huawei


Mid-range Alcatel One Touch Star unveiled

Mid-range Alcatel One Touch Star unveiled

13 February, 2013 | comments (18)

TCL has just unveiled its latest smartphone. The Alcatel One Touch Star is a mid-range handset with a stylish design and extremely attractive price tag that we are hoping to see showcased at the MWC in two weeks. The One Touch Star sports a...


Samsung to keep the physical home button on the Galaxy S IV

Samsung to keep the physical home button on the Galaxy S IV

13 February, 2013 | comments (195)

According to recent reports in South Korean newspaper Korean daily, Samsung has decided to keep the physical Home button for its Galaxy S IV upcoming flagship. If the reports are true, this means that Samsung will indeed keep the two capacitive...


Image of Windows RT tablet shows up at Nokia event

Image of Windows RT tablet shows up at Nokia event

13 February, 2013 | comments (49)

Rumors of a Windows RT powered Nokia tablet have been going around since at least March last year and a potential slip-up at a Nokia event in Pakistan will only fuel that fire. An image shown during the presentation featured a Windows RT tablet...


Alleged Galaxy S IV benchmark scores surface online

Alleged Galaxy S IV benchmark scores surface online

13 February, 2013 | comments (84)

Benchmark results of what is alleged to be the upcoming Galaxy S IV have appeared online. The results have been uploaded on popular benchmarking tool GLBenchmark's website, which also lets us compare it with some of the other devices...


LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5

LG Optimus G Pro with 5.5" 1080p display goes official

12 February, 2013 | comments (84)

Hot on the heels of the budget L-Series trio announcement, LG took the wraps off the 5.5" 1080p display toting Optimus G Pro. The Android beast, while carrying the same name as the already official Japan-only device, is an altogether different...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014

Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014

12 February, 2013 | comments (103)

Apple has been pushing hard to scrub all traces of Google from its iOS cash cow (including dropping Google Maps in a controversial move), but it seems that Google is willing to pay big lumps of cash to stay on. According to analysts at Morgan...

Tags: Google, Apple, iOS


LG Optimus G Pro to hit Japan shelves in April

LG Optimus G Pro to hit Japan shelves in April

12 February, 2013 | comments (9)

The LG Optimus G Pro, a successor of the popular Optimus G smartphone might be launched in April, according to a listing from NTT DoCoMo. The listing also reveals the dimension of the smartphone to be 10x70x139mm and the phablet weighs about...

Tags: LG, MWC 2013


T-Mobile Nexus 4 and Verizon Droid DNA available for $49.99

T-Mobile Nexus 4 and Verizon Droid DNA available for $49.99

12 February, 2013 | comments (9)

The LG-built Google Nexus 4 is one of the current hot sellers and has been in and out of the stocks in the Google Play Store. But, the smartphone is currently available with T-Mobile for just $49.99 on a contract. The discounted LG Nexus 4 is...


Vertu Ti is the company's first Android smartphone

Vertu Ti is the company's first Android smartphone

12 February, 2013 | comments (81)

The Vertu Ti is the first truly new phone model Vertu has to present after they parted ways with Nokia. It's also their first Android smartphone. And Vertu has done a nice job in making sure the specs are as up-to-date as possible. There's a...

Tags: Vertu


Nokia sells its Peltola campus in Oulu, Finland for $40.8M

Nokia sells its Peltola campus in Oulu, Finland for $40.8M

12 February, 2013 | comments (78)

After selling its headquarters in Espoo, now Nokia has decided to sell its campus in the Finnish town of Oulu. The company has sold the place to the domestic business space provider Technopolis for 30.5 million (roughly $40,8 million)....

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Huawei Ascend P2 to be  water and dust protected

Huawei Ascend P2 to be water and dust protected

12 February, 2013 | comments (26)

Huawei is either not that good in keeping secrets or not trying too hard to do so. Even before the CES press conference we already knew almost everything about the Ascend D2 and Mate. It seems the case will be similar to the upcoming MWC event,...


Nokia announced dual-SIM Asha 310

Nokia announced dual-SIM Asha 310

12 February, 2013 | comments (49)

Nokia has launched a new Asha phone, called the Asha 310. The phone slots in above the current Asha 309 and includes dual-SIM support lacking on the 309. Other specs remain identical, including a 3-inch, 400 x 240 LCD, 2 megapixel rear...


Google starts rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update

Google starts rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update

12 February, 2013 | comments (82)

Google has started rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update for its Nexus devices, as reported by several users online. The update is currently being rolled out the GSM variant of the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. As usual, there is...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI