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Nokia to hold a Lumia event on May 14, a new device on the way?

Nokia to hold a Lumia event on May 14, a new device on the way?

25 April, 2013 | comments (127)

Nokia has just revealed its plans for a dedicated Lumia event on May 14 in London via press invites. In the said invite the Finns kindly offer the press and the public to "see what's next" and take a front-row seat as "the Nokia Lumia story...


Samsung Galaxy S4 delayed in the US, blames high demand

Samsung Galaxy S4 delayed in the US, blames high demand

25 April, 2013 | comments (78)

USA's T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon won't have the Galaxy S4 stock as scheduled. As it seems Samsung can't manufacture enough units of its flagship to cope with the demand. That's right, the unexpected global demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is...


Oppo unveils 6.9mm thin mid-ranger, the R809T

Oppo unveils 6.9mm thin mid-ranger, the R809T

25 April, 2013 | comments (9)

Earlier this month there was a rumor that Oppo is working on a 6.1mm thick smartphone, the R809T. Well, that phone is now official in China, but it’s thicker than that – at 6.93mm it's quite slim but can't beat the Oppo Find (6.65mm). The...


Apple increases its R&D budget by $500 million

Apple increases its R&D budget by $500 million

25 April, 2013 | comments (48)

Apple's research and development budget was increased by $500 million this quarter, which a significant increase over the same period last year. In just the first six months of its fiscal year, Apple has put some $2.129 billion into its R&D...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


HTC Butterfly to launch in the Netherlands this May

HTC Butterfly to launch in the Netherlands this May

25 April, 2013 | comments (24)

The HTC Butterfly has the distinction of being the first phone with a 1080p screen to hit the global market. The story after that is less glamorous – it was only launched in a few countries before attention shifted to the HTC One. The HTC Butterfly...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One update brings further improvements to the camera

HTC One update brings further improvements to the camera

25 April, 2013 | comments (72)

The HTC One is yet to go on sale in many parts of the world but that hasn't stopped HTC from constantly releasing a stream of updates for the device. After the recent update that improved camera performance we have another one that improves things...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


BlackBerry Q10 hits UK on April 26, Selfridges gets first dibs

BlackBerry Q10 hits UK on April 26, Selfridges gets first dibs

24 April, 2013 | comments (60)

BlackBerry is finally ready to unleash the QWERTY-packing half of its BlackBerry 10 duo on the British market. The Q10 smartphone will go on sale in the UK in two days time as an Selfridge exclusive. The store has already launched its preorder...

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Acer outs Liquid E2, quad-core processor inside

Acer outs Liquid E2, quad-core processor inside

24 April, 2013 | comments (30)

Acer Liquid E2 is now official. The smartphone is intended for the European market and offers top-notch performance thanks to the quad-core processor inside and optional dual-SIM telephony. The Liquid E2 packs a 4.5-inch qHD (sigh) IPS display...


Preliminary ban of HTC One lifted in the Netherlands

Preliminary ban of HTC One lifted in the Netherlands

24 April, 2013 | comments (73)

Yesterday, the Dutch court granted an injunction against the HTC One due to the use of a proprietary microphone belonging to Nokia. However, today The Hague ruled that HTC was not at fault, and has allowed the sales of the HTC One in Holland to...

Tags: HTC, Nokia


LG Q1 report is in: smartphone sales on the rise

LG Q1 report is in: smartphone sales on the rise

24 April, 2013 | comments (34)

The LG mobile division was able to ship some 10.3 million smartphones in Q1 of this year, resulting in a sales growth of some 30% compared to Q1 of 2012. This is especially impressive considering that this includes an almost a 15% sales increase...

Tags: LG, Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia P, Go and E dual to get Jelly Bean this week

Sony Xperia P, Go and E dual to get Jelly Bean this week

24 April, 2013 | comments (285)

Sony is finally ready with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia E dual smartphones. The rollout will start later this week. The update process is gradual, as usual, and should be completed by the end of...

Tags: Sony, Android


There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way

There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way

24 April, 2013 | comments (130)

One of the things the Sony Xperia Z lords over the Samsung Galaxy S4 is its IP57 certification, which grants it dust and water resistance. That advantage might not last long though, as a rugged version of the Samsung flagship might be unveiled in...


QWERTY-packing Nokia Asha 210 goes official

QWERTY-packing Nokia Asha 210 goes official

24 April, 2013 | comments (222)

Today Nokia unveiled the latest addition to its Asha lineup. The QWERTY-packing Nokia Asha 210 featurephone comes in both single SIM and dual-SIM flavors and brings entry level functionality at an extremely attractive price point. Nokia Asha 210...

Tags: Nokia


Apple announces Q1 2013 results, revenue rises, but profits fall

Apple announces Q1 2013 results, revenue rises, but profits fall

23 April, 2013 | comments (74)

Apple has just announced its Q1 2013 results. Technically, these are its Q2 results as the US financial year does not coincide with the calendar year. But no matter how you call the quarter, it's still interesting to see how Apple has been doing...

Tags: Apple


Sony releases AOSP Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia Z

Sony releases AOSP Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia Z

23 April, 2013 | comments (58)

Just it did for the Xperia S a while ago, Sony has now officially released AOSP version of Android 4.2 for its Xperia Z flagship. Currently, the majority of the features on the Xperia Z are working in the pure Android environment. There's SD...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung sells almost a third of all smartphones in Q1

Samsung sells almost a third of all smartphones in Q1

23 April, 2013 | comments (199)

According to DRAMeXchange, a division of the TrendForce market analysis group, first quarter smartphone shipments in Q1 were up to 216.4 million units globally, with almost 30% of those being made by Samsung. Things aren't as bright over in...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Lenovo


Dual-core Intel-powered Lenovo K900 launches on May 6

Dual-core Intel-powered Lenovo K900 launches on May 6

23 April, 2013 | comments (40)

Lenovo announced its K900 flagship back in January at CES in Las Vegas. Powered by the Intel Clover Trail platform, the Android-running beast impresses with a 5.5" IPS 1080p screen and a 6.9mm stainless steel and polycarbonate body. Well, the...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Firefox OS-running GeeksPhone Keon and Peak now on sale

Firefox OS-running GeeksPhone Keon and Peak now on sale

23 April, 2013 | comments (36)

The first two Firefox OS phones are already on sale – they are the Keon and Peak from GeeksPhone. The two are aimed at developers and run a Developer Preview of Firefox OS, so while they might not build up a user base they should help devs have apps...


Samsung Galaxy S4 arriving in AT&T stores on April 27

Samsung Galaxy S4 arriving in AT&T stores on April 27

23 April, 2013 | comments (29)

We have already reported on AT&T's plan on shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 to customers on April 23 if ordered from their website. If, however, you prefer walking down to your local AT&T and picking it up yourself, then you'll be glad to know that...


Nokia granted injunction against HTC One in Netherlands

Nokia granted injunction against HTC One in Netherlands

23 April, 2013 | comments (130)

HTC is facing further issues in trying to ship its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One, to customers. After some supply issues, the company is now locked in a legal battle with Nokia over the use of Nokia's proprietary microphone...

Tags: HTC