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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray lands at FCC, gets shot on camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray lands at FCC, gets shot on camera

12 July, 2011 | comments (60)

The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray found itself in the hands of the FCC, going through their full set of tests and more importantly for us, a full set of photographs that give us a better look at the phone. As noted by Engadget, the device will...


HTC Status starts taking pre-orders for AT&T customers

HTC Status starts taking pre-orders for AT&T customers

11 July, 2011 | comments (13)

We caught wind of the HTC Status late last month and as its name suggests it's all about social networking. It was in fact officially announced by AT&T on the big 'F', (that's Facebook) and now the pre-order gates have opened to those itching to...


Bada 2.0 SDK leaks the presence of the Samsung Wave 725

Bada 2.0 SDK leaks the presence of the Samsung Wave 725

11 July, 2011 | comments (32)

We saw that Samsung aimed to roll out three new devices, all running Bada in the months following their press conference back in April. The first of the three was the Samsung Wave 578 but the other two devices remained nameless and so far have...


LG Optimus Pro leaks with a portrait QWERTY keyboard

LG Optimus Pro leaks with a portrait QWERTY keyboard

11 July, 2011 | comments (20)

The rumor mill just produced this - the LG Optimus Pro C660. It's a droid with a portrait QWERTY, with specs roughly similar to the Optimus One and at a bargain price too. The form factor is fairly rare but has been gaining some traction with the...


Galaxy S II 2.3.4 Gingerbread update leaks, you can try it now

Galaxy S II 2.3.4 Gingerbread update leaks, you can try it now

11 July, 2011 | comments (83)

The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is just about to get another firmware update, bumping its Android version to 2.3.4. What's even better, the updated ROM surfaced online a little early, so the most impatient among you can get it right away. As the...


HTC starts unlocking bootloaders with Sensation and EVO 3D

HTC starts unlocking bootloaders with Sensation and EVO 3D

11 July, 2011 | comments (27)

A few months back HTC had started launching new phones with locked bootloaders. This resulted in a backlash from the developer and modder community following which HTC announced that they will be revising their bootloader policy. Today HTC has...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Toshiba unveils the smallest 8MP CMOS sensor ever

Toshiba unveils the smallest 8MP CMOS sensor ever

09 July, 2011 | comments (107)

Steve Jobs says it's not all about the megapixels and in this case he might be right. Toshiba's newest creation is a super thin 8 megapixel CMOS sensor, that promises smaller pixels without loss of quality. An issue that rears its head when trying...

Tags: Toshiba, Misc


HTC Desire Gingerbread update coming this month

HTC Desire Gingerbread update coming this month

09 July, 2011 | comments (59)

The thrilling story of the Gingerbread update on the HTC Desire will come to an end this month. After announcing the update, then denying it and then announcing it will be made available and then finally revealing that there will be some cutbacks...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android in June 2011: Gingerbread's share doubles again

Android in June 2011: Gingerbread's share doubles again

08 July, 2011 | comments (47)

Google just updated the Android version distribution charts and confirmed the continued exponential growth of Gingerbread. The latest smartphone version of the platform has managed to more than double its market for a second month in a row and is...


New pictures of BlackBerry Touch Monza leak

New pictures of BlackBerry Touch Monza leak

08 July, 2011 | comments (21)

The GSM version of the BlackBerry Touch Monaco - Monza has escaped in the wild once again. This time it broke loose in Greece and we have a few tasty live pictures for you. Unfortunately there are no new details revealed. Well, the Monza fella...


Panasonic launches Lumix Phone P-05C with optical stabilization

Panasonic launches Lumix Phone P-05C with optical stabilization

08 July, 2011 | comments (64)

A new cameraphone legend is born as today Panasonic launches its Lumix Phone P-05C. The 13 megapixel handset is the world's first to feature optical image stabilization, proudly carrying the MEGA O.I.S. branding right next to its lens. The 27mm...

Tags: Panasonic


LG Optimus White launches officially in the Netherlands

LG Optimus White launches officially in the Netherlands

08 July, 2011 | comments (48)

LG Optimus Black launches in white version, but you have to admit you can't call a white phone Black. So LG came up with a new name for the white model - LG Optimus White Edition and it is already available in the Netherlands. The LG Optimus...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Xperia Arc lands in the US, going for 600 bucks unlocked

Xperia Arc lands in the US, going for 600 bucks unlocked

08 July, 2011 | comments (103)

After struggling a bit with their first few Android smartphones, the Xperia Arc was the first proper Android phone to come out of Sony Ericsson’s stables. Packing the latest version of Android in a sleek, curvy body with a quality 8 megapixel camera...


Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon is finally announced

Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon is finally announced

07 July, 2011 | comments (12)

This is definitely not a surprise to us. After a series of rumors, including leaked tutorial videos, and a Chinese launch three weeks ago, the Motorola Droid 3 finally got officially announced for Verizon Wireless. You can already purchase...


Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

Apple strikes on Samsung, wants to ban the Galaxies in the US

07 July, 2011 | comments (442)

Apple has made the next step into the patent war against Samsung. Yesterday Apple has filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (USITC) requesting a ban for every Galaxy S phone in the USA. Samsung might be dropping its latest...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


LG quietly bumps the Optimus 3D 1080p video recording to 30fps

LG quietly bumps the Optimus 3D 1080p video recording to 30fps

07 July, 2011 | comments (49)

So here's (a part of) the explanation why the Optimus 3D launch was delayed a bit. Apparently the company engineers have been doing some last-minute improvements to the 3D-loving smartphone camera. One of our readers in the UK contacted us,...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

06 July, 2011 | comments (197)

Microsoft is demanding Samsung to cash in $15 for every Android phone sold to date on the base of using several of Microsoft's patents in these devices. HTC as the first company to give in to Microsoft claims and Samsung is now next. We bet...


HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

HTC posts record profit, revenue in Q2 2011

06 July, 2011 | comments (36)

HTC has just posted its financial results for the second quarter of the year and things are looking pretty great for the Taiwanese manufacturer. Asia's second largest smartphone maker has scored record revenue and profit in the three months ending...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Is the LG E906 the WP7 Mango refresh of the Optimus 7?

Is the LG E906 the WP7 Mango refresh of the Optimus 7?

06 July, 2011 | comments (7)

Some observant users have stumbled upon the official LG XML profile of an unannounced Windows Phone 7 device - the E906. This is most probably an E900 Optimus 7 refresh with Windows Phone 7 Mango. The XML profile of E906 is almost the same as the...


Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

Android and iOS growth continues as RIM falters, comScore reports

06 July, 2011 | comments (84)

Mobile market analysts from comScore have just published their monthly report on the market shares of the major operating systems and manufacturers in the US. The data gathered in the three months ending in May 23 point to Android as the biggest...