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Nokia Lumia Amber update rolling out globally now

Nokia Lumia Amber update rolling out globally now

16 August, 2013 | comments (149)

The long-awaited Nokia Lumia Amber update is rolling out for all Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia phones. The update is built on top of the WP8 GDR2 update from Microsoft, but has some exclusive features, developed by Nokia. This includes a...


Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 6 to registered developers

Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 6 to registered developers

16 August, 2013 | comments (28)

Apple has released the iOS 7 beta 6 to developers. The latest beta comes just a week after Apple released beta 5 and oddly near the end of the week when usually the betas are released on Monday. The general consensus is that the update was...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Sprint to offer the HTC One in Ruby Red starting August 16

Sprint to offer the HTC One in Ruby Red starting August 16

15 August, 2013 | comments (22)

Sprint has announced that it's going to start offering the HTC One in a red color. Dubbed "Ruby Red", the special color of the HTC One is going to be exclusive for Sprint customers in the US. HTC has already started selling the One in red in the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Sprint


iOS 7 Golden Master coming on September 5

iOS 7 Golden Master coming on September 5

15 August, 2013 | comments (77)

The final iOS 7 beta, number 6, is primed to arrive sometime next week (two weeks after beta 5), which puts the Golden Master release of the OS sometime in September, just as previously rumored. According to sources close to BGR following the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung SM-Z9005 running Tizen OS ships to developers

Samsung SM-Z9005 running Tizen OS ships to developers

15 August, 2013 | comments (37)

Following reports that Tizen open-source OS (co-developed by Samsung and Intel) was scrapped, new information indicates that the project is still very much alive. Indeed, if the below shipping manifest is believed, then developer prototypes of the...

Tags: Tizen, Samsung, Rumors


Nokia Lumia 1020 goes to China, costs $980 unlocked

Nokia Lumia 1020 goes to China, costs $980 unlocked

15 August, 2013 | comments (106)

The Nokia Lumia 1020 flagship cameraphone is finally ready to expand its availability outside of the US. The PureView monster has just hit the shelves in China and is available for purchase both SIM-free and on contract. If you use China...


Apple may be close to securing a deal with China Mobile

Apple may be close to securing a deal with China Mobile

15 August, 2013 | comments (24)

Apple has deals with two of China's three carriers China Unicom (China's second biggest carrier, deal signed in 2009) and Chine Telecom (third biggest, deal signed last year). But the Cupertino giant is yet to enter partnership with the biggest...

Tags: Apple


BlackBerry patent portfolio worth $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates

BlackBerry patent portfolio worth $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates

15 August, 2013 | comments (28)

As talk is escalating about the possibility of BlackBerry going on sale or possibly entering a joint-venture, some analysts are looking to the Canadians' patent portfolio as potential savior. According to MDB Capital Group CEO, Chris Marlett,...

Tags: BlackBerry


Samsung Galaxy Note III country distribution list pops up

Samsung Galaxy Note III country distribution list pops up

15 August, 2013 | comments (173)

Just like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy Note III is allegedly going to launch in a couple of versions each sporting a different chipset under the hood. Apparently, SamMobile has got hold of a list of countries to which Samsung is...


Slide shows the Sony Xperia Honami will record 4K video

Slide shows the Sony Xperia Honami will record 4K video

15 August, 2013 | comments (91)

A batch of photos starring the Sony Xperia Honami and the iPhone 5 leaked less than a day ago, but it turns out there's one more photo that's the most interesting of the bunch. It's a presentation slide that touts the Honami's 4K video recording...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


White Sony Xperia Honami caught in the wild, shot next to iPhone 5

White Sony Xperia Honami caught in the wild, shot next to iPhone 5

14 August, 2013 | comments (207)

The Sony Xperia Honami has appeared in a series of live photos again, only this time dressed in a shiny white outfit. This time around Sony's upcoming cameraphone has also been placed next to an iPhone 5 so we get a better idea of its...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia Lumia 825 leaked, complete with 5.2-inch screen

Nokia Lumia 825 leaked, complete with 5.2-inch screen

14 August, 2013 | comments (132)

News of an upcoming Nokia device that will allegedly be called Lumia 825 has surfaced. The device will be the first Nokia smartphone to feature a display larger than 5 inches. The smartphone is set to feature a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.2...


HTC releases a 2 minute One Max video teaser

HTC releases a 2 minute One Max video teaser

14 August, 2013 | comments (55)

HTC released an extended version of its "Here's To Change" ad starring Robert Downey Jr. The ad follows Mr. Downey Jr. through the process of figuring out what the HTC acronym means, including "Happy Telephone Company" and, uh, "Hold This...

Tags: HTC, Android


Photos of Apple iPhone 5S chassis components surface

Photos of Apple iPhone 5S chassis components surface

14 August, 2013 | comments (95)

There are plenty of rumors going around about the iPhone 5S, including things like a dual-LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. Now, leaked components of the next-gen iPhone show changes to the top of the back and around the home button, which might...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Gartner: smartphones outsell featurephones thanks to Android

Gartner: smartphones outsell featurephones thanks to Android

14 August, 2013 | comments (64)

Gartner has released its Q2 2013 mobile phones sales report, which shows that smartphones have outsold featurephones for the first time. Worldwide smartphones sales grew up to 225 million units, a 46.5% increase from the same period last...


Samsung I9507 Galaxy S4 with S600 spotted in GFXBench

Samsung I9507 Galaxy S4 with S600 spotted in GFXBench

14 August, 2013 | comments (52)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 may go down in history as the phone with the most versions ever yes, there's another one. The Samsung I9507 popped up in results from GFX Benchmark not long after appearing on Picasa and there's even a user agent...


Samsung Hennessy clamshell Android smartphone now official

Samsung Hennessy clamshell Android smartphone now official

14 August, 2013 | comments (56)

Samsung China has just officially announced the Hennessy - a flip-phone with dual screens running the Android operating system. More specifically, the Hennessy is boasting a pair of 3.3" touch displays of 320x480 resolution each. It's powered...

Tags: Samsung, Android


BlackBerry Z30 to support wireless charging

BlackBerry Z30 to support wireless charging

13 August, 2013 | comments (37)

BlackBerry Z30 has already leaked in live pictures, we learned its specs and we even saw it star in a six-minute video. It's supposed to be Z10's bigger sibling with a 5.0" OLED 720p display, but to keep the same internals. Latest piece of info...


LG G2 available for pre-order in UK, priced at 468

LG G2 available for pre-order in UK, priced at 468

13 August, 2013 | comments (52)

LG recently unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the G2. The dedicated launch event brought the ultra-slim bezel, the new design and a few other cool new features into the limelight, but there was no information on the availability and the...

Tags: LG, Android


New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design

New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design

13 August, 2013 | comments (44)

Oh, BlackBerry! The company just announced the new BlackBerry 9720, a BlackBerry OS 7.1 phone with a 2.8" HVGA touchscreen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard. That's right, this isn't a Q5 alternative, just a leftover design (the Samoa that leaked a...