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Samsung announces Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS

Samsung announces Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS

19 January, 2012 | comments (50)

Exactly one year after the Samsung Star II was announced, Samsung unveiled its successor. The Samsung Star 3 and its dual-SIM version Star 3 DUOS are entry-level featurephones that aim to deliver simplified user experience at an attractive...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Battery fix for Nokia Lumia 800 starts rolling out today

Battery fix for Nokia Lumia 800 starts rolling out today

19 January, 2012 | comments (62)

Last year it was discovered that the Nokia Lumia 800 had battery related issues and Nokia's investigation revealed that they were caused by a software glitched. They promised a fix for early this year and they just delivered on that promise. The...


Nielsen sums up Q4: iOS leaps forward, but Android still leads

Nielsen sums up Q4: iOS leaps forward, but Android still leads

18 January, 2012 | comments (117)

The analysts from Nielsen just published their report on the US smartphone market in the last quarter of 2011 and the numbers that it contains are hardly shocking. The iPhone 4S launch helped iOS gain a lot of ground and close the gap on Android....


Samsung Galaxy S II HD getting a UK release?

Samsung Galaxy S II HD getting a UK release?

18 January, 2012 | comments (54)

An ad spotted on UK retailer Mobicity’s website lists an upcoming release of what is most likely a Galaxy S II HD LTE, except without the LTE designation. For those of you unfamiliar with the HD version of the Galaxy S II, the main...


LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia

LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia

18 January, 2012 | comments (22)

HTC rather quietly unveiled the HTC Velocity 4G for Australia's carrier Telstra who recently launched their LTE network. The phone is a version of the Raider 4G and AT&T's Vivid. It has a 4.5" S-LCD screen with qHD resolution (540 x 960), a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia Belle update to start rolling out from next week [UPDATED]

Nokia Belle update to start rolling out from next week [UPDATED]

18 January, 2012 | comments (186)

Nokia has confirmed through a post on its Twitter account that the Belle update will start rolling out to older devices starting next week. @farkasondro Hi Ondrej, Nokia Belle will be on the way from next week. You can see more details of the...


Unannounced Sony smartphone prices and launch dates leak

Unannounced Sony smartphone prices and launch dates leak

18 January, 2012 | comments (61)

We have with us the prices and approximate release dates of upcoming and yet to be announced Sony handsets. This information was allegedly leaked through Sony's sales report in India. The prices and dates, as such, are for the Indian market but...


Samsung's Galaxy Note rumored to appear on Verizon in the US

Samsung's Galaxy Note rumored to appear on Verizon in the US

17 January, 2012 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy Note broke cover ahead of CES this year amidst word that AT&T were bringing it aboard as one of their new LTE devices, which was confirmed once the show kicked off. Now, Los Angeles Industry Analyst, Paul Mueller, has confirmed...


MeeGo PR 1.2 now seeding to developers, out in a month

MeeGo PR 1.2 now seeding to developers, out in a month

17 January, 2012 | comments (40)

We've got some great news for the MeeGo fans out there. The expected Nokia N9 PR 1.2 update has completed yet another stage of its evolution and has now started seeding. Unfortunately, it's still only a developer-preview version, so you'd need to...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


BlackBerry Bold 9790 online in the UK SIM-less

BlackBerry Bold 9790 online in the UK SIM-less

17 January, 2012 | comments (13)

We previously reported that the BlackBerry Bold 9790, the latest touch and type flagship by RIM will be available over at the UK on January 9. It turns out that now is the moment when the Bold 9790 is yours to purchase over in the United Kingdom for...


Did Samsung just show the Galaxy S III?

Did Samsung just show the Galaxy S III?

17 January, 2012 | comments (148)

CES may be over but it might still hold an interesting reveal - the Samsung Galaxy S III. In an official Samsung video used in their press conference at the event, a Galaxy S II-like phone makes a brief appearance, but it carries visible changes...


Samsung announces Galaxy S II WiMAX for Japan

Samsung announces Galaxy S II WiMAX for Japan

17 January, 2012 | comments (35)

Adding to the litany of Galaxy S II models comes another one. This one is exclusive to Japan and has WiMAX onboard and will be sold through au by KDDI. The Galaxy S II ISW11SC has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280...


Two new Sony Xperia leak, should be Nypon and Kumquat

Two new Sony Xperia leak, should be Nypon and Kumquat

16 January, 2012 | comments (64)

The MWC is coming in a few weeks and Sony is definitely up for some announcements there. The Xperia S has already stolen the spotlight, but it is yet to see what's coming. Today we get a glimpse of that. Two unknown Xperia smartphones popped...


Check out the first Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

Check out the first Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

16 January, 2012 | comments (106)

Surely lots of people wonder about the quality of the 12MP ExmorR sensor on the Sony's Xperia S. Sony Xperia S camera samples Unfortunately, photo quality is not stellar at this early stage. The way we see it, the resolved detail is...


White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

16 January, 2012 | comments (36)

A week ago we got the first confirmation from a retailer about the upcoming availability of a white Galaxy Nexus. The very next day we got the first official picture of the white gadget. Samsung Galaxy Nexus in white Today we finally got...


Skype integration in Windows Phone  coming our way

Skype integration in Windows Phone coming our way

15 January, 2012 | comments (41)

Skype for Windows Phone, along with Skype for Windows 8 and Xbox, is coming soon, says Skype's VP of Products, Rick Osterloh. Although it's been eight months since Microsoft acquired Skype, we still haven't seen proper Skype integration in...


Samsung to replace its Bada platform with Tizen

Samsung to replace its Bada platform with Tizen

15 January, 2012 | comments (113)

Samsung has announced its plans to replace its homegrown smartphone platform - Bada - with the Linux-based Tizen, which was recently created in collaboration with Intel. Launched back in 2010, Bada was meant to feature on Samsung's low-end...


Nokia Lumia 900 expected to launch on March 18-19

Nokia Lumia 900 expected to launch on March 18-19

14 January, 2012 | comments (158)

When Nokia announced the new Lumia 900 at CES they only said it will be released in the next few months without giving a proper date. WMPoweruser has now learned that the phone will in fact be launched some time in March. If that's too vague...


CES 2012 is over, find the highlights inside

CES 2012 is over, find the highlights inside

13 January, 2012 | comments (32)

The tech mirage in the middle of the desert is over with the end of CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This was our first time visiting the Consumer Electronics Show and, boy, did it treat us well. Sadly, it's time to leave and head back home. Before that...

Tags: CES 2012, Misc


LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

13 January, 2012 | comments (5)

Looks like dad's letting the kids get more toys this year, as Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, is getting the LG Marquee in the coming weeks. The LG Optimus Black clone, which was already available from Sprint on a two-year contract, is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI