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Amazon looking to enter the smartphone game, WSJ says

Amazon looking to enter the smartphone game, WSJ says

11 July, 2012 | comments (15)

Amazon, the number one retail site in the world, is apparently looking to move beyond the tablet market. WSJ has it that Amazon is working with various Asian component suppliers to create a new smartphone. The Amazon Kindle Fire, which...


Sony ST26i official name to be Sony Xperia J

Sony ST26i official name to be Sony Xperia J

11 July, 2012 | comments (51)

The Xperia ST26i first popped up more than two months ago, but we've heard little about it since. Well, now, thanks to the Indonesian communications regulatory body we get to know its official name. The certificate for the upcoming smartphone was...


T-Mobile US refreshes myTouch and myTouch Q droids

T-Mobile US refreshes myTouch and myTouch Q droids

11 July, 2012 | comments (12)

T-Mobile US will launch new versions of the widely popular myTouch and myTouch Q smartphones. Both devices feature similar specs, except the myTouch Q adds a sliding four-row QWERTY keyboard. The new generation T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q...


Samsung and Verizon offer developer edition Galaxy S III

Samsung and Verizon offer developer edition Galaxy S III

11 July, 2012 | comments (19)

Samsung and Verizon have announced their plans on selling a special developer edition of the Galaxy S III in the US that will come with a bootloader that can be unlocked by the user. The phone will be sold without a contract for $599. Do note that...


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rolling out to GSM Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rolling out to GSM Galaxy Nexus

11 July, 2012 | comments (101)

We are not even mid-way through July and Google has already initiated the process of releasing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Nexus devices as promised at the Google I/O. The first device to receive the update will be the GSM variant...


Sony Xperia P pink version spotted

Sony Xperia P pink version spotted

10 July, 2012 | comments (30)

Pink seems to be becoming increasingly popular with smartphone manufacturers recently. Yesterday we saw Nokia and AT&T announce the pink Lumia 900 and now pink version of the Sony Xperia P was spotted at the company’s Weibo event. Sporting the same...


Motorola Atrix HD gets priced in the US for AT&T

Motorola Atrix HD gets priced in the US for AT&T

10 July, 2012 | comments (15)

You may recall that the Motorola Atrix HD was leaked last week, featuring some pretty impressive specifications to go alongside an impressive 4.5" ColorBoost display. AT&T has today made the device official, and has released a promo video to go...


LG codenamed F180 to pack quad-core Krait and Adreno 320

LG codenamed F180 to pack quad-core Krait and Adreno 320

10 July, 2012 | comments (58)

Yesterday we told you about LG's in-house quad-core chipset called L9. It is supposed to power a new Optimus smartphone with a true HD screen and 10 or more megapixels worth of camera. Today we get more details on the phone’s specs. Its codename...


Samsung Galaxy S II receiving the Android 4.0.4 update

Samsung Galaxy S II receiving the Android 4.0.4 update

10 July, 2012 | comments (293)

A few days ago, we reported that the official Android 4.0.4 for the Galaxy S II has been leaked and was available for download for those could not wait for it to arrive over the air. Well, if you are one of those who did wait, you will be...


Android 4.0 update now rolling to AT&T Galaxy Note

Android 4.0 update now rolling to AT&T Galaxy Note

10 July, 2012 | comments (18)

AT&T is finally rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy Note in the US. Although the international version received this update a while ago, those using the AT&T version can now join the fun as well. Just like the...


Google releases Android 4.1 source code to AOSP

Google releases Android 4.1 source code to AOSP

10 July, 2012 | comments (29)

Google developer Jean-Baptiste Queru, also known as JBQ, has announced on Google Groups that Google is now releasing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code to Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The name of the tagged release is...


AT&T to offer exclusive pink version of Nokia Lumia 900

AT&T to offer exclusive pink version of Nokia Lumia 900

09 July, 2012 | comments (29)

Nokia has just announced a pink version of its (current) WP flagship Lumia 900. It joins the already available cyan, white and black editions. AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 in pink The pink Lumia 900 will be available exclusively on AT&T starting...


LG to debut in-house quad-core L9 chipset in a phone this September

LG to debut in-house quad-core L9 chipset in a phone this September

09 July, 2012 | comments (42)

LG is about to debut its own L9 chipset this September. The L9 will be feature a quad-core ARM processor and a powerful GPU, but the architecture is yet to be announced. As the number 9 in the name suggests, the L9 might be based on the older ARM...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Verizon and Sprint will get Lumia phones, Lumia PureView soon

Verizon and Sprint will get Lumia phones, Lumia PureView soon

09 July, 2012 | comments (59)

Nokia’s vice president of worldwide developer relations Richard Kerris confirmed in an interview for Neowin that Verizon and Sprint will get Nokia Windows Phone smartphones soon. Currently the Lumia smartphones are only available in the USA on...


Nokia 808 Pureview now available on Amazon.com

Nokia 808 Pureview now available on Amazon.com

09 July, 2012 | comments (52)

Few weeks ago we reported that Nokia plans to sell the 808 PureView in the US through Amazon.com. Now the phone is in stock on Amazon and is being sold for $699 without a contract and unlocked. As is the case with unlocked GSM phones in the...


Nokia RDA tool leaks Lumia 910, 920, 950, 1001, and Nokia 510, 805

Nokia RDA tool leaks Lumia 910, 920, 950, 1001, and Nokia 510, 805

08 July, 2012 | comments (92)

Developers accessing Nokia's online RDA tool over the weekend were in for a nice surprise as they spotted a number of unannounced devices by searching for other available devices near-by over Bluetooth. Last year, we first heard of the Nokia...


The newly founded Jolla Ltd. will develop MeeGo smartphones

The newly founded Jolla Ltd. will develop MeeGo smartphones

07 July, 2012 | comments (223)

Here is a great piece of news for everyone who loves MeeGo. The Finnish startup Jolla Ltd. will develop smartphones running the Linux-based platform. More importantly however, Jolla will practically pick up the effort right from the point where...

Tags: MeeGo, Misc


Samsung explains the reason for the exploded Galaxy S III

Samsung explains the reason for the exploded Galaxy S III

07 July, 2012 | comments (221)

Remember the Galaxy S III that exploded not so long ago? After the accident in Ireland, Samsung started an investigation to see what caused it and it's back with the results. The company even contracted Fire Investigations UK (FIUK) to help them...


HTC releases unaudited report for Q2, revenue down by over a half

HTC releases unaudited report for Q2, revenue down by over a half

07 July, 2012 | comments (92)

It has not been a very good quarter for HTC - in Europe, the financial crisis meant lower demand, while in the US the patent battle with Apple meant delayed shipments, both of which hurt HTC’s performance. HTC has yet to release the full report,...

Tags: HTC, Android


Galaxy Nexus ban in the US gets temporarily suspended

Galaxy Nexus ban in the US gets temporarily suspended

07 July, 2012 | comments (58)

First we learned that Apple managed to win a temporary injunction against Samsung, which resulted in the Galaxy Nexus being banned from selling in the US. Then Google also pulled the phone from the Play Store, promising to issue a software update...