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Press image of Nokia Lumia 1520 in Red surfaces

Press image of Nokia Lumia 1520 in Red surfaces

04 October, 2013 | comments (93)

Nokia's upcoming phablet, the Lumia 1520 has already shown up in live images and we even saw the press render of the upcoming device. Now, another press image of Nokia's first phablet has surfaced, showing the 6-inch smartphone in its red...


Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

04 October, 2013 | comments (93)

Samsung has just launched the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Most of the recent Galaxies received a dual-SIM treatment shortly after release and the Galaxy Note 3 is no exception. The first country to get the dual-SIM Galaxy Note...


Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

04 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Samsung recently brought the true octa-core performance to its Exynos chips. The Exynos 5 Octa big.LITTLE chip, which is currently powering the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, was also expected to gain the ability to run all of its cores simultaneously via an...

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HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

04 October, 2013 | comments (47)

The HTC One Max has leaked over in China sporting a removable back panel and a microSD card underneath. We've already seen a similar HTC One device, which also had a second SIM card but this HTC One Max appears to be single SIM. We also get a new...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

04 October, 2013 | comments (29)

Kevin Packingham, who you may remember from several media events introducing new Galaxy smartphones and phablets, has left Samsung. The details surrounding his departure are unknown. As early as Tuesday, Packingham's departure was announced...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Microsoft asked HTC to put WP on Android devices

Microsoft asked HTC to put WP on Android devices

04 October, 2013 | comments (136)

It's been nearly three years since Windows Phone released and although it has improved since then the progress hasn't been scintillating. With market share still lagging far behind Android and iOS, Microsoft is now having to take desperate measures...


Samsung’s Q3 earnings guidance points at record profit

Samsung’s Q3 earnings guidance points at record profit

03 October, 2013 | comments (37)

Samsung released its earnings guidance for Q3 of 2013. The Korean giant estimates that it will post a record profit of 10.1 trillion won (approximately $9.4 billion) from 59 trillion won ($53.9 billion) of revenue. The estimated numbers...

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HTC outs Q3 earnings, posts its first net quarterly loss

HTC outs Q3 earnings, posts its first net quarterly loss

03 October, 2013 | comments (61)

HTC released its unaudited earnings report for the fiscal Q3 of 2013. The Taiwanese company recorded its first ever net quarterly loss by going in the red by $101.2 million. The loss came from revenue of $1.6 billion. It is not a...

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Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

03 October, 2013 | comments (177)

Sony Mobile Communications is planning to take over 20% of the all Android sales and become the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer in the near future. The ambitious target was mentioned by Dennis Van Schie, Sony's head of sales and...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

03 October, 2013 | comments (12)

LG recently unveiled a new version of its Vu 3 phablet. With a characteristic 4:3 screen, it stands apart from the flood of 16:9 and 16:10 devices. It's quite a capable phablet, borrowing a number of features from the LG G2 flagship, some of which...

Tags: LG, Android


Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

03 October, 2013 | comments (60)

Following several leaked images showing off Android 4.4 KitKat, there are rumors floating around that Google's latest Nexus offering made by LG, the Nexus 5, will go on sale on October 30. It's hypothesized that Android 4.4 KitKat could debut on the...


Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

03 October, 2013 | comments (28)

Google detailed the state of Android OS versions in September and it's business as usual – Jelly Bean is gaining slowly, while pre-4.1 versions decline. Pre-2.1 versions account for about 1% of devices, but they are too old for the new Play Store...


Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

03 October, 2013 | comments (73)

Google unveiled its latest Android build, version 4.4 KitKat exactly one month ago, and today we have some screenshots of exactly what's been updated. As with the other incremental updates since version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the updates of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


US FCC shuts down amid political crisis

US FCC shuts down amid political crisis

03 October, 2013 | comments (18)

This doesn't come as a surprise to anyone - while the US government-wide shut down continues various Federal agencies have stopped their work until the government resumes its own. The FCC or Federal Communications Commission is an example of that...

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Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

02 October, 2013 | comments (17)

Pantech is reportedly issuing invites to its October 10 event, which according to the image stamped will be focused on a new Vega device. Rumor has it it will be a 5.9" 1080p phablet with digital pen support, perhaps a quad-core Snapdragon 800...


Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

02 October, 2013 | comments (34)

Vertu has turned to Android whereas its former parent company Nokia went Windows Phone exclusive. The luxury phone maker has created its second Android-powered phone, the Constellation. Each Vertu Constellation is handmade by a single...

Tags: Vertu, Android


LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

02 October, 2013 | comments (8)

LG is launching the second Optimus L2, inspiringly named... LG Optimus L2 II, with initial exclusivity on Aussie carrier Optus' pre-paid consumers. The price of the device will be AU$99 with a pre-paid SIM card and the device will be delivered in 3...

Tags: LG, Android, Dual-SIM


Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

02 October, 2013 | comments (206)

One of the major features of the recently announced Apple iPhone 5s is the company's own A7 chip and its 64-bit nature. However, according to Qualcomm's senior vice president and head of marketing Anand Chandrasekher, the 64-bit architecture of the...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm


Samsung and LG to unveil curved OLED phones this month

Samsung and LG to unveil curved OLED phones this month

02 October, 2013 | comments (98)

Word out of Korea is that both local tech giants, Samsung and LG, will each be unveiling flexible display devices in October. Samsung has officially confirmed a curved display smartphones, reportedly a Galaxy Note 3 Active model, which could be...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Rumors


HTC One infringes on Nokia wireless patents, ITC finds

HTC One infringes on Nokia wireless patents, ITC finds

02 October, 2013 | comments (40)

Nokia has put the HTC One into hot legal waters once again – first the HTC One was infringing on Nokia HDR microphone tech and HTC had to remove those, now it turns out the aluminum-clad droid has borrowed some wireless tech from Nokia without...

Tags: HTC