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Specs for HTC Ville C leak, a cheaper One S with Sense 4.5

Specs for HTC Ville C leak, a cheaper One S with Sense 4.5

16 May, 2012 | comments (29)

The rumor mill can no longer gossip about the HTC Desire C after it went official yesterday, but the HTC Ville C has come to fill its place. Ville, if you recall, was the codename for the HTC One S and according to the rumors, the Ville C is a...


HTC flagships' US shipments get delayed for Apple patent violation

HTC flagships' US shipments get delayed for Apple patent violation

16 May, 2012 | comments (76)

HTC just took a massive hit in its patent war with Apple. The import of the company’s duo of U.S. bound Android flagships – the HTC One X for AT&T and the HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed indefinitely by the US Customs because of potential...


Google planning to work with multiple OEMs for the next Nexus

Google planning to work with multiple OEMs for the next Nexus

16 May, 2012 | comments (94)

Google is planning on working with multiple OEMs, as many as five, for the next Nexus phone, reports The Wall Street Journal. The phones will all come with the next version of Android (Jelly Bean), will be sold unlocked directly to the customers and...


ICS update for HTC Sensation 4G arrives tomorrow, Amaze 4G soon

ICS update for HTC Sensation 4G arrives tomorrow, Amaze 4G soon

15 May, 2012 | comments (56)

T-Mobile announced that the Android 4.0 update for the Sensation 4G will be available starting May 16th, and for the Amaze 4G 'in the coming weeks.' Highlights from the soon to be released Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation 4G from...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

15 May, 2012 | comments (65)

Analysts are keeping a close eye on the market share of the various mobile OSes. Kantar WorldPanel just reported in and its findings show that Europe enjoyed recent Android offerings more than they did the iPhone 4S. Their report focuses on the...


HTC One XL is now selling in Australia

HTC One XL is now selling in Australia

15 May, 2012 | comments (28)

SIM-free and unlocked HTC One XL is now available in Australia. Currently, Oz residents can only purchase the black version for AU$850 (€660). It will work on every GSM carrier in Australia and on Telstra’s LTE network. In case you are thinking...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire C is a budget ICS droid with Beats Audio

HTC Desire C is a budget ICS droid with Beats Audio

15 May, 2012 | comments (54)

After a number of leaks, the HTC Desire C (previously known as Golf and Wildfire C) went official today. It bears some resemblance to the HTC Explorer, but it's actually more of a One series smartphone. HTC Desire C is an ICS phone on a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Dual-SIM Nokia 110 and 112 go official, to cost under €40

Dual-SIM Nokia 110 and 112 go official, to cost under €40

15 May, 2012 | comments (55)

Nokia just unveiled two new additions to its lineup of ultra-basic Dual-SIM featurephones. The Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 are compact-sized S40 devices targeted at emerging markets and users on a tight budget, who want to minimize their monthly bills...

Tags: Nokia, S40


LG to launch the Optimus 4X HD in Europe next month

LG to launch the Optimus 4X HD in Europe next month

15 May, 2012 | comments (40)

LG has announced that they will be launching the Optimus 4X HD next month in Europe, just in time to go against its Korean rival's flagship Galaxy S III. The Optimus 4X HD will start selling in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Xperia S Android 4.0 update arriving by late May

Xperia S Android 4.0 update arriving by late May

15 May, 2012 | comments (60)

Everyone and their grandmother by now has lamented the lack of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Xperia S. Why would Sony want to launch a flagship phone in 2012 without the latest version of Android is beyond us. They promised an update in...


Dual-core Snapdragon S4 confirmed for Verizon Galaxy S III

Dual-core Snapdragon S4 confirmed for Verizon Galaxy S III

14 May, 2012 | comments (61)

Looks like people in the US willing to grab the upcoming Galaxy S III won't be treated to its quad-core Exynos variant. Instead, latest evidence points to a dual-core Snapdragon S4 powering the Galaxy S III for Verizon. This is further confirmed...


Sony Xperia ST27 Lotus leaks, might be Active's successor

Sony Xperia ST27 Lotus leaks, might be Active's successor

14 May, 2012 | comments (16)

A couple of UA profiles recently popped up on the Sony Mobile website. They are for yet unofficial smartphones, carrying the model number ST27i and ST27a. Presumably those are just the international and the US-bound version of the same...


Samsung outs the Galaxy Proclaim for the US

Samsung outs the Galaxy Proclaim for the US

14 May, 2012 | comments (26)

Samsung unveiled its latest entry-level Android smartphone to launch through Net10 and StraightTalk on the Verizon network. Dubbed the Galaxy Proclaim, this Droid unfortunately runs Gingerbread on its slightly curved 3.5"h HVGA display with a...


Nokia India online store reveals 808 PureView pricing

Nokia India online store reveals 808 PureView pricing

14 May, 2012 | comments (242)

We recently learned that Nokia will be launching the 808 PureView first in Russia and India. And although Nokia is yet to announce the pricing for the phone, the page source for the Nokia India store has let the cat out of the bag....


Samsung introduces C3782 Evan – a budget dual-SIM

Samsung introduces C3782 Evan – a budget dual-SIM

14 May, 2012 | comments (35)

Samsung has introduced a new addition to the DUOS lineup – the budget C3782 Evan. The phone supports quad-band GSM/EDGE networks and comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3 megapixel snapper, FM radio, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD...

Tags: Samsung, Dual SIM


Nokia 311 and 305, S40 phones with full touchscreens, uncovered

Nokia 311 and 305, S40 phones with full touchscreens, uncovered

14 May, 2012 | comments (64)

Nokia has been dabbling with touchscreens on S40 phones for a while now so it was only a matter of time they released a phone with a full touchscreen. Now we have come across two S40 phones with such full-touchscreen displays. The phones,...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


HTC Desire C first press shot and specs leak on Vodafone

HTC Desire C first press shot and specs leak on Vodafone

13 May, 2012 | comments (93)

The HTC Desire C is not a stranger anymore. We've seen it star in not one, but two blurry photo sessions. However, this is the first time we get to see it in its proper attire - via a leaked press shot. Obviously, Vodafone Portugal jumped the gun on...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Verizon expands its 4G LTE network  to 27 more areas

Verizon expands its 4G LTE network to 27 more areas

12 May, 2012 | comments (10)

Just a month after its last network expansion, Verizon is ready to bring its fast 4G LTE services to even more areas in the United States. The expansion commences on May 17 and will include 27 new areas and markets including the Jersey Shore,...

Tags: Verizon, Misc


HTC Desire C spotted in the wild once again

HTC Desire C spotted in the wild once again

11 May, 2012 | comments (21)

The HTC Desire C, previously known as Wildfire C or Golf, leaks once again in live pictures. This time it was spotted on the Orange Romania Facebook page. Someone there apparently decided to take pictures from the Marketing’s team office and post...


Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer

Galaxy S III has PenTile AMOLED because it lasts longer

11 May, 2012 | comments (177)

After the Galaxy S III announcement many people, including us, were wondering why Samsung decided to use a PenTile Super AMOLED screen instead of an Super AMOLED Plus unit. Well, a Samsung spokesman has explained why. The reason turned out to be...