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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...


Sprint LG LS970 to come with quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor

Sprint LG LS970 to come with quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor

11 May, 2012 | comments (70)

It seems LG is working on a new flagship for Sprint – the LS970 that will probably retail as the Eclipse 4G LTE. The rumored specs are quite impressive – a Snapdragon SoC (System-On-a-Chip) with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor and Adreno 320...


LG Optimus 2X ICS update pushed back to Q3

LG Optimus 2X ICS update pushed back to Q3

11 May, 2012 | comments (106)

Late last year, LG made some waves as being one of the few manufacturers to publicly release a detailed list regarding updates to the latest Android version. This is a good idea if you want to show your customers that you're serious about...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung announces WP7.5 Refresh-running S7530 Omnia M

Samsung announces WP7.5 Refresh-running S7530 Omnia M

11 May, 2012 | comments (36)

Samsung has just announced the I8350 Omnia M smartphone running on Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh. Oddly, the handset has the same model number as the I8350 Omnia W, but comes with different specs. Update:Samsung contacted us and cleared out the model...


Nokia 808 PureView US launch confirmed by Nokia

Nokia 808 PureView US launch confirmed by Nokia

11 May, 2012 | comments (73)

Recently, we heard that Nokia will be launching the Nokia 808 PureView in Mexico. This was after the company publicly announced that it won't be selling Symbian and S40 phones in North America any more and also excluding the continent from the 808...


Possible 4G LTE and new Exynos for the Galaxy S III on Rogers?

Possible 4G LTE and new Exynos for the Galaxy S III on Rogers?

10 May, 2012 | comments (27)

It has been widely speculated that the North American version of the new Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S III, would run on the Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the Exynos 4 Quad found in the international version. This is largely due to the LTE...


Samsung SPH-L300 LTE-enabled droid with Snapdragon S4 leaks

Samsung SPH-L300 LTE-enabled droid with Snapdragon S4 leaks

10 May, 2012 | comments (76)

Photo of an LTE-enabled Samsung droid, called SPH-L300 leaked along with some basic specifications. Its model number suggests that the handset is headed to Sprint in the US, but there's no info on a possible release date. The design of the phone...


Samsung Galaxy Note finally gets the official Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Note finally gets the official Ice Cream Sandwich

10 May, 2012 | comments (427)

Now we've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this update to finally come. We even braved to try a leaked ROM to see how ICS would feel like on the Note. What can we say, even the Cyanogen team managed to produce a custom ICS ROM for the...


Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will not hit AT&T's shelves

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will not hit AT&T's shelves

09 May, 2012 | comments (25)

This is hardly a shocker given the fact that the device in question got unveiled a cool four months ago during CES. AT&T and Samsung have decided to abandon the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. Apparently, the launch of the AT&T...


HTC Wildfire C live pictures are here, to be called Desire C

HTC Wildfire C live pictures are here, to be called Desire C

09 May, 2012 | comments (41)

We first heard about HTC Golf back in March, thanks to a leaked camera sample. Then we saw a believable enough official render and we heard the phone would be called Wildfire C. What we got today is the first live pictures of the device. It looks...


Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

09 May, 2012 | comments (69)

Yesterday the Sony LT29i Hayabusa leaked in a blurry shot. Shortly after that the official announcement came. Today we have another Sony leak for you as the first images of the Sony ST26i surfaced. Obviously it’s an Xperia smartphone running on...


RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

09 May, 2012 | comments (66)

A few weeks ago RIM launched the cheap Curve 9220 in India. Today it announced the Curve 9320, which is pretty much the same phone, but with a few additional perks. The Curve 9320 packs a 2.44 non-touch QVGA display, a four-row QWERTY keyboard, a...

Tags: BlackBerry, RIM


Sony GX and SX  LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

Sony GX and SX LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

09 May, 2012 | comments (100)

Sony Mobile just announced two new LTE-capable Android smartphones for Japan. The Sony Xperia GX is the more interesting part of the duo as it combines the specs of an Xperia ion with a 13MP camera. The Sony Xperia SX is no slouch either - at 95g,...


Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

08 May, 2012 | comments (134)

Nokia has just overruled its plans to exclude North America from the PureView 808 markets. Mexico is getting the camera/smart phone hybrid in a few weeks, probably in the end of May or the beginning of June. The confirmation comes straight...


Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

08 May, 2012 | comments (26)

Kyocera (who you might remember from the dual-screened Echo) has come up with a pair of tough Androids - the Hydro and the Rise. Both are CDMA phones and run Google's latest, Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The Kyocera Hydro is a standard slab...


Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

08 May, 2012 | comments (57)

Sony’s LT29i codenamed Hayabusa just can’t wait for its official announcement. Its first leak was back in January - targeted launch and price. Then in April we got some leaked camera shots taken with the Hayabusa. Today we finally got to see what...


Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

08 May, 2012 | comments (84)

We have been hearing about Tizen for quite a while now but The Handheld Blog has gotten some hands-on time with a developer unit running the OS. At first glance Tizen looks quite familiar to the TouchWiz implementation on Android but there...


Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

08 May, 2012 | comments (75)

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is just a minor update that focuses on bug fixing rather than adding any new features. The following is the official changelog for the new update. As you can tell from...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

07 May, 2012 | comments (49)

U.S. smartphone ownership has passed the halfway point, with 50.4% of mobile users now owning smart devices, up from 47.8% in 2011. While the Android OS is found on almost half of all smartphone devices, it's Apple who are the number one handset...


AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

07 May, 2012 | comments (44)

AT&T just unveiled the Samsung Focus 2, which you might recognize as the mysterious Samsung Mandel that leaked a few days ago. The Focus 2 is Samsung's first LTE-enabled WP smartphone and the third one on AT&T's network (AT&T is quick to brag that...