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Alcatel presents Blaze Duo - an affordable dual-SIM Android

Alcatel presents Blaze Duo - an affordable dual-SIM Android

27 December, 2011 | comments (54)

We don't hear Alcatel's name that much often anymore, but they're still around and they have nice entry-level Android offerings, like the new Alcatel Blaze Duo OT-918N. As the name suggests, it's a dual-SIM, dual-standby device. The phone has a...


Exclusive: ZTE and FashionTV present the FTV Phone

Exclusive: ZTE and FashionTV present the FTV Phone

27 December, 2011 | comments (12)

Another fashion smartphone is on the way - the ZTE FTV Phone. This one is a rebranded ZTE Blade, most of you should also know it as Orange San Francisco. The Blade FashionTV Phone features exactly the same specs as the original, but runs on...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Nokia 801T gets unveiled in China, sports a TV antenna

Nokia 801T gets unveiled in China, sports a TV antenna

26 December, 2011 | comments (61)

Quite frankly, our first thought when we saw the freshly announced Nokia 801T was that we are looking at a skillfully made Chinese clone. The above thought did not go to rest until we saw the device featured in Nokia's official Chinese...


LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

26 December, 2011 | comments (113)

LG promised us an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for their phones released this year and they plan to keep that promise. To assert this, they have just announced a release schedule for the Ice Cream Sandwich update. The updates will start rolling...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


A Windows Phone running LG Fantasy leaks out

A Windows Phone running LG Fantasy leaks out

24 December, 2011 | comments (18)

LG has been quiet on the Windows Phone front this year. The only entry we've seen from the Korean giant was the LG Jil Sander Mobile. The latter is hardly a new product as it is entirely based on the Optimus 7 from a year ago. It appears however,...


Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

24 December, 2011 | comments (508)

Christmas is one of the greatest holidays of the year and we'd like to use the occasion to send you our big Thank You for sticking around with us and sharing our passion for high-tech toys for yet another year. We really hope these holidays...

Tags: Misc


Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

24 December, 2011 | comments (39)

At first glimpse, we weren't sure what to make of the strange metal-clad QWERTY bar, bestowed with the all-important BlackBerry logo atop its display. We at first, speculated its legitimacy, whether it was ushering in a new design language for the...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


Is this the Nokia Lumia 900 first official picture?

Is this the Nokia Lumia 900 first official picture?

23 December, 2011 | comments (149)

When we first saw this picture of a Nokia WP-running smartphone a few hours ago we thought it was depicting some new color version of the Nokia Lumia 800. A closer inspection and a few helpful tips later and we know that we are looking at a...


Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos with dual-network support pops up

Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos with dual-network support pops up

23 December, 2011 | comments (82)

It appears that Samsung has quietly released a new member of their Galaxy S II family. The Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos is the China telecom version of the extremely popular smartphone and is the first Galaxy S II device to come with both CDMA2000...


Nokia Lumia 800 new color versions coming up supposedly

Nokia Lumia 800 new color versions coming up supposedly

23 December, 2011 | comments (48)

The Nokia Lumia 800 might be just about to get a few new color versions. Nokia France confirmed in an interview with MonWindowsPhone.com that they are now considering the new colors that will be added to the range. And while nothing has been...


Samsung explains why Galaxy S and Tab 7.0 won't get Android ICS

Samsung explains why Galaxy S and Tab 7.0 won't get Android ICS

23 December, 2011 | comments (216)

When Samsung announced the list of phones and tablets to get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update, there were many questions of why certain models didn't make the cut. The original Galaxy S for one was quite a surprise, since the nearly identical...


German court denies Apple Galaxy Tab 10.1N injunction

German court denies Apple Galaxy Tab 10.1N injunction

23 December, 2011 | comments (48)

Apple suffered a setback in their ongoing court war with Samsung in Germany. The German court rejected the Cupertino-based company's claims that even the redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N looks very much like the iPad 2. As you might...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Verizon confirms an update to fix the Galaxy Nexus network issue

Verizon confirms an update to fix the Galaxy Nexus network issue

23 December, 2011 | comments (5)

A lot of Verizon Galaxy Nexus have reported this "problem" with the phone where it shows lower signal strength compared to other Verizon phones in the same area. Verizon has now said that the issue is actually not with their network but...


Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US

Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US

22 December, 2011 | comments (174)

Europe is in a tough financial situation and Apple's shrinking market share despite the introduction of the iPhone 4S is a consequence of that. In markets like the US, the UK and Australia, the 4S is selling like hot cakes but continental Europe is...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and Y Pro Duos announced

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and Y Pro Duos announced

22 December, 2011 | comments (133)

Samsung introduced a couple of new Android-running smartphones with support for two SIM slots each. The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos are entry-level offerings, designed to cater for the needs of emerging markets. Both new...


Gresso unveils the $50,000 Grand Premier featurephone

Gresso unveils the $50,000 Grand Premier featurephone

22 December, 2011 | comments (54)

If you were just looking to purchase a $50,000 non-smartphone, Gresso has just the thing for you. The company added another member to lineup of finely crafted mobiles with outrageous price tags with the introduction of Grand Premier. Gresso Grand...

Tags: Gresso, S40


Nokia Store now has over 100K apps, Distimo says

Nokia Store now has over 100K apps, Distimo says

22 December, 2011 | comments (51)

We haven't been hearing much about the Nokia application store lately, but this doesn't mean it hasn't been making significant progress. According to the researchers from Distimo, which specialize in app store analysis, the official Nokia app...


Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V to come in Champagne Gold color

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V to come in Champagne Gold color

22 December, 2011 | comments (22)

Think the current range of color options for the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is not enough? Does your heart desire for something a bit more classy? Then soon enough you will be able to get your hands on a Champagne Gold colored version of the...


Sony Ericsson reveals Xperia ICS update roadmap

Sony Ericsson reveals Xperia ICS update roadmap

21 December, 2011 | comments (123)

Sony Ericsson's R&D center has obviously been making significant progress with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia lineup, as the company is now ready to talk specific dates. A post on the company's blog has pledged a start...


Here is how Android 4.0 with HTC Sense looks like

Here is how Android 4.0 with HTC Sense looks like

21 December, 2011 | comments (67)

The first HTC Sense-d Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM broke cover, folks. Thanks to the effort of a team of developers over at XDA, we now have a chance to see what changes are coming to the HTC devices, which are bound for upgrade. In this...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI