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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, causes still unknown

Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, causes still unknown

21 June, 2012 | comments (424)

There was a time when the exploding iPhones got huge media coverage. Today the case is quite similar – the hottest phone on the market – the Galaxy S III – became even hotter to the point of catching fire. The unpleasant incident occurred in...


Sony Xperia S owners rejoice as Android 4.0 ICS arrives

Sony Xperia S owners rejoice as Android 4.0 ICS arrives

21 June, 2012 | comments (138)

Sony has just released the long awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia S flagship smartphone. The handset was announced back in January and hit the shelves in the end of February. But it’s finally here folks - Sony is...


Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | comments (81)

As we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will...


Samsung wins patent battle against Apple in Holland

Samsung wins patent battle against Apple in Holland

21 June, 2012 | comments (86)

The Dutch supreme court in the Hague has ruled that Apple provide compensation to Samsung for infringement of various 3G patents. The infringing devices include previous generation Apple phones and tablets, namely the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, but not...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Lumia 800 and 710 users to get software update on June 27

Lumia 800 and 710 users to get software update on June 27

21 June, 2012 | comments (133)

Yesterday, much to the disappointment of the existing Lumia owners, it was announced that they won't be getting the Windows Phone 8 update but instead the stripped down Windows Phone 7.8 update, that brings the new homescreen from Windows Phone 8,...


Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, HTC to make the first phones with WP8

Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, HTC to make the first phones with WP8

20 June, 2012 | comments (57)

Microsoft's preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile OS is over and there's an important takeaway - which companies will debut the first WP8 phones and where the chipsets for those phones will come from. Nokia is obviously one of the...


Nokia announces a suite of new Windows Phone apps

Nokia announces a suite of new Windows Phone apps

20 June, 2012 | comments (35)

Nokia are proud of bringing the added value of their proprietary apps to their Windows Phone products. In an attempt to offset the sad news that its current lineup won't get an upgrade to Windows Phone 8, Nokia is introducing new apps to the...


Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8

Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8

20 June, 2012 | comments (248)

Microsoft held a press event today to give us a "sneak peek of the future of Windows Phone". Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, took the stage and bragged that seven of the top nine phones in Amazon's marketplace are Windows Phone handsets. But...


Legacy devices denied WP8, offered WP7.8 instead

Legacy devices denied WP8, offered WP7.8 instead

20 June, 2012 | comments (128)

After several long months of contradicting rumors, the owners of the current crop of WP smartphones finally got official information regarding the eligibility of their devices for a WP8 upgrade. Sadly, the answer Microsoft delivered isn't the one we...


Samsung Galaxy Note II launch supposedly set for this fall

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch supposedly set for this fall

20 June, 2012 | comments (80)

The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a big hit for Samsung, selling some 7 million units since coming on the market late last year. Rumors abound that its next iteration will come this October, in anticipation of a fall release date for rival tech...


Nokia 808 PureView now available for pre-order in the US

Nokia 808 PureView now available for pre-order in the US

20 June, 2012 | comments (29)

The Nokia 808 PureView has made the next step towards US availability - just a day after it was announced that the cameraphone monster would be sold stateside through Amazon, it's now available for pre-order. As promised, the price is set at $699...


HTC One S Deluxe Edition comes with Beats Solo in Singapore

HTC One S Deluxe Edition comes with Beats Solo in Singapore

20 June, 2012 | comments (47)

HTC stopped bundling Beats headsets with its high-end smartphones, but on rare occasions there are exceptions. We already saw the One X get bundled with a Beats Solo headset in Taiwan and now it's the HTC One S getting the Deluxe Edition treatment...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 710 announced for T-Mobile

The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 710 announced for T-Mobile

20 June, 2012 | comments (35)

After announcing the Limited The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, Nokia is now bringing the limited edition magic to the cheaper Lumia 710. Now before we begin, we would like to say that this offer is only valid for Lumia 710...


Supply shortages plague Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S III launch

Supply shortages plague Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S III launch

20 June, 2012 | comments (28)

As you know, tomorrow is the big day when Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will officially land in US stores. It appears though, not all carriers will be having a perfectly smooth time with the launch. T-Mobile says it...


Huawei unveils Ascend P1 TD- SCDMA and 2600mAh XL droids

Huawei unveils Ascend P1 TD- SCDMA and 2600mAh XL droids

20 June, 2012 | comments (5)

Huawei used the start of the Mobile Asia Expo to announce the two latest additions to its lineup of Android smartphones. The Huawei Ascend P1 TD-SCDMA and Ascend P1 2600mAh are modified versions of the international P1 heading for China with a...


LG introduces Quick Voice to compete with Siri and S-Voice

LG introduces Quick Voice to compete with Siri and S-Voice

20 June, 2012 | comments (34)

Not wanting to be left behind in the voice control game, LG is now also introducing its own brand of voice recognition system, called Quick Voice. Voice controlled features in mobile phones are nothing new and we've had them for quite a while...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


The Nexus Tablet has reportedly started shipping, lacks 3G or LTE

The Nexus Tablet has reportedly started shipping, lacks 3G or LTE

19 June, 2012 | comments (68)

Google I/O 2012 is fast approaching and reports are starting to emerge on what the company might be announcing. The latest report comes from DigiTimes and cites sources from upstream component makers. According to them, the Nexus tablet will...


ZTE unveils Qualcomm S4-powered Grand X LTE

ZTE unveils Qualcomm S4-powered Grand X LTE

19 June, 2012 | comments (15)

The ZTE Grand X LTE (T82) is slated to run on a 28 nm chipset, namely Qualcomm's MSM8960, which enables it to save on power usage as there will be less individual chips inside sapping your battery life. The 1900 mAh battery will keep the...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

19 June, 2012 | comments (63)

Apple has used liquidmetal sparingly so far - just for the SIM ejector tool for iPhones and iPads - but the company behind the material announced that the exclusive deal between them and Apple has been extended for two more years. The deal gives...

Tags: Apple, Misc


HTC admits Wi-Fi hardware issue on the international One X

HTC admits Wi-Fi hardware issue on the international One X

19 June, 2012 | comments (97)

Quite a few owners of thе HTC One X have reportedly noted connectivity issues with Wi-Fi and strangely, it's something that can be temporarily solved just by squeezing the handset in the right place. Clearly then this is a hardware...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI