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ViewSonic shows three Android ICS dual-SIM phones

ViewSonic shows three Android ICS dual-SIM phones

24 February, 2012 | comments (30)

ViewSonic announced three new phones all of which run Android Ice Cream Sandwich and have two SIM slots. That might make them the first dual-SIM Android ICS phones, for what that's worth. The best-specced of the three phones has a 3.5" Super...


Samsung shows quad-core Exynos chipset

Samsung shows quad-core Exynos chipset

24 February, 2012 | comments (59)

Samsung officially showed off a new Exynos chipset with four Cortex-A9 cores and a new GPU at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. The new chip boasts both performance and battery improvements. It's built using a 32nm process rather...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Acer CloudMobile shown off in a hands-on video

Acer CloudMobile shown off in a hands-on video

24 February, 2012 | comments (18)

The Acer CloudMobile was recently shown off at an event in Milan, Italy to the press. The folks at Cellular Magazine who attended the event thankfully managed to get a hands-on video of the device in action. Unfortunately, the video is not in...


Sony releases Android 4.0 Beta ROM for certain Xperia handsets

Sony releases Android 4.0 Beta ROM for certain Xperia handsets

24 February, 2012 | comments (82)

Sony Mobile has released a beta of the Android 4.0.3 ROM for certain Xperia handsets. These include the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Compared to the alpha ROM released back in December, the beta enables GSM radio and FM radio...


Samsung Rugby Smart goes official for AT&T

Samsung Rugby Smart goes official for AT&T

23 February, 2012 | comments (16)

Samsung's Android lineup in the United States just got a serious dash of toughness with the addition of the Rugby Smart for AT&T Wireless. The handset is built up to mil-std 810f military spec standards. It is dust proof, shock resistant, and...


First press shot of the HTC One X appears

First press shot of the HTC One X appears

23 February, 2012 | comments (55)

The hotly awaited HTC One X has its first press image leaked days before MWC. Now we can finally see the Taiwanese 720p LCD droid face to face in clear view. As you can see, those icons have lots of real estate all to themselves on the One...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


ZTE coming with 8 phones to MWC, quad-core flagship included

ZTE coming with 8 phones to MWC, quad-core flagship included

23 February, 2012 | comments (10)

It's going to be a busy few days once the MWC starts - ZTE plans to introduce eight new devices at the Congress. The mix includes Android and Windows Phone smartphones, LTE and even a quad-core phone of their own. The new mobiles will be unveiled...


20 million Samsung Galaxy S II sold in 10 months

20 million Samsung Galaxy S II sold in 10 months

23 February, 2012 | comments (124)

The Samsung Galaxy S II has grown from a single phone to a diverse family of mobiles in all shapes and sizes. It took Samsung about three months to ship 5 million units and another two months for sales to reach 10 million. Now, sales of the...


HTC MWC lineup detailed - meet the One E, S and X

HTC MWC lineup detailed - meet the One E, S and X

23 February, 2012 | comments (36)

Three days before the HTC MWC press conference the curtain was lifted a little bit higher and we got to learn a bit more about their upcoming Android smartphones. As we know the Taiwanese company will unveil the HTC One X, HTC One E and HTC One S...


LG announces the Optimus 4X HD, to be showcased at the MWC 2012

LG announces the Optimus 4X HD, to be showcased at the MWC 2012

23 February, 2012 | comments (56)

Another day, another new LG phone. Today we will be talking about the new Optimus 4X HD, one of the most exciting phones to come out of LG recently. From the name you can tell that it will be a successor to the Optimus 2X, which it is, and it...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola unveils Droid RAZR MAXX

Motorola unveils Droid RAZR MAXX "Red Carpet" edition

22 February, 2012 | comments (19)

This should hardly catch you by surprise, as we all know that putting the product in the hands of a celebrity tends to bode well for its sales. Motorola announced today the Droid RAZR MAXX "Red Carpet" edition - a limited run of the regular Droid...


LG X3 will hit the market as Optimus 4X HD

LG X3 will hit the market as Optimus 4X HD

22 February, 2012 | comments (20)

LG's upcoming X3 flagship, which we've told you about before, reportedly got its retail name outed. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 packing quad-core powerhouse with a massive 4.7" screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and serious appetite for benchmarks will hit...


Water-resistant 13MP Fujitsu droid with Tegra 3 to come at MWC

Water-resistant 13MP Fujitsu droid with Tegra 3 to come at MWC

22 February, 2012 | comments (29)

Fujitsu teased its Tegra 3 smartphone at CES in January and promised to tell us more about it at the MWC at the end of this month. As it turns out, the wait has been well worth it, as the prototype about to be showcased has more than a powerful...


NEC is prepping three interesting LTE Android devices for the MWC

NEC is prepping three interesting LTE Android devices for the MWC

22 February, 2012 | comments (24)

NEC may not be among the top cellphone manufacturers, but that's because its phones and tablets are sold exclusively in Japan. Soon this is likely to change as it seems NEC is preparing to showcase at least three devices at the MWC 2012 in...

Tags: NEC, Touch UI, Android


Nokia teases PureView monster cameraphone on video

Nokia teases PureView monster cameraphone on video

22 February, 2012 | comments (197)

As MWC hype is picking up momentum, Nokia decided to join the fun and released a short video trailer of its upcoming PureView smartphone. The Nokia PureView is the rumored successor to the Nokia N8 camera-centered smartphone. Earlier online...


LG Optimus 3D Max is official, gives you more 3D enhancements

LG Optimus 3D Max is official, gives you more 3D enhancements

22 February, 2012 | comments (23)

LG just unveiled the glasses-free 3D smartphone Optimus 3D Max. The announcements comes hot on the heels of the Optimus 3D Cube and the two smartphones are almost identical in terms of specs. The LG Optimus 3D Max sports the same 1.2 GHz...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia Carla smartphones to ship in Q3, updates coming in Q4

Nokia Carla smartphones to ship in Q3, updates coming in Q4

22 February, 2012 | comments (92)

More details on the upcoming Nokia Carla release came in. The platform previously known as Symbian will get its next update in Q3 of this year, when the first smartphones running Nokia Carla will hit the shelves. According to the latest rumors,...


Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mo USA coming in late March

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mo USA coming in late March

22 February, 2012 | comments (14)

Samsung and T-Mobile USA announced the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G in early January, but it took them this long to announce the launch date (more frustratingly, they haven’t announced all the specs just yet). The Blaze 4G has a 3.97" Super AMOLED...


LG announces Optimus 3D Cube smartphone

LG announces Optimus 3D Cube smartphone

22 February, 2012 | comments (20)

After announcing the three new L-series smartphones yesterday, LG has yet another phone to announce before MWC. This one is the successor to the Optimus 3D and is called the Optimus 3D Cube. The Optimus 3D Cube improves upon its successor by...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Qualcomm S4 chipset benchmarks promise amazing performance

Qualcomm S4 chipset benchmarks promise amazing performance

21 February, 2012 | comments (49)

A fresh batch of benchmarks of Qualcomm's S4 platform show just how powerful the new Krait cores are. The tests were run on a reference platform, but since we don't care about the rest of the hardware (screen, camera, etc.), just the chipset...

Tags: Misc