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China-bound Alcatel OT986 and Motorola RAZR V revealed

China-bound Alcatel OT986 and Motorola RAZR V revealed

29 May, 2012 | comments (17)

Today Motorola and Alcatel announced two new tempting smartphones for the Chinese market. Surprisingly, the Alcatel's OT986 is a high-end device. It has a 4.5-inch HD IPS LCD screen and is based on a TI OMAP 4460 chipset (the same as the Galaxy...


ICS updates finally hit  I9100 and I9100G Galaxy S II in India

ICS updates finally hit I9100 and I9100G Galaxy S II in India

29 May, 2012 | comments (245)

Most of the Galaxy S II users out there have been enjoying their due ICS serving for a while now, but those unlucky ones living in India were still waiting. Well today this finally changed as both versions of the smartphone available in the the...


EXCLUSIVE: Why the Pebble  Blue Galaxy S III is delayed

EXCLUSIVE: Why the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III is delayed

29 May, 2012 | comments (115)

Today we received official confirmation that Samsung is delaying the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III units due to some manufacturing issues regarding the paintjob and the panels' material. The official statement went like this: Samsung’s Galaxy SIII...


ICS update now rolling out for the Sony Xperia arc and Xperia Neo

ICS update now rolling out for the Sony Xperia arc and Xperia Neo

29 May, 2012 | comments (216)

Two more members of the Xperia family are joining the Ice Cream Sandwich club - congratulations to the Sony Ericsson (well, technically Sony now) Xperia arc and Xperia neo. What they're getting is Android 4.0.4 - the latest available from Google...


Some Samsung Galaxy S III stock delayed in the UK

Some Samsung Galaxy S III stock delayed in the UK

29 May, 2012 | comments (58)

It appears that some Samsung Galaxy S III units won't make it in time to the UK. Clove has informed preorders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III will be delayed until June 1st, rather than the announced May 30th release date. The blue variant...


Carphone Warehouse UK recalling HTC One X units?

Carphone Warehouse UK recalling HTC One X units?

29 May, 2012 | comments (60)

We received a tip that HTC One X phones have been recalled from Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK due to software issues. This was reportedly triggered by customers returning phones with complaints. The exact nature of the software issues isn't...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia announces Batman-themed Lumia 900

Nokia announces Batman-themed Lumia 900

29 May, 2012 | comments (43)

You may remember the limited edition The Dark Knight Rises Lumia 800 that Nokia announced late last year. Nokia will now be making a similar version of the new Lumia 900 as well. Just like the Lumia 800, the 900 will be available in Black...


Galaxy S III released in 28 countries around the world

Galaxy S III released in 28 countries around the world

29 May, 2012 | comments (89)

The Samsung Galaxy S III has gone on sale today and is the biggest launch for a single product in the company's history, with a simultaneous release in 28 countries around the world. However, Samsung plans to go even bigger in the coming...


HTC Sensation XL ICS update is now seeding

HTC Sensation XL ICS update is now seeding

28 May, 2012 | comments (107)

We have some good news for those of you sporting the imposing looking HTC Sensation XL droid. The smartphone's Android ICS update has begun seeding. As you can notice in the photos and screenshots above, sent to us by a user...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


The speaker-less Kyocera Urbano Progresso hits Japan May 30

The speaker-less Kyocera Urbano Progresso hits Japan May 30

28 May, 2012 | comments (54)

Kyocera is launching its latest Android smartphone dubbed Urbano Progresso in couple of days in Japan and its key selling point is its lack of speakers. Thanks to its Smart Sonic Receiver tissue-conducting technology, the Ubrano Progresso is able to...

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Nokia plans to make all Lumia and PureView phones waterproof

Nokia plans to make all Lumia and PureView phones waterproof

28 May, 2012 | comments (112)

Nokia have a history with hydrophobic technology for their phones - but they're also planning to take the technology beyond the concept stage and bring it to all future Lumia and PureView devices and make them waterproof. Here's what the VP of...

Tags: Nokia


Facebook allegedly planning on releasing a phone next year

Facebook allegedly planning on releasing a phone next year

28 May, 2012 | comments (74)

Once again, we are hearing reports of Facebook working on making their own mobile phone. The latest one comes from The New York Times, who have spoken to several Facebook employees and engineers who have been briefed on the plans. According...

Tags: Facebook


Motorola releases demo videos for Android 4.0 update

Motorola releases demo videos for Android 4.0 update

27 May, 2012 | comments (32)

Motorola has released a bunch of videos on its Japanese site detailing the upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its phones. The videos are meant to highlight the changes between the current Gingerbread ROM and the new ICS ROM....


ICS-running Xperia S leaks on video

ICS-running Xperia S leaks on video

27 May, 2012 | comments (46)

The Sony Xperia S is scheduled to receive ICS at the end of the month but thanks to SonyXP we get to see the Sony flagship running the latest Android version early. Sony has preserved their custom launcher on Android 4.0.4 and has even added...


Galaxy S III expected to go on sale in Canada and US by June 20

Galaxy S III expected to go on sale in Canada and US by June 20

26 May, 2012 | comments (53)

According to a leaked screenshot by the MobileSyrup.com, the Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to go on sale in Canada on June 20. The screenshot says 'Pre-order today', although there is no way to tell when exactly 'today' is. We can also...


Samsung unveils dual-sim Galaxy Ace Duos with GSM radios

Samsung unveils dual-sim Galaxy Ace Duos with GSM radios

26 May, 2012 | comments (59)

The world-wide edition of the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is now official. It's been a while since we saw the dual-mode version of the phone get announced for India. Now we finally have the two-SIM-slot variety intended for for international GSM...


Untethered GreenPois0n Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 now out

Untethered GreenPois0n Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 now out

25 May, 2012 | comments (108)

Even though we were anticipating a new jailbreak tool sooner or later, the unveiling came as a surprise today from the developer known as Pod2g. The Absinthe 2.0 was announced on-stage at the Hack in the Box 2012 in Amsterdam in a “one more thing”...

Tags: Apple, Touch UI


Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled

Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled

25 May, 2012 | comments (143)

A couple of days ago we ran a story that stated the Carla update for Nokia Belle has been cancelled. However, we have now been contacted by Nokia regarding this matter, stating that this is not the case at all. We have been told that what...

Tags: Nokia, Belle, Touch UI


Sony quietly removes Xperia PLAY from ICS update list

Sony quietly removes Xperia PLAY from ICS update list

25 May, 2012 | comments (190)

Xperia PLAY users waiting for the Android 4.0 update, we have some bad news for you. It seems that Sony won't be updating the ill-fated device to the latest version of Android. Back in December last year when Sony (then Sony Ericsson)...


Promo video says Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is ICS upgradable

Promo video says Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is ICS upgradable

24 May, 2012 | comments (35)

After the announcement of the ICS-running HTC Desire C (powered by a single-core 600MHz CPU), every time the dual-core Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 came up there was someone to ask “why is the more powerful phone running Gingerbread and not Ice Cream...