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The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen

The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen

05 August, 2012 | comments (207)

The Apple/Samsung court battle is in its full swing and this week saw Apple's VPs Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall take the stand. Lots of intriguing information came out of their testimonies. To our greatest surprise not only was Apple already...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


BLU announces the VIVO 4.3 dual-core, dual-SIM smartphone

BLU announces the VIVO 4.3 dual-core, dual-SIM smartphone

04 August, 2012 | comments (76)

Following the (large) footsteps of the Studio 5.3 Android smartphone BLU Products announced the VIVO 4.3. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone offers dual-core, dual-SIM functionality, to go with good looks and low price tag. The BLU...

Tags: BLU, Android, Touch UI


The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

03 August, 2012 | comments (46)

Berlin's IFA 2012 is right around the corner and this year it is going to take place from August 31 to September 5. But those are the days when the exhibition will be opened for the public. The really interesting part are the few days before that...

Tags: IFA 2012, Misc


Sony LT30i 'Mint' to be called Xperia T, certification reveals

Sony LT30i 'Mint' to be called Xperia T, certification reveals

03 August, 2012 | comments (50)

The Sony Xperia LT30i Mint is yet to become official, but it has been a frequent visitor to our news section, it even got a lengthy preview. While it wore its unofficial guise in those appearances, it went in for DLNA certification under its...


LG Optimus L3 Dual now available for 120

LG Optimus L3 Dual now available for 120

03 August, 2012 | comments (29)

Indian online retailer flipkart.com has put up for sale the LG Optimus L3 E405 for 8299 INR, or 120. The L3 features a 3MP camera, 800 MHz processor, 384MB of RAM, and 1 GB of internal memory all running on a 1500 mAh battery. The OS will be...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC posts Q2 report, revenue bounces back up from weak Q1

HTC posts Q2 report, revenue bounces back up from weak Q1

03 August, 2012 | comments (23)

The numbers of Q2 are in and it seems HTC have bounced back from a weak first quarter, though the numbers are still down compared to last year. The company is pleased with its performance in Asia, North America and EMEA. Revenues totaled $3...

Tags: HTC


US Galaxy Note 10.1 shipping to retailers ahead of announcement?

US Galaxy Note 10.1 shipping to retailers ahead of announcement?

03 August, 2012 | comments (48)

The US Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to be announced at the Samsung US event on August 15 but US retailers are already receiving units. The model number of the recent stock is the same as the European variety so perhaps what we're witnessing...


AT&T HTC One X gets updated to Android 4.0.4

AT&T HTC One X gets updated to Android 4.0.4

03 August, 2012 | comments (32)

The AT&T version of the HTC One X is getting a new software update today that changes the software number to 2.20.502.7 and the Android version number to 4.0.4. As of now, only one notable change is known that is brought about by this update and...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

03 August, 2012 | comments (49)

It was just a while ago that we reported that Samsung has been sending out invites for their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin. What was unknown in this mystery invite, however, was which product will be announced at this event,...


EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

02 August, 2012 | comments (106)

We've seen the Xperia SL in leaked press shots showing its various colors, but now an anonymous tipster hooked us with the first live photos of the device. Posing in its silver uniform, the Xperia SL (LT26ii) is known to be a slightly bumped...


Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

02 August, 2012 | comments (41)

Samsung just announced its second Unpacked event for the month of August. For a traditional holiday month, August is shaping up as a rather busy months for us in the industry. The newly announced event is due for the evening August 29, right...


Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

02 August, 2012 | comments (6)

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint, also known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, are reporting that they are receiving an update to Android ICS. There have been reports of the IMM761.FF18 build being pushed to users for a few days now, and...


RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

02 August, 2012 | comments (31)

A new BlackBerry PlayBook has become official with some upgraded specs in tow. Design-wise, RIM's slate looks the same and is running on the same Playbook OS as usual. It does, however, add LTE connectivity, a new dual-core processor clocked at...


Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

02 August, 2012 | comments (62)

Analysts have crunched the numbers and revealed the state of the mobile world in Q2 of 2012. Canalys released a report that mostly talks about China - and with good reason too, as the country broke the record for smartphone shipments for a second...


Samsung starts mass production of faster NAND mobile storage

Samsung starts mass production of faster NAND mobile storage

02 August, 2012 | comments (67)

The more internal memory mobile devices have, the better. But speed is just as important as capacity and Samsung are betting on both with its latest NAND memory chips. Currently entering in mass production, the new high-speed embedded memory...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Early screenshots of Firefox OS revealed

Early screenshots of Firefox OS revealed

02 August, 2012 | comments (111)

You may already be aware of Mozilla's upcoming mobile operating system based on HTML5. We now have some new screenshots of the UI, courtesy of Mozilla evangelist Robert Nyman. The UI looks markedly different from some of the previous...


Motorola announces Electrify 2 and Defy XT for U.S. Cellular

Motorola announces Electrify 2 and Defy XT for U.S. Cellular

02 August, 2012 | comments (20)

Motorola has announce two new Android smartphones - the Electrify 2 and the Defy XT - for the U.S. Cellular in the, well, US. The Electrify is the successor to last year's Electrify, also known as the Photon 4G, but it is closer to the...


 Android in July 2012: Android 4.0 adoption more than doubles

Android in July 2012: Android 4.0 adoption more than doubles

02 August, 2012 | comments (42)

Google has once again published the Android distribution figures and things are looking good for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, some of you might say that it is no longer the latest version of Android and we should be concentrating...


Nokia's marketing stunt for the Lumia 900 involves nail polish

Nokia's marketing stunt for the Lumia 900 involves nail polish

01 August, 2012 | comments (73)

Nokia has decided to boost the appeal of its Lumia 900 flagship in the United States in a rather unusual fashion. The Finnish giant has partnered with Duality Cosmetics to release its own branded nail polish, which matches the color of the pink...


Sony adds black, silver and white to the Xperia SL color palette

Sony adds black, silver and white to the Xperia SL color palette

01 August, 2012 | comments (16)

The Xperia SL already showed us its fun personality posing in blue and pink. Now, thanks to some press shots ePrice has managed to acquire, Sony shows the Xperia SL means business, too. The pieces of the Xperia SL puzzle are slowly falling...