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Nokia Lumia 710 bound to a January 6 release in the UK?

Nokia Lumia 710 bound to a January 6 release in the UK?

07 December, 2011 | comments (13)

The Nokia Lumia 800 has been available in the UK since last month and now all eyes are on its fellow Lumia 710, which shared the same stage at Nokia World couple of months back. Back then Stephen Elop announced that the Lumia 710 will be...


Samsung Wave 525 and 533 won’t be updated to bada 2.0

Samsung Wave 525 and 533 won’t be updated to bada 2.0

07 December, 2011 | comments (67)

Bad news, Wave 525 and 533 owners. Despite previously confirming that all Wave devices will receive the juicy bada 2.0 update, current turn of events have put the Wave 525 and Wave 533 out of the game. That's because Samsung has grouped all...


ICS landing to select Xperia phones in January 2012?

ICS landing to select Xperia phones in January 2012?

07 December, 2011 | comments (81)

Great news for all Sony Ericsson Xperia phone owners, who have been eagerly waiting for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to run on their devices. A Sony employee has tweeted, rather optimistically, that ICS should be expected to arrive in the very...


Nokia Lumia 800 becomes the best seller for Dutch carrier KPN

Nokia Lumia 800 becomes the best seller for Dutch carrier KPN

07 December, 2011 | comments (112)

If Stephen Elop has been holding his breath, he can exhale now - the Nokia Lumia 800 just topped the best-seller chart for KPN, one of the biggest carriers in the Netherlands. It has overtaken the former leader, the iPhone 4S, which is in second...


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD live shots leak again

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD live shots leak again

07 December, 2011 | comments (99)

Sony Ericsson is really having a hard time keeping their Xperia Arc HD smartphone under wraps. Their upcoming flagship droid broke loose again and appeared on a couple of live shots, confirming some of its specs in the process. The smartphone...


Next-gen BlackBerry platform to be called BlackBerry 10

Next-gen BlackBerry platform to be called BlackBerry 10

07 December, 2011 | comments (34)

RIM's plans to name its upcoming platform BBX have fallen through because of a certain BASIS International that currently owns the rights to the name who fought for it against RIM in court and managed to prevent RIM from using it....

Tags: RIM, BlackBerr


Google's Android Market reaches 10 billion downloads

Google's Android Market reaches 10 billion downloads

06 December, 2011 | comments (50)

Google announced an impressive achievement for its mobile OS today - the ten billionth app download in its Android Market. While the milestone is impressive enough on its own, it is the rate of growth which is truly staggering - four billion of...


Verizon announces the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets

Verizon announces the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets

06 December, 2011 | comments (9)

Verizon is on a roll today - the carrier just announced a couple of new Android tablets to go with the white Motorola Droid RAZR. The DROID XYBOARD tablets come in 10.1" and 8.2" flavors and carry pretty attractive price tags. The fancy names...


White Motorola DROID RAZR hits Verizon this month, same price

White Motorola DROID RAZR hits Verizon this month, same price

06 December, 2011 | comments (15)

Verizon has officially announced that a white version of the Motorola DROID RAZR will hit shelves in time for the holiday season. Besides the color of the frame, nothing has really changed in the smartphone hardware. It features the same...


Verizon Galaxy Nexus to sell for $299.99 on two-year contract

Verizon Galaxy Nexus to sell for $299.99 on two-year contract

06 December, 2011 | comments (20)

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus rumor train is going at full speed. Today we got a new story about the pricing of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich pioneer on the big red US network. Wall Street Journal has it that, despite earlier rumors pointing at a...


Sony Ericsson to become simply Sony by mid-2012

Sony Ericsson to become simply Sony by mid-2012

06 December, 2011 | comments (138)

If you thought saying Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro was a mouthful then you will be happy to know that at least one word out of that enormous name will be dropped by next year. As we already know, Sony had announced their intent to acquire...


Meizu announces the dual-core MX, comes out on January 1, 2012

Meizu announces the dual-core MX, comes out on January 1, 2012

06 December, 2011 | comments (44)

Meizu, the Chinese brand known for their controversial designs that closely resemble a certain product from Cupertino, has announced a new Android smartphone called the Meizu MX. Named after the first two letters from the Chinese characters of the...


HTC Flyer is getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb, finally

HTC Flyer is getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb, finally

05 December, 2011 | comments (48)

Flyer is HTC's first tab announced back in February and released in May with Android 2.2 Froyo. Later, it became clear the Flyer will be getting Honeycomb treatment later this year. Well, the long wait is over. The Android 3.2 Honeycomb firmware...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Asus Padfone with quad-core Tegra 3 coming in early 2012

Asus Padfone with quad-core Tegra 3 coming in early 2012

05 December, 2011 | comments (37)

It seems that the elusive Asus Padfone is about to finally materialize. The smartphone that can convert to a tablet is now said to come in early 2012 and it will get a nice specs boost to make it up to us for the delay. According to the latest...


Sony Ericsson Nozomi and two new Sony handsets leak

Sony Ericsson Nozomi and two new Sony handsets leak

05 December, 2011 | comments (86)

We are no strangers to the Sony Ericsson Nozomi, which has leaked a couple of times before. And now to put any doubts of the phone's looks to rest, a high-res press photo of the device has leaked. From this press image we can clearly spot the...


Samsung SCH-W999 is a 2xCore, 2xSIM, 2xScreen droid

Samsung SCH-W999 is a 2xCore, 2xSIM, 2xScreen droid

05 December, 2011 | comments (48)

In collaboration with China Telecom, Samsung has unveiled the SCH-W999 Android smartphone. It's a clamshell phone with two 3.5-inchers of WVGA resolution - one on the inside and one on the outside. Both screens are of the SuperAMOLED variety too,...


Samsung demos a transparent flexible AMOLED on video

Samsung demos a transparent flexible AMOLED on video

05 December, 2011 | comments (72)

We didn't need much convincing to believe that flexible and transparent screens have a great future. Smartphones and tablets these days are about the touch experience and any updates done to the screen itself have a great potential to improve the...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 on display in New York

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 on display in New York

05 December, 2011 | comments (9)

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been flaunting its 720p SuperAMOLED screen in shop windows in the US for a couple of weeks now, but that's the GSM version only. Those who want 4G LTE connectivity on Verizon's network are still waiting - now they have a...


Apple once offered Samsung a chance to license iOS patent

Apple once offered Samsung a chance to license iOS patent

05 December, 2011 | comments (44)

A couple of days ago we saw that Apple lost the chance to get an injunction against Samsung in the US. According to the court, the reason was that Apple could not prove sufficiently well that Samsung infringing on their patents is causing them...


Rotten Core: Nokia lose huge market share in their homeland

Rotten Core: Nokia lose huge market share in their homeland

02 December, 2011 | comments (307)

There's a state of unease within Nokia at the moment and unsurprisingly so. With the first Nokia-Microsoft lovechild now out in the market (the Lumia 800, you might have heard of it) and an aggressive marketing strategy in place to drum up interest...