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Nokia moves 3000 Symbian devs, to lay off 4000 other employees

Nokia moves 3000 Symbian devs, to lay off 4000 other employees

27 April, 2011 | comments (137)

Today Nokia announced it's moving 3000 Symbian developers to Accenture group and dismisses 4000 other employees, but promises them a solid social responsibility program to help them through. Nokia plans a big reorganization and moving 3000...


Nielsen: Android overtakes iOS in desirability, sales in the US

Nielsen: Android overtakes iOS in desirability, sales in the US

27 April, 2011 | comments (46)

Nielsen asked US consumers about smartphone OS' during the first quarter of this year and found out that Android has been the most popular with new buyers lately and the most desirable OS too. Interestingly, the number of people who answered “Not...


HTC Doubleshot leaks, Android 2.3 and a sliding QWERTY keyboard

HTC Doubleshot leaks, Android 2.3 and a sliding QWERTY keyboard

26 April, 2011 | comments (31)

HTC Doubleshot's name entered the rumorland a few days ago in a very interesting way. It was found into a six megapixel camera sample taken in Washington by an HTC employee. The picture was uploaded on Picasa and apparently the exif info wasn't...


LG prepping a smartphone CPU of its own, grabs an ARM license

LG prepping a smartphone CPU of its own, grabs an ARM license

26 April, 2011 | comments (38)

The megapixel race of yesterday is the smartphone processor race of today and it seems every one wants in. Today it's LG's turn to get all serious about CPUs as it just got the license to use the ARM Cortex processor and ARM Mali GPU. The...

Tags: LG, Touch UI


HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon coming this Thursday

HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon coming this Thursday

26 April, 2011 | comments (12)

Verizon will be updating its Droid lineup with a new HTC Droid Incredible 2, which is based on the Incredible S. Launching this Thursday, the new CDMA handset offers a bigger screen, some more RAM and a front-facing camera compared to its now...


Alleged iPhone 5 with a bigger screen spotted in the wild

Alleged iPhone 5 with a bigger screen spotted in the wild

26 April, 2011 | comments (57)

The iPhone rumor mill keeps heating up today and it seems there's no stopping it any time soon. We came across some blurry shots of a white iPhone-wannabe with a much thinner bezel and a bigger display. Oh, and it's white! Here are the shots...


Android 2.3.4 to bring FaceTime-like video calls

Android 2.3.4 to bring FaceTime-like video calls

26 April, 2011 | comments (55)

Video-calling has been available on Android for a while but only in its prime form - 3G video calls, which are charged by the minute by your carrier. Well, Google is about to add its own video chat feature to Android smartphones. It would work over...


Apple sued over iOS location tracking, Steve Jobs comments

Apple sued over iOS location tracking, Steve Jobs comments

26 April, 2011 | comments (95)

Apple is being sued by two of its customers on the count of the location tracking data stored in the iOS file consolidated.db. One Vikram Ajjampur - an iPhone user in Florida and William Devito - a New York iPad user, claim that collecting...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


The Windows Phone Mango update will be known as WP 7.5

The Windows Phone Mango update will be known as WP 7.5

26 April, 2011 | comments (27)

We've just got confirmation that the next major update to the Windows Phone mobile OS will bring its own version number. Obviously Microsoft though that the update, codenamed Mango is bringing enough new functionality to the table to be worthy of...


White iPhone 4 reportedly headed to stores, set to launch tomorrow

White iPhone 4 reportedly headed to stores, set to launch tomorrow

26 April, 2011 | comments (18)

Could this be? The white iPhone 4 is on its way to shelves in US stores say rumors and it should be off the shelves and into customers hands as soon as tomorrow. GSM and CDMA versions will launch simultaneously, if what insiders are allegedly...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro II shows up in a full photoshoot

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro II shows up in a full photoshoot

25 April, 2011 | comments (59)

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini pro2 ran away from home and starred in an extensive photoshoot. The diminutive QWERTY droid was snapped from every angle and compared to its predecessor and the XPERIA Pro. Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10...


Apple iPhone getting geared to hit T-Mobile USA too

Apple iPhone getting geared to hit T-Mobile USA too

24 April, 2011 | comments (61)

What do we have here? A white prototype iPhone 4 running on the T-Mobile USA 3G network has been spotted. It looks like the magenta-loving carrier will be getting the Apple iPhone too, just like like Verizon did a few months ago. Now, the phone...


The LG Optimus Big gets an official release

The LG Optimus Big gets an official release

23 April, 2011 | comments (48)

The LG Optimus Big, made its first unofficial appearance back in March but now it looks like it's about to be unleashed for real. In LG's homeland of South Korea, the Optimus Big has been officially announced under the guise of the LG LU6800....

Tags: LG, Android, TouchUI


A white iPhone 4 appearing at Vodafone UK, launches next week

A white iPhone 4 appearing at Vodafone UK, launches next week

23 April, 2011 | comments (22)

For the better part of a year, the white iPhone 4 drama has been endlessly taking unnecessary space in our tech journalist lives, but now all this is finally coming to an end. Vodafone UK is said to start selling the device as soon as next week....


Is this what the Apple iPhone 5 will look like?

Is this what the Apple iPhone 5 will look like?

23 April, 2011 | comments (189)

When it comes to Apple’s next iPhone, the rumor mill never seems to stop producing noise on how the iPhone 5 is going to look like and what hardware it’ll pack. Well, Engadget’s former editor Joshua Topolsky says he has some new information...


HTC Sensation vs LG Optimus 2X: The 1080p shootout

HTC Sensation vs LG Optimus 2X: The 1080p shootout

23 April, 2011 | comments (93)

So far HTC handsets have hardly been the shooters of choice to the cellular photographer. Well judging from what you are about to see things might be just about to change. We've got a video shootout of the Sensation and the LG Optimus 2X comparing...

Tags: HTC, LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 2.2 Froyo update hits the T-Mobile Motorola Defy

Android 2.2 Froyo update hits the T-Mobile Motorola Defy

22 April, 2011 | comments (30)

For some owners of Motorola's resilient smartphone the Defy, the wait is finally over. Those on T-Mobile in US are finally getting the Froyo 2.2 update that some Android users have been enjoying since as far back as summer last year. The Defy...


Samsung S3850 Corby II goes on sale

Samsung S3850 Corby II goes on sale

22 April, 2011 | comments (36)

Samsung reminded us that there is more than smartphones out there. The company quietly released its Corby II feature phone this week in Europe. The phone is a successor to the popular Corby handset and offers some minor improvements on an already...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Insiders claim Huawei and Panasonic are to join MeeGo

Insiders claim Huawei and Panasonic are to join MeeGo

22 April, 2011 | comments (33)

MeeGo will be welcoming two new members into its Handset Working Group insiders claim. Huawei and Panasonic are said to be getting ready to join the ranks of current members of the Group, which include Intel, Nokia, LG, ZTE and China...

Tags: MeeGo, Misc


Why iOS is tracking you and how to stop it

Why iOS is tracking you and how to stop it

22 April, 2011 | comments (32)

You’ve probably heard by now about the detailed log your iOS device keeps of your movements. Well, now there’s a tool to prevent that plus some more clarity on the issue, which as it turns out is neither new nor unique. iOS has offered location...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Misc