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Nokia 808 PureView US launch confirmed by Nokia

Nokia 808 PureView US launch confirmed by Nokia

11 May, 2012 | comments (73)

Recently, we heard that Nokia will be launching the Nokia 808 PureView in Mexico. This was after the company publicly announced that it won't be selling Symbian and S40 phones in North America any more and also excluding the continent from the 808...


Possible 4G LTE and new Exynos for the Galaxy S III on Rogers?

Possible 4G LTE and new Exynos for the Galaxy S III on Rogers?

10 May, 2012 | comments (27)

It has been widely speculated that the North American version of the new Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S III, would run on the Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the Exynos 4 Quad found in the international version. This is largely due to the LTE...


Samsung SPH-L300 LTE-enabled droid with Snapdragon S4 leaks

Samsung SPH-L300 LTE-enabled droid with Snapdragon S4 leaks

10 May, 2012 | comments (76)

Photo of an LTE-enabled Samsung droid, called SPH-L300 leaked along with some basic specifications. Its model number suggests that the handset is headed to Sprint in the US, but there's no info on a possible release date. The design of the phone...


Samsung Galaxy Note finally gets the official Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Note finally gets the official Ice Cream Sandwich

10 May, 2012 | comments (427)

Now we've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this update to finally come. We even braved to try a leaked ROM to see how ICS would feel like on the Note. What can we say, even the Cyanogen team managed to produce a custom ICS ROM for the...


Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will not hit AT&T's shelves

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD will not hit AT&T's shelves

09 May, 2012 | comments (25)

This is hardly a shocker given the fact that the device in question got unveiled a cool four months ago during CES. AT&T and Samsung have decided to abandon the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. Apparently, the launch of the AT&T...


HTC Wildfire C live pictures are here, to be called Desire C

HTC Wildfire C live pictures are here, to be called Desire C

09 May, 2012 | comments (41)

We first heard about HTC Golf back in March, thanks to a leaked camera sample. Then we saw a believable enough official render and we heard the phone would be called Wildfire C. What we got today is the first live pictures of the device. It looks...


Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

09 May, 2012 | comments (69)

Yesterday the Sony LT29i Hayabusa leaked in a blurry shot. Shortly after that the official announcement came. Today we have another Sony leak for you as the first images of the Sony ST26i surfaced. Obviously itís an Xperia smartphone running on...


RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

09 May, 2012 | comments (66)

A few weeks ago RIM launched the cheap Curve 9220 in India. Today it announced the Curve 9320, which is pretty much the same phone, but with a few additional perks. The Curve 9320 packs a 2.44 non-touch QVGA display, a four-row QWERTY keyboard, a...

Tags: BlackBerry, RIM


Sony GX and SX  LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

Sony GX and SX LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

09 May, 2012 | comments (100)

Sony Mobile just announced two new LTE-capable Android smartphones for Japan. The Sony Xperia GX is the more interesting part of the duo as it combines the specs of an Xperia ion with a 13MP camera. The Sony Xperia SX is no slouch either - at 95g,...


Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

08 May, 2012 | comments (134)

Nokia has just overruled its plans to exclude North America from the PureView 808 markets. Mexico is getting the camera/smart phone hybrid in a few weeks, probably in the end of May or the beginning of June. The confirmation comes straight...


Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

08 May, 2012 | comments (26)

Kyocera (who you might remember from the dual-screened Echo) has come up with a pair of tough Androids - the Hydro and the Rise. Both are CDMA phones and run Google's latest, Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The Kyocera Hydro is a standard slab...


Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

08 May, 2012 | comments (57)

Sonyís LT29i codenamed Hayabusa just canít wait for its official announcement. Its first leak was back in January - targeted launch and price. Then in April we got some leaked camera shots taken with the Hayabusa. Today we finally got to see what...


Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

08 May, 2012 | comments (84)

We have been hearing about Tizen for quite a while now but The Handheld Blog has gotten some hands-on time with a developer unit running the OS. At first glance Tizen looks quite familiar to the TouchWiz implementation on Android but there...


Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

08 May, 2012 | comments (75)

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is just a minor update that focuses on bug fixing rather than adding any new features. The following is the official changelog for the new update. As you can tell from...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

07 May, 2012 | comments (49)

U.S. smartphone ownership has passed the halfway point, with 50.4% of mobile users now owning smart devices, up from 47.8% in 2011. While the Android OS is found on almost half of all smartphone devices, it's Apple who are the number one handset...


AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

07 May, 2012 | comments (44)

AT&T just unveiled the Samsung Focus 2, which you might recognize as the mysterious Samsung Mandel that leaked a few days ago. The Focus 2 is Samsung's first LTE-enabled WP smartphone and the third one on AT&T's network (AT&T is quick to brag that...


HTC and Verizon announce DROID Incredible 4G LTE

HTC and Verizon announce DROID Incredible 4G LTE

07 May, 2012 | comments (10)

Verizon and HTC just unveiled the new DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone. The ICS droid is yet another high-end device to join Verizonís LTE gang. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE packs a 4-inch qHD S-LCD screen and is built around a Qualcomm...


HTC sales bounce up in April, but still can't reach 2011 levels

HTC sales bounce up in April, but still can't reach 2011 levels

07 May, 2012 | comments (38)

The HTC sales numbers for April are in and the company might have finally turned the corner. After more than half a year of less than stellar market performance, the company sales are finally on a rise in April. HTC reported consolidated sales of...

Tags: HTC


Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

07 May, 2012 | comments (41)

Hong Kong and Taiwan are the first to get the Xperia U and Xperia sola, the first two Sony dual-core mid-range droids. The Xperia U got pushed back from the original May 7 launch date in the UK, but whatever the issues that caused it were, they...


Nokia PureView 808 enters FCC, gives US tiny hope

Nokia PureView 808 enters FCC, gives US tiny hope

06 May, 2012 | comments (171)

Back in March we learned Nokia PureView 808 wonít be coming to North America Ė understandable, given Nokiaís decision to pull off Symbian smartphones from this market. Since the N9 skipped the NA market, we had no reason to expect the Finns to...