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ASUS confirms 'Jelly Bean' as codename for Android 5.0

ASUS confirms 'Jelly Bean' as codename for Android 5.0

04 March, 2012 | comments (68)

Among the many Android manufacturer's out there, ASUS has a good reputation for offering quick software updates for its devices, with the recent Transformer Prime being one of the first to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. According to ASUS'...


Apple App Store crosses the 25 billion downloads mark

Apple App Store crosses the 25 billion downloads mark

03 March, 2012 | comments (35)

If you've been to Apple's homepage in the past couple of weeks you may have seen the counter for the App Store downloads, which was rapidly approaching the 25 billion downloads mark. Well today, on March 3, 2012, the counter finally crossed...

Tags: Apple, iOS


T-Mobile US getting new myTouch devices from...Huawei

T-Mobile US getting new myTouch devices from...Huawei

02 March, 2012 | comments (28)

The two devices are codenamed the U8680 and U8730, and other than running Gingerbread on WVGA screens (and one of them having a slide-out keyboard), nothing else is known in terms of specifications. You'll remember that HTC kicked off its...

Tags: Huawei, T-Mobile


More camera samples from Nokia 808 PureView

More camera samples from Nokia 808 PureView

02 March, 2012 | comments (347)

The striking 41MP camera of the Nokia 808 PureView won it an award and we can't get enough of looking at camera samples from it. Nokia themselves released several still and video samples and they were nothing short of amazing. The Handheld Blog...


Nokia Lumia 900 available for pre-order in the UK

Nokia Lumia 900 available for pre-order in the UK

02 March, 2012 | comments (79)

UK retailer Clove has gotten official word from Nokia about the price of the Nokia Lumia 900 and they've put it up for pre-order. The 900 was first unveiled for AT&T but the global version of the phone was announced just a few days ago at the...


Android allows applications direct access to your photos, too

Android allows applications direct access to your photos, too

02 March, 2012 | comments (79)

Just a couple of days after uncovering the security loophole in iOS, whereby an application can copy the user's entire photo library and upload it simply by asking for location information in photos and videos, The New York Times is back with...


Apple wins another injunction against Motorola in Germany

Apple wins another injunction against Motorola in Germany

02 March, 2012 | comments (60)

The legal battle between Apple and Motorola continues but the latest round goes to the team from Cupertino. Apple has managed to win an injunction against Motorola for its patent regarding the bounce animation displayed in the photo gallery, as was...


Nokia 701, 700 and 603 to get Belle FP1, same as 808 PureView

Nokia 701, 700 and 603 to get Belle FP1, same as 808 PureView

01 March, 2012 | comments (149)

Nokia revealed that the Nokia 808 PureView runs Nokia Belle OS Feature Pack 1, which brings a number of improvements. Also, they have some good news and some bad news for owners of current Belle devices too, depending on what device you have. The...


Nokia 808 PureView wins Best New Device at MWC

Nokia 808 PureView wins Best New Device at MWC

01 March, 2012 | comments (278)

The winner for one last category of the Global Mobile Awards - the Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012 award - was left to be announced and looking at the photo of smiling Nokia execs makes it easy to guess which...


Samsung Galaxy Beam goes on pre-order in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Beam goes on pre-order in the UK

01 March, 2012 | comments (20)

The Samsung Galaxy Beam debuted at the MWC and we got to see its projector in action. It's an odd device, but there must be people interested in a phone/pico-projector combo as this is Samsung's third such device. Here's some good news for the...


Samsung ships 2 million Galaxy Notes since launch

Samsung ships 2 million Galaxy Notes since launch

01 March, 2012 | comments (79)

Despite its oddball proportions the Samsung Galaxy Note phoneblet has manged to be quite popular among those with big hands (and pockets). The first million mark was passed in just two months after the launch of the device and now two months later...


LG shows T375 dual-SIM touch phone, T385 single-SIM

LG shows T375 dual-SIM touch phone, T385 single-SIM

29 February, 2012 | comments (38)

LG showed the T375 and T385 phones at the MWC - at first glance, they look like low-end droids, but are actually feature phones. They are essentially the same phone, except that the T375 is a dual-SIM phone. LG T375 and T385 Both the...


GSMA Awards announced, here are the winners (cough, Samsung)

GSMA Awards announced, here are the winners (cough, Samsung)

29 February, 2012 | comments (143)

The Oscars were last Sunday, but the GSM Oscars - the Global Mobile Awards - were last night in Barcelona. Some went home with prestigious awards, others didn’t get quite what they wanted and others still had to go home with empty...


Unannounced Curve 9320 resurfaces in hands-on images

Unannounced Curve 9320 resurfaces in hands-on images

29 February, 2012 | comments (33)

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 was spotted first back in January when RIM's roadmap for 2012 was leaked. From the specifications it was clear that it is going to be an entry-level smartphone and a replacement for the old Curve 3G 9300. The phone...


Security bug in iOS lets apps secretly access your photos

Security bug in iOS lets apps secretly access your photos

29 February, 2012 | comments (39)

A security issue has been identified in iOS which gives third party applications and its developers unsolicited access to your photos. According to The New York Times who uncovered this issue, an application that has the permission to use...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Price tags hung on Sony Xperia U and Xperia P

Price tags hung on Sony Xperia U and Xperia P

28 February, 2012 | comments (103)

Sony announced two new smartphones at the MWC this year, part of the Xperia NXT lineup – the affordable Xperia U and the high-end Xperia P. Today we got their prices for you. The youthful Xperia U is going to cost €259. As you should probably...


Intel announces two new Atom CPUs for phones and tablets

Intel announces two new Atom CPUs for phones and tablets

28 February, 2012 | comments (52)

Intel is serious about getting a piece of the handheld action this time - they announced two new processors and chipsets to join what's already powering the likes of the Lenovo K800 and the Orange Santa Clara. The first processor is called...

Tags: Misc


Orange enlist HTC One X, One S and Sony Xperia U

Orange enlist HTC One X, One S and Sony Xperia U

28 February, 2012 | comments (34)

Orange is building up its Android lineup with some of the hottest MWC debuts and an Intel-powered droid of their own. The HTC One X and One S are headed to Orange UK, which will also get an exclusive white version of the Sony Xperia U. There...


MeeGo 1.2 update for Nokia N9 goes live

MeeGo 1.2 update for Nokia N9 goes live

27 February, 2012 | comments (186)

About a month after it was seeded to developers for testing, the v1.2 update for MeeGo goes live. The update weighs in at 284MB and it may take a while to install (up to 40 minutes according to Nokia). But it's well worth the wait. With it,...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Panasonic Eluga Power brings more bang to Europe

Panasonic Eluga Power brings more bang to Europe

27 February, 2012 | comments (45)

Panasonic have unveiled the Eluga Power, a bigger, better Eluga flagship. It has a 5" 1280 x 720 LCD display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 and 8 GB of on-board storage among others. Panasonic Eluga Power The...