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HTC One is now available in 24-carat gold and platinum

HTC One is now available in 24-carat gold and platinum

26 June, 2013 | comments (56)

When the HTC announced the One, many people were impressed by the craftsmanship that went into making the smartphone and its cool aluminum look. So imagine how much more impressive the phone would look like if it was literally covered in...

Tags: HTC, Android


IDC: Western Europe buys fewer phones, prefers Android to iOS

IDC: Western Europe buys fewer phones, prefers Android to iOS

26 June, 2013 | comments (45)

The phone market in Western Europe has shifter in Q1 2013, reports analyst firm IDC. In what has been the quarter of slowest market growth since 2004, feature phone shipments fell 31% to just 12 million and even smartphones took a hit. Android...


Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A goes official for SK Telecom

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A goes official for SK Telecom

25 June, 2013 | comments (43)

Less than a day after we saw it get unboxed, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S4 LTE-A. Dubbed SHV-E330S, the newcomer is available for SK Telecom in Korea. It is the first device, capable of reaching network speeds of up to 150Mbps on the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG Optimus G2 shows up again in leaked slides

LG Optimus G2 shows up again in leaked slides

25 June, 2013 | comments (51)

More alleged images of the LG Optimus G2 have made an appearance on the web, courtesy of @evleaks. This time around, the upcoming Android powerhouse showed up in leaked slides. In line with previous leaks, the images of the yet to be...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


evleaks: Nokia EOS to be officially named Lumia 1020

evleaks: Nokia EOS to be officially named Lumia 1020

25 June, 2013 | comments (204)

The Nokia EOS, the company's upcoming Windows Phone-running cameraphone flagship is going to be called the Lumia 1020, according to evleaks. More often than not, the famous Twitter user is right in its predictions, so there's good reason we trust...


Snapdragon 800-rocking Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A gets unboxed

Snapdragon 800-rocking Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A gets unboxed

25 June, 2013 | comments (95)

A full unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared online, further solidifying that the company is almost ready to launch the device in Korea on SK Telecom's LTE-Advanced network. The...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z Ultra to cost 719 in Europe, launches in Q3

Sony Xperia Z Ultra to cost 719 in Europe, launches in Q3

25 June, 2013 | comments (54)

Sony unveiled the 6.4" Xperia Z Ultra just a few hours ago but there was no info on the pricing at the official event. Fortunately Sony Netherlands shared the European price in its local press release. Sony Xperia Z Ultra will become available...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 to come in Plum Purple

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 to come in Plum Purple

25 June, 2013 | comments (27)

Word is that the latest bigscreen phablet offerings from Samsung will be getting a new color scheme - Plum Purple. While no official image has surfaced, the following renders should give you some idea of what to expect. Renders of the Mega 6.3...


Sony Xperia Z Ultra goes official: a 6.4

Sony Xperia Z Ultra goes official: a 6.4" Snapdragon 800 monster

25 June, 2013 | comments (288)

Sony has just made its Xperia Z Ultra phablet official. Previously known by its codename Togari, the device features a 6.4" monstrous screen and a Snapdragon 800 chipset, which is the fastest ARM chip put in a smartphone to date. The Sony Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony announces Xperia SP M35t and Xperia C S39h for China

Sony announces Xperia SP M35t and Xperia C S39h for China

25 June, 2013 | comments (34)

Just announced in Shanghai alongside the Xperia Z Ultra is the Xperia SP M35t, a TD-LTE-enabled variant of the Xperia SP for the Chinese market, and the Xperia C S39h, a dual-SIM qHD 5-incher, which is also Sony's first mobile powered by a quad-core...

Tags: Sony, Android, LTE


Three UK confirms it will carry Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Three UK confirms it will carry Sony Xperia Z Ultra

25 June, 2013 | comments (26)

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is coming to United Kingdom carrier Three soon. Sony's top tier offering will support Three's Ultrafast network so if you're a customer and live in an area that supports it, you could get the Xperia Z Ultra with fast LTE in...

Tags: Sony, Android, LTE


Sony announces the IP57-certified SmartWatch 2 with NFC

Sony announces the IP57-certified SmartWatch 2 with NFC

25 June, 2013 | comments (59)

Along with the Xperia Z Ultra phablet, Sony today officially announced the SmartWatch 2, its third-gen watch accessory that pairs with your Android smartphone. The new SmartWatch 2 sports a new design inspired by the Xperia Z and even sports...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony updates the Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2 with an OTA update

Sony updates the Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2 with an OTA update

25 June, 2013 | comments (163)

Being hardly a coincidence, minutes before its Sony Xperia ZU launch event, Sony launched Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean over-the-air update for the Xperia Z. The update is now available for the LTE version of the Xperia Z (C6603) in Spain and...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple iOS 7 beta 2 now seeding to developers and beta users

Apple iOS 7 beta 2 now seeding to developers and beta users

24 June, 2013 | comments (91)

The offical changelog of the latest release of Apple's upcoming iOS doesn't say much about what has changed under the hood. Visually, we didn't spot anything different but performance-wise iOS 7 definitely feels snappier now. Still, we noticed...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia ZU images show how big it is, using a pencil as a stylus

Sony Xperia ZU images show how big it is, using a pencil as a stylus

24 June, 2013 | comments (119)

A tipster just dropped off two images of the Sony Xperia ZU (codename Togari) in our inbox. One is an official-looking promo image that shows someone using a pencil to operate the ZU, while the second image is a photo that reveals just how big...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Refreshed Sony Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 coming up?

Refreshed Sony Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 coming up?

24 June, 2013 | comments (54)

The Sony Xperia Z with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset exists and is actively been tested by the company, according to Eldar Murtazin, who claims he has seen and played with the device himself. Murtazin, who has a somewhat mixed success...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung joint venture to promote carbon fiber, maybe in phones too

Samsung joint venture to promote carbon fiber, maybe in phones too

24 June, 2013 | comments (85)

There was murmurs that Samsung is looking into alternative materials when the HTC One garnered so much praise for its aluminum unibody. However, the South Koreans may have had a completely different material in mind carbon fiber. Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


Nokia Asha 501 goes on sale in select Asian countries

Nokia Asha 501 goes on sale in select Asian countries

24 June, 2013 | comments (58)

Nokia has announced that the Asha 501 is now shipping in select Asian markets. The phone is now on sale in Thailand and Pakistan and will be releasing in India shortly. The phone will eventually go on sale in other parts of the world, including...

Tags: Nokia, Asha, Touch UI


Limited Edition Vertu Ti Colors goes on sale in red and blue

Limited Edition Vertu Ti Colors goes on sale in red and blue

23 June, 2013 | comments (64)

Vertu has announced a new special edition of the already special Vertu Ti handset. Called the Vertu Ti Color (surely they could have afforded to come up with a more creative name), the limited edition handset will be available in two colors, Sunset...


Alleged LG Optimus G2 screenshots show onscreen keys

Alleged LG Optimus G2 screenshots show onscreen keys

23 June, 2013 | comments (62)

A trio of leaked screenshots that allegedly come from the LG Optimus G2 have appeared revealing a bit of what LG has been cooking for its upcoming Android flagship smartphone. The images in question show that the company hasn't altered the look...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors