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HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

07 December, 2012 | comments (129)

HTC has officially unveiled the Butterfly, which is the GSM variant of the J Butterfly released in Japan two months ago. The smartphone previously leaked as Deluxe DLX is going to become the new HTC flagship. For those who are not aware, the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

06 December, 2012 | comments (33)

T-Mobile US just took a major step in becoming more competitive. The carrier announced that it will officially carry Apple products beginning in 2013. The Big Magenta delivered the important news in a rather stealthy fashion. The...

Tags: Apple


Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

06 December, 2012 | comments (327)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV is making the headlines again with new rumors hinting at a possible April 2013 announcement date. In addition, Reuters is reporting some gossip about an unbreakable display that the flagship will be featuring....


HTC November sales reverse downward trend, up 23%

HTC November sales reverse downward trend, up 23%

06 December, 2012 | comments (49)

HTC just revealed its November revenues numbers, which show the company has halted its 4 month decline. That's hardly surprising, though, as HTC released its first two the Windows Phone 8-running smartphones that month - HTC 8X and HTC...


Nokia Lumia 505 teased ahead of launch in Mexico

Nokia Lumia 505 teased ahead of launch in Mexico

05 December, 2012 | comments (42)

The Mexican retailer Guerrero Móvil teased an upcoming Nokia smartphone, called Nokia Lumia 505. It will be exclusive (at least initially) to the network of local carrier Telcel and should become the cheapest Nokia WP device to date. The...


Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

05 December, 2012 | comments (280)

Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III. The update brings the new Multi-View multitasking interface, system apps, controls, settings and more. Samsung has just started seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy...


Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, brings WP8 on the cheap

Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, brings WP8 on the cheap

05 December, 2012 | comments (241)

Nokia has just introduced a new member of its Lumia family of WP8 smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 620 runs on the latest edition of the Microsoft mobile platform and hopes to impress you with a distinct youthful design, S4 Snapdragon chipset and an...


Qualcomm announces two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets for China

Qualcomm announces two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets for China

05 December, 2012 | comments (9)

Qualcomm announced two new Snapdragon S4 chipsets, which are optimized for the Chinese market. Both feature a quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU and a transceiver that supports Chinese wireless networks. The new Snapdragon S4 chipsets are called...

Tags: Qualcomm, Misc


Oppo Find 5 full spec sheet and price revealed

Oppo Find 5 full spec sheet and price revealed

05 December, 2012 | comments (59)

The Oppo Find 5 has been making waves recently with rumors of a 5-inch 1080p display powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor. Those rumors have since been confirmed by Oppo, as well as the contract-free price of $499.00. The...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Nokia launches Lumia 920T for China Mobile

Nokia launches Lumia 920T for China Mobile

05 December, 2012 | comments (23)

The Nokia Lumia 920T is, reportedly, the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone to reach China and that's a thing to take pride in. But with a customer base of over 700 million, China Mobile is also the world's biggest carrier so the launch of the Lumia...


Sony announces the Xperia E and Xperia E dual, coming Q1 2013

Sony announces the Xperia E and Xperia E dual, coming Q1 2013

05 December, 2012 | comments (54)

Leaked a while ago, the Sony Xperia E and Sony Xperia E dual just got their official announcement. The Sony Xperia E duo consists of two affordable smartphones with a 3.5-inch displays of HVGA resolution and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon...


IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

05 December, 2012 | comments (65)

The marketing intelligence and analysis company IDC has revisited its smartphone market predictions for the following four years. It's become quite a tradition for IDC to post different numbers in each report, which serves to show just how...


Android 4.1 headed to DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD

Android 4.1 headed to DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD

04 December, 2012 | comments (24)

After the junior member of the new DROID lineup, the DROID RAZR M, received the Jelly Bean update almost a full month ago, it was with ever-growing anxiety that we all waited for similar updates to come to its elder brothers, the DROID RAZR HD and...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Nokia sells its HQ in Finland, to stay there on a lease

Nokia sells its HQ in Finland, to stay there on a lease

04 December, 2012 | comments (383)

Nokia's financials aren't what you'd call great lately, and as a result the company is selling its headquarters building in Espoo, Finland for €170 million. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the year, but the company has no...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Jelly Bean update now available on AT&T Galaxy S III

Jelly Bean update now available on AT&T Galaxy S III

04 December, 2012 | comments (27)

AT&T owners of the Galaxy S III, rejoice! The wait is finally over - the Jelly Bean update for your favorite droid is now available. Unfortunately, there is no over-the-air option for now, and you will have to use Kies to get the update. Just...


 Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth

Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth

04 December, 2012 | comments (40)

The Android distribution statistics for November just arrived, showing an over two-fold increase in the Jelly Bean market share. Version 4.1 Jelly Bean is now on 5.9% of the Android devices from 2.7% last month, while the recently released...


Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

03 December, 2012 | comments (156)

For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current...


Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

03 December, 2012 | comments (113)

Apple is expanding the iPhone 5 availability to 55 new countries this month. On December 7 the Apple's thinnest and lightest is coming to the Samsung's homeland - South Korea. A week later, on December 14, the iPhone 5 will land in 33 more...


9 out of 10 smartphones sold in China are powered by Android

9 out of 10 smartphones sold in China are powered by Android

03 December, 2012 | comments (57)

China is a very important market for smartphone makers and mobile software developers with its vast cellphone user base. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reported that there are nearly 1.1 billion cellphone subscribers as of...


Sony to announce Jelly Bean update schedule in mid-December

Sony to announce Jelly Bean update schedule in mid-December

03 December, 2012 | comments (102)

Sony has used its official Twitter account about to shed some light on the upcoming Jelly Bean updates for its smartphone lineup. The company revealed that it will be announcing the detailed schedule in...