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CES 2012 is over, find the highlights inside

CES 2012 is over, find the highlights inside

13 January, 2012 | comments (32)

The tech mirage in the middle of the desert is over with the end of CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This was our first time visiting the Consumer Electronics Show and, boy, did it treat us well. Sadly, it's time to leave and head back home. Before that...

Tags: CES 2012, Misc


LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

13 January, 2012 | comments (5)

Looks like dad's letting the kids get more toys this year, as Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, is getting the LG Marquee in the coming weeks. The LG Optimus Black clone, which was already available from Sprint on a two-year contract, is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus show up in all white

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus show up in all white

13 January, 2012 | comments (29)

White versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus emerged in Vietnam. Okay, there have been white versions around for a while, but these new ones are all white. The currently available Black and White versions differ only...


China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

13 January, 2012 | comments (93)

The much-anticipated release of the iPhone 4S in China stumbled out of the gate in Beijing, after unruly crowds kept the store closed on release day. Apple’s main store in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, the first of its kind to open in the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

13 January, 2012 | comments (38)

It seems Google was tired of seeing all the ugly Android apps on their brand new Ice Cream Sandwich OS. And they ought to; Ice Cream Sandwich is a beautiful product on its own but when you launch a third-part app that does not follow the same design...


LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft

LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft

12 January, 2012 | comments (66)

LG is the latest major Android manufacturer to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft, agreeing to pay royalties to the software giant. That leaves Motorola as the only one of the Google OS big players that hasn't got a similar deal. The deal...


Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus

12 January, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung has redesigned their Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to sidestep the European courts' ban on its shipment in Germany. Earlier the court ordered that the Galaxy Tab lineup design is too close to that of the Apple iPad and banned their sales, so...


Nokia expected to sell 37 million Windows Phones in 2012

Nokia expected to sell 37 million Windows Phones in 2012

12 January, 2012 | comments (186)

According to analyst company Morgan Stanley, this year is going to be a very successful one for Nokia and its WP smartphones. The Finns made a rapid change an effort changing their focus and direction and now is the fruits of their hard work are...


PR1.2 update spotted on Nokia N9, to bring video calls and folders

PR1.2 update spotted on Nokia N9, to bring video calls and folders

12 January, 2012 | comments (66)

Sometimes you're just lucky - like this guy who found out his Nokia N9 is already running the upcoming PR1.2 update. The changelog for the update promises video calling support, app folders, improvements for the camera and gallery (we've already...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Imagination Technologies' next-gen PowerVR GPUs surface

Imagination Technologies' next-gen PowerVR GPUs surface

11 January, 2012 | comments (48)

Imagination Technologies are responsible for the graphical hardware underneath a host of well known smartphones including the likes of the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nokia N9 to name but a few. So when they announce their next...

Tags: Misc


Kodak to sue HTC and Apple over claims of patent infringement

Kodak to sue HTC and Apple over claims of patent infringement

11 January, 2012 | comments (42)

Kodak's legal team have turned their guns on two huge names in the mobile world, HTC and Apple. The two companies have allegedly committed infringement on a number of Kodak-owned patents and the issues in question affect a vast number of both...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Misc


16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom

16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom

11 January, 2012 | comments (80)

Hey, look - it's Big Foot! No, it's just the Altek Leo, a creature that appears occasionally, the local newspaper writes about it and then disappears for another year. This time there's a big name attached to it at least, so maybe this time it will...


T-Mobile and Samsung introduce Galaxy S Blaze 4G

T-Mobile and Samsung introduce Galaxy S Blaze 4G

11 January, 2012 | comments (21)

T-Mobile and Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S Blaze 4G with a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, Super AMOLED first generation display and HSPA+ 42 Mbps downlink speeds. Known specs are pretty scarce at the moment but it...


Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

11 January, 2012 | comments (50)

Intel has been trying to get into the smartphone segment for a long time now but they have finally managed to do it with the Lenovo K800, which will be the first smartphone to hit the market running on Intel's 32nm Medfield platform. The...


Consumer Electronics Show 2012 as it unfolds

Consumer Electronics Show 2012 as it unfolds

FEATURED | comments (25)

The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is going in full swing and you'd be forgiven if you got lost in the flurry of announcements. That's why we prepared this list of all the new announcements that took place, along with our coverage, neatly organized...

Tags: CES 2012


Samsung  expects to rob Nokia of top maker title this year

Samsung expects to rob Nokia of top maker title this year

10 January, 2012 | comments (152)

The time of Nokia's unquestionable reign in the mobile phone market is drawing to a close it seems, as the Finns lost the smartphone shipment race last year. Samsung are reportedly gunning for the top, confident they can outsell Nokia in all...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung, Misc


Sony Xperia s coming to Three, O2 and Phones4U in the UK

Sony Xperia s coming to Three, O2 and Phones4U in the UK

10 January, 2012 | comments (20)

The Sony Xperia s is arriving in the UK in March and so far we know that Three UK and O2 will be the ones to carry the device. The white version of the Xperia s is said to be a Phones4U exclusive on the isles. It seems the war for first dibs is...


Sony reveals the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan

Sony reveals the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan

10 January, 2012 | comments (66)

Along with the global Xperia S and the AT&T-bound Xperia ion, Sony revealed two more Android smartphones tailored for the Japanese market. The phones in question are Sony Xperia NX SO-02D and Xperia acro HD SO-03D. The Xperia NX and the acro...


Fujitsu showcases quad-core Tegra 3 smartphone at CES

Fujitsu showcases quad-core Tegra 3 smartphone at CES

10 January, 2012 | comments (38)

Unlike what we thought before, Fujitsu didn't just have the ultra thin Arrows F-078 and the ES IS12F to display at the CES. In fact they had something really special to show us. A quad-core Android smartphone running on Ice Cream Sandwich....


LTE-packing Nokia Lumia 900 is finally official, exclusive to AT&T

LTE-packing Nokia Lumia 900 is finally official, exclusive to AT&T

09 January, 2012 | comments (101)

Just as expected, Nokia used their CES 2012 press conference to announce their latest Windows Phone smartphone – the Nokia Lumia 900. Coming with LTE connectivity and a 4.3” ClearBlack AMOLED, the Lumia 900 is going to be an AT&T exclusive at...