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Windows Phone crosses the 50,000 app submission mark

Windows Phone crosses the 50,000 app submission mark

29 December, 2011 | comments (48)

Microsoft may not be making much progress in terms of device sales at the moment but they seem to be doing quite well when it comes to apps. According to All About Windows Phone, the Windows Phone Marketplace has just crossed the 50,000 app...


Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

28 December, 2011 | comments (112)

The Argentinian government has banned the import and sales of Apple's iPhone and all BlackBerry smartphones, among others. The ban also extends over all foreign-made phones, but it seems Apple and RIM among the few of the major phone makers who...


Leaked roadmap says WP Tango coming in Q2 2012, Apollo in Q4

Leaked roadmap says WP Tango coming in Q2 2012, Apollo in Q4

28 December, 2011 | comments (40)

A leaked roadmap offers new info on the release schedule for Windows Phone updates, which doesn’t quite line up with the info we heard about a week ago. Plus, it's a leaked schedule, so take it with a pinch of salt. The roadmap has the Tango...


Samsung Galaxy S to get a Value pack update instead of ICS

Samsung Galaxy S to get a Value pack update instead of ICS

28 December, 2011 | comments (250)

Despite Samsung's recent announcement that it is to reconsider its decision about the Galaxy S ICS update, it appears that the former flagship won't get an official taste of the latest Android ROM. According to the latest rumor the Samsung I9000...


Samsung aims to ship 374M phones in 2012, to rival Nokia

Samsung aims to ship 374M phones in 2012, to rival Nokia

28 December, 2011 | comments (110)

Samsung had an excellent year in term of phone sales in 2011, and it hopes to replicate its success in 2012. According to Korea Economic Daily the company expects to see a growth in total sales by as much as 15%. This means that the Koreans hope...

Tags: Samsung, Nokia


Redesigned next-generation iPhone to launch next year in fall

Redesigned next-generation iPhone to launch next year in fall

28 December, 2011 | comments (150)

It was just a couple of months ago that the iPhone 4S was launched and the rumors for the next iPhone have already started crawling out of the woodwork. This newest one is courtesy BGR, who reports that they have heard from a close source that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


LG Prada 3.0 is now available in Korea, will hit Europe in January

LG Prada 3.0 is now available in Korea, will hit Europe in January

28 December, 2011 | comments (17)

LG is surely not wasting time in bringing its latest Prada 3.0 Android smartphone to the market. The device is already available for purchase in Korea - only two weeks after its official announcement. The smartphone will become available in...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Meizu MX will reportedly enter the quad-core realm in May 2012

Meizu MX will reportedly enter the quad-core realm in May 2012

27 December, 2011 | comments (35)

In our review of the Meizu MX from last week, we found the smartphone to be one of the most capable dual-core offerings on the market today. It appears however, that the Chinese company behind this peculiar smartphone has grander plans for its...


Samsung to rethink plans for ICS on Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

Samsung to rethink plans for ICS on Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

27 December, 2011 | comments (151)

Last week, Samsung announced that the good ol' Galaxy S and P1000 Galaxy Tab 7.0 won't be eligible to get in line for some tasty, official Ice Cream Sandwich update. As a result, a lot of people were infuriated and wrote Sammy how they really felt...


Alcatel presents Blaze Duo - an affordable dual-SIM Android

Alcatel presents Blaze Duo - an affordable dual-SIM Android

27 December, 2011 | comments (54)

We don't hear Alcatel's name that much often anymore, but they're still around and they have nice entry-level Android offerings, like the new Alcatel Blaze Duo OT-918N. As the name suggests, it's a dual-SIM, dual-standby device. The phone has a...


Exclusive: ZTE and FashionTV present the FTV Phone

Exclusive: ZTE and FashionTV present the FTV Phone

27 December, 2011 | comments (12)

Another fashion smartphone is on the way - the ZTE FTV Phone. This one is a rebranded ZTE Blade, most of you should also know it as Orange San Francisco. The Blade FashionTV Phone features exactly the same specs as the original, but runs on...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Nokia 801T gets unveiled in China, sports a TV antenna

Nokia 801T gets unveiled in China, sports a TV antenna

26 December, 2011 | comments (61)

Quite frankly, our first thought when we saw the freshly announced Nokia 801T was that we are looking at a skillfully made Chinese clone. The above thought did not go to rest until we saw the device featured in Nokia's official Chinese...


LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

LG reveals Android Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

26 December, 2011 | comments (113)

LG promised us an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for their phones released this year and they plan to keep that promise. To assert this, they have just announced a release schedule for the Ice Cream Sandwich update. The updates will start rolling...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


A Windows Phone running LG Fantasy leaks out

A Windows Phone running LG Fantasy leaks out

24 December, 2011 | comments (18)

LG has been quiet on the Windows Phone front this year. The only entry we've seen from the Korean giant was the LG Jil Sander Mobile. The latter is hardly a new product as it is entirely based on the Optimus 7 from a year ago. It appears however,...


Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

Merry Christmas to you all from the GSMArena team

24 December, 2011 | comments (508)

Christmas is one of the greatest holidays of the year and we'd like to use the occasion to send you our big Thank You for sticking around with us and sharing our passion for high-tech toys for yet another year. We really hope these holidays...

Tags: Misc


Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

24 December, 2011 | comments (39)

At first glimpse, we weren't sure what to make of the strange metal-clad QWERTY bar, bestowed with the all-important BlackBerry logo atop its display. We at first, speculated its legitimacy, whether it was ushering in a new design language for the...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


Is this the Nokia Lumia 900 first official picture?

Is this the Nokia Lumia 900 first official picture?

23 December, 2011 | comments (149)

When we first saw this picture of a Nokia WP-running smartphone a few hours ago we thought it was depicting some new color version of the Nokia Lumia 800. A closer inspection and a few helpful tips later and we know that we are looking at a...


Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos with dual-network support pops up

Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos with dual-network support pops up

23 December, 2011 | comments (82)

It appears that Samsung has quietly released a new member of their Galaxy S II family. The Samsung I929 Galaxy S II Duos is the China telecom version of the extremely popular smartphone and is the first Galaxy S II device to come with both CDMA2000...


Nokia Lumia 800 new color versions coming up supposedly

Nokia Lumia 800 new color versions coming up supposedly

23 December, 2011 | comments (48)

The Nokia Lumia 800 might be just about to get a few new color versions. Nokia France confirmed in an interview with MonWindowsPhone.com that they are now considering the new colors that will be added to the range. And while nothing has been...


Samsung explains why Galaxy S and Tab 7.0 won't get Android ICS

Samsung explains why Galaxy S and Tab 7.0 won't get Android ICS

23 December, 2011 | comments (216)

When Samsung announced the list of phones and tablets to get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update, there were many questions of why certain models didn't make the cut. The original Galaxy S for one was quite a surprise, since the nearly identical...