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Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on pre-order for 700

Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on pre-order for 700

24 October, 2013 | comments (240)

The Nokia Lumia 1520, the flagship Windows Phone 8 phablet, has officially gone on pre-order in Europe. Italian etailer (and Nokia premium partner) NStore.it is taking 100 deposits if you're interested. The final price will be 700 (that's...


Things looking up as LG ships 12 million smartphones in Q3

Things looking up as LG ships 12 million smartphones in Q3

24 October, 2013 | comments (54)

After getting eclipsed by its Korean counterpart Samsung for the past few years, LG is finally becoming relevant again after it posted a 217.8 billion won ($196.34 million) operating profit in Q3 of this year. This is a 27% increase over the same...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

23 October, 2013 | comments (67)

BlackBerry has just announced the rollout schedule of the OS 10.2 firmware update. BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 and Q5 are the devices eligible for upgrade, while the Z30 is running on 10.2 out of box. The BlackBerry 10.2 update brings a new Priority...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 selling far better than expected

Samsung Galaxy S4 selling far better than expected

23 October, 2013 | comments (189)

Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin has smashed the rumors of poor Galaxy S4 sales by revealing the actual sales figures for the flagship. Speaking to Korean media, Shin said more than 40 million Samsung Galaxy S4 phones have been sold. This puts...

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Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

23 October, 2013 | comments (64)

Sony is rumored to schedule an event for November 12. According to tipster from Chinese social media, the event will be held in Shanghai and will see the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S as well as a device codenamed Xperia Taichi. An...

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Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

Samsung details Galaxy S4 mini US availability

23 October, 2013 | comments (5)

Samsung US announced today the US availability details of the Galaxy S4 mini smartphone. The Galaxy S4 smaller sibling will become available through lots of carriers at the beginning of November. The carriers to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini...


Japan Display unveils 12.1

Japan Display unveils 12.1" 4K tablet display

23 October, 2013 | comments (48)

Today Japan Display introduced the world's first 12.1-inch 4K display. Even stretched over 12 inches the 3840x2160 pixel resolution results in the great 365ppi pixel density. The new display unit measures 273.7 x 164.6 x 1.96mm and offers viewing...

Tags: Misc


LG G Flex leaks on video, more photos

LG G Flex leaks on video, more photos

23 October, 2013 | comments (72)

Following the LG G Flex leaked renders last week, now the curved-screen smartphone has been shown in a talk show over at the Argentinian TV station Telefe. Journalist Federico Ini has leaked additional live photos of the G Flex for everyone to...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb

LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb

23 October, 2013 | comments (35)

Firefox OS could be considered still in its infancy but as bigger OEMs hop on the train it could gain traction faster than expected. LG is the first major manufacture to premiere a Firefox OS handset of its own. The LG Fireweb is the...

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Samsung to acquire shares in Corning

Samsung to acquire shares in Corning

23 October, 2013 | comments (27)

Early last year display maker Samsung and rugged glass maker Corning announced a joint venture called Samsung Corning Precision Materials (SCP). Now, less than two years later, the two companies are growing even closer. The end result of a...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone Olympic Phone

Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone Olympic Phone

23 October, 2013 | comments (63)

Samsung, the official partner of the Olympic games, has announced a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games "the most wireless, seamless and paperless Olympic Games ever". As...

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T-Mobile will offer new iPad users 200MB of free data per month

T-Mobile will offer new iPad users 200MB of free data per month

22 October, 2013 | comments (26)

The pricing of the cellular data plans for the freshly announced Apple iPad duo is out in the United States and, after a quick glance, it appears that T-Mobile is shaping up as a really attractive option. The Big Magenta will be offering 200MB of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple now seeding iOS 7.0.3 update with lots of bugfixes

Apple now seeding iOS 7.0.3 update with lots of bugfixes

22 October, 2013 | comments (107)

Apple has just launched the iOS 7.0.3 update for all supported iDevices. The release is rather rich in bug fixes but it also brings a few new features. As for the bugfixes, the most important ones include fixing some iMessage activation...

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Apple iPad mini 2 and iPad Air go official

Apple iPad mini 2 and iPad Air go official

22 October, 2013 | comments (103)

The wraps are off, the new Apple tablets are official. Say hello to the new 9.7" model, iPad Air (not 5), and the new 7.9" model, the iPad mini 2. The big news, of course, is that the mini model now has a Retina display. Apple iPad mini 2 The...

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Snapdragon 800 Samsung Galaxy S4 hits Europe

Snapdragon 800 Samsung Galaxy S4 hits Europe

22 October, 2013 | comments (54)

Europeans don't need to envy SK Telecom users any more the Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 with LTE+ (a.k.a. LTE-Advanced) has arrived on the Old Continent (with no fuss or fanfare - just a single press release for...

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Micromax Canvas Magnus and Canvas Turbo leak

Micromax Canvas Magnus and Canvas Turbo leak

22 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Micromax, a company popular for the excellent value for money its Android smartphones delivers, is preparing to launch two new smartphones - the Canvas Turbo and the Canvas Magnus. Both phones have their specs leaked today hinting at imminent...


AT&T to get the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 in the US

AT&T to get the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 in the US

22 October, 2013 | comments (25)

Nokia just finished announcing its new range of Asha and Lumia devices. But if you're in the US, you might be curious as to when you will be able to get your hands on them. AT&T has announced that they will be selling the Lumia 1520...


Nokia unveils Lumia 1320 - a mid-range phablet

Nokia unveils Lumia 1320 - a mid-range phablet

22 October, 2013 | comments (90)

Nokia Lumia 1320 has been just announced at Nokia World. It's another 6.0-inch phablet, this time around with a 720p IPS ClearBlack display and powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Krait processor. The Nokia Lumia 1320 is LTE-enabled and comes with...


Nokia announces the Lumia 1520 at Nokia World 2013

Nokia announces the Lumia 1520 at Nokia World 2013

22 October, 2013 | comments (379)

Just as rumored, the centerpiece of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6-inch 1080p screen. On the back you get a 20 MP PureView camera with OIS, while its beating heart on the inside is a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor (the first to be integrated...


Nokia unveils new Asha lineup in Abu Dhabi

Nokia unveils new Asha lineup in Abu Dhabi

22 October, 2013 | comments (61)

The latest members of the Asha lineup for emerging markets from Nokia have been announced, the Asha 500, Asha 502, and the 3G-powered Asha 503. The successors to the Asha 501, all three devices will come with an additional "ice layer" on...

Tags: Nokia, Asha