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Galaxy S Gingerbread update imminent, coming in weeks time

Galaxy S Gingerbread update imminent, coming in weeks time

06 April, 2011 | comments (29)

We know the Galaxy S is getting the official 2.3 version of Android (Gingerbread) some time this month. But the UK operator Three has confirmed the update for its customers is coming in the next two weeks. That's great news for Galaxy S...


New WebOS HP touch bar and Verizon Pre 3 shot in the wild

New WebOS HP touch bar and Verizon Pre 3 shot in the wild

06 April, 2011 | comments (6)

Two new things have just escaped the HP camp - an unannounced HP touch-only phone running on webOS and the HP Pre 3 running on Verizon's network. The unnanounced webOS phone As you can see from the picture, the mysterious new HP phone looks...

Tags: HP, webOS, Touch UI, Rumors


Nokia E7 shipping in the US, available for $649 from Amazon

Nokia E7 shipping in the US, available for $649 from Amazon

06 April, 2011 | comments (50)

The wait is over - if you were waiting for the Nokia E7 to start shipping in the US that is. It's available for a shade under the pre-order price of $679 (SIM unlocked, no contract). Hope you like the gray one though as that's the only color version...


Samsung Galaxy S II launch pushed back to late April or May

Samsung Galaxy S II launch pushed back to late April or May

06 April, 2011 | comments (72)

Initially there were signs that we might get to see the Samsung latest Android flagship - I9100 Galaxy S II hit the shelves in the first quarter of the year, but apparently that didn't happen. The latest information on the matter suggests that the...


Nokia schedules a Symbian event for 12 April, gets even with HTC

Nokia schedules a Symbian event for 12 April, gets even with HTC

05 April, 2011 | comments (91)

Nokia is holding an event dedicated to Symbian smartphone on 12 April. Inviting the press to go and "discover what's new with Symbian smartphones" the Finnish company will most likely announce a new addition to its smartphone lineup. Or at least...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo hitting the UK on 19 April, 360 pounds

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo hitting the UK on 19 April, 360 pounds

05 April, 2011 | comments (34)

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo is on its way to British retailer Clove and it will take a couple of weeks to get there. The Gingerbread running droid is pretty close specs-wise to the Arc flagship, but with a bit less extravagance and with a price tag...


Blackberry Bold Touch 9930 video tutorials reveal the new BB OS 6.1

Blackberry Bold Touch 9930 video tutorials reveal the new BB OS 6.1

05 April, 2011 | comments (21)

Video demos of version 6.1, the next iteration of the Blackberry OS, surfaced online and by the looks of it... it's much like ver 6.0. The videos also show the not yet announced Blackberry Bold Touch 9930. The phone featured in the videos is no less...


Nokia is going to launch 40 phones this year

Nokia is going to launch 40 phones this year

04 April, 2011 | comments (241)

Nokia plans on launching 40 new handsets this year, including at least 12 smartphones. The news comes directly from the Vice President and Marketing Director of Nokia India. The VP said we can expect some big announcement after mid-April. The...


Android in March 2011: Froyo and Gingerbread shares are on the rise

Android in March 2011: Froyo and Gingerbread shares are on the rise

04 April, 2011 | comments (40)

Google has just updated the Android platform version distribution charts. Just as expected Froyo and Gingerbread market shares continue to climb, while Honeycomb is still unable to make an impact. The outdated Eclair, Donut and Cupcake continue on...


XPERIA X10 mini pro successor leaks again, codenamed Mango

XPERIA X10 mini pro successor leaks again, codenamed Mango

04 April, 2011 | comments (41)

The successor to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini pro reminds us again of its existence through another leak. The diminutive QWERTY-side slider refreshes the specs of the original with new software, bigger screen and more powerful internals. We...


Samsung Galaxy Neo announced, headed to Korea

Samsung Galaxy Neo announced, headed to Korea

03 April, 2011 | comments (63)

Samsung just announced another member of the Galaxy Android-running lineup. The Galaxy Neo will be a Korea-only smartphone that belongs to the upper midrange segment. The Samsung Galaxy Neo exterior is identical to the Galaxy Ace, but for the...


Photos of Symbian^3-running Nokia T7-00 leak, some specs too

Photos of Symbian^3-running Nokia T7-00 leak, some specs too

03 April, 2011 | comments (121)

Live photos of the unannounced Nokia T7-00 just surfaced in China. Apparently the Symbian^3 smartphone will be a slightly trimmed-down version of the Nokia N8 flagship, dropping the 12 megapixel shooter, but retaining the sleek aluminium unibody...


Sony to manufacture iPhone 5 camera, 8MP all but certain

Sony to manufacture iPhone 5 camera, 8MP all but certain

03 April, 2011 | comments (121)

There has been a lot of speculation about the iPhone 5 but the camera department has rarely been mentioned. Well now we know its manufacturer and resolution. Previously there was just those vague rumors that Apple is considering changing their...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


BlackBerry Touch Monaco leaks in live pictures

BlackBerry Touch Monaco leaks in live pictures

01 April, 2011 | comments (48)

BlackBerry Touch Monaco, also known as Monza, has leaked again and this time we get live photos. The smartphone is said to run on the BlackBerry OS 6.1 and tie closely to your BlackBerry ID. The Monaco and Monza monikers actually mark two...


Crowds gather as preorders start for the Genesis tablet

Crowds gather as preorders start for the Genesis tablet

01 April, 2011 | comments (279)

We've got some exciting news for you. We'll be taking the first steps in a new adventure that will bring an innovative new product to the market. A tablet, to be more precise. Yup, this should change everything. Again. The Genesis tablet is a...

Tags: GSMArena, Misc


XPERIA Play hits the world, has your games backed up

XPERIA Play hits the world, has your games backed up

01 April, 2011 | comments (46)

Today's the day that the XPERIA Play hits the world in many markets - UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. With a number of optimized games and Playstation 1 games included in the...


EU Commission starts a Euro Phone project, calls for tenders

EU Commission starts a Euro Phone project, calls for tenders

01 April, 2011 | comments (27)

It should be clear by now that this article, outlived in a day, was a mere April's Fools Day joke. We're hoping you saw the funny side of it. The European Commission is all about the community it represents. Its latest project aims to give the...

Tags: Misc, Rumors


Nokia wins patent lawsuit, halts iPhone 4 sales in the US

Nokia wins patent lawsuit, halts iPhone 4 sales in the US

01 April, 2011 | comments (270)

It should be clear by now that this article, outlived in a day, was a mere April's Fools Day joke. We're hoping you saw the funny side of it. Nokia scored a huge point against Apple in their ongoing court battles. The US International Trade...

Tags: Nokia, Apple, Misc


How do you use your phone? We are determined to find out

How do you use your phone? We are determined to find out

31 March, 2011 | comments (331)

A large part of our job as phone reviewers involves judging of whether a particular compromise made by the designers is beneficial to the handset's target audience or not. To do this properly we rely on our experience as well as on all the feedback...

Tags: Misc


XPERIA Play delay confirmed for even more UK retailers

XPERIA Play delay confirmed for even more UK retailers

31 March, 2011 | comments (19)

blockquote p { font: italic normal 13px/17px Arial; color: #474747; } blockquote { border-left: 3px solid #ddd; padding: 0 0 0 15px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 9px; } Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play was supposed to launch...