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Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

Nokia PureView 808 headed to Mexico soon

08 May, 2012 | comments (134)

Nokia has just overruled its plans to exclude North America from the PureView 808 markets. Mexico is getting the camera/smart phone hybrid in a few weeks, probably in the end of May or the beginning of June. The confirmation comes straight...


Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

Kyocera shows tough Hydro and QWERTY-packing Rise ICS droids

08 May, 2012 | comments (26)

Kyocera (who you might remember from the dual-screened Echo) has come up with a pair of tough Androids - the Hydro and the Rise. Both are CDMA phones and run Google's latest, Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The Kyocera Hydro is a standard slab...


Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

Is this the Sony LT29i Hayabusa first photo?

08 May, 2012 | comments (57)

Sony’s LT29i codenamed Hayabusa just can’t wait for its official announcement. Its first leak was back in January - targeted launch and price. Then in April we got some leaked camera shots taken with the Hayabusa. Today we finally got to see what...


Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

Developer device running Tizen OS gets hands-on treatment

08 May, 2012 | comments (84)

We have been hearing about Tizen for quite a while now but The Handheld Blog has gotten some hands-on time with a developer unit running the OS. At first glance Tizen looks quite familiar to the TouchWiz implementation on Android but there...


Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

08 May, 2012 | comments (75)

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is just a minor update that focuses on bug fixing rather than adding any new features. The following is the official changelog for the new update. As you can tell from...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

Nielsen release US mobile market statistics for Q1 2012

07 May, 2012 | comments (49)

U.S. smartphone ownership has passed the halfway point, with 50.4% of mobile users now owning smart devices, up from 47.8% in 2011. While the Android OS is found on almost half of all smartphone devices, it's Apple who are the number one handset...


AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

AT&T announces Samsung Focus 2 - LTE-enabled WP7 on the cheap

07 May, 2012 | comments (44)

AT&T just unveiled the Samsung Focus 2, which you might recognize as the mysterious Samsung Mandel that leaked a few days ago. The Focus 2 is Samsung's first LTE-enabled WP smartphone and the third one on AT&T's network (AT&T is quick to brag that...


HTC and Verizon announce DROID Incredible 4G LTE

HTC and Verizon announce DROID Incredible 4G LTE

07 May, 2012 | comments (10)

Verizon and HTC just unveiled the new DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone. The ICS droid is yet another high-end device to join Verizon’s LTE gang. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE packs a 4-inch qHD S-LCD screen and is built around a Qualcomm...


HTC sales bounce up in April, but still can't reach 2011 levels

HTC sales bounce up in April, but still can't reach 2011 levels

07 May, 2012 | comments (38)

The HTC sales numbers for April are in and the company might have finally turned the corner. After more than half a year of less than stellar market performance, the company sales are finally on a rise in April. HTC reported consolidated sales of...

Tags: HTC


Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

07 May, 2012 | comments (41)

Hong Kong and Taiwan are the first to get the Xperia U and Xperia sola, the first two Sony dual-core mid-range droids. The Xperia U got pushed back from the original May 7 launch date in the UK, but whatever the issues that caused it were, they...


Nokia PureView 808 enters FCC, gives US tiny hope

Nokia PureView 808 enters FCC, gives US tiny hope

06 May, 2012 | comments (171)

Back in March we learned Nokia PureView 808 won’t be coming to North America – understandable, given Nokia’s decision to pull off Symbian smartphones from this market. Since the N9 skipped the NA market, we had no reason to expect the Finns to...


HTC talks the One X bootloader, blames AT&T

HTC talks the One X bootloader, blames AT&T

06 May, 2012 | comments (23)

Today AT&T is launching its version of of the LTE-equipped One X (internationally known as One XL). But those users hoping to unlock the bootloader will be disappointed – the smartphone isn't supported by the HTC bootloader unlocking program. HTC...


Motorola RAZR gets Android 4.0.4 ICS update in Greece

Motorola RAZR gets Android 4.0.4 ICS update in Greece

05 May, 2012 | comments (37)

According to Motorola's Ice Cream Sandwich software update schedule, the GSM version of the RAZR is bound to get the desired Android update package any moment now. But as it happens, one happy RAZR owner in Greece got the official ICS update earlier...


You can sign up for updates on US Galaxy S III (but not pre-order)

You can sign up for updates on US Galaxy S III (but not pre-order)

04 May, 2012 | comments (52)

Yesterday, Samsung announced that its brand new flagship, the Galaxy S III, will hit Europe on May 29. Availability in the US will come some time in June - and you can now sign up for updates on the Samsung US web site. The sign up page has a...


New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak

New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak

04 May, 2012 | comments (44)

We first heard about the Samsung Mandel at the end of last year, when it got out that both Samsung and HTC were planning on launching a pair of LTE-enabled Windows Phones sometime in 2012, most likely by the end of Q2. Whether or not the Mandel...


Carphone Warehouse: pre-order Galaxy S III, get a free Tab 10.1

Carphone Warehouse: pre-order Galaxy S III, get a free Tab 10.1

04 May, 2012 | comments (47)

The Samsung Galaxy S III deals for the UK keep rolling in - Carphone Warehouse have it up for pre-order both on contract with several carriers and SIM free. Here's the kicker - if you go for the on-contract option, you'll be getting a free Samsung...


Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

04 May, 2012 | comments (105)

Looks like it's a grim time to be a mobile phone manufacturer if you are not Apple or Samsung. According to the latest report by Asymco, Apple and Samsung accounted for 99 percent of the total mobile phone profits, with HTC taking the remaining 1...


LG announces Optimus LTE2 with 2GB of RAM

LG announces Optimus LTE2 with 2GB of RAM

04 May, 2012 | comments (110)

Not to be outdone by its Korean counterpart, LG announced its own flagship smartphone on the same day as the the Galaxy S III. The Optimus LTE2, as it is called, is no less when it comes to features and specifications and in some aspects even...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

03 May, 2012 | comments (204)

The first Samsung Unpacked event for this year is now over and, just as expected, it was all about the new Samsung Android flagship. After months of rumors, the I9300 Galaxy S III finally went official and it looks like it has what it takes to pick...


Samsung Galaxy S III to hit the UK on May 30, already priced

Samsung Galaxy S III to hit the UK on May 30, already priced

03 May, 2012 | comments (74)

Barely out the door, the Samsung Galaxy S III is already up for preorder in the UK. Samsung's newest Android flagship is slated for a May 29 launch in Europe, but the carriers that have so far confirmed they'll carry the S III point to May 30 as a...