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LG Optimus LTE Tag announced, comes with NFC tags

LG Optimus LTE Tag announced, comes with NFC tags

20 February, 2012 | comments (10)

We're a week away from the MWC but the announcements of new phones keep flooding in - the latest is the LG Optimus LTE Tag, an LTE-enabled droid. Its other highlight is the NFC technology and accompanying tags. LG calls them Tag Plus and several...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, NFC


ZTE announces two Android 4.0 smartphones before MWC

ZTE announces two Android 4.0 smartphones before MWC

20 February, 2012 | comments (35)

It seems ZTE just couldn't wait for MWC (which will begin next week) to announce two of its upcoming Android smartphone. Both of these new phones will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The first one is the PF200,...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


LG officially announces the Optimus Vu

LG officially announces the Optimus Vu

19 February, 2012 | comments (112)

We've seen this one before in a teaser video and then photographed alongside its arch nemesis, the Galaxy Note. But LG has now officially launched the Optimus Vu in Korea and it comes with everything we have heard so far. For starters, you...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers

Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers

18 February, 2012 | comments (78)

The Antennagate situation continues to haunt Apple, as the results of the class-action lawsuit against the company are out and are not in the company's favor. Apple will now be required to give either $15 in cash or a free Bumper case to every...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


HTC One V and XL could see the spotlight at MWC 2012

HTC One V and XL could see the spotlight at MWC 2012

17 February, 2012 | comments (38)

Sources close to HTC have reportedly informed Pocketlint.com that HTC will be launching a third HTC One device, named V. The One V will be rocking Rhyme-like specs, namely a single-core 1 GHz processor with 1 gig of RAM, a 5 MP snapper with 720p...


Nokia Lumia 610 and Asha 305 get Indonesian certification

Nokia Lumia 610 and Asha 305 get Indonesian certification

17 February, 2012 | comments (54)

Indonesia's FCC counterpart, Postel, is proving to be an interesting source of info on new phones. Their database contains two Nokias that aren’t official yet - the rumored Nokia Lumia 610 and a Nokia 305, which was unheard of until now. Now, the...


Samsung cancels 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus

Samsung cancels 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus

17 February, 2012 | comments (44)

Samsung has discontinued its 32 gig GSM variant of the Galaxy Nexus. This information is based on online retailer Expansys's web page and a tip from "Corey" in the XDA developers blog. Expansys's product page of the Galaxy Nexus 32 GB HSDPA+...


Samsung Galaxy S Advance sample videos surface

Samsung Galaxy S Advance sample videos surface

17 February, 2012 | comments (20)

One of our reader shared a couple of video clips recorded from the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S Advance. As you may know, the phone has a 5 megapixel camera and can record 720p videos. Usually the quality of the video recording in mid-range...


Lucky Europeans get early access to HTC Sense on Android ICS

Lucky Europeans get early access to HTC Sense on Android ICS

16 February, 2012 | comments (25)

We've tasted how Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 will feel on an HTC, complete with their own UI overlay Sense, thanks to those with the know-how to produce the screenshots and ROMs we always crave. HTC are now giving customers a chance to get their...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Windows Phone Tango to have restrictions on 256MB RAM phones

Windows Phone Tango to have restrictions on 256MB RAM phones

16 February, 2012 | comments (90)

Windows Phone Tango will bring many cool improvements but also some tight restrictions for low-end phones. Russian site WP7forum tested Tango on a dev phone (the HTC Mazaa) and they've dug up some very interesting details on the matter. Let's...


Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive in Q2 with Chrome OS dual-boot

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive in Q2 with Chrome OS dual-boot

16 February, 2012 | comments (151)

Ice Cream Sandwich only has a single percent of market share, but Google seems to be on the verge of releasing its successor. Latest rumors have it that Android's next release - 5.0 Jelly Bean - will be unveiled in the second quarter of this...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Future iOS versions to ask users before uploading contact data

Future iOS versions to ask users before uploading contact data

16 February, 2012 | comments (20)

Recently, social networking application Path came under fire for anonymously uploading contact data to its servers without the user's permission. This is a common practice among a lot of popular apps such as Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, etc.,...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Sony Ericsson is now Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson is now Sony Mobile Communications

16 February, 2012 | comments (81)

Back in October, Sony had announced that it will be purchasing Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's 50 percent stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture for €1.05 billion, turning it into a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony. And although the deal was...


Motorola releases Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule

Motorola releases Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule

16 February, 2012 | comments (56)

A couple of months ago Motorola had put up a post on their site talking about the difficulties in getting Ice Cream Sandwich to your phone. Today, they have released a schedule that shows when each of their Android smartphones will receive the...


HTC Endeavor gets a funky new name, meet the One X

HTC Endeavor gets a funky new name, meet the One X

15 February, 2012 | comments (32)

We're surprised to be back here so soon, but in less than a week HTC have apparently changed their minds yet again on the final name for their much talked about, quad-core smartphone, the device we originally called the HTC Edge. Based on...


Tegra 3-powered LG X3 impressive benchmark scores leak

Tegra 3-powered LG X3 impressive benchmark scores leak

15 February, 2012 | comments (75)

After the Optimus 3D 2 the other day we now got some extra info on the other hot droid, which LG will unveil at the MWC. We stumbled upon the benchmark results of the LG X3 - the quad-core beast with an impressive 4.7" HD screen we first saw in...


Galaxy Note 10.1 to be Samsung's star device at MWC?

Galaxy Note 10.1 to be Samsung's star device at MWC?

15 February, 2012 | comments (38)

While Samsung announced that it won't be having a press conference at the MWC, the company said it will still have exciting new gadgets to show us at the industry's largest event. And now we might have learned the name of their star device for the...


Gartner releases phone market share report for 2011

Gartner releases phone market share report for 2011

15 February, 2012 | comments (92)

The analysts over at Gartner released its annual report on the mobile industry. To no one's surprise, 2011 has been the year of the smartphone, where almost every third mobile device sold is a smartphone. Gartner predicts this statistic should rise...

Tags: Android, iOS


Nokia 500 Belle update is now finally rolling out

Nokia 500 Belle update is now finally rolling out

15 February, 2012 | comments (121)

Nokia 500 is running Symbian Anna out of the box, but its performance is quite disappointing. The reason is quite simple - there is no GPU in the Nokia 500 and its CPU is handling the GPU calculations instead. We can't promise you the things will...


Gresso unveils The Pure Black phone, your wallet whimpers

Gresso unveils The Pure Black phone, your wallet whimpers

15 February, 2012 | comments (42)

Looking to spend $2,700 on a featurephone with the functionality of a kid's toy and the build quality of a Rolex? Well, Gresso just announced just announced the latest addition to its Grand Monaco series and it might be just the right handset for...

Tags: Gresso, S40