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Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars

Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars

09 April, 2012 | comments (22)

The patent war is fierce and many companies have decided to extend their patent portfolios by buying patents from others. Microsoft will be doing just that in a deal with AOL. They'll be buying 800 patents from AOL, who will be left holding 300...

Tags: Microsoft, Misc


Nokia Lumia 900 tops Amazon charts, Titan II nowhere in sight

Nokia Lumia 900 tops Amazon charts, Titan II nowhere in sight

09 April, 2012 | comments (156)

Just two days after it went on sale, the Nokia Lumia 900 managed to climb to the top of the Amazon best seller charts. The black version of the phone is the one leading the parade, while the cyan edition takes a respectable fifth place. The...


10,000 to lose their jobs at Sony, no bonuses for execs either

10,000 to lose their jobs at Sony, no bonuses for execs either

09 April, 2012 | comments (106)

Sony is on its way to cutting 10,000 jobs in an attempt to avoid a fourth consecutive financial year ending in a loss, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. According to the report, 5,000 of the job cuts will be a result of reorganizing...

Tags: Sony


Krait-powered LG D1L to come in May with a 4.7 and LTE

Krait-powered LG D1L to come in May with a 4.7 and LTE

09 April, 2012 | comments (32)

It appears then LG isn't going to be happy with Samsung stealing all the spotlight in May. All the latest rumors suggest the Galaxy S III will launch in a few weeks, and we now hear that LG is preparing to launch a similarly powerful smartphone...


Pink Samsung Galaxy Note goes on sale in South Korea

Pink Samsung Galaxy Note goes on sale in South Korea

09 April, 2012 | comments (45)

We got a whiff of this pink Galaxy Note back in February but did not have any concrete launch dates back then. We do now. Samsung has officially launched the pink Galaxy Note in the South Korean market, although according to The Verge, the...


AT&T launches WP-powered Lumia 900 and Titan II

AT&T launches WP-powered Lumia 900 and Titan II

07 April, 2012 | comments (87)

Just as previously promised, AT&T has released the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II to its customers. The Nokia Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone smartphone with LTE connectivity, a 4.3" ClearBlack display of WVGA (480 x 800) resolution and an 8...


Free Xpress-on covers and discounts for the Nokia Lumia 710

Free Xpress-on covers and discounts for the Nokia Lumia 710

07 April, 2012 | comments (36)

Nokia have been busy revitalizing their brand image in the US, originally the with the introduction of their Windows Phone-endowed Lumia 710 and more recently its bigger brother the LTE-capable Lumia 900. It looks as though people are forgetting...


Nokia 306 graphic leaks out from a manual, raises questions

Nokia 306 graphic leaks out from a manual, raises questions

07 April, 2012 | comments (62)

A graphic, taken from the manual of a prototype has leaked out, showing us the touch screen sporting, Nokia 306. Curiously enough however, there is no information on the OS, which the upcoming Nokia will be running. The device could be...


Nokia 808 PureView on pre-order in Italy, costs 600

Nokia 808 PureView on pre-order in Italy, costs 600

07 April, 2012 | comments (246)

The Nokia 808 PureView and its 41MP monstrosity are expected to hit the stores this May. With the release date closing in, Nokia Italy has started their pre-order campaign for the PureView. The cameraphone costs 600 while 99 of those you must...


HTC Sensation and Sensation XE reportedly updated with ICS

HTC Sensation and Sensation XE reportedly updated with ICS

07 April, 2012 | comments (293)

Users from various countries report the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update is already available for their HTC Sensation and Sensation XE smartphones. The new ROM is about 300MB in size and we suggest doing a backup before applying it. ICS has...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung estimates huge Q1 profit for 2012

Samsung estimates huge Q1 profit for 2012

06 April, 2012 | comments (92)

Samsung estimates its operating profit at 5.8 trillion won, which equates to roughly $5.15 billion, which is nearly twice what they posted in Q1 of 2011. Keep in mind that these numbers reflect sales across all Samsung divisions. Its estimated...

Tags: Rumors, Samsung


Is this Nokia Lumia PureView? We hope not

Is this Nokia Lumia PureView? We hope not

06 April, 2012 | comments (403)

What we have for you here are two leaked slides, which allegedly show a concept design and the actual specs of the upcoming Nokia Lumia PureView. It should be the Windows Phone twin of the Symbian-based 808 PureView. According to those...


Unaudited HTC report for Q1 2012 shows big drop in revenue

Unaudited HTC report for Q1 2012 shows big drop in revenue

06 April, 2012 | comments (114)

HTC was on the rise - in 2011, the company posted a record second quarter and an even better third quarter. Then in the final quarter of last year there was a sharp 25% drop in revenue, bringing them down to levels comparable to their Q1 2011...

Tags: HTC


Android 4.0.4 update causing network issues on Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0.4 update causing network issues on Galaxy Nexus

06 April, 2012 | comments (119)

Looks like it is trouble in paradise for Galaxy Nexus owners again. After updating to the much awaited Android 4.0.4 update that started rolling out last week, users are now noting that the phone loses signal once it goes into sleep mode....


Did HTC accidentally show us the EVO 3D successor?

Did HTC accidentally show us the EVO 3D successor?

05 April, 2012 | comments (28)

Official product videos are hardly on top of our list for upcoming smartphone leaks, but stranger things have happened, right? A curiously looking prototype has made an appearance in the freshly announced HTC EVO 4G LTE promo clip, and made us...


Motorola RAZR MAXX got a price tag in the UK

Motorola RAZR MAXX got a price tag in the UK

05 April, 2012 | comments (22)

We are reasonably confident that more than a few people have gotten excited a couple of days ago, when Motorola announced European availability of the Motorola RAZR MAXX. With a 3300mAh battery under its hood, the smartphone is nothing short than an...


Pantech launch Vega Racer 2 for South Korea, LTE and more

Pantech launch Vega Racer 2 for South Korea, LTE and more

05 April, 2012 | comments (15)

Pantech has unveiled the Vega Racer 2, an Android smartphone, with a 4.8" 720p HD display, dual-core Krait processor (probably clocked at 1.5) and LTE on board. The Vega Racer 2 also sports a glass-ceramic body, which Pantech claim is a world's...


Asus Padfone goes on pre-order in Taiwan, will launch April 20

Asus Padfone goes on pre-order in Taiwan, will launch April 20

05 April, 2012 | comments (37)

One of the most curious devices of this season is getting ready to hit the shelves. Just as promised, Asus will be delivering its Padfone droid phone/tablet/netbook later this month with pre-orders in Taiwan set to start tomorrow. Taiwanese...


Samsung I9300 to have a 4-inch 720p AMOLED display

Samsung I9300 to have a 4-inch 720p AMOLED display

05 April, 2012 | comments (84)

PocketDroid has uncovered some more dirt on this I9300 that we keep seeing every other day, and the one we're pretty sure by now is not the Galaxy S III. The latest bit of information talks about some of the specs of the device. For...


New Galaxy S III render leaks in a purported press invite

New Galaxy S III render leaks in a purported press invite

05 April, 2012 | comments (214)

Another day, another Galaxy S III leaked image. This one appears on a press release (whose authenticity is yet to be confirmed) and we must say, of all the ones we have seen till now this one looks the most realistic to us. The press image...