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Samsung outs Galaxy Grand for South Korea with quad-core CPU

Samsung outs Galaxy Grand for South Korea with quad-core CPU

24 January, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung already announced the international version of the Galaxy Grand, but today it showed its home market som love by unveiling a special quad-core version of the phone for it. The quad-core Galaxy Grand has its CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and...


Nokia reports a profitable Q4, smartphone sales pick up

Nokia reports a profitable Q4, smartphone sales pick up

24 January, 2013 | comments (81)

Nokia has swung its way back into profits with its Q4 report showing healthy €439 million ($585 million) in profit. Nokia managed to generate revenues of €8.04 billion ($10.73 billion). Nokia's good performance was largely thanks to its Siemens...

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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

24 January, 2013 | comments (410)

We all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish...


Nokia Lumia 505 to land in Peru, Chile and Colombia

Nokia Lumia 505 to land in Peru, Chile and Colombia

24 January, 2013 | comments (11)

When Nokia officially announced the budget-minded Lumia 505, it was widely believed to be an exclusive to the launch exclusively at carrier Telcel in Mexico. However, those rumors have now been refuted as the Lumia 505 went available in a number of...


Apple-Samsung patent ruling to be reviewed by the ITC

Apple-Samsung patent ruling to be reviewed by the ITC

24 January, 2013 | comments (48)

The US International Trade Commission will review ruling, which could lead to an import ban on few devices from Samsung. The ITC will be reviewing the preliminary ruling, which found the Samsung smartphones and few tablets breaching upon the...


Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

24 January, 2013 | comments (48)

Nokia's much awaited turn-by-turn navigation application, Drive+ is now available for free to all Windows Phone 8 users in United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The application is still technically a beta, but we have already had numerous...


Apple posts record breaking financial results for Q1, 2013

Apple posts record breaking financial results for Q1, 2013

24 January, 2013 | comments (112)

Apple has announced the financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year (which ended in December 29, 2012) with some record breaking numbers. The following table shows the results of the first quarter, compared to results from the...

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Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

24 January, 2013 | comments (9)

Verizon has been offering the DROID RAZR M for a while now, but the carrier is all set to launch a new color variant of the smartphone. The pink DROID RAZR M will be debuting alongside the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, which will also be coming to Verizon...


Verizon sells 6.2 million iPhones in the holiday quarter

Verizon sells 6.2 million iPhones in the holiday quarter

23 January, 2013 | comments (15)

Verizon Wireless has activated as many as 9.8 million smartphones in the recently ended Q4 and according to Verizon's chief financial officer Mr. Fran Shammo, the 6.2 million of those were iPhones. Surprisingly, the report says that only half of...

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Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

Nokia to release a 38MP WP EOS phone this year

23 January, 2013 | comments (204)

The Nokia 808 PureView was the company’s first PureView smartphone and it still holds the throne as the best cameraphone out there, despite the Lumia 920 challenge. It seems that this is about to change though as the company's Windows Phone camp is...


WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

WP8 phone Samsung Ativ Odyssey hits Verizon tomorrow

23 January, 2013 | comments (14)

Samsung is bringing its budget Windows Phone 8 handset for Verizon, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, tomorrow. The phone costs $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and you have to sign a two-year contract, of course. The Ativ Odyssey boasts 4G LTE...


Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

23 January, 2013 | comments (24)

Google reported in with its Q4 results for 2012 and things are looking good for the search giant, even though its Motorola Mobility deal is still in the red. In 2012 Google hit the $50 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 15-year...

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Meizu MX2 launches on China Unicom

Meizu MX2 launches on China Unicom

23 January, 2013 | comments (30)

Meizu and China Unicom have entered a partnership to sell the Meizu MX2 on contract in China. The phone goes on sale from today and is available on multiple contracts. You can go for the free phone plan, in which you have to pay ¥226 per...


Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update starts rolling out in Spain

23 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Earlier this month we learned that Samsung will soon start rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the venerable Galaxy S II in the coming weeks. The rollout has now begun and Spain is one of the first countries to get the update, with...


The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak

The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak

22 January, 2013 | comments (122)

The first batch of smartphones running the HTML 5-based Firefox OS have been unveiled. Meet the GeekPhone Keon and Peak - a duo of early Firefox OS-running smartphones targeted at app designers and developers to start building the upcoming OS' app...


Windows Phone scores market share growth in the UK and Italy

Windows Phone scores market share growth in the UK and Italy

22 January, 2013 | comments (83)

A report from consumer research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Windows Phone has gained a significant market share boost in Europe, specifically in Italy and the UK. In Italy alone, Microsoft’s mobile OS has scored a 13.9%...


Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

22 January, 2013 | comments (13)

We got an invite from Huawei today, which urges us to save the date, February 24, when the Chinese company will hold a press conference. This is the Sunday before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off, so we can reasonably expect Huawei to...


Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in  March?

Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in March?

22 January, 2013 | comments (89)

It’s been fairly clear for a while now that the Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship will not be announced at the MWC, but will have its own dedicated event (just like the S III got). Asia Economy claims that this particularly Samsung Unpacked event is...


Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

22 January, 2013 | comments (18)

Leaks usually give us a peek at upcoming high profile phones, but every now and then the little guys get talked about in the rumor mill too. TechnoBuffalo got a hold of a part of Samsung’s roadmap of unannounced Android devices, which might show up...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

22 January, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung Galaxy Grand, which was announced in December 2012, has now received its official announcement in India. The 5" smartphone with dual-SIM functionality has been priced at Rs. 21500 (about $400). Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5" WVGA...