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Free Zune Pass for a year from Microsoft Stores in the US

Free Zune Pass for a year from Microsoft Stores in the US

06 February, 2012 | comments (10)

Microsoft entered Apple's domain with the introduction of their self-branded stores cropping up across the US last year. The problem being that there still just aren't that many of them. With plans to create a network of 75 stores nationwide...


The 12 MP Nokia Lumia 910 rumor officially refuted

The 12 MP Nokia Lumia 910 rumor officially refuted

06 February, 2012 | comments (40)

Remember the 12 MP Nokia Lumia 910 that surfaced several days ago in the Netherlands? It sure sounded awesome, but as it turns out it isn't happening. The official confirmation was brought by the Nokia camera guru Damian Dinning. The head of...


White Galaxy Nexus goes official in UK, sales start on February 13

White Galaxy Nexus goes official in UK, sales start on February 13

06 February, 2012 | comments (25)

The white version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus popped up on the website of a UK retailer last month after which we got to see an official photo and some live images of the device. As it turns out, though, the rumored February 6 launch date was...


HTC had an overall good 2011, but an unimpressive Q4

HTC had an overall good 2011, but an unimpressive Q4

06 February, 2012 | comments (15)

HTC's financial results for the last quarter of 2011 are out and they are not so good. Furthermore, the company expects Q1 2012 to follow the same path. Despite profitable Q2 2011 and Q3 2011 results the Taiwanese company has taken a hit in...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Note up for pre-order on AT&T and Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Note up for pre-order on AT&T and Best Buy

06 February, 2012 | comments (15)

The Samsung Galaxy Note has finally landed on US shores and is now available for pre-order through AT&T and Best Buy stores for $299 and a two-year contract. Orders are said to start delivering starting Saturday, February 19. The phone will...


Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus leaked

Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus leaked

05 February, 2012 | comments (14)

An Android Central forum member was lucky enough to receive the Android 4.0.4 OTA update on his Verizon Galaxy Nexus before anyone else. The update has since been extracted and made available for everyone else to download and install. As you...


Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever?

Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever?

04 February, 2012 | comments (363)

Say 'bye bye to Symbian' is essentially the message coming from Nokia as it looks to bring about the end of its legacy platform sooner than many expected. Despite talks of Symbian Carla and even Symbian Donna in the works for current and new...


Sony Ericsson announces Xperia active Billabong edition

Sony Ericsson announces Xperia active Billabong edition

04 February, 2012 | comments (39)

Sony Ericsson and the extreme sports brand Billabong have entered into a partnership, which will bring the Xperia smartphones closer to the adrenaline junkies, who are fans of the popular Australian clothing and gear company. The first product of...


Apple pulls iPhone 4, 3GS and iPad 2 from German online store

Apple pulls iPhone 4, 3GS and iPad 2 from German online store

04 February, 2012 | comments (58)

Apple has been forced to remove some of its 3G products from the German online stores. This includes the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the 3G version of the iPad 2. FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller says this is due to the injunction won in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Samsung and Corning embark on an OLED joint-venture

Samsung and Corning embark on an OLED joint-venture

03 February, 2012 | comments (45)

Yesterday Corning and Samsung announced that they would be teaming up to provide a product that plays to each of the companies strengths. Samsung, who alongside their mobile devices are famed for a pretty reputable display manufacturing arm, have...


Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5 to be waterproof?

Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5 to be waterproof?

03 February, 2012 | comments (79)

We've already heard about a hundred different rumors about the Galaxy S III specs sheet, but this one is by far one of the most exciting. According to an anonymous tipster, who is said to be working for a large UK retailer the next Samsung flagship...


Galaxy S Advance poses for even more shots ahead of launch

Galaxy S Advance poses for even more shots ahead of launch

03 February, 2012 | comments (43)

Samsung announced the I9070 Galaxy S Advance just four days ago, but it already escaped in the wild twice to play in front of a camera. The previous live pictures we quire boring, while today's are much more interesting. Samsung Galaxy S...


Nokia Lumia 800 is selling hot in cold Finland

Nokia Lumia 800 is selling hot in cold Finland

03 February, 2012 | comments (90)

The first Nokia Windows Phone - the Lumia 800 - has been selling like hot cakes in Nokia's homeland, Finland. The phone was launched on February 1st there and some retailers are already reporting that they're out-of-stock, whilst others expect to...


iOS apps crash more often than Android apps, study shows

iOS apps crash more often than Android apps, study shows

03 February, 2012 | comments (93)

In this episode of smartphone myth busters, we'll investigate the claim that Android apps are often released to the market unstable, whereas iOS apps are always bug-free and buttery smooth. According to a study by Crittercism, quoted by Forbes,...

Tags: iOS, Android, Touch UI


Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices

Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices

03 February, 2012 | comments (23)

A security related bug was discovered on certain HTC Android smartphones. This bug allowed any application that has access to the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission (something that the apps ask you before you install them) will let the application not...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Windows Phone 8 gets detailed in a leaked video

Windows Phone 8 gets detailed in a leaked video

03 February, 2012 | comments (102)

Joe Belfiore, manager of the Windows Phone program at Microsoft, has revealed some tantalizing information about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 in a video that was meant for private eyes only. Unfortunately, we don't have the video but we do have all...


Android in Jan 2012: Gingerbread nears 60%, ICS gets 1%

Android in Jan 2012: Gingerbread nears 60%, ICS gets 1%

02 February, 2012 | comments (39)

The Google developers just published the updated charts, showing the version distribution of the platform in December. Gingebread keeps extending its lead at the top and now powers 58.6% of all droids - a 3.1 percent point increase compared to the...


HTC Sensation in Ice White, ICS for all Sensations [UPDATED]

HTC Sensation in Ice White, ICS for all Sensations [UPDATED]

02 February, 2012 | comments (44)

A Dutch PR site broke the news that HTC will be releasing an Ice White color version of the HTC Sensation. To sweeten the deal, the phone will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The whole Sensation line will be getting ICS...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


US Microsoft stores start accepting Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders

US Microsoft stores start accepting Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders

02 February, 2012 | comments (99)

LTE speeds, a 4.3" AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz CPU and the oh-so-sweet non-painted polycarbonate unibody - the Nokia Lumia 900 looks like the smartphone to have if you are interested in the WP platform. And thanks to the Microsoft brick and mortar...


Samsung Galaxy S II to get a Plus version with 1.5GHz processor?

Samsung Galaxy S II to get a Plus version with 1.5GHz processor?

02 February, 2012 | comments (63)

The announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S III won't be unveiled at the MWC wasn’t met with much enthusiasm but Samsung may have something else instead - Galaxy S II Plus. A device identifying itself as "Galaxy S 2+" showed up in the online test...