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Counterclockwise: Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola ROKR

Counterclockwise: Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola ROKR

10 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Counterclockwise is our weekly trip down memory lane. We recount some great (and some sad) stories of the past. This week smartphone OSes vie for market share while Sony and Motorola fail to capture certain market niches, games and music...

Tags: Misc


5.5” iPhone 6 tipped to have faster CPU than the 4.7” model

5.5” iPhone 6 tipped to have faster CPU than the 4.7” model

04 August, 2014 | comments (50)

The highly anticipated 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 might feature more powerful hardware than its 4.7” sibling. The word got out from an analyst report to investors obtained by Appleinsider, citing Asian supply chain checks. The 5.5” iPhone 6 is...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Counterclockwise: iPhone rumors, Skype on WM, and the Nokia 500

Counterclockwise: iPhone rumors, Skype on WM, and the Nokia 500

01 August, 2014 | comments (4)

This weeks' edition of Counterclockwise has us looking back at several historic milestones for the likes of Skype, Samsung, Nokia, and Apple. Early August is typically the time when iPhone rumors start ramping up in anticipation of Apple's events,...


Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

01 August, 2014 | comments (60)

A couple of weeks ago we covered a report suggesting that Apple would be using its logo to double as a pulsating notification light. This received a lot of positive feedback, but another, in-depth look at the iPhone 6 back housing suggests...

Tags: Samsung, Android


You can now pre-order a gold Apple iPhone 6 from Brikk

You can now pre-order a gold Apple iPhone 6 from Brikk

29 July, 2014 | comments (68)

Apple iPhone 6 is yet to be announced, but you can already pre-order one in 24-carat gold or platinum. The Los Angeles-based designer and manufacturer of luxury accessories Brikk has opened the order books for the hotly anticipated smartphone....

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

28 July, 2014 | comments (36)

Recent reports had suggested that Apple has ordered a record 70 million to 80 million units of its upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone. Now, the Chinese media predicts that the unprecedented iPhone 6 order could lead to 5% to 10% price hike on competitive...


iPhone 6 renders show up in screen protector listing

iPhone 6 renders show up in screen protector listing

23 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Online retailer XtremeGuard has the Apple iPhone 6 covered with screen protectors. The listings have both the rumored 4.7" as well as the 5.5" iPhone 6 models. The site offers protectors for the iPhone 6 and 6c but interestingly thinks that Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 tipped to launch on September 19

Apple iPhone 6 tipped to launch on September 19

21 July, 2014 | comments (61)

A promotional flyer for the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 has been posted by a Weibo user in China. It depicts two iPhone smartphones, a 4.7" and a 5.5" one, alongside their respective prices. A lot of rumors have suggested that Apple is considering to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

19 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Hello and welcome to this week's Counterclockwise – our series that looks back in time and brings you your weekly fix of nostalgia. The third week of July has hardly been the most action-packed historically, but it is among the leaders in...

Tags: Misc


Week 29 in review: LG G3 S and Lumia Cyan update

Week 29 in review: LG G3 S and Lumia Cyan update

19 July, 2014 | comments (2)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 29 of 2014 wasn't as busy as the past few weeks, but it still brought us some cool hardware and brought news of several major...


New Apple iPhone 6 images arrive, tell a familiar story

New Apple iPhone 6 images arrive, tell a familiar story

18 July, 2014 | comments (135)

The Apple iPhone 6 leak marathon continues and as the finish line approaches, everyone involved is picking up the pace. Today we get yet another batch of live photos showing the upcoming Apple smartphone in its white version. Apple iPhone...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Spigen confirms Apple iPhone 6 design in a case listing

Spigen confirms Apple iPhone 6 design in a case listing

18 July, 2014 | comments (31)

Spigen is jumping the gun posting cases for unreleased smartphones yet again. This time, the case maker has uploaded a few of its transparent cases for the iPhone 6. Doing so, the company inadvertently (or not) confirms the design of the upcoming...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

17 July, 2014 | comments (22)

The TouchID fingerprint scanner was one of the key selling points of the Apple iPhone 5s and while its initial reception was mixed at best, the sheer number of devices to come with a fingerprint scanner since suggests it was a smart move. So it will...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

16 July, 2014 | comments (92)

Samsung had a weak Q2 this year and pointed its finger at cheap smartphones from China saying they've been eating into the company's profits. Seoul-based analyst agency Counterpoint feels there's more to the story – the new Galaxy S5 flagship has...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

14 July, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors of a new, metal-clad Galaxy line are back, this time from South Korean site ETnews.com. The article is light on detail but cites industry insiders who claim the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be unveiled on August 13. The Alpha line is intended...


Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

13 July, 2014 | comments (79)

Apple iPhones are always among the most popular smartphones in the market and that’s beyond any shadow of doubt. In the past there have been multiple iPhone clones and the tradition is going to continue with the iPhone 6 as...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

08 July, 2014 | comments (68)

According to data coming from ABI Reseach, which includes analysis, market data and insights, the top 20 best selling devices in the first quarter of the year are dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has two devices in that period which saw good...


iPhone 6 dummy units roughly depict its design, rumor says

iPhone 6 dummy units roughly depict its design, rumor says

30 June, 2014 | comments (68)

As we get closer to the fall, more and more things about the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 get leaked. Over the past few weeks, we've seen many instances of dummy units getting photographed in various poses. Though while looking at those you may have...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...


Bellperre launches first customizable luxury phone

Bellperre launches first customizable luxury phone

26 June, 2014 | comments (36)

We've all seen the gold Apple iPhone and HTC One, made for people just looking for ways to spend their money. But for some even those aren't enough to set them apart from the masses. Luxury phonemaker Bellperre aims to take this a step further by...

Tags: Misc