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HTC changes its bootloader policy again, another storm brewing up?

HTC changes its bootloader policy again, another storm brewing up?

04 August, 2011 | comments (32)

You certainly remember that this spring HTC took a rapid U-turn in their smartphone policy and decided to start locking their bootloaders to prevent unauthorized hacking and modding of the preinstalled software. The Taiwanese company was then...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Motorola DEFY+ leaks on O2 Germany

Motorola DEFY+ leaks on O2 Germany

04 August, 2011 | comments (31)

According to German website mobiFlip.de, O2 in Germany is planning on launching the Motorola DEFY+, an updated version of the current Defy. The only changes we know of right now is a upgraded 1GHz processor from the 800MHz in the current DEFY...


 Android in July 2011: 24% of Android users now on Gingerbread

Android in July 2011: 24% of Android users now on Gingerbread

04 August, 2011 | comments (44)

According to Google’s latest report based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Android Market within a 14-day period till August 1, 24.3 percent of Android users are now running on Gingerbread-based devices. Froyo, however, continues...


RIM officially announces - the Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and 9860

RIM officially announces - the Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and 9860

03 August, 2011 | comments (73)

The BlackBerry Media event in London just concluded and this is what we've got so far: the new BlackBerry Bold (previously known as Bold Touch) 9900/9930 (UMTS/CDMA), the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860/9850 (UMTS/CDMA), which was previously...


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY get software update

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY get software update

03 August, 2011 | comments (144)

Sony Ericsson is pushing out an update for the Xperia Arc and the Xperia PLAY. It's a minor update, the Android version is still 2.3.3, but it brings a few useful changes like stereo sound in videos, landscape mode in the homescreen and a few...


Motorola DROID Bionic specifications leak

Motorola DROID Bionic specifications leak

03 August, 2011 | comments (13)

Just when we were about to classify the DROID Bionic as vaporware, Motorola’s developer site served up some juicy specifications of this highly anticipated smartphone. Before we go ahead though, even though the image below shows the model number as...


HTC Sensation suffering from touchscreen issue

HTC Sensation suffering from touchscreen issue

03 August, 2011 | comments (298)

After the infamous death grip issue with the Wi-Fi on the HTC Sensation, it seems the users of this phone have one more thing to worry about. According to several users on the Internet, the HTC Sensation is suffering from an issue with the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia N9 raw video footage released

Nokia N9 raw video footage released

02 August, 2011 | comments (100)

We've developed a bit of a soft spot for the Nokia N9 and it keeps giving us little treats that we just can't get enough of. Today's treat is a compilation of stock video footage taken directly from the N9 and edited into a single clip. The...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Motorola Domino+ for China spotted

Motorola Domino+ for China spotted

02 August, 2011 | comments (44)

A new Android based Motorola smartphone has been spotted in China. Named the Domino+ (or the XT531 if you will), the device is intended to be released only in the Chinese market and will be aimed at the budget smartphone buyer. The Domino+...


Nokia and Microsoft holding an event on August 17

Nokia and Microsoft holding an event on August 17

02 August, 2011 | comments (117)

It seems August 17 could be the day we see an official announcement regarding the first Nokia Windows Phone. Microsoft and Nokia are handing out invites to an event being held in Cologne on the said date, which does not go into the specifics of the...


Symbian Belle gets an in-depth video preview on the Nokia N8

Symbian Belle gets an in-depth video preview on the Nokia N8

01 August, 2011 | comments (198)

The latest update of Symbian^3, yet to grace us with its presence goes by the name of Symbian Belle. The second update that now adheres to Nokia's new naming structure (following on from Symbian Anna of course). Just as the E6 and the X7 were the...


LG promises OTA updates to smartphones, new customer care

LG promises OTA updates to smartphones, new customer care

01 August, 2011 | comments (27)

The LG OTA updates app and remote assistance services got their debut in Korea and now LG is making it clear it will offer the same services widely to Europe, the Asia Pacific region and South and Central America throughout the second half of the...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


The Nokia 500 is Nokia's first 1GHz Symbian smartphone

The Nokia 500 is Nokia's first 1GHz Symbian smartphone

01 August, 2011 | comments (468)

The Nokia 500 has just been announced as Nokia latest Symbian Anna smartphone. The new phone is based on the Nokia C5-03 specs-wise but refreshes some of the key features, retaining the reportedly affordable price tag. The Nokia...


HTC Desire Gingerbread update released

HTC Desire Gingerbread update released

01 August, 2011 | comments (105)

Last time we heard about the HTC Desire Gingerbread update story we found out that HTC was planning on releasing the update by the end of July. We expected some sort of announcement when the update finally starts rolling out but it seems HTC is keen...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Orange Switzerland to unleash the Nokia N9 on September 15th

Orange Switzerland to unleash the Nokia N9 on September 15th

01 August, 2011 | comments (80)

As you may be aware, the N9 is the swan-song device that represents the end of the Nokia/MeeGo marriage. A fitting end but still a sad one to be sure. The N9 has received plenty of praise during its pre-release life from reviewers and industry...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Samsung takes the wraps off the Galaxy R smartphone

Samsung takes the wraps off the Galaxy R smartphone

30 July, 2011 | comments (125)

Samsung has finally officially announced the Galaxy R smartphone. The phone had leaked a while back, known as the Galaxy Z back then and we even managed to do a hands-on with it but it’s only now that Samsung has come clean with it. The...


Apple and Samsung outstrip Nokia as top smartphone vendors in Q2

Apple and Samsung outstrip Nokia as top smartphone vendors in Q2

29 July, 2011 | comments (185)

Q2 of 2011 is now almost over and the results are in for the smartphone shipments volumes. Just a week ago it became certain that Apple has surpassed Nokia in smartphone shipments for Q2 but now Samsung and HTC have released their numbers. Strategy...


Samsung Q2 results: mobile division sees 45% increase in sales

Samsung Q2 results: mobile division sees 45% increase in sales

29 July, 2011 | comments (24)

Samsung turned in their financial results for the second quarter and they are positive, despite tough competition in some segments. As for the mobile department of Samsung, it was the best performer - it's revenue increased a massive 45%...

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Motorola Q2 results: operating loss now, but Q4 should see profit

Motorola Q2 results: operating loss now, but Q4 should see profit

29 July, 2011 | comments (23)

Motorola Mobility announced their Q2 financial results - their predictions of breaking even didn’t come to pass, but net revenue went up as did the number of phone shipments. The Home segment of Motorola Mobility posted small earnings but those...

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Android top operating system in the US, Apple top manufacturer

Android top operating system in the US, Apple top manufacturer

28 July, 2011 | comments (102)

According to the latest research by Nielsen conducted in the month of June, Android has again come out as the top smartphone operating system with 39 percent market share. Meanwhile, Apple with its iOS has gained a market share of 28 percent, also...