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Boot loader unlock for HTC Sensation now available

Boot loader unlock for HTC Sensation now available

16 August, 2011 | comments (14)

HTC has enabled the process of unlocking the boot loader on some of their phones and the first one to benefit from this change of heart is the HTC Sensation. HTC’s developer website gives all the instructions as to how you can go about the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


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Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik joins Samsung Mobile

16 August, 2011 | comments (46)

Steve Kondik, the man behind the CyanogenMod team that makes custom ROMs for Android smartphones, has joined Samsung Mobile as a software engineer. This information comes courtesy his Facebook profile where he recently changed his employer...


Motorola Defy+ gets officially announced

Motorola Defy+ gets officially announced

15 August, 2011 | comments (64)

Today has surely been one busy day for the folks at Motorola Mobility. Shortly after their company's acquisition by Google became news, they found some extra time to announce their latest droid in their already colorful lineup - the Motorola...


Nokia N9 has FM radio and FM Transmitter on board

Nokia N9 has FM radio and FM Transmitter on board

15 August, 2011 | comments (79)

The Nokia N9 is the first MeeGo handset to launch out of the Finnish giant and it seems the world just can't get enough of it. Today we have some great news for you - despite Nokia's claims, the N9 has an FM radio receiver and an FM Transmitter in...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

15 August, 2011 | comments (178)

Google has announced it's going to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion ($40 per share). The Mountain View-based company plans to use Motorola's rich patent portfolio to help its Android platform in the numerous legal battles it's currently...


BlackBerry Bold 9900 now available in UK

BlackBerry Bold 9900 now available in UK

15 August, 2011 | comments (53)

Rejoice, RIM fans - Vodafone UK has the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 in stock and is offering it for free on a two-year contract. After a series of rumors about the market availability of the Bold 9900, a few weeks ago we were able to confirm the...


HTC Holiday prototype spotted on Craigslist

HTC Holiday prototype spotted on Craigslist

15 August, 2011 | comments (28)

A prototype version of the HTC Holiday was spotted being sold on Craigslist. The pictures you see below have been taken by someone who purchased the device, according to a thread on XDA forums. This particular HTC Holiday has seen better days...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Ruby for T-Mobile specifications leak

HTC Ruby for T-Mobile specifications leak

14 August, 2011 | comments (28)

Yet another piece of information regarding the HTC Ruby has been gleaned and this time it is the juicy hardware specs. If you have been keeping up with our updates on the phone, you will know by now that the HTC Ruby is an Android-based smartphone...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung to revise their device naming system for 2011

Samsung to revise their device naming system for 2011

13 August, 2011 | comments (84)

With the Nokia 500 being the first of Nokia's devices to follow their newest form of naming classification, now it appears that Samsung have seen fit to devise a new naming format of their own. The fundamental name changes are as follows based on...


Samsung Mobile announcing new product on August 29

Samsung Mobile announcing new product on August 29

13 August, 2011 | comments (91)

Samsung Mobile is holding an event in New York on Monday, August 29 for a product announcement, for which they have sent out invites for the media. Although the invite does not specify which product will be launched all clues point to the...


HTC & Beats Electronics team up for next wave of HTC devices

HTC & Beats Electronics team up for next wave of HTC devices

12 August, 2011 | comments (79)

In a deal estimated at $300 million, HTC have joined up with Beats by Dr Dre to 'introduce a new era in mobile audio'. Big words from a confident Taiwanese company, but they have fair reason to be. In a press release posted earlier this week,...

Tags: HTC, Walkman


Samsung I9220 confirmed by the DLNA, is it a phone, is it a tab?

Samsung I9220 confirmed by the DLNA, is it a phone, is it a tab?

12 August, 2011 | comments (24)

Yesterday, we uncovered a cornucopia of Samsung devices along with many of their specs. Some we knew about, some we didn't, but it was certainly very exciting. Nine devices in total, the I9250, I9220, I9210, I8150, B5510, S5360, S5610, P6200,...


European HTC Sensation gets Gingerbread 2.3.4 OTA update

European HTC Sensation gets Gingerbread 2.3.4 OTA update

12 August, 2011 | comments (33)

The European HTC Sensation units have just started receiving their 2.3.4 update over-the-air. HTC didn't say anything about it, but reports from all ends of the continent started coming in, saying that the update is already rolling. The update...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Gartner Q2 report: Nokia still top smartphone maker

Gartner Q2 report: Nokia still top smartphone maker

12 August, 2011 | comments (107)

Gartner released their report on the mobile phone world in the second quarter and have something very interesting in their numbers - Nokia is sill number one in smartphones, rather than third as other analysts have stated. The difference comes...


Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango is coming 1 September

Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango is coming 1 September

12 August, 2011 | comments (62)

Windows Phone 7 Mango was released to manufacturers about three weeks ago and it seems that testing is going well. Sources now claim that the first major update for Microsoft's new mobile OS is going to become publicly available on 1...


Ice Cream Sandwich screenshots leaked

Ice Cream Sandwich screenshots leaked

12 August, 2011 | comments (55)

Screenshots of Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s next mobile operating system have been leaked, thanks to RootzWiki and Android Police, who received a couple each. Both the sources guarantee the authenticity of the images and any resemblance to older...


Apple becomes most valuable publicly traded company

Apple becomes most valuable publicly traded company

11 August, 2011 | comments (101)

Some might say it was only a matter of time, but it finally happened - Apple is the most valuable publicly traded company, beating ExxonMobil for the top spot. Apple temporarily overtook ExxonMobil on Tuesday, but ended the day second. Yesterday,...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Samsung to release 7 new droids, 2 tablets and 2 new Bada phones

Samsung to release 7 new droids, 2 tablets and 2 new Bada phones

11 August, 2011 | comments (103)

As far as leaks go, they don't get much bigger than this. We just found specs sheets of no less than 9 upcoming Samsung smartphones and two tablets. The scoop includes the 7 new Android devices, two 7" Honeycomb tablets and finally two new Bada...


Acer Iconia Smart coming to Germany in September, €499

Acer Iconia Smart coming to Germany in September, €499

11 August, 2011 | comments (27)

Acer Iconia Smart, the super-long gadget we saw at the MWC, is taking its sweet time to get to the European market, but we finally have an estimated arrival date. Acer Germany posted on its Facebook that the Iconia Smart will be arriving on German...


WPAppItUp contest winners get HTC Mazaa with WP7 Mango

WPAppItUp contest winners get HTC Mazaa with WP7 Mango

11 August, 2011 | comments (18)

It's not unusual for devs at a conference or competition to walk away with some cool stuff - which is exactly what the winners of the WPAppItUp competition did. They got a brand new HTC Mazaa running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. And no, you can't have...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI