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A text message flaw can disable Windows Phone messaging

A text message flaw can disable Windows Phone messaging

13 December, 2011 | comments (48)

It happens to every OS eventually, especially young ones. This time it's Windows Phone - an SMS or a chat message from Facebook or Windows Live Messenger can be used to disable the Messaging hub. It has been tested with Windows Phone 7.5 (builds...


HTC Wildfire S gets to Android 2.3.5 as well, no Sense 3.0 though

HTC Wildfire S gets to Android 2.3.5 as well, no Sense 3.0 though

13 December, 2011 | comments (297)

HTC continues its series of Android 2.3.5 for its lineup of smartphones with the entry-level Wildfire S. The Taiwanese company is now seeding the new Gingerbread release to the most affordable of the trio of smartphones that it announced back at the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers

13 December, 2011 | comments (30)

The second beta for the upcoming iOS 5.1 update has been seeded to developers. The big change in this update is the ability to delete individual images from Photo Stream. Currently, when you take a picture on an iOS device, Photo Stream (a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Amazon DE to slash prices of the Lumia 800 and Moto RAZR tonight

Amazon DE to slash prices of the Lumia 800 and Moto RAZR tonight

11 December, 2011 | comments (29)

Amazon Germany is prepping two hot deals tonight for its Cyber Monday Reloaded promo - the Nokia Lumia 800 and Motorola RAZR smartphones. The WP7 and Android smartphones will be available for up to half their original price in a tight period between...


EXCLUSIVE: Big Sony Ericsson Arc HD (Nozomi) live shots pop up

EXCLUSIVE: Big Sony Ericsson Arc HD (Nozomi) live shots pop up

12 December, 2011 | comments (235)

Now look what we found in our mailbox this morning. We just received photos of the upcoming Sony Ericsson flagship and some specs to go with them. Unfortunately, we didn't get the name cleared out so we don't know if the earlier, Sony Ericsson Arc...


HTC Desire HD, Incredible S and ChaCha getting Android 2.3.5

HTC Desire HD, Incredible S and ChaCha getting Android 2.3.5

11 December, 2011 | comments (313)

We reported a couple of days back that HTC is seeding the 2.3.5 Gingerbread update to the Incredible S with the Desire HD in the waiting list. HTC UK have confirmed that the 2.3.5 update has been released in the UK for the Incredible S and...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung beats its 2010 record, sells 300 million phones in 2011

Samsung beats its 2010 record, sells 300 million phones in 2011

12 December, 2011 | comments (106)

Samsung execs can pop the champagne early - in 2011, they sold more phones than they've sold ever before, a cool 300 million units. That's up from 280 million in 2010, which itself was a big improvement over 2009. The South Korean company is...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Huawei U8860 Honor gets an official

Huawei U8860 Honor gets an official "demo" Android 4.0 ROM

11 December, 2011 | comments (37)

We are surprised to say the least, but a fact is a fact, folks - Huawei has released an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for its U8860 Honor handset (you can check out our hands-on impressions of it here). This makes the Chinese maker of...


HP to contribute webOS to the open source community

HP to contribute webOS to the open source community

10 December, 2011 | comments (38)

The long silence regarding webOS has been broken but in a different way than what most people expected. Instead of shutting down the project once and for all, HP has announced that they will be contributing webOS to the open source...

Tags: HP, webOS


Motorola wins injunction against Apple in Germany, again

Motorola wins injunction against Apple in Germany, again

09 December, 2011 | comments (129)

Apple has been having a lot of legal headaches lately and now there's a new one. Now, it's Motorola that's causing the Cupertino-based company trouble as it won a preliminary injunction against several Apple products in Germany. It's not the first...

Tags: Motorola, Apple, Misc


Samsung launches white Galaxy S II HD LTE for South Korea

Samsung launches white Galaxy S II HD LTE for South Korea

09 December, 2011 | comments (67)

Back in September Samsung announced it would release their flagship Galaxy S II device in new flavors. The South Korean exclusive Galaxy S II LTE and the Galaxy S II HD LTE were just released on the local market and guess what, they now have white...


Nokia Lumia 710 now shipping, 270 plus tax can make it yours

Nokia Lumia 710 now shipping, 270 plus tax can make it yours

09 December, 2011 | comments (38)

Nokia has just announced that it has started shipping its second Windows Phone Mango-running handset, the Lumia 710. The more affordable part of the Lumia duo is leaving the Nokia factories and is making its way to the stores as we speak. Taiwan...


Android 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 now seeding to HTC Incredible S

Android 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 now seeding to HTC Incredible S

09 December, 2011 | comments (280)

HTC has just started seeding the latest firmware update for their Incredible S Android smartphone. It's quite a major bump, bringing the Android version up to 2.3.5 and the Sense UI 3.0. Reports about the over-the-air update have been coming from...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Details released for Europe-bound Panasonic smartphone

Details released for Europe-bound Panasonic smartphone

09 December, 2011 | comments (43)

Panasonic announced a prototype of a smartphone they will release globally as part of their plan to get back to the global smartphone map. They teased with a few specs and released rendered images of the phone. The prototype phone by...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Nokia and T-Mobile US hosting a phone event on December 14

Nokia and T-Mobile US hosting a phone event on December 14

09 December, 2011 | comments (18)

Nokia seems to be making its move into the US smartphone market with Windows Phone devices and T-Mobile may be the first carrier to get them. At least that's what this invitation for the T-Mobile and Nokia event is telling us. The press event...


Symbian Belle arriving on older Symbian devices in early-2012

Symbian Belle arriving on older Symbian devices in early-2012

09 December, 2011 | comments (148)

Owners of the Nokia N8, E7, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, E6, and 500 will have to wait a bit longer for the Symbian Belle update because as it turns out, you won't be getting it any time this year. According to All About Symbian, Nokia said that...


The elusive white Nokia N9 is now available

The elusive white Nokia N9 is now available

08 December, 2011 | comments (87)

Nokia has just released the white color version of its MeeGo flagship. The white Nokia N9 was officially announced at this year's Nokia World, but it's only now that you can actually purchase one. We were contacted by one of our readers, who...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Sony Ericsson explains how hard it is to update to Android 4.0 ICS

Sony Ericsson explains how hard it is to update to Android 4.0 ICS

08 December, 2011 | comments (97)

No one likes waiting for software updates, but preparing such an update for release turns out to be a tougher ordeal than most people suspect. Sony Ericsson detailed their procedure of updating, which explains why we'll have to wait a while before...


Nokia to sell Vertu to fund the smartphone business

Nokia to sell Vertu to fund the smartphone business

08 December, 2011 | comments (102)

Nokia is reportedly considering selling its Vertu branch for luxurious smartphones. According to the Financial Times sources, the Finns are hoping to use the money from selling Vertu to fund their smartphone business, which hasn't been doing so well...

Tags: Nokia, Vertu, Rumors


New clues of Nokia Champagne and Lumia 900 WP phones appear

New clues of Nokia Champagne and Lumia 900 WP phones appear

08 December, 2011 | comments (47)

We've known for a while now that the Nokia Lumia 800 isn't the real WP flagship by the Finns - the elusive Nokia Lumia 900 will probably take on that role and it just left another clue of its existence. And it brought a friend. A Windows Phone...