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Samsung S8500 Wave all set for a Bada 1.2 update early next year

Samsung S8500 Wave all set for a Bada 1.2 update early next year

27 December, 2010 | comments (71)

Bada OS is barely a year old and it has already hit version 1.2. The latest version was available on newer phones but the original Samsung S8500 Wave will be getting it too starting early next year in Europe. Version 1.2 of Bada brought important...


Sony Ericsson MT15 Hallon and LT15 Anzu leak

Sony Ericsson MT15 Hallon and LT15 Anzu leak

27 December, 2010 | comments (41)

We just spotted some new info, pictures and camera samples from a brand new Sony Ericsson smartphone - the MT15 codenamed Hallon plus the previously leaked LT15 Anzu a.k.a. XPERIA X12. Sony Ericsson MT15 Hallon looks much like the XPERIA X12...


Skype to announce video calls for the iPhone at CES 2011

Skype to announce video calls for the iPhone at CES 2011

26 December, 2010 | comments (109)

“A series of video-related announcements” already gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from Skype at CES, but things just got way more specific. A leaked tutorial page from the company’s official website has revealed that video-calling will...

Tags: iOS, Rumors


New XPERIA phones at MWC 2011, possibly the XPERIA Play too

New XPERIA phones at MWC 2011, possibly the XPERIA Play too

26 December, 2010 | comments (61)

Sony Ericsson has sent out the invites for ther Mobile World Congress event and they promise to introduce us to new members of the XPERIA family. While they don’t mention any names, the rumored PS Phone is a likely attendee. The Mobile World...


GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

GSMArena team is sending you the warmest Christmas wishes

25 December, 2010 | comments (216)

It's Christmas time again and we're more than happy to greet you with one of the nicest holidays of all. The magic and glory of this season is best felt when you're in the company of your loved ones and we're happy you are around to share our joy....

Tags: Misc


Dell Streak price falls to $400 in the US, ships on 11 Jan

Dell Streak price falls to $400 in the US, ships on 11 Jan

24 December, 2010 | comments (28)

The price of the 5-inch Android-powered tablet Dell Streak in the US has just been seriously reduced. Froyo-loving Android-junkies can now purchase it without signing any contracts for as low as $400. This is $180 lower than what Dell USA were...


Nokia N900 gets a Gingerbread port, Nexus One stares in disbelief

Nokia N900 gets a Gingerbread port, Nexus One stares in disbelief

24 December, 2010 | comments (181)

Add the Nokia N900 to the short list of devices running the latest iteration of the Android OS – 2.3 Gingerbread. The last of the Maemo kind just got an unofficial ROM that, while not perfectly stable, proves that a relationship between those two is...


Dell Venue Android smartphone launches globally

Dell Venue Android smartphone launches globally

23 December, 2010 | comments (27)

The Dell Venue droid is celebrating its official worldwide launch just a week after its Korea-only launch. The Snapdragon powered droid couples Android 2.2 Froyo and Dell's own Stage UI along with a 4.1" AMOLED screen. The Dell Venue looks...


First OTA update for Google Nexus S, fixes some bugs

First OTA update for Google Nexus S, fixes some bugs

23 December, 2010 | comments (23)

If you are an early adopter of Google's latest gadget - the Nexus S - you will be happy to know there is an update for you. It's over-the-air and is quite small - only 1.9MB. The update (build GRH78) brings the latest version of Google Maps and...


HTC teases first 4G phone, is it the LTE-enabled Incredible HD?

HTC teases first 4G phone, is it the LTE-enabled Incredible HD?

23 December, 2010 | comments (30)

The first to 4G - for the third time. Except of course it really is for the first time. But don't let carrier's aggressive marketing get in the way of the exciting tease from HTC - a new 4G phone to be announced on January 6 at CES. Let's bust a...


Motorola did it again: the Froyo update for MILESTONE delayed

Motorola did it again: the Froyo update for MILESTONE delayed

22 December, 2010 | comments (68)

The Christmas mood of all the Motorola MILESTONE owners will be gone after reading those lines. Motorola did it again: the company is postponing the release of MILESTONE's long awaited Froyo treatment for Q1 2011. The Froyo update for the...


The powerful LG Optimus 2X coming to Europe next month

The powerful LG Optimus 2X coming to Europe next month

22 December, 2010 | comments (31)

The recently unveiled LG Optimus 2X is about to hit the stores across Europe quite soon and along with the dual-core Tegra2 processor it will also have some exclusive Ennio Morricone content on board. The famous Italian composer and is known for...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


The PlayStation Phone goes by XPERIA Play, launches in April

The PlayStation Phone goes by XPERIA Play, launches in April

21 December, 2010 | comments (77)

The long rumored Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone won't be announced on CES next month, but on the MWC 11 in February. It will hit the stores in April under the name of XPERIA Play. Quite some news, right? According to trust-worthy Pocket-Lint...


Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

21 December, 2010 | comments (35)

It should come as no surprise that the Google Nexus One will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread - it's one of the advantages of getting a Google-branded phone. We didn't know when to expect the update though. A post from the Google Nexus...


The Sony Ericsson LiveView micro display picks up speed

The Sony Ericsson LiveView micro display picks up speed

21 December, 2010 | comments (15)

The Sony Ericsson LiveView micro display has been selling for a few weeks only, but the number of compatible plug-ins is higher than you might suspect. So there's no reason to feel sorry for buying it - the touch sensitive accessory is getting...


Swype for Andriod goes publicly available with its new beta

Swype for Andriod goes publicly available with its new beta

20 December, 2010 | comments (21)

Today Swype announced that they are releasing a new beta for Android and, unlike the previous one it’s publicly available for download. The input solution is as good as virtual QWERTY keyboards go, but has so far been unavailable to the general...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Details for Bada 2.0 emerge, new UI and NFC in store

Details for Bada 2.0 emerge, new UI and NFC in store

20 December, 2010 | comments (160)

Samsung allowed a quick glimpse at what's in store for the next generation of their own smartphone OS. Bada OS 2.0 will have an improved UI, NFC support, an ad gateway and other improvements, including plenty of work under the hood. Changes to...


LG Optimus 2X goes live on preorder, priced at 550 euro

LG Optimus 2X goes live on preorder, priced at 550 euro

20 December, 2010 | comments (58)

When LG announced their Optimus 2X Android powerhouse last week they forgot to mention anything about its pricing. Luckily a Swedish website did the job for them and is even taking preorders for the dual-core smartphone. It appears that at launch...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Google Nexus S hits the UK market today, gets a price slash

Google Nexus S hits the UK market today, gets a price slash

20 December, 2010 | comments (49)

It was about time the Samsung Google Nexus S showed up on our side of the pond - in the UK, at least. But while we all knew the next-gen Nexus was coming today, nobody expected its price to drop to £430. The first Gingerbread-powered smartphone,...


Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S

Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S

19 December, 2010 | comments (66)

The Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread source code has just been made available for everyone interested. Meanwhile the Google Nexus S Gingerbread has been ported to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. Android 2.3 arrived a couple of weeks ago and as of 16...