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O2 UK publish their initial 2012 device lineup

O2 UK publish their initial 2012 device lineup

11 March, 2012 | comments (30)

MWC gave us a lot to look forward to, with a new family of HTC devices alongside the first range of smartphones brandishing the Sony name and now these delights are making their way to carriers across the globe. O2 UK recently updated their...


Sony MT27i Pepper shows up in a press shot

Sony MT27i Pepper shows up in a press shot

10 March, 2012 | comments (72)

We've seen this one in blurry shots back in January, sporting a Sony Ericsson logo. Today, the Sony MT27i Pepper emerged in a press shot, proudly wearing a Sony logo, with Xperia Smart Tags by its side. As you have probably guessed already,...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 goes up for pre-order in the UK

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 goes up for pre-order in the UK

09 March, 2012 | comments (35)

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy mini 2 S6500 is now available for pre-order at an online retailer in the UK. The entry level Galaxy will cost you 179.95 (215) without contract. As you can see above, availability date is yet to be known....


Intel Atom-packing Orange Santa Clara benchmarked

Intel Atom-packing Orange Santa Clara benchmarked

09 March, 2012 | comments (57)

Intel are serious about getting into the mobile phone business with phones like the Orange Santa Clara. The Intel Atom Z2460 chipset however drew some ridicule for its single CPU core. Early benchmarks show, however, that the single (but...

Tags: Intel, Android


HTC One X, One S and others may be delayed

HTC One X, One S and others may be delayed

09 March, 2012 | comments (30)

Rumor has it that production at the Taiwanese-based TSMC plant has been entirely halted for the past three weeks, because they are allegedly having problems with the newest generation of Snapdragon SoC's from Qualcomm. Among the more popular...


Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

09 March, 2012 | comments (100)

If there were any people left using Windows Mobile 6.x at all, they should know that Microsoft will shut down the Marketplace for its former OS on May 9. You won't be able to download or update apps after that. Everything you installed from there...


Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will get ICS on March 10

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will get ICS on March 10

08 March, 2012 | comments (289)

Just as we were getting ready to get it on March 15, we got even better news. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10 - less than 48 hours from now. Update: Samsung used its Twitter...


Windows Phone Tango minimum hardware limitations outlined

Windows Phone Tango minimum hardware limitations outlined

08 March, 2012 | comments (48)

Offerings from both Nokia and ZTE debuted the next major build of Windows Phone last week at MWC, dubbed "Tango". The new Nokia Lumia 610 and ZTE Orbit both took to their respective stands to show off the new lower-end capabilities of Microsoft's...


HTC Sensation XE Android 4.0 ICS update now seeding

HTC Sensation XE Android 4.0 ICS update now seeding

08 March, 2012 | comments (204)

The Android 4.0 ICS update marathon for the non-Nexus devices has just begun. HTC drew first blood and started seeding the latest edition of the Google OS to its Sensation XE former flagship. Also included in the package is an updated Sense UI,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia S hits UK, carrier Three is the first to get it

Sony Xperia S hits UK, carrier Three is the first to get it

08 March, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia S finally completed its journey to the UK and is now available for purchase. The first smartphone to ship with the Sony branding, rather than Sony Ericsson, is already offered by Three both on a contract and on a pay-as-you-go...


ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

08 March, 2012 | comments (67)

ComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the big news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million mark for the first time. The report covers the three month period...


Samsung Mobile chief states 'No compromise!' in Apple patent war

Samsung Mobile chief states 'No compromise!' in Apple patent war

08 March, 2012 | comments (83)

Apple's alleged offer to Samsung for settling in one of their patent infringement cases, where Samsung would pay Apple from $5 to $15 per device, hasn't met positive reactions in the Korean headquarters. Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung's head of...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Motorola introduces new DEFY XT535 in China

Motorola introduces new DEFY XT535 in China

08 March, 2012 | comments (17)

When compared to the DEFY+, which was released late last year, the new DEFY XT535 features the same screen but slightly different looks, and now has a front-facing camera capable of recording VGA video. Otherwise, it has the same IP67...


Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads

Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads

08 March, 2012 | comments (29)

Apple has finally decided to increase the download limit for the App Store. Previously, if you had to download an app, podcast or any other content on your iOS device using the network connection, you would have to put up with the 20MB download...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iOS 5.1 available over the air now, changelog inside

iOS 5.1 available over the air now, changelog inside

07 March, 2012 | comments (81)

Just hours after the iOS 5.1 update was announced at Apple's iPad event in San Francisco the update is live for you to download. The update brings Japanese language support for Siri as well as the option to selectively delete photos from Photo...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


New Apple iPad goes official, Retina display and A5X chip

New Apple iPad goes official, Retina display and A5X chip

07 March, 2012 | comments (279)

Apple just unveiled the next-gen iPad at its event in San Francisco. Packing a Retina IPS display with the mind-blowing resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and a bumped up GPU, this shapes up to be one of the hottest slates on the market. And yes, the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple allegedly offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing

Apple allegedly offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing

07 March, 2012 | comments (64)

Sources, close to Apple, have reportedly shared with Dow Jones Newswires that Apple has offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing deals in order to settle some of the ongoing litigations. Allegedly, Apple is seeking between $5 and $15...


Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

07 March, 2012 | comments (79)

The battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800 has been much criticized ever since the phone launched four months ago. Since then Nokia has released a couple of updates for the device aiming to improve the battery life but they didn't really help, with the...


iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

07 March, 2012 | comments (54)

Rumors of iOS 5.1 including native Facebook integration first surfaced in January when iMore found a contact field for your Facebook ID within the contacts app in iOS 5.1 beta 3. Now, we have come across some more evidence that should confirm this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

06 March, 2012 | comments (70)

Android took a major step today as Google unified it's Google Music, Google Videos, Google Books and Android Market services into one. The new one-stop store goes by Google Play. Google Play is Google's effort to put all of its downloadable...