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Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available for Android right now

9 November, 2010 | comments (39)

Opera Mini for Android has been a stopgap measure - Opera Mobile 10.1, the flagship browser from the Norwegian company, is finally available (though in beta) and it will probably take over the job of the Mini version now. What makes Opera...


HTC is reportedly looking into building its own WP7 app store

HTC is reportedly looking into building its own WP7 app store

8 November, 2010 | comments (13)

A shopkeeper is a reputable job - especially if you're selling mobile phone apps. So, HTC might be working on their very own store - which will offer both apps and e-books. It might become a part of the HTCSense.com website, but all we have to go on...


HTC HD 7, HTC Surround and Samsung Focus hit the US market

HTC HD 7, HTC Surround and Samsung Focus hit the US market

8 November, 2010 | comments (20)

The first devices based on the recently unveiled Windows Phone 7 platform are finally ready to take over the US, a few weeks after the first WP7-powered devices hit the stores across Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and Singapore. Windows Phone 7...


HTC Legend gets Froyo, X10 mini and mini pro taste Eclair

HTC Legend gets Froyo, X10 mini and mini pro taste Eclair

7 November, 2010 | comments (50)

Itís raining deserts as three Android handsets are about to get updated to a new version of the Google platform. HTC Legend is getting the Froyo update in the coming weeks, while the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and mini pro have already started...


Google's Android platform turns 3, Gingerbread due on 11 November

Google's Android platform turns 3, Gingerbread due on 11 November

5 November, 2010 | comments (94)

The Android platform was born on this day three years ago, on 5 November 2007, and the first device based on the platform was introduced nearly one year later, on 22 October when the T-Mobile G1 saw daylight for the first time. However, the story...


Froyo update rolling out for Galaxy S in the UK, Apollo is next

Froyo update rolling out for Galaxy S in the UK, Apollo is next

5 November, 2010 | comments (133)

Samsung may have hit a snag with the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, but that has been sorted out and the update is already rolling out in the UK. And it was about time - with Android 2.3 and 3.0 looming on the horizon....


Symbian^3 family grows as Nokia C6-01 starts shipping

Symbian^3 family grows as Nokia C6-01 starts shipping

4 November, 2010 | comments (153)

Today Nokia announced that another of the devices unveiled at this yearís Nokia world started shipping. Nokia C6-01 is the most affordable Symbian^3 handset to date and also the most compact one. The most interesting part of the Nokia C6-01...


Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

Samsung Galaxy S is the first Wi-Fi Direct certified phone

4 November, 2010 | comments (86)

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S can add another highlight to its connectivity spec list - Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct is a very new technology and the Galaxy S is among the first devices to support it - and certainly the first phone in the short...


Orange UK offers Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini Fashion Edition

Orange UK offers Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini Fashion Edition

4 November, 2010 | comments (12)

Orange UK is going to offer exclusively a Fashion Edition of the smallish Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini. It's a standard black XPERIA X10 mini with two free fashion jackets and some style-oriented apps and wallpapers. The two extra jackets you...


LG to give away free WP7 applications every 60 days

LG to give away free WP7 applications every 60 days

3 November, 2010 | comments (20)

LG will give away free applications for its Windows Phone 7 users. If you own any Windows Phone 7-running LG smartphone such as Optimus 7, 7Q or Quantum, you'll get a package of free apps every 60 days. Those subsidized packages will include all...


T-Mobile myTouch 4G and Motorola DEFY hit it off in the US

T-Mobile myTouch 4G and Motorola DEFY hit it off in the US

3 November, 2010 | comments (8)

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G (a.k.a. myTouch HD) and the Motorola DEFY are finally available at the T-Mobile stores across the US or online. And while the DEFY already made it to some stores in Europe, the USA is the first country to get the myTouch...


Black Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 caught on video

Black Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 caught on video

3 November, 2010 | comments (42)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is going to have a nice piano black version in addition to its white and white-dark blue models. And also, if you already own an X8, you should know that the Android 2.1 Eclair update will be released before the end of the...


Nokia X2-01 surfaces, is another QWERTY-packing S40 phone

Nokia X2-01 surfaces, is another QWERTY-packing S40 phone

2 November, 2010 | comments (106)

Sigh. There's some gossip on the Internet of photos and specs for a Nokia X2-01, which is a lot like the Nokia C3, but it's obviously positioned even lower. Yes, we're as confused as the rest of you. Anyway, the Nokia X2-01 is an S40 phone with a...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Rumors


Every third Android runs Froyo, two out of five use Eclair

Every third Android runs Froyo, two out of five use Eclair

2 November, 2010 | comments (46)

Google just published the latest report on the Android versions usage. It covers the two weeks ending on November 1 and shows Android 2.1 is still in the lead, with Eclair devices accounting for more than 40 percent of all Android devices. However...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Report details OS market share in Q3, Android pulls off 10x growth

Report details OS market share in Q3, Android pulls off 10x growth

1 November, 2010 | comments (69)

Yesterday, we wrote about how mobile phone manufacturers performed. Today we thought we take a look at OS market shares, check the US market and also Microsoft's standing before Windows Phone 7, at least a look through the eyes of the analysts at...


Samsung denies Nexus S rumors, preps Continuum for 8 November

Samsung denies Nexus S rumors, preps Continuum for 8 November

1 November, 2010 | comments (40)

Samsung has just denied the rumors on an upcoming Samsung-made Nexus Two (a.k.a. Nexus S). As it turns out, the event on November 8th is actually dedicated to the Verizon-exclusive Continuum dual-screen smartphone. Word was Samsung is about to...


Samsung Galaxy Tab on sale in the UK from Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy Tab on sale in the UK from Carphone Warehouse

1 November, 2010 | comments (38)

The Carphone Warehouse has started selling the Android Froyo powered Samsung Galaxy Tab in the UK. This is right on schedule - it's been on pre-order for the last two weeks with the launch set for 1 November. The terms haven't changed - you can...


Apple iPhone 3GS gets XGA video recording through a hack

Apple iPhone 3GS gets XGA video recording through a hack

1 November, 2010 | comments (37)

The iPhone 3GS is decisively starting to look outdated on the video front with its modest VGA capabilities. Fortunately the hacking community is right here to save it from mediocrity and bring it back on par with the best. Well, the iPhone 3GS...

Tags: Apple, Touch UI


Q3 summary: Apple joins the Top 5, Sony Ericsson drops off

Q3 summary: Apple joins the Top 5, Sony Ericsson drops off

31 October, 2010 | comments (134)

This week was chock full of financial reports and now itís time for a summary. According to industry analysts IDC, mobile phone market grew 14.6% with 340.5 million units shipped. Smartphones are playing an ever-increasing role - the estimated...


Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

Samsung Q3 results are out: market share and profit increase

29 October, 2010 | comments (52)

The second largest cell phone manufacturer just published its Q3 results and things are looking pretty good. Unlike their neighbors from LG who had a rather rocky quarter, Samsung continue to gain pace and have moved another step forward in their...

Tags: Samsung, Misc