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Gresso reveals Radical - Android-powered luxury smartphone

Gresso reveals Radical - Android-powered luxury smartphone

20 December, 2013 | comments (78)

Luxury phone maker Gresso is jumping on the Android bandwagon with the Radical limited edition smartphone. The Gresso Radical R1 is made of grade 5 titanium that is milled by high-tech machines for nine hours. The body is then handed off to...

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BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

20 December, 2013 | comments (62)

BlackBerry's Q2 2013 fiscal results were bad enough with $965 million in loss, but sadly, the Canadian phonemaker has reported the staggering $4.4 billion loss for Q3 2013. To make matters worse, the company's revenue is down as well. It's now $1.2...

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Kantar: Windows Phone holds position in November

Kantar: Windows Phone holds position in November

20 December, 2013 | comments (26)

Kantar has an early present for Microsoft – the preliminary smartphone OS market share numbers for November (check the October numbers here). Windows Phone continues to show a strong presence in Italy, where it held 15.6% of the sales for the month,...


Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur edition

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur edition

20 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Samsung has a tradition of releasing special versions of some of its devices with floral patterns, the so called La Fleur editions. The latest edition to the line is the Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur, which follows in the footsteps of the S III mini from...

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Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod goes on sale on December 24

Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod goes on sale on December 24

20 December, 2013 | comments (9)

The CyanogenMod Oppo N1 has officially passed Google's compatibility test suite. This is the first CyanogenMod device to do so and the achievement gives the phone access to the Google Play Store, where it can download apps...

Tags: Oppo, Google, Android


GDR3 with Lumia Black now seeding on AT&T Lumia 1020

GDR3 with Lumia Black now seeding on AT&T Lumia 1020

20 December, 2013 | comments (28)

Microsoft and Nokia has just launched the GDR3+Lumia Black firmware update for the Lumia 1020 cameraphone on the AT&T network. The whole process requires downloading five Microsoft and one Nokia update and will take a while before the installation...


Android 4.4.2 KitKat now rolling out for the Moto G

Android 4.4.2 KitKat now rolling out for the Moto G

20 December, 2013 | comments (52)

One of the cheapest and best value for money smartphones is getting a KitKat treat. Motorola has announced that it has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Moto G purchased from Motorola's website and Amazon in the US, with carrier...

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Samsung patches security hole in Galaxy S4

Samsung patches security hole in Galaxy S4

19 December, 2013 | comments (43)

If you own a Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Tab 3, it's time to change your password. MediaTest Digital, a company which tests security of mobile devices and software, was able to elicit sensitive user data from Samsung accounts. Names, email addresses, and...

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Samsung to unveil its first Tizen OS smartphone at MWC 2014

Samsung to unveil its first Tizen OS smartphone at MWC 2014

19 December, 2013 | comments (62)

The wait for Samsung to officially announce the first Tizen smartphone might be over soon. The Korean company, in cooperation with Intel (also a member of the Tizen alliance) have sent out invites for a press event in February. More specifically,...

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Jolla is now on sale across Europe, costs €399

Jolla is now on sale across Europe, costs €399

19 December, 2013 | comments (38)

After initial units sold out quickly in Finland, the Jolla online store is now live and the smartphone is in stock for devices across EU countries, Norway, and Switzerland. You can order yours for €399 plus €15 shipping expenses. The Jolla...

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Samsung G900F spotted on AnTuTu, may be the Galaxy S5

Samsung G900F spotted on AnTuTu, may be the Galaxy S5

19 December, 2013 | comments (38)

The Samsung SM-G900F continues its tour across benchmarks – the latest find comes from the AnTuTu team, who spotted the device in their benchmarks and claim it is the anticipated Galaxy S5. The SM-G900F is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with...


Sony Xperia Z1F goes on sale in Japan, Z1S launch is upon us

Sony Xperia Z1F goes on sale in Japan, Z1S launch is upon us

19 December, 2013 | comments (58)

Sony Xperia Z1F is now available at NTT DoCoMo's stores all over Japan in black, white, pink and lime flavors. The Z1F is the smaller sibling of the popular Z1 flagship featuring pretty much the same design and specs save for the display, which is...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung introduces red Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea

Samsung introduces red Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea

19 December, 2013 | comments (22)

December 19 marks the date that South Korean carrier SKT will begin carrying the new Merlot Red color scheme for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The new red color joins Jet Black, Classic White, and Blush Pink, and brings the total color options...

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Galaxy S4 and Note 3 will get Android 4.4 in late January

Galaxy S4 and Note 3 will get Android 4.4 in late January

19 December, 2013 | comments (44)

French carrier SFR released details on the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The carrier broke the news for the 4.3 update of the Galaxy S4 and S III, which rolled out just recently. The South Korean...

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Android 4.3 update starts rolling out for Galaxy S III, again

Android 4.3 update starts rolling out for Galaxy S III, again

19 December, 2013 | comments (205)

We are starting to lose count of the number of times Samsung has issued and then pulled back an update for one of their Galaxy smartphones. The S III similarly had started receiving the Android 4.3 update in some parts of the world but then Samsung...

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Meizu has plans to begin selling devices in the United States

Meizu has plans to begin selling devices in the United States

18 December, 2013 | comments (22)

The Chinese manufacturer of Android smartphones Meizu announced that it has plans to enter the US market. The company expressed its intentions in a short press release. According to Meizu, “there’s room in the U.S. market for another...

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Oppo R1 leaks in live photos, specs in tow

Oppo R1 leaks in live photos, specs in tow

18 December, 2013 | comments (19)

The Oppo R1, formerly known as the R829T, was teased by the Chinese maker not too long ago, showing us the first live photo of the phone. Luckily, the wait for another glimpse at the phone didn't take that long thanks to a batch of hands-on photos...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Vivo Xplay 3S and its QHD screen go official

Vivo Xplay 3S and its QHD screen go official

18 December, 2013 | comments (54)

Update: Never mind the leaks, the real deal is out. It has a bigger than expected 6" screen with the amazing QHD resolution (sometimes called 2K, but either way both refer to 2,560 x 1,440). That gives it a whopping 490ppi pixel density, higher than...

Tags: Vivo, Android


The UK will be getting Pink Galaxy S4 in January

The UK will be getting Pink Galaxy S4 in January

18 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Shopping for the end of the year holidays is almost over, time to plan ahead for the ones that come next year. Like Valentine's day, for example. Which is why UK retailer Phones4u has already announced that it will be exclusively be offering the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire 501 dual sim announced in India

HTC Desire 501 dual sim announced in India

18 December, 2013 | comments (29)

HTC unveiled three phones at the end of last month, two of which were dual-SIMs. The exception was the HTC Desire 501, but it turns out that its dual-SIM version was just a few weeks late. The HTC India website now lists the HTC Desire 501...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM