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Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

08 April, 2014 | comments (23)

An alleged photo of HTC M8 Ace made the rounds on Twitter. The blurry image was posted on the social network by @evleaks. The leaked photo reveals the front of the device, which sports a slightly different design than the HTC One (M8) to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

08 April, 2014 | comments (40)

Microsoft separates Windows Phone 8 updates into major and minor ones – so far we've seen one major (8.1) and three minor ones (GDR 1, 2 and 3). The company is reportedly planning at least two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year. That's wholly...


Nokia Lumia 630 goes on pre-order in Russia for just €160

Nokia Lumia 630 goes on pre-order in Russia for just €160

08 April, 2014 | comments (13)

Nokia Lumia 630 went official just a few days ago. It is among the first smartphones to run Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan out of the box. The smartphone is considered as a successor of the Lumia 620. Nokia has announced the 3G Lumia 630 will...


China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

08 April, 2014 | comments (25)

Samsung's Q1 report isn't ready yet (it should come out on April 25), but the tech giant released guidance for operating profit and sales for the first quarter of this year. While last year the company posted a massive increase in operating profit,...

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OnePlus One to have 3 GB of RAM, 2.5GHz CPU

OnePlus One to have 3 GB of RAM, 2.5GHz CPU

08 April, 2014 | comments (36)

Aiming to stay on the cutting edge of smartphone capabilities even before its hit the shelves the OnePlus One smartphone will opt for a quad-core Snapdragon 801 accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. This will make the One just the third smartphone to sport...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

08 April, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone aimed at the younger audience. Called the Galaxy Ace Style, the phone is said to have a "a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

07 April, 2014 | comments (4)

Cincinnati Bell and Verizon have come to an agreement, and it looks like Big Red will have a whole lot of new customers on their network once the deal goes through. It should all be taken care of in the second part of this year. So what do C....

Tags: Misc


New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

07 April, 2014 | comments (102)

Sharp has announced an impressive new flagship for its Aquos line, the Xx 302Sh. And while it isn't heralded for its amazing screen-to-body ratio, it really should be. The Xx 302Sh sports a 5.2-inch screen and measures just 132mm long and 70mm wide...

Tags: Sharp, Android


Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit chipsets

07 April, 2014 | comments (91)

Qualcomm unveiled the chipsets that will power a good number of next year's flagship and mid-range phones. The Snapdragon 810 and 808 both bring improvements in processor performance, 3D rendering and LTE. Both have 64-bit processors and use ARM...

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HTC Q1 2014 results: net loss, missed revenue forecast

HTC Q1 2014 results: net loss, missed revenue forecast

07 April, 2014 | comments (45)

HTC posted unaudited results for the first quarter of this year and the numbers are worse than even the company expected. When HTC announced its Q4 2013 performance, it predicted a revenue of $1.12-1.18 billion for the first quarter of this...

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Major Asha update hits now with Mix Radio and new camera

Major Asha update hits now with Mix Radio and new camera

07 April, 2014 | comments (42)

Just as promised Nokia is issuing the second major update to its Asha lineup. The update brings Mix Radio, an improved camera with audible selfie assistance, Panorama, OneDrive support, Facebook likes, Twitter re-tweets and birthdays in Fastlane and...

Tags: Nokia, Asha


LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

07 April, 2014 | comments (16)

New Delhi's LAVA has just outed its new Iris Pro 20 smartphone, which fits a 4.7" screen in a slender 7.7mm body that weighs in at just 112 grams. The Iris Pro 20 comes in behind the company's recently-launched Iris Pro 30 flagship, which...

Tags: Lava, Android


Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

07 April, 2014 | comments (44)

The octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 went through another round of the AnTuTu 4 benchmark and passed with flying colors, improving on the score of its Snapdragon 801-powered twin. Screenshots of AnTuTu 4 running on the octa-core Galaxy S5 It...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Oppo Find 7a is now on pre-order for €399

Oppo Find 7a is now on pre-order for €399

07 April, 2014 | comments (15)

Oppo has put the Find 7a with a full HD display for a pre-order on its website. Available internationally, the phone can be yours for €399. Oppo is feeling quite generous and for every Find 7a pre-order, it will throw in a free Easy-Cover...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Google Play Edition treatment available for HTC One (M8)

Google Play Edition treatment available for HTC One (M8)

07 April, 2014 | comments (14)

HTC One M8 was announced a few weeks ago. It comes with a really beautiful aluminum unibody shell, Snapdragon 801 chipset and dual-camera setup. Naturally, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS plus HTC's latest Sense 6.0 user...

Tags: HTC, Android


Mysterious Moto X+1 branding leaks out on Twitter

Mysterious Moto X+1 branding leaks out on Twitter

06 April, 2014 | comments (23)

A mysterious Moto X+1 branding made the rounds on Twitter. The yet to be known device moniker was posted on the social network with a “coming soon” tag by @evleaks. Motorola Moto X + 1: coming soon pic.twitter.com/7c8Gy16rdl— @evleaks (@evleaks)...


Sony Mobile rises to number 2 phone maker in India

Sony Mobile rises to number 2 phone maker in India

06 April, 2014 | comments (83)

Guess who the number two cell phone manufacturer in India is. If you guessed Apple, or Nokia, or HTC, then you'd be wrong: it's Sony. Although Sony has been producing quality handsets and has been a presence in the mobile phone landscape, it...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors alert

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors alert

06 April, 2014 | comments (138)

Phablets are becoming more and more prevalent in the mobile landscape, with the Samsung Galaxy Note line being at the forefront of sales. If Samsung's past trends are any indication, then expect the Note 4 to be akin to the Galaxy S5 in terms of...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Lumia 630 will be priced at €150 in Europe

Nokia Lumia 630 will be priced at €150 in Europe

06 April, 2014 | comments (29)

Nokia announced the Lumia 630 alongside the Lumia 930 at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San Francisco. The company revealed that its newest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone will be rolling out to the European markets in May, but there was only...