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Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

15 December, 2013 | comments (214)

Nokia Lumia series of smartphones accounts for 90% of the Windows Phone eco-system. The support from the other manufacturers like HTC, Huawei and Samsung in developing WP powered smartphones has been rather poor, which is a cause of concern for...


Nokia Lumia 525 on sale in Singapore for SG$249

Nokia Lumia 525 on sale in Singapore for SG$249

15 December, 2013 | comments (41)

Nokia's freshly announced, low-end Lumia 525 is now available in Nokia stores across Singapore. The handset is priced at SG$249. The key difference between the Lumia 525 and the 520 is the amount of RAM the devices are rocking - 1GB vs 512MB...


HTC One mini Android 4.3 update with Sense 5.5 is now seeding

HTC One mini Android 4.3 update with Sense 5.5 is now seeding

14 December, 2013 | comments (37)

HTC is now seeding Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the One mini smartphone. The OS update also brings HTC Sense 5.5 to the metal-clad handset. The 630MB large update brings a host of improvements and tweaks to the HTC One mini. They include the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

14 December, 2013 | comments (139)

On his Twitter account, renowned leakster @evleaks has shared a part of a screenshot from Windows Phone 8.1, which shows on-screen touch navigation buttons. Currently, the three-button combo of Back, Windows and Search keys aren't part of the user...


Sprint is considering a bid for T-Mobile

Sprint is considering a bid for T-Mobile

14 December, 2013 | comments (18)

The Wall Street Journal has published a report suggesting US carrier Sprint is working on making a bid for T-Mobile. According to the sources issuing the information, Sprint is currently researching and studying the regulations in order to launch a...


Goldgenie introduces full crystal iPhone 5s

Goldgenie introduces full crystal iPhone 5s

14 December, 2013 | comments (38)

Following the trio of gold Goldgenie iPhone 5s smartphones, the company has also unveiled a fourth one. Named the iPhone 5s Supernova, the special edition of Apple's latest smartphone is encrusted with Swarovski Crystals on the back and sides giving...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS


HTC One, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat

HTC One, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat

14 December, 2013 | comments (15)

As you probably know Google recently unveiled a new polished release of the Android KitKat platform with the version number 4.4.2. And the good news is the update is already seeding to a couple of devices outside the Nexus family. The Google Play...

Tags: HTC, LG, Android


Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO

13 December, 2013 | comments (12)

Steve Mollenkopf, the current COO of Qualcomm will be the company's next CEO. The announcement comes a day after reports suggesting that Microsoft might be considering Mollenkopf as the potential successor to Steve Ballmer, who will be hanging his...

Tags: Qualcomm, Misc


Oppo Find 7 will not have a 5.7 inch screen

Oppo Find 7 will not have a 5.7 inch screen

13 December, 2013 | comments (17)

There have been rumors about the display size on the Oppo Find 7. We reported earlier that the upcoming flagship from the Chinese manufacturer may sport a 5.7" screen. There were some people who believed that the display would be 7", seeing as the...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Google's Nexus 5 gets a hardware refresh

Google's Nexus 5 gets a hardware refresh

13 December, 2013 | comments (63)

The LG-made Nexus 5 flagship by Google has received some minor manufacturing adjustments that aim to improve upon its build quality. New Nexus 5s shipped will feature larger speaker and microphone holes along the bottom of the display, as well as...

Tags: Google, Android, LG


Black HTC One Max unveiled in Hong Kong

Black HTC One Max unveiled in Hong Kong

13 December, 2013 | comments (16)

While we'd really prefer seeing a Snapdagon 800-powered version, HTC gave us a new color option of its One Max phablet. Unveiled in Hong Kong is a black-colored HTC One Max. The device has appeared on the local market sporting a second color to...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

13 December, 2013 | comments (25)

New Year's Eve is approaching and with it time for celebration and, of course, CES. Today Sony confirmed its event will be held the day before CES officially kicks off on January 7. The Sony press conference will be held on January 6 (Monday) at...

Tags: Sony, Android


iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers

iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers

13 December, 2013 | comments (126)

We have already seen the iPhone 5s blazing the global sales charts, thanks to a strong showing in China. But the phone is doing even better back in Apple's home country, securing the top spot across all major US carriers. According to...

Tags: Apple, iOS


The UK injunction won by Nokia against HTC gets suspended

The UK injunction won by Nokia against HTC gets suspended

12 December, 2013 | comments (29)

HTC caught a break in its patent feud with Nokia in the UK. Slightly over a week after the initial judgment in the case, the Taiwanese manufacturer announced that it was granted a stay on the injunction against its products by the Court of Appeal in...

Tags: HTC, Nokia


iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

12 December, 2013 | comments (153)

The October sales reports are in and they show Apple's has found its form. The iPhone 5s has outsold the Galaxy S4, according to the research firm, Counterpoint. This was achieved, even though the iPhones weren't able to catch up with consumer...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Samsung Galaxy S III LTE version gets its Android 4.3 update

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE version gets its Android 4.3 update

12 December, 2013 | comments (76)

After Samsung released Android 4.3 for the global Galaxy S III I9300 the I9305 LTE variant is getting its due serving. The update is coming over the air but may take some time to arrive at your smartphone doorstep so try to be patient. The...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung loses court battle with Apple in Korea

Samsung loses court battle with Apple in Korea

12 December, 2013 | comments (64)

Recently, Apple brought Samsung to court in the US alleging patent infringement and it ruled in its favor. After the loss abroad, Samsung experienced another loss on home turf - this time in a suit the Korean company itself has filed. Filed in...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc



"Something incredible" coming from ASUS at CES 2014

12 December, 2013 | comments (18)

CES, one of the biggest consumer electronics venues of the year in the US, kicks off on January 7. It seems that ASUS has been chomping at the bit to get 2014 started, as it's unleashed invites to its CES press event a day before the Consumer...

Tags: ASUS, Android, Rumors


Lenovo announces S930 and S650 droids

Lenovo announces S930 and S650 droids

12 December, 2013 | comments (29)

In September, Lenovo announced the flagship Vibe X and now the Chinese company is adding two more smartphones to its 2013 line-up: the Lenovo S930 and the Lenovo S650. The Lenovo S930 is an affordable mid-range 6-incher coming to rival the...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

12 December, 2013 | comments (31)

The elusive Sony Xperia Z1s (aka Z1 mini) passed through Postel, the Indonesian wireless authority, and has now reached US shores too. The FCC docs show a diagram of the device and give away its footprint 129 x 64.9mm. The software version is...

Tags: Sony, Android