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Purported press image of HTC B2 handset leaks on Twitter

Purported press image of HTC B2 handset leaks on Twitter

09 May, 2014 | comments (20)

Alleged press render of unannounced HTC B2 smartphone made the rounds on Twitter. The image was posted on the social network by @evleaks. The press image reveals the front of the device. A duo of stereo speakers and a front-facing camera...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Alleged live photo of Motorola Moto E leaks out

Alleged live photo of Motorola Moto E leaks out

09 May, 2014 | comments (40)

Alleged live photo of Motorola’s yet to be announced Moto E made the rounds online. The image showcases the previously leaked handset alongside the Moto G. As you can see in the photo above, the Moto E looks decidedly cheaper than the...


Nokia Lumia 630 can now be pre-ordered in Italy

Nokia Lumia 630 can now be pre-ordered in Italy

09 May, 2014 | comments (17)

The Nokia Lumia 630 continues to become more widely available, and the device is now available for pre-purchase in Italy. The handset is pretty competitively priced at €149.99 ($207) and will start shipping in a few days: May 20. Specs wise...


Xiaomi Mi3 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update ahead of MY release

Xiaomi Mi3 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update ahead of MY release

09 May, 2014 | comments (33)

Xiaomi has released MIUI v4.5.9 update which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The update is currently available for the Xiaomi Mi3 in addition to a wealth of other devices including Redmi 1/1s and MI2/2S/Mi. In addition to the usual KitKat...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


LG's LTE push continues with global F70 launch

LG's LTE push continues with global F70 launch

09 May, 2014 | comments (4)

You'd be forgiven if you had forgotten all about the LG F70. The mid-ranger was unveiled back at the MWC at the end of February, but it stood no chance of making a lasting impression as it came alongside the far more intriguing LG G Pro...

Tags: LG, Android


Apple snatches Nokia's Lumia Photography Lead

Apple snatches Nokia's Lumia Photography Lead

09 May, 2014 | comments (109)

Apple has taken advantage of the just completed Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and has snatched one of the Finnish company's most valuable experts. Ari Partinen, head of the Lumia Photography division, has just announced that he's leaving the...

Tags: Apple, Nokia


AMOLED screen-packing Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 leaks

AMOLED screen-packing Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 leaks

09 May, 2014 | comments (25)

We've heard rumors about this one before, but this time we get to see the real deal. The latest tablet by Samsung and its first in a while to pack an AMOLED screen has been caught in the wild by our old friend Mr Spycam. The slate's front panel...


HTC One mini 2 preliminary listings point at a steep price tag

HTC One mini 2 preliminary listings point at a steep price tag

09 May, 2014 | comments (24)

Two Finish retailers have jumped the gun on the HTC One mini 2 and listed the smartphone on their sites for the price of €520. One of those retailers expects to have the device on May 14, which puts the expected date of unveil somewhere in the week...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

09 May, 2014 | comments (96)

Apple officially has purchased audio equipment and service company Beats for $3.2 billion. As part of the deal, streaming service Beats Music would also join the company's iTunes division. Both services were competitors until now, but it would be...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Apple iPhone 6 could launch as early as August

Apple iPhone 6 could launch as early as August

09 May, 2014 | comments (53)

Reports coming in from Taiwan suggest the iPhone 6 could be unveiled as early as August and launch a couple of weeks later as per Apple's tradition. Those reports target the "smaller" 4.7" iPhone 6 and not the rumored 5.5" variant. The latter is...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Galaxy S III I9300 and S III mini won't be getting KitKat update

Galaxy S III I9300 and S III mini won't be getting KitKat update

09 May, 2014 | comments (246)

Bad news for owners of the Galaxy S III I9300 (international model) and the S III mini. Samsung has confirmed that it will not be updating these devices to Android 4.4 KitKat. According to Samsung Mobile UK, “In order to facilitate an...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung opens new factory in China

Samsung opens new factory in China

09 May, 2014 | comments (6)

Samsung opened a new factory in Xi'an, China, where the South Korean tech giant will produce 3D V-NAND memory chips. Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, Oh-Hyun Kwon along with Chinese and Korean officials, Samsung suppliers and clients...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Sony T2 Ultra  not coming to the UK

Sony T2 Ultra not coming to the UK

08 May, 2014 | comments (14)

Sony’s T2 Ultra phablet was slated to the come to the UK, but it seems that the massive-screened Android device has had its UK debut mysteriously axed. The sudden lack of UK availability for the device hasn’t been revealed. There have been some...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple and Samsung command 106% of industry profits

Apple and Samsung command 106% of industry profits

08 May, 2014 | comments (41)

Apple is by far the most profitable smartphone manufacturer in the business right now, with 65% of industry share, and Samsung with a 41% share. All the other players in the smartphone game either had a negative share or essentially broke even...


Samsung replaces the head of its mobile design team

Samsung replaces the head of its mobile design team

08 May, 2014 | comments (112)

Samsung replaced its mobile division design chief, Chang Dong-hoon with Lee Min-hyouk – its vice president of mobile design. The personnel shift takes place amidst criticism about the design of Samsung’s latest flagship – the Galaxy S5. Mr....

Tags: Samsung


Pantech Vega Iron2 goes official with Snapdragon 801 chipset

Pantech Vega Iron2 goes official with Snapdragon 801 chipset

08 May, 2014 | comments (17)

Pantech officially announced the Vega Iron2 smartphone in South Korea. The high-end LTE-A device will be available in its home market later this month. The Pantech Vega Iron2 will be available in black or white color scheme. Its design...

Tags: Pantech, Android


EXCLUSIVE: New LG G3 photos show all its golden glory

EXCLUSIVE: New LG G3 photos show all its golden glory

08 May, 2014 | comments (93)

We've received yet another batch of exclusive LG G3 photos. This time, the phone sports a gold paint job and although the photos are a bit on the blurry side, they reveal all about the phone's design. Our insider tells us that the main camera and...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini: Snapdragon 800 or 400?

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini: Snapdragon 800 or 400?

08 May, 2014 | comments (38)

New information about the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800H) has surfaced from two sources, but unfortunately it contradicts in a big way. One source says it will have a 4.5" screen and Snapdragon 800 (making it a true super-mini), the other says...


Japanese LG G3 dubbed Isai FL goes official

Japanese LG G3 dubbed Isai FL goes official

08 May, 2014 | comments (40)

LG unveiled the long-awaited LG G3, well, sort of. It's called the LG Isai FL and is everything the LG G3 was rumored to be, except exclusive to KDDI Japan. It's the successor of the G2-based Isai and packs a massive 5.5" QHD screen with super thin...

Tags: LG, Android


Apple discontinues the iPhone 4, again

Apple discontinues the iPhone 4, again

08 May, 2014 | comments (39)

Times of India brought news that Apple is resurrecting the iPhone 4 earlier this year and now it brings news of its demise. One of the three leading Apple partners in the country said that the older model helped Apple doubled the user base. That...

Tags: Apple, iOS