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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


Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

12 December, 2013 | comments (14)

Phonemaker Oppo used its official Weibo account to put up a banner teasing its upcoming flagship the Find 7. There, Oppo also confirms that the Find 7 will launch in early 2014. Last week, Oppo Find 7 had its specifications leaked, suggesting...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

12 December, 2013 | comments (67)

There were rumors that Samsung is looking at LCD screens to cut costs for the next Galaxy S and Note flagships, but maybe they were only partially correct. New information from Korean publication ETNews suggests Samsung is already making the Galaxy...


AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

11 December, 2013 | comments (30)

AT&T might soon be reducing the subsidies for the devices sold on its network. The wireless operator CEO Randall Stephenson feels that the carrier can no longer afford to fund the maintenance and upgrade cycles of the smartphones it sells. At an...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


Nokia RM-964 with 5.2

Nokia RM-964 with 5.2" screen now testing

11 December, 2013 | comments (49)

Zauba is at it again this time the Indian import tracking site leaked a Nokia device with a 5.2" screen and the model number RM-964. The device is once again being imported for testing. Unlike the 4.5" Nokia RM-977, the RM-964 is an expensive...


Ubuntu Touch will power a high-end phone next year

Ubuntu Touch will power a high-end phone next year

11 December, 2013 | comments (39)

The smartphone OS battlefield just got a little busier Ubuntu Touch will transition from an after-market OS to an out of the box OS in 2014 as Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth announced there's a hardware partner on board. A high-end Ubuntu...

Tags: Ubuntu


Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7

Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7" tablet dock in tow

11 December, 2013 | comments (19)

If the Asus Padfone Infinity 2 was too rich or too big for you, you might have been keeping an eye on the Padfone Mini rumors. Well, they are rumors no more Asus just unveiled the phone/tablet hybrid in Taiwan. The Asus Padfone Mini is a...


Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

10 December, 2013 | comments (269)

According to a report in The Verge, the previously leaked, mysterious Nokia Normandy is an Android handset. Known internally under several different codenames, the device is said to be developed as an equivalent to the low-cost Nokia Asha...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

10 December, 2013 | comments (32)

Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 quietly went official in the United States - the duo of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is currently available to order in the US Google Play Store. The Xperia Z Ultra is priced at $649, while...

Tags: Sony, LG, ASUS, Android