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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....

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

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

07 April, 2014 | comments (100)

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...

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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 (34)

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...

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LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

07 April, 2014 | comments (15)

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 (43)

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...

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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...

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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...

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Mysterious Moto X+1 branding leaks out on Twitter

Mysterious Moto X+1 branding leaks out on Twitter

06 April, 2014 | comments (22)

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 (82)

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 (132)

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...

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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...


Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

06 April, 2014 | comments (18)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week it's a rollercoaster as predictions of future market share miss by a mile, while makers of smartphone...

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Blackberry Z3 shows up in a few live photos

Blackberry Z3 shows up in a few live photos

05 April, 2014 | comments (40)

A photo taken in Malaysia shows the BlackBerry Z3 inhabiting the same space as the Z10 and Z30. So what's so special about the Z3? Well it's the first BB handset to be produced by Foxconn (BlackBerry entered a five deal contract with the...


2014 W14 news in review: iPhone 6 rumors, new Samsung devices

2014 W14 news in review: iPhone 6 rumors, new Samsung devices

06 April, 2014 | comments (6)

Spring is officially upon us, and with the first week of April behind us the we are ready to give you all the news highlights, including a bunch of iPhone 6 rumors, some new Samsung devices, and the official announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 - and...

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Xolo Q1010i goes official with 5

Xolo Q1010i goes official with 5" 720p screen, 8MP camera

05 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Xolo has announced its latest smartphone, the Q1010i. The newest mid-range offering is aiming to bring excellent camera experience at an affordable price tag. The smartphone sports a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels....

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Sony D5103 Xperia G pops up in Indonesia

Sony D5103 Xperia G pops up in Indonesia

05 April, 2014 | comments (27)

A Sony device that goes by the model name D5103, believed to be the upcoming Sony Xperia G, has popped up on Indonesian POSTEL website (the country's FCC equivalent). The leaked listing doesn't show much aside from the model name and the fact the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

05 April, 2014 | comments (17)

The latest comScore report on the trends in the US smartphone industry for the three months ending in February, 2014 is out. As one can expect, Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.3% market share, while the global market leader,...


Sony outs SIM free Xperia Z1 with LTE in the US

Sony outs SIM free Xperia Z1 with LTE in the US

04 April, 2014 | comments (15)

So you want an Xperia Z1, but don't want to sign a contract? Not a problem, Sony's got your back. They've released an unlocked version of their popular Z1 handset that fully supports US LTE networks on both T-Mobile and AT&T's networks. It should...

Tags: Sony, Android