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Phones4U goes into administration after getting dropped by carriers

Phones4U goes into administration after getting dropped by carriers

15 September, 2014 | comments (44)

In a stunning development, high street UK mobile phone retailer Phones4U has gone into administration. This comes after both Vodafone and EE refused to extend their carrier contracts with Phones4U, effectively bringing an end to the retailer in its...

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Nokia 130 now available in China, Pakistan and Nigeria

Nokia 130 now available in China, Pakistan and Nigeria

15 September, 2014 | comments (26)

The first (and perhaps only) feature phone that Microsoft has unveiled, the Nokia 130, is now available in stores in China, Pakistan and Nigeria. The rollout to other countries will continue in the following weeks. The Nokia 130 has a recommended...

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Oppo N3 teaser confirms its name, next month announcement

Oppo N3 teaser confirms its name, next month announcement

15 September, 2014 | comments (6)

Oppo released a couple of teasers of its upcoming N3 camera-centric phone and today we are treated to a third one. This time it reveals more information about the phone's launch event. It will happen in Singapore next month, but Oppo hasn't...

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Snapdeal announces Karbonn Sparkle V Android One phone

Snapdeal announces Karbonn Sparkle V Android One phone

15 September, 2014 | comments (28)

Google hasn't yet officially announced Android One devices but the respective online stores who will be selling these devices just can't wait. After Flipkart prematurely pulled the trigger on Spice Dream UNO, Snapdeal has now put up a product page...

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'Windows Phone' branding to be dropped in favor of just 'Windows'

'Windows Phone' branding to be dropped in favor of just 'Windows'

15 September, 2014 | comments (28)

Microsoft is currently in the process of scrapping the 'Windows Phone' name in favor of the simpler 'Windows'. Leaked documents that surfaced earlier stated this but leaked images of an upcoming device confirms this. An upcoming device by the...


Exclusive: Leaked Oppo N3 press images show rotating camera

Exclusive: Leaked Oppo N3 press images show rotating camera

15 September, 2014 | comments (107)

We first heard that the Oppo N3 is coming last week, when the company released an image teaser on its Facebook page. Now, thanks to an anonymous tipster, who we have very good reasons to trust, we get to see what it will look like. The images we...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


New Moto X pre-orders in the US will kick off on September 16

New Moto X pre-orders in the US will kick off on September 16

14 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Motorola spilled the beans on the new Moto X pre-order details in the United States. AT&T will begin taking orders for the smartphone this coming Tuesday, September 16. The on-contract pricing of the customizable smartphone is $99.99. More...

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First rumors of the HTC Eye surface, packs 5.2

First rumors of the HTC Eye surface, packs 5.2" FHD display

14 September, 2014 | comments (80)

Prominent leaker @upleaks has outed the first pieces of information regarding HTC's upcoming smartphone carrying the codename "Eye". According to the leak, the upcoming smartphone will be built around a 5.2" display with a 1080p resolution. As a...

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US carrier AT&T won't offer Wi-Fi calling until 2015

US carrier AT&T won't offer Wi-Fi calling until 2015

14 September, 2014 | comments (15)

Without a doubt, Wi-Fi calling is a nice perk to have on your phone. For one, it allows you to make regular GSM calls on your Wi-Fi network in regions where the cellular coverage is spotty and signal is bad. It also lets you make calls as if you are...

Tags: iOS, AT&T


Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

14 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Welcome to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. It's good to look back at years past to put new events into context. This year was, of course, defined by the iPhone event and so were the two years before that. Actually, the second...

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Spice Android One Dream hits Flipkart before its debut

Spice Android One Dream hits Flipkart before its debut

13 September, 2014 | comments (50)

A yet to be announced Android One device by Spice appeared on Flipkart before its official announcement. The budget-friendly handset will make it debut at a Google press event in India on Monday, September 15. The listing was quickly taken...

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International pre-orders of Meizu MX4 are now live

International pre-orders of Meizu MX4 are now live

13 September, 2014 | comments (29)

The international pre-order books for the high-end Meizu MX4 have officially opened to a great deal of enthusiasm. According to Bai Yongxiang, the CEO of Meizu, the recently announced device has already gathered an impressive 7.7 million...

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Week 37 in review: Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Watch

Week 37 in review: Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Watch

13 September, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 37 was all about Apple's big announcement event where the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch went official. Additionally,...


Unlocked and unbranded Moto X will be called Pure Edition

Unlocked and unbranded Moto X will be called Pure Edition

12 September, 2014 | comments (34)

Motorola will apparently call the unbranded and unlocked version of this year's Moto X the Pure Edition. "Pure" is a word that's so far been used quite a lot in relation to Android, but only by fans. "Pure Android" has come to mean a version of...

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Oppo Find 5 and N1 will get Android 4.4 KitKat after all

Oppo Find 5 and N1 will get Android 4.4 KitKat after all

12 September, 2014 | comments (11)

Back in August we got word that Oppo's Find 5 wouldn't ever be officially updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. This info came from the Chinese company itself, though in the meantime it looks like it's changed its mind. That's because today it said that...

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HTC to unveil a selfie phone and waterproof camera on Oct.8

HTC to unveil a selfie phone and waterproof camera on Oct.8

12 September, 2014 | comments (32)

A couple of days ago, HTC started sending out invites for an event it will hold on October 8. The invite itself (which you can see on the left) didn't reveal much about the gathering, except that it probably has something to do with cameras. Now...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available in the UK

12 September, 2014 | comments (32)

Right on schedule, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has become available to purchase in the UK. Although today is the official release date for the handset, not all retailers seem to have it in stock already. There are exceptions, though. For example, if...

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iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

12 September, 2014 | comments (281)

The first Apple iPhone 6 benchmark results have popped up and they're from the GPU testing Basemark X suite. The iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points, which is just marginally better than the score of its predecessor. The iPhone 5s manages a score of...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus stock depleted, iPhone 6 still holding up

Apple iPhone 6 Plus stock depleted, iPhone 6 still holding up

12 September, 2014 | comments (128)

As you know, today is the day Apple’s latest iPhone 6 smartphone duo went on pre-order. Booking your unit was hardly the smoothest experience, but despite the server hiccups Apple managed to go through the initially available iPhone 6 Plus...

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Sony delivers Android 4.4.3 to Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony delivers Android 4.4.3 to Xperia T2 Ultra

12 September, 2014 | comments (27)

Just when it started to seem that Sony has sent all its software engineers on long vacation, we got the news that the company has released an update for one of its more recent smartphones. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, which got promoted to 4.4.2 KitKat...

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