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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


This 24-carat gold plated HTC One M8 costs 1900 pounds

This 24-carat gold plated HTC One M8 costs 1900 pounds

06 May, 2014 | comments (27)

Ever since Apple launched the iPhone 5s, gold has become a popular color, with companies like HTC offering a gold colored variant of the HTC One M8 as standard. But there always existed companies who made gold-plated versions of existing phones, and...

Tags: HTC, Android


iPhone 6 dummy compared to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5

iPhone 6 dummy compared to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5

05 May, 2014 | comments (124)

We’ve seen a couple of alleged iPhone 6 dummies but this one is the most complete yet. Better still, the photos show it next to the current iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S5. If this dummy is the real deal, the new iPhone 6 will bring more than...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Xiaomi Redmi Note hits 15 million pre-orders

Xiaomi Redmi Note hits 15 million pre-orders

03 May, 2014 | comments (52)

Thanks to its clever marketing strategy called "Hunger Marketing," Xiaomi managed to sell 100,000 Redmi Notes in 34 minutes back in March. Now, the company proudly boasts 15 million people have pre-ordered the $161 phablet. That number beats...

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Alleged Apple iPhone 6 dummy shows updated design

Alleged Apple iPhone 6 dummy shows updated design

30 April, 2014 | comments (95)

We've seen alleged sketches of the Apple iPhone 6, which led to the creation of a 3D render of what the final deice might look like. Now, a "very reliable" source from China sent photos of a physical dummy of the device. The dummy looks like an...

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US customer satisfaction led by Apple, Samsung close second

US customer satisfaction led by Apple, Samsung close second

25 April, 2014 | comments (27)

J.D. Powers ran a customer satisfaction study in the US and results revealed interesting changes since the previous edition from 2011. Apple topped the charts across the board, beating Samsung on all major US carriers. That said, Samsung stayed...


Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

24 April, 2014 | comments (111)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 scored more sales in its launch weekend than the iPhone 5s in its respective period. More specifically, the Galaxy S5 snug 25% and 18% of the smartphone market share in the USA and Canada for that period. The iPhone 5s did...


First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

23 April, 2014 | comments (51)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched globally on April 11 and just a week later it grew to represent 0.7% of all active Android phones, says analyst firm Localytics. This compares to the 1.1% of all active iPhones that the iPhone 5s managed in its first...

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A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (176)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

15 April, 2014 | comments (121)

Factory floors out of China have long been sources of leaked shots of upcoming Apple devices, and apparently the anticipated iPhone 6 is no exception. The latest alleged shot has it next to an iPhone 5S, showing off the rumored larger screen of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (73)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

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Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Hot on the heels of last week’s teaser, Vivo shed light on yet another bit of its upcoming smartphone flagship. This time around, the manufacturer dropped some information on the camera of the upcoming device in its official Weibo page. The...

Tags: Vivo, Android


The iPhone 6 screens could enter production as early as May

The iPhone 6 screens could enter production as early as May

01 April, 2014 | comments (59)

Sources close to Apple's supply chain are saying the bigger screens for the upcoming iPhone 6 could enter production as early as next month. This would suggest an autumn unveil and launch for the next iPhone, following recent tradition. Said...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

31 March, 2014 | comments (75)

Leaked schematics of the rumored next iPhone 6 suggest two screen sizes and give out some specific dimensions for both models. The schematics come from Japanese Apple-centric Mac Otakara publication. The smaller model sports a 4.7" display and has...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Leaked diagram allegedly reveals the physical measures of iPhone 6

Leaked diagram allegedly reveals the physical measures of iPhone 6

28 March, 2014 | comments (77)

A leaked diagram which allegedly reveals the physical measures of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 made the rounds on the web. Unsurprisingly, the document suggests that the next smartphone to come out of Cupertino will have a significantly larger...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

21 March, 2014 | comments (43)

Looking to shack up with Virgin Mobile in the US, but want to use an iPhone without having to fork over an arm and a leg? Well now may be the time to pull the trigger as Richard Branson's cell phone company just announced significant price cuts for...


Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

21 March, 2014 | comments (183)

Sources with some knowledge of the matter suggest that Apple will not be interested in increasing the megapixel count of its next iPhone smartphone camera. Instead Apple will likely focus on improving the lens system and image quality. Previous...

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China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

20 March, 2014 | comments (49)

China Mobile reports its first loss of annual profits in 14 years as the world's largest carrier by subscribers is heavily investing in its 4G network. The carrier has sold roughly 1.34 LTE-enabled smartphones, most of which were iPhones. It...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (70)

It seems like someone was able to get their hands on HTC's upcoming One flagship, and has even managed to shoot it next to some of the current competitor flagships (read. current, not upcoming). These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Sony...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

18 March, 2014 | comments (95)

The wing man to the flagship iPhone 5s hasn't been selling all too well around the world and today, as expected, Apple is taking a step to fix that. Meet the 8GB Apple iPhone 5c. The phone has appeared on UK carrier O2's website with a variety of...

Tags: Apple, iOS