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Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

14 April, 2014 | comments (66)

Sony is experiencing a great deal of trouble getting its latest flagship the Xperia Z2 out of the factories and onto the store shelves. The company has re-launched the pre-orders for the phone on its UK website and has listed the shipping time...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | comments (129)

One of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range. As a...

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HTC One M8 in red headed to Verizon

HTC One M8 in red headed to Verizon

12 April, 2014 | comments (6)

According to a tweet by evleaks, the HTC One (M8) will have a new Glamor red version available on Verizon. Currently, the phone is offered in three color options: gunmetal grey, glacial silver and amber gold. Glamour Red HTC One M8 to Verizon.—...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


HTC sales materials leak: pits the One M8 against GS5

HTC sales materials leak: pits the One M8 against GS5

11 April, 2014 | comments (161)

HTC is campaigning hard to train sales associates to sway buyers from purchasing a Galaxy S5 and to get an HTC One M8 instead. If you take a look at a page from HTC’s latest training materials below, you’ll see that proving it’s better than the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Samsung


Amazon sells HTC One M8 for $150 on Sprint and Verizon

Amazon sells HTC One M8 for $150 on Sprint and Verizon

10 April, 2014 | comments (9)

If you’re interested in having a two-year contract with Sprint or Verizon and have been fiending for the HTC One M8, then you may want to get your phone through Amazon. The online mega-giant retailer is offering HTC’s latest flagship for $150,...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One (M8) for Sprint is using Harman/Kardon speakers

HTC One (M8) for Sprint is using Harman/Kardon speakers

10 April, 2014 | comments (48)

HTC's affair with Beats ended a while back, but is the smartphone maker courting another popular audio company? Harman/Kardon is a hi-fi company that makes anything from headphones to car audio and it seems that Sprint's HTC One (M8) has BoomSound...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


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


Hong Kong won't see Xperia Z2 until June

Hong Kong won't see Xperia Z2 until June

08 April, 2014 | comments (32)

If you're been eagerly awaiting the release of Xperia's Z2 handset and you live in Hong Kong, then we've got some bad news. The smartphone won't be released in Hong Kong until June of this year. Sony has been mum on exactly why there's been a...

Tags: Sony, Android


Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

08 April, 2014 | comments (23)

An alleged photo of HTC M8 Ace made the rounds on Twitter. The blurry image was posted on the social network by @evleaks. The leaked photo reveals the front of the device, which sports a slightly different design than the HTC One (M8) to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


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

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

07 April, 2014 | comments (102)

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...

Tags: Sharp, Android


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...

Tags: HTC


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...

Tags: HTC, Android


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...

Tags: Misc, 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,...


Alleged HTC Butterfly S successor shows up in AnTuTu database

Alleged HTC Butterfly S successor shows up in AnTuTu database

04 April, 2014 | comments (29)

A mysterious HTC device with high-end specs made an appearance in the AnTuTu benchmark database. Carrying the model number 0PAJ3, the mysterious handset could be a successor to the HTC Butterfly S. HTC 0PAJ3 specs (click to enlarge) Listed...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

04 April, 2014 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom can't get enough of the spotlight. It all started with some leaked specs and then we got to see it have its first identity crisis - going by the name K Zoom instead of S5 Zoom. The latest rumor installment comes...


Samsung ATIV SE quietly launches on Verizon

Samsung ATIV SE quietly launches on Verizon

04 April, 2014 | comments (13)

The Samsung ATIV SE is now a reality. After showing off some specs and a press photo we all assumed to see the device being unveiled at Microsoft's BUILD conference alongside the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. It seems, however, that Samsung and Verizon...


Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

04 April, 2014 | comments (8)

Finally hopping on the bandwagon after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular have all had their say, Verizon is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order. The device will cost you $199.99 on a two-year deal, $599.99 sans commitment or for...


HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

01 April, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) launched in the UK and has moved into retailers sooner than expected - Carphone Warehouse will be shipping all color versions tomorrow, instead of April 7 as it originally announced. That makes it the only retailer to have the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Original HTC Butterfly to get Android 4.4 KitKat shortly

Original HTC Butterfly to get Android 4.4 KitKat shortly

31 March, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC has confirmed on its official Facebook page that Android 4.4 KitKat update for the original HTC Butterfly is in the works and will be released soon. This is the only information HTC has given as an answer to a Facebook question. We know...