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Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

16 July, 2014 | comments (18)

The FCC posted yesterday its latest test completion of a Sony device with codename D6603, which according to Sony's model number convention should coincide with the Sony Xperia Z3. What's more interesting about this story's origin being from...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

16 July, 2014 | comments (4)

The Nokia Lumia 635 is beginning to replace the Lumia 520, the perennial champ of the bang for the bug. The LTE-enabled Lumia 635 will cost just $100 if you get it with a GoPhone pre-paid plan starting July 25. A couple of weeks later on August 8...


Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

16 July, 2014 | comments (22)

A leaked user manual of the upcoming LG G3 mini smartphone confirms that the device will be officially known as G3 S. The user manual of the G3 S that has been leaked, carries the model number D772V and is said to be the Vodafone version. Apart...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

16 July, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC’s mid-range smartphone, the Desire 610, which was official announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, will soon be available on AT&T. The device has been listed as ‘coming soon’ on the carriers page and the smartphone will go on sale,...

Tags: HTC, AT&T, Android


Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

15 July, 2014 | comments (10)

Ever think about picking up one of Verizon's prepaid plans, but you were put off by the lack of LTE phone support? Well Big Red has finally loosened up and allowed users rocking LTE capable handsets on its prepaid smartphone plans. There are some...


Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

15 July, 2014 | comments (152)

Apple seems to have addressed consumers' biggest gripe with the iPhone with its upcoming iPhone 6: screen size. The Cupertino-based tech company allegedly has two smartphones in the pipeline with different screen sizes: 4.7” and 5.5”, which should...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Apple and IBM announce global enterprise mobility partnership

Apple and IBM announce global enterprise mobility partnership

15 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Apple and IBM announced exclusive global partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The duo of tech behemoths will launch a new class of business apps for iOS, which will bring IBM’s data and analytics expertise to the Apple’s iPhone and iPad...

Tags: Apple


Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

15 July, 2014 | comments (20)

Xiaomi's flash sale business model is prone to achieving record sales in small amounts of time by design. So it's no surprise then that the Chinese smartphone maker has once more gone through some inventory at an insane speed. Over in Singapore,...

Tags: Android, Xiaomi


Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

15 July, 2014 | comments (4)

Remember Tizen, the mobile operating system that some people claimed would make Samsung drop Android? It's not doing so well. The first handset from the Korean maker that was supposed to run Tizen has been delayed indefinitely. So it might be a...

Tags: Tizen, Samsung


Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

15 July, 2014 | comments (96)

Earlier this week we reported the Lumia Cyan update being rolled out to Nokia Lumia 625 devices in certain markets. Now, Nokia has decded to make things official and has announced that Lumia Cyan - aka Windows Phone 8.1 - is now being streamed to...


MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

15 July, 2014 | comments (44)

MediaTek has officially announced the MT6795 chipset. The latest addition is a 64-bit True Octa-core 4G LTE enabled chip and comes with the ability to support 2K display. The MT6795 is clocked at 2.2GHz and features the company’s CorePilot...


Firefox OS smartphones for under $50 to launch in India

Firefox OS smartphones for under $50 to launch in India

15 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Firefox OS smartphones are currently available in Europe and Latin America, and as of July, Mozilla intends to enter the Indian market as well. Moreover, it intends to do so with very inexpensive smartphones costing up to $50. The information...


HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

15 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Shakeups at the top of HTC continue – the Taiwanese maker is losing its Benjamin Ho and Fred Liu. Liu served as interim COO and was the President of Engineering & Operations, he is retiring after a 16 year stint at the company. Fred Liu was...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Android 4.4.4 now seeding on DROID Ultra, Maxx, Mini

Android 4.4.4 now seeding on DROID Ultra, Maxx, Mini

15 July, 2014 | comments (10)

A few days ago we informed you about Android 4.4.4 test builds being seeded on Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra and Mini to qualified Verizon testers. We knew this meant the updates are in the final stages and will begin seeding soon. Well, the...


Jolla outs Tahkalampi - update 8 for its Sailfish OS

Jolla outs Tahkalampi - update 8 for its Sailfish OS

15 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Last month Jolla released the major Saapunki firmware, which combined the planned 6 and 7 updates into one. The company also promised to bring update 8 in July and it is now rolling out, just as scheduled. The new update 8 for the Sailfish OS...


Xiaomi launches Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India

Xiaomi launches Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India

15 July, 2014 | comments (82)

Last week we talked about Xiaomi launching the Mi 3 in the Indian market. This week, the company has launched two more smartphones, along with a revised pricing for the Mi 3 and launch details. First of all, the Mi 3 has seen a price cut. It is...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Nokia Lumia 520 has reached over 12 million activations

Nokia Lumia 520 has reached over 12 million activations

14 July, 2014 | comments (40)

The budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 520 has registered over 12 million activations to date. Microsoft announced the impressive milestone during today’s Worldwide Partner Conference keynote in Washington DC. The eight-digit number of activations...


Sharp & Apple in display production dispute

Sharp & Apple in display production dispute

14 July, 2014 | comments (102)

Sharp has been producing screens for Apple for quite some time now, so much so that an entire plant in Kameyama Japan is dedicated to making screens for the Cupertino-based tech company. Sharp is looking to produce screens for other companies,...

Tags: Sharp, Apple, Rumors


Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

14 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung has filled for a patent in its homeland Korea. The new feature, which the company is working on, will be intended for the Galaxy Note series. The new patent filling reveals that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a method to...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

14 July, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors of a new, metal-clad Galaxy line are back, this time from South Korean site ETnews.com. The article is light on detail but cites industry insiders who claim the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be unveiled on August 13. The Alpha line is intended...