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Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

14 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. We revisit the usual suspects – Apple shifts gears with new iPhone releases while Nokia flaunts impressive...

Tags: Misc


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

10 June, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been in our rumor mill for quite a while, but today we are finally getting to see the real deal. We can got high-res live pictures of the S5 mini plus a comparison shot with its bigger Galaxy S5 sibling. Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Week 23 news in review: iOS 8, Android 4.4.3, Xperia T3, One (E8)

Week 23 news in review: iOS 8, Android 4.4.3, Xperia T3, One (E8)

08 June, 2014 | comments (7)

This weeks was market by Apple's WWDC, one of the year's most anticipated events. Google took the opportunity to launch a bug fixing Android 4.4.3 firmware, while Samsung, HTC and Sony announced new handsets. The iOS 8 announcement is...


Dual-SIM HTC One M8 found on Russian website

Dual-SIM HTC One M8 found on Russian website

07 June, 2014 | comments (8)

The Russian Federal Communication Agency, ROSCOM, (the Russian equivalent of the FCC), has approved a dual-SIM variant of the HTC One M8 in the country. The VP of HTC Russia, Andrey Kormiltsev, hinted back in April that the device might be coming...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Q3 Samsung Galaxy S5 orders down 25% in iPhone 6 anticipation

Q3 Samsung Galaxy S5 orders down 25% in iPhone 6 anticipation

06 June, 2014 | comments (157)

Samsung's Galaxy S5 has sold very well, however, the Korean-tech manufacturer has noticed a significant dip in orders for Q3 2014: a 25% cut. This is hardly good news for Samsung, as many believe that this is due to a significant consumer base...


Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

06 June, 2014 | comments (43)

Huawei announced today its next generation chipset - the Kirin 920. It is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture and uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores capable of working simultaneously. The Cortex-A15 cores can be clocked from...

Tags: Huawei, Android, Misc


Huawei Mulan flagship and new Honor leak

Huawei Mulan flagship and new Honor leak

05 June, 2014 | comments (53)

A couple of new yet unannounced Huawei smartphones have hit the rumor mill today. We got photos and some key specs of the Chinese company's upcoming flagship codenamed Mulan as well as press renders of a new member of the Honor series. The leaked...


Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA update hitting Nexus devices

Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA update hitting Nexus devices

04 June, 2014 | comments (217)

The first wave of Android 4.4.3 KitKat over the air updates have been rolling out to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices this morning. This includes (so far confirmed) the Nexus 7 (2013 edition), Nexus 5, and the Google Play editions of the...


Red and Gold HTC One (M8) heading to Verizon

Red and Gold HTC One (M8) heading to Verizon

04 June, 2014 | comments (3)

Verizon is officially adding two color versions of the HTC One (M8) to its selection – Glamour Red (exclusive to Verizon) and Amber Gold (which was available though HTC). Those will be available starting on June 5. The carrier currently only...

Tags: HTC, Android, Verizon


Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

04 June, 2014 | comments (226)

T-Mobile was the first to unleash the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat update on its Nexus (4,5,7) lineup. Then Motorola begun updating the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E. Today the entire Google Play Edition phone lineup has been treated to Android...


The Oppo N1 Mini is one pricey handset

The Oppo N1 Mini is one pricey handset

03 June, 2014 | comments (12)

There are tons of flagship phones with monstrous screens and top of the line specs that appeal to power users and those with deep pockets. However, not everyone really cares for a phone that boasts a larger than life display, nor are top of the line...

Tags: Oppo, Android


HTC sales fall again despite love for the One M8

HTC sales fall again despite love for the One M8

03 June, 2014 | comments (88)

The month of May brings some grim news for HTC, as the Taiwanese manufacturer suffered a dip in sales, despite seeing signs of positive growth in March and April. The launch of the HTC One M8 looked like it would reverse the downward trend that...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One (E8) to cost just $450 in China

HTC One (E8) to cost just $450 in China

03 June, 2014 | comments (34)

The HTC One (E8), previously known as One M8 Ace became official earlier today. It's essentially a One (M8) version with a plastic body and 13 MP camera like the ones in the Desire 816 and HTC One mini 2. What we didn't know is how much we would be...

Tags: HTC , Android


HTC One (E8) announced with Snapdragon 801, plastic body

HTC One (E8) announced with Snapdragon 801, plastic body

03 June, 2014 | comments (60)

HTC re-unveiled the One Vogue Edition (M8 Ace), this time for a worldwide audience and under a simpler name – HTC One (E8). That's right, consumers will have to pay attention to the stuff in brackets or they risk getting a rather different...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC has reportedly canceled the One (M8) Prime

HTC has reportedly canceled the One (M8) Prime

30 May, 2014 | comments (37)

One down and one to... be canceled? Some time after the HTC One (M8) was announced rumors started flying around of two new versions of the M8 – Ace and Prime. Yesterday a plastic, China-bound Ace went official under the name HTC One Vogue edition,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Amber Gold HTC One (M8) is only $99 today

Amber Gold HTC One (M8) is only $99 today

30 May, 2014 | comments (4)

If you live in the USA and have a thing for golden smartphones today might be your lucky day. HTC is selling its Amber Gold HTC One (M8) for $99 with a contract to Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, on its website. The deal is valid for 24 hours and has...


Alleged shell from the upcoming iPhone 6 gets leaked

Alleged shell from the upcoming iPhone 6 gets leaked

30 May, 2014 | comments (25)

MacFixit has got its hands on what is said to be the shell of the upcoming iPhone 6. The shell is said to be that of the 4.7-inch variant, although there is supposedly also going to be a bigger version. The shell features antenna breaks at...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC One Vogue Edition (M8 Ace) appears officially in China

HTC One Vogue Edition (M8 Ace) appears officially in China

29 May, 2014 | comments (28)

The long-rumored HTC M8 Ace finally made an official appearance. The plastic-clad smartphone showed up on the manufacturer’s official website in China as HTC One Vogue Edition. The handset is set to launch next week, on June 3. At a quick...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One Mini 2 now for sale in the UK

HTC One Mini 2 now for sale in the UK

28 May, 2014 | comments (18)

The HTC One Mini 2 went up for pre-sale in the UK last week, but wasn’t slated to drop until June 30th. It turns out that you won’t have to wait that long to get the phone in your clutches if you don’t want to. Phones4U, a UK retailer is carrying...

Tags: HTC, Android


Plastic HTC One M8 Ace leaks again in promo images

Plastic HTC One M8 Ace leaks again in promo images

28 May, 2014 | comments (20)

More images of the HTC One M8 Ace have found their way on the net before the official unveiling of the phone on June 3. These appear to be official promo images that tout the key features of the new phone. First off, it's similar to the HTC...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors