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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

09 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The first "real" compact flagship, Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, has finally made its way to the US. Available in European markets not long after its announcement in January, the device is now available through Sony's online store. This latest...

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Dual SIM Nokia Lumia 530 certified by the FCC

Dual SIM Nokia Lumia 530 certified by the FCC

09 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Nokia is preparing to release its second dual-SIM Windows Phone handset, a version of the yet unannounced Nokia Lumia 530. The device (model name RM-1020) was certified by the FCC, which provides the telling diagram on the left (note the "SIM1"...


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

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Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

08 July, 2014 | comments (114)

Samsung's been hitting every market of the cell phone game for a while now, hitting and excelling in the low, mid, and top tiers of the industry. However, the company's Q2 2014 earnings projections reflect a drop in profits compared to its 2013 Q2...

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BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

08 July, 2014 | comments (78)

Most smartphones this day follow a similar design format: a rectangular screen. The formula has worked so far, especially with all-touch screen devices, but this design hasn't really been challenged or altered in quite some time and has resulted in...


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

08 July, 2014 | comments (55)

Sony will out a new top of the line smartphone before the end of this year, and judging by its past actions that should happen during IFA in September. Just last week we heard that the 'full size' Z3 would be joined in Sony's portfolio by the Z3...

Tags: Android, Sony, Rumors


Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

08 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google's latest Android distribution report for June has the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, continuing to gain ground over older versions. KitKat has gained 4.1 points over its share in May, and now stands at 17.9%. This came at the...


Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

08 July, 2014 | comments (68)

According to data coming from ABI Reseach, which includes analysis, market data and insights, the top 20 best selling devices in the first quarter of the year are dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has two devices in that period which saw good...


Apple iOS 8 beta 3 now available for developers

Apple iOS 8 beta 3 now available for developers

08 July, 2014 | comments (21)

Apple is now rolling out the iOS 8 beta 3 firmware update. It brings various improvements, new features and new options. The iOS 8 Beta 3 allows the T-Mobile USA subscribers to use Wi-Fi Calling for better audio quality. The new firmware also...


ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

08 July, 2014 | comments (22)

You can stop guessing now, ZTE unveiled its Nubia Z7 flagships, app three of them. Meet the Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini. And before you get the wrong impression, the Z7 Max is actually a cut down version of the regular Z7 and the Z7 mini is taller...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Dual SIM


Sony outs Xperia C3 selfie phone - 5MP front snapper with LED flash

Sony outs Xperia C3 selfie phone - 5MP front snapper with LED flash

08 July, 2014 | comments (63)

Sony Xperia C3 is now official, just as Sony promised yesterday. It comes with a 5.5 IPS display of 720p resolution, enhanced with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for better image quality. The Xperia C3 s powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset with...

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Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 smartphone in India for $250

Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 smartphone in India for $250

08 July, 2014 | comments (113)

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its first smartphone in the Indian market, the Xiaomi Mi 3. The phone is priced at ₹14,999 ($250) and will go on sale on July 15. The Xiaomi (pronounced 'shao-mee') Mi 3 is the company's flagship...

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iPhone 6 Sapphire display gets put to the test

iPhone 6 Sapphire display gets put to the test

07 July, 2014 | comments (123)

Turns out that Apple's purchase of sapphire crystal factories weren't in vain, because the iPhone 6's display is very, very durable. Or so it seems in a recently posted video that displays the 4.7" panel being put through scratch...

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Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

07 July, 2014 | comments (9)

It looks like Android Wear devices aren't working properly with paid applications from the Google Play Store. Apps for the wearable devices are downloaded concurrently with the ones on the Play Store; they should all update automatically over...

Tags: Google, Android


Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

07 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google seems to have a penchant for launching its devices into orbit. First they did it with the Nexus S and One, and now, the search giant's Project Tango phone will be making its journey into the final frontier. The purpose behind Google's...

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New rumor outs battery capacity for both iPhone 6 models

New rumor outs battery capacity for both iPhone 6 models

07 July, 2014 | comments (66)

Lately we've been inundated with iPhone 6-related rumors, but not one of those spoke about how big the batteries in the upcoming smartphones would be. Until now, that is. Today the Chinese media is abuzz with word of the battery capacities for...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


LG G Watch goes on sale across the world today

LG G Watch goes on sale across the world today

07 July, 2014 | comments (14)

LG is proud to boast that its first smartwatch running Android Wear has gone on sale on a global scale. The G Watch should now be available both online and offline in the United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United...

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AT&T announces availability info for the LG G3 and G Watch

AT&T announces availability info for the LG G3 and G Watch

07 July, 2014 | comments (3)

The LG G3 is already available in some parts of the world (such as the UK, for example), and it's on its way to the US too. After Sprint last week, now AT&T has given us information about when it plans to release LG's newest flagship...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Sony Xperia C3 breaks cover, teased as the first selfie phone

Sony Xperia C3 breaks cover, teased as the first selfie phone

07 July, 2014 | comments (39)

Sony confirmed today on its Twitter account that tomorrow it will announce a "selfie"-oriented smartphone. Luckily, we have a bit more information on what to expect. See your #selfies in a whole new light pic.twitter.com/UQJQIa44sI— Sony Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Nokia Lumia 930 goes on sale this week

Nokia Lumia 930 goes on sale this week

07 July, 2014 | comments (51)

Announced back in April and available for pre-order in multiples stores across Europe, the Nokia Lumia 930 will go on sale this week. It has a Recommended Retail Price of $600 – that's €450 / £350 – before taxes and subsidies. The new Windows...