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HTC Desire 510 lands at Sprint on September 19

HTC Desire 510 lands at Sprint on September 19

16 September, 2014 | comments (5)

Sprint has announced that the HTC Desire 510 is officially coming to its stores. Furthermore, the launch will happen later this week - on Friday, September 19 to be precise. That's when you'll be able to get a Desire 510 from Sprint for $199.99...

Tags: Android, HTC, Sprint


JR: Smartphones shipment to reach 1.2 billion in 2014

JR: Smartphones shipment to reach 1.2 billion in 2014

16 September, 2014 | comments (11)

Analyst company Juniper Research estimates that global smartphone shipments for 2014 will reach 1.2 billion units. That's a 19% increase compared to 2013 when global smartphone shipments were estimated at 985 million. The growth in smartphone...


Custom firmware brings iOS 7 features to really old iPhones

Custom firmware brings iOS 7 features to really old iPhones

16 September, 2014 | comments (34)

iOS has a growing developer community and while it's very far from the jungle of custom ROMs available for Android, here's a start. The Whited00r firmware brings iOS 7 look and feel to devices that are no longer supported by Apple. The supported...

Tags: Apple, iOS


See the HTC One (M8) Champions League edition you can't buy

See the HTC One (M8) Champions League edition you can't buy

16 September, 2014 | comments (8)

HTC has launched a UEFA Champions League special edition One (M8), as the tournament Group stage is finally about to start. The phone sports the competition's logo at the back as well as the Champions League trophy below the company's logo. HTC...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony launches Xperia E3 in India to tackle Moto G

Sony launches Xperia E3 in India to tackle Moto G

16 September, 2014 | comments (51)

The Sony Xperia E3, one of the company's IFA announcements, is coming to Indian customers as we speak. It will come in either single or dual-SIM options and cost 11,790 INR (149) and 12,790 (162) respectively. That puts it side-by-side with the...

Tags: Sony , Android


NFC on the iPhone 6 only works with Apple Pay

NFC on the iPhone 6 only works with Apple Pay

16 September, 2014 | comments (65)

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with NFC connectivity that makes the Apple Pay service work. However, that's just about what the connectivity protocol will be used to, at least in the beginning. This is confirmed by an Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Metal-clad Samsung SM-A500 to feature new TouchWiz interface

Metal-clad Samsung SM-A500 to feature new TouchWiz interface

16 September, 2014 | comments (20)

Reports of a more affordable variant of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha first surfaced last week. Back then we heard that Samsung was in development of an SM-A500 device for the midrange market. The latest news surrounding the device involves a 13MP...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active hits Canada, Europe holds breath

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active hits Canada, Europe holds breath

16 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has finally broken the AT&T exclusivity, just as previously reported. The first country to get the smartphone after the States is Canada. The rugged smartphone is carried by all three major carriers - Bell, Rogers and...

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Apple iPhone 6 won't meet demand until November

Apple iPhone 6 won't meet demand until November

16 September, 2014 | comments (111)

Apple's is on the verge of filling stores with its latest iPhone (the "smaller" iPhone 6) and as experience has taught us there is a lot of demand for the latest iGadget. But according to sources Apple will not be able to meet initial iPhone 6...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG teases Wine Smart, a flip smartphone

LG teases Wine Smart, a flip smartphone

16 September, 2014 | comments (16)

Smart flip phones are odd ducks, an attempt to rekindle the nearly extinct form factor. They never get much attention but LG will be introducing a specimen soon the LG Wine Smart. Wine is a series of flip phones available in the US, Canada but...

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Voice over LTE launches at Verizon, native video calls too

Voice over LTE launches at Verizon, native video calls too

15 September, 2014 | comments (14)

Today Verizon has turned on VoLTE (Voice over LTE) functionality across its network in the United States. This means you'll be able to make voice calls over Big Red's 4G network too, as up until now you would have been bumped onto its 3G network for...

Tags: Verizon


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the best display as per DisplayMate

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the best display as per DisplayMate

15 September, 2014 | comments (212)

DisplayMate, a renowned company specializing in display tests, has praised the Galaxy Note 4's AMOLED in a detailed review. The 5.7" 2560 x 1440 pixel display of the Note 4 packs a pixel density of 518ppi, but that's not its only feature as Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Selfie-obsessed Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime leaks

Selfie-obsessed Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime leaks

15 September, 2014 | comments (37)

The selfie is easily the most popular genre of photo these days and Samsung may try to capitalize on that market with the Galaxy Grand Prime. Photos of the handset reveal its front-facing camera boasts 5MP resolution, a sizeable improvement over the...


Panasonic intros expensive Android phone with 1

Panasonic intros expensive Android phone with 1

15 September, 2014 | comments (71)

Panasonic gave up trying to make a name for itself selling smartphones in developed markets a while back, after the failure of its Eluga-branded devices. But now the company seems to want back in. Today at Photokina 2014 it introduced the Lumix...


Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

15 September, 2014 | comments (211)

Apple unleashed the pre-order campaign for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 12 and now the company boasts four million orders have been made in the first 24 hours. The demand is more than Apple anticipated and as a result, while...

Tags: Apple, iOS


LG G3 Stylus goes on sale in Latin America and Central Asia

LG G3 Stylus goes on sale in Latin America and Central Asia

15 September, 2014 | comments (9)

The LG G3 Stylus is going on sale this week. The company will launch the phone initially in Brazil, as other countries in Latin America will follow soon after. Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States nations will also be among the...

Tags: LG, Android


Galaxy Note 4 coming to the UK in mid-October, Note Edge is not

Galaxy Note 4 coming to the UK in mid-October, Note Edge is not

15 September, 2014 | comments (27)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch price and date for the UK were unveiled by local retailer Clove. The new phablet flagship will launch a month from now in the week that starts on October 13 and will cost 575 with VAT. That's slightly higher than...

Tags: Samsung, Android


New Moto X gets $50 discount, now sold directly in the UK

New Moto X gets $50 discount, now sold directly in the UK

15 September, 2014 | comments (6)

The new Moto X (2014) pre-orders start tomorrow, but customers can also purchase an unlocked, Pure Edition of the phone. Normally, the latter costs $499, but students with an active .edu e-mail account can take advantage of a $50...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Google launches Android One in India with three new smartphones

Google launches Android One in India with three new smartphones

15 September, 2014 | comments (131)

After announcing it first back at I/O 2014, Google today finally launched the first Android One devices in India. The first three phones to be launched are the Karbon Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream UNO. The Dream UNO is the...

Tags: Google, Android


Phones4U goes into administration after getting dropped by carriers

Phones4U goes into administration after getting dropped by carriers

15 September, 2014 | comments (45)

In a stunning development, high street UK mobile phone retailer Phones4U has gone into administration. This comes after both Vodafone and EE refused to extend their carrier contracts with Phones4U, effectively bringing an end to the retailer in its...

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