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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


New images of the iPhone 5C surface

New images of the iPhone 5C surface

20 August, 2013 | comments (31)

We have seen some leaked images of the upcoming low-cost iPhone, named tentatively the iPhone 5C. Now we have received a couple of new images from case manufacturer Itskins, whose iPhone skins we have written about in the past. Back then we...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Google had warned Samsung not to use Apple's designs

Google had warned Samsung not to use Apple's designs

27 July, 2012 | comments (360)

And the juicy details keep flowing in. Like we mentioned in our previous article about leaked iPhone prototype designs, the Apple vs. Samsung legal battle is resulting in a lot of never before seen information reaching the public through legal...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Apple's court filings reveal early iPhone designs

Apple's court filings reveal early iPhone designs

27 July, 2012 | comments (99)

The legal battle between Apple and Samsung may have become tiring to some but you can't deny the juiciness of some of the secrets that have been uncovered through internal documents since the two started going at each other. Case in point being...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Apple iPhone 3GS gets XGA video recording through a hack

Apple iPhone 3GS gets XGA video recording through a hack

1 November, 2010 | comments (37)

The iPhone 3GS is decisively starting to look outdated on the video front with its modest VGA capabilities. Fortunately the hacking community is right here to save it from mediocrity and bring it back on par with the best. Well, the iPhone 3GS...

Tags: Apple, Touch UI


EISA Awards 2010: which are the best of the best phones in Europe

EISA Awards 2010: which are the best of the best phones in Europe

16 August, 2010 | comments (202)

The EISA awards are out and the winners are not that unexpected. Apple, Samsung and even Sony Ericsson snatched awards in the Mobile Devices panel. There's also the traditional green award. The European Smartphone 2010-2011 award goes to the...


200,000 Samsung Glaxy S phones sold in South Korea in 10 days

200,000 Samsung Glaxy S phones sold in South Korea in 10 days

05 July, 2010 | comments (75)

The Samsung Galaxy S is selling very well - in South Korea. Samsung says it's because the Galaxy S is better tailored to the South Korean market than some of its competitors, like, say, the Apple iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS has sold 800,000 units...


iOS 4 update is coming today, pre-ordered iPhone4's shipping

iOS 4 update is coming today, pre-ordered iPhone4's shipping

21 June, 2010 | comments (228)

A quick reminder in case you don't have it market on your calendars - today we're expecting the iOS 4 upgrade for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. In related news, the first pre-ordered iPhone4's have already started shipping a bit early and some of those are...


iPhone 3GS price gets cut to $97 at Wal-Mart, down from $199

iPhone 3GS price gets cut to $97 at Wal-Mart, down from $199

25 May, 2010 | comments (61)

A new iPhone, a new price cut. Sure, the iPhone 4G/HD isn't official yet but pretty much everything there is to know about it has leaked. Anyway, Wal-Mart is cutting the price of the iPhone 3GS down to 97 US dollars. A price cut just before the...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

28 April, 2010 | comments (10)

Stats time again - this time we'll look at how Android OS versions are distributed as well as the iPhone OS. What do you think is more popular - iPhone 3G or 2nd-gen iPod touch? Which version of Android generates the most mobile Internet traffic?...

Tags: Android, iPhone, Misc


redsn0w beta for iPhone OS 4.0 released for devs

redsn0w beta for iPhone OS 4.0 released for devs

16 April, 2010 | comments (47)

The cat and mouse game between Apple and hackers goes on - a beta version of the redsn0w jailbreak tool has been released for developers of jailbroken apps. It's still in the early stages, but it should help developers of jailbroken apps to make...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


iPhone hits Vodafone UK on 14 January, rewards for pre-ordering

iPhone hits Vodafone UK on 14 January, rewards for pre-ordering

21 December, 2009 | comments (223)

Vodafone UK will start offering iPhone 3G and 3GS from 14 January. You can grab a 16GB 3GS for free on 45 pounds monthly on a two-year contract. All those who pre-order it will receive free Vodafone calls for as long as the contract...


Palm Pre finally gets video recording, unofficially though

Palm Pre finally gets video recording, unofficially though

24 November, 2009 | comments (12)

So far Palm Pre has been enjoying video-less existence much like the iPhone in its toddling years. And again, much like on the iPhone, the Palm Pre's first try in video recording is via an unofficial third-party application. Palm Pre is now...

Tags: Palm, Touch UI, WebOS, Misc


Major Samsung S8000 Jet firmware update now available

Major Samsung S8000 Jet firmware update now available

22 November, 2009 | comments (175)

We have some great news for the owners of Samsung S8000 Jet: there is a new firmware update for the Jet bringing lots of goodies for your phone. As it turned out it's been a while since it first showed up but most probably many of you (we as well)...


iPhone 3G and 3GS heading to RadioShack, maybe Verizon too

iPhone 3G and 3GS heading to RadioShack, maybe Verizon too

08 November, 2009 | comments (56)

Oh, iPhone. Every shop wants thee. RadioShack, or “The Shack” as hipsters call it, announced that it will be offering the iPhone 3G and 3GS by the end of this month to a limited number of stores initially. Their press release (if you could call...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Sony Ericsson Satio hits the shelves, costs a fortune

Sony Ericsson Satio hits the shelves, costs a fortune

07 October, 2009 | comments (326)

The long sought after Sony Ericsson Satio has just been released and it's attacking the retailers worldwide. So if you spent the last couple of months dreaming of buying the beast, now might be a good time to break that piggy bank of yours. After...


AT&T says hello to VoIP over 3G with Skype and iPhone 3G, 3GS

AT&T says hello to VoIP over 3G with Skype and iPhone 3G, 3GS

07 October, 2009 | comments (11)

Today AT&T has officially announced its readiness to support VoIP applications over its 3G network for the iPhone. Up until now the the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS users were limited to using only Wi-Fi connection for VoIP services. Effective now...


Dell Mini 3i appears again, stars in an extra detailed photo shoot

Dell Mini 3i appears again, stars in an extra detailed photo shoot

31 August, 2009 | comments (21)

The officially denied Dell Mini 3i continues to appear in photos online and this time they've got it so nicely detailed that we can really see what actually the device look likes and what it offers software wise. It is even compared with the Apple...


Nokia N900 is now officially outed and it packs some serious stuff

Nokia N900 is now officially outed and it packs some serious stuff

27 August, 2009 | comments (670)

Well, it seem Nokia have something even more exciting to announce at the upcoming Nokia World, so they’ve decided to fire early with the N900 tablet/smartphone announcement. N900 is a continuation of Nokia Nseries tablets. This time they’ve stepped...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Garmin Nuvifone M20 to hit Taiwanese market this month

Garmin Nuvifone M20 to hit Taiwanese market this month

19 August, 2009 | comments (14)

Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecom in Taiwan, announced the start of the advertising campaign of the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone M20, which is finally set to start selling in no more than two weeks time. The SatNav-oriented Asus-Garmin...