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Counterclockwise: Galaxy S and Xperia X10 arrive, N8 hits 12MP

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S and Xperia X10 arrive, N8 hits 12MP

29 March, 2014 | comments (29)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This time it's all about flagships their killer features, their software and especially their cameras. We even...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: HTC HD2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Play

Counterclockwise: HTC HD2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Play

15 March, 2014 | comments (22)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. Updates are a big issue this week, but we'll also look back at a true legend and scratch our heads at Sony's...

Tags: Misc


WP Tango aka Refresh to allow 8 apps running in background

WP Tango aka Refresh to allow 8 apps running in background

20 March, 2012 | comments (25)

We thought that the Windows Phone update, which will officially go by WP Refresh was all about optimizations for low-end chipsets, but it turns out it also adds some new functionality. The recently leaked Tango ROM revealed an increase in the...


Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

01 February, 2012 | comments (62)

BlackBerry London is a name we have heard several times before. We have even come across a purported image of the device before. Now we have yet another image of the upcoming smartphone based on RIM's new BlackBerry 10 platform. The image,...


HTC Desire HD ROM brings its fast boot magic to the original Desire

HTC Desire HD ROM brings its fast boot magic to the original Desire

24 September, 2010 | comments (22)

The HTC Desire HD was only announced a couple of weeks ago but its fast boot magic is already spreading like wildfire. The original Desire is the first of the Android gang to get a taste of the Desire HD ROM and gain its software superpowers....

Tags: HTC, Touch UI, Android


More screenshots of the new HTC Sense UI from inside Desire HD

More screenshots of the new HTC Sense UI from inside Desire HD

21 September, 2010 | comments (24)

Today we get another glimpse at the visual improvements HTC has made over their Android Sense UI. The screenshots are taken from a HTC HD2 running the Desire HD ROM that leaked earlier this week. The first thing to notice is the new HTC Sense...

Tags: HTC, Touch UI, Android


HTC Desire HD gets benchmarked, its ROM ported to the HD2

HTC Desire HD gets benchmarked, its ROM ported to the HD2

19 September, 2010 | comments (66)

The first benchmarks of the HTC Desire HD are in - and it crushes the Nexus One in CPU and graphics performance. Also the ROM was dumped and is already running on an HTC HD2, with the latest Sense UI goodies. The HTC Desire HD is powered by a...


WP7-based HTC Schubert and Froyo-loving Desire HD leak

WP7-based HTC Schubert and Froyo-loving Desire HD leak

09 August, 2010 | comments (35)

We're still a few months away from the official Windows Phone 7 launch but a bunch devices based on it have already made their way to the cameras and then to the web. We are now looking at the next portion of live photos, featuring the WP7-running...


First China-loving HTC-branded mobile phones released today

First China-loving HTC-branded mobile phones released today

27 July, 2010 | comments (23)

HTC has just announced its partnership with China Mobile but that isn't the only news on the company. As of today HTC starts shipping the first HTC-branded devices across China. Up until now its products have been wearing the Dopod...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


iPhone 4G put under microscope, 640x960px resolution confirmed?

iPhone 4G put under microscope, 640x960px resolution confirmed?

30 May, 2010 | comments (358)

The iPhone 4G continues its Magellan routine and going around the Earth - this time it showed up in the Czech Republic. Those clever Czech bloggers put it under a microscope to find out the screen resolution of the upcoming iPhone. Now, its not...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Dell Streak 5-inch tablet phone coming soon to O2 UK

Dell Streak 5-inch tablet phone coming soon to O2 UK

25 May, 2010 | comments (41)

Where do touch phones end and tablets begin? Well, the 5-inch Dell Streak is certainly bound to push the border further than the HTC HD2 and its 4.3-inch screen. The tablet moniker is actually misleading since the Streak has got full GSM voice and...


Rumored HTC Mondrian to have a 1.3GHz processor, run WP7?

Rumored HTC Mondrian to have a 1.3GHz processor, run WP7?

17 May, 2010 | comments (108)

Not so long ago, mobile phone CPUs reached the 1GHz milestone, but HTC is already looking ahead. Info on a new device called the HTC Mondrian showed up, presumably powered by 1.3GHz Snapdragon processor. Over at the XDA-Developers forums, people...


This April: black HTC Desire for Orange, HTC HD mini for O2 in UK

This April: black HTC Desire for Orange, HTC HD mini for O2 in UK

30 March, 2010 | comments (47)

April is shaping up as quite a month for the industry - we just overheard that Orange UK will be the only carrier to sell the HTC Desire in black, while O2 UK is expecting the HTC HD mini (besides the Desire again). Anyway, here's the situation...


HTC HD2, Nokia Nuron, Motorola CLIQ XT available for T-Mobile US

HTC HD2, Nokia Nuron, Motorola CLIQ XT available for T-Mobile US

24 March, 2010 | comments (27)

It's the end of a saga - the HTC HD2, the Nokia 5230 Nuron and the Motorola CLIQ XT have arrived at the T-Mobile USA shop. It's been rumored many times before but the trio is available at long last - each one with a different OS, each one with a...


Windows Phone 7 hardware requirements confirmed, two WP7 phones and an HTC HD3 rumor

Windows Phone 7 hardware requirements confirmed, two WP7 phones and an HTC HD3 rumor

16 March, 2010 | comments (80)

There were speculations about the hardware requirements of Windows Phone 7, which phones will get the upgrade and now at the MIX10 Microsoft finally gave answers to those nagging questions. Windows Phone 7 Series is a touch-operated OS and...


HTC HD2 launch date for T-Mobile USA uncovered

HTC HD2 launch date for T-Mobile USA uncovered

09 March, 2010 | comments (20)

We've heard it again and again but this time it's official - the HTC HD2 will launch on T-Mobile USA very soon. It's been a long string of rumors and leaks up to now and some of them did a lot to amp up the anticipation. Like the find that the...


HTC HD2 doesn't qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade

HTC HD2 doesn't qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade

01 March, 2010 | comments (227)

Bad news for the HTC HD2 owners: your beloved WinMo smartphones does not qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade. The reason is more than ridiculous but you can't do anything to change the situation: the HD2 packs five hardware buttons instead of only...


Tethering made easy: SIMFi is a SIM card with built-in Wi-Fi router

Tethering made easy: SIMFi is a SIM card with built-in Wi-Fi router

12 February, 2010 | comments (69)

Some mobile phones can do Wi-Fi tethering, others need to connect to the PC Suite for Internet sharing and some just can't do it, period. But what if the SIM card in the phone could do it all by itself? Sagem Orga and Telefonica have come up with...

Tags: Misc


HTC HD2, Nokia 5230 and Motorola Zeppelin going to T-Mobile USA

HTC HD2, Nokia 5230 and Motorola Zeppelin going to T-Mobile USA

08 February, 2010 | comments (11)

T-Mobile USA is getting the good stuff in March - the HTC HD2, the Nokia Nuron (5230) and a Motorola CLIQ XT. Plenty of info about the T-Mobile HD2 already leaked, like more RAM for example, but nothing beats hearing that it's coming in a couple of...


First life shots of the HTC HD2 extended life battery pop up

First life shots of the HTC HD2 extended life battery pop up

07 February, 2010 | comments (87)

Not long ago we told you that the Snapdragon-powered HTC HD2 is getting an extended battery which, along with the almost doubled capacity, brings quite welcome inbuilt kickstand. The battery status is still set to preorder but at least there are...