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Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

28 September, 2014 | comments (20)

Counterclockwise is our weekly look back in time at all the interesting things that happened during this week through the years. Late September has witnessed many great things but also a fair share of embarrassing failures, here are the most...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 camera, exploding S3, Canvas 4

Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 camera, exploding S3, Canvas 4

13 July, 2014 | comments (18)

The second week of July has historically been witness to a wide range of device releases from many a manufacturer, including Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson. Also, former Nokia camera guru Damian Dinning talked about the 12MP shooter on their...

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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...

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Apple snatches Nokia's Lumia Photography Lead

Apple snatches Nokia's Lumia Photography Lead

09 May, 2014 | comments (109)

Apple has taken advantage of the just completed Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and has snatched one of the Finnish company's most valuable experts. Ari Partinen, head of the Lumia Photography division, has just announced that he's leaving the...

Tags: Apple, Nokia


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...

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Sprint launches HD Voice across US in July

Sprint launches HD Voice across US in July

26 March, 2014 | comments (6)

Sprint is finally launching HD Voice across its network in the United States, a whole two years after it first set its sights on the feature. HD Voice increases the dynamic range of the audio transmitted over the network from the standard four...

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Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

09 February, 2014 | comments (41)

The first week of February has traditionally been a very interesting week a little event known as the Mobile World Congress used to start in the middle of the month back then (not at the end like now) and the rumor mill went in overdrive those few...

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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

24 January, 2013 | comments (406)

We all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish...


Aluminum Nokia Catwalk rumored to be Lumia 920's successor

Aluminum Nokia Catwalk rumored to be Lumia 920's successor

03 January, 2013 | comments (175)

In an attempt to make its next flagship lighter and thinner, Nokia is planning on using aluminum for the Lumia 920 successor. The device, according to The Verge's sources is codenamed Catwalk and will debut some time this year. According to...


Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

Belle Refresh update hits Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

27 August, 2012 | comments (417)

Nokia has just started the global rollout of the Symbian Belle Refresh. Owners of the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro should check their devices for the firmware update. Symbian Belle Refresh brings some exciting features to the listed...


GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

25 April, 2012 | comments (68)

If you've been following our reviews, then you're undoubtedly familiar with the extensive array of tests we subject any device which finds itself under our critical gaze in the GSMArena Labs. Today, we're proud to announce the test results now have...

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GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test

GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test

17 April, 2012 | comments (150)

Until now, we've always performed all of our display tests in dark environments in, what's technically, ideal conditions, so that we can measure the full potential of any particular display in the most objective manner possible. And while we believe...

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Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard

Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard

31 March, 2012 | comments (353)

The upcoming update to the mobile Nokia OS, carrying the codename "Carla", shows up in screenshot form. The screenshots don't show much, however, you can get a taste of what the update is going to bring. First, there's the new...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Nokia teases PureView monster cameraphone on video

Nokia teases PureView monster cameraphone on video

22 February, 2012 | comments (197)

As MWC hype is picking up momentum, Nokia decided to join the fun and released a short video trailer of its upcoming PureView smartphone. The Nokia PureView is the rumored successor to the Nokia N8 camera-centered smartphone. Earlier online...


Nokia Carla smartphones to ship in Q3, updates coming in Q4

Nokia Carla smartphones to ship in Q3, updates coming in Q4

22 February, 2012 | comments (92)

More details on the upcoming Nokia Carla release came in. The platform previously known as Symbian will get its next update in Q3 of this year, when the first smartphones running Nokia Carla will hit the shelves. According to the latest rumors,...


Nokia Belle update rolling out for Symbian^3 devices

Nokia Belle update rolling out for Symbian^3 devices

07 February, 2012 | comments (698)

The long-awaited Belle update for older Nokias that launched with Symbian^3 has started rolling out. We received tons of tips (thanks everyone!) and when we plugged in our Nokia N8, Ovi Suite immediately found an update. The update is version...


Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever?

Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever?

04 February, 2012 | comments (363)

Say 'bye bye to Symbian' is essentially the message coming from Nokia as it looks to bring about the end of its legacy platform sooner than many expected. Despite talks of Symbian Carla and even Symbian Donna in the works for current and new...


Nokia now shipping Symbian^3 devices with Belle out the box

Nokia now shipping Symbian^3 devices with Belle out the box

27 January, 2012 | comments (229)

Nokia have now confirmed via their official Twitter feed that major updates have already begun rolling out to a number of devices currently running Symbian Anna, bumping them up to Symbian Belle, news that a lot of Nokia fans will no doubt welcome...


Nokia Belle update to start rolling out from next week [UPDATED]

Nokia Belle update to start rolling out from next week [UPDATED]

18 January, 2012 | comments (186)

Nokia has confirmed through a post on its Twitter account that the Belle update will start rolling out to older devices starting next week. @farkasondro Hi Ondrej, Nokia Belle will be on the way from next week. You can see more details of the...


Older Symbian-running Nokias to get Belle in February 2012

Older Symbian-running Nokias to get Belle in February 2012

21 December, 2011 | comments (90)

We had a false start but this time it's for real. The Belle update for older Nokias is officially scheduled on the Finnish company's calendar for February 2012. The Nokia Belle... wait, what? It seems that Nokia have given up on the Symbian name and...