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Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for  $315

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for $315

15 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Announced back in December last year, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is finally on sale in India. Packing a 4.7" IPS IGZO display of 720p resolution the Elife E7 Mini features a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU and a Mali 450MP4 GPU in addition to...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

09 April, 2014 | comments (184)

Sony is now putting out a bug fix for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact; Firmware 14.3.A.0.757 takes the place of the former version (14.3.A.0.681). What does the new version fix? The sound issue that has been plaguing users...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

04 April, 2014 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom can't get enough of the spotlight. It all started with some leaked specs and then we got to see it have its first identity crisis - going by the name K Zoom instead of S5 Zoom. The latest rumor installment comes...


Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

03 April, 2014 | comments (96)

The Xperia Z1 Compact may not be a one-off, in fact the FCC might have already certified its successor, the Z2 Compact. It already certified the Sony SO-04F "Altair" – an NTT DoCoMo device going by the model number. The Sony Xperia Z1 for NTT was...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Lumigon announces T2 HD premium Android smartphone

Lumigon announces T2 HD premium Android smartphone

28 March, 2014 | comments (47)

You may remember the Danish company Lumigon from its T1 and T2 smartphones, which it launched in 2010 and 2012. The company is looking to deliver decently (if not exactly high-end) spec'd Android smartphones in a premium built package. Today Lumigon...

Tags: Lumigon, Android


2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

26 March, 2014 | comments (56)

Benchmarks of the HTC One (M8) have surfaced out of China, and have revealed a bit more about the performance of the Asian HTC One (M8). Running on the AC variant of the MSM8974 Snapdragon 801 processor, the Asian model comes with a 200MHz faster...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

19 March, 2014 | comments (149)

Big news, Sony fans! Sony has just announced the availability of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The new firmware rollout starts right now for all three smartphones, but the process is gradual...


Vodafone UK offers free 32-inch TV with Sony Xperia Z2 pre-order

Vodafone UK offers free 32-inch TV with Sony Xperia Z2 pre-order

10 March, 2014 | comments (36)

The UK has some of the best pre-order perks we've seen – if you thought the free Smart Watch 2 with a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact pre-order was cool, check out the Xperia Z2 pre-order deal from Vodafone. If you're one of the first 3,000 to...


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

16 February, 2014 | comments (8)

We're 8 days away from the next Mobile World Congress and as you can imagine, this week's news was overwhelmed with leaks. Still, there were a couple of high-profile launches for products that just couldn’t wait any more. The first of those...

Tags: Misc


Alleged LG G2 mini specs make an appearance on Twitter

Alleged LG G2 mini specs make an appearance on Twitter

12 February, 2014 | comments (14)

Shortly after the teaser for the upcoming LG G2 mini emerged, its alleged specs made the rounds on Twitter. The mini version of the LG G2 will go official in less than two weeks, on February 24. The LG G2 mini is tipped to feature Qualcomm...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

09 February, 2014 | comments (51)

Recently, photographs of Sony's Xperia D6503 made the rounds on the internet. From the picture, the device looks almost bezel-less, suggesting that it has an extremely large screen, while perhaps maintaining manageable ergonomics. Today, we have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


2014 week 5 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 5 in review: the news that you might have missed

01 February, 2014 | comments (10)

It’s been a busy week with events ranging from small (pre-orders and such) to large (the sale of a cornerstone company). Here's the week in review with all the must-know events of the past few days. The big news, of course, is that Google...

Tags: Misc


Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

30 January, 2014 | comments (58)

Sony has announced via its official Twitter account a new software update for the the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra has started rolling. It's not the Andorid 4.4 KitKat release that you may have been hoped for, but any update is good news, right?...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

30 January, 2014 | comments (20)

Sony has started selling the Xperia Z1 Compact in a couple of new major European countries after the debut in Sweden. In Germany, Amazon sells the miniature flagship for €499 for all color variants of the phone (black, yellow, pink and white). The...

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 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs €520

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs €520

24 January, 2014 | comments (63)

Sony's miniature flagship, the Xperia Z1 Compact has been the talk of the town ever since it debuted at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. The hotly anticipated mini variant of the Xperia Z1 was already up for pre-order in several...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia MWC 2014 event scheduled for February 24

Nokia MWC 2014 event scheduled for February 24

23 January, 2014 | comments (60)

Nokia has pinpointed the date for its Mobile World Congress 2014 press event. You can mark your calendars for Monday, February 24 when the event will start at 8:30AM (7:30AM GMT). Reading "Meet us under the tree," the press invite carefully keeps...

Tags: Nokia, MWC 2014


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

15 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact for China. It will be oddly called Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition instead of Compact, but the rest is pretty much. The specs of the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition are similar to those of its global sibling - a...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

10 January, 2014 | comments (35)

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is already up for pre-order in Europe, but if you're thinking of getting one, you should check the offers by Sony's own web store as there are some enticing offers. XperiaBlog.net checked the regional stores and made a...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Sirius to debut at MWC, not CES, new rumor says

Sony Sirius to debut at MWC, not CES, new rumor says

07 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors hinted at a new Sony flagship at CES but the event came and went, with the only new phone (expectedly) being the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. New rumors move the unveiling date of the Sony Sirius to the Mobile World Congress (held at the end of...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on pre-order in the UK

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on pre-order in the UK

07 January, 2014 | comments (63)

The hotly anticipated Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is already drawing attention from carriers and phone stores. A couple of UK-based retailers have chimed in that they've started taking pre-orders. Phones4u offers the Xperia Z1 Compact on contract...