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Counterclockwise: Samsung, HTC, Sony and Apple piss off users

Counterclockwise: Samsung, HTC, Sony and Apple piss off users

28 June, 2015 | comments (17)

Companies try to keep their consumers happy, but sometimes they do something that really pisses them off. In this week's edition of Counterclockwise we'll remember some examples of corporate missteps, because as the saying goes "Those who do not...

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LG licenses 2G-4G patents from Nokia, will pay royalties

LG licenses 2G-4G patents from Nokia, will pay royalties

16 June, 2015 | comments (15)

Well, this is a curveball for Microsoft – Nokia and LG have reached a smartphone patent licensing agreement. LG will license over 60 Nokia patents related to 2G, 3G and 4G and will pay royalties to the Finns. Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, LG, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia 7650, 808, HTC EVO 3D, Galaxy K zoom

Counterclockwise: Nokia 7650, 808, HTC EVO 3D, Galaxy K zoom

15 June, 2015 | comments (4)

Counterclockwise is our weekly mobile tech history lesson and this time we're having a class on mobile cameras. There have been many impressive mobile shooters, but we'll focus on the stranger ones. Camera on a phone The idea of having a...

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HTC stock drops to 2005 levels, nearly 50% down since M9 launch

HTC stock drops to 2005 levels, nearly 50% down since M9 launch

11 June, 2015 | comments (103)

HTC HQ is having a somber morning – shares fell so fast they hit daily limit of 9.9% at the Taiwan Exchange, leaving it at NTD 83.60 a share. That's the lowest in ten years and it's not because of circumstances, the Taiex index went up 0.3%. The...

Tags: HTC, Misc


LG unveils Disney-themed, Swarovski-studded droid

LG unveils Disney-themed, Swarovski-studded droid

09 June, 2015 | comments (20)

Here's something I didn’t think I'd see – a Disney-themed, Swarovski-studded smartphone. It's an NTT DoCoMo exclusive and comes with the iconic Mickey Mouse silhouette on the front flip cover (a version of LG's Quick Circle cases) that also...

Tags: LG, Misc


Counterclockwise: the history of iOS updates

Counterclockwise: the history of iOS updates

07 June, 2015 | comments (24)

Counterclockwise lets us spend 15 minutes reminiscing about the past, this time we'll look at Apple's mobile OS. June is the time of year for Apple to reveal the new iOS version at its annual WWDC gathering. Back then it was still called iPhone OS...

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Samsung seals a long-term deal with ARM for Mali GPUs

Samsung seals a long-term deal with ARM for Mali GPUs

04 June, 2015 | comments (18)

Today Samsung and ARM inked a huge license deal - ARM granted a long-term license to Samsung for its Mali GPU series. Samsung has been using the Mali design in Exynos chipsets for quite some time now - the most recent case being the Galaxy S6's...

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Counterclockwise: superhero edition

Counterclockwise: superhero edition

31 May, 2015 | comments (5)

Welcome back to Counterclockwise, the weekly trip down memory lane. This week we indulge in a conspiracy theory – Samsung is Marvell, Nokia is DC. The Dark Knight uses Windows Phone In 2012 Nokia was launching its first Windows Phone...

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Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

24 May, 2015 | comments (20)

Counterclockwise is a weekly edition that recounts great moments in mobile tech history, but this week we decided to twist things a bit. We dug up the strange ones, devices that you may not remember but will make great exhibits in a museum of...

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Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

22 May, 2015 | comments (34)

Here's one numbers race we can get behind – huge batteries. And we do mean huge! The Innos D6000 has two batteries totaling 6,000mAh capacity. This lets you hot-swap either battery since the other battery is there to keep things running. The...

Tags: Misc, Dual SIM


Counterclockwise: Lumia 928 does stunts, Galaxy S II climbs Everest

Counterclockwise: Lumia 928 does stunts, Galaxy S II climbs Everest

17 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Counterclockwise is our version of stories by the campfire. And as with any good campfire story, there needs to be exaggeration - this phone climbed Everest, the other crossed a desert, one launched into space. Publicity stunts Advertising...

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Tablet PC popularity is steadily declining in India

Tablet PC popularity is steadily declining in India

12 May, 2015 | comments (24)

Tablet PC's seem to be having a hard time in today's market and CMR’s latest India Quarterly for Q1, May 2015 release, announced today, definitely puts this into numbers. As it turns out, the vast emerging India market is slowly shifting away from...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

26 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Counterclockwise is old news – literally! – but looking back on events from the distance of several years can give you an interesting perspective. Like the madness that surrounded a simple paintjob or that time a Nokia 1100 allegedly robbed...

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Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

24 April, 2015 | comments (267)

Recently we heard rumors about alleged Nokia plans for re-entering the phone market in 2016. We are happy to report those plans are indeed true and Nokia will be marking its return next year with an Android smartphone. Nokia sold its device...

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ZTE sues Huawei over P8 and X2 camera patents

ZTE sues Huawei over P8 and X2 camera patents

22 April, 2015 | comments (23)

Huawei announced the P8 flagship last week and it packed innovative camera technology. Or did it – ZTE's Nubia division has filed a lawsuit against Huawei, alleging that the Huawei P8 and MediaPad X2 infringe on two patents owned by ZTE. The...

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Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

21 April, 2015 | comments (27)

Samsung Pay launched with the Galaxy S6 duo with certifications from Visa and MasterCard, plus collaborations with various large banks around the world. The service is secured by Samsung KNOX though and that gets disabled when you root your...

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TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

21 April, 2015 | comments (20)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is now long overdue for a strong market comeback. The once powerful and highly-influential chip manufacturer has been lacking behind in die technology lately and is currently reduced to picking up...

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Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

19 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Counterclockwise may as well be called "nostalgia trip." We start off with very recent history – Samsung's bold predictions of the Galaxy S5's sales numbers. Then we venture further back in time to watch phones try – and succeed – to predict the...

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Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

15 April, 2015 | comments (43)

From rumor to official press release in record time – Nokia is officially combining with Alcatel-Lucent. "Combine" is what the press release calls it, it's really an acquisition – Nokia will acquire Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction valued...

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Counterclockwise: iPhones, Nokia E series and Lumias

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Nokia E series and Lumias

11 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Each weekend we put our arcane knowledge of phones to good use and we pen the Counterclockwise article. This time we look at smartphone's struggle to turn from simple texting machines to the digital camera of the 21st century. Lights, camera,...

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