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Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

23 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Counterclockwise distills the good old times for our nostalgic readers and a history lessons for those who only recently became interested in phones. We'll be looking into events in late Augusts throughout the years, a time just before the launch of...

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The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

17 August, 2014 | comments (55)

The world’s first smartphone celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The IBM Simon Personal Communicator hit the shelves in the United States on August 16, 1994. Naturally, IBM Simon wasn’t called a smartphone back in the day – the term...

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Counterclockwise: Lumia 825, Moto Nexus 5, Xiaomi, Beats

Counterclockwise: Lumia 825, Moto Nexus 5, Xiaomi, Beats

16 August, 2014 | comments (9)

Counterclockwise lets us reminisce about the past – the good, the bad and sometimes, yes, even the ugly. This time around we see a couple of phones that never launched last year but may be reborn. We also look at how much HTC undervalued Beats and...

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Mozilla Flame Firefox OS developer phone finally ships

Mozilla Flame Firefox OS developer phone finally ships

15 August, 2014 | comments (10)

Back in May, Mozilla started taking pre-orders for the Flame. This is a handset that's aimed primarily at developers, but also perhaps other people who are dying to try Mozilla's own mobile operating system, Firefox OS. And now the Flame has...

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New production method  promises cheaper  flexible OLED screens

New production method  promises cheaper  flexible OLED screens

13 August, 2014 | comments (12)

A startup company called Kateeva promises to make the mass production flexible OLED screens cheaper and easier next year. The company has come up with a clever process to apply protective coating on OLEDs, and it's a lot faster, too. The...

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OnePlus' Ladies First contest is blasted as sexist

OnePlus' Ladies First contest is blasted as sexist

12 August, 2014 | comments (38)

So OnePlus' phone, the One, is definitely receiving a lot of love on the internet for its top shelf specs at a fairly low price, so there are plenty of people waiting on line to buy one. Well OnePlus thought that it would generate some hype for its...

Tags: Android, Misc, OnePlus


Counterclockwise: Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola ROKR

Counterclockwise: Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola ROKR

10 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Counterclockwise is our weekly trip down memory lane. We recount some great (and some sad) stories of the past. This week smartphone OSes vie for market share while Sony and Motorola fail to capture certain market niches, games and music...

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Infamous Twitter leaker  @evleaks ceases operation

Infamous Twitter leaker @evleaks ceases operation

03 August, 2014 | comments (50)

He was the one who first shared to the world, among other things, that Nokia is working on an Android phone, and it was he who showed us the first images of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2. He gave us the first image of the HTC One (M8) and was first to...

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Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

29 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Chipset maker Allwinner recently announced that it will be entering the 64-bit market but it hasn’t lost its focus on highly affordable white-box tablets where the company's strength lies. The new Allwinner A33 is touted as the world's first $4...

Tags: Android, Misc


Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

25 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Welcome back to another edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly trip down memory lane. The fourth week of July traditionally brings a slew of financial results, but there has also been quite a lot of drama over the years. Chocking phones for...

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US Cellphone Unlocking bill one step closer to passing

US Cellphone Unlocking bill one step closer to passing

25 July, 2014 | comments (28)

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was expected to get bogged down in legalities when it was presented to the House of Representatives. In a fortunate turn of events, it didn't. The bill has actually passed through the House...

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Broadcom pulling out of cellular baseband business

Broadcom pulling out of cellular baseband business

24 July, 2014 | comments (6)

The mobile market is losing another big player – Broadcom has announced that it will wind down its cellular baseband business. The company previously considered a sale, but settled on shutting down the business, which "minimizes the ongoing losses...

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Allwinner announces its first 64-bit chipset

Allwinner announces its first 64-bit chipset

24 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Allwinner announced that it will be launching its first 64-bit chipset by the end of the year. A 64-bit version of Android is ready and will be shown running on the Juno development platform at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October. Details...

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Mobile devices trump PCs in China

Mobile devices trump PCs in China

21 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Recent statistics reports in China show that more people are going online with mobile devices than they are with computers. Out of 632 million internet users in the country, 532 million (83%) of them were using their mobile phones to connect to the...

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Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

19 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Hello and welcome to this week's Counterclockwise – our series that looks back in time and brings you your weekly fix of nostalgia. The third week of July has hardly been the most action-packed historically, but it is among the leaders in...

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Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

17 July, 2014 | comments (56)

TSMC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile chipsets, might lose its two most important customers next year. Taiwanese media reports from earlier today state that Qualcomm and Apple are both considering a switch to Samsung as their...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm, Misc


MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

15 July, 2014 | comments (47)

MediaTek has officially announced the MT6795 chipset. The latest addition is a 64-bit True Octa-core 4G LTE enabled chip and comes with the ability to support 2K display. The MT6795 is clocked at 2.2GHz and features the company’s CorePilot...


HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

15 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Shakeups at the top of HTC continue – the Taiwanese maker is losing its Benjamin Ho and Fred Liu. Liu served as interim COO and was the President of Engineering & Operations, he is retiring after a 16 year stint at the company. Fred Liu was...

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Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

14 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung has filled for a patent in its homeland Korea. The new feature, which the company is working on, will be intended for the Galaxy Note series. The new patent filling reveals that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a method to...

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Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

13 July, 2014 | comments (78)

Apple iPhones are always among the most popular smartphones in the market and that’s beyond any shadow of doubt. In the past there have been multiple iPhone clones and the tradition is going to continue with the iPhone 6 as...

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