Sony Xperia T3 revealed as world’s thinnest 5.3″ smartphone
Jun03

Sony Xperia T3 revealed as world’s thinnest 5.3″ smartphone

Earlier this year Sony announced the Xperia T2 Ultra midrange phablet, and now it’s apparently already time for us to meet the Xperia T3. No more Ultra branding this time around, and the T3 comes with a much more manageable screen size compared to the T2. Hence, we can’t really call the new T3 the successor to the T2, since they seem to be intended for different people. As always, Sony keeps confusing us with its naming...

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7-inch Samsung Galaxy W smartphone gets official in South Korea
Jun02

7-inch Samsung Galaxy W smartphone gets official in South Korea

Samsung is trying to push the definition of a phablet further than it’s ever been. But how big is too big? Some people asked this exact question back when the Korean company unveiled the original Galaxy Note. So clearly 5.3″ isn’t too big. But what about a 7-inch smartphone? How does that sound? That’s essentially the proposition behind the newly announced Samsung Galaxy W. Right now it’s destined only to...

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Samsung Z announced as world’s first Tizen smartphone, coming in Q3
Jun02

Samsung Z announced as world’s first Tizen smartphone, coming in Q3

So many years have passed since we first heard about Samsung working on a Tizen-based smartphone that we were honestly starting to doubt that something like that would ever see the light of day. Yet here we are, and here it is – the Samsung Z. Funnily (whether intentionally or not), the Korean company chose to use the last letter of the alphabet to name its first ever Tizen handset. The Samsung Z looks like a Samsung and Tizen...

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Samsung G9098 flip phone gets official in China with 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU
May19

Samsung G9098 flip phone gets official in China with 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU

Samsung has launched yet another flip phone in China. No, this isn’t 2005, but the Korean company keeps churning out such devices for whatever reason. We’re guessing some Chinese are really in love with this form factor, no matter how odd it is to see in a smartphone. The Samsung G9098 is just that – an Android smartphone. It has not one, but two Super AMOLED touchscreens, one on the inside and one on the outside....

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Vertu’s next Android phone will be a beast on the inside too
May16

Vertu’s next Android phone will be a beast on the inside too

Vertu is a mobile phone brand that’s definitely not known for putting high-end specs in its devices. The company focuses on expensive materials and luxury finishes, but so far it hasn’t had one phone that could be considered top of the line in terms of hardware innards. That’s set to change, though. Vertu is apparently working on a follow-up to its first ever Android-powered offering, the Ti from last year. Android...

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ZTE Nubia W5 with Windows Phone 8.1 revealed
May15

ZTE Nubia W5 with Windows Phone 8.1 revealed

Like we told you last year, ZTE is getting ready to re-enter the Windows Phone world in 2014. Following a few less than successful offerings in 2012, the Chinese company will release at least one Windows Phone this year. And that may be called Nubia W5. Yes, it looks like ZTE will use its Nubia premium brand for its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. So far, we’ve only seen Android-powered Nubia-branded wares, but that’s...

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Xiaomi unveils its first tablet, the 7.9″ MiPad with Retina Display and iPhone 5C-like colors
May15

Xiaomi unveils its first tablet, the 7.9″ MiPad with Retina Display and iPhone 5C-like colors

Today Xiaomi has made its first step into the tablet market. After releasing quite a few smartphones and dabbling in rather diverse spaces such as TVs and wireless routers, Xiaomi took the wraps off of its first tablet, the MiPad. This is basically the Chinese company’s own competitor to the iPad Mini with Retina Display from Apple. If the name itself isn’t proof enough, know that the MiPad has the exact same screen size...

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LG Uni8 Windows Phone and blue HTC One M8 shown in leaked press renders
May13

LG Uni8 Windows Phone and blue HTC One M8 shown in leaked press renders

LG has been missing from the Windows Phone world for four years, believe it or not. The company’s first and only efforts in the Windows Phone space were the Optimus 7 and the Quantum for AT&T, both released in 2010. Since then, nothing. LG has focused exclusively on Android for its mobile wares. But all of that may be set to change this year. Below you can see what purportedly is a leaked press render of the upcoming LG...

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iPhone 6 coming in August, earlier than previously thought
May09

iPhone 6 coming in August, earlier than previously thought

With all this talk about the LG G3, HTC One Mini 2, and a possible premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s easy to forget that Apple will also announce new smartphones later this year. So far the rumors on the matter have focused on telling us that Apple will release two new iPhones, either both this year, or one being pushed to 2015. One of those, many previous leaks claimed, would have a 4.7-inch screen, and the other...

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Tesco planning new Android tablet as well as a high-end smartphone for this year
May06

Tesco planning new Android tablet as well as a high-end smartphone for this year

UK retail giant Tesco made its first move into the mobile world in September of last year, when it announced the Hudl tablet (pictured below). This was an own-brand Android-based offering that came with decent specs and a killer price – just¬†¬£119. It apparently was quite a success sales-wise, selling no less than 500,000 units. That’s quite impressive, and apparently Tesco is already planning to release a successor for it....

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