Affordable Sony Xperia E2 (with LTE) to be released in 2014
Dec13

Affordable Sony Xperia E2 (with LTE) to be released in 2014

While Sony managed to introduce several interesting high-end smartphones this year, it also launched lower-end models, like the Xperia E (available to purchase since March). The Xperia E will seemingly have a successor. Unsurprisingly called Sony Xperia E2, this should be released in 2014. Unlike the firs Xperia E, the E2 will have LTE connectivity – at least that’s what EMSOne is claiming. We don’t know much else about the...

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Black HTC One Max unveiled in Hong Kong
Dec13

Black HTC One Max unveiled in Hong Kong

HTC announced the One Max back in October and started selling it the same month in some regions. Unlike the other One smartphones released this year, the Max comes only in silver. However, HTC Honk Kong’s official website has recently revealed a black version of the device, which appeared shortly after we saw a red One Max that’s bound to be introduced in Taiwan. While there hasn’t been any announcement regarding the global...

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Android 4.4 KitKat update for Sprint’s Moto X rolling out now
Dec12

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Sprint’s Moto X rolling out now

Sprint has become the last major US carrier to start rolling out an official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto X (Verizon was the first, releasing the update in mid-November). It looks like the update has reached some handsets (over the air) today, and should be available to all Sprint Moto X owners in the next few weeks. A post on the Sprint Moto X forum informs users on what to expect from the KitKat update, including: Restyled...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 with tri-band LTE announced by Sprint
Dec11

Samsung Galaxy S4 with tri-band LTE announced by Sprint

Sprint has just announced that it’s going to sell a version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 which supports enhanced LTE, being compatible with the carrier’s Spark network. With Spark, the new Galaxy S4 will “support active hand-off mode” between all of Sprint’s LTE bands (800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz), thus improving “the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications while opening the way for futuristic applications.” The...

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Asus Padfone Mini gets official, it’s affordable for a hybrid device
Dec11

Asus Padfone Mini gets official, it’s affordable for a hybrid device

As expected, today Asus has officially introduced the Padfone Mini, which is the smallest member of the Padfone family. The new device runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and combines a 4.3 inch smartphone (qHD display) with a 7 inch (1280 x 800) tablet dock. The smartphone features dual SIM capabilities, a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, 8MP rear camera with...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Editions officially revealed, KitKat on board
Dec11

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Editions officially revealed, KitKat on board

LG and Sony have announced two new Google Play Edition Android devices: the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE. So, as it turned out, that LG V510 wasn’t a new Nexus, but a Google Edition G Pad. Well, now that we have the official confirmation on this, we can tell you more about it. The G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is “the first device ever to be designated a Google Play Edition tablet.” It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition announced in Thailand. La Fleur Edition coming in 2014
Dec11

Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition announced in Thailand. La Fleur Edition coming in 2014

Samsung has officially revealed a Crystal Edition of its Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone. Currently seen only in Thailand, the S4 Crystal Edition is limited to 3500 units. It comes in white, and has a back cover that’s patterned with Swarovski crystals. The handset costs about $100 more than a regular S4, but it’s obviously the same device, specs-wise. You can check it out here at Samsung Thailand. It’s not the first time when Samsung...

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Huawei Ascend P7 expected to be launched in April next year
Dec10

Huawei Ascend P7 expected to be launched in April next year

Huawei is apparently getting ready to introduce a high-end successor to its Ascend P6 Android smartphone. Called Huawei Ascend P7, the new handset should be manufactured with “exquisite materials”, and might be available starting April 2014. GSM Arena has received a document which sheds some light on the features of the Ascend P7 (codenamed Sophia). Reportedly, the smartphone will come with a 5 inch Full HD display, a quad-core 1.6GHz...

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LG G2 Mini with 4.7 inch display could be announced at CES 2014
Dec10

LG G2 Mini with 4.7 inch display could be announced at CES 2014

After Samsung, HTC, Sony, ZTE and others, it looks like LG is also readying a mini version of a high-end smartphone. Or, should we say, it’s LG’s turn to remake a mini? Because, you see, the South Korean company has first used this kind of name back in 2010, when it launched the GD880 Mini featurephone. This, however, wasn’t exactly a mini version of its predecessor – the LG KM900 Arena, which had a slightly tinier display (although...

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New 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 mobile processor announced (for 2014’s affordable LTE smartphones)
Dec10

New 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 mobile processor announced (for 2014’s affordable LTE smartphones)

Qualcomm has officially introduced its first mobile chipset that supports 64-bit processing – which, surprisingly, isn’t from the Snapdragon 800 series. It’s the Snapdragon 410 and, of course, it comes as an upgraded Snapdragon 400 (currently used in devices like Motorola Moto G, Nokia Lumia 625, HTC One Mini or Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini). Developed using 28nm process technology, the new Snapdragon 410 comes with “4G LTE and 3G cellular...

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