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Mobile Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S III leaked images, specs — 22 May launch?

    For Samsung in 2012, it’s all about the Galaxy S III and how it’s going to hopefully crush the iPhone 5. Numerous leaks this week have subtly confirmed various details regarding the new Samsung Galaxy S III, some predictable, some lusted-after. Let’s dig into the details. Leak 1, care of Reddit The first leak delivered a virgin image of the Samsung Galaxy S III. It’s the type of shot which wouldn’t be out of...

  • How does the Sony Xperia sola’s ‘floating touch’ work?

    Sony would have you believe it’s “magic”, but if you’ve been wondering how the “floating touch” technology on the new Xperia sola works, Sony released an in-depth explanation to sink your teeth into. Here are some bullet points on floating touch. It lets you interact with your phone by hovering a finger over the display. It lets your phone sense your finger up to 20mm above the screen and it can detect finger X/Y co-ordinates, as well as distance. As with all capacitive displays, an X/Y grid of sensors cover the display. When a finger is near the electrodes, the capacitance changes and...

  • ICS update for Samsung Galaxy S II lands in Korea, Europe

    The dreamy, creamy Ice Cream Sandwich otherwise known as Android 4.0 lands on select Galaxy S II smartphones today. Users who live in Poland, Sweden, Hungary, and South Korea will luckily land this lusted-after update. Could the UK be the next land of opportunity for Android 4.0 updates? According to a tweet from UK network Three, it may just. ooooers final version of ICS for SII is out for testing. :P— Brendan Arndt (@wildlime)...

  • HTC Triumph (Titan) becomes China’s first Windows Phone

    China is getting its first official Windows Phone, the HTC Triumph, or the Titan as it is known outside of China. HTC opened its very first Chinese flagship store in Beijing, with the company already taking in pre-orders for the US$700 Titan. Don’t let the naming convention confuse you, the non-Chinese HTC Triumph (known as the HTC Desire) is a totally different mobile to the Chinese Triumph, plus runs Android, not WP...

  • Samsung wins best smartphone and manufacturer of the year

    Round of applause for Samsung please... it's just been named Device Manufacturer of the Year at the Global Mobile Awards. The Galaxy S II also walked away with "Best Smartphone". The awards took place in Spain during the recent Mobile World Congress and the winners are pretty much those you’d expect. Angry Birds Rio won best Mobile App for Consumers, Whatsapp received the Best Overall App award, Google Maps for Android was awarded...

  • Doro PhoneEasy 740: an Android smartphone for the aged

    There have been a few attempts at developing smartphones and feature-phones specifically for the elderly. Doro, a Sweden-based mobile phone company, plans to take a stab at this lucrative market with the PhoneEasy 740, an Android-based smartphone which will hopefully deliver a useable mobile experience for the aged. The PhoneEasy 740 is (oddly enough) an Android slider phone with the OS hidden by what the developers are calling the “Doro Experience”. The Doro Experience...

  • 5 Phones you may have missed at Mobile World Congress

    An incredible selection of mobile phones and tablets have dazzled visitors who were lucky enough to visit Mobile World Congress. The phones launched at MWC will soon arrive on the market. To avoid FOMO, we have compiled a list of some of the tastiest phones that you may have missed out on. Huawei Ascend D Quad Despite its utterly ridiculous name, Huawei may have stolen the show with this quad-core beast. Huawei, best known for phones we’ve never heard of delivers true innovation with the D Quad. The screen resolution is a stunning 330 pixels per inch, just 4ppi above the...

  • Check out these jaw-dropping photos from Nokia’s 808 PureView

    Nokia’s 808 PureView camera phone with its 41-megapixel sensor blew people away at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday. It combines Nokia’s highest performing Carl Zeiss optics with Nokia’s new pixel oversampling technology to deliver jaw-dropping photos. What makes the PureView technology really special, is that the 41MP sensor isn’t used to deliver billboard sized pictures, instead it creates pictures of normal, manageable sizes with amazing picture quality. The 41MP sensor uses an oversampling technique to combine seven pixels into one “pure” pixel without the visual noise found in most phone cameras. Even better, Nokia says you’ll get 3x digital zoom...

  • Tegra 3 GPU delivers console-level gaming to your mobile device

    Tablet and mobile gaming, the final frontier. Can mobile gaming surpass consoles with the Tegra 3 GPU? Nvidia hopes so, and with the advent of the Fujitsu quad core Tegra 3 prototype phone, mobile gaming is about to get a kick up its ass. The Mobile World Conference is the venue for Tegra 3 goodness and a barrage of titles has been unveiled. Games which have been announced include Sonic the Hedgehog Episode...

  • Will the HTC One X be the best phone of MWC 2012?

    Let me just break it down for you. Nvidia Tegra 3, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 4.7-inch Super LCD2 (non-PenTile) Gorilla Glass display with an HD 1280 x 720 resolution, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 8MP rear facing camera with f/2.0 lens and five levels of LED flash brightness, auto focus, video recording and playback at 1080p, 1.3 front-facing camera capable of 720p video recording, Beats Audio, 1800mAh battery, HSPA+ 42Mbps support, Bluetooth 4.0 and 32GB onboard storage. Sadly there’s no SD card slot, but HTC has partnered with Dropbox to give you a nice chunk of 25GB cloud storage. Unveiled last night...