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  • Samsung Galaxy Y Pro [Video]

    The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro is a simple "smartphone" aimed at the emerging markets. With a fidgety touchscreen and a BlackBerry style keyboard, can the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro appeal to the lower-end of the smartphone loving spectrum? Fearless Gearburn gadget reporter Michelle Atagana turns up the heat in this video review of Samsung's latest mobile phone. Join us as we take an in-depth look at this phone and see whether we gear it or burn it.

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus — bow to our Android overlords

    If brilliance is a crime, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is a mass-murderer. From tip to toe, the Nexus exudes class. It doesn't have the glass and metal knockout combo of the iPhone 4S, rather a plastic shell with a screen which seems to melt into the sides of the phone. At 135g, the Nexus is a heavyweight which is baffling considering the all-plastic exterior. We can chalk this up to the massive battery which lurks inside. Run your finger along the rear of the Nexus and you'll feel the richly dimpled back which curves ever so slightly on the bottom of the phone. The sides are matte black but again, it's...

  • BlackBerry Curve 9320, more of the same with a ‘better keyboard’

    The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 leaves nothing to the imagination. It runs BlackBerry OS 7.1, has the same look of previous Curves but with a "better keyboard" according to a Vietnamese site which has been lucky (can we say lucky when it comes to a BlackBerry?) enough to preview it. The specs are underwhelming at best, so we can guess that this will be a budget phone that slots in at the US$150...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III prototype spotted in the wild with mystery fourth button

    Samsung's Galaxy S III teases are plum out of control. Today, Chinese mobile forum Mobile01 released this candid shot of the Samsung GT-I9300, or commonly known as the testing unit which is supposed to shield the casing of the S III from our prying eyes. The picture proves one thing, that the S III case design (or whatever this phone will be) is far from finalised. Look at the Android 4.0 buttons near the bottom...

  • Oppo pops out world’s thinnest smartphone

    All we have is a single picture to go by, but if a picture is worth a 1000 words, the portrait above screams "I'm a skinny 6.65mm bastard of a phone!" As for details, there are none, just a slim-ass picture of a phone which mimics the look of the mighty iPhone 4S. What we can tell is that it will be an Android device, judging by the familiar layout of buttons on...

  • Samsung teaser site counts down to the Galaxy S III [Update]

    The Galaxy S III is so close we can taste it and this teaser site from Samsung is counting down the hours until something mysterious is released. This is how Samsung dropped the teaser site: Destination: tgeltaayehxnx— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) April 22, 2012 Samsung fans were quick to decode the tweet and find their to the site. "tgeltaayehxnx" is an anagram for "The next Galaxy" says consulting web detectives AllaboutSamsung.de. Obviously, the S III isn't launching today,...

  • Are these images of the Galaxy S III?

    Are these the first pictures of a Samsung Galaxy S III take in the wild? According to Gizmodo.com (who were the first to get its hands on the iPhone 4), it is. The Brazilian branch of Gizmodo took these sneaks snaps of the purported Galaxy S III. The quality is dire, owing to the fact that the images were taken with an iPad. The website even nabbed the serial number, “Samsung GT-I9300” which points...

  • Huawei Ascend P1 launches May in Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong

    The Huawei Ascend P1 launches this May according to a press-release from China’s largest mobile phone maker. It’s a super-styling phone to boot. The Ascend P1 has a dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU, a 4.3-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera and surprisingly, very decent sound with the Dolby Mobile 3.0 speaker system. The PR calls it a “home theatre experience in the palm of your hands”. We’d like to call it a breath of fresh air. The...

  • Lumia 800 and 710 ‘Jailbroken’

    It was only a matter of time. Nokia's Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones have been successfully rooted, or jailbroken and it's called the Interop-Unlock. If you didn't care before, you'll care now. The benefits include running unsigned apps, pirated software (if you so desire) and possible even loading a version of Android onto the Lumia. Now we're talking. Loading a custom Android ROM onto the Lumia is rather tricky and very "Alpha" in...

  • Meizu MX launches in June, is a quad-core, Android 4.0, 64GB beast

    Meizu has unveiled a quad-core dream machine powered by Android 4.0. This smartphone, the Meizu MX, is powered by the Samsung Exynos A9 CPU and is scheduled for release in June 2012. Specifications are suitably meaty for a phone of this caliber. The MX rocks a 292 PPI screen (still woefully under the 326 PPI of the iPhone 4/4S so burn, suckers) a 8-megapixel camera, 32 or 64GB storage options and Meizu's own...