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  • Samsung announces Galaxy Ace 3

    Updated Rumours and leaks have been confirmed as Samsung just announced its Galaxy Ace 3. Among the thickets, SamMobile spotted a glimpse of the expected Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 earlier today. Yup, here's yet another "tip-off" showing its head in the wild land where leaks and rumours and spread like wildfire. Luckily though, rumours such as these have a pretty good track record. And yes, it's also expected to be yet another Android mobile by Samsung for the budgeteer. Based on the image, the new Ace doesn't look very much different from the original. The picture shows the same design concept...

  • Top 6 best gaming phones of 2013

    Gamers enjoy playing on the go and that means using a smartphone with features that enhance gameplay. Screens have become enormous, and mobile processors have leaped from single-core to octa-core. There’s nothing really holding back mobile games, but it takes a powerful smartphone to produce titles such as Infinity Blade II for iOS. Here’s a lineup of the top six mobile phones all packed with must-have features for gamers everywhere. If you just can't stand going a day without a good game of Bug Village, Tower of Saviors...

  • Acer announces first phablet: the LTE-free 5.7″ Liquid S1

    From Computex Taipei, Acer drops a bombshell on us with its first officially official phablet, the Liquid S1. And by all standards, this €349 (US$455) smartphone is well worth the money. It’s nicely specced, has a large HD screen and a quad-core CPU. The Liquid S1, destined for Asia and Europe Q3 2013 has a slim look to boot. What else has Acer stuffed into the 5.7” phablet? Engadget reports that the best feature of the S1 is the “near stock Android” bundled with the phablet, but since we haven’t had a hands-on with it like they have, we’ll just...

  • Samsung Galaxy Music review: practicable but poorly specced

    Based on price and practicality, the Samsung Galaxy Music GT-S6010 is a decent fit for someone who enjoys listening to music while in the classroom, on a train ride, jogging and not much else. If you're looking for the latest, greatest device to surf the web, play games and watch videos on, please redirect yourself to the nearest exit of this post. These are not the specs you're looking for. However, the Music does have a few friendly functionalities up its sleeve that would surprise your average high-end gadget freak. These include a comfortable navigation experience and a monster battery...

  • Galaxy S4 Mini official: LTE, 1.7Ghz CPU and 4.3” display

    Samsung’s done it again and has announced the Galaxy S4 Mini, a variant of its supremely popular S4 that’s well on it’s way to 15-million units sold. As for the Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung packed it with all the features you need to compete with your grown up Galaxy S4-owning friends. Earlier today in London, Samsung’s mobile division VP Simon Stanford took the stage to announce the baby S4. "Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini. This new handset is the...

  • Firefox OS devices coming 3 June as Foxconn and Mozilla join forces

    A product running the upcoming Firefox OS will launch 3 June, reports FocusTaiwan. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (who trades as Foxconn) will join with Mozilla Corp as it unveils a device running Firefox OS at a press event in Taiwan. The press event will not only cement the partnership between the two companies, but will introduce a new Firefox OS device, rumoured to a be a tablet says an "industry insider". Developers who want to get their hands on an early preview version of Firefox OS can visit Geeksphone.com and purchase either the €91 Keon or the €149 Peak, which...

  • Upcoming LG F3 pictures and 4G-ready specs leaked

    Pictures and a hint of specs have been leaked of the upcoming LG F3 smartphone, part of the Korean giant's F range. The leak by @EvLeaks, reveals that the Optimus F3, like its siblings, will cater for 4G connectivity. This is what makes the F-series so popular. The fact that LG's trying to put fast data connectivity in our hands at an affordable price. If first impressions were anything to go by, and they usually are, the F3 doesn't seem to stand out against current competition per se. But who cares? This is not LG's flagship. And you'll be getting...

  • Sony Xperia Z review: the best Android smartphone yet

    I’m no Xperia fan. I dislike the name (any product name that begins with an “X” in it reeks of nineties shame), I've never warmed up to Sony’s range of phones and I certainly didn't care when Sony split from Ericsson and created the Xperia range. But I care about Sony’s Xperia Z -- a handsomely made 5-inch smartphone that’s near invulnerable. There are two standout features that elevate the Xperia Z above the competition: the incredibly fetching 5-inch screen and it’s superhuman strength. Is it worth the close to US$600 asking fee? Let’s find out. Apple design envy Sony has...

  • Aquas Zeta boasts world’s first IGZO smartphone display

    It's all Sharp vs. Sony this month as competition in Japan seems to be heating up in the waterproof mobile category. Today at a NTT DoCoMo event in Japan, the new Aquas Phone Zeta SH-06E was announced. Apart from the fact that it's waterproof like the Xperia ZR, it also flaunts a 1080p IGZO screen of 4.8-inches. This is the first portable 4.8-inch device featuring Sharp's IGZO display technology. Inside, the new Android 4.2 Aquas carries a 1.6 GHz CPU which is a similar model found in most Samsung Galaxy S4s. Engadget reports the rear camera being  13.1-megapixels -- that's...

  • Sony Xperia ZR is the new underwater smartphone star

    Today Sony announced a new addition to its family-- the waterproof Xperia ZR. With this sexy number you'll be able to take high quality photos and HD videos underwater (up to 1.5 meters). Together with 13MP snapshots, the smartphone also boasts other durable features like dust-resistance and Sony's STAMINA Mode (improved battery). For those itchy trigger-finger moments, the camera shows off features allowing you to "never miss another moment,” and as an example, you'll be able to shoot while in lock screen mode by using the dedicated camera button. Burst mode lets you take a series of quick shots and...