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Mobile Phones

  • Sony Xperia Ion – what it lacks in substance it makes up for in style

    The look and feel of Android devices has been a hot topic for some time now, and which has recently come to a boil, in the form of litigation. Many diehard Apple fans contest that Android smartphones and tablets, or at least certain models, shamelessly rip off Cupertino. And believe it or not, the other side sometimes shares that sentiment. Many choose Android because they want a break from Apple and are never...

  • [Update] Nokia launches Lumia 920, 820 at WP 8 event

    Update: Dying to know when Nokia's flagship phone is coming out? Sources say November, just in time for the holidays. There's still no word on when the Lumia 820 launches, but at least it's something, isn't it? It all happened at the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 event in New York a few minutes ago. The Nokia 920, plus a bunch of fancy new wireless charging gizmos, saw the light of day. Here's what went down: Lumia 920 The Lumia 920 has the "latest Nokia PureView camera for taking the best pictures and videos of any smartphone". That's a 41MP snapper folks,...

  • New Droid Razr lineup outed at Motorola On Display event

    Damn, two events in one day. First Nokia, now Motorola. Today the Google-owned company held its launch at Gotham Hall in New York. Let's get down to business. Speed is magic Eric Schmidt, who is a fantastic speaker and had us rapt in his intro, welcomed us to the show. Speakers yammered. Then Rick Osterloh appeared and introduced us to the new line of Razrs, which all come standard with Android Jelly Bean. Droid Razr...

  • iSad — Samsung Galaxy S III smashes iPhone 4S in US sales

    It had to happen, eventually. August 2012 became the first time since October 2011 that the iPhone 4S drops from its coveted number one spot on the US mobile phone sales charts. The usurper, none other than Samsung's Galaxy S III. Oh Apple. You'll be on top again According to this analyst who checks retail stock sales in the US, The Galaxy S III is top of the pile. "We believe this is the...

  • Nokia’s new Lumia 820, 920 embrace a cord-free future

    At a Microsoft event scheduled for 5 September, Nokia is planning to unveil its two new Windows 8 Phones, the Lumia 820 and 920. Most excitingly, the Lumia 920 will have wireless charging. This is Nokia's high-end Windows 8 phone, so nothing but the best for these candy-coloured slabs of Finnish delight. Wireless wonder The 32GB, 1.5Ghz CPU-rocking, 4.5-inch HD screen of the Lumia 920 will use an inductive wireless charging method. So drop...

  • Samsung Galaxy Beam touches down in South Africa for R5499

    The Galaxy Beam, Samsung's one-trick-pony projector smartphone is now available in South Africa for the wallet-bursting price of R5499. We've given the Beam the once over earlier this year, but now it's time to buy this bastard and see if it can handle the specific needs (read: mobile porno projecting) our delicate constitutions demand. The Beam is a fairly standard, okay very average Android 4.0 smartphone with 1Ghz CPU, 5MP camera and the...

  • Samsung gets very hands-on with intense Galaxy Note II preview [video]

    The Galaxy Note II, revealed at IFA 2012 now has a 14-minute long preview video, care of the boffins at Samsung. For the tech-deprived out there, this video's gonna inject some Note into your blood. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch behemoth of a device which makes its way into our hands come October (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) and year end for the US. For more Galaxy Note...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — a hands-on review

    Now Samsung has given in and called the Note 2 a smartphone, we can dub it the most powerful around. With a wonderfully vivid 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and meaty innards, there's no doubt that the Note 2 is the top dog when it comes to raw grunt and function. Add to that the S Pen functionality, which has been given a bunch of new fancy tricks, and you can see why there's a lot to coo over with the new device. Let's start with the internals, shall we? The quad core Exynos processor has been cranked up to 1.6GHz, and...

  • HTC Desire X unleashed and destined for South Africa come October

    Big Poppa Pump IFA 2012 pumps out another phone, the HTC Desire X. Does HTC's last flagship "X" phone, the One X warrant an addition to the family? Hell yes, and here's why. The HTC Desire X rocks a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, Beats Audio (which the One X also boasts), Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4-inch super LCD WVGA, a 5MP camera and a bonus feature, 25GB storage for Dropbox. In all,...

  • Samsung ATIV S the ‘impossibly thin’ Windows 8 Phone revealed at IFA 2012

    It's IFA season and the prettiest flower has just bloomed. Samsung revealed the ATIV S, and the world looked on at its first Windows 8 Phone. Here's what we know: Windows says "The ATIV S is a superphone that’s equal parts powerhouse and head turner." Superphone? Why not. The specs alone make our brains bleed blood. Samsung pretty much has the market cornered when it comes to Super-AMOLED displays and the 4.8-inch HD screen...