Saturday, 7 April 2012

Did HTC accidentally show us the EVO 3D successor?

By on 03:43

Official product videos are hardly on top of our list for upcoming smartphone leaks, but stranger things have happened, right? A curiously looking prototype has made an appearance in the freshly announcedHTC EVO 4G LTE promo clip, and made us wonder if we didn't accidentally (or not?) catch a glimpse of the HTC EVO 3D's possible successor.
As you can see above, the dual-camera layout of the prototype, along with the position of its dual-LED flash certainly points in this direction. Of course, this could well be a prototype only device, which will never see production.

Android 4.0.4 update causing network issues on Galaxy Nexus

By on 03:23

Looks like it is trouble in paradise for Galaxy Nexus owners again. After updating to the much awaited Android 4.0.4 update that started rolling out last week, users are now noting that the phone loses signal once it goes into sleep mode.

This happens usually when there is no application running in the background when the phone goes into sleep. The processor speed drops below a certain point and then the phone loses its network signal, meaning it won't be able to receive calls or messages until you wake the phone.

Unaudited HTC report for Q1 2012 shows big drop in revenue

By on 03:21

HTC was on the rise - in 2011, the company posted a record second quarter and an even better third quarter. Then in the final quarter of last year there was a sharp 25% drop in revenue, bringing them down to levels comparable to their Q1 2011 performance.
It still pulled off a successful year overall - revenue for 2011 was up 67% compared to 2010 - but they're not starting off this year very well. HTC released some unaudited data on their performance for the first three month of this 2012 and things are not looking great.
HTC's revenue for Q1 of 2012 was $2.29 billion, a massive 34.92% drop compared to Q1 of 2011. Operating income was $172.9 million and net income after taxes was $151.4 million.

Is this Nokia Lumia PureView? We hope not

By on 03:20

What we have for you here are two leaked slides, which allegedly show a concept design and the actual specs of the upcoming Nokia Lumia PureView. It should be the Windows Phone twin of the Symbian-based 808 PureView.

According to those slides, the Lumia PureView should pack a 4.3-inch HD screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 graphics, a 41MP camera sensor – same as on the Nokia 808 PureView with 1080p video recording and Windows Phone Apollo ticking inside.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Nexus S 4G leaks

By on 23:27

Google released the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S last year in December but the Nexus S 4G for Sprint was inexplicably left out. A couple of months ago an Android 4.0.4 ROM leaked for the device, which made people hope that the official OTA update would arrive soon but that did not happen.

Today, we have another leaked ROM for the Nexus S 4G. This one will update your phone to Android 4.0.4, bringing all the features that other Nexus S users have been enjoying for months, along with some improvements to the WiMAX reception, due to the updated baseband.

Motorola sends ICS firmware for testing to some users

By on 23:14

Motorola's schedule gave a broad Q2 target for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola RAZR. People from the DroidRzr forums have reported that they've received a test update from Motorola, one was even kind enough to share the update with the rest.
The update has a build version 6.14.75.XT912 and brings the Android version to 4.0.3. It will be available for all Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX units (which have the same hardware besides the battery), as soon as the testing is complete.
The testing is done by select users - members of the Motorola Feedback network - to make sure everything will go smoothly with the public release.

Asus Padfone goes on pre-order in Taiwan, will launch April 20

By on 23:12

Taiwanese customers will be able to book themselves a shiny new Asus Padfone for NTD 17,990 ($610). The tablet shell costs an extra NTD6,990 ($240), while the tablet dock will set you back a further NTD3919 ($130).
And while the total price of $980 seems pretty steep it's much cheaper than you'd normally have to pay for an S4-powered phone, tablet and keyboard dock. Plus Asus is willing to throw in an extra battery for the smartphone and that cool Bluetooth headset to sweeten the deal even further.

Samsung I9300 to have a 4-inch 720p AMOLED display

By on 22:27

PocketDroid has uncovered some more dirt on this I9300 that we keep seeing every other day, and the one we're pretty sure by now is not the Galaxy S III.

The latest bit of information talks about some of the specs of the device. For starters, the phone is said to have a 4-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution, AMOLED display. No mention of the sub-pixel arrangement has been made but we are willing to bet it's PenTile RGBG.

Pantech launch Vega Racer 2 for South Korea, LTE and more

By on 22:16

Pantech has unveiled the Vega Racer 2, an Android smartphone, with a 4.8" 720p HD display, dual-core Krait processor (probably clocked at 1.5) and LTE on board.
The Vega Racer 2 also sports a glass-ceramic body, which Pantech claim is a world's first on a smartphone. 
The Vega Racer 2 comes to replace its predecessor - the Vega Racer.

Motorola RAZR MAXX got a price tag in the UK

By on 22:10

We are reasonably confident that more than a few people have gotten excited a couple of days ago, when Motorola announced European availability of the Motorola RAZR MAXX. With a 3300mAh battery under its hood, the smartphone is nothing short than an endurance benchmark in the smartphone realm.
Thanks to the UK retailer Clove, we also have a price tag for the Motorola flagship.

As you can see above, the handset's pre-order price is a rather meaty £430.80 (€522; $682), with VAT already included.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

New Galaxy S III render leaks in a purported press invite

By on 23:44

Another day, another Galaxy S III leaked image. This one appears on a press release (whose authenticity is yet to be confirmed) and we must say, of all the ones we have seen till now this one looks the most realistic to us.

The press image just shows a part of the phone, where we can see a sleek metal casing that tapers and bends backwards towards the bottom, with the display infusing seamlessly on the front. Strangely, there is no micro USB port at the bottom, as is usually the case with recent Samsung devices

Android 4.0 ROM leaks for AT&T version of the Galaxy Note

By on 23:40

The folks at RootzWiki have managed to get their hands on the official Android 4.0 ROM for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note. They tested the ROM and other than a few minor issues found it to be stable enough for everyday use.

Features such as LTE connectivity, phone calls, audio quality, stereo Bluetooth, MMS, GPS, etc. were found to be working as expected and then of course there are the ICS specific features such as face unlock found in this ROM.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 taken apart, internals exposed

By on 23:38

The upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T joined the list of smartphones to get the teardown treatment. This time it was TechRepublic, who first got a peek inside the polycarbonate unibody and treated us to a bunch of photos of its internals.

         There were little surprises to be found inside the Nokia Lumia 900 - the 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU, 512MB of RAM and the 16GB of storage were sitting alongside the 1830 mAh battery and