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Nokia Asha 501 gets the hands-on treatment, video is inside

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The Nokia Asha 501 has a number of key selling points, but the new interface and its supper affordable price tag are certainly the two most important. It’s a feature phone and It cannot do proper smartphone stuff like the pros – full-featured multitasking, integration, endless connectivity, etc. – but doesn’t really need to.

The Nokia Asha 501 giveс you two SIM cards, working simultaneously, in a package lighter than 100 g and cheaper than 80 bucks. It’s tiny yet nice to hold and work with and comes with a revived Asha S40 touch interface that you’ll get used to in a matter of minutes. Read more »

The Apple iPad finally gets to taste iOS 7, lots of screenshots inside

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Since Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference brought iOS 7 to the world of iTech enthusiasts, we’ve waited to see the cool facelift running on the iPad’s 9.7″ Retina.

Well, the wait is over as early screenshots of iOS 7 running on the bigger canvas have surfaced. It all looks as you’d expect it to and the OS has been nicely optimized to make best use of the extra screen estate. Read more »

Samsung starts mass production of PCIe SSD, your storage is about to get 2.5 times faster

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Samsung has confirmed that it has started mass production of the new PCIe-based (PCI-Express) solid-state drives, which bring about 2.5 times performance boost over current SATA-based drives and around 7 times more than a conventional 7200 RPM hard-drive.

The new XP941 PCIe-based SSDs are also smaller than their predecessors making them ideal for use in ultrabooks. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Samsung on Twitter

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Twitter wars are picking up pace recently. First it was HTC, Samsung and LG that exchanged pleasantries on the 140-character network and now it’s Nokia, who used a fan-made Condescending Wonka meme, originally posted on Nokia’s Conversations Blog to attack Samsung.

The meme clearly targets the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and its fatty 15.4 mm waistline. Read more »

Opera unveils Mail – a lightweight email client for Windows and OS X

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Opera has a very popular browser on both desktop and mobile platforms alike but unlike its biggest rival Google’s Gmail, Opera Mail hasn’t really taken off the ground.

Today Opera announce Opera Mail, which isn’t the mail-providing service but a desktop mail client designed to bring you your emails in a clean and efficient fashion. Read more »

Apple unleashes new Mac Pro – 8 times smaller, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, AMD graphics

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Apple showed off the new Mac Pro at the WWDC 2013 floor. This is the first update in quite some time and comes in with a lot of oomph under the hood.

It features the new Thunderbolt 2 port (6 of them), new dual GPUs built by AMD, next-gen Intel XEON processors and is one-eighth of the size of the previous-gen Mac Pro. It will debut this fall with the pricing still to be confirmed. Read more »

Here’s a video showing off an Intel-based Tizen OS

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Here’s the first official peek at Intel’s Tizen overlay dubbed Obsidian. It’s probably a very early build as you can see that the animations aren’t all that polished but we get too see what sort of UI dynamics Intel is planning for its own Tizen version.

The UI starts off with an All Apps drawer which is reminiscent of Android and features flat icons navigated by means of side-swipes. More after the break. Read more »

Official Man of Steel game trailer comes ahead of iOS and Android launch

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As Man of Steel is gathering popularity Warner Bros is keen to boost the hype even further. Just before the movie’s release we got a trailer of the upcoming game for Android and iOS.

The trailer contains gameplay footage detailing some combos, the flying, the graphics and confirms the June 14 release date. Unfortunately, we got no info on how much the game will cost. Read more »

Mobile wars – UK HTC, Samsung and LG trade blows on Twitter

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Oh dear! They say competition is the mother of progress but this is latest childish outbursts are mostly great for a laugh or inspiring fanboy wars depending on how seriously you take things.

After the Mobile Awards in the UK event concluded HTC’s UK decided to poke its rival Samsung on Twitter after winning Hottest phone of 2013 with the HTC One. After boasting about its victory the HTC UK Twitter account added an “Ouch @SamsungMobileUK”, which spurred the events to follow. Read more »

Apple allegedly inks deal with Sony, iRadio service all but certain for WWDC 2013

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According to a report by AllThingsD Apple has sealed а deal with Sony and, having secured deals with Warner and Universal, could be all but ready to launch its rumored iRadio service at the WWDC event starting on June 10.

iRadio (or whatever it will be called) is touted as Apple’s answer for services like Spotify and Pandora (and not to mention major rivals in the face of Amazon and Google) and will bring music streaming with the option for purchasing songs (see picture above). Read more »

Leaked image shows the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 in gold-brown color

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Just as previously suggested, there will be a Gold-brown version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 P3200.

A picture is worth a thousand words and the one above was brought by the usually extremely reliable Evleaks on Twitter. Read more »

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and Cover go on sale in US, India

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 opted to offer Wireless Charging via a dedicated accessory (back panel + charging pad) instead of forcing the extra heft on all users (like Nokia did with the 920).

If you live in the US or India you can now go ahead and start saving up for the Charging Pad and Charging cover because Samsung has posted those on its online stores. We’re hoping you can actually order them soon. Read more »

Evernote for Android gets updated, adds reminders in version 5.1

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Evernote is one of the (if not the) best and most complex ways of storing and organizing notes and all sorts of content. It’s latest update for Android finally brings one of the most often requested featured – reminders.

Version 5.1 adds the ability to make just about every note into a reminder and set a day and time for Evernote to remind you about it. Read more »

Modern Combat 5 coming to E3 and then off to iOS and Android

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Modern Combat is an extremely popular Gameloft title that already has 4 great installments readily available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store so naturally we’re thrilled to see a trailer of the upcoming Modern Combat 5.

It’s little over a minute long and portrays the upcoming improved graphics, pioneering gameplay like riding (and shooting from) helicopters and speedboats with the whole ordeal based in a modern-day Venice-vibe town. Read more »

Final Fantasy IV comes to Android, costs an arm and a leg

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If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise and happen to own an Android smartphone (Gingerbread 2.3.3 and above) then you can now get the 1991 Final Fantasy IV straight off Google Play.

There’s a catch, however, as the game developer has decided to ask premium for the game and you’d need to pay $15.99 or £10.99. Read more »