Category: Mobile phones
Switch view

Eclair accounts for 50% of all Android phones, Froyo nowhere in sight (yet)

by 239 comments

Android is at a tipping point – the old 1.5 Cupcake and 1.6 Donut together now account for less than 50% of all Android phones, with version 2.1 Eclair currently holding exactly 50% among available Android smartphones, says Google…

Read more »

Dual-SIM LG GX300 is now ready to launch

by 354 comments

LG announced the GX300 – dual-SIM candybar for the East European market. It has no premium features, but it’s got a large 1500mAh battery for impressive talk/standby times and noise reduction support.

LG GX300 packs 2.2-inch TFT display with 176×220 resolution, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, 30MB internal memory and microSD card slot. Both SIM beds support quad-band GSM networks.

Read more »

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 making some indecent exposures, we’ve got the live shots

by 18 comments

Ok, technically, that heading up there might be a wee bit over-the-top but what I meant is that the just announced Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 has already been featured in a series of live shots made by electronic publications from around the world.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 just went official and not a moment later, the Internet was filled with live photos of it, even a couple of previews. I’ve assembled a quick photo tour from these previews – especially interesting is the size comparison between the X10 mini, X8 and the big X10…

Read more »

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S Pro for Sprint surface, yep it’s got a keyboard on its back

by 16 comments

When a manufacturer tacks on a “Pro” at the end of a phone’s name, chances are you’re getting more or less the same phone as the “non-pro” but with a hardware QWERTY keyboard.

So, it should come as no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S Pro, which is reportedly headed to Sprint, is a lot like a Galaxy S with a QWERTY keyboard. The Galaxy S Pro is reportedly going to be the second 4G phone for Sprint and the QWERTY-less Galaxy S is coming too… Read more »

Pinch zooming solved for any Windows Mobile device with a resistive screen

by 9 comments

If pinch zooming was the one thing you’ve missed on your Windows Mobile smartphone you shouldn’t worry on that anymore. The resistive screen of your smartphone will not bug you anymore. A third-party developer has found a solution allowing you to pinch zoom on any WinMo device in the most suitable apps such as web browser, gallery, maps, etc.

Read more »

Updated: iOS 4 Gold is here, iPhone 3G getting the cold shoulder on new features, my rant follows

by 137 comments

I was anxious to try out the iOS 4 on my iPhone 3G ever since it was announced so you can imagine how impatient I was to install the iOS 4 Gold – the final developer’s beta that was unlocked for installation to non-developer’s iPhones. Waiting until 21 June to get the final version was simply not an option.

Well, I was in for a handful of disappointments. I suppose those upgraders among you that don’t have an iPhone 3GS will feel the same.

Sad iPhone Read more »

Here are the most popular applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry

by 317 comments

Nowadays people are able to choose from a huge variety of applications for their mobile phones. But, as a recent survey reveals, the general preferences are actually similar and we go for the same apps. No matter what the platforms our phones are based on.

The following charts are based on a survey that Nielsen made among 4200 people who have downloaded an app in the past 30 days. Read more »

Nokia finally serves the third demo video of N8 – it’s music player and HDMI TV-out in focus

by 211 comments

Nokia are currently doing a series of videos on the upcoming N8 and today they published the third and last one. Unfortunately, much like the second video we saw, it’s not what we’d call overexciting. They’ve somehow lost the momentum of the first clip.

Nokia N8 album art

But let’s not waste any more time. Head for the video to see how fluid is the N8 Album art video three and a half years after the announcement of the first iPhone, which pioneered it. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, you need an HDMI adapter to use a regular sized HDMI cable with your N8. Enjoy the show! Read more »

Samsung takes a hit at the iPhone 4 retina display, says it’s structurally unable to catch up with AMOLED

by 141 comments

Steve Jobs had his share of fun praising the retina display and calling it way superior to OLED at the WWDC the other day but now Samsung are striking back. A spokesperson of the Korean company is quoted by the Korea Herald saying that the IPS LCD display of the iPhone doesn’t offer contrast levels or viewing angles anywhere near the Super AMOLED standard.

Read more »

Magnetic macro lens allows the HTC EVO 4G to do amazing close-ups

by 21 comments

Early reviews said that the HTC EVO 4G 8 megapixel camera is pretty good but this takes it to a whole new level. The guy over at Good and EVO (now that’s one cool domain) has tested a magnet-mounted macro lens (of the variety found on eBay and Amazon) and found them to work excellently on the HTC Android flagship.

While I’m not particularly sure if attaching a magnet to your brand new insanely expensive handset is a good idea, this is one is pretty small so there should be little risks involved. Unless you count ruining the design of the backside of your phone, of course.

Read more »

Samsung S8500 Wave is our new battery life champion

by 91 comments

Battery life is becoming a growing concern to the geeks, as their high-end multimedia smartphones try to remain pocketable, while still doing everything but the dishes. Well, luckily battery technology is quickly catching up and our next battery life test is here to prove it.

The Bada-running Samsung S8500 Wave withstood so much torture that at one point we were wondering if it would ever die. Read more »

An unofficial patch adds 720p video capture to the Nexus One

by 646 comments

When the Nexus One/HTC Desire were at the rumor stage, one of the impressive features they listed was 720p HD video recording. When the phones went official, that was cut down to D1 much to the disappointment of a lot of fans, including the ones at the XDA-Developers forums.

They are a resourceful bunch though, and there results is the patch for the popular Cyanogen mod, which enables 720p video capture on the Nexus One… Read more »

iOS 4 Gold out for all compatible iPhone and iPod Touch devices

by 11 comments

Yesterday, Apple released the gold version of iOS 4 for all registered developers. Today it can be installed on any compatible iPhone/iPod Touch via the latest iTunes 9.2 beta.

Read more »

LG GD510 Pop grows fangs in France with special Twilight edition

by 730 comments

The Twilight books and movies have some very devoted and very vocal fans – and LG has just the thing for them. A Twilight-branded LG GD510 Pop launched in France, a day after the second installment of the Twilight Saga hit theaters there…

Read more »

Nokia N8 video preview part 2: USB host demo and video editor snoozefest

by 45 comments

Today Nokia released the second video of their N8 overview trilogy. Focusing mostly on image gallery, image and video editing the clip also shows the USB host functionality of the phone in action.

To be honest editing videos or photos on a mobile phone was never my thing so I almost fell asleep somewhere in the middle of it but I was still able to learn a few things about the Nokia latest flagship. Read more »