In a rather awkward interview on national Finnish television show, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop didn’t hesitate to unequivocally call the iPhone “embarrassing” after the interviewer showed him his Apple smartphone. Shortly after that, Elop threw said smartphone on the ground.
In his nagging for more information regarding the yet unofficial, but highly rumored Lumia 928, the interviewer shared to Elop that he uses an iPhone, but also expressed his disappointment with the device and a desire to change it for a Lumia 928. Apparently, Elop felt he had no choice, but to throw the expensive smartphone away. Read more »
HTC and Samsung have started a war of words on Twitter, each mocking the other’s flagship smartphone and saying praising its own. After Samsung didn’t respond to HTC’s initial attack on the 140-symbol network, now the company’s UK branch started shooting In a response to a Twitter user, stating: “Four is always better than one ;-) (cc @htc_uk)”
Naturally, HTC was quick to respond with their UK office even making the answer rhyme: “Plastic is not fantastic, my friend! ;)“. Read more »
YouTube proudly announced that it has reached an important milestone. 8 years after its creation the popular video-sharing site has suprassed 1 billion monthly users.
The help you understand just how impressive this stat is, YouTube puts it into perspective stating that it reaches nearly one out of every two people on the Internet. Its user base is so vast that in fact, if it were a country, YouTube would be the third-largest, right after China and India. Read more »
Since its arrival last week the Galaxy S4 has been all the rage, easily topping our website’s daily interest chart and being all over the tech-oriented web.
But the guys over at Toptienmobiel.nl decided to take a look at the roots of the flagship, down to the first Samsung Android flagship – the Galaxy S. Read more »
Reluctant to sit by the sideline, while Samsung is making homeruns with the Galaxy S4, Apple has launched a new ad campaign, highlighting the iPhone 5′s key differentiating features.
This time, Apple has chosen to make a dedicated web page rather than launching a new TV ad. That’s probably due to the fact that it wouldn’t be able to fit all the information in just 30 seconds.
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Do you wonder how the Times Square in New York looked during the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday? Don’t worry – Samsung has you covered. The Koreans just released a few dozen photos that should help you get a taste of the atmosphere. There are “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy” boars all over the place and a huge crowd waiting in line to enter the Radio Music Hall.
Samsung also gave us some shots of the inside and outside of the Radio Music Hall while the event was happening. Read more »
You didn’t think that Samsung will stop teasing the Galaxy S IV before its announcement, right? Neither did we, and Samsung prove us all right by continuing the festivities on Times Square, this time the old school way — with dancer flashmobs.
Dressed in a classy fashion, the dancers wear elegant suits with the number 4 written on their backs, hinting at you-know-what. Read more »
Nokia has decided to give its workers at the Chennai factory in India a raise, with some of the workers to get as much as 200% higher paychecks.
According to a report by the Economic Times, Nokia sees the factory as a key part in its comeback plans and has entered into a wage pact. Read more »
Emergency broadcasts on the radio or on TV are a thing of the past – people rely on the Internet for such things. For that reason, Google is bringing its Public Alerts international starting with Japan.
Earthquake and tsunami warnings for Japan will appear on Google’s Search page, Maps and even Google Now. Read more »
Google’s recent Google Glass promo campaign left many of us speechless and dreamy about what the future holds for us. However, what Google didn’t touch upon was how the Glass project will affect dating.
Well, to give us a taste of what Glass might be able to do to help people in this aspect, famous YouTube comedian Dartanion London has made a pretty hilarious video. Read more »
The Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona is coming to an end. Until 2013 the event took place at Fira de Barcelona in the foot of the Montjuïc hills, but this year the exhibition has moved to the more spacious and modern-looking Fira de Barcelona Gran Via.
If you followed our coverage from the congress, you probably already know a lot about the devices on display. But in case you are wondering what the venue and the booths inside looked like, we;ve got you covered as well. We have snapped a few shots around the futuristic booths set up by the manufacturers, so we can share with you the spirit of the MWC. Read more »
After Canonical issued the alpha version of its mobile version of Ubuntu for the select Nexus devices (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), the company has now updated the list of upcoming devices bound to receive a developer preview of the OS.
The list includes devices from Samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS, Motorola and Huawei, which marks the company’s efforts to get its name out there by enabling more and more users to try out the touch-enhanced version of Ubuntu. Read more »
Yesterday ASUS teased us a mysterious alien-themed video and promised a “metallic miracle” and “ultimate craftsmanship”.
Today we got another teaser. However, this one says even less about their mysterious device. Read more »
In addition to its earlier teaser hinting at an upcoming device under the Infinity series, ASUS has now launched an even cooler-looking video portraying an alien invasion of Barcelona, Spain.
More specifically, the video shows an alien space ship that’s landing on top of the beautiful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Read more »
Most smartphones don’t usually fancy dipping their toes in swimming pools, but not the Sony Xperia Z. The flagship smartphone was taken for some underwater action by an early adopter.
With its IP57 certification, the Xperia Z doesn’t even break a sweat shooting the 3-minute underwater video. Read more »