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V-Moda VAMP VERZA and METALLO case review

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The V-Moda VAMP VERZA belongs to a small group of mobile accessories, made for only the most committed audiophiles. The gadget combines a universal headphone amplifier, digital to analog converter, and a backup battery pack in a compact, sleek-looking package.

Headphone amplifiers are designed to bring out the best of high-end, usually over-ear headphones, as the built-in audio chips in today‚Äôs smartphones cannot bring out their full potential. Mobile headphones amps vary greatly in price and capabilities, with the V-Moda VAMP VERZA being a decidedly high-end offering. Read more »

Verizon buys out Vodafone entirely

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Vodafone and Verizon have been partners for 14 years, but it looks like Big Red is now traveling on by itself.

Verizon has recently bought out all of Vodafone’s stock in its company. Read more »

Nokia HERE Maps will be available for all Windows 8.1 devices

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Love the Nokia HERE Maps application, but don’t have a Nokia Windows Phone handset? Well you’re in luck.

With the Windows 8.1 upgrade, all Windows-based computers with the software update will get to enjoy Nokia HERE Maps. Read more »

Another Nokia X vine tease is posted

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Nokia continues the green duck teasing of their X Android smartphone. This time, we see a wall of cell phones barely able to hold back a flood.

Expect the full reveal to occur during Mobile World Congress, which starts on February 24th in Barcelona. As always, we’ll be providing up to-the-minute information on the event and all of its news and releases. Read more »

Opera Web Pass gives you ad-supported mobile internet for free

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Opera has been hard at work with carriers to make mobile internet more affordable than ever, and their latest Web Pass service is the latest product of that endeavor.

The service lets operators package mobile internet offerings that allow you to browse the web on a 3G network limited by time, content, or both. Read more »

Tegra Note 7 tablet packs LTE and Kit-Kat

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So you want a beast of a gaming tablet, but don’t want to sacrifice data connectivity? Well then Nvidia has something that’s right up your alley.

They just announced that they will be releasing the Tegra Note 7 LTE. Read more »

Sony teases Xperia Z2 ahead of MWC event

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Sony has tweeted out an image (shown below) of processed film, lots of sticky note paper and scribbles with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…”.

While we cannot gather much from the laconic image what we can guess at is that the something in question is coming in a couple of days at the Mobile World Congress and could very well turn out to be the Xperia Z2. Perhaps the numerous colorful props in the image would indicate a black, white, red, purple, yellow and pink color option, or perhaps we’re looking too much into it? Read more »

Windows Phone 8 is on 80% of all WP handsets

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The latest data out of AdDuplex indicates that the latest version of Windows Phone, WP8, is now on four of every five devices running Microsoft’s mobile OS.

This comes as a result of growth of the WP ecosystem through both adaptation of new handsets and retirement of older Windows Phone 7 handsets. Read more »

Samsung releases another Galaxy S5 trailer

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Samsung has released a promo video for the Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona next Monday. An emotional montage of cool images and text sets the scene, and mood, for the Galaxy S5′s arrival.

Speed, fit, courage, social, selfies are just some of the buzzwords to give the fans a taste of what to expect from the flagship. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio gets new High Dive episode

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Rio 2 is going to hit the cinemas worldwide on April 4 and Rovio has just released a new Angry Birds Rio update to get you warmed up.

The High Dive episode packs 26 brand new water-themed levels, where you will be rescuing dolphins. Read more »

WhatsApp for Android update brings updated privacy settings

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WhatsApp has released a new update (v2.11.169) for Android that brings with it some new privacy options. You can now choose who can see your ‘Last seen’, profile photo and status message. You can let everyone see it, only your contacts see it or set it so no one can see it.

The iOS version of WhatsApp has had the ability to hide the Last seen status since forever but it’s only now that the Android version received it. But along with it, it also got the ability to hide the profile photo and status message, that iOS version does not yet have. Read more »

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition arriving on PC, PS3, 360 and Wii U

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Last year Warner Bros. released Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita. The game is based on Batman: Arkham Origins that was released on the consoles but featured a different, 3D side-scrolling gameplay (also known as 2.5D).

Warner Bros. will now be releasing the game on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii U. This is essentially the same game, called Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition, but redone in HD for the more powerful systems and will also feature a new map, hint system and 5.1 channel surround sound. Read more »

Google introduces Project Tango

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Google is introducing an innovative and quite frankly, ambitious new project: Tango.

With Project Tango you will be able to, with your phone, capture accurate 3D models of objects, rooms, and interiors. The possibilities for Tango are many. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 hands-on

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If you have been keeping track of the stats corner on our homepage, you might have noticed that the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is currently the most popular smartphone in our database. We managed to obtain a retail unit and we are now ready to share our first impressions with you.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a massive upgrade over its predecessor – it comes with a bigger display of higher resolution, double the processing powered with a snappy quad-core chipset and comes with a fancy faux leather-like plastic rear cover. Read more »

Huawei MediaPad X1 leaks in a plethora of live pictures

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Huawei MediaPad X1 has leaked yet again. This time we get to see the slate in its full glory thanks to a bunch of high resolution photos.

Huawei MediaPad X1 has been tipped numerous times before. We saw it photographed in the wild next to the upcoming and still unannounced Ascend P7, then it got certified in China with pretty detailed specs. Read more »