Unboxing and hands-on with the HTC One V

This week, I've got my hands on the HTC One V. It's actually a keeper; it's supposed to be my mum's new phone but I asked very nicely to have it for a week or so in order to see what this mid-range Android smartphone is capable of. This is my first taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in a manufacturer-customized form; the One V runs Android 4.0.3 with Sense 4 running atop the basic platform. I've been u ...

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Skype for iOS Updated to v4.0 with UI improvements and more

Skype for iOS got an update to version 4.0 today. You can now reposition your video preview when on a call, and the UI has been slightly tweaked in the messages, login screen and contact list. The app will also re-open if Skype crashes, which is the first time I've seen that on iOS. There's also bug fixes and other stability improvements. Available free over on iTunes. ...

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Angry Birds Space is the fastest growing mobile game ever

No surprise considering those download numbers, but Rovio just announced today that Angry Birds Space is now the fastest growing mobile game ever. The game has been downloaded 50 million times in just 35 days, a number that took equally popular game 'Draw Something' three months to reach. "While numbers like this certainly say something about the popularity of Angry Birds, for us the main goal is to keep cr ...

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LG focusing on Android, ‘no immediate plans’ for Windows Phones going forward

According to a statement by the company to the Korea Herald, LG has "no immediate plans" to produce any more Windows Phones, instead focusing even great on Android going forward. Their reason? Underwhelming retail performance "The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure." LG states that they plan to continue research and development efforts on WP but I dont think it ...

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Samsung Wave Y Review

The Samsung Wave Y isnt very high on my list of recommended entry level phones. For one thing it runs bada, and for the same price you could get it's Galaxy Y Android counterpart. Since Bada has fewer apps than Android, Samsung have included some incentives for buyers of the Wave Y. Will they be enough? Let's check out this phone and find out, eh? [divider] The Retail Package:- [divider] You get pretty much ...

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Nokia Asha 202 launched in India at Rs 4149 [Hands-on Video]

The Nokia Asha 202 launched in India today, for a price of Rs 4149. The S40 Touch-and-type dual-SIM phone features a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen at 240 x 320 pixels resolution, a 2 Megapixel camera, standard 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio and microSD card slot with support for upto 32GB. The phone also comes with 40 EA games (Tetris, Need for Speed, Bejeweled, etc) worth Rs 4000, available to download free i ...

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Nokia in ‘advanced talks’ to sell their Luxury Vertu Brand

According to a Reuters report, Nokia is in 'advanced talks' to sell their premium luxury phone brand, Vertu. We heard this rumor back in December last year, but it seems Nokia has made progress on selling the cellphone subsidiary, to a private equity group called 'Permira' which also invests in companies like Hugo Boss. At the time Nokia set up Vertu as an independently run division of the Finnish mobile-ph ...

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Logitech Keyboard Case [For iPad] Review

I've been on the hunt for a good Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, and the last Logitech Keyboard I tried was pretty good, yet lacking a tiny bit on the portability factor. With the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad that we're trying this week, it snaps onto the front of your tablet (facedown), to protect the screen, while allowing you to carry around one metal unit. Ofcourse this means the back of your iPad is ...

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Airtel Launches Online Store for Mobile Phones

Indian Carrier Bharti Airtel, has launched an online retailer store called "Airtel Shop" that will stock and sell mobile phones. Available over at Shop.Airtel.com, the store will also sell broadband connections and digital TV setups. The Mobile phones are actually available and delivered by "NSI Infinium Global Pvt. Ltd" as Airtel themselves, do not sell or deliver them. Interesting that the indian carrier ...

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Unboxing the Intel Xolo X900

We got the Intel XOLO X900 in for review this week. The LAVA XOLO X900 is the first Intel smartphone, running stock Android 2.3.7, boasting a 4 inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, a 8 megapixel rear camera (with burst mode capabilities) and 1 MP front cam, and will be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS ‘soon‘. All that is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor which means the phone is surprisingly respons ...

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