Hands-on and first impressions with the Nokia Lumia 920

Earlier this evening, Nokia officially launched the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in Singapore during a small press event held in a bar. While the Lumia 920 is priced competitively at S$899 (~Rs. 40.8k) simfree, the Lumia 820 is a tad expensive for what it is at S$699 (~Rs. 31.7k) simfree. While I did not see much of the Lumia 820 at the event, I got to spend some quality time with the Lumia 920 at long las ...

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Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Camera launched here in India last week, and right on schedule we got one in for review. Still working on our review though, so in the meanwhile, here's a quick unboxing, just to let you know what’s in there. [divider] Behold the unboxing: [divider] [divider] (Note: If you’re reading this on our RSS feed and for some reason cant see the video, the YouTube version can be found here) [divid ...

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Android 4.2.1 Being Pushed To Nexus 4, 10, December Is Back

Android 4.2 was quite a buggy release, and even caused older devices to start lagging. It will always be remembered as "The Update That Deleted December" (albeit only from the People App). Now, Google is pushing out Android 4.2.1 to Nexus 4 and 10 owners. You may get it over the OTA soon. Since the update has just been pushed, we don't have the full changelog yet. Instead, here is our wishlist of what we ho ...

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Unboxing the Apple iPhone 5

We finally managed to get the iPhone 5 in for review this week. Well, technically I got it a while ago but only had the time to post our unboxing video today. I used to be a very happy iPhone user with the 3GS and iPhone 4, but eventually got bored and moved to Android with my HTC One X. And as such I'm excited to check out the iPhone 5 to see what's new since the ol' iPhone 4S. In the meanwhile, here's a q ...

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The Undead Android: No Battery, No Problem

Android phones have always been criticized for being battery hungry, and its users are said to always have a phone charger at arm's length. Today, we have a video for you, of my Galaxy Nexus, running without a battery. A zombie phone, if you may. [Image Courtesy] Check out the video below, and let us know if you can figure out how that's possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNzA0MizPo ...

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Facebook encouraging their employees to “switch” to Android

Earlier this year, we heard about Facebook trying to get more of their employees using Android smartphones instead of iPhones, mostly to improve their sub-par Android app, but apparently they're stepping up efforts with huge posters plastered around it's headquarters, encouraging employees to "switch today." This comes in from TechCrunch who got confirmation from a Facebook spokesperson that the company had ...

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Microsoft Says They Have Windows Phone 7.8 News Coming “In The Near Future”

With Windows Phone 8 being officially launched with HTC and Nokia's devices, a question on a lot of WP7 owners minds is, where the heck is Windows Phone 7.8? Microsoft has been oddly quiet about the update, though we've gotten a look at WP7.8 running just fine on a Nokia Lumia 510, but there's no word on when the update will actually be coming along. Paul Thurrott from WinSuperSite posted about how annoying ...

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Samsung Denies Child Labor Accusations

In response to China Labor Watch accusations that Samsung is facing with their factory employees that claim that the Korean manufacturer is employing child workers, Samsung issued a press statement today that they have found no “instance of child labor" in their Chinese factories "during the audits after reviewing HR records of all workers aged below 18 and conducting face-to-face ID checks.” The Chinese fa ...

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Samsung GT-I9400 Appears In Benchmark Data, Might Be the Galaxy S IV

The smartphone market moves quickly y'all. And as nice as the Galaxy S III might be, apparently it's already outdated because there's speculation about it's sequel already, the Samsung Galaxy S IV. So far those rumors have indicated Samsung wont show off their SGS4 at any of the big expos next year like CES 2013, or MWC 2013, but will instead have their own launch event, similar to what they did with the SG ...

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Videos: New Windows Phone “Meet Your Match” Promos

We got a look at a couple "Meet Your Match" Windows Phone promo videos last week, but it looks like Microsoft's Ben Rudolph has been hard at working making more of them, challenging folks with iPhones or Android phones in a tamer version of the Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, and even ultimately upgrading them to a Windows Phone 8 device! Check it out in two new videos, right below: ...

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Video: New Microsoft Commercial “Surface Groove”

Here's a new commercial by Microsoft for their Surface tablet, showing off the colorful touch/type covers that can be magnetically clipped on to the device, along with a look at the kickstand at the back. It's colorful and fast paced, and shows you a brief look at the Windows RT UI with it's various live tiles, while also highlighting Skype, Xbox Music, Xbox Video and a Office. All in a quick little video, ...

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LG already working on an Optimus G sequel ? [2GHz processor, Android 5.0]

LG is apparently not resting on their laurels at all, even after their new flagship, the LG Optimus G below, which boasts a Snapdragon S4 processor and has barely launched in most parts of the planet. According to Korean website MK, LG is already working on a sequel to the Optimus G that might be released as soon as May 2013. Dubbed the Optimus G2, it'll apparently boast a 2Ghz processor, a 440 pixel densit ...

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