According to an 11 second television commercial that is being played in India, the Nokia Lumia 920 is on the way to being launched in the country. In addition, the Facebook page of  Nokia India shows a picture of a yellow Nokia Lumia 920 with the words "We’re bringing out the world’s most innovative smartphone ever, soon," although no precise launch date was announced.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is coming off a very successful launch in China. Offered twice at the Nokia Store in Shanghai, both times long lines snaked their way around the store and on Saturday, the yellow version of the Windows Phone 8 flavored phone sold out in 20 minutes.

In 11 seconds, the new ad focuses on the Nokia Lukmia 920's 4,5 inch display, support for low light photography and wireless charging.

Source: phonearena


Since the battery on the Apple iPhone can't be removed, keeping a freshly charged cell around is not going to be possible. There are ways to improve the battery on your Apple iPhone, including the mophie Juice Pack which is a protective case with a battery embedded inside. Not yet available for the Apple iPhone 5, the Juice Pack is a great way to protect the phone and get extended battery life at the same time. But what if you don't want to spend the money to buy the case, or if you have an Apple iPhone 5? In that case, you might want to check out an app called Battery by Lurie Lurceac.

With a really nice looking UI, Battery gives you a number of interesting stats such as how long it will take to fully charge your phone. The first screen tells you how much time you have left to run a certain task before the battery dies. If the app is telling you that you have just 10 minutes left to watch YouTube, you know which clips you can view and which ones to avoid. The app will even estimate how much talk time you have left for a conversation over 2G or 3G. Knowing this data can be important, especially if you are using your iPhone for business. You don't want to be on an important phone call with Mr. Drysdale from the bank when the battery on your Apple iPhone dies.

Besides giving you enough stats to help you make an informed decision on how best to stretch out the battery life on your iPhone, the app also will give you tips and recommendations such as reminding you to turn off Wi-Fi when you're not using it, or telling you that reducing the brightness on the screen will help enhance battery life.

Source : phonearenaitunes


The video below from Rozetked purports to show a "rendering" of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone, which is poised to leapfrog the iPhone 5 when it comes out next year.

(Translation: The phone and features in the video are not actually the S4).

There are two cool features in the video:

First, the phone is thin and the screen is big. Many of those who own iPhones secretly covet the larger screens on Samsung phones, and this screen is big. And the rendered phone is thinner than the iPhone 5.

Second, the phone includes a "projected keyboard" feature in which the phone projects an image of a keyboard on a flat surface and then allows the user to type on the projected keys. If that is real and it works, that will be cool. Much cooler than carrying around an external keyboard.

The real Galaxy S4 is expected to come out early next year. The fear of many Apple fans is that, now that Samsung has basically caught up with Apple on the smartphone front--the Galaxy S3 is an excellent phone that some people prefer to the iPhone--this new phone will vault past the iPhone 5 and leave Apple scrambling to catch up.

Source: businessinsider


The contents are as standard, all in gorgeous yellow. However, bundled in are the wireless charging plate and fatboy pillow. The only thing that would have completed are the yet to be released Purity Pros in yellow, no? :p Manal didn’t use her wireless charger much as she prefers being able to use it whilst it’s charging. You can still sort of do that. It’s never really been a problem for me though. I’ve never really had to ever plug in my 920 at all since owning it. (Especially with SkyDrive wirelessly transferring pictures/videos/files over to my computer).

The second half of the video looks into the phone and Manal mentions something called “Midnight Developer Challenge” – a campaign to produce more localised apps in Saudi Arabia by both Nokia and MS.

Source: mynokiablog


Sure, Nokia is not the first to put wireless charging in their phones, but it seems with all their efforts they will be the first to take it mainstream.

We reported a few weeks ago on Nokia Russia placing wireless chargers in the Red Espresso Coffee Shop chain in Moscow.

Now Nokia have uploaded the video showing the construction of the chargers, which of course have to be suitable to be placed in public areas with food and drink around.

Hopefully initiatives like these will help Qi gain traction, and deter companies from launching devices with their own competing “standard”.

Source: wmpowerusermynokiablog


There are thousands of great Android apps out there to download for your smartphone or tablet but did you ever wish you could run them on your desktop computer or laptop that runs Windows or OSX?

Well now you are in luck as a free beta app called BlueStacks allows you to run the whole Android Market on your computer, install apps and use them as you would on your mobile device.

Now remember this app is in beta form and is by no means perfect but is really handy to have.  I have just installed TuneIn Radio and Instagram which work really well.

Both versions of the beta software are available right now for download using the links below.

Just a word of warning though, expect a long waiting time when first running the software on your computer as it takes a while to setup everything needed to be able to run apps so have some patience.

Source: coolsmartphone


Almost all the big Android device makers are currently working on 5-inch phablets with 1080p Full HD touchscreens. However, ZTE has been developing not one, but two different such creatures.

The first one, the Nubia Z5, has been officially announced yesterday, and it comes with impressive design and an incredibly thin frame, so far claiming the title of ‘thinnest 5″ 1080p device out there’. But that won’t last very long, thanks to ZTE’s other phablet – the Grand S.

The ZTE Grand S is set to be unveiled during CES next month, and it will be just 6.9 mm thin. That while still coming with a 5″ 1920×1080 touchscreen and a 13 MP rear camera. These details have been made available to the Chinese media by ZTE itself. No other specs have been officially confirmed, but the ZTE Grand S has been widely rumored to come with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064) processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 2,500 mAh battery. Except for the battery capacity (which is 500 mAh less), those specs are identical to the Nubia Z5′s. The lower-capacity battery is somewhat understandable considering how insanely thin the Grand S is going to be though.

It’s also rumored to be built out of some kind of ceramic material, but we’ll only be sure if that’s true on January 8, when it’s going to be officially introduced in Las Vegas.

It’s pretty clear that the ZTE Grand S will then be the thinnest 5-inch phablet with a 1080p screen, and it may even hold on to that title for quite a while, considering how far it is from its competitors in this regard.

The Grand S could be priced at 2,799 yuan according to some rumors circulating in China. That’s about $449 or €340 at today’s exchange rates. If this turns out to be true, it will be significantly cheaper than the Nubia Z5, which is going to cost the rough equivalent of $555.

Source: unwiredview


We are seeing a lot of BlackBerry 10 leaks off late, which is not surprising considering the official launch is just a month away from now. First we saw the full touchscreen L-series device couple of weeks ago. Then there was the N-series device a few days ago, with a full QWERTY keypad.

The latest leak shows not one but two new devices. One of them, the BlackBerry X10 (left), has a full QWERTY keypad just like the N-series phone (right). This particular phone, however, looks remarkably like the HTC ChaCha that came out last year and is a bit of a departure from the usual BlackBerry design.

The other one, the BlackBerry Z10, has a full touchscreen display but lacks the plastic strips at the top and bottom like the ones we saw on the L-Series device earlier.

So now we have seen four devices so far. Let's see how many are officially announced at the end of next month.

Source: gsmarena

Blake Krikorian, the person behind the Slingbox founded a new startup dubbed “id8 Group R2 Studios”. That company released an Android app that’s used to control the home heating, lighting, consoles, TV set and basically everything from the distance via Crestron Systems technology. Now it appears Google and Apple want to buy that company.

That firm owns a bunch of secretive patents related to remote device and interface control and speaking of UI, the interface of the app looks pretty cool in the video demo below. Well, now that Google and Apple have shown interest in this firm, they may end up buying it and integrated automated home control onto their devices. Imagine controlling the heating and lighting in your house via your phone without having to get an extra app, accessory or system.

Microsoft is also tempted by this company, so Google and Apple have strong competition. The report on this matter states that the discussions’ results are still unclear, so we have no idea who will end up buying the company or their solution, but when it will happen, it will go for an impressive price, I’m sure. Controlling the living room is a high stakes affair.

Source: gsmdome


A project was on Kickstarter a while back called the POP charger. This was a charging device for portable gadgets such as tablets and smartphones that had an integrated Apple 30-pin charger connector and a USB port. The device funded on Kickstarter and then things went bad for the developers of the project.

Apple refused to give the project approval because of the design running afoul of rules regarding the Lightning adapter. Those rules had to do with Apple disallowing anything that is also capable of charging competing gadgets. This left the designers of the project with backer money in hand being forced to announce that the project was canceled.

There were about 1000 backers of the project at the time and there was significant concern about how the company would get the money back to the backers. Luckily, for the developers of the charger, Apple relented changing the guidelines for Lightning connectors allowing the project to move forward.

The developers of the project had already announced the cancellation and pending refunds to the backers. Another e-mail went out after Apple changed its rules notifying backers that no refunds will be issued and the project is moving forward as intended. The project was seeking $50,000 and ended up raising $139,170.

Source: slashgearkickstarter

Morphie is an accessories company best known for the morphie juice pack that adds extra battery life to an Apple iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S III with a cell embedded inside a rugged case. Now, the company has another cool product that right now is available for the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S. The morphie OutRide combines a tough lightweight polycarbonate case and a mount to allow you to turn your handset into a sports camera. You can mount the morphie OutRide on just about anything to capture POV video. And the case is waterproof and rugged enough to protect the phone in just about any situation

Priced at $149.95, the morphie OutRide has two interchangeable backs, one for dry land and the other for shooting near water. The former lets you use all of the features of the touchscreen while the latter protects the device underwater up to 5 meters. The wide angle lens gives you a 170 degree viewing angle, and the OutRide is available in white with a silver aluminum bezel from Apple, or in black with a red aluminum bezel from morphie.

There is an OutRide app from the Apple App Store that goes with the morphie OutRide, allowing you to take your videos and share them by uploading directly from your Apple iPhone 4 or Apple iPhone 4S. You can record in 720p at 60 fps or in 1080p at 30 fps in either portrait or landscape, edit, and then share them via email, text, YouTube or other social networks.

The morphie OutRide allows you to record from a unique perspective, and the protection that the case provides is the key to this accessory. If you're interested in the product, you can click on the sourcelink.

Source: phonearena


Certainly this has been thought of before, but now you can see how it might look in action. We have made a case for NFC in the past, and feel that for it to succeed, it will need applications beyond mobile payment.

One area where it is finding a comfortable fit is with photo sharing. We have seen ads from Samsung touting it, and the “tap+send” feature on Windows Phone does the same thing.

What has not been discussed or presented is the method of using NFC, tradecraft if you will. Below is a video that discusses the trials and tribulations of what might just happen if you have to go out of your way to share something with one person in an effort to not share it with someone else. As the video shows, things can go beyond the expected.

Source: phonearena


At a Huawei store in Guangzhou, China, Richard Yu Huawei Chairman of devices showed off the Ascend Mate - a 6.1" quad-core Android smartphone with a 1080p resolution.

The device is said to be powered by a quad-core K3V3 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz, and offer a 4000 mAh battery, 9.9 mm frame and a screen with the impressive 361 ppi density. Richard Yu shared that the display is of the LTPS type, meaning low temperature polysilicon.

Prior to Richard Yu's demonstration of the Ascend Mate he had confirmed the company is working on such a device.

The Ascend Mate should make an appearance at CES, alongside the 5" Ascend D2, and should cost around $480 (¥3000).

It remains to be seen what version of Android the Ascend Mate will be running but Jelly Bean is a safe bet.

Coming up next is a video of the device in Yu's hands.

Source: gsmarena


ChannelTImex posted this brief look at the Nokia Lumia 620 taken at a smartphone exhibition.

The demonstration shows the device in a pretty good light, revealing for example that it has HAAC microphones, can take HD video, has 5 Ghz WIFI and great 320 hr standby time.

While $250 may still be on the expensive side in some locals where the handset will be sold, I suspect the smartphone will be one of Nokia’s better selling phones overall.

Are any of our readers who are still in their first year of contract tempted to make the jump to Windows Phone 8 using this cheap smartphone, which after all has better specs than the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900?

Source: wmpoweruser


PA Consulting has created a mobile phone basestation using the Raspberry Pi. In doing so, they replaced a giant 30-foot GSM cell basestation that is scarcely larger than your Internet modem. The consulting group based in Cambridge, UK, detail briefly how they achieved this in a video that you can watch after the jump.

According to the consulting firm’s team, a variety of wireless experts using the Raspberry Pi, a radio interface, and a couple pieces of open source software create the mobile basestation. As you can see in the video, the team uses two cell phones and successfully has them communicate with each other. The purpose?

According to the consulting firm’s team, a variety of wireless experts using the Raspberry Pi, a radio interface, and a couple pieces of open source software create the mobile basestation. As you can see in the video, the team uses two cell phones and successfully has them communicate with each other. The purpose?

Source: slashgear

Sony's flagship for next year, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity screen.

The Sony Xperia Z is set to receive IP57 certification for dust and water resistance, similar to the upcoming Xperia V or the HTC J Butterfly. Despite this however, the smartphone will have a pretty compact slim body measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9mm. There's no info on the weight yet, though.

One of the key features of the Sony Xperia Z will be the 5" 1080p screen. It will reportedly use Sony's OptiContrast technology (Xperia V and Xperia Tablet S use the same tech). Sony mostly uses it on TV's to reduce glare.

The official announcement of the Sony C660X Xperia Z won't happen this year but it may come as early as the second week of 2013 at CES.

Source: gsmarena


The iOS app switcher is in serious need of an overhaul, and back in October, forum member Sentry took it upon himself to give it just that. He mocked up an app switcher that would make use of the extra vertical space on the iPhone 5’s screen with card-like icons that give users more information about their running apps. Fast forward to today, and the designer and his developer partners have a working prototype called Auxo running on jailbroken devices. And while it's not quite finished yet, the results are impressive.

In the video below, iDownloadBlog takes an in-depth look at the tweak, showing the webOS-like card interface and settings shortcut pane in action. Since there’s still no jailbreak for the iPhone 5, we can’t comment on that particular experience, but it runs smoothly on an iPhone 4. The ability to see at a glance what's happening in your running apps is great — visual feedback is always nice, and the design perfectly fits in with the rest of iOS. But what really makes it useful is the ability to quickly change Wi-Fi, brightness, and tethering settings without having to jump into the phone's Settings app. Every time I hit the street I have to deal with two problems: my phone connects against my will to my carrier's Wi-Fi hotspots, but I need Wi-Fi turned on to get a quick and accurate reading in Maps. The ability to turn Wi-Fi on and off with something built into the app switcher would be reason enough for me to jailbreak if it was possible on my daily driver. Ditto for adjusting screen brightness, which is one of the only reasons I keep Launch Center Pro on my home screen.

This might sound great, but unfortunately you won't be able to try it out quite yet — Sentry tells us that it will be another few days before Auxo is available on Cydia. It’s also iOS 6 only for the moment, but an iOS 5 version is said to be on the way.

Source: thevergeidownloadblog

READ MORE has managed to get their hands on some disassembly pictures and schematics  for the Nokia Lumia 620.

As one can imagine it does not reveal anything too dramatic for the lowest-end Windows Phone 8 handset, but one interesting feature is the presence of dual Microphones,  at points 1 and 10 in the above schematic, presumably from their position for noise cancelation purposes. This is interesting given that Apple is currently running a campaign for the noise cancellation microphone on the iPhone 5 (and presumably trying to convince people they invented it), touting a feature present in what will be one of the cheapest Windows Phones.

Source: wmpoweruser


One product class you'll see in the consumer space a lot next year is the portable all-in-one device. Sony has one available today, while Dell quietly launched one at Dell World earlier this month and Asustek Computer previewed a few at Computex earlier this year.

While these products clearly focus on the consumer market and digital board games, the fact is that we in the business world often conduct strategy sessions while sitting around a table, and no PC technology has embraced that concept like the portable all-in-one could. The old Surface Table that Microsoft used to sell comes closest to that collaborative ideal. The TV show Hawaii Five-0 uses a table for collaboration in exactly this way, though everyone could have just saved a lot of trouble by using the Microsoft Surface Table instead.

Given that most collaboration technologies suck at enhancing collaboration, it would be fascinating if a technology designed for a completely different purpose did a better job.

Source: techhive


With the GALAXY Note II, you can engage with your children to create content, visualize ideas and to have great fun together.

Discover the GALAXY Note II's amazing expression tools including Easy Clip, Idea Sketch and sending a customized birthday message to your friend's Facebook timeline directly from S Planner.

Source: youtube


Windows Phone is a very personal operating system and if you’ve seen a TV ad then you know Microsoft is trying to push that. This a review of Windows Phone 8 with lots of comparisons to Windows Phone 7.

Pull up your easy chair, sit back, and enjoy!

Source: themobilefanatics


In an official statement, Samsung has confirmed a reported vulnerability in Exynos kernel code that could be exploited by certain applications. This includes the international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, S II, and Note II.

It is quick to point out that most well-known, legitimate apps are not carrying any risk, so if you stick to popular apps from the Play Store, then you should be safe.

The exploit can be used to allow an app access to the RAM, enabling it to read user data as well as general device operations.

Samsung has assured everyone that it's busy taking care of the problem, and is promising a fix for the vulnerability in the form of a patch, which should come "as quickly as possible."

For now, if you're worried about your data, we recommend uninstalling any lesser known or third party apps you may have downloaded recently, at least until the hotfix is released by Samsung.

Source: gsmarena

BlackBerry 10 missed this Holiday season, but it’s gearing up for a big launch early next year, and leaks of devices and the operating system are all over the place. You probably already know how BB10 looks like, and also how you can easily navigate around using swipes and other gestures, but one important aspect that we get to look at today is browser performance.

These latest tests of the browser on a BB10 prototype show rendering speeds and are very impressive. Gadget Masters got their hands on a Dev Alpha B smartphone running BB10 and fared it against the iPhone 5’s Mobile Safari browser on iOS 6 and an HTC Windows Phone 8X with Windows Phone 8’s Internet Explorer.

We could safely say that BlackBerry 10 beats both. Take a look below.

Source: phonearena


Google Maps for iPhone is out, and it’s a solid replacement for Apple’s Maps app in iOS 6. Jailbreakers can make Google Maps the default maps app on their iPhones, but everyone else has to deal with the fact that Apple will never let you fully replace its own Maps with Google’s. It’s a shame, but it’s the walled iOS garden we all live in.

That doesn’t mean you can’t use Siri to get directions with Google Maps, however. You don’t even need to jailbreak. There’s a simple trick that makes it possible.

Apple has baked a little hook into Siri that lets you open an address in any one of the App Store’s third-party mapping apps. Simply add “via transit” to the end of your voice command to Siri. So, for instance, say “Give me directions to Apple Inc. via transit” and Siri will open a list of available maps apps besides Apple’s own. You can quickly open any third-party app you have installed on your iPhone or download one from the App Store. The trick is that your iPhone will think you want public transit directions, so you’ll have to make sure to toggle through car or walking if that’s what you need.

The above process isn’t as smooth as using Apple Maps because you have to tap the screen once to open the Google Maps app. But it’s better than nothing if you use Siri to find where you’re going.

Here’s a nice little video demonstration of this tip in action:

Source: cultofmac


Microsoft today released a new Windows Phone ad featuring Andy Samberg.  Andy Samberg is an American actor, comedian, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. The commercial shows how Andy Samberg manages his life with his Windows Phone device.
It’s easy to see how much Andy Samberg loves movies when you look at his Windows Phone. The live tiles he’s pinned to his start screen make it easy for him to write scripts, make a soundtrack or find the latest movies playing in theaters. Windows Phone can keep you closer to what matters most to you, too.

Source: wmpoweruser


Nokia Lumia 920 Image Stabilization

Here is a fact … Supermodels gets airbrushed and Nokia Faked their Lumia 920 image stabilization promo video ( a fact which they apologized for ). Companies exaggerating in their ads is very common , I am not a fan of this but I have come to expect that. I also feel Nokia should have labelled that video as a promo video which would have avoided that fiasco. The question still remains ..

What is the the Nokia Lumia 920 Optical Image Stabilization do ?

Apparently the folks at Nokia have unlocked the mysteries surrounding the complex nature of human handshake and optimized the new Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system to provide the best possible stabilisation for when the phone is handheld a.k.a you get reduced blur in your pictures – both at night and when your hands are unsteady. ( you know when you have a drink or two and the shutterbug in you is awake)

Does the OIS on the Nokia Lumia 920 work ?

Sadly we still don’t have a 920 coz of the low level of lumia 920 stock in Oz, lets hope they fix that soon and take my money already.

Some people might have lost their confidence in the Optical Image Stabilization on the Nokia Lumia 920 but , we thought we will collect some of the independent Nokia Lumia 920 Image Stabilization videos out there and see how it performs. Here are a few vs videos comparing how well Image Stabilization works on the Lumia 920 vs the competition like iPhone 5

All that aside here is something that is completely true and you should blindly believe and is completely true.

Source: 1800pocketpc


Wireless charging with inductive technology is one convenience you get used to when you have it on devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nexus 4. Not having to look for that cable and just magically placing your phone on a charging pad and have it juice up is neat. But you still need to have a separate wireless charging dock and it’s just not that futuristic.

How about a desk with built-in wireless charging, though? Turns out, it’s not all that hard to do it yourself, and a Reddit user who purchased an IKEA desk shows how to. By a lucky coincidence, the purchased desk was conveniently hollow and it was easy installing the Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate.

Source: phonearenareddit
While we eagerly wait for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 or later, it is good to see jailbreak developers continue to release new jailbreak tweaks and updates for their jailbreak tweaks with support for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

BrightVol is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to control brightness using the iOS device’s volume buttons.

While there have been a few jailbreak tweaks that offer similar functionality, the developer of BrightVol has cleverly incorporated an Activator action that allows to use the volume buttons to increase or decrease the volume or to control brightness.

You can switch to brightness controls by double pressing both the hardware volume buttons (You can change this default Activator action via the Activator app). The volume buttons switch back to the default functionality after 30 seconds of inactivity.

The jailbreak tweak doesn’t install an icon on the Home screen.

Check out the video walkthrough of the jailbreak tweak below:

This is quite a neat jailbreak tweak if you don’t rely on the auto-brightness feature and tend to manually change the brightness.

BrightVol is available for free on Cydia.

Source: iphonehacks


Nokia is doing more than most OEMs with the NFC in their phones, but have posted this video showing much more is possible using programmable NFC tags.

The tags used in the demo is from, where a starter pack can be purchased for around £12 for 18. Software used in the demo include NFC Interactor, NFC Launchit and NFC Publisher.

In the demo NFC is used to launch apps, dial numbers, program GPS destinations and even to turn a normal cradle into an NFC-enabled cradle.

I think the only element that would make NFC even more useful would have been the ability to make certain tags trusted, such that they would not need confirmation before activating. Hopefully this is something Microsoft can add in the future.

Source: wmpoweruser


FoneArena have posted the above demo of the Windows Phone 7.8 ROM which can now be downloaded from Navifirm for the Nokia Lumia 800 and 510.

The ROM does have the new start screen, accent colours, the ability to select Google as your search provider, and most interesting the new Bing wallpapers.

The demo unfortunately shows that the ROM only contains the Microsoft bits, without the Nokia bits like Bluetooth file transfer and the Ringtone maker. It is possible Nokia will distribute these via the Nokia Collection later.

The presence of the ROM on Navifirm suggests a more general roll-out can not be too far in the future.

Source: wmpoweruser


The Nexus 7 grabbed our best tablet award for the year for not just because its price starts from $200, but also because it is indeed a great tablet. But it is still a bit lacking in accessories when you compare it to Apple’s similar offerings. One thing that will change that is the official audio dock for the Nexus 7, coming soon from Asus itself.

The docking station/audio dock now appears in a full hands-on demo on YouTube, and while we don’t have any news except for what you can see, it would definitely make for a great companion to the compact tablet.

The case is apparently sold in a store called Yodobashi Camera somewhere in Japan, and the person who bought it got a chance to purchase it a day prior to mass release.

Sadly, it’s not yet clear whether it will come to the United States, and outside of Asia. It’s not mentioned anywhere on the official Asus America webpage. We’d keep our fingers crossed, though.

Source: phonearena


The Alcatel OneTouch will be hitting the Russian market tomorrow, and to help the device along the company has posted this promotional video, which does not show much of the handset, but does show that, in common with other windows phones, the device will be available in multiple colours.

The handset has a 4 inch WVGA screen, 1 Ghz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM and will be launching at 6990 rubles ($226) and will mainly be hamstrung by having only 4 GB of internal storage (3GB available to the user) without any expansion.

Source: wmpoweruser


As expected, Google has just released the much-awaited Google Maps for iPhone.

Here’s the brief description of the app:

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Google Maps for iPhone comes with the following features:

* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

The Google Maps app is available for iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation or later), iOS 5.1 and higher. It is available in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

You can download it using this App Store link. Let us know what you think of the app and how it compares with the native Maps app.

Source: iphonehacks


The Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt the most popular Android handset out there, and for the first time Samsung has a device that can actually compete with the iPhone in terms of sales numbers. This is also partly because of the awesome ad campaign that Samsung launched, promoting the Galaxy S III as “the next big thing is already here.”

The idea was to lure those waiting for the new iPhone, but now that the iPhone 5 is already out, the advertizing has stayed. And it is working brilliantly in this latest ad where Samsung brings in the Christmas spirit.

Which sometimes get weird. But even then you can record it all on your smartphone. Check out the ad right below.

Source: phonearena


We’ve seen a BlackBerry L Series device before, one leaked that looks just like the fresh leaked pics below. BlackBerry 10 OS is launching at the end of next month, after many months of leaks, presentations, hands on experiences with prototypes running the OS and more.

So, we’re dealing with a BlackBerry 10 flagship, that seems to be a well built handset with a soft touch back that reminds me of the PlayBook tablet. It also has a pretty big touchscreen and if I’m allowed to speculate I’d say it’s a 4.5 inch one. We also spotted a microHDMI port and NFC antenna, so those are surely included. There’s no front physical button or any indication of a capacitive button, so it’s all virtual input. We’ve also got a removable 1800 mAh battery, a microSD card slot and a microSIM slot.

BB 10 OS is launching on January 30 2013 and it will be a great day for RIM. It will either change their future or make them descend deeper into the abyss. So far, things are looking great: i like their handset design, their elegance, the virtual keyboard and prediction and the multitasking system. Any leaks of the N Series anyone?

Source: gsmdomegsmarena


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