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HTC Droid DNA Can Now be Unlocked


HTC Droid DNA is an important breakthrough in the mobile world with its first-ever commercially available 1080p smartphone display and enormous power under the bonnet. It is definitely one of the hottest handsets around but unfortunately, Droid DNA is exclusive only to Verizon. The phone also has its bootloader locked and it is a good thing that some resourceful individuals were able to find ways to open it up (more…)

Windows Phone 7.8 Will be Released in China Next Month


Microsoft is planning to use Windows Phone 7.8 as an update to some Windows Phone 7.5 devices currently available on the market. A Microsoft official in China said that the OS version would hit the Chinese mainland in the coming weeks. Apparently, it would be Chinese consumers who have the first opportunity to explore the WP7.8 before everyone else. This should be a good thing for users who don’t (more…)

ZTE Releases Android 4.2 Update for N880E


Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) hasn’t been around for very long and only few users in the market has the opportunity to run it. Google’s Nexus devices are always in the first position to receive the update. Now, a ZTE device available only in China will be the first non-Nexus smartphone to get the Android 4.2 update. The Chinese manufacturer happened to choose the N880E to get the update. This (more…)

Samsung SCH-W2013 Will Be Released in China


One of great excitements in the mobile industry is seeing strange new devices for the first time and one has arrived quite recently. The Samsung SCH-W2013 is a unique flip-phone with two separate displays. Unlike other dual-screen, flip phones; both displays have the same size and resolution; 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800). Although both aren’t too impressive, combined they can provide great value for users. Unfortunately, the phone isn’t (more…)

Battery Tests Show Satisfactory Battery Performance of HTC Droid DNA


HTC is aiming to grab some audience off the Galaxy Note II with the Droid DNA and it seems to deliver a pretty decent battery life. Early reports tell us that the battery performance is generally impressive allowing users to get multiple days of battery life with moderate usages. There’s no getting away that the Droid DNA has a rather limited onboard storage, but skeptics may have exaggerated reports (more…)

Jolla Unveils the Interface of SailFish OS


Jolla has recently given us early looks at the Sailfish OS, which is based on Mer, a direct descendant of Meego. If successful, the company would directly take on major operating systems in the industry today. At the same opportunity, the company also took the wraps off the Sailfish SDK for smartphone makers. The SDK is available for download and it comes with all the tools needed to build (more…)

ZTE Avid 4G May Eventually Arrive to MetroPCS


Folks from MetroPCS seem to have a healthy dose of affection toward ZTE devices and it looks like another one will soon join its lineup. The prolific Twitter user, @evleaks, has again revealed a new device that will soon be heading to the popular regional carrier. There’s no detail on the hardware specs, only a rather nice press render and the name for the time being. The device would (more…)

An Android 5.0 Handset is Spotted in Benchmark Result


While many people are still dreaming about using Android 4.2 and even Android 4.1; new reports on the Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) have emerged. A benchmark result showed a Sony Xperia LT30i that run Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie).The Xperia LT30i is a variant of the Xperia T and it may boast 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, 720p display and Adreno 220; the same hardware configuration we see (more…)

Google Nexus 4 is Dropped Intentionally in a Test


For some strange reason, there seems to be a trend to drop every new device in the market and the Nexus 4 has recently received its share of nasty drops. Unfortunately, like many handsets in the market today, it doesn’t do too well. Almost no one would intentionally drop their expensive smartphones just have a bit of fun. But unfortunately latest phones are more fragile with their larger displays (more…)

SmartQ Releases the X7, a Possible Nexus 7 Killer


Google Nexus 7 is widely perceived as the best Android tablet people can get for $199, with a latest OS version, snappy processor and great display. But that doesn’t mean other companies can’t find room for improvement. SmartQ has unveiled a Nexus 7 look-alike with better hardware configuration, including the TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Overall, SmartQ looks good on paper with (more…)