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HTC Droid DNA Can Now be Unlocked

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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…)

ZTE Releases Android 4.2 Update for N880E

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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

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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

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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…)

ZTE Avid 4G May Eventually Arrive to MetroPCS

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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

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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

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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…)

Galaxy S Duos Review

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Galaxy S Duos is a dual-SIM variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with less rounded design.

Design The Galaxy S Duos comes with standard Samsung design and a good choice if you still find it acceptable. As expected, the Galaxy S Duos is made completely from plastic and users should be able to handle it easily. To improve handling, Samsung opts for matte finish, instead of glossy slippery back.

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ZTE Flash is Arriving to Sprint’s Network

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Sprint is adding one more 4G LTE device to its lineup and positioned as a mid-range handset, the ZTE Flash actually includes some high-end features. The phone comes with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 4.5”HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Android 4.0 and 4G LTE connectivity. One huge attraction is obviously the 12.6Mp rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording capability, autofocus and (more…)

CyanogenMod 10 Brings Android 4.1 to ICS Users

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There’s finally some great news for those waiting too long for a Jelly Bean update. A stable release of CyanogenMod 10 is available for download and it will bring Android 4.1.2 goodness on board. As of now, even if Android 4.2 has already arrived, only relatively a few devices receive Jelly Bean update. CyanogenMod is a custom Android version that’s based on AOSP source code and it has been (more…)