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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…)

Windows Phone 7.8 Will be Released in China Next Month

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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

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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…)

LG Optimus M+ Review

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The LG Optimus M was MetroPCS’s first Android smartphone, which didn’t require a contract and competitively priced. And now, aptly called LG Optimus M+, the new revamped version is available.

Design Noticeably thinner than its predecessor, the LG Optimus M+ looks like a welcome redesign of the original. Users may also find other new details appealing including the convex top, tapered sides and sharper corners. Being a slightly wider (more…)

LG Lucid 4G Review

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The LG Lucid 4G is a lightweight smartphone with LTE capability with a custom UI that’s easy for any first-time user.

Design LG Lucid 4G is among the smallest 4G LTE smartphone in the market, especially when we compare it with those currently lining the shelves in many electronics stores. The bulk of Lucid 4G’s construction is plastics, but LG also add some visual flair like the metal band (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…)

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…)

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…)