Consider this Microsoft’s ultimate blessing, or merely a way to guarantee household name recognition. Whatever the case, the company’s next-gen Apollo OS is not only powering HTC’s newest mobile movement, it’s also the headliner. That’s right, as clunky as it may initially seem, Windows Phone 8X is the official moniker of the OEM’s brightly hued flagship series, an alphabetical denomination that puts it on premium standing with the One X line. And thanks to the loosened spec restraints made possible by WP8, this modern-minded, unibodied beaut reps a 4.3-inch [...]
At long last, the iPhone 5. We just got our hands on Apple’s latest smartphone following its unveiling in San Francisco, and suffice it to say, it’s a beautiful thing. Some might say we’ve been waiting for this moment since October 4th of last year, but another crowd may say that the real next-gen iPhone has been on the burner for much longer. Indeed, this is the first iPhone since June of 2010 to showcase an entirely new design, but it’s obvious that Apple’s not going to deviate far when it comes to aesthetics.
Apple followers will aptly recall Steve Jobs’ [...]
When Samsung decided that it was going to release the fabled Samsung Galaxy S3, we saw Apple levels of hype around the unreleased device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 followed sharply in its footsteps, with a whole raft of rumours.
We’ve now seen some of these rumours come to fruition, and some disappear by the side of the road. Here we are though, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in hand, so what does it have to offer?
A bigger, better screen
After the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Note just over a year ago, we wouldn’t have thought that Samsung would ever create a phone with [...]
Just a few days after the first Android 4.0.4 firmware leaked for the Galaxy S2, Samsung has officially released the Android 4.0.4 update for the device, for Russia, and should soon be releasing it to other regions. But for those not wanting to wait for the official update to arrive for their device or simply want to manually flash the update can do so by following the guide below. Android 4.0.4 brings improvements in stability and performance(specially in scrolling smoothness), so it’s quite an important update for the still powerful device.
This update is for Russia but can be flashed on any [...]
A new Samsung Galaxy device will be unveiled in London on 3 May, the company has announced, sparking hopes that it could be the company’s successor to the popular SII mobile phone.Samsung refused to confirm, however, whether the announcement related to a much anticipated forthcoming phone or to a range of new devices.The launch at London’s Earl’s Court will, nonetheless, be the closest Google’s Android operating system comes to an event on the scale of an Apple launch.The expectation is that the evening event will at least include the successor to the popular SII phone, although the name [...]
We got a little worried when ITG missed its January unveiling for the xpPhone 2, but yesterday, this Windows 7-powered smartphone finally made its debut public appearance in Guangzhou, and we happened to be there to scoop up a demo unit. Since we last came across the second-gen xpPhone, its ambitious Chinese manufacturer has dished out more detailed specs: the 17.5mm-thick device comes with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD made by Sharp, multitouch input, an Intel Atom Z5xx series processor up to 2GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 112GB of SSD made by Silicon Storage Technology, microSD expansion and a multipurpose [...]
Skype mobile development team from Microsoft has released Skype for Windows Phone beta app, which is free for download via Windows Market Place.
“Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).”
Skype beta for Windows Phone is compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 or higher.
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Skype for Windows Phone Beta App Demo Video
Facebook for Windows is updated with new features and available for download via Windows Phone Marketplace. Facebook v2.3 for Windows new features are listed below.
News feed performance improvements
New panorama design.
New profile design.
Download Facebook v2.3 for Windows
Google has released Chrome 17 stable update with some new features including secure downloading, and faster page loading.
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According to Chrome blog:
“When you start typing in the omnibox and the URL autocompletes to a site you’re very likely to visit, Chrome will prerender the page, so it will appear faster–sometimes, even instantly–as soon as you hit Enter. To learn more, check out the post from our latest Beta release.
On the security front, Chrome now does even more to help protect you from malicious downloads. In addition to [...]
TechRadar has teamed up with HTC to offer one of the smartest and fastest Windows Phone handsets on the market to a lucky winner: the HTC Titan.
This Titanic phone (sorry) is one of the stand out performers in the market, thanks to the whopping 4.7-inch screen boosted by Super-LCD technology.
Not only is it running the latest version of Windows Phone (7.5 or Mango to its friends) but it also comes with a whole host of features not seen on other Microsoft-powered handsets.
You can download movies through the HTC Watch service, or use the virtual surround sound effects to supercharge your music [...]