Category: Other smartphones

Open WebOS will not support any existing devices

The Open webOS project have announced on their blog that their upcoming open source version of webOS will not be compatible with existing devices. This has come as a shock to the small but dedicated community who have supported webOS through difficult times and were looking forward to continued …

JollaMobile are set to give Meego the life it deserves!

Now many of you out there may have heard of Nokia and their much heralded N9. The N9 was the first, and only, smartphone to run Meego; a pleasant little OS which was widely described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ when it was shown off last year. …

Another problem for RIM as the carriers complain!

The same week RIM announced their planned saviour, BB10, was delayed, they posted another loss and now the company has also heard rumblings from carriers that they’re not overly content either. Bloomberg has claimed that carriers like AT&T and Verizon have requested that RIM reduces the cost of …

Boot2Gecko becomes Firefox OS and gets official launch partners!

Boot2Gecko has been one of Mozilla’s top priorities lately as they rush to get their HTML5 based OS off the ground and into the turbulent mobile world as soon as possible. So far Mozilla has done a good job getting companies on board, they’ve already got; Deutsche Telekom, …

RIM post large losses, cut jobs and delay Blackberry 10

5000 jobs are set to be axed by Blackberry maker RIM as the company announced a $518m (£334m) net loss in the three months to June 2nd. This, when compared to the $695m profit made in the same period last year, shows how the tide has turned. Sales …

Update – Nokia 808 PureView coming to Orange, but not O2

The Nokia 808 Pureview is, it has to be said, a strange phone. Without “that camera” it’d probably be overlooked. It runs on a 1.3GHz CPU, it’s got a 360 x 640 pixel 4″ screen and has the usual WiFi, GPS, FM radio, microSD etc However, it’s got …

HTC reportedly making a Tizen phone too.

   Since Nokia chose to depart from their ex-partner Intel, the pair’s love child, Meego, was expected to become a somewhat neglected entity. But, it wasn’t long before Samsung, amongst many others, picked up the buck and started building Tizen and it seems they haven’t looked back yet. …

Windows Phone On the Rise?

New figures published by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that Windows phone is finally on the rise.  Helped by Nokia’s new range of Windows Phone handsets they now have a 6% market share in Germany and 4% in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the US. Android however stretched their …

HTC Radar only £99 in store at Orange

We’ve just been alerted to a pretty cracking deal that Orange are currently running for the HTC Radar. They’ve currently got it on sale in store for the bargain price of £99 when you top up £10. For your one hundred notes you’ll get a second gen Windows …

Blackberry OS10 to make its debut in October?

The troubled smartphone maker RIM has slated October for its make or break release of BB10, the new operating system based on the best parts of QNX that powers the Playbook and BB7 which is currently on the Bold series.  RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has stated we’ll see …

Mozilla “Boot To Gecko” Devices Could Ship Late 2012

A smartphone running an operating system that has been developed by the makers of the popular Firefox browser could go on sale as early as late 2012 according to recent reports. The handsets, which have been long awaited following the announcement back in mid-2011 and which will run …

Nokia shows off the Pureview 808’s camera prowess.

  The Nokia Pureview 808 is the best camera phone in the world by a little bit more than a country mile. It packs in a 41MP camera and still manages to look and work like a phone! Nokia have really gone to great lengths to show off …

Ubuntu Smartphone OS on the way?

Ubuntu is one of the most well known Linux variants for desktop and laptop computers, but its creator, Canonical, has plans to extend its’ reach a tad further with different versions of the OS. That is if a job listing on their website is to be believed. Have …

MWC – Nokia PureView 808 Hands On

Just out of a meeting with Nokia and one of the best optics team in the mobile industry, We also managed to get some hands on time with the new Nokia PureView 808 and it’s amazing 41 megapixel camera. From initial impressions as a Nokia fan I am …

MWC – Nokia 808 arrives

The Nokia 808 PureView has just been announced here in Barcelona. Normal stuff really. Nokia phone, running Symbian, 41 megapixel camera. .. pardon? Yes, we figured this was worth covering, even though it’s not iOS, Android or Windows Phone – a 41 megapixel camera. That’s kinda raising the …

Nokia Lumia 610, budget Windows Phone incoming.

The folks at Techradar have reported today that Nokia is due to launch another Lumia handset, the 610. This handset is to be a budget phone, possibly ‘pay as you go’ only. The forthcoming Windows Update ‘Tango’ is alleged to be responsible for making this happen, dropping the RAM …

Nokia N9 Gets Tasty with Ice Cream Sandwich Port

Where would we be in this world of mobile devices without stay-at-home-developers? Alexey Roslyakov, part of the NITDroid team responsible for porting Android OS to various Nokia devices, has tweeted a picture of ICS (Android 4.0) running on a Nokia N9 device. His tweet simply states states “Progress” …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unboxing

I have obviously been doing something right in the last few weeks as I have been given a very exciting opportunity. Thanks to Handtec I have got my hands on some of the latest Tech of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, this is a great diminutive …

Research In Motion Names Thorsten Heins President and CEO

Whilst not usually in our eye-line (being Blackberry and all), it is worth a fleeting mention that there are changes afoot at the Research In Motion (RIM) campus. Board Members at the smartphone manufacturer RIM have accepted the decision to displace their founding partners, and named Thorsten Heins as their …

ZTE Tania – Hands on

Last night we got to see the new handset from ZTE, their first Windows Phone, named the Tania. The full announcement has already been made but we went along to get a hands-on with this new Mango handset. The device sports a fairly mid-range set of specifications, but …