Mobile phone articles

Spiceworks infographic shows what gadgets IT Pros want for Christmas

Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.

The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it.

The Microsoft Surface dominates the tablet polls, the Galaxy S III beats the iPhone 5 as most desired smartphone and custom built desktops have a substantioal lead over the...

HTC Droid DNA battery life tested, here’s how the smartphone beast scored

The HTC Droid DNA leads the charge of phones with super-sharp screens into the west – it has 5″ 1080p display with an amazing pixel density of 440ppi (the screen looked great when we handled the phone).

The demanding resolution is taken care by the powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and the new Adreno 320,...

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 gets an 4.2 Jelly Bean Preview ROM

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 can now get to taste Android 4.2 Jelly Bean thanks to the work of an XDA developer pawitp.

What he released is an AOSP-based preview ROM, which lets you experience the goodies brought by the latest release of the Google OS.

This is the first ever release of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy S I9000 and naturally, there are some things that aren’t polished yet. For example, there isn’t an Email/Exchange app yet, and...

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins spotted at NBA game with upcoming BB10 devices

We are still quite a way from the launch of BlackBerry 10 devices but recently RIM CEO Thorsten Heins was spotted with one of them in public.

At a Lakers game a few days ago, both Thorsten Heins and RIM Senior Vice President, Software Product Management Andrew Bocking were spotted using BB10 phones and taking pictures with them. You can see that the phone Heins is using has the usual BlackBerry sticker on the back that they reserve for test devices but it’s strange...

Google Nexus 4 drop test shows how good that Gorilla Glass protection actually is

The Google Nexus 4 is the latest smartphone to star in a drop test, falling hard from at least five feet on pavement.

The phone was dropped twice and managed to survive the first one with minor scratches. As for the second one…

Well, here’s the video itself, I won’t spoil the ending.

So it looks like the front glass on the Google Nexus 4 is tougher than the rear one. And...

Samsung Galaxy Premier goes through out battery life test, here go the results

The Samsung Galaxy Premier is the latest in the line of Samsung droids to undergo out battery test gauntlet, and the dual-core 1.5 GHz device showed some great battery endurance – especially in regards to video playback.

Lets take a look at how this mini powerhouse performs in other areas as well, including talk time and web browsing.

The Premier features the same 2100 mAh battery found on its older brother, the Samsung Galaxy S III, yet it only has to power half...

Philips announces W832 Xenium dual-SIM droid, promises impressive battery endurance

Philips has announced its W832 Xenium dual-core Android smartphone. It’s a 4.5″ dual-SIM device that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The W832 Xenium offers dual-standby and supports 3G networks on one of the SIM cards.

The new Philips flagship features a 4.5-inch qHD display and runs on a MTK chipset with a 1GHz dual-core processor. The rest of the specs include an 8MP camera, 4 GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot.

...

New paint jobs for Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III mini might be coming soon

The Samsung Galaxy S III launched with only two color options but Samsung added new colors over time. Rumor has it that it’s now turn for the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III mini to get new paintjobs.

The Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III mini will get three new color options each and they’re somewhat different (in...

Nexus 4 gets a teardown

Now that the Nexus 4 has finally been released, it will go through the same motions as every other recent major device. There will be the drop tests, torture tests and the infamous “Will it blend?” tests later, but for now we have the iFixit teardown to kick things off.

First things first, the Nexus 4 does not have a user-replaceable battery, which means the back cover requires more than just a push to come off. Once you get the Torx screws out, you have access to...

Nexus 4 camera exhibits purple tint, just like pretty much any other camera

Back when the iPhone 5 was released, one of the complaints was about the camera, specifically the purple tinting that was observed in some of the photographs. But if you thought this only happens on the iPhone 5′s camera, you are in for a surprise.

The image above is part of a panorama shot through the camera on the Nexus 4 and as you can clearly see, there is purple flaring where...