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Nokia recently announced on its blog that it will begin the process of updating older phones with the new Windows Phone 7.8 update. Owners of the Nokia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 will be able to get the update through out the next few weeks and into the middle of February. Older Nokia phone owners have been waiting for this update for a while. It’s a big one and will include a lot of…

If you are tired ( like most people by now) of hearing about Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, you may be in the market for a new smartphone that is neither of these. Maybe you wouldn’t mind having an Apple or a Samsung, but you need to find something a little more affordable to fit your budget. Either way, HTC’s latest announcement might excite you a little. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer just announced that they…

The two platforms continue to secure the majority of smartphone sales. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms managed to capture 92 percent of global smartphone shipments in the last quarter of 2012, according to stats released by Strategy Analytics today. Android, of course, snapped up the lead by doubling its sales, ultimately shipping 152.1 units last quarter. That means that Android’s market share leaped from 51 percent to 70 percent. This growth left android dealers…

New Apple iPhone model may be cheaper to stop losses to other smartphone giants. Well, it looks like it has finally come down to this. A showdown between the Apple iPhone and other smartphone giants that may ultimately decide the fate of Apple. As Korean giant, Samsung, climbs over (and steps on) Apple on the ladder of success, the California tech company is going to have to make a decision. According to recent reports this…

In what used to be an Apple dominated world, Samsung is making a massive comeback. So massive, it looks like Apple might be feeling the pinch. Korea’s Biggest Business, Samsung Electronics, announced that its profits skyrocketed an overwhelming %76 in the last three months of 2012. This surge, of course, can be attributed to the whopping sales surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone product line. The Korean giant saw their net income rise to an unprecedented $7.04…

If you run, drive, catch a plane, or preferably just randomly materialize into a T-Mobile store near you, RIGHT NOW, you might be able to catch a fleeting glimpse of the Nexus 4 before it goes out of stock again. If you’re like…Harry Potter or something… you might even be able to buy one. Gasp. That’s right, if you’re really fast (read: LUCKY) you can grab up a brand new, super-shiny Nexus 4 for $199…

Sony unveils an array of new colors for the super-slim PS3 as gamers clamor for a next gen console. Seriously, Sony? We know you want to milk the PS3 for every dime shes worth before moving on to bigger and better things (PS4, anyone?), but this is getting to be a little much. In what seems to be a last ditch effort to slap some appeal and marketability on the ever-aging PS3, Sony has decided…

Rumors, rumors everywhere. This time, spilling out of China, the latest iPhone 6 rumors seem a little…well…weird. Along with the obvious iPhone 5s, Apple is rumored to be working on a phone with a 4.8 inch screen. Everyone pretty much assumed it was the iPhone 6, but they may be wrong. Reports out of Taipei are saying that the iPhone 5s and a mystery 4.8 inch display phone that they are referring to as the…

Gamers everywhere are awaiting the long anticipated arrival of the next generation of Sony PlayStation console. While they wait, rumors, like always, are flying about…well, everything concerning the PS4 release. From specs and pricing, to a possible release date, everything has been discussed with much fervor. Everything it seems, accept those signature DualShock controllers. They have been around for a long time and have pretty much become a standard when thinking about any of the…

Apple has ordered cuts in the production of iPhone 5 parts. Why? They are citing weak demand as the reason for the slow down. As Apple has slowly taken over the smartphone market over the last 5 or so years, this comes as a particular surprise. Unfortunately this comes as a sure sign that the iPhone 5 is slowly loosing out to other smartphone rivals; Samsung in particular. Apple has asked their parts manufacturers (Japan…

Recently, big box giant, Walmart, announced that the iPhone 5 is going to be available via Straight Talk. Walmart’s Straight Talk is a no-contract, prepaid plan that sports unlimited voice, text and data. Unfortunately for the bargain hunters out there, unlimited doesn’t really mean unlimited when it comes to soft data caps. A soft data cap means that, at a certain point (in Straight Talk’s case, 2GB), after the set data allotment is gone, the…

Samsung sells more than 100 Million Galaxy S Units Within Three Years of Original Launch Date. It’s official. Technology guru turned smartphone giant, Samsung, has sold over 100 million models of its Galaxy S smartphone since the release of the first model about three years ago and they made the announcement on Monday. Released in May 2010, the original Galaxy S was Samsung’s attempt to remain on top in the smartphone arena. Apple had begun…

We all know that RIM has plans to launch their new line of Blackberry smartphones at the end of this month. What we don’t know, is when the new Blackberries will be available for purchase. Infuriating, isn’t it? We know that all four major carriers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Moblie) have announced their plans to carry the new Blackberry devices some time in 2013, but even they haven’t told us when. Although RIM will announce…