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The Samsung Nexus Prime, the first Android smartphone that sports Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, has been reported to head to all carriers. The next Google phone has been spotted by people from The Droid Guy at the Verizon Developer conference in Las Vegas. They stumbled upon a man, identifying himself to be a Samsung employee, who was playing with an Android handset that they have never seen before. They talked to him and convinced the man to show them the mysterious mobile phone. According to the site, the...

Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC is releasing the HTC Sensation XE, the first in a line of smartphones that features the Beats audio technology, in the UK next month. The company claimed that the Sensation XE smartphone will feature a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and an extended battery that will boost the phone’s battery life and performance further than previous smartphones. When it is used with the included Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear earphones, the mobile phone automatically switches to the Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile, which...

According to a recent study conducted by comScore, more than half of Android phones in the United Kingdom are from HTC. The report said that the Taiwanese smartphone giant is now pushing Samsung to second place. The MobiLens research of comScore provides an insight into the market share in the country enjoyed by smartphone manufacturers. Almost 20 million Android smartphones are being used in five European markets (UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain), with the UK being the biggest market with around 6.3 million users. More than half...

Intel’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini has announced that an Intel Android phone will be launched in the first half of 2012. In his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Otellini said that the chip on Intel-based smartphones is named Medfield, and is based on the company’s PC-based architecture. Andy Rubin, Android’s business head at Google, came at the end of the keynote to show the alliance between Intel and Google. “Every time we collaborate with Google, good things come out,”...

The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, which was just released recently, has generated some much-needed buzz for its maker Research in Motion. From the smartphone’s improved user interface to the new BlackBerry 7 mobile operating system, keyboard, the 640 x 480 touchscreen and the 1.2 GHz processor that runs it, the Bold Touch 990 is still a very solid option for smartphone users. Now, it appears that a new BlackBerry smartphone has popped up and is making waves online. The new device sports a futuristic-looking QWERTY keyboard and a strange...

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC is considering acquiring Hewlett-Packard’s WebOS or buying another mobile operating system, according to some reports. According to an interview, Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC, said that the members of the board have been thinking and looking at options whether the company will buy its own operating system, but ni decisions have been made. HTC has a range of smartphones that run Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating systems. “We have given it thought, and we have...

Samsung might have accidentally confirmed the next smartphone they are making for Google, called the Nexus Prime. The company has uploaded the device’s User Agent Profile file with the name “Nexus Prime” written on it. The page also confirms that the Nexus Prime will be using the GT-I9250 technical device name. Reports say that the Google Nexus Prime is currently in the process of getting both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, which means that Samsung or Google might officially release the device soon. Google might...

MobileFun, the leading online retailer for mobile devices and accessories in the United Kingdom, has announced that the company is now shipping to over 50 countries, including the United States, India, Brazil, Canada, Russia and many more. This news is part of the company’s announcement that they are currently stocking a SIM Free white Samsung Galaxy S II, the latest and most powerful smartphone offered by the Korean electronics giant. Now that they are shipping internationally, more customers will now have the chance to buy one. MobileFun...

A study by research firm Juniper Reseahow’s predicts that shipments of touchscreen-only smartphones will surpass 700 million per year in 2016, 72 percent of total shipments compared to half in 2010. Extensive research into upcoming and recent mobile phone models found a trend going away from keyboard-only interfaces, and with one of the top smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announcing a line of new devices that only has touchscreen interfaces, there is further evidence of this “design strategy.” Daniel...

The YouTube channel of Samsung USA, as well as the Galaxy S fan page on Facebook unveiled a new video that gives hints to US customers that the company’s most powerful Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, will come to the country soon. The said video showed some of the places where the Galaxy S II is already available, like Asia, Brazil, Europe and Africa. The video ended with the Statue of Liberty in New York and a statement saying that the smartphone will be big in America. No carrier badge is available in the video, though...