Low-cost ‘plastic’ iPhone imagined in fresh 3D renderings

Fresh illustrations depicting what Apple’s long-rumoured ‘cheap’ iPhone could look like have emerged online, giving us yet another vision of a handset that’s effectively a unicorn of the smartphone world. Designed lovingly by the good folks at Apple Insider, based on recently leaked schematics of the so-called ‘iPhone Light’, the concept reveals a white handset sporting a plastic casing with…

iPhone 5 sold twice as fast as Samsung Galaxy S4, claims analyst

The Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was trounced by the iPhone 5 in the crucial post-launch period, a number cruncher claims, adding heft to claims that the phone has underperformed in the light of Samsung’s vast marketing spend. ISI analyst Brian Marshall calculates that the iPhone 5 hit 20 million sales in around 25 days. That’s less than half the time that…

Nokia Lumia 1020 to be priced at $602, hit stores in August

The Nokia EOS has been doing the rounds in the rumorland for a while now and the upcoming Lumia smartphone is expected to be announced at the “Nokia Zoom” event on July 11. The pricing details of the Nokia Lumia 1020 have been revealed ahead of its official release, courtesy of a leaked inventory of a Microsoft Store. According to…

Apple iWatch: 5 key rivals to Cupertino’s future effort

The Apple iWatch remains a glint in the eye of every Cupertino fanboy and fanatic. But the unannounced timepiece is already having a huge effect on the tech world, with mobile makers clamouring to beat Tim Cook and co to the punch with their own versions. In fact, the first wave has already arrived, with Sony leading the charge. Here…

Apple buys city transit guide HopStop, as it works to better Maps

Apple has acquired transit navigation service HopStop in a bid to improve the Maps app in iOS, according to a new report. Bloomberg reported on Friday – citing unnamed people familiar with the deal – that Apple has agreed to buy HopStop. The news comes just a few hours after AllThingsD reported that Apple had acquired Locationary, a Toronto-based location…

Another round of Nokia Lumia 1020 press pics leak, camera grip confirmed

Something tells us that the Nokia event later today will open with the Radiohead song “No Surprises”, or at least it should, as there will be little left to reveal about the Nokia Lumia 1020 that hasn’t already been revealed in some form or another. The latest set of pictures are said to be the real deal and taken from…

Tired of Apple and Google? Meet the dark horse mobile OSes you’ve never heard of

The smartphone world is utterly dominated by two companies: Apple and Google. Want proof? A recent report from IDC showed that between them, Android and iOS control an astounding 92 percent of the worldwide smartphone market. Android is way out in front of iOS, but for the most part, potential customers will only consider one of these two options when…

Budget iPhone: Apple’s reassertion continues

The budget iPhone remains a much gossiped-about device, a hoped-for reality rather than a bit of kit that anyone outside the hallowed halls of Cupertino has managed to lay their hands on. But we’re undoubtedly edging ever closer to its official launch. Sites across the web have been making impressive renders of the plastic handset, while one, TechDy, even claims…

#2InstaWithMassiveLove, an Instagram client not to be overlooked, especially for Windows Phone 7.x

Instagram has been a hot topic of late with the Windows Phone community. We have Instagraph that was the first to find a work around to let us upload photos to Instagram by loading images to their servers first, then to Instagram. Instance (formerly known as Itsdagram) was the first to crack the code and allow for direct uploads. While…

Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini hands-on shows its size in relation to the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Mega

Find more videos on our YouTube channel! There’s a long road to travel to get from Mini to Mega, and a brief hands-on video for the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini shows the distance between Samsung’s various size options for its Android products. Three UK has posted a video showcasing the Galaxy S 4 Mini that doesn’t shed…

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