Archive for May, 2012

China Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III i9308 will be released on June 6

The China Mobile-bound Samsung Galaxy S III that we’ve seen a few weeks ago will be officially released on June 6. This is what ePrice reports, also revealing that the smartphone’s model number is GT-i9308. Like most mid- or high-end handsets launched by China Mobile, the Galaxy S III i9308 will have TD-SCDMA connectivity. The rest of its features don’t differ from what we can find on the European i9300, including a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, TouchWiz UI 4.0,… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III seems to have a different look in Korea

Like it happened with the Galaxy S II, the new Samsung Galaxy S III will have different designs around the world. Sure enough, until now Samsung has only showed one design — we’re certain you have seen it loads of times.  But we’ve just spotted the first different one. The image below shows an S III version which, according to this Australian Mobile Phone Blog, will be introduced in South Korea.

We don’t know if the image is to scale.… Read more

New Orange Dublin Android smartphone made by ZTE coming soon

We’ve received details about an unannounced Android smartphone that’s going to be released by Orange in the UK. The handset is called Orange Dublin, and is manufactured by ZTE — known for making quite many devices for Orange until now, including the San Francisco, and the Monte Carlo. We have a press image of the Orange Dublin, and we know it features HSDPA. Sadly, other specifications haven’t been provided. Our source tells us the handset will probably run Android 2.3 Gingerbread… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III goes on pre-order in Canada, only the Exynos HSPA version for now

All major (and not so major) Canadian mobile carriers will launch the Samsung Galaxy S III soon, most probably starting late June. But for the time being, none of them lets customers pre-order the handset. However, there is a place where you can pre-order it, and that’s Expansys Canada. While it doesn’t say when the S III will be in stock, Expansys is asking 744.99 Canadian dollars for the 16GB model, mentioning that “if you place a pre-order for this… Read more

Rovio’s Angry Birds Heikki racing game will be launched on June 18

Already bored with Angry Birds Space? Can’t sleep at night wondering when Rovio will release its next game? Ever felt the need to see those crazy, angry birds in a racing game? If you’ve answered yes to at least one of these questions, we’re mildly happy to announce you that a new Angry Birds title is coming soon. It’s called Angry Birds Heikki, and is made in collaboration with Finnish Formula One racing driver Heikki Kovalainen. There aren’t many details on the… Read more

LG Optimus LTE II to be launched in the US and Europe this summer

LG is releasing its new Optimus LTE II in South Korea this week, and it’s not going to stop there. The company plans to introduce the smartphone in other markets soon: the US, Europe, and Japan.
LG presents the Optimus LTE II as the world’s first handset to feature 2GB of RAM. The smartphone, which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, looks a lot like the quad-core Optimus 4X HD, and has a similar IPS display: 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels.… Read more

Huawei C8820 bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to U.S. Cellular

At the end of last year, U.S. Cellular released its first Huawei smartphone, the Ascend II, offering it for free on contract. Apparently happy about the collaboration with the Chinese company, now U.S. Cellular is preparing the launch of a new Huawei handset — the C8820. While the Ascend II is stuck with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is a modest offering, the new Huawei C8820 seems to bring more to the table. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-i535 for Verizon benchmarked

It’s not the first time we’re hearing the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be released by Verizon Wireless. And it makes a whole lot of sense for it to be offered by VZW, since it’s one of this year’s best Android smartphones. Naturally, Verizon will have its own customized version of the S III. Rumors have it that this version goes by the model number SGH-i535. Since the i535 has been benchmarked over at NenaMark just recently, we now know… Read more