China Reaches 1 Billion Mobile Subscribers

We all knew it would happen. It was just a matter of when.


HTC One S Headed To T-Mobile 22nd Of April

HTC announced a range of new android handsets at MWC last month, one of those is the new HTC One S and it looks like the device is headed to US mobile carrier on the 22nd of April.

The HTC One S comes with Android 4.0 and it features a 4.3 inch qHD touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, it is powered by a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor and it comes with the latest version of HTC’s custom user interface, HTC Sense 4.0


T-Mobile Amaze 4G And Sensation 4G To Get Android 4.0 Update Soon

T-Mobile has announced that two if its devices the HTC Amaze 4G and the HTC Sensation 4G will soon be getting an update to the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The updates were revealed in some updated support documents on T-Mobile’s website, and whilst we don’t’ have an exact date we can apparently expect the updates shortly.

HTC Amaze 4G

17-year-old Hacker arrested for hacking into KPN mobile telecommunications

17-year-old Hacker arrested for hacking into KPN mobile telecommunications A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for hacking into mobile telecommunications company KPN in the Netherlands. He has also been accused of other breaches in Japan, Korea, and Norway. The teenager was arrested last Tuesday in the Dutch town of Barendrecht, where police seized an encrypted computer, two laptops and other storage media including external hard drives, DVDs and USB sticks. The arrested teenager called himself…


Mobile Miscellany: week of March 19th, 2012

Mobile Miscellany: week of March 19th, 2012Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you’re like us and really want to know what’s going on, then you’ve come to the right place. This past week, we’ve spotted the Lumia 610 in two new colors, and the open source community received new goodies from the likes of HTC, Qualcomm and Samsung. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the “best of the rest” for this week of March 19th, 2012.

Lumia 610 spotted in orange and purple


Blueberry, strawberry, tangerine, grape and lime — okay, maybe not quite, but it looks like Nokia will be adding two new colors to its Lumia 610 collection: orange and purple. When it was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the handset was said to be available in white, cyan, magenta and black. It seems that Nokia will use the two new colors to help reinforce the handset’s youth appeal. Kids these days… [WMPoweruser]

Google Play Store update brings more useful reviews

A new version of the Android Market Play Store packs a few features that should help make app reviews a bit more relevant. After the update, you’ll find the ability to read reviews that relate to only the latest version of the app, or to peruse write-ups that were written by only those who own the same smartphone as you. [The Verge]

Samsung Galaxy Beam coming to India, packs dual-core CPU and pico projector


Looks like Spice Mobile’s Popkorn is about to get some very stiff competition. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is set to arrive in India next month, which packs a dual-core 1GHz CPU, a 4-inch WVGA display, a five megapixel camera and Android 2.3. Most unique about the handset, however, is that it’ll include a pico projector, which allows purchasers to expand their entertainment options without needing to purchase a television. [Phone Arena]

Samsung releases source code of Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S II (GT-I9100)

No, you can’t go ahead and flash this to your phone, but Samsung’s release of the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) will usher in a new era of custom ROMs that are based on Sammy’s work. [Phandroid]

Qualcomm releases Adreno drivers for Android 4.0

If you’ve installed a custom ROM on your smartphone or tablet, only to find less-than-ideal support for video hardware acceleration, take heart — you may find good luck around the corner. This week, Qualcomm released the source code for the Android 4.0 graphics driver of all its Adreno 2xx series GPUs. [Android CommunityMoDaCo]

HTC releases Ice Cream Sandwich source code for Sensation, Sensation XE and Vivid

Samsung and Qualcomm weren’t the only companies showing a bit of responsibility to the open source community this week. Similarly, HTC has released the kernel source code of its Android 4.0 build for the Sensation, Sensation XE and Vivid. [Android Central]

MetroPCS welcomes the ZTE Score M to the low, low end


MetroPCS has just added a new penalty phone to its lineup. Just what is a penalty phone, you ask? Well, let’s say you have a handset you really dig, which you accidentally take into the hot tub or lose in a bad hand of poker. The penalty phone is something you can buy in a pinch — on the cheap — which constantly reminds you of your dumb mistake. The ZTE Score M has beenavailable on Cricket for some time, and we can personally testify to its overall crappiness. It includes a 600MHz CPU, a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and Android 2.3. MetroPCS will sell it for $49, after a similarly lousy mail-in rebate. [Pocketnow]

Windows Phone crosses the five percent threshold in Finland


If you need some random trivia for the evening, try this on for size: Windows Phone now holds five percent market share in Nokia’s home country of Finland. Based on info from Statcounter, Windows Phone is the only platform that shows a significant rise in popularity, which seems to have come at the cost of both Android and Symbian. Meanwhile, iOS remains the dominant platform in the country, although its user base is relatively stagnant.

HTC One V Headed To Virgin Mobile

HTC announced a range of new smartphones last month, one of those was the HTC One V and now it would appear that the handset is headed to Virgin Mobile.

The HTC one V is expected to retail for less than $200 when it lands on Virgin Mobile some time this Spring, and the device comes with Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich and the new HTC Sense 4.0.


PayPal Launching New Mobile Payments Service And Dongle?

This week it has been reported that PayPal might be currently developing a new mobile payments dongle along the lines of something similar to the Square device, which is already available.

The new PayPal dongle and mobile payment service would also work in a similar way to Square which is currently handling over $4 billion in transactions every year.

Square Mobile Payaments

Nokia Maps Now Available On Android And iOS

Nokia has announced that their free navigation services is now compatible with Android devices and Apple’s iOS devices, although the service is not available as a native application, instead it is accessed via your mobile devices web browser.

The Nokia Maps service can be used on your iPhone or Android smartphone by pointing your mobile browser to, and the service comes with directions on screen as well as audio directions.

Nokia Maps

ZTE Venture Android Smartphone For Virgin Mobile Announced

Virgin Mobile has announced their latest Android smartphone, the ZTE Venture which will be available from Virgin Mobile on the 15th of March for $99.99.

This new budget Android handset will be available on Virgin Mobiles monthly plans which start at $35, although you don’t have to sign up for a contract with the carrier.

ZTE Venture