HTC has a problem. It realises it's addicted to new phones. And if HTC's execs make good on recent words, we may no longer be drowning in a torrent of the company's new models every other week. Effing finally.
Phones 4u has apparently managed to wangle itself an early release of the latest LG Prada phone in the UK. It’s available from tomorrow on the usual networks, plus if you bag one of the sleek 8.5mm thick Android handsets before the end of February, you’ll get 12 months of free “4u Wi-Fi”.
It's official. A study released by Google yesterday shows that mobile devices, and smartphones in particular, are now the dominant means of internet connectivity in five key global markets, including the UK.
If you thought that Apple's attempts to make a wild west-inspired skin for the iPhone was horrific, think again. What we have here is Sharp's attempt to woo their Japanese market with, uh, a chocolate-themed phone.
Samsung's white version of its massive 5.3" Galaxy Note has gone on sale in the UK today, but it's not what you'd call a wide release. It's launched in one particular branch of John Lewis, on London's Oxford Street, where it will remain an exclusive until the rest of the SIM-free retailers get their stock in mid-February. [Recombu]
Chinese tech firm ZTE has been making phones for other companies to stick their logos on for years. Now it's branching out into selling ZTE-branded models, with one of the first being the new, affordable, ZTE Tania.
If you want to know the time, don't bother asking a policeman any more. Figures released by London's Met Police show that officers built up £35,000 in phone bills simply from calling the speaking clock service to find out if it's dinner time yet.
The iPhone screen is, and probably always will be, 3.5 inches. But Android handsets have gotten enormous over the last year or two, to the point where 4.3 inches feels standard, if not a bit small. Why is that?
Either someone’s made a right balls-up, or Samsung’s got a non-LTE-packing Galaxy S II HD on the way for the UK. Mobi-city, a relatively new online mobile phone store, put up an ad on its front page for a “bigger, better, newer version of the popular S II” with a “larger, higher resolution screen and more battery power”.
If you're a clumsy, phone-dropping fool, you either have a very scratched phone or a very scratched phone case. But this scratch-proof case from Nissan (yes, that Nissan) saves the klutzes of this world from their fumbling.