LG Finally Announces Optimus G Pro for Japan


LG has finally taken the wraps off of the much rumored Optimus G Pro, a high-end smartphone that’s designed for the Japanese market. The device will allow LG to compete more effectively in Japan against devices like the HTC J Butterfly, which has quad-core processing and a full HD 1080p display. The LG Optimus G […]

ZTE Confirms Flagship Grand S Smartphone Coming to U.S.


At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE had been busy hawking its wares, and the company has found success as it has announced that its flagship Grand S smartphone will be headed to North American carriers. ZTE says that it has received strong interest from U.S. carriers, and despite optimism on the […]

HTC: Still Evaluating Phablet Market, But Says Consumers Want Sub-5-Inch


We had a casual sit down conversation with Jeff Gordon of HTC Americas at the Consumer Electronics Show and we asked about the company’s plans for the emerging phablet market and the competitive tablet market. According to HTC, the company is still trying to evaluate the phablet market, but in general consumers do not want […]

Sony’s Xperia Z Spotted on CES Show Floor Ahead of Announcement


It looks like that the much rumored and highly anticipated Sony Xperia Z smartphone will be making a CES debut as the device has been spotted early on the show floor of the trade show ahead of Sony’s press conference, which is slated for tomorrow, Monday. The device will allow Sony to better compete with […]

LG May Debut Flagship Optimus G2 at CES


The 5.5-inch Optimus flagship smartphone that we had discussed yesterday may be coming to CES and be called the Optimus G2 according to Taiwanese publication Digitimes. The publication’s reporting should be taken with a grain of salt as Digitimes has had a mixed track record with rumors in the past. Yesterday, it was believed that the 5.5-inch phablet […]

ZTE Prepping Larger 5.7-Inch Phablet


After having pre-announced the ZTE Nubia Z5 with a 5-inch full HD 1080p display and quad-core processing, ZTE is prepping an even larger phablet device with a 5.7-inch display. The device, however, would be positioned as a lower end device when compared to the Nubia Z5 because the 5.7-inch display would only have a 720p […]

Pricing, Additional Specs Revealed for Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL


After leaks earlier this week that detailed how Sony’s Xperia Z and Xperia ZL handsets would look like, we now know some additional information about the two handsets, including basic pricing information and some of the differences between the two similar phablet models. The Xperia Z and ZL were once known by their code names […]

Sony’s Xperia Z Yuga and Xperia ZL Odin Appear in Press Photos


Ahead of the devices’ rumored unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show, Sony’s phablet entries in the form of the Xperia Yuga and Xperia Odin handsets now stand proudly in new press photos. The devices will help Sony compete against more powerful smartphones from rivals, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the HTC Droid DNA, […]

ZTE Rumored To Debut New Grand S Phone at CES 2013

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Unwired View is saying that at CES 2013, ZTE will likely debut its new 5-inch Android smartphone, which could capture the title of thinnest 5-inch 1080p smartphone. The smartphone, called the ZTE Grand S, will take the title from ZTE’s other recent “phablet,” the Nubia Z5. Like the Nubia Z5 the Grand S will have a 5-inch […]

Sony Odin Launching as Xperia X?


After it was revealed through leaks that the Sony Yuga will launch as the Xperia Z, it looks like another Sony phablet, the Odin, may be launching at CES as the Xperia X. It’s unclear what the differences between the Xperia X and Z will be as both devices boast commendable and very similar specs, […]

HTC HD2 Hacked to Run Windows RT, Becomes a Microsoft Phablet


The long in the tooth HTC HD2 is one of those aging handsets that keeps getting new life breathed into it via hackers and developers. Released originally as a Microsoft Windows Mobile device, the HTC HD2 was considered a stop gap for HTC and Microsoft in a bid to stay competitive with the iPhone as […]

ZTE Announces Nubia Z5 Phablet

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Just after Christmas, Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE has taken stage to announce its foray into the phablet market in the form of the much leaked Nubia Z5. The device is expected to compete in the same space as high-end large-screen contenders, such as the HTC Droid DNA, the Oppo Find 5, and the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy […]

AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 Starts Getting Multi-Windows Update


AT&T will be the fourth largest carrier in the U.S. to be pushing out a software update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that will deliver a split-screen Multi-Window view to the phablet, allowing the 5.5-inch Android device to run two apps simultaneously side-by-side. The Multi-Window view was launched natively on the […]

Huawei Teases Ascend Mate Phablet Ahead of CES


Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in January where Huawei is expected to announce its Android phablet efforts, the Chinese smartphone-maker has already begun teasing its 6.1-inch phablet, which has an even larger display than the market-leading 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II. Unlike the Note II and like many of highest-end smartphones, the Ascend Mate […]

Images for Sony’s Yuga 1080p Phablet Leaked Again


Sony’s next-generation Xperia phablet, the Yuga, is now seeing another round of leaked images being posted online. The device will carry the Xperia branding, which is shown on the back of the device, and the front of the smartphone shows off a nice and large 1080p full HD screen. The images were initially posted over […]

HTC Canceled Plans for Windows Phone 8 Phablet


There had been speculations that HTC was working on a third Windows Phone 8 model–in addition to the HTC 8X and 8S–with a phablet-sized display, and it turns out that the Taiwan smartphone-maker was and had subsequently canceled plans for such a device. Sources say that HTC CEO Peter Chou ultimately made the decision to […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Moniker Confirmed by Samsung Exec


At the Invest in Photonics event in France, Samsung executive Kit Lam, who’s head of innovation at the Samsung Electronics Research Institute, had mentioned the Galaxy S4 by name in his speech, confirming the flagship successor to the wildly popular Galaxy S3 Android smartphone. The smartphone has been in recent weeks to arrive at the […]

Huawei to Debut Android Phone With 8.5-Inch Display?


Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei is looking to push the phablet computing category and the company looks poised to releasing a smartphone device with an 8.5-inch display. Diagonally, the display will be three inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the largest–and most popular–phablet on the market today with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED panel. In […]