Smartphones

  • LG unveils Optimus 3D and white Optimus 2X in Taiwan

    LG Electronics has announced the availability of two new additions to its Optimus line of Android-powered smartphones in Taiwan today, the Optimus 3D and a white variant of the Optimus 2X smartphone which was recently introduced to the market this year. According to the company, the new Optimus 3D smartphone is capable of bringing the

  • Skype 2.1 for Android gives video call for more Android devices

    Good news for Skype users on Android waiting patently for video call support. An additional 17 devices were supported on their latest Skype 2.1 for Android.  

  • Next generation Apple iPhone is said to be 4G-capable

    Looks like the next generation iPhone is surely arriving, with many rumors about the phone brewing almost every week. Well, this time, it seems that China Mobile has "confirmed" the new iPhone is going to be 4G-capable. Now, the question is, will the new phone be an entirely new iPhone 5, or an improved iPhone 4 (such as

  • HTC to unlock bootloaders with a trade-off

    Remember how HTC's locked bootloaders could be such a pain? Everyone was pleased when HTC announced that they are going to unlock bootloaders on their mobile devices.  Well here is a update from the company on their facebook. 

  • Motorola publishes specifications of upcoming DROID Bionic smartphone on website

    Now this has got to be one of those classic "Oh no they didn't!" cases in action, although most people would probably have not expected Motorola, of all companies, to have made such as slip-up. Apparently, the company has somehow managed to leak some precious information about an upcoming DROID Bionic smartphone on its own website.

  • More Symbian “Belle” screenshots surface online

    Nokia may have already committed itself to transitioning towards Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, but if you thought that the Finnish communication corporation's desicion would result in the quick and decisive death of its existing Symbian operating system, well, you could not have been further from the truth. Apparently, word has it that

  • Are you waiting for the new iPhone 5?

    With rumors of the upcoming iPhone 5 launching in September or October, it is interesting to know that there are many consumers who are waiting for the Apple smartphone. According to analyst from Piper Jaffray, it looks like 74% of Verizon users whom were polled, are waiting for the iPhone 5.

  • HTC releases developer Gingerbread ROM for Desire

    Do you remember the stories we have published on VR-Zone regarding the status of an upcoming Gingrebread update for HTC's old but still popular Desire smartphone? Well, it seems that this is where we got the classic "good news bad news" situation going right now, with the good news being that HTC has just pushed

  • Nokia 500 To Debut in this Quarter

    Nokia released its latest smartphone known as the Nokia 500 which runs on the Symbian Anna operating system and is set to debut this quarter.

  • Intel’s new smartphone app lets you know if your car is being tampered with

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was an app which allows your car to send alerts directly to your smartphone as soon as some up-to-no-good carjackers attempt to get a little too close to your precious automobile for comfort while you are busy working in an office cubicle some 100 meters away? Well, the good

  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 to get a silver-coloured variant?

    Remember the news we posted a few days ago about Samsung apparently taking a page out of Apple's book by reportedly planning to release a white version of its popular Galaxy S II smartphone, much like what the Cupertino giant first did with its white iPhone 4? As it turns out, Samsung is not the

  • “iPhone 5″ now available for sale in China

    Can't wait to get your hands on an "iPhone 5"? Well, fret not: once again, the enterprising OEMs over at China have somehow managed to start rollling out what appears to be a certain unreleased smartphone for sale in its domestic market at what appears to be extremely competitive prices way before any official notice from

  • Alibaba Group releases own mobile OS, calls it Aliyun OS

    Now that the whole hoo-ha over mobile operating systems has more or less subsided with the likes of iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, BlackBerry OS and webOS each carving out their own respective slices of the smartphone pie, you'd think that there is no more room for an additional smartphone OS, right? Well, not

  • Sony Ericsson’s Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro goes on sale, in Taiwan

    Although Sony Ericsson's new mini Xperia handsets have only just passed through the FCC certification, both of the new models went on sale in Taiwan this week. The two models in question are the Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro, of which the latter sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

  • Manufacturers to launch Windows Phone “Mango” smartphones in September

    Apple may be planning to release the iPhone 5 either some time late September or early October this year,  but it seems that Microsoft and its partners are not about to let the Cupertino giant steal all the thunder for itself during that period. Apparently, word has it that a group of big name smartphone OEMs are planning

  • Images of “official looking” white Galaxy S II smartphone surface online

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is available for sale in any colour you want, as long as it is black, right? Well, that has been the case for quite some time, but it would seem that the Korean electronics giant might be taking a couple of pages out of Apple's book, especially where product choices

  • Is this Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5?

    Looks like the rumour mill has been set to run on overdrive mode today, especially now that most people are of the idea that Apple is planning to unveil the elusive successor to the iPhone 4 some time in the early parts of October this year. And apparently, it seems that interest in the Cupertino's upcoming

  • RIM releases BBM 6, and Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook

    Research in Motion has announced the updated Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook, as well as BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6). Simply go on BlackBerry AppWorld to download the apps to your devices.

  • Is this Motorola’s upcoming Atrix 2 smartphone?

    Well, look at what the rumour mill has started churning out recently. Apparently, leaked photographs of what appears to be a smartphone that bears more than just a passing semblance to the recently-launched Motorola Atrix smartphone have started circulating online, thanks to a recent report that was published by a website known as UnwiredView.com. But

  • Rumour: Benchmarks of elusive HTC Vigor smartphone leaked?

    About two years back, there was word that HTC was planning to release a smartphone known as the HTC Vigor, but with no images to back up the rumour, interest in the alleged smartphone quickly died down in no time. However, it seems that more information about the HTC Vigor has surfaced once again, and that