Nokia Maps for Android

Nokia has updated the HTML5 web app version of Nokia Maps for the Android and iOS platforms. When accessed from the browser, Android and iOS users can now use Nokia Maps even when offline, though it requires users to plan ahead by downloading and saving maps before the connection is lost. Nokia imagines this will help reduce data roaming charges. Nokia has also updated the points of interest available within Nokia Maps for Android and iOS devices with a greater selection. Last, the web app provides public transportation directions, as well. Android and iOS device users need only point their ...

Samsung Transform Ultra

Sprint today announced that it will sell Samsung’s Transform Ultra Android smartphone. The Transform Ultra is already sold by Sprint’s Boost Mobile brand. The Transform Ultra is a sideways slider that has a 3.5-inch display, 1GHz processor, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sprint iD. Other features of the Transform Ultra include a 3 megapixel main camera, VGA user-facing camera, Wi-FI, GPS, Bluetooth, and microSD card support (up to 32GB). Tweet Vote on HN ...

Mango-Flavored HTC Radar

T-Mobile USA today announced via its Facebook page that the HTC Radar 4G will go on sale starting November 2. It will cost $99.99 after rebate with a new agreement. The Radar 4G is the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device to be sold by T-Mobile. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia Confirms U.S. Delivery of Symbian Anna

Nokia has confirmed that owners of Symbian-based smartphones in the U.S. now have access to the Anna system update. Anna will be delivered to the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. Symbian Anna uses a new set of icons on the home screens, offers a portrait software QWERTY keyboard, and makes usability improvements to the photo gallery. Nokia targeted some of the new features towards business users, including instant messaging with Microsoft Communicator Mobile, and meeting request support and hardware-accelerated device encryption within the email program. Symbian Anna also includes the latest ...

Droid 2 Global Droid Pro

Verizon Wireless today announced that it is offering the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to the Motorola Droid Pro and the MOtorola Droid 2 Global. Both phones will receive the new Gingerbread operating system from Google (not Ice Cream Sandwich), which includes a number of new features as well as bug fixes and tweaks. The update is available for download over the air, and can be initiated via the device systems tools. Tweet Vote on HN ...

HTC Partners with Dropbox

HTC announced today via its Facebook page that it has partnered with Dropbox, which provides online storage for smartphones, tablets, and computers. According to HTC, all future HTC Android-based smartphones will come with the Dropbox application preinstalled and will have access to 5GB of cloud-based Dropbox storage. HTC didn’t indicate which would be the first phones to include this integration. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Samsung releases images of Focus S, Focus Flash smartphones

Samsung has finally released images of the upcoming Focus S and Focus Flash Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones that will be headed to AT&T in the near future. If you were hoping to own a Galaxy S II, but wanted Windows Phone 7.5 instead of Android, then it seems like the Focus S will be your best bet, as it looks like a near clone of the Galaxy S II. The Focus Flash is attractive as well, though it obviously has smaller dimensions.As a refresher, the Focus S is powered by a 1.4GHz, single-core processor and features a 4.3-inch, Super AMOLED Plus WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) display. It measures a ...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

The Xperia Arc (we’re going to be making lot of comparisons to the Arc in this review) is 125 x 63mm with a depth of 8.7mm. The Ray slices most of that off and comes in at a remarkable 111 x 53mm. It is slightly fatter, by less than a millimetre, clocking in at 9.4mm deep. It reminds us very much of the original (and, at the time, revolutionary) HTC Touch Diamond from 2008 – a niche handset that only retro phone geeks are likely to recall.Indeed, compared to the larger handsets we’ve become used to using, such as the Samsung Galaxy S2, Apple iPhone 4 and HTC Sensation, ...

iPhone 4S review

he iPhone 4S caught many by surprise, with Apple expected to release the iPhone 5 – but instead we got an iPhone 4 with overhauled innards.While the masses were initially disappointed, the iPhone 4S features a glut of top-end tech that is designed to put it on a par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2 – but does it manage to do that?The changes to the iPhone 4S are easy to document – the camera has been upgraded to 8MP (with an improved aperture ratio), the CPU is now the same dual-core A5 processor as seen in the iPad 2, and a seven time increase in graphical ...

Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the phone the Korean firm deems the successor to its best smartphone so far. And with a 1.2GHz processor, super-slim chassis and feather-light innards, it’s easy to see why.The dual-core race is set to heat up massively over the next few months, with the LG Optimus 2X already released, and the Motorola Atrix, HTC Sensation and iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S all set to bring the tech to market too.The Samsung Galaxy S2 is almost impossibly thin when you pick it up – dimensions of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm mean it’s one of the thinnest smartphones on the market ...

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