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ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

Richard Devine 1

As with so many of the devices announced at CES this week, the ZTE Grand S has leaked all over the place in the run up to the show. Nevertheless, today ZTE has made the device officially official, and they're bringing their 'A' game to the table with it.  Like fellow devices from Sony, and Huawei, the Grand S packs a 5 inch, 1080p display. They're billing it as the "worlds thinnest...

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Richard Devine 5

The Acer Iconia B1-A71 -- rolls right of the tongue, doesn't it -- is the manufacturer's latest Android tablet offering with a distinctly budget target market. While the hardware specs are pretty low end compared to some of the latest and greatest, it does at least bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a reasonable price.  When the device leaked pre-CES, we were expecting the B1-A71 to be...

Samsung Korea details Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S2, without giving a date

Samsung Korea details Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S2, without giving a date

Richard Devine 19

Samsung Galaxy S2 owners eager for a piece of Jelly Bean action will no doubts be delighted to hear the first official information surrounding the update. While no expected date has been provided, Samsung Korea has provided some details on what will be contained within the update to Android 4.1.  First up the less positive points. The available internal storage will be reduced from 12GB...

Samsung's Galaxy S3 extended battery to become available Jan. 5, in Germany at least

Samsung's Galaxy S3 extended battery to become available Jan. 5, in Germany at least

Richard Devine 33

Before the holidays, an OEM extended battery kit surfaced for the Samsung Galaxy S3, initially going on pre-order at a British retailer. While that same retailer is still taking pre-orders for the item without an expected shipping date, Amazon Germany has gone one better.  According to the item's listing on Amazon.de, the Samsung Extended Battery Kit will become available on January 5....

Sony 'Xperia Z' and 'Xperia X' rumored for CES unveiling, January release

Sony 'Xperia Z' and 'Xperia X' rumored for CES unveiling, January release

Alex Dobie 17

By now we’ve heard plenty of leaked details about Sony Mobile’s next big thing, the ‘Yuga,’ also rumored to come to market as the Xperia Z. We’re due a 5-inch, 1080p phone with a glass back, a 13MP camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, if recent rumors are to be believed. But fresh details from China suggest that the phone could be released as early as mid-January in that country, and in...