This is a story about Jolla. It may sound like an infamous Linux distribution, but it’s not. It’s a Helsinki (Nokia ground zero!) based startup and it reminds us a little of Saygus. Jolla wants to use MeeGo, Nokia’s orphaned ecosystem and deliver the world an Android-friendly smartphone.

Global launch of LG Vu: starts September

by on August 20, 2012 6:15 pm
The LG Optimus Vu

For those who haven’t been tuned into the battle between LG and HTC, the latter seems to be winning. But with the unveiling of its phablet in Korea and Japan recently, it seems the tide may change suddenly, if LG is to have its way in the market.


While not exactly at a Diddy-esque (the hip-hop mogul, not the game character) level, the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G – previously known as the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q – has had its share of name confusion. But that was quickly resolved when a training document reveals the true and final name of the slider phone. If that’s not enough, here comes the mother of all confirmation.

HTC J ready to fly out of Japan to Taiwan

by on August 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Every now and then phone makers release a market-specific device that won’t see the light of day elsewhere – like the HTC J, a model that the Taiwanese only introduced for the Japanese smartphone market. It has been four months since the HTC J made its debut, and it looks like HTC has had a change of heart about the phone’s availability.