Sony: No quad-core Phones Until 2013
Sony has no plans to launch smartphones with more powerful quad-core processors this year, a Sony Mobile Communications executive confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking with CNET Asia, Sony Mobile product marketing manager Stephen Sneeden said he believes Sony will wait until 2013 to launch smartphones powered by quad-core processors like NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Dummy Devices Start Arriving at TELUS, Looking Very Vibrant
TELUS will be launching the very stunning looking Nokia Lumia 800 on Friday, just under 48 hours from now. This is Nokia’s second foray into Canada with a Windows Phone device, the first was the Lumia 710 with Rogers. In true form the dummy devices have started to arrive at TELUS locations across Canada.

Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API
SCVNGR decided to spin-off (and subsequently focus more resources) on LevelUp, a mobile payment and rewards network, which it launched into beta in July 2011. The mobile payments networks has been growing fast, SCVNGR and LevelUp Founder Seth Priebatsch tells us, as it now counts over 100,000 users and has partnered with 1,400 merchants in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago.

Dolphin Mobile Browser Gets Voice-Control Feature for Android
Dolphin Browser for mobile devices received a voice-control feature on Wednesday for Android users, allowing them to search the Web with just their voices. The new feature — called Dolphin Sonar — allows you to open new tabs by speaking to the browser, and it can even search within sites. For example, saying “Facebook Justin Bieber” will display his Facebook profile.