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LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu

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After spending the past few quarters in the red, LG recently turned things around with a bit of growth in their once-ailing smartphone division. By focusing half of their 2012 capital expenditures budget on developing smartphones, LG wanted people to know that some big mobile plays were on the horizon....
LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 keeps it cool, refuses to cook your breakfast (video)

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It's no secret that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 SoC is among the most compelling of mobile architectures on the planet today. It delivers fantastic performance and good battery life, but an unsung hero that allows for both characteristics is its excellent efficiency. Based on a new 28nm fabrication process, not...
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 keeps it cool, refuses to cook your breakfast (video)

Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

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Today, Microsoft announced, formally, its plan for desktop app support on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. You aren’t going to like it. According to reporting on AllThingsD, only four desktop apps will run on Windows 8 machines that employ an ARM chip: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All other desktop applications will...
Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

Hands-on with Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard (video)

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Kyocera is looking to regain a foothold in the US smartphone market, and curiously enough, it's doing so by catering to niche audiences. First we saw the Hydro, a waterproof handset, and alongside it is the Rise, which features a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Both phones are built for CDMA...
Hands-on with Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard (video)

Hands-on with Kyocera Hydro, a waterproof Android 4.0 smartphone (video)

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It's been a while since we've seen a Kyocera smartphone for the US market, and if you'll recall, its previous two attempts -- the Milano and Echo -- didn't manage to sway many consumers. Today, the company is adding two new Android handsets to the deck: the Hydro and...
Hands-on with Kyocera Hydro, a waterproof Android 4.0 smartphone (video)

Rambus, Nvidia Wisely Put Patent Dispute Behind Them

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When a corporation stakes its reputation on the competitive value of its patent portfolio, it can't afford to watch that portfolio go down in flames. Although the novelty of most any patented technological concept perhaps warrants some re-examination, three patents assigned to memory maker Rambus were recently invalidated by the...
Rambus, Nvidia Wisely Put Patent Dispute Behind Them
Telefónica working with Mozilla to build open Web-centric smartphone

Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

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There you have it folks. The Asus Padfone is about as real as a phone can be, now that Asus has formally unveiled the little beast here at Mobile World Congress. What we’re looking at is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a...
Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

Samsung Galaxy S3 launches today: Hardware and software rumor round-up

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Later today, Samsung — the largest phone manufacturer on the planet — will launch the Galaxy S3 at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in London. Other than Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, which should arrive in the fall, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the biggest (and most anticipated) launch of...
Samsung Galaxy S3 launches today: Hardware and software rumor round-up
Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days

Samsung Galaxy S III will feature quad-core Exynos processor, says company executive

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Whilst it’s been rumoured for a number of months, Korean electronics giant Samsung hasn’t confirmed that it will outfit its new flagship Android smartphone — referred to as the Galaxy S III — with its new quad-core Exynos processors. That was until today, when an unnamed Samsung executive told the...
Samsung Galaxy S III will feature quad-core Exynos processor, says company executive

Alienware laptops to use Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi cards, guarantee a few frags at the coffee shop

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You might recall that Killer Technology launched the Killer Wireless-N 1202 card as a bit of an orphan: without an immediate laptop partner or an aftermarket reseller, it wasn't clear how and when gamers would get their hands on the low-lag WiFi add-on. Alienware is stepping up and making...
Alienware laptops to use Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi cards, guarantee a few frags at the coffee shop

Visage Mobile Raises $8M From Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm To Help Companies Manage Employee Wireless Devices

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Visage Mobile, an enterprise mobility management company, has raised $8 million Series C funding led by Motorola Solutions with Worldview Technology Partners and Qualcomm Ventures participating in the round. The startup has raised a total of $16.1 million to date. Visage Mobile’s SaaS application, MobilityCentral, basically lets businesses have control...
Visage Mobile Raises $8M From Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm To Help Companies Manage Employee Wireless Devices

Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip

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An unnamed Samsung exec hinted to the Korea Times that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S III, will include a next-gen quad-core Exynos chip that will incorporate LTE and WCDMA radios. Of course, such a revelation shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since both its predecessors were...
Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip

Viddy Scores $6M for Social Mobile Video

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The category of social mobile video start-ups is going to stick around for a while, if only because it seems to keep attracting investment dollars. But seriously, Viddy — which makes an iOS app that has attracted celebrity users like Snoop Dogg and Linkin Park, and limits video clips to...
Viddy Scores $6M for Social Mobile Video

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

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Behold the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. Research in Motion is now following in the footsteps of tech giants like Nokia, Intel and Qualcomm by pushing out a device solely dedicated to serve the needs of its developers. Considering the level of importance RIM is placing on the launch of...
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S III coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular this month

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Official is as official does... right? In a bid to one-up the Galaxy S II's launch here in the States, Samsung has just announced that five carriers will soon have their own customized versions of the Galaxy S III. And by "soon," we mean "beginning in June." AT&T, Sprint,...
Samsung Galaxy S III coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular this month

Sierra Wireless outs thinnest-ever 4G LTE module, teases skinny AT&T-ready laptops and tablets

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One of the bigger challenges of spreading LTE has been size; going 4G has tended to put on a little weight. A new Sierra Wireless embedded modem, the AirPrime EM7700, could be just the ticket to shedding those pounds. It's reputedly the thinnest module ever made, at a tenth...
Sierra Wireless outs thinnest-ever 4G LTE module, teases skinny AT&T-ready laptops and tablets
Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 sets new performance benchmark

Samsung announces GT-B9120 for Android flip phone fans in China

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The emergence of Android, and the decline of the flip-phone form factor happened as such, that the two aren't all that well acquainted. Samsung, however, wants to firm-up that relationship, bringing the two together once more. The GT-B9120 is the result. A flip phone with Google's Gingerbread operating system...
Samsung announces GT-B9120 for Android flip phone fans in China

Nokia Lumia Windows 8 Tab Coming Later This Year?

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Nokia and Microsoft, sitting in a tree. K.I.S.S.i.n.g. First came WinPhone, then comes ARM tabs, then comes a baby in a baby carriage! If an unconfirmed Digitimes report is to be believed, Nokia is set to release a 10-inch Windows 8 later this year. The report says the tablet would...
Nokia Lumia Windows 8 Tab Coming Later This Year?

HTC One X could be coming to Sprint on June 10th, bearing LTE and 'Jet' codename

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If unnamed "internal sources" at Sprint are to be believed, then HTC's new flagship phone is set to become one of the Now Network's first LTE handsets as soon as June 10th. The only sticking point, beyond us having no notion of whether these sources are credible, is that...
HTC One X could be coming to Sprint on June 10th, bearing LTE and 'Jet' codename

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky just put up 8,000+ word blog post on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on the low-powered ARM processors that today run the iPad and most other tablets. This is the most critical part of Windows 8. Like every version of Windows, Windows 8 will...
Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

Nokia Lumia 900 teardown peeks behind that $99 price (video)

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We've always admired Nokia's ability to make a solid phone to a budget, when it's done right, your average user won't notice the difference. Given the strict hardware limitations imposed by Windows Phone, the Lumia 900 was never going to be a hyper-powered handset, but now we can see...
Nokia Lumia 900 teardown peeks behind that $99 price (video)

Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p display, 9.6mm thin, S4 processor

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Remember Panasonic's Eluga? The phone with a name that sounded like you'd eaten too much popcorn before going on a roller coaster now has a bigger brother to protect the family insignia: the Eluga Power. It's a 5-inch (1280 x 720) display-toting premium version of the device running ICS...
Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p display, 9.6mm thin, S4 processor

Chip shortage to hit smartphones

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Qualcomm warns that it cannot meet demand for its Snapdragon S4 processors, used in mid-range smartphones....
Chip shortage to hit smartphones

Nokia reportedly to launch 10-inch dual-core Qualcomm Windows 8 tablet by Q4

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Finnish mobile maker Nokia has yet again been linked with an expansion of its agreement with Microsoft to launch a new 10-inch Windows 8 tablet in the fourth quarter of 2012, Digitimes reports. Nokia, which is pushing ahead with its new range of Windows Phone smartphones, is said to become...
Nokia reportedly to launch 10-inch dual-core Qualcomm Windows 8 tablet by Q4
Nokia Windows 8 tablet rumored for Q4 2012: 10-inch screen and dual-core Qualcomm chip

Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

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This week we are in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012, the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our goal is to meet with industry operators, vendors and developers to further the cause of promoting an open, people-centric Web for consumers and developers across all devices and platforms. Today, we announced several...
Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

New iPad overtakes original iPad in the US after only 2 months: Report

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A new report from app analytics company Localytics claims Apple’s latest iPad model is now more widely used in the United States than the first-generation iPad, a mere two months after the former hit the market. We already reported usage was off to a very strong start, but Localytics says...
New iPad overtakes original iPad in the US after only 2 months: Report
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