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Samsung announces Dual-Core Galaxy S3 for five US carriers starting this month

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Qualcomm seems to have the lock on US processors for high end phones.  Just like the HTC Ones before it, Samsung is also using the Dual-Core Qualcom S4 processors in its US versions of the Galaxy S3 phones, trading out Samsung’s own Exynos quad core processor. Qualcomm dual-core S4 processors...
Samsung announces Dual-Core Galaxy S3 for five US carriers starting this month

Samsung Blames "Overwhelming Demand" for Galaxy S 4 Inventory Issues

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Samsung said Wednesday that broad global demand is behind delays in U.S. availability for its new Galaxy S 4. “Due to overwhelming global demand of Galaxy S 4, the initial supply may be limited,” a Samsung representative told AllThingsD. “We expect to fulfill inventory to meet demands in the coming...
Samsung Blames "Overwhelming Demand" for Galaxy S 4 Inventory Issues
Square VP Jared Fliesler joins Matrix Partners as a general partner

iPad announcement coming in a month claims AllthingsD

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“First Week in March” claims AllthingsD. Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2 and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center...
iPad announcement coming in a month claims AllthingsD
Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March
MacBook Pro with Retina display delivery dates delayed again, now 3 to 4 weeks

Microsoft hopes to boost Surface sales by expanding retail availability

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A lack of retail presence is reportedly "killing" the Microsoft Surface, which has prompted the company to expand availability of its iPad-competing tablet beyond Microsoft's own stores....
Microsoft hopes to boost Surface sales by expanding retail availability

Google announces $299 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ mobile data

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Google's not only introduced some new devices today, it's also delivered a few updates to its flagship Nexus 7 tablet. That includes a new unlocked 32GB model with HSPA+ mobile data that will set you back $299 -- and run the just-announced Android 4.2, naturally. Look for it to...
Google announces $299 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ mobile data

Windows 8 RTM out now for MSDN, TechNet subscribers

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The final, RTM build of Windows 8 is now making its way into the hands of the first "real" users. As of 10 AM PDT, MSDN and TechNet subscribers should be able to find the software on their respective download sites, though typically there are minor delays as the bits...
Windows 8 RTM out now for MSDN, TechNet subscribers

Microsoft talks Windows 8 SKUs: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and "Windows RT" for ARM

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Microsoft has announced the main Windows 8 product line-up. There will be two retail editions for Intel-compatible processors (both 32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro; a third edition for ARM processors, Windows RT; an enterprise edition, Windows 8 Enterprise, for volume license customers; and finally, some...
Microsoft talks Windows 8 SKUs: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and "Windows RT" for ARM

Microsoft: Office Coming to iOS and Android, Sort Of, in Some Form

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Although it is backing away from a press statement issued by its Czech subsidiary, Microsoft is confirming plans to bring its flagship Office software to iOS and Android, at least in some form. A Czech statement indicated that Office for iOS and Android would come early next year. Microsoft’s U.S....
Microsoft: Office Coming to iOS and Android, Sort Of, in Some Form

Microsoft's $499 version of Surface tablet faces three-week delay

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Less than a day after pre-orders began for Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet, new orders for the $499 model of the device face a shipping delay of up to three weeks. The $499 Surface, with 32GB of storage, doesn't include Microsoft's Touch Cover, a touch-sensitive keyboard and trackpad...
Microsoft's $499 version of Surface tablet faces three-week delay
Microsoft exec claims Office 2013 for iOS and Android coming in March

Skype will hit Windows 8 Friday, turn your PC or tablet into a phone

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We knew a Metro-fied version of Skype was on its way to Windows 8, but now we know exactly when it will become available—and what it's going to look like. Microsoft's Skype team announced yesterday that Skype will debut on the Windows Store this Friday, the same day Windows 8...
Skype will hit Windows 8 Friday, turn your PC or tablet into a phone

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note II to launch on all major carriers by mid-November

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Samsung (005930) on Wednesday announced that its follow-up to the popular Galaxy Note “phablet” will launch on at least five major carriers in the United States ahead of the holidays. The Galaxy Note II, which BGR previewed earlier this month, is now confirmed to be arriving on Verizon Wireless...
Samsung confirms Galaxy Note II to launch on all major carriers by mid-November

Legacy iPhones Biting Apple in the ASP

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The launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 was unquestionably a successful one. The company sold more than five million units during the device’s first three days of availability, setting a new opening-weekend sales record. Yet by some metrics, the iPhone 5 underperformed its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. According to new data...
Legacy iPhones Biting Apple in the ASP

Archos GamePad combines Android gaming, physical controls

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Archos has announced the retail availability of its GamePad tablet, which combines an Android tablet experience with the physical inputs of a traditional portable gaming console. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device comes with full access to Google's Play Store and mobile services, and Archos has previously said that it...
Archos GamePad combines Android gaming, physical controls
Microsoft is increasing production of the Surface and expanding to new retailers

iPad Mini Ad Impressions Grew 28 Percent Every Day in November

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Apple’s new iPad mini is winning over consumers despite early criticisms that it is priced too high to compete with rivals like Amazon’s Kindle Fire. In fact, it appears to be doing better at market than at least one of its lower-priced competitors did during its launch month. Mobile advertising...
iPad Mini Ad Impressions Grew 28 Percent Every Day in November
iPhone 5 sales exceed five million after first weekend of availability, more 100 million devices updated to iOS 6

Lytro light-field camera hitting Amazon, Target and Best Buy sites next month

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It's about to become a heck of a lot easier to get your hands on a consumer light-field camera. The Lytro, that marvel of post-picture-taking-focusing, is finally expanding its reach well beyond the confines of its own site. The camera will be hitting Amazon and Best Buy and Target's...
Lytro light-field camera hitting Amazon, Target and Best Buy sites next month

Microsoft Office on iPad: Why it's so hard to pin down

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Once again, the tech world is abuzz with speculation about the possibility of Microsoft Office for the iPad — and once again, the situation is as clear as mud. A member of Microsoft’s team in the Czech Republic made headlines today by telling a news site, and by extension the world,...
Microsoft Office on iPad: Why it's so hard to pin down

AOC releases borderless 27-inch IPS monitor

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AOC announced today the retail availability of the i2757fh, a new 27-inch IPS display with a bezel only 0.08 inches thick. The new display is said to be designed according to high environmental standards, containing mercury-free panels and arsenic-free glass. A winner of the iF Product Design Award, the i2757fh...
AOC releases borderless 27-inch IPS monitor
Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale

OUYA available at retail on June 4 for $99

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The Android-powered $99 OUYA game console becomes available at retail on June 4th -- a date which was revealed this week during the Game Developers Conference. OUYA's calling June 4th its "official launch date," despite Kickstarter backers receiving units starting this month. Essentially, the two month waiting period between...
OUYA available at retail on June 4 for $99

HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs

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We knew that PC manufacturers were going to be updating their lines quickly to take advantage of Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, and today HP announced six models that will be incorporating the new silicon. All models will feature quad-core processors, and are expected to be available for...
HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs

2012 iMac models now available for order online

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In tandem with its retail availability, the 2012 iMac is now also up for order on Apple's online store. 21.5-inch models are currently shipping in one to three days with stock configurations, or seven to 10 days if built to order. 27-inch models are also on sale, but will only...
2012 iMac models now available for order online
LTE iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad on sale at Sprint stores today

Windows 8 Release Candidate rumored for June, retail release in October

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Windows 8 will enter the Release Candidate stage in late May or early June, according to a post made by winunleaked.tk over the weekend. This would mesh with an earlier rumor from Bloomberg that the software will be finished in the summer, with retail availability in October. All these...
Windows 8 Release Candidate rumored for June, retail release in October

PSA: iPhone 5 pre-orders kick off on September 14th at 3:01AM ET

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Ready to hop on the iPhone 5 bandwagon after tuning into yesterday's unveiling? Keep an eye on the clock and pull out a credit card, because Apple, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will kick off online pre-orders tomorrow at 3:01AM (or at 12:01AM PT for folks on the West Coast)....
PSA: iPhone 5 pre-orders kick off on September 14th at 3:01AM ET
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