MOBILE NEWS

June 21st, 2012, 5:47 PM

Windows 8 Phone Will Have DirectX Support

Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 will feature Direct X support at the Windows Mobile Phone Summit yesterday in San Francisco. Owing to their proliferation, and recent increases in graphics processing power, mobile devices have become an increasingly popular gaming platform; the critical success of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery at this spring’s Canadian Video Game [...]

June 21st, 2012, 11:21 AM

Is Microsoft Giving its PC Partners a Majorshaft with the Surface Tablet?

Executives at two of the largest PC OEMs said they were “surprised” with Microsoft’s announcement of its Windows 8 surface tablet, according to a report. Reuters reached out to executives at Acer and ASUS who both said that they were “surprised” by the announcement, with an Acer executive adding that “no senior executives heard about [...]

June 18th, 2012, 8:05 PM

Microsoft Unveils “Surface” Tablets

Microsoft launched its own family of Windows 8 tablets dubbed “Surface” at an event in Hollywood Monday evening. The Surface family of tablets will have two lines: one geared for consumers while the other targeted towards professionals. According to a published spec sheet, the consumer line of tablets – available in 32GB or 64GB versions [...]

June 17th, 2012, 7:21 PM

The Phone Designed By Nature: Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung is set to launch its newest, and most hyped, smartphone on the Canadian market next week, and in early June Hardware Canucks was given the opportunity to have a hands on session with the phone. “The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s 3rd generation phone and in every way its improved: the hardware, the design, [...]

June 16th, 2012, 1:16 AM

Samsung Delays Canadian Launch of Galaxy S3

Citing “unprecedented global demand”, Samsung announced Friday that the release of the Galaxy S3 smartphone will be pushed back until June 27. Originally, the smartphone was supposed to go on sale in Canada on June 20. According to media reports, the Galaxy S3 has broken sales records for Samsung in markets it is already released [...]

June 9th, 2012, 12:22 AM

HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to Bloomberg [...]

June 7th, 2012, 4:30 PM

Acer’s $200 Tablet Could be a Game Changer

For Android manufactures, cutting through the cacophony of tablets present at this year’s Computex is proving to be a challenge as the discussion is focused around the Windows 8 offerings from the major OEMs. Acer, however, could very well change that by beating most manufacturers’ price points. Spotted on the Computex expo floor, the 7-inch [...]

June 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM

AMD Offers Alternative to Ultrabooks With Trinity Powered Laptop-Tablet Hybrid

For AMD, Intel’s ultrabooks are not an Ivy Bridge too far. In addition to launching its new line of Brazos chips at their Wednesday press conference, AMD also showed off what it hopes will be its ultrabook-killer: a laptop-tablet hybrid powered by AMD’s recently announced Trinity APU. What defines the device as a laptop-tablet hybrid [...]

June 7th, 2012, 7:35 AM

Lenovo’s Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet Shown Off at Computex

At last year’s Computex Microsoft first introduced Windows 8 to the world, teasing those in attendance with a glimpse of the new heterogeneous OS and its refashioned UI. This year’s event is Windows 8’s coming out party. Lenovo has a big showing at Computex this year, and is debuting their first Windows 8 tablet under [...]

June 4th, 2012, 12:26 PM

ASUS Shows Off First Windows RT Device

ASUS unveiled the first tablet running Windows RT (Windows on ARM) at their pre-Computex news conference on Monday afternoon. ASUS’ new tablet – called the ASUS Tablet 600 – is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and comes equipped with a 10-inch display. According to press materials that are currently available, the tablet will [...]