MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

May 9th, 2012, 6:05 PM

Examining Apple’s Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Yesterday, in the patent-war equivalent of START I, Samsung and Apple agreed to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of infringement claims each party had against the other. Despite this ‘arms reduction’ the court case will likely proceed with a certain tenacity on Apple’s part, as the company has been recently [...]

May 8th, 2012, 11:10 AM

RIM Fills Vacant Executive Positions

In what was likely the most watched executive nomination process of the quarter, RIM has filled the two vacant positions on its executive team with long time industry veterans:  Kristian Tear to the position of Chief Operating Officer, and Frank Boulben to Chief Marketing Officer. The appointments of Ms. Tear and Mr. Boulben come at [...]

May 7th, 2012, 2:22 PM

Apple’s Ultrabook: A $799 Macbook Air

As Intel prepares for the second phase of Ultrabook rollouts, rumors have emerged from Asia that Apple may release a $799 Macbook Air later this year. This rumor come from Digitimes, a publication with a roster of sources that is impressive in size, but sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in accuracy. Digitimes cites sources [...]

May 3rd, 2012, 4:11 PM

Blackberry World Conference Wrap: Is Blackberry 10 RIM’s Saviour?

As Research in Motion prepares for what could be its final battle against Apple and Android with Blackberry 10, the company’s stock price has slipped to a level not seen since December 2003 because of mixed reaction to RIM’s offerings at the Blackberry World conference. RIM’s shares lost approximately 5% of its value during in [...]

May 3rd, 2012, 12:44 PM

Samsung Launches Galaxy S III at Splashy London Event

A day after multiple market research reports indicate that Samsung is the new smartphone leader, and on the eve on RIM’s last attempt to remain relevant in the smartphone game with the launch of their new Blackberry OS, Samsung has unveiled what they hope will be their kingmaker – the Galaxy S III. Featuring a [...]