June 27th, 2012, 7:04 AM

Updated: Google Unveils Tablet to Rival Kindle Fire at I/O Conference

As predicted, Google unveiled the ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet today at its I/O conference in San Francisco. Available at the $199 price point – with a $25 credit for Google Play – for the 8GB version, and $249 for the 16GB edition, the tablet is currently available for pre-order and will ship mid-July. The Nexus [...]

June 27th, 2012, 6:30 AM

Court Injunction Bans the Sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in U.S

In an unexpected turn of events a judge in California has sided with Apple in its ongoing patent war against Samsung, granting an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in the United States. The ruling, handed down late Tuesday in San Jose by U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh, prohibits Samsung from [...]

June 25th, 2012, 1:13 AM

RIM Split Rumors Intensify

To the armchair analyst, RIM splitting itself into two separate business units – a move that for the longest time management has decried – was the only way the company could survive in a shifting mobile landscape. Now, The Sunday Times (subscription required), is reporting that RIM’s management is seriously mulling that option. The Times didn’t [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 2:25 PM

Samsung’s S-Voice Also Retains Audio on Server

As Apple’s Siri voice command system grows in popularity, so have the privacy concerns stemming from the fact that Siri retains commands on Apple’s servers. IBM, for instance, banned its employees from using Siri for official business over corporate espionage fears. Apple doesn’t hide this fact, as it is fully disclosed in the software’s license [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM

Is Microsoft Working on a Phone Handset?

In the aftermath of the announcement that Microsoft plans to manufacture its own tablet, an analyst who has been closely following the company for nearly two decades believes the company could be working on its own phone handset as well. “Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to [...]

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 [...]