MOBILE NEWS

March 13th, 2012, 5:11 PM

To Save a Failing Tablet, RIM Releases a Keyboard

RIM’s Playbook has been an unmitigated disaster for the company, but the announcement this morning of a keyboard dock for the tablet may stop the Playbook from worsening into a catastrophe. The keyboard retails for $119.99, and can be ordered from http://www.shopblackberry.com. It includes a touchpad, and comes in at only 6mm thick. Curiously, the [...]

March 13th, 2012, 10:26 AM

Nokia may Manufacture Windows 8 Tablet

Nokia will launch their first tablet – a Windows on ARM device – in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a report by Digitimes. Digitimes’ sources, the usual “upstream component suppliers”, claim that Nokia is working on a 10-inch Qualcomm based tablet with Compal Electronics. Initial shipments are expected to be in the 200,000 [...]

March 8th, 2012, 3:41 PM

Can Dell Slay the Leviathan With a Windows Tablet?

Citing his company’s belief that there is “a lot of demand” for a Windows 8 tablet, Dell CEO Michael Dell told the business talk show Bloomberg West that his company is prepping a Windows 8 tablet for release the day the OS becomes available. “Having a secure Windows tablet that works with all the Windows [...]

March 8th, 2012, 9:32 AM

NVidia Rebuffs Apple’s A5X Claims

NVidia has rebuffed Apple’s claim that their A5X graphics chip, found in the iPad 3, is four times as fast as NVidia’s Tegra 3. Apple first made the claim during CEO Tim Cook’s presentation launching the iPad 3. The slide that made the claim did not provide any technical footnotes or references to benchmarks that [...]

March 6th, 2012, 10:11 AM

At Future Shop, Playbook Outsells iPad

For the week of February 27 to March 2 RIM’s Playbook ruled supreme at Future Shop, outselling Apple’s iPad. The Canadian retailer announced the news in a March 2 tweet, which was met with a response of “Yay!” from RIM. RIM has aggressively cut the price of the Playbook, lowering the 16GB model to $199. [...]

March 1st, 2012, 11:13 AM

First Laptop with 4.16GHz Clock Speed Unveiled – MSI GT780DX

Have you ever seen a high-performance notebook computer packing Intel’s top-of-the-line Core i7 Extreme Edition with overclocking that blazes along at more than 4GHz? Have you ever experienced the superfast performance of a quad core gaming laptop that transfers files in less than half the time? Only the MSI GT780DX laptop, on display for a [...]

March 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM

MSI’s New G Series Gaming NBs Unveiled Steal spotlight at CeBIT 2012

Focused on developing its own high tech brand name, MSI Notebook’s steady stream of innovations has enabled it to break one world record after another. For example, MSI G Series gaming notebook computers that were tested at the recent IDF Forum organized by Intel in Beijing racked up over 20,000 points on the PC Mark [...]

February 29th, 2012, 9:38 AM

Microsoft to Seed Windows 8 Developers, Device Makers with Test PCs Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Mobile Processor

NVIDIA confirmed today that it is working with Microsoft on a program to distribute Windows 8 test PCs to software developers and device manufacturers powered by the Tegra®3 quad-core mobile processor with 4-Plus-1™ architecture. This seeding program enables these parties to create a rich ecosystem of apps and devices for Windows 8 on ARM-based processors. [...]

February 24th, 2012, 10:19 AM

As the Apple-ProView Patent Battle Continues, Bizarre iPhone Knockoffs Emerge

While Apple and Chinese manufacturer ProView continue their bitter and vitriolic battle as to who legally owns the iPad trademark, a variety of media reports have emerged from the country showcasing some downright bizarre iPhone knockoffs. iSimulacrum To many Chinese the iPhone is an expensive luxury. In many ways it is also an unnecessary luxury [...]

February 21st, 2012, 10:45 AM

RIM Releases Major Playbook OS Update

Research in Motion has released an update to the Playbook’s OS, giving the tablet support for tether free e-mail and some Android applications. “Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded [...]