MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

February 14th, 2012, 10:45 AM

Is This the New Windows 8 Logo?

It has been long rumored that Microsoft had plan to rework the Windows logo for the launch of Windows 8. Now, a Chinese language technology blog has posted pictures of a device with what is purportedly the new logo. As you can see, the new logo reflects Microsoft’s tile centric approach to its new Metro [...]

February 13th, 2012, 1:13 PM

Apple Demands That Samsung Stop Trolling

Apple has taken offense to Samsung’s commercials that satirize fanboy fundamentalism, according to documents filed in California as part of an ongoing patent lawsuit. Apple claims that Samsung is “mocking” consumers for considering Apple products distinct. “While Samsung sells products copying features that make the iPhone distinct, Samsung has simultaneously embarked on an advertising campaign [...]

February 9th, 2012, 2:42 PM

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 on ARM Devices

In a blog post published Thursday morning, Steven Sinofsky, President of Microsoft’s Windows division, provided a lengthy overview of how Windows 8 would function on ARM devices, assuring potential users that the product will “look and feel just like you expect”. “Windows on ARM enables creativity in PC design that, in combination with newly architected [...]

February 9th, 2012, 10:49 AM

NVIDIA Confirms Quad-Core Smartphones for Mobile World Congress

According to a press invite posted at The Verge, NVIDIA will be bringing Tegra 3 powered quad core devices to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona late this month. NVIDIA first extensively demonstrated a quad-core system, then codenamed Project Kal-El, at last year’s Computex in Taiwan. At last month’s CES, Fujitsu showed off the first [...]

February 7th, 2012, 12:33 PM

Hands on With the Samsung Galaxy Note

“It could have been a server ten years ago,” remarks Samsung’s Ken Price about the device in his hand. Mr. Price, Samsung Canada’s Director of Mobile Marketing, is referring to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s half-smartphone half-tablet – called a “phablet” by some – expected to be released in North America mid-February (it was [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:54 PM

RIM’s Playbook has Reached End of Life

According to a leaked internal marketing bulletin from Telus, first posted on Mobile Syrup, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook has reached its End of Life. This bulletin states that “all 3 PlayBooks are End of Life” and “inventory will not accept any returns on these devices.” A roadmap leaked in late January states that RIM [...]

January 27th, 2012, 11:06 AM

Mobile Development Chief Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP

Jon Rubinstein, who helped quarterback the launch of Apple’s iPod, and was once the CEO of now defunct Palm, has left Hewlett Packard after spending two years with the company.   In an interview with technology blog The Verge, Mr. Rubinstein said he was “going to take some well-deserved time off after four and a [...]

January 27th, 2012, 10:25 AM

It’s an iPad World. We Just Live in it.

Apple released their quarterly results earlier this week to the delight of their investors and dismay of their competitors. The theme of the results were clear: domination. Apple sells more tablets and smartphones than any of their competitors, and makes more money – to the tune of $13.06 billion – while doing it. What’s more [...]

January 24th, 2012, 4:58 PM

Despite a ‘Leaked’ Lineup and Executive Shakeup, RIM Can’t Sell Itself to Investors

Despite an executive shakeup on the weekend, and a ‘leaked’ roadmap for 2012 – 2013 posted on the Boy Genius Report, RIM’s share value continues to decline. During the Tuesday trading day RIM’s value dropped an additional 3% bringing the total loss since the company announced the executive changes to 12% (a decline of $2.07). [...]