MOBILE NEWS

November 18th, 2011, 10:54 AM

Amazon Phone in Development?

Weeks after Amazon launched the Kindle Fire to lukewarm results, rumors are circulating that the bookseller giant is planning a smartphone launch. The rumor’s genesis comes from a market intelligence report by Citigroup’s Mark Mahaney that states, “based on our supply chain channel checks in Asia led by Kevin Chang, Citi’s Taipei-based hardware research analyst, [...]

November 9th, 2011, 1:06 AM

Nvidia Launches Quad-Core Tegra 3

Nvidia unveiled the successor to Tegra 2, the Tegra 3 platform, late Tuesday ushering in a new, speedier, higher-resolution era of tablet computing. “Our next-generation Tegra processor is widely known as the world’s first quad-core mobile chip,” said Nvidia’s Senior Product Manager Matt Wuebbling in a press release. The quad core Tegra 3, formerly known [...]

November 8th, 2011, 10:00 PM

ASUS Unveils the Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor the Transformer Prime is designed to greatly enhance the mobile computing experience. Today, ASUS officially announced the world’s first tablet with the NVIDIA®Tegra® 3 quad-core processor –the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is ultra-thinat 8.3mm (0.33”) and lightweight at 586g (1.29lbs) while featuring [...]

November 8th, 2011, 1:19 PM

Research Firm Believes Ultrabooks will Revive PC Industry

Ultrabooks have been marketed by the PC industry, most notably Intel, Acer, and Asus, as a counterbalance to the rise of tablet-culture: thin, light, and powerful. These computers were supposed to offer the portability of a tablet with the power of a PC. While this category of computer sounds promising, the sales have been less [...]

November 8th, 2011, 2:28 AM

HP to Sell webOS Unit?

Nearly a week after Hewlett Packard announced that they have cancelled plans to ‘spin-off’ their PC unit, the company is apparently mulling a sale of their webOS division. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that HP’s potential sale of webOS would fetch “hundreds of millions of dollars”, but substantially less than what HP purchased the [...]

October 26th, 2011, 5:32 PM

RIM Delaying Playbook Update, No Email Client Until 2012

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion has announced that it is scrapping plans to offer an OS update to its Playbook tablet, instead promising that the update would be released in February. “As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook [...]

October 25th, 2011, 11:09 AM

Dell Unveils Super-Thin XPS 14z Laptop

Typically any manufacturer’s entry into the category of portable or ultrathin laptop sacrifices something in the name of ‘small form factor’ – it usually happens to be an optical drive or the screen size. Many observers in the industry hold this apparent ‘truth’ to be self-evident; they argue that is it the price one must pay for [...]

October 20th, 2011, 4:53 PM

Mixed Reactions Emerge from Blackberry Developer’s Conference

The Blackberry Developer’s Conference, which wrapped up today in San Francisco, left many attendees and members of the press with mixed feelings about the future of RIM. CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt said in a post on the ‘Dialed-in’ blog that “RIM Blew it”, and argued that while RIM was afforded opportunity with this conference to re-energize [...]

October 19th, 2011, 2:44 PM

Google Introduces ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

A day after RIM introduced their new ‘BBX’ operating system to only mild enthusiasm, Google unveiled their new ‘Ice Cream Sandwhich’ Android operating system at a joint event with Samsung in Hong Kong. The latest Android OS promises dozens of new features in addition to enhanced security measures and a complete visual re-write. “We want [...]

October 18th, 2011, 11:20 PM

RIM Unveils ‘BBX’ Operating System

Days after the RIM’s Blackberry Services came back online after a three-day outage, the embattled smartphone manufacturer unveiled their new QNX powered Blackberry OS called “BBX” at a developer’s event in San Francisco. “BBX is our next-gen platform,” said RIM’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. “It combines the best of BlackBerry and the best of QNX to [...]