January 19th, 2012, 10:48 AM

Would Ottawa Allow a RIM Takeover?

The collapse of RIM’s stock price during the last year has made it the subject of takeover talks from a variety of market players — though some such as Samsung deny the charges – during the past few months. While rumours hold that the company’s CEOs are aggressivley pursuing potential suitors, and rejecting some, for [...]

January 17th, 2012, 11:09 AM

Is a Samsung – RIM Deal in the Works?

During RIM’s decline of the last year, the company has had a war of attrition with Samsung on two fronts: in unit sales as well as in loss of top staff and executives. Now rumours from reliable sources are circulating that Samsung may buy the company outright. This news comes weeks after RIM rejected a [...]

January 11th, 2012, 6:56 PM

CES 2012: NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor to Power Audi’s Next-Gen Infotainment and Digital Instrument Clusters

NVIDIA today announced that Audi AG has selected the NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor to power in-vehicle infotainment systems — as well as new digital instrument clusters that replace traditional dashboard gauges — across its full line of vehicles worldwide, beginning in 2013. The tight integration of these systems with the vehicle, as well as [...]

January 11th, 2012, 12:18 AM

CES 2012: Intel Launches Tegra Competitor

Intel unveiled a smartphone chip – dubbed “Medfield” – at CES 2012 designed to compete with NVIDIA’s Tegra System on a Chip (SoC). At CES Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, showed off the Lenovo K800 smartphone which is powered by Intel’s new Medfield chip and runs the Android OS. Intel’s new mobile platform has been built [...]

January 10th, 2012, 10:53 AM

CES 2012: Samsung Announces Galaxy Note for North America

Tablets were the dominant theme at last year’s Computex, and Samsung came out of the show as one of the leading players. Their Galaxy Note looks good, but does it have what it takes to make a dent in Apple’s iPad market share? Samsung Mobile Communications Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the [...]

January 8th, 2012, 5:08 PM

CES 2012: Acer to Introduce Aspire S5, World’s Thinnest Ultrabook w/Thunderbolt

Ultrabooks are all the rage in the mobile computing world these days and Acer has introduced one of the thinnest and lightest Ultrabooks yet:  the Aspire S5. CES 2012 is starting off in a huge way with Acer announcing a number of products, among them the new svelte Aspire S5 which measures ridiculous 15mm at [...]

December 12th, 2011, 1:48 PM

Updated: AMD Preparing ‘Ultrabook’ Competitor?

Updated December 13 at 12:05 Pacific Time with a comment from an AMD spokesperson. In an interview with The Australian [paywalled], AMD’s AMD Australia and New Zealand country manager Brian Slattery said that the company is preparing a “ultrathin” line of AMD powered laptop’s to compete with Intel’s ‘Ultrabooks’. Mr. Slattery told The Australian that [...]

November 29th, 2011, 7:08 PM

Report: Consumers Not Interested in Windows on Tablets

Microsoft has ‘missed the boat’ on Windows based tablets according to a new report by market research group Forrester Research. According to the report by Forrester Research, only 25% of consumers would be interested in purchasing a tablet running Windows. In contrast, Forrester’s market research said that in Q1 2011 46% of consumers would be [...]

November 29th, 2011, 12:21 PM

3DMark Coming to Android

Futuremark®, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, today announced that it has started development of 3DMark® for Android™ (working title), with the aim of bringing the industry standard gaming performance benchmark to Android powered tablets in 2012. Companies involved in the manufacture of Android powered devices are invited to join Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program [...]

November 29th, 2011, 11:32 AM

RIM Launches Cross-Platform Smartphone Management Tool

In a step that may mark the beginning of an exit from the hardware market, embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) is rolling out software that allows enterprise customers to manage and secure iPhone and Android devices using Blackberry technology. RIM’s new software, called Blackberry Mobile Fusion, is a hardware agnostic evolution of their [...]