MOBILE NEWS

September 2nd, 2011, 11:49 AM

Samsung CEO: We Will ‘Never’ Buy webOS

Earlier this week, Hardware Canucks reported on the rumors that Samsung was interested in purchasing orphaned mobile operating system webOS. As Samsung is also apparently interested in purchasing HP’s PC division, buying their mobile operating system property also made sense. We weren’t the only ones to think so, as many industry analysts also shared our [...]

August 31st, 2011, 4:28 PM

HP’s TouchPad and webOS Finding Second Life

Earlier this month it looked like the end was nigh for HP’s under appreciated TouchPad tablet and webOS mobile operating system. The company announced that it intended to spin off its PC division, and in the same breath said it was discontinuing the TouchPad while leaving webOS to fend for itself in the land of [...]

August 31st, 2011, 1:09 PM

Details Leak on Acer’s Ultrabook S3

  Intel, and its industry partners, are hoping that their new class of portable computers known as Ultrabooks will win back some of the market share that has been lost to tablet-culture and the Macbook Air. Earlier today Notebook Italia posted the first concrete details about the Ultrabook class of notebooks when they discovered that [...]

August 22nd, 2011, 10:40 PM

HP Says That webOS Not Quite Dead Yet

After announcing that the end was nigh for the TouchPad, and killing off the rest of its webOS hardware division last week, HP said Monday that the mobile operating system is not dead quite yet. In an interview with AllThingsD’s Ina Friend, Stephen DeWitt, the HP exec in change of webOS, said that “We will [...]

July 5th, 2011, 9:27 PM

EUROCOM Partners With NVIDIA to Create Monster Notebook

Eurocom Corporation, a leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers is adding the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics processing unit (GPU) to the available GPU options in the EUROCOM Panther. The addition of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M gives Eurocom customers an ultra high performance GPU [...]

June 29th, 2011, 2:16 PM

RIM to Scrap 10 Inch Playbook, Refocus on Smartphones

The Financial Post and Forbes are reporting that Canadian smartphone maker RIM is planning to scrap the 10-inch version of the Playbook in favour of producing a new line of smartphones. These new smartphones from RIM will be powered by the QNX operating system, and will likely feature dual core chips. The response to the [...]

June 22nd, 2011, 5:37 PM

Amazon Expected to Launch Tablet Soon, Expects to Sell 4 Million Units

Rumors that Amazon will be soon launching a tablet PC have been somewhat vindicated by a recent posting on the Taiwan based tech news site Digitimes. According to Digitimes, Amazon is planning on launching their line of Tablet PCs as soon as August-September. The bookseller plans to sell four million units globally during 2011, with [...]

June 9th, 2011, 3:12 PM

Samsung Releases 1TB Notebook Hard Drive

Today Samsung unveiled the Spinpoint M8 1TB notebook hard drive, which they claim to be the largest notebook hard drive on the market. The Spinpoint M8 uses two 500GB platters that have a 5400-RPM spindle speed. In addition the drive has a 8MB cache and a SATA interface that provides 3Gbit/second transfer. To reduce the [...]

June 3rd, 2011, 12:25 PM

Honeycomb on Oak Trail Tablet Disappoints at Computex

Intel’s keynote at Computex highlighted the advancements their Oak Trail platform would make in the tablet market. However, according to benchmarks done by tweakers.net , Intel has a long way to go before we can bid farewell to ARMs. The tablet that the folks at tweakers.net got their hands on was a prototype made by [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 5:04 PM

Texas Instruments Launches new ARM Chip at Computex

Processor manufacturer Texas Instruments (TI) today announced at Computex an update to it’s ARM based line of OMAP 4 chips, the OMAP 4470. The OMAP 4470 has a clockspeed of 1.8 GHz, and it is powered by two 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A9 engines and two 266-MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores. This is a noticeable upgrade from the [...]