MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

October 18th, 2011, 11:51 AM

HP’s Zombie webOS Gets an Update

For the past few months HP’s webOS, and its host device the Touchpad, have gone through something of a protracted death cycle. Hardware Canucks has covered this and the subsequent corporate drama surrounding HP in depth. But now it seems HP has decided that webOS and the Touchpad is alive enough to warrant an update. [...]

September 15th, 2011, 11:05 PM

RIM Continues Path to Financial Ruin

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion’s second quarter this fiscal year was as disappointing as its first as the company’s profit fell by more than half. RIM posted revenue of $4.2-billion this quarter, down 10 percent from a year ago. From this $4.2 billion in revenue, the company made a profit of $329 million compared [...]

September 15th, 2011, 2:48 PM

Google Increases Patent “War-Chest”

Google has purchased 1,023 patents from IBM in a play the search engine giant says will protect its Android operating system against numerous patent lawsuits. According to the blog SEO by the Sea, which initially broke the story, Google acquired the patents in mid August. The patents acquired are fairly broad are not specific: Java [...]

September 7th, 2011, 9:08 AM

MSI Launches NVIDIA Geforce GTX 570M Gaming Laptop

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unleashes the GT780DXR and GT683DXR, two mobile gaming powerhouse laptops featuring the NVIDIA© GeForce© GTX 570M graphics processing unit (GPU) and optional Blu-ray burner.  Part of MSI’s renowned G Series family of gaming laptops, the new units are designed for the serious gamer [...]