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 [...]

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 [...]