MOBILE NEWS

June 3rd, 2013, 1:30 PM

ASUS Brings New 7 and 10 inch Tablets to Computex

Coming off the success of last year’s Nexus 7, ASUS came to Computex 2013 with a strong lineup of 7 and 10 inch tablets.  These are meant to be strong follow-ups to last year’s products while also providing competition for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 which will be available in 8″ and 10.1″ sizes. ASUS [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:31 AM

ASUS Bets Big on Tegra 4 with Transformer Pad Infinity Refresh

For a while it looked as if Tegra 4 was going to be dead on arrival. While NVIDIA put on an impressive performance when it first launched the chip earlier this year, OEMs largely said “no thanks” and most passed on putting the SoC in their gear. Fast forward to Computex in Taipei, and its [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:25 AM

ASUS’ Transformer Book Trio is a Desktop, Tablet and Notebook

Though Computex doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow in Taiwan, ASUS has already announced what is sure to be one of the more innovative products of the show: the Transformer Book Trio. What makes the Transformer Book Trio interesting is its hybrid nature — hyped before the show as WeTransform — as a notebook, tablet, and [...]

May 22nd, 2013, 9:17 AM

MSI Launches AMD Richland Powered Gaming Notebooks

MSI’s new GX60 and GX70 both use the Richland A10-5750M while offering affordable gaming performance for $1400 and less.   With gaming notebooks rapidly gaining ground as desktop replacement devices, MSI has partnered with AMD to offer a pair of new laptops which leverage the features of Richland alongside some impressive graphics horsepower. At the [...]

May 14th, 2013, 8:57 AM

Nokia Officially Announces Details of Lumia 925

Nokia announced its flagship Windows 8 phone, the Lumia 925, today. The phone largely has the same specs as the Lumia 920, save for the display and the camera. Nokia says the 925 will be powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2,000 mAh battery and 16GB of storage (the [...]

May 9th, 2013, 12:41 AM

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Costs $237 to Build

Early reports from market consultancy IHS show Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 has a bill of materials of $237. Although the full report won’t be released until the close of business Thursday, IHS released some information to the web late Wednesday. In comparison to the Galaxy S4’s $237 cost of materials, Samsung’s Galaxy Note costs $270, [...]

April 15th, 2013, 7:42 AM

Blackberry: Reports of High Z10 Return Rate ‘Absolutely False’

Blackberry is denying accusations by analysts that the return rate of its Z10 handset is higher than average and in some cases is higher than sales. Late last week analyst firms ITG and Detwiler Fenton wrote in notes to their clients that the sales of the new handset were “weak” and “anemic”. Detwiler Fenton analyst [...]

April 9th, 2013, 2:16 AM

WhatsApp Denies Takeover Claims

WhatsApp is denying claims that it is in takeover discussions with Google. DigitalTrends reported Friday that Google and Whatsapp were locked in negotiations, with WhatsApp playing hardball and asking for a price that was close to $1-billion. WhatApp’s chief of business development denied the claims today when speaking with AllThingsDigital. In December, the company was [...]

April 3rd, 2013, 9:06 AM

Google to Launch New, Slim Nexus 7

Google will release a refreshed version of the Nexus 7 tablet with a slimmer form factor on the one-year anniversary of the original tablet’s launch, according to sources that spoke with Reuters. According to these sources, the refreshed Nexus 7 will have a higher resolution display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3. [...]

March 19th, 2013, 2:41 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Tegra will Break Moore’s Law

At the GPU Technology Conference today in San Jose, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang two new versions of its Tegra mobile GPU and claimed that the fifth-generation of the chip would effectively break Moore’s Law. On stage Mr. Huang said that the next refresh of Tegra, codenamed Logan, will be released in late 2013. Logan will [...]