MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

March 14th, 2013, 4:53 PM

Samsung Announces the Galaxy S4

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S4 Thursday at an event in New York’s Radio City Music Hall. According to Samsung, the phone will be launched in late-April rolled out across different countries and carriers over the quarter. Depending on the region, the phone will ship with a Samsung Exynos 5 or Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro [...]

February 25th, 2013, 12:07 AM

Samsung Galaxy 4 to be Announced March 14

Samsung confirmed today that it would be formally announcing the Galaxy S4 at an event in New York City on March 14. The Samsung Galaxy S3 was first announced last year at an event in London. The U.S launch of the Galaxy S4 was upon requests from U.S carriers. While Samsung has yet to announce [...]

February 24th, 2013, 11:30 PM

Tegra 4 is the Fastest Mobile Chip Out There

A day before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, new benchmarks of NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 System on a Chip have been released. When NVIDIA first introduced the Tegra 4 back at CES in January, the company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang said it would be the fastest mobile processor on the market because of the [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:28 PM

Google Introduces $1,299 Chromebook Pixel

Google introduced a high-end Chromebook laptop on Thursday that sports an Intel Core i5 processor and a 13.3 inch 2560×1700 resolution display. Previous to the launch of the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s Chromebooks, produced with partnerships with OEMs like Samsung and Acer, have been low-powered and low-priced. With the Pixel, Google is attempting to attempt the [...]

February 19th, 2013, 9:48 AM

NVIDIA Releases Tegra 4i, a Tegra SoC with LTE

NVIDIA’s Project Grey finally saw the light of day today with the release of the Tegra 4i, a Tegra 4 System on a Chip with an integrated LTE modem. The Tegra 4i will include NVIDIA’s usual 4+1 arrangement of cores: an R4 Cortex-A9 CPU, a +1 low-wattage core, and an NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. NVIDIA says [...]

February 11th, 2013, 11:24 PM

Blackberry’s Creative Director Prefers her iPhone for Tweeting

“Started from the bottom now we’re here” may have been the anthem of Blackberry CEO Thorstein Heins after the successful Blackberry 10 launch last week, but when his creative director recites the same lyrics she does it from her iPhone. Blackberry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweeted the hook from Drake’s new diddy “Started from the [...]