MOBILE NEWS

January 7th, 2013, 9:48 PM

Qualcomm Launches the Next-Gen Snapdragon 600 & 800

With the surprise appearance of a CEO from a company that claimed to have moved on from the Consumer Electronics Show, Qualcomm launched the next generation of Snapdragon chips — the Snapdragon 600, and 800. With Qualcomm’s new flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 800, Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, says the new chip will offer a [...]

January 7th, 2013, 12:24 PM

Lenovo’s 11.6” ThinkPad Helix, the First “Rip and Flip” Mini Ultrabook

Lenovo’s unique “Rip and Flip” design allows the new ThinkPad Helix to become a tablet, slate, presentation station or notebook.  Netbooks have been pronounced dead for the better part of two years now but according to Lenovo, they’re still around and better than ever.  Dubbed a “Mini Ultrabook” the 11.6” ThinkPad Helix features a ground [...]

January 6th, 2013, 10:43 PM

Project Shield, NVIDIA’s Upcoming Handheld Game Console

Project Shield.  It sounds like something out of a Marvel comic but this is actually NVIDIA’s latest creation.  A handheld, mobile game console that is so much more. Tonight, before NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stepped onto the CES stage to deliver his opening keynote, we were told there would be some surprises.  A new GeForce [...]

January 6th, 2013, 9:48 PM

NVIDIA Officially Launches Tegra 4

Calling it one of the “worst kept secrets” in the industry, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang launched the Tegra 4 system on a chip at his company’s CES press conference Sunday night. Initially, NVIDA’s first and second generation Tegra chips failed to generate much in the way of manufacturer support, being utilized in only a [...]

December 21st, 2012, 4:44 PM

Lenovo Launches Touch Version of ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Last week Lenovo launched a touchscreen version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. The Carbon Touch has a premium of $150 over its non-touch counterpart, and also comes in slightly thicker and heavier due to the touch screen — 20.8mm vs 18mm and 3.5 pounds vs 3 pounds. It will be [...]

December 19th, 2012, 1:47 PM

Samsung Unveils its New Midrange Solution, the Galaxy Grand

Rather than continue to blur the line between smartphone and tablet, Samsung has finally taken a step back in the screen size arms race, introducing the affordable 5-inch Galaxy Grand. Despite being bigger than the S3, its resolution will be just 480×800 (the S3 is 4.8 inches and displays at 720×1280), which puts it firmly [...]

December 19th, 2012, 12:27 PM

Details on NVIDIA’s Next-Generation Tegra SoC Leak

Details on NVIDIA’s next-generation mobile chip have apparently leaked online via a Chinese hardware forum. According to a slide posted on Chip Hell, NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra mobile system-on-a-chip will be called ‘Wayne’ — in continuation of the Batman-themed naming scheme that had NVIDIA’s current Tegra chip named ‘Kal-El’ (Tegra 3) during development. Leaked information says [...]

December 18th, 2012, 1:12 PM

Is the End of the Apple-Samsung Patent War Upon Us?

In a sign of a possible detente in the patent war between the two technology giants — or an assessment by one that the other is much less of a threat to sales — Samsung announced Tuesday morning that it would withdraw a lawsuit in Europe that sought to ban sales of Apple’s products in [...]

December 17th, 2012, 4:52 PM

In China, the iPhone 5 is Launched With a Whimper

While previous device launches in the country have provoked near riots, the launch of the iPhone 5 in China this past week solicited not much more than a whimper. When Apple’s flagship store opened on Friday employees who had expected raucous crowds were greeted by a lineup of two people, so reports the Wall Street [...]

December 12th, 2012, 5:24 PM

Shots Leak of Blackberry’s Upcoming London Smartphone

To hear The Media tell it, the fate of Canada rests on three things: Oil pipelines, fighter jets, and Research In Motion. The aging tech giant has become so fundamental to the Ontario economy that its newest phone, seen widely as its last chance at relevance, is a matter of national importance. Like Americans watching [...]