MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

December 12th, 2012, 12:45 AM

Taiwanese Manufacturers Report Nexus 7 Orders Booming

According to the Taiwanese-based original devices manufacturers (ODM) of the Nexus 7, sales are increasing month-over-month and will likely increase again in the next quarter. Digitimes reports that global sales of the Nexus 7 have increased from 500,000-600,000 units a month on average initially, to a run-rate of 800,000-900,000 units in November. Digitimes quotes sources [...]

December 11th, 2012, 4:56 PM

Eurocom Offers VGA Upgrades for Scorpius Ultra High Performance Laptops

Eurocom is offering a high-end line of gaming laptops that come with upgradeable graphics cards that will allow users to extend the lifespan of their notebooks. Upgrading notebooks can be easy when dealing with the right hardware, which are designed from the beginning to be VGA upgradeable. The upgrade process is rather straight forward and [...]

December 11th, 2012, 11:36 AM

No Galaxy S4 at CES

Next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas won’t be the venue for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy 4. CNET says Samsung won’t have any major mobile announcements at CES, but instead will likely launch the successor to their best selling smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February or at an event of its [...]

December 9th, 2012, 4:51 PM

Nokia Announces Lumia 620 Smartphone

This week, Nokia announced the Lumia 620, the third in its Windows Phone 8 smartphone range, and the most affordable yet, with an estimated MSRP of $249 USD (excluding taxes and subsidies). The Lumia 620 is more playfully styled than its counterparts, the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.  It uses a “dual-shot colour [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 12:36 PM

Nexus 4 Sells so Well eBay Invokes War Powers

The Nexus 4 is barely even out, and already it’s a hit. The phone is selling so well that eBay had to invoke it’s own version of the War Measures Act, limiting the number of items listed according to standing within the eBay community. Google’s official store has declared LG’s take on the Nexus series of Android superphones [...]