MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

November 30th, 2012, 7:29 PM

Microsoft Announces Full Surface Pro Specs; Starts at $899, Launches in January

Thicker, heavier and with only half the battery life of Microsoft’s Surface RT, the Pro version’s $899 starting price could be a bitter pill to swallow come January. When Microsoft first outed their Surface tablets earlier this year, many wondered where they would end up in terms of pricing, specifications and availability.  The NVIDIA Tegra-powered [...]

November 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM

Google Nexus 4′s ‘Disabled’ LTE Can Be Enabled (How To)

According to Google, its new Nexus 4 smartphone doesn’t come equipped with high speed LTE.  However, some enterprising Canadians have found a way to enable LTE on certain networks.   When the Nexus 4 was first released, many were initially disappointed that it did not support the latest LTE standards for high speed mobile browsing. [...]

November 19th, 2012, 6:50 PM

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 Shows it has no Fear of Surface

While some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — most recently Hewlett Packard — have taken the opportunity to bash Microsoft’s Surface, for Lenovo “it’s all good” according to their PR manager in Canada. John Swinimer, Lenovo Canada’s PR manager, told Hardware Canucks that Lenovo isn’t concerned about Microsoft’s non-traditional role as OEM with the Microsoft Surface. “With [...]

October 29th, 2012, 11:14 AM

Google Launches Nexus 10 Tablet; An iPad Competitor at Just $399

 The latest addition to Google’s Nexus family has finally arrived in the form of a $399 10.1” tabled dubbed the Nexus 10.   In an effort to capitalize upon their wildly successful Nexus 7, Google has now introduced the so-called Nexus 10, a larger 10.1” tablet that has an envious feature set.  Produced by Samsung and [...]

October 24th, 2012, 8:03 AM

Apple Launches iPad Mini, Updates iPad with A6X Processor

After months of speculation, Apple has launched their answer to Google’s Nexus 7.  Called the iPad Mini, it boasts a 7.9 inch screen and retail prices will start at $329.   In a presentation that included a number of surprises alongside plenty of chest thumping, self-aggrandizing and at least 23 uses of the words “amazing” or [...]