MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

October 16th, 2012, 11:35 AM

Microsoft Announces Surface RT Prices: Starts at $499, Pre Orders Underway

According to Microsoft, their upcoming Surface with Windows RT tablet will be priced at $499 but won’t come with the associated Touch Cover.  If you want the iconic cover, be prepared to fork over another $100.  The buzz surround Microsoft’s Surface tablets has built to a fever pitch as the release of Windows 8 inches closer.  [...]

September 30th, 2012, 5:56 PM

Intel Launches ‘Clover Trail’

Intel has long struggled to adapt to the changing realities of the I.T marketplace: the company that dominated the P.C processor market space had fumbled the transition to a mobile-centric computing market, losing market share to ARM licensees. Now, with the introduction of Clover Trail — officially unveiled Friday in San Francisco — Intel is [...]

September 17th, 2012, 12:01 AM

Updated: NVIDIA Rocked by Mobile Chief’s Departure

Updated at 2:25 pm The man who presided over NVIDIA’s successful foray into the mobile chips business, the company confirmed Friday. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Mike Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business unit has left NVIDIA after reportedly receiving an offer from another company (though details have not yet been disclosed). [...]

September 12th, 2012, 3:46 PM

With the iPhone 5, Apple Proves its Future is in Incrementalism

A company that once dominated the smartphone marketplace with breathtaking revolutions in user interface paradigms and industrial design proved Tuesday morning it has now been consigned to 24-month cycle of evolutionary incrementalism. The launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 had as much splash of events of yore, except for the fact that it was missing one [...]

September 6th, 2012, 2:12 PM

Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HD in Two Editions

Part successor to the Kindle Fire and part competitor to the critically-acclaimed Nexus 7, Amazon today launched the Kindle Fire HD — a sub-10 inch tablet that is available in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch editions. The 8.9-inch edition of the new Kindle tablet will have a price point of $299 for 16GB of storage, and [...]

August 30th, 2012, 2:59 PM

What will be Microsoft’s Play in the Shadow of Apple v. Samsung?

Not quite a week after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded in Apple’s favour, Samsung introduced on Wednesday the Ativ S — the world’s first Windows 8 Phone device — leaving many in the technology punditocracy wondering how Microsoft will exploit the uncertainty in the aftermath of the trial. In a post Apple v. Samsung [...]

August 30th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 2, Without a Confirmed U.S Release Date

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at Berlin’s IFA 2011, Samsung launched the successor to the phablet — the Galaxy Note 2 — at this year’s IFA without providing a concrete North American launch date. The Galaxy Note 2 comes with an overclocked quad-core [...]

August 24th, 2012, 4:00 PM

Apple v. Samsung Ends With Crushing Defeat for Samsung

The biggest technology trial since United States v. Microsoft concluded Friday, with a California jury awarding Apple $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung. The nine person jury found that Samsung had infringed on all of Apple’s patents in question, with the exception of the one regarding the trade dress of the iPad. The jury also [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 1:00 PM

Is Samsung Not Making the Screen for the Next iPhone?

According to sources that have spoken to Reuters and Bloomberg, LG has begun the production of a new thin LCD screen with touch screen sensors that may be the display for the new iPhone. “We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a [...]