MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]