MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

August 22nd, 2012, 12:45 PM

Apple v. Samsung Concludes and the Case Goes to Jury

The 50 hours of testimony and exhibits of Apple v. Samsung — which will have ramifications as significant as United States v. Microsoft — wrapped up yesterday with closing arguments from both sides moving the case to jury for deliberation. As Apple’s lawyer, Harold McElhinny, argued in his closing statements, the case’s genesis is in [...]

August 21st, 2012, 1:53 PM

Synaptics Introduces the Future of Mobile Computing Interaction

Synaptics first introduced the TouchPad to laptops in the mid-1990s, which was seen as a revolution to the paradigm of mobile computing interaction. Now the company has introduced what it promises to be the next generation of mainstream mobile computing interaction: the ForcePad. The ForcePad uses the same multi-gesture capacitive touchpad found in virtually any [...]

August 19th, 2012, 1:10 PM

Lenovo Hints at Windows RT and Surface Pricing

As the release of Windows 8 and Windows RT draws upon us, there is still one mystery waiting to be resolved: how much will the flagship Windows Surface tablet cost? As of now, rumours have established what the device won’t cost at the high and low ends: $1000 and $199. The $1000 rumour was started [...]

August 15th, 2012, 3:18 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Judge Requests Parties Settle Differences Outside of Courtroom, Samsung Designer Says Tablet Work Predates iPad

As Samsung takes the stand and begins to make its case in Apple v. Samsung, the judge presiding over the trial has asked the CEOs of both companies to meet to possibly resolve their differences out of court before the jury begins deliberating. “It’s time for peace,” Judge Lucy Koh said to the court. “I [...]