MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

August 15th, 2012, 1:50 PM

Carriers Get First Preview of BB10

RIM’s first step in bringing Blackberry 10 to market is to bring carriers on board, after all a potentially impressive smartphone is of negligible utility value should no major carrier support it. To get carriers on board, RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins held a closed door meeting in New York to give carriers a taste [...]

August 15th, 2012, 11:49 AM

Microsoft’s Surface Rumoured to be at a $199 Price Point

A rumour coming down the wire from Engadget today puts the Microsoft Surface tablet not at the nearly $1000 price point that earlier rumours suggested, but rather in the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 neighbourhood of $199. Engadget claims the rumour came from an unnamed conference attendee at Microsoft’s TechReady15 conference, where all the details [...]

August 14th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Apple v. Samsung: As Trial Reaches Mid-Way Point, Apple Rests its Case and Samsung Begins

Apple rested its case against Samsung in the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial Monday, but not until Samsung was able to obtain a minor victory from the court. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that three of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing phones were to be excluded from the trial: the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and [...]

August 14th, 2012, 11:16 AM

Qualcomm to Power Samsung and Dell Windows RT Devices

As the launch of Windows 8 draws closer with every passing day, more detailed specifications on offerings by OEMs are being released or leaked out. While most OEMs are still mum to most press inquiries, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Qualcomm chips will power offerings from both Dell and Samsung. Dell’s offering will [...]

August 9th, 2012, 12:00 PM

Lenovo Set to Take on Microsoft Surface with ThinkPad Tablet 2

August 8 marks the 20th-anniversary of the ThinkPad line, and to mark the occasion Lenovo introduced the device that it hopes will be able to take on Microsoft’s Surface: the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Armed with a stylus — much like the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 — the ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes equipped with an Intel [...]

August 9th, 2012, 10:45 AM

In Patent Skirmish, RIM Emerges Victorious

This week RIM received some much needed good news when a California judge ruled to dismiss a $147-million patent infringement suit against the company on Thursday. The case began in 2008, when Mformation Technologies took RIM to court over allegations that RIM had infringed upon a patent it owns for a that was apparently used [...]

August 7th, 2012, 5:58 PM

Acer to Microsoft: Reconsider the Surface Tablet

Microsoft’s move into tablets with the upcoming Surface slate is emblematic of the ruinous alliance between OEMs and Microsoft, according to Acer’s chairman and chief executive. “We have said [to Microsoft] think it over,” Mr. Wang told the Financial Times. “Think twice. It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands [...]