MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]