MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

August 6th, 2012, 7:17 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 4: A Humble Company; A Hired Witness

While Samsung may have slipped up during the first week of Apple v. Samsung with its contumacious attorney, the company jumped into the second week of the trial recharged and on the attack. The day began with Justin Denison, Samsung’s strategy head, taking the stand to testify on a library of email exchanges that Apple [...]

August 6th, 2012, 11:50 AM

With the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Brings a Stylus to the Tablet World

Samsung announced the launch today of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet-sized edition of its popular Galaxy Note “phablet” launched earlier this year. While this new device bears the Galaxy Note name, it is anything but a phone-tablet hybrid: At 10.1 inches (slightly larger than an iPad’s 9.6 inch screen) the device is a [...]

August 3rd, 2012, 2:26 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 3: Apple’s Request for Samsung Sanction Rejected

The judge presiding over the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial rejected Apple’s request that one of Samsung’s lawyers be sanctioned over sending banned evidence to the press, calling the request ‘theatrics’. “I will not let any theatrics or any sideshows distract us from what we are here to do,” Judge Lucy Koh said. As [...]

August 2nd, 2012, 3:38 PM

Apple v. Samsung: New Filing Reveals Apple’s Request to Sanction Samsung

A new court filing made public on Thursday has revealed Apple’s formal request of the court to have Samsung sanctioned for distributing banned trial evidence to the press. In legalese, a court sanction is a punishment imposed by a judge — usually a fine — for being in contempt of court or filing a frivolous [...]

August 2nd, 2012, 1:36 PM

Thorsten Heins: RIM’s Future is in BB10

For RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins, the key to RIM’s next decade is BB10. In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph Mr. Heins remained bullish about the company’s prospects, despite the fact the firm is hemorrhaging cash and is about to engage in another round of layoffs. “We know that BlackBerry OS7 was a great platform [...]

August 1st, 2012, 5:26 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung’s Lawyer Scolded by Judge

The end of the second day (July 31) of the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial was defined by Samsung’s failing to get ‘critical’ evidence for their side included in the case, and a spat between Samsung’s high profile lead lawyer and the judge presiding over the case. Samsung was barred by Judge Lucy Koh [...]

July 31st, 2012, 3:21 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 2: Did Samsung Conclude That ‘It’s Easier to Copy’?

Apple began day two of Apple v. Samsung by accusing Samsung of deciding that it was easier to copy than innovate, in a 90-minute opening statement presented by attorney Harold McElhinny. “The iPhone, like all of Apple’s products is about creating a unique and special user experience. An experience that is so seamless and intuitive [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM

RIM’s Elusive 10-Inch Tablet Emerges in the Wild

Pictures have surfaced online of RIM’s long rumoured 10-inch Playbook tablet. A 10-inch Playbook has been long rumoured and roadmapped, but RIM has been largely mum on the topic. The pictures depict what appears to be a SIM card slot, and a 26.82Whr battery. Originally, the 10-inch Playbook was supposed to be launched in early [...]

July 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM

Surface to Launch With Windows 8 on October 26

Microsoft’s Surface tablets will be launched on October 26, alongside Windows 8, according to a disclosure in Microsoft’s 10-K report. The disclosure in the report, filed on July 26 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reads: “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that [...]