MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

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 [...]