MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

July 27th, 2012, 2:28 PM

Microsoft Admits Surface Play Carries Risk

Shortly after clearing up rumours that the Surface tablet won’t, in fact, cost $1000, Microsoft has been hit with another serious challenge: an uncovered admission that in the company’s view the Surface tablet is ultimately a risky play. Buried in an annual report submitted to the SEC on Thursday, Microsoft candidly admits that the Surface [...]

July 25th, 2012, 10:55 AM

Report Claims Microsoft Limiting Release of Windows RT to OEMs

Microsoft is tightly limiting the release of Windows RT to OEMs during the initial launch period and then will lift the restrictions in January, according to an unconfirmed report by the China Economic Times. The Times says that Microsoft has enforced partnerships between ARM chipset vendors and OEMs: NVIDIA is teaming with Lenovo and Asus, [...]

July 17th, 2012, 1:04 PM

Samsung Buys Parts of U.K Chip Factory CSR for $310 Million

Samsung Electronics has purchased the mobile arm of U.K chipmaker CSR for $310 million, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal was done largely to get rights to some of CSR’s portfolio of mobile patents involving, “ handset connectivity technology” — largely CSR’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM and GPS technologies. CSR also said that Samsung has purchased [...]

July 11th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Google’s Nexus 7 is a $152 Tablet

Google’s cost of production for its upcoming Nexus 7 tablet ranges between $152 and $167, according to bill of material analysis by HIS iSuppli. Google is planning to offer the tablet in two versions:  an 8 GB model for $199 and a 16 GB edition for $249. Only the 16 GB edition is available from [...]

July 5th, 2012, 4:54 PM

Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has sold incredibly well [...]