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Intel is announcing its new tablet and smartphone designs this week at Mobile World Congress, alongside a major push to drive adoption of its 28nm XMM 7160 and XMM 7260 modem technology. It's been two years since Intel launched its first serious Atom-based smartphone platform, codenamed Medfield, and it's safe to say that those two years haven't gone precisely as Intel intended. Originally, the company planned to have a solid market share built up by now. Instead, it's planning a major tablet initiative with multiple partners with a few possible smartphone SoC wins on the side. The chips that will... Read more...
Intel is announcing its new tablet and smartphone designs this week at Mobile World Congress, alongside a major push to drive adoption of its 28nm XMM 7160 and XMM 7260 modem technology. It's been two years since Intel launched its first serious Atom-based smartphone platform, codenamed Medfield, and it's safe to say that those two years haven't gone precisely as Intel intended. Originally, the company planned to have a solid market share built up by now. Instead, it's planning a major tablet initiative with multiple partners with a few possible smartphone SoC wins on the side. The chips that will... Read more...
We're counting down the days to Mobile World Congress 2013 and getting excited about the new products that are sure to be revealed at the show. It appears LG couldn't contain its excitement before the show however and has confirmed its hot new LG Optimus G Pro. The company hasn't released a ton of information about the Optimus G Pro (we're assuming the full details will be revealed at the show), but confirmation that this device is coming is encouraging. Although details are still relatively sparse concerning this phablet, LG has said it will feature a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display with curved... Read more...
While speaking to CNET Asia, Stephen Sneeden, Product Marketing Manager for Sony Mobile, indicated his company may not release quad-core smartphones until early in 2013. While many mobile handset manufacturers have announced and shown off their latest quad-core handsets this week at Mobile World Congress, it appears Sony is holding off for better performance. Sneeden did qualify his remarks, saying they are only his assumption and that Sony will make official announcements when it is ready to do so. Sneeden also indicated that Sony is waiting to join the quad-core movement until the performance... Read more...
In addition to new device announcements and technology reveals, some interesting revelations are coming out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. One of those is the number of Android activations that occur on a daily basis. According to Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google who oversees the development of Android, fans of the open-source platform are activating more than 850,000 devices every day. "There are over 450,000 applications in Android Market. Some of the developers who built these apps are showing their latest and greatest in the Android stand. But... Read more...
Asus lived up to its promise of unveiling its PadFone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The PadFone, if this is the first you're hearing of it, is a hybird phone-tablet device, or as Asus pitches it, a three-in-one device that can be used as a smartphone, tablet, or notebook when plopped into the company's separately sold PadFone Station or PadFone Station Dock. The PadFone boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display and Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz with an Adreno 225 GPU to boot. It has 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of eMMC flash-based... Read more...
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition kicks off next week, but some companies are rushing out announcements ahead of the conference. That includes LG, which just couldn't wait to unveil its first quad-core processor smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD. It's powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 '4-Plus-1' chip clocked at 1.5GHZ and boasts a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution. "LG introduced the world's first Dual-Core smartphone exactly one year ago and today we're announcing the next milestone," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "But speed... Read more...
After images of Asus' next-generation Eee Pad TF300T leaked onto the Internet earlier this month, we wouldn't be too surprised if this upcoming tablet made its debut at Mobile World Congress later this month. Considering this tablet uses the same naming conventions as previous Transformer tablets, we're expecting the TF300T to be part of the Transformer family. Now, we're getting even more details about this tablet in the form of leaked specs. More specifically, it looks like the new Eee Pad TF300T could feature a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor along with a 10.1-inch IPS display (1200... Read more...
CES 2012 may be over, but Mobile World Congress is just around the corner. We're already expecting a number of big announcements in the smartphone space, with most of them surrounding the idea of quad-core handsets. Rumor has it that HTC and Samsung have some quad-core smartphones up their sleeves, and now, new information suggests LG may be joining them. A newly leaked image shows the all new LG X3,which is expected to feature a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset and a 4.7-inch, 1280x720 high-resolution display with physical capacitive buttons below the screen. The X3 is also said to feature a profile that's... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S II line of smartphones has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide, selling 3 million units in just 55 days. As we found during our review of Sprint's variant of the phone, the Galaxy S II is definitely a great handset—dare we say one of the better ones to ship this year. As is typical in the world of electronics, however, this handset won't stay at the top for long. In fact, we're already experiencing gadget envy now that we're seeing more details about the upcoming successor to the Galaxy S II, appropriately called the Galaxy S III. This new smartphone is rumored to feature... Read more...
LG plans to reveal "the world's first 3D smartphone" at Mobile World Congress on February 14. The new LG Optimus 3D will feature a glasses-free 3D display. It will also have a dual-lens camera that can record 3D video. This smartphone is expected to come with many of the features you'd expect from a high-end smartphone, including a dual-core processor and multichannel RAM. LG says the phone will support HDMI and DLNA connectivity. It is also expected to have a front-facing camera. LG TO UNVEIL WORLD’S FIRST FULL 3D SMARTPHONE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2011 3D Recording-Viewing-Sharing of Life’s... Read more...
Microsoft showed off its new mobile platform called Windows Phone 7 Series earlier this week. While the new mobile OS promises big changes in comparison to previous generations of Windows Mobile, one thing remains the same: Microsoft still intends to charge manufacturers to license the software. Whether or not this is a wise decision will remain to be seen, but there are compelling arguments for both sides. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft would continue with its current Windows Mobile business model, he defended the stance saying, "I think there's something clean and simple and... Read more...
A free Skype application is coming in late March that will allow Verizon Wireless customers with select phones and plans to make free calls via Skype. Under a deal announced at Mobile World Congress, users with one of nine compatible Verizon Wireless phones and a voice and data plan will be able to call or instant-message other Skype users for free or call regular phone numbers outside the United States for a fee paid to Skype. The calls will use Verizon's network and won't use up minutes on a cell phone plan. When using Skype to call regular phone number in the U.S., however, minutes will be deducted.... Read more...
This spring, T-Mobile customers with the new HTC HD2 will be able to enjoy full-length movies from Blockbuster On Demand on their handsets. As the exclusive movie download experience that will be embedded on the upcoming HTC HD2 smartphone, Blockbuster On Demand will enable users to buy or rent movies digitally and download them to their smartphone via Wi-Fi. This offering will be the first download and multi-screen mobile movie application for Blockbuster. It is part of Blockbuster's multichannel offering that offers customers more than 100,000 movies, television shows, and games. The application... Read more...
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