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iPad mini Review

by Anand Lal Shimpi & Vivek Gowri on 11/20/2012 6:10:00 PM Posted in Tablets , Apple , iPad , iPad mini Over the last two months, Apple has updated almost all of its core product lines, with the addition of a 13” model to the Retina MacBook Pro line and new silicon for the iPad and Mac mini to go with .. read more

On November 22nd, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Qualcomm posts income of US$1.27bn for quarter

By Kevin Chen  /  Staff reporter US handset chip developer Qualcomm Inc’s encouraging results for last quarter and a positive guidance for next year will benefit its supply-chain firms such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE, 日月光) the most, analysts said. TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, and .. read more

On November 9th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Mediatek is ready to release MT6599 8-core processor

GADGETER 25 SEP 2012 GADGET, MEDIATEK, NEWS MediaTek as one of chipset manufacturer based on Taiwan has been spread their MT6588 quad-core chipset. While the MediaTek MT6588 quad-core with 1GHz frequency based on A7 architecture with 28nm process. According to Taiwan’s Commercial Times News, Barclays Capital Securities land line in yesterday that the MediaTek MTK6588 launch time is .. read more

On November 7th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

MediaTek, Telkomsel and IMO Expand Partnership to Boost Smartphone Adoption in Indonesia

Jakarta, 11 October 2012 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, Telkomsel, the largest operator in Indonesia, and IMO jointly announced that they will be extending their strategic partnership to bring a multimedia-rich, dual core platform developed specifically for sub-$200 smartphones to users across Indonesia. With a deep .. read more

On November 6th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Microsoft Surface preorders start today at noon, 32GB model priced to take on iPad at $499

By: Zach Epstein | Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:55AM Comments Filed Under: Tablets While the news slipped out a bit earlier than the company intended, Microsoft (MSFT) on Tuesday announced pricing and preorder details for its highly anticipated Surface tablet. Preorders for the sleek new Microsoft slate will begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 16th, though .. read more

On October 18th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

New iPad mini mockup provides the closest look yet at Apple’s next ‘magical’ tablet

By: Raymond Wong | Oct 8th, 2012 at 03:32PM 17 Comments Filed Under: Tablets At this point, the iPad mini will not be a surprise when Apple (AAPL) announces it. As was the case with theiPhone 5, the iPad mini has been slowly leaked out and rendered by 3D artists on an almost daily basis. We know that the tablet will .. read more

On October 9th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Google reportedly set to blow open the tablet market later this year with $99 Nexus tablet

By: Zach Epstein | Sep 27th, 2012 at 08:50AM 29  Comments Filed Under: Rumor, Tablets Google (GOOG) and its hardware partner ASUS are reportedly planning to launch a new $99 Nexus tablet this year that could open up the tablet market to a massive new group of consumers. The report comes from Digitimes on Thursday, .. read more

On September 28th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Android UI boss: Android only ‘a third of the way’ to where it should be

By: Zach Epstein Google’s (GOOG) Android platform has made great strides since it launched four years ago. It has grown to become the most widely used smartphone OS in the world by a staggering margin, and the look and feel of the platform have shifted dramatically in recent years. While Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still .. read more

On September 26th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

The iPhone 5’s A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012 2:15:00 PM Posted in smartphones , SoC , Apple , iPhone 5 When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple’s new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn’t announce clock speeds, CPU microarchitecture, memory bandwidth or GPU details. It did however .. read more

On September 24th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by

Android, iOS continue their tag-team thrashing of RIM’s market share

By: Brad Reed   Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Android and iOS have gained market share at BlackBerry’s expense. The latest numbers from comScore show that smartphones based on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system and Apple’s (AAPL) iOS once again increased their share of the smartphone market in the United States last .. read more

On September 18th, 2012, posted in: Industry News by