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Motorola brings the RAZR MAXX to UK shores

Motorola has enjoyed a varying degree of success over the years. It has managed to perform well in the USA thanks to its Droid series of phones but their international equivalents never quite caught on. Motorola has adapted the Droid RAZR MAXX for international users and in the process it lost the …

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Apple won’t produce laptop/tablet hybrid

Some companies have been selling tablet/laptop hybrids in the last year, but Apple said they have no plans to release such a computer. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out during the second quarter earnings call this week and dismissed the concept as a ‘compromise’ for the end user. He said …

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Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad processor

In just seven days Samsung will be holding their Mobile Unpacked event in London and while we still have no idea what the next Galaxy smartphone will look like, we now know what chipset will be inside. The Exynos 4 Quad. It has four ARM Cortex A9 cores running at …

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Valve’s ‘Steam Box’ could be on the horizon after all

Back in early March rumours arose that Valve were working on a ‘Steam Box’ gaming console to outclass the proprietary formats used currently by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. These rumours were sadly shutdown a week later by Valve’s Doug Lombardi, but the embers kept glowing regardless. Recently …

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HTC profit hit hard by competition

HTC, one of the worlds most recognisable smartphone makers has reported a staggering 70 percent drop in first quarter profit margins. HTC are facing stiff competition in the market by companies such as Samsung and Apple and revenue is also reported to be down 35 percent from a year previous. …

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CFO ready for growth but Nokia crew eye lifeboats

When Nokia execs eyed Apple’s new toy back in 2007, they would have thought it was exactly that. A toy. Certainly this iPhone thingamajig could not be taken seriously and under no circumstances would it bring about the death of an era. Shirley not. For a Nordic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to …

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nVidia confirms Epic line on mobile graphics development

When 3D graphics was first delivered to an unsuspecting population by nVidia, the market rapidly mirrored the early Wild West land grab and scramble. Products that were thought to be ‘the standard’ one week, were rendered [No pun intended – Ed] utterly useless the week after. nVidia is now presenting …

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Intel Smartphone released in India – Xolo X900

The first smartphone featuring the Intel Medfield platform has been released – in India. The Xolo X900 may have a rather amusing name, but the rumours are that it is built by Gigabyte. The phone is using an Atom Z2460 processor which is clocked at 1.6ghz and features a 400mhz …

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HTC sees no reason to manufacture QWERTY phones

HTC’s design team has recently shed some details on the company’s plans going forward at an event in Seattle. We have already discovered that plans for phones with larger capactity batteries have been dropped, and now hardware QWERTY phones are destined for the same fate. Even though HTC are best …

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Is £21 too much for an App?

One of the most appealing things about the whole Job-o-sphere, is that software (in the form of apps) is profitable for developers and affordable for customers [while making Apple into the biggest software provider in the history of the universe – Ed]. KitGuru ponders how much apps should cost and …

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Foco: sound enhancer for the iPad 2 / iPad 3

We received an interesting email this evening from a start up company who are developing a new gadget for iPad 2 and iPad 3 users. ‘FOCO’ is a simple, effective sound enhancing device which is designed to work with naked, or cased iPad tablet computers. Adewale from the company Unique …

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Want an iPad 3? wait time still 1-2 weeks

It has been some time now since the iPad 3 launched and it looks as if Apple are still have problems getting enough quantity into the channel. The difference varies a little between the UK and USA, but the minimum wait time is still a week. When orders were taken …

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Ultimate irony as 4G launches in Swindon

If there’s one sector of the market that Intel would like more of, it’s the mobile computing business. Sure, phones would be nice – but that seems a way off. In the more immediate term, Microsoft’s decision to release Windows 8 RT for the ARM instruction face looks like a …

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HTC reckons we prefer thin phones over battery life

HTC has been doing its fair part of market research, one of the topics being whether customers prefer thin smartphones or smartphones that compromise a couple of millimetres here and there for better battery life. At the end of the research it was discovered that thinner, more aesthetically pleasing phones were preferred. …

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Huawei announces global availability of the Ascend P1

Earlier in the year at CES, Huawei unveiled some of the most impressive Android smartphones we had seen to date. At the time no specific launch date information was made public but global availability information for the Ascend P1 has finally been revealed. The 7.69mm thin Ascend P1 is already available in …

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Microsoft has iPad in their sights

The iPad may be one of the greater success stories in the last decade, but for Microsoft it is proving a royal pain in the side. Microsoft are working closely with Intel to support their first tier vendors with the goal of decreasing the global market share of the iPad. …

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Acer Iconia Tab A510 available in America today

Acer have listed the Iconia Tab A510 tablet on their website, for $449.99. UK buyers will have to wait a little longer however as the UK store has yet to list the product for sale. This ‘Olympic Game Edition’ has been released to celebrate the upcoming event in London, and …

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Samsung Galaxy S III sales estimated

There are a number of ways around an organisation’s attempts to block the flow of information to customers about future product releases. But there’s always a way around such blocks. Channel sources have confirmed that UK retailers are planning out store space for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S …

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European carriers unimpressed by Nokia’s Lumia series

Even though Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphones are undoubtedly the best Windows Phone 7 smartphones, European carriers are still not overwhelmed by them. Reuters has been asking four major mobile telecom carriers about the Lumia series and have reported that they walk away unimpressed, even going as far as saying that Windows …

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iPad Mini rumours persist

We have reported before on the rumours that Apple will be releasing an iPad Mini later this year. Our guy in Taipei – Yong Lei has been hearing murmurings now via some of his industry contacts now for many months. It looks as if Chinese portal NetEase has been hearing …

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