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LG announces a new 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max

While the LG Optimus 3D was not an overwhelming sucess when it was debuted last year it did open up a new market of smartphones, namely 3D smartphones. Now LG has announced the sucessor to the Optimus 3D claiming it is “real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.” This successor will …

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Nvidia powered ZTE Mimosa X released

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE have announced their Mimosa X which is powered by Nvidia hardware. This is the first Android smartphone to use Nvidia technology for both applications processing and wireless communications since they took over wireless modem maker Icera in June last year. The attractive smartphone is powered by …

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Google says faster Chromebooks are coming

A little turned off by Google’s first generation of of Chromebooks due to underwhelming, sometimes sluggish performance? If you’re otherwise keen on having one you’ll be interested to know Google’s second wave of Chromebooks will supposedly be a lot better not only in that dept. but in terms of simplicity …

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Slow flash storage leads to slow smartphones

If I ran a poll asking our readers what features are most important to them when purchasing a new smartphone, I would be willing to bet the top three would be the display, chipset and the brand of phone. However researchers at NEC have found embedded flash memory modules and …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 gets showcased ahead of MWC

Qualcomm’s next generation mobile chipset is known as Snapdragon S4 “Krait” and will integrate a quad core processor, a more advanced Adreno 225 GPU and LTE connectivity. This will be the first major new architecture in a couple of generations of Snapdragon chipsets. The new System on Chip from Qualcomm is …

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Tablet shipments rise 77.6% on year

Digitimes Research have published a forecast showing that vendors are aiming to ship 14.97 million tablet computers, which is down 30.6% on quarter. While this is a huge drop from the previous quarter, the figures indicate a growth of 77.6 percent on year. The shipments will include 11 million iPad …

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Expert defends Apple regarding Chinese worker conditions

A non profit agency investigating partner manufacturing plants in China for Apple products has said that working conditions are better than others in the country. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) have been studying the conditions of Apple’s top eight suppliers in China after a raft of negative publicity. Apple were …

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Android takes over but Nokia still sells the most phones

Research firm Gartner has just released their data for sales of smartphones in the last quarter of 2011 and to be honest it doesn’t really hold many surprises. In Q4 2011 over 75 million Android smartphones were sold worldwide which gives them the dominant market share of 50.9%. This number …

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Apple iOS sales in 2011 beat Mac sales over 28 years

Asymco published an interesting report yesterday which highlighted the incredible strength of the Apple iOS platform. Apple have sold 140 million Macintosh computers in the 28 years they have been available on the market. They have sold 55 million iPads to date and 22 million iPods in the first five …

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Apple’s China problems could roll over into US

Regular readers of Kitguru will already know that Apple are facing a potential customs ban in China over a trademark dispute for the iPad name. The problem now looks as if it could expand into the US territory. A representative for Proview in China said “I think in the future …

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Nomophobia rates on the rise in the UK, now at 66%

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact and according to research conducted by OnePoll the percentage affected by this strange phobia is on the rise. OnePoll surveyed 1000 people in employment in the UK and found that two in three people fear misplacing or spending time …

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Apple lawsuit against Samsung in US covers 17 products

The Apple lawsuit against Samsung in America is bigger than initially reported. AppleInsider have information which shows that the company name patents for 13 smartphones, two media players and two tablets. FOSS Patents writer Florian Muller reports that the Apple suit targets 17 Samsung products with a total of 8 …

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iPad growing in popularity as an educational tool

The Apple App store is the store to rule them all, according to latest information released. Last year, the British Version of the App Store received a total of 255,922 applications, which averaged around 21,326 a month. We can’t verify the quality of the applications, but for those people who …

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LG’s X3 smartphone will pack in a Tegra 3 chipset

In the second LG smartphone related leak in as many days (the first being the successor to the Optimus 3D,) the upcoming X3 has been shown off with some specification and benchmark information. The upcoming and presumably flagship LG smartphone will run on the mighty powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, just like …

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