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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 – is it enough?

Research In Motion have released their latest operating system, for the Playbook, simply entitled ‘2.0’. The Playbook hasn’t received a very warm reception since it was released, with many people feeling the operating system was never fully featured. This latest update is set to address many of the concerns by …

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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review

The IBM Thinkpad is an iconic machine well known for the ‘boxy’ design, class leading keyboards and chassis rigidity to deal with the toughest of working environments. Lenovo took over the IBM personal computer division in 2005 and have released a wide range of impressive systems since then. We reviewed …

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Apple ‘almost’ had AMD in 2011 Macbook Air

According to an upcoming profile of AMD, Forbes said that the companies range of Fusion APU processors were almost included in the 2011 revision of the Macbook Air. AMD lost out to Intel however due to late delivery and reports of high failure rates. “AMD struggled with its new fabless …

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Adobe Flash on the iPad? yes, it is possible

Steve Jobs would turn in his grave if he found out that a startup company have managed to stream Adobe Flash onto the Apple iPad. This week the company announced a new version of OnLive Desktop, an iPad application that allows the end user to run a virtual Windows desktop …

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Nielsen: 71% of consumers interested in mobile payments

In a recent research poll done by Nielsen they have revealed that many consumers wish to use their mobile phones as credit cards. A massive 71% of all application downloaders are intereseted in an application that would allow them to use their smartphone as a credit card. It was also …

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Analysts are sure that the iPad mini is coming

Whispers are growing louder on the rumored mini iPad we’ve been hearing more of lately. The latest from analysts shows increasing confidence that Apple will be introducing a smaller and cheaper iPad to market sometime later this year (after the iPad 3’s hit the market in volume). Several analysts are …

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HSPA+ Multiflow could double 3G data speeds

Nokia Siemens Networks has recently announced it will demonstrate what is currently know as “HSPA+ Multiflow” at MWC in Barcelona next week. HSPA+ Multiflow is a technology that allows a device to connect to two HSPA+ enabled towers at the same time, or to another when signal from one tower …

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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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