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NVIDIA buys Icera, a baseband chipmaker, for $367M

05/09/2011, NVIDIA has just announced the acquisition of a baseband chipmaker called Icera. The company makes the “baseband”, or communications processor that talks to the cell towers. Icera customers include heavyweight Nokia and ZTE. Other system on a...

Smartphones save Web when traffic goes up

05/03/2011, The Internet is also known as the information superhighway, so it is no surprise that even a virtual highway can get clogged up with traffic so to speak – especially when a major news event breaks without any advance warning being sent to network...

HTC Droid Incredible 2, First Hands-On + Gallery

04/26/2011,   Guess what has landed in the office? Yes, that’s the HTC Droid Incredible 2 (read the fill incredible 2 review here) that just got launched earlier today. It is known in other parts of the world as the HTC Incredible S. In the USA, the phone...

Three Things Microsoft Needs To Wage a Smartphone War

04/26/2011, From a highly visible mobile company a decade ago to less than 8% of market share today (according to Comscore) the road to a mobile world has been bumpy for Microsoft. Back when Windows Mobile was doing well, it was largely seen as an enterprise product...

Today’s children are the “Touch Generation”

04/22/2011, Spend some time walking around some cafes or restaurants in the city and you might notice more and more kids these days have access to touchscreen devices be it their own or those belonging to their parents. A couple of decades ago, the same situation...

Smartphone snatching on the rise in NYC subway

04/22/2011, According to a WSJ report (subscription required) that quotes NYPD  transit chief Raymond Diaz, smartphone snatching has been rising at an alarming rate, although it’s not clear how much of that contributes to the 18% increase in grand larceny...

Android Fragmentation: a real problem, developers say

04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context:...

Nintendo says “no thanks” to smartphones

04/02/2011, In an interview with CNN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the video game giant has “no desire to get into telephony.” This comes hot off the news of the “successful” 3DS launch in the US and Sony...

Sprint HTC EVO 3D & HTC View Tablet @ CTIA

03/22/2011, Sprint today unveiled the first all 3D cellphone, the HTC EVO 3D, which features a 4.3-inch glasses-free QHD 3D display and also records 3D still photos and video. The one will be pre-loaded with Blockbuster On Demand, a source that includes 3D movies....

Sprint may acquire T-Mobile USA: marriage from hell?

03/08/2011, Businessweek has reported about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile USA (a Deutsche Telekom AG company), which would combine the 4th and 3rd largest carriers in the U.S into a single entity. Interestingly, T-Mobile has an estimated value of $15B+, which is...

Smartphones overtake PCs in terms of shipment

02/10/2011, The inevitable has happened – smartphone shipments have finally overtaken that of PCs, with the former shipping 100.9 million units to stores worldwide in the final quarter of 2010, while the PC camp could muster only 92.1 million units – at...

LG Optimus 2X Review

01/31/2011, LG Optimus 2X Review - This in-depth review of the Optimus 2X (LG-P990) covers virtually most practical aspects of this dual-core smartphone