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 more than Sprint’s own market value ($13.93B) as of today. What businessweek reporters don’t mention is that such an acquisition would create a bizarre mix of GSM, CDMA and […]
02/15/2011, Qualcomm Krait: Qualcomm has announced the APQ8064 chip, codenamed Krait, at Mobile World Congress. The new design is based on a quad-core processor
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 least these are the statistics available to us according to a study released this week by IDC. One of the main cause for smartphones overtaking PCs would be the […]
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
01/28/2011, Nexus S Review - This in-depth review of the Google Nexus S (by Samsung) goes over the new features of Android 2.3 (aka gingerbread), the design, usability and battery life.
01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster
01/24/2011, Evo Shift 4G Review - the HTC Evo Shift 4G is presented by Sprint as a smaller version of their EVO 4G handset. Is that so, and what does it fell to have a QWERTY EVO phone? Check this review.
01/23/2011, Tegra 2 3D - a powerpoint slide from NVIDIA containing information about the Tegra 2 3D edition has been leaked. Here's what Tegra 2 3D is about
01/14/2011, Telenav has just announced the version 6.2 its navigation app that features improvements in many areas, but the most interesting ones are: Quick Search: this is a menu-less search that should make local searches faster. It looks more like a web search engine, and less like what you might have seen in GPS navigation software before. To make things even faster, you can also use TeleNav’s Speech Recognition (I guess […]
01/05/2011, [CES 2011] It’s been exactly one year since NVIDIA announced and showed Tegra 2 to the world, and NVIDIA did not win a whole lot of contract (“design-wins”) with handset and tablet makers – until recently. If you follow this site regularly, you have probably noticed that Tegra 2 devices have been a common occurrence in the past couple of months, and you can expect this to continue going forward. […]
01/04/2011, It was just yesterday when we reported about the Google Nexus S phone being over clocked to 1.2GHz, now it looks like the developer is far from done and has managed to push another 100MHz out of the Hummingbird CPU, bringing it up to 1.3GHz. Makes me wonder how fast will ever be fast enough? The kernel has also been tweaked to be more stable, but problems with Bluetooth haven’t […]
12/15/2010, LG has just announced the launch of the LG Optimus 2X, a Tegra-powered cousin of the LG Star. The phone features 8GB of storage, a 4-inch WVGA display and a 1500mAh battery. Because it is powered by NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra processor, it can decode 1080p movies without a sweat (NVIDIA has demonstrated that many times). It can also display that content on the internal display and to an HDTV via […]
12/15/2010, HTC LTE devices have been confirmed for next year, where the Taiwanese samrtphone manufacturer will certainly lend their expertise in the world of cell phones to add more competition to this particularly niche market. Currently, there remains only one lonely LTE handset Stateside, which is MetroPCS’ Samsung Craft, although we do hope to see HTC add more color to the scene next year. HTC CEO Peter Chou did confirm with […]
12/14/2010, The US Army spends heavily on technology, and it’s easy to understand why, since our security is at stake. Now it wants to give its troops a little added advantage via a common device: the smartphone. Reports are in that it’s thinking of giving every soldier enlisted an iPhone or Android-powered phone, not to mention foot the bill too. It’s believed that the versatile nature of these devices such as […]