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Apple could rack up an $11 billion bill with Samsung before 2012 is out

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With all the market rivalry, patent lawsuits and sly televisual marketing going on between Samsung and Apple, you’d be forgiven for thinking all ties between these two companies would have already been severed at this heavily tumultuous stage in their relationship, but at the end of the day business is business and both these big names know that need to work together to make money.

Apple will owe Samsung a lot of money before the end of 2012

The likes of LG and Sharp were initially entrusted with creating displays for Apple’s newest tablet, set to touch down in a couple of days, but when they were unable to deliver due to manufacturing issues, Apple passed the task to Samsung who will now be producing the new iPad’s QXGA display panels (for the time being at least). Read more »

Eager Apple fans are already getting in line in Regent Street

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Hoards of tech-heads pushing their faces up against the shop front glass with wide eyes, longing for the doors to open must be a familiar sight for Apple retail staff the world over.

Ali and Zohaib

The act of queuing for a new Apple product has almost become an event in itself, a place for fans to reaffirm their excitement amongst each other. Now, despite there still being a few more days before the new iPad’s arrival, queues have already started forming at major stores such as Apple’s Regent Street store in central London. Read more »

Apple will make less money per unit on the new iPad, will still rake it in though

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Based on some educated estimations made by analysts at UBM TechInsights, a 16GB 4G LTE variant of Apple’s newest iPad should work out to about $310 in components.

a table of the costs of the iPad family

This makes it the most expensive iPad Apple have had to manufacture to date, with the equivalent iPad 2 costing $276.27 and the original iPad costing $270.86 in parts. Read more »

Has the iPad 3 already begun shipping to the US?

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It looks like Foxconn’s manufacturing plants have already finished the initial rounds of iPad 3s expected to grace the world in the coming months and word has it, Apple’s next tablet is already en route to the States.

iPad 3 rumored to now be shipping to the US

Some information found on a shipping document appear to contain instructions for delivery of the first batch of iPad 3s, with the first day of delivery listed as March 9th. Read more »

We go hands-on with an unannounced 7.7″ quad-core Toshiba tablet at MWC

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Despite trawling all the way through the Fujitsu/Toshiba booth for anything out of the ordinary, we came up short. That was of course until we caught wind of this innocuous little tablet lurking somewhere in the halls at MWC.

Toshiba's Quad Core tablet

Toshiba had a number of phones and tablets on display at their main stand, but we found this unnamed device sitting amongst a host of similarly powered Tegra 3 devices at the Nvidia booth. Read more »

We take the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 for a test drive

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RIM have teamed up with Porsche Design Studios to create the BlackBerry P’9981, a mix of hard edges and precise angles unlike any other BlackBerry we’ve seen before.

The PorscheBerry and its box

The P’9981 enters the market as the elite BlackBerry, demanding an exclusive price tag for an exclusive device. We spent some exploring how the Porsche Design treatment changes a product like the P’9981. Read more »

Shots surface of Verizon’s Droid RAZR covered in Ice Cream Sandwich

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User ‘dragon974′ of the droidrazr.com forums had some interesting images to share with his fellow Droid users yesterday as the screens released show what could well be a build of Android 4.0.3 running on his Motorola Droid RAZR.

Leaked screens of Android ICS 4.0.3 running on the Verizon's Droid RAZR

Despite Motorola’s Ice Cream Sandwich update timetable marking both the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX with a simple ‘further details to follow’, this latest discovery could well mean the impending release of Android’s latest iteration to these devices. Read more »

Intel’s Rosepoint chip: WiFi and CPU squeezed onto one piece of silicone

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Intel’s research teams have been hard at work bringing their latest project to fruition and what you see here is the fruits of their labour. CPU and a more power efficient and faster WiFi radio, both squeezed onto a single chip.

Intel's Rosepoint chip

Intel call the chip Rosepoint and despite it being still strictly in the concept stage right now, there’s definite potential for the technology to make its way to market in the next few years. Read more »

Creators Proview show us the iPAD that’s tying up the iPad in China

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“Simple, fast and cost effective” was the most prominent statement found in the iPAD’s promotional material and to clarify, we’re referring to Proview’s Internet Personal Access Device, rather than anything from Californian tech giant Apple.

Proview's iPAD

Yes, the name that has recently shown itself to be a thorn in Apple’s side has a face and it’s oddly familiar. Read more »

LG’s Miracle Windows Phone performs for the camera [VIDEO]

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In the run up to Mobile World Congress, device leaks are inevitable. This time around its the Koreans taking to the stage as we get a glimpse of what appears to be the upcoming LG Miracle on film.

The supposed LG Miracle

A unique Windows Phone to the family, the Miracle’s specs include a 4″ NOVA display and for the first time on a Windows Phone, NFC capability. Read more »

Twitter extends its self-serve advertising to small businesses

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As of Thursday, Twitter opened up their self-serve advertising model to small businesses, allowing them to place ads on the company’s messaging platform, just as large businesses have been able to do since 2010.

an example promoted tweet from a small business

Twitter have been looking for greater ways with which they can increase their advertising revenue, a step such as this will add a lot of value to a company already estimated to be worth $8 billion. Read more »

Amazon approach Foxconn to produce the Kindle Fire 2

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The Kindle Fire was Amazon’s first step into the tablet world, discounting the E Ink enabled Kindles before it, the Fire was a full color, 7″ Android tab rocking Silk, its cloud-supported web browser.

Now it would appear that Amazon have approached electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn as a new OEM to add to list of those charged with producing its successor, the Kindle Fire 2. Read more »

We chat with Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan about the latest additions to Minecraft: Pocket Edition

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The Xperia PLAY enjoyed exclusivity with a number of titles, most notably including the likes of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile iteration of hit indy title Minecraft, made by Swedish game developers Mojang.

Survival Mode in the latest iteration of Minecraft: PE

Daniel ‘Kappische’ Kaplan, Mojang’s business developer and game designer for both Minecraft on Xbox360 and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, took some time to talk to us about the latest additions to the Minecraft: PE experience. Read more »

How The Pirate Bay was reduced to just 90MB of data

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Famed for its vast array of torrents and infamous within the film, television and music industries, The Pirate Bay has become one of the most well known and infamous torrent sites on the web.

The Pirate Bay, reduced to 90MB

Following its recent switch to the using magnet links however, its also become far more space efficient. So much so, one user decided to take the entire library of Pirate Bay torrent links and condense them onto a single USB flash drive. Read more »

GX1983: Samsung launch a new line of Italian menswear

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that the name ‘GX1983′ is the code for a yet undisclosed Samsung device and despite the logic behind this theory, you’d be way off.

a look at the new Italian fashion from a Korean electronics manufacturer, er, what?

Just the other day, Samsung unveiled that they would be launching a new line of menswear; clothing designed, made and sold exclusively in Italy under the name, GX1983. Read more »