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Samsung announces faster DRAM modules for your next smartphone and tablet

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Samsung revealed today that the development of faster 1Gbit mobile DRAM (128MB) modules has started. The new modules with wide Input/Output interface use the 50 nm class process technology and to cut straight to the point – they should be blazingly fast!

The new RAM is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets and to make it less boring, let’s bring some numbers to the table to help you grasp the benefits of the new Samsung mobile DRAM. Read more »

Lenovo launching Android-running LePad tablet in June

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Lenovo is one of the largest PC manufacturers in the world. It’s in the top five actually. And now they’ve confirmed an Android tablet, bound for world-wide availability, is coming in June.

The Lenovo LePad
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Was MWC 2011 all about tablets this year? Here are all the slates we saw

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Tablets dominated much of the attention at the Mobile World Congress and with good reason. Some of the new phones weren’t terribly impressive, while there were plenty of new things in the tablet world.

Android tablets exploded in numbers. There were also two new tablet platforms (PlayBook’s OS and webOS on the TouchPad). A handful of Windows 7 tablets were on the MWC grounds too.

Here’s a quick summary of all those tablets… Read more »

Imagination Technologies announces Series6 PowerVR graphics – will be at least 20x faster than the current gen

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You may not have heard of Imagination Technologies, but that’s because they don’t sell anything directly to consumers. What you should have heard is their PowerVR series of graphics chips for mobile phones. The iPhone 4 has one of these babies integrated into its custom Apple A4 platform, and so do a long list of other handsets such as the LG Optimus 3D, Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Wave, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, iPhone 3GS, Nokia N900, Palm Pre, Motorola Milestone 1 & 2. You can see where this is going, right?

Today Imagination announced it’s releasing its next generation PowerVR graphics, the Series6, which will be 20-to-100 times faster that the previous, well known, Series5. Read more »

HTC Flyer on pre-order on Amazon Germany for 669 euro, updateable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb

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Fresh from its announcement at the MWC yesterday, the HTC Flyer is already available for pre-order over at Amazon Germany for €669.

The HTC Flyer is interesting because it marks the return of the stylus – but unlike those early styluses, the HTC Scribe technology is much more sophisticated… Read more »

NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, coming to a tablet near you this August

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NVIDIA announced their new quad-core Kal-El processor at the MWC 2011 and even showcased bragging about its computing skills. It should be the next Tegra 3 but for now we’ll have to get used to the codename Kal-El.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 specs explained in quick demo video

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Tech specs can be a little boring as just text, so Samsung made this video demo of their new Galaxy Tab 10.1, which goes over the juicy details.

It doesn’t really demonstrate the new Android Honeycomb tablet, it mostly recites the specs, but there’s something else about this video… Read more »

Watch the BlackBerry PlayBook slate do its fancy moves [hands-on]

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RIM’s PlayBook tablet is certainly taking its time to get to the market but in spite of all the rival Android tablets that are showing their faces lately, the PlayBook still looks as impressive as ever.

We get to play with it for the first time, and, man, that thing is sleek! Read more »

HTC announces the 7-inch aluminum unibody Flyer tablet at the MWC

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HTC just announced its first ever tablet – the 7-inch HTC Flyer, which could only mean one thing – began officially the tablet wars have!

What distinguishes the HTC Flyer from the competition is its aluminum unibody. Read more »

Check out the LG Optimus Pad street fighting Steve Jobs, you cannot miss this

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All is fair in love and war – and you’d think that on Valentine’s Day LG would go for “love”. Well, no.

Instead, they went all Street Fighter on Steve Jobs (apparently known by his wrestler name, “A pad”) around 1:00 into the ad, all in the name of promoting their new Honeycomb-running Optimus Tab…

Subtle? Hardly. But those are the guys that announce each new product about five times (check out our news section if you don’t believe me).

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Acer Iconia tablets at the MWC 2011: A for Android, W for Windows 7

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Tablets are on fire today with 3 new entries by Acer. While the A100 and A500 pretty much fit the standard tablet profile, the W500 leads the pack with intuitive design and top-end features.

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The Motorola Xoom tablet comes to Europe in 3G and Wi-Fi versions

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Great news, the Motorola XOOM tablet will make it for an European release after all. This was announced today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

Previously, the XOOM was to be expected just in the US, but now we know, it’ll be available in the Old Continent as well starting from Q2 of 2011. You’ll have a choice of models Read more »

Quad-core Snapdragon madness from Qualcomm to come in 2012, ticks at 2.5Ghz

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No one would seriously think that Qualcomm would be weeping in the corner after NVIDIA and Texas Instruments unveiled their quad-core CPUs to come our way in 2012. No sir, Qualcomm wants to play along and today announced a new series of quad-core mobile processors, planned for release in 2012.

What we know so far is that NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip is planned to run at 1.5Ghz and Texas Instruments will top that with each core ticking at 2.0Ghz. But hold tight, because the quad-core Snapdragon is supposed to run at the breathtaking 2.5Ghz! Read more »

ViewSonic unveils dual-sim V350 phone and dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro

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Just two days before the Mobile World Conference, ViewSonic unveils two new devices that will be showcased at the event in Barcelona, Spain. The first one is an Android 2.2 running dual-sim phone, the V350. The second is a tablet with a dual-boot functionality that allows Windows 7 Professional and Android to work at the same time, at the user’s choice.


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LG Optimus Pad kicks the butt of another tablet in a Transformers-inspired commercial

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LG has issued a new action-packet ad inspired by the Transformers movie, where the LG Optimus Pad is represented by Optimus Prime fighting some Mega…tablet… tron.

Even though the clip is not Hollywood material, the latest advertisement for the Optimus Pad from LG is sure worth a thousand words (and laughs). Just watch the epic battle between good and evil, and I’ll see you after the break. Read more »