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Samsung Orion dual-core mobile CPU now called Exynos, production starts next month

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Samsung just unveiled the official name of their much anticipated dual-core processor line-up. It turns out that what was once known as Orion will be the first processor in the Exynos line, a successor to Samsung’s own Cortex A8 Hummingbird SoC that powers the current Galaxy S.

The new CPU, called Exynos 4210, will be based on two Cortex A9 cores, each clocked at 1 GHz.
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Apple iPad 2 enters production, could it use a Super PLS LCD by Samsung?

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According to a Wall Street Journal report, the second generation of the Apple iPad has now entered production. This means that the iPad 2 will be ready to ship the end of February. Last year we had to wait till April to get it.

WSJ also suggests that the fancy ultra high-resolution screen we’ve been having dreams about won’t make it to the new Apple iPad 2. Instead, the current screen with resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels will be used. Read more »

9.7-inch HP TouchPad goes official, flexes 1.2GHz dual-core muscle, runs WebOS

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Well, hello webOS tablet – the HP TouchPad (that’s right, no Palm branding here) just went official. The new Touchpad, which was previously rumored as HP Topaz, is ready to impress with some excellent collaboration with its phone siblings – just tap a Pre 3 on the tablet and your call is transferred from the phone to your TouchPad over Bluetooth.

With a dual-core processor and webOS’s card-based multitasking, the HP TouchPad will eat those older tablets for breakfast… Read more »

Here is a 3D tablet screen on video – watch this LG Optimus Pad hands-on

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T-Mobile US introduced the LG G-Slate tablet over a month ago, but we got the first details and pictures just recently. Today we have an even better thing for you – a hands-on video.

The Tegra2-based G-Slate will be called Optimus Pad outside the States, but the specs stay the same.

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Love is in the air as Angry Birds and Cut the Rope get their special Valentine’s Day editions

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I thought we’d have to wait for Valentine’s Day to come in order to get the special update filled with love for Angry Birds. Luckily, I was wrong and here it is, now available in the app market near you.

The new Valentine’s Day edition is part of an update for Angry Birds Seasons and consists of 15 brand new pig-bashing levels. For iOS users it’ll cost Read more »

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is now official, no smartphone support on the horizon [UPDATED]

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Google just went through their dedicated Andoird event, officially announcing and showcasing Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Android is definitely branching in two directions and Honeycomb won’t be available for smartphones.

Another new thing that came off the press conference was this little cutie – the blue Android bee.
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T-Mobile shows the LG G-Slate 3D tablet and the Galaxy S 4G to the world

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T-Mobile US just introduced officially the Android Honeycomb-ready G-Slate tablet by LG along with full specs and details on their Galaxy S 4G. The focus is without a doubt on the G-slate tablet, which offers a 3D display with 3D stereoscopic video recording, all powered by NVIDIA Tegra2 and the latest Android.

T-Mobile G-Slate and Samsung Galaxy S 4G

The G-Slate is one of the first tablets to pioneer the newest Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which is the first version of Android designed with tablets in mind. The LG tablet has been in the rumor mill for quite some time, but this time it’s the real deal. Read more »

T-Mobile USA to offer the Dell Streak 7 for just $200 on 2 February

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The successor to the tablet-phone Dell Streak 5, the Dell Streak number 7 is set to launch for T-Mobile USA in a couple of days confirming the rumored price of under $300. This HSPA device can be yours for just 199.99 US dollars on a 2year contract with T-Mobile USA or 450 bucks if you want to save yourself the monthly fees and get it no strings attached. Just as a comparison, the Galaxy Tab’s contract-free price is still around $600.


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Google gives the world a taste of Honeycomb on 2 February

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February 2nd is the date we’ve been waiting for. Google is holding a special Android event in its Californian headquarters about the next Android installment – the Honeycomb, the Android ecosystem and some hands-on demos.

Google showed off the Honeycomb on numerous occasions, but it’s never done an official presentation, only teasers. It seems the time has finally come.

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HP and Palm to announce something big, something small and even more on 9 February

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Ever since HP bought Palm I have been itching to find out how the webOS would evolve and in what devices would it be featured next. We just got hold of a Palm UK newsletter confirming that the press event on 9 February is about the latest and greatest HP-slash-Palm devices and even more.

Earlier this month HP teased its upcoming press event is going to be about the WebOS. But there was no word of Palm. It’s almost sure now that on 9 February they are going to announce a tablet, a smartphone along with that update of the webOS.
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The UK sees the Samsung Galaxy Tab get a price cut down to £360

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Now I know you actually want to have the rumored Tegra 2-and-hopefully-SuperAMOLED-packing Galaxy Tab 2, but that won’t come out for a while now and chances are it will come out at a pretty steep price. So why don’t you check out this offer that Amazon.co.uk has for you?

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available on the UK site of the company for a mere £360. That’s decidedly not bad for a device coming with a 7” SVGA screen, 1GHz Hummingbird chipset and 512 MB of RAM. Plus Samsung promised to update the Tab to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb eventually. Read more »

WebOS-based HP Topaz tablet photos and specs leak, confirm dual-core Snapdraggon

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Palm and their webOS were expected to be the next big thing in smartphones, but unfortunately the company ran out of money before it managed to make an impact. However now that they have the backing of HP there is every chance that the excellent OS will get the chance to prove its worth in the tablet world.

Some photos of the upcoming HP Topaz tablet leaked, along with the detailed specs sheet and it all looks pretty promising. Built around the Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon platform, featuring two Scorpion cores running at 1.2 GHz and the new Adreno 220 GPU, the Topaz will have all the computing power it needs to run webOS on the 9.7” XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) screen. Read more »

Quad-core Tegra 3 and Tegra 2 with 3D in the pipeline, says NVIDIA roadmap

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A product roadmap of the Tegra family of processors leaked today and it shows what NVIDIA holds for the near future. We are already familiar with the Tegra 2 SoC but we are yet to see how the latest LG and Motorola smartphones benefit from this raging beast inside them.

Nvidia Tegra roadmap leaked

What’s more interesting though are the new processors that NVIDIA holds for the future. This leaked roadmap (that is supposed to be announced at the MWC 2011) shows the improved dual-core Tegra 2 3D and the quad-core animal – Tegra 3. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 teaser video and specs leak, too good to be true though

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I’ve stumbled upon some juicy info about Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, but still can’t decide whether it’s real or not. There is some kind of unveiling video and quite a specs sheet including a 3D SuperAMOLED screen, Tegra 2 platform, 1080p video recording, etc.

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New iOS 4.3 beta reveals iPad 2 camera apps and proximity sensor

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The new iOS 4.3 beta 2 for iPad revealed a new homescreen preview image showing camera, FaceTime and Photo Booth icons. This can mean only one thing – the next-gen iPad is bound to have two cameras much like rumors have been suggesting so far.

This image was taken from the preview in the iPad wallpaper settings. You can clearly see the Camera icon (hence it’s should have a primary camera) and also the FaceTime and PhotoBooth icons (hence it should have a front-facing secondary camera). From this point on, I’d guess it highly unlikely that Apple announces a camera-less iPad 2.

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