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Amazon releases video explaining Kindle’s Paperwhite technology

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The new Kindle Paperwhite was hailed as being the best e-ink display on the market by Amazon during their release event for the latest generation of eBook readers last month.

Amazon have since released a video explaining the technology behind Paperwhite, which was reportedly 8 years in the making. Read more »

Sony buys 11% stake in Olympus for $644 million

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Sony has bought an 11 percent stake in Olympus for $644 million with the hopes of providing advances in medical imaging and camera lenses.

The partnership aims at expanding on Olympus’ dominance of the medical endoscope market, as well as on both companies’ consumer camera technology. Read more »

Motorola DROID RAZR M gets gutted, shows everyone how easy it is

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The recently released Motorola DROID RAZR M has been torn down and it has been confirmed that the smartphone is very easy to take apart.

We all know the phone looks the part thanks to its svelte design and nifty Kevlar back panel, but how good is the build quality underneath? Join us after the break for the full disassembly video. Read more »

Intel working on new chipset with dual-core Atom CPU and LTE

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Intel currently has only one smartphone-ready SoC on the market, but it’s already found its way inside six phone models, the most recent (and high-profile) of which is the Motorola RAZR i. The chipset packs a single Atom CPU core (with Hyper-threading enabled) but it does lack LTE, which is a big buzz word recently (especially in the US, where the RAZR i won’t be available).

Well, things are about to change as Intel confirmed it’s developing its own line of LTE modems that will become a part of an upcoming chipset. Read more »

CyanogenMod developer slams Exynos phones for lack of proper support

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Users may find the performance of Samsung’s Exynos processors exhilarating, but it seems the developers who work on custom ROMs for these devices don’t share the same enthusiasm.

Responding to a query on xda-developers forum, CyanogenMod developer who goes by the forum ID ‘codeworkx’ explained why he and other developers think that Exynos processors are bad for developers. It essentially boils down to lack of proper support from Samsung in terms of providing sources or documentation for their processors and when they do it’s either outdated or incompatible. Read more »

Latest Qualcomm ad targets Intel’s new Atom processor

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Following Intel’s recent foray into mobile processing with the Motorola RAZR i, Qualcomm has released a video comparing it to their Snapdragon CPU.

What’s more, Qualcomm are comparing the Atom processor to the Snapdragon S2 architecture, which was first announced back in 2010. Read more »

Nokia is less than impressed with the HTC WP8 event, not afraid to say it

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Chris Weber, Nokia’s Head of Marketing, has a few things to say about HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S smartphones that were just unveiled.

Although Mr. Weber referred to the HTC unveiling as “more than good news for the Windows Phone ecosystem”, he also took a dig a the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more »

Cube U9GT5 is a retina display Android Tablet that will allegedly cost $200

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Chinese manufacturer, Cube, has prepped an Android tablet with a display sporting the “Retina” resolution of the iPad 3, namely 2048 x 1536.

The Cube U9GT5 will allegedly cost just $200 (or less than half an iPad 3) and will probably be launched in China first at an unspecified date. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 image sensor pictured, sized up against the 808 PureView

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A reporter of Hungarian tech site MobilPort was able to obtain a Nokia Lumia 920 camera module while over at the Carl Zeiss booth at Photokina 2012.

It turns out that there were some other interesting pieces of imaging tech and able at the booth and we got some photos of the Lumia 920 camera next to the monstrous sensor inside the Nokia 808 PureView and theN93 one. Read more »

Samsung starts mass production of 128GB memory and 2GB LPDDR3 mobile RAM

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Samsung announced today that its 128GB eMMC memory chips and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM for mobile devices have entered mass production.

At the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012 in Taiwan today, Sammy spilled some interesting details about its upcoming memory chips. Read more »

Panasonic announces DMC-GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera, two new lenses and a battery grip

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Photokina is now underway and we’ve already seen new cameras by virtually every major manufacturer out there. It’s now Panasonic’s turn to join the fun as the company just unveiled its latest Micro Four Thirds camera.

The Panasonic DMC-GH3 comes to replace the GH2 Micro 4/3 camera. Along with the GH3 Panasonic also ousted two new LUMIX G X series lenses – 12-35mm and 35-100mm and a new battery grip. Read more »

13MP mobile camera sensor from Samsung in the works

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Samsung is in the process of developing a 13 MP camera sensor for use in mobile phones and tablets.

The S5K3L2 CIS is set to be able to capture stills with a maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels, 30 fps video. Read more »

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and the updated Fire are available now, basic Kindle e-reader too

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The new 7″ Kindle Fires that were unveiled earlier this month are available right now on That includes the revamped Kindle Fire and also the new 7″ Kindle Fire HD.

The basic Kindle e-reader is also out now. Read more »

Apple says iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, turns out it isn’t

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Apple’s Phil Schiller called the new iPhone 5 “the world’s thinnest smartphone”, but many makers have made that claim for many phones. It happens often and sometimes it’s not true. So, how does the new iPhone stack up against the competition?

I’ve prepared a table with every “world’s thinnest” smartphone we could dig up plus various high-end phones that are competing with Apple’s latest flagship. Read more »

New adapter makes nano-SIMs work in older ports as well

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If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the new smaller SIM cards which are set to be featured in newer devices like the just-announced iPhone 5, then you’ll be happy to know that adapters, which allow them to also fit in both regular SIM and microSIM slots, have already been created.

In the UK, both Three and Vodafone are getting ready to offer the new nano-SIMs as well as these adapters. Read more »