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Apple design teams get closer, working on flat iOS design

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Sources close to Apple are suggesting that the hardware and human interface (software) design teams at Apple are getting closer and more involved in each others’ work.

It’s more evident now that pushing Scott Forstall out of Apple is working wonders in terms of increasing collaboration between Apple’s hardware and software teams. Allegedly Ive is currently pushing a more “flat design” into iOS’s next build. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 camera samples surface, look pretty good

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The Chinese are at it again. The new Galaxy S4 has once again leaked from Chinese site mobile.it168.com, this time in the form of camera samples.

The upcoming Samsung flagship, which is set to be officially announced mere hours from now, has its camera samples compared to the likes of the iPhone 5 and Sony Xperia Z. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus appears on Bluetooth.org

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Samsung was expected to launch a bunch of other tablets along with its Galaxy Note 8.0 at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. One of the more appealing of the rumored tablets was the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus and the good news is that the tablet launch might just be around the corner as it has been officially listed on the Bluetooth.org website.

The listing confirms the model number of the tablet to be GT-P8220 and the existence of an LTE variant. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus was reported to boast a 2560×1600 resolution display and the tablet is expected to rub its shoulders against the likes of Google Nexus 10 and Apple Retina iPad. Read more »

Concept render shows what the Galaxy S IV could look like, some more screenshots confirm specs

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Samsung has managed to keep a surprisingly tight lid on the Galaxy S IV, especially considering that the launch is just a week away. GottaBeMobile partnered with Martin Hajek to try and guess what the Galaxy S IV will look like. The result is cool-looking concept renders like this one:

The design is based on the most common rumors about the device and a healthy dose of imagination. Read more »

Samsung to buy 3% stake of Sharp for $110 million

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Samsung is all set to buy 3% stake of the Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp, who is currently struggling and trying to re-build its operations. Sharp has been mounting up with losses and has had a hard time raising funds after its credit rating status was changed last year.

The partnership with the South Korean firm might just be the breakthrough the company is looking for, to get back to the winning ways. Samsung can also be one of the key consumers of Sharp’s products and can surely help the struggling company to improve its production and operations. Read more »

Images of next Apple iPad case leaks, suggests slimmer body and thinner bezels

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Apple is already working on its next generation iPad and the design has allegedly already leaked in China. As a result we get these images of a case, which is supposedly a custom fit for the upcoming fifth generation of the iPad. The popular accessory maker MiniSuit claims to have got the specifications and the design from a reliable source.

Judging by the case, the next-generation iPad will have a design, which is very much alike that of the iPad mini.The slate should have a narrower design with thinner bezels on either side of the display. Read more »

Microsoft might unveil the successor of Xbox 360 in April

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The much awaited next generation gaming console from Microsoft is rumored to be showcased in the month of April. According to a report from Computer and Video Games, Redmond is currently planning to hold a press event in the month of April and the successor of the Xbox 360, which is reportedly named Xbox 720, might be unveiled in the event.

Furthermore, users at NeoGAF have noticed a domain named XboxEvent.com, which has been registered by Eventcore. Read more »

Is HTC about to release the first Ubuntu slate at its event tonight?

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Canonical, which recently announced it’s developing Ubuntu for smartphones, has put a peculiar countdown on the ubuntu.com website saying “Tick, tock, tablet time!”

Interestingly, the timer coincides with the one on the HTC website, which will end at the start of the company’s press events in London and New York. The Taiwanese company is set to announce its new One flagship smartphone at the event, but could we also see an Ubuntu tablet debut there? Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 rumored to launch in March, priced to compete with iPad mini

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has leaked so frequently in the past couple of months (heck, even Samsung’s head of Mobile Communications confirmed it), that the device may as well be out already.

The latest news about the compact tablet is that it’s set to hit retail in Europe at the end of March for around €359 for the WiFi only version (€449 if you throw 3G into the mix). Compare this to €329 for the iPad mini (€429 with 3G), and you can see that Samsung aim to directly compete with the smaller iPad with their upcoming product. Read more »

ASUS might showcase its Intel powered 7-inch Fonepad tablet at MWC

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7-inch Intel-based tablet was expected to be a part of the Asus CES campaign, but for one reason or another it missed the US show. However, Asus has not given up on it and it might be showcasing it at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona.

The tablet has a model designation ME371MG will be Asus Fonepad, according to a POSTEL database. Another leak, this time from the internal system of an online retailer points to a price tag of 7,900 Thai baht (about $265). Read more »

Asus ME301T MemoPad 10 press images leak

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Only a few days into this year several Asus tablets leaked – a couple of 7” models and a 10” one. The 7-inchers are already official, but their larger sibling is not. Its press images come ahead of the official announcement though, so here’s the Asus ME301T MemoPad 10.

Currently available info points to a 10.1” screen of 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution and a Tegra 3 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A9 with a fifth power-saving core, GeForce graphics, 1GB of RAM). The tablet will sport 16GB of built-in storage and probably a microSD card too. Read more »

UA profiles for next-gen Samsung Galaxy tablets leak, we may see a Galaxy Note with the Nexus 10 screen

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User Agent profiles are a long time favorite of the rumor mill and they deliver again – three new model designations of Samsung tablets were discovered, presumably the Tab 3 series. The profiles give nothing but model number and screen resolution, but with a bit mode digging, we found out a bit more.

The top-end model is the GT-P8200, which packs a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel screen, the same as the Google Nexus 10 (manufactured by Samsung). AnTuTu scores for the P8200 list the OS as 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and the CPU clock speed as 1.7GHz. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 gets priced ahead of announcement

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 slate just can’t put ahead of its announcement, can it? First we got an official confirmation of its existence and then we saw its face twice.

Today the Galaxy Note 8.0 is once again making headlines, this time with some pricing details. Read more »

Samsung GC110 found in Bluetooth SIG docs, may be a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera for Europe

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 managed the impossible – it’s an Android-powered camera that actually went on sale, rather than remain in perpetual “announced” limbo. However, it might have company soon as a filing for Bluetooth certification revealed the GC110 model number.

Unfortunately, info is very scarce – the filing came from Samsung (with Geographic availability listed as “Europe”) and it’s about Bluetooth 4.0 capability (which is what the GC100 has). Read more »

Next generation Nexus 7 rumored to pack full HD display, to be revealed at Google I/O in May

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The Google Nexus 7 is one of the most desirable tablets around, and according to the latest rumors it’s going to become a lot more so come May, when the next generation of the slate is expected to be announced.

According to a report by DigiTimes citing upstream supply chain sources, ASUS and Google are currently working to unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet packing a full HD display at the upcoming Google I/O 2013. Read more »