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Exynos ModAP is first Samsung chipset with integrated LTE

Exynos ModAP is first Samsung chipset with integrated LTE

11 July, 2014 | comments (19)

Qualcomm owes a lot of its current chipset domination on the best (until recently only in town) on-chip LTE connectivity. Samsung is a company that likes to use its own building blocks and the Exynos ModAP comes to fill the void of an LTE Cat. 4...

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Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

10 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Samsung teased a new Exynos announcement today via its official Exynos social account on Twitter. The teaser is very short, with just a teasing text and a cool picture. The tweet says: Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay...

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Flying to the UK? Better charge your devices

Flying to the UK? Better charge your devices

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

The UK announced that it will follow in the footsteps of the US, which recently announced it will require all airline passengers with personal electronics to power them on in order to prove they're not housing any explosives. This will mean...

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Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

09 July, 2014 | comments (19)

It's been seven years since the iPhone launched and smartphone adoption is the US has skyrocketed in the period since. Back then smartphones were in the minority – only innovators (which come even before early adopters) carried around a BlackBerry...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Poland pricing revealed

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Poland pricing revealed

26 June, 2014 | comments (21)

Samsung Poland has released pricing information for its Galaxy Tab S line in a tweet: Ceny #GALAXYTabS w Polsce: 8,4" WiFi 16GB - 1599 PLN 8,4" LTE 16GB - 1999 PLN 10,5" WiFi 16GB - 1899 PLN 10,5" LTE 16GB - 2299 PLN— Samsung Polska...

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Bellperre launches first customizable luxury phone

Bellperre launches first customizable luxury phone

26 June, 2014 | comments (36)

We've all seen the gold Apple iPhone and HTC One, made for people just looking for ways to spend their money. But for some even those aren't enough to set them apart from the masses. Luxury phonemaker Bellperre aims to take this a step further by...

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More cuts to EU roaming rates starting July 1

More cuts to EU roaming rates starting July 1

25 June, 2014 | comments (13)

Smartphone users in the European Union have reason to celebrate as the European Commission's goal to abolish roaming fees have come one step closer to reality. Starting July 1, the highest possible charge for making calls drops 21% from €0.24/min...

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Counterclockwise: Nokia E72, E6, iPhone 3GS and 4, N9

Counterclockwise: Nokia E72, E6, iPhone 3GS and 4, N9

22 June, 2014 | comments (31)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. We revisit some interesting milestones in the mobile industry – iPhones go on sale, Nokia pushes its last great...

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European Union and South Korea partner up to develop 5G

European Union and South Korea partner up to develop 5G

17 June, 2014 | comments (67)

The European Commission and the South Korean Ministry of Science signed an agreement to "deepen discussions in the area of Net Futures". Together they will develop the next generation of mobile Internet dubbed 5G along with evaluating its impact...

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Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

14 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. We revisit the usual suspects – Apple shifts gears with new iPhone releases while Nokia flaunts impressive...

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Samsung and LG may start making quantum dot screens

Samsung and LG may start making quantum dot screens

10 June, 2014 | comments (53)

Korean news agency ETNews is reporting that Samsung and LG are looking to start mass producing Quantum Dot displays. Quantum Dots promise a wider color gamut (by up to 50%) than rival OLED displays, combined with increased brightness and lower power...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone 4, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4 Active

Counterclockwise: iPhone 4, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4 Active

07 June, 2014 | comments (10)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week iPhones and Galaxys dominate the the discussion, but we have a surprise appearance by the grandaddies...

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Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

06 June, 2014 | comments (41)

Huawei announced today its next generation chipset - the Kirin 920. It is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture and uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores capable of working simultaneously. The Cortex-A15 cores can be clocked from...

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Three UK drops roaming charges in 5 more countries

Three UK drops roaming charges in 5 more countries

05 June, 2014 | comments (31)

UK carrier Three is expanding its Feel at Home offer to 5 new destinations - France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland and Norway. Feel at Home removes roaming charges so you can call and text back to the UK at no extra charge, and even use data. It's...

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IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

29 May, 2014 | comments (18)

In the past we've seen long-term predictions completely miss the mark, so take this as a decent guess of what might happen. Unlike its 2011 forecast, this time around IDC is much more restrained in its predictions, expecting things in 2018 to be the...


LG readies 6

LG readies 6" QHD displays for mass production

29 May, 2014 | comments (61)

LG Display announced it will be showcasing a 6" QHD phablet display in San Diego's SID expo in June. It is readying it for mass production and LG and its partners will be able to use it this year. The 6" QHD display has a density of 491 ppi,...

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Flame, the Firefox OS phone, is on pre-order today

Flame, the Firefox OS phone, is on pre-order today

27 May, 2014 | comments (36)

Mozilla has a mission: deliver a smartphone experience on bottom dollar devices so that people all over the world will be able to afford them. Although the Flame phone isn't exactly the cheapest handset out there (cue the Moto E), it still...

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Canalys: Pebble leads smart wearable sector in Q1, 2014

Canalys: Pebble leads smart wearable sector in Q1, 2014

24 May, 2014 | comments (11)

2014 is said to be the year of the wearable devices as the industry embraces the newest trend. The market for the wearable tech is booming like never before and according to Canalys, there were 2.7 million wearable bands shipped across the globe in...

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Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

09 May, 2014 | comments (96)

Apple officially has purchased audio equipment and service company Beats for $3.2 billion. As part of the deal, streaming service Beats Music would also join the company's iTunes division. Both services were competitors until now, but it would be...

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Samsung opens new factory in China

Samsung opens new factory in China

09 May, 2014 | comments (6)

Samsung opened a new factory in Xi'an, China, where the South Korean tech giant will produce 3D V-NAND memory chips. Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, Oh-Hyun Kwon along with Chinese and Korean officials, Samsung suppliers and clients...

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