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Broadcom pulling out of cellular baseband business

Broadcom pulling out of cellular baseband business

24 July, 2014 | comments (4)

The mobile market is losing another big player – Broadcom has announced that it will wind down its cellular baseband business. The company previously considered a sale, but settled on shutting down the business, which "minimizes the ongoing losses...

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Allwinner announces its first 64-bit chipset

Allwinner announces its first 64-bit chipset

24 July, 2014 | comments (12)

Allwinner announced that it will be launching its first 64-bit chipset by the end of the year. A 64-bit version of Android is ready and will be shown running on the Juno development platform at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October. Details...

Tags: Misc, Android


Mobile devices trump PCs in China

Mobile devices trump PCs in China

21 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Recent statistics reports in China show that more people are going online with mobile devices than they are with computers. Out of 632 million internet users in the country, 532 million (83%) of them were using their mobile phones to connect to the...

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Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

Counterclockwise: Anntenagate, LG BL40 Chocolate, Lumia 800

19 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Hello and welcome to this week's Counterclockwise – our series that looks back in time and brings you your weekly fix of nostalgia. The third week of July has hardly been the most action-packed historically, but it is among the leaders in...

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Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

17 July, 2014 | comments (56)

TSMC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile chipsets, might lose its two most important customers next year. Taiwanese media reports from earlier today state that Qualcomm and Apple are both considering a switch to Samsung as their...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm, Misc


MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

15 July, 2014 | comments (43)

MediaTek has officially announced the MT6795 chipset. The latest addition is a 64-bit True Octa-core 4G LTE enabled chip and comes with the ability to support 2K display. The MT6795 is clocked at 2.2GHz and features the company’s CorePilot...


HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

HTC top execs Ben Ho and Fred Liu leaving the company

15 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Shakeups at the top of HTC continue – the Taiwanese maker is losing its Benjamin Ho and Fred Liu. Liu served as interim COO and was the President of Engineering & Operations, he is retiring after a 16 year stint at the company. Fred Liu was...

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Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

14 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung has filled for a patent in its homeland Korea. The new feature, which the company is working on, will be intended for the Galaxy Note series. The new patent filling reveals that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a method to...

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Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

Apple iPhone 6 cloned before it is even released

13 July, 2014 | comments (73)

Apple iPhones are always among the most popular smartphones in the market and that’s beyond any shadow of doubt. In the past there have been multiple iPhone clones and the tradition is going to continue with the iPhone 6 as...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 camera, exploding S3, Canvas 4

Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 camera, exploding S3, Canvas 4

13 July, 2014 | comments (17)

The second week of July has historically been witness to a wide range of device releases from many a manufacturer, including Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson. Also, former Nokia camera guru Damian Dinning talked about the 12MP shooter on their...

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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 (48)

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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