Microsoft released Windows 8 smartphone

October 29 is not an ideal day for new product launches, but two of the biggest tech companies, Microsoft and Google have released their new smartphones on the day. Because of hurricane Sandy, Google canceled the formal press meet and informally launched its new tablet and new smartphone. Microsoft however went ahead with it’s pre-planned…

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Google announces WiFi Samsung Chromebook, a 3G model around the corner?

Google announced a thinner and lighter Chromebook, manufactured by Samsung, retailing at $249.  The laptop with 11.6-inch screen, weighs 2.5 pounds and is a mere 0.8 inches thick. The manufacturer has rated it to run 6.5 hours on battery under typical usage. Google has targeted the device to serve as a "second device" in people’s…

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Apple wins patent war over Samsung, $1B for damages

Apple’s legal victory over Samsung on Friday, August 24, has won it $1.051 billion in damages. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had copied critical features Apple products iPhone and iPad. This victory can help Apple in increasing its dominance in mobile product market. After the legal victory shares of Apple increased 2 percent to…

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Galaxy Note 10.1 sale started in US and UK

In a bid to upset the dominance of Apple’s iPad, Samsung has released an iPad like 10 inch tablet Galaxy Note 10.1 with a digital pen, split screen mode and similar price.  Starting this Thursday, August 16, the Wi-Fi version of the tablet will be sold in the US, the UK and South Korea. The…

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Samsung aims iPod Touch with Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0

Samsung seems to be attacking Apple from every possible avenues. Samsung has recently announced iPod Touch competitors in the US market on October 16. The device named Galaxy Player will come in versions with screen size  4 inch and 5 inch and named after the screen size – Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0….

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Acer’s unveiled MS Windows and Android tablets, dual screen laptop, and a smartphone

The second largest computer manufacturer, Acer, might be one more tablet device player in the market to compete with Apple’s iPad. Acer is releasing Android based 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets arriving to the store by next April. A 10.1-inch tablet running Microsoft Windows 7, with front- and rear-facing cameras, is expected to hit the store…

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Is something terribly wrong in mobile industry ?

A new research note from Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley in Fortune raises question on the business strategy of majority of mobile phone manufacturers. When you see the pie chart on the right, it is clear that Apple manufactures a tiny fraction (about 2.8%) of total handsets manufactured in the world, not a big…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has come out with an impressive tablet computer to compete with Apple’s iPad. The device measuring 190.09×120.45×11.98 mm is actually thinner than iPad. With 512 MB of onboard RAM and PowerVR SGX540 GPU, it ranks slightly better than the iPad in the inside. A a 3 megapixel rear-facing auto focus camera with flash in…

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Apple’s latest antenna target – Droid X

After the report published by Consumer Reports about the iPhone 4 antenna problem, it seems, Apple has taken the issue a bit more seriously. After the iPhone 4 press conference last week, Apple has posted a few new pages on the issue in its website including, new antenna performance page. The page highlights how several…

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