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TSMC turns down both Apple and Qualcomm exclusivity deals

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by 1 year ago
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So how is Apple actually planning to spend the $1B that it will get from Samsung ? Apparently it has offered TSMC almost exactly that same sum in exchange for exclusive access to the latter’s chip production capabilities. Qualcomm made a similar offer, but TSMC has turned both of them down!

Lenovo S2 Smartphone Unveiled

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by 2 years ago
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During tonight‚Äôs CES unveiled event, Lenovo gave people a sneak peek into their new smartphone, the Lenovo S2. While it still does not run the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, its specs made up for the unit. The Gingerbread based phone had rounded curves, a stand-out from the common rectangular shape of similar all black Android units. It has a 3.8-inch display screen with 800x480px resolution that gives an impressive brightness and clarity. It has a clean layout which allows shortcuts from frequently used apps to be pinned on the home screen. On Android Gingerbread, the S2 has a…

Evolution of the Android Market [Infographic]

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by 2 years ago
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The Android Market has grown tremendously since its debut, and shows no signs of slowing down. Android’s open source nature, and immense diversity of devices have all contributed to over 8.1 billion app downloads from the Android Market in 2011. The kind folks over at Cricket have taken the time to produce a nice infographic, detailing the immense growth of the Android Market, some of the most highly downloaded apps, and the key differences from Apple’s App Store. Check it out below! Via:¬†Cricket

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Landing in UK Soon

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by 2 years ago
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Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the sexiest tablets ever made. Having already landed in the US, it’s UK arrival is imminent. Currently the thinnest tablet on the market, this particular svelte Android tablet has received rave reviews – especially for its best-in-class display, where it beat out all its tablet competitors, including the iPad 2. Here’s the specs if you’re interested – and we bet you are. Specs:¬† Display¬†10.1″ 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT Chipset -¬†CP: XMM6260 Bearer -¬†HSDPA 21Mbps¬† 900/1900/2100¬†EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 Memory -¬†1GB (RAM), 16/32/64GB (ROM) Camera / Flash -¬†3MP AF (Rear) + 2MP FF¬†…

LG Optimus Note – Another Dual Core QWERTY Challenger Leaked

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by 2 years ago
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Recent polls suggest that people actually prefer touchscreen keyboards, but this writer would beg to differ. Having made the jump from a Blackberry Bold to a Samsung Galaxy S II, I still have to say that I miss the satisfaction that tactile keyboards provide. With that in mind, enter the LG Optimus Note. Leaked in a recent¬†press shot, the Optimus Note features a very respectable set of specs, and features on of the first beefed up versions of Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, being that it is clocked at 1.2 Ghz, as opposed to the standard 1Ghz speed we have all…