A new court decision will require that Apple address the findings of the July 9th London court decision, which basically states that Samsung Galaxy tablets don’t infringe on Apple’s registered designs.
Windows 8 is on its way out at this end of this year and is Microsoft’s way of attempting to enter into the tablet wars. Microsoft’s approach is certainly unique since they are using the existing PC Windows as the basis of their tablet entry, instead of adopting Windows Phone like Apple did with iPhone OS.
The Samsung Galaxy Note, oh what a debate this 5.3-inch Android smablet (smartphone-tablet) has created. Some haters hate it, because, well, they love to hate things. And others love it, mainly because of its beautiful bright display. I’m going to address a few things with this review because in all honesty, we need to evolve the way we use “smart” devices. And there are a lot of underlying issues that people just don’t talk about, or have a clue about. If we’re not using these devices with any sense, then we’re not really going to have the best experience in the long term.
Apple and Samsung haven’t exactly been on the friendliest of terms lately, continually flinging lawsuits at one another. Even so, they have this awkward relationship where Samsung is still one of Apple’s biggest suppliers. And there’s a reason for that.
Today’s estimate of what Apple can gain from such settlement deals is about $10 of royalties per Android device. What will happen with this revenue tomorrow, when manufacturers will be actively cleaning their devices from last signs of disputed technologies is anybody’s guess.
Reuters reports that Apple is in advanced negotiations to buy Anobit for $400 – $500 million.
Call it bad week for Apple’s legal teams worldwide. First, A German court has issued a ruling in a patent case between Motorola and Apple which could lead to a temporary ban on sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.
There are many ways to pay homage to the Genius design of Apple products. One of them, certainly will invite some attention from Cupertino giant is the Hackintosh movement. The folks out of this group of talented hackers must wear their Apple’s “Cease and Desist” letters as badges of honor or something. Now, 9to5mac.com demo’d a Samsung tablet normally meant to run Windows 7 but running OS X Lion instead; they call it the HacPro Touch.
Samsung is ready to go on the offensive in its ongoing patent war with Apple. Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, so Samsung is getting ready to get the iPhone 5 banned as soon as it touches down in Seoul.
In a conventional modern war, you want to arm yourself with guns, tanks, and fighter jets. In the war between Apple and Google, the ammunition comes in the form of patents and let’s just say that Google has been busy with some stockpiling.
As far as Android phones are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S II is easily one of the best. That brilliant Super AMOLED display, that peppy Tegra2 processor, that super slim profile. She’s an absolute beauty, but maybe you’re not a fan of the color scheme. Well, Samsung is trying to spark some additional interest in this superphone by announcing a white variant.
Since the release of the Galaxy S II in May, Samsung is estimated to have sold between 18 and 21 million smartphones globally, compared to Apple’s 20.3 million iPhones, the report says.
Everyone and their grandmother (almost literally) is sitting on pins and needles waiting for Steve Jobs to cross the stage yet once again to reveal how he’s changing smartphones all over again with the iPhone 5. The latest rumors point toward a September launch, so until then, we have conjecture and hearsay. We also have the latest mockup of the iPhone 5, based on the most recent and most accurate information available.
Apple isn’t exactly a stranger to the whole litigation thing. Steve Jobs and his legal team have been dishing out lawsuits like they were going out of style for years and now the latest target happens to be Samsung. The grounds for the suit? Galaxy S devices look too much like the iPhone.
When the iPhone arrived on the scene it quickly rose to dominate the smartphone world. Then, Android came along and it has steadily increased its market share until it was king of the hill. In much the same way, the iPad is currently dominating the tablet world, but Android tablets are rising to the forefront too. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a prime example of that.
Even though the new payment system at Starbucks is based on a barcode scanner, near field communications (NFC) will really represent the future of mobile payment. And RIM wants to be all over this thing.
amsung and Verizon are opening the doors on Galaxy Tab sales beginning this November 11th. The price is a whopping $600, that’s it, no discounts, subsidy, or anything else. My guess is the first round are in limited quantities, so they won’t have a problem selling it to early adopters who have a deep inner desire for a less than optimized Android tablet.
We haven’t heard a good rumor related to the next-generation Sony PSP in some time, even though a new version has been looming over heads for a while. Well, get ready to crank out some more conjecture, because the latest reports are saying the next PSP will have touch controls. On the back.
Samsung today joined forces with RIM, Nokia and HTC by releasing their own statement towards Apple’s distraction of drawing the competition into their Antennagate problem. Apple’s tests showed the Samsung Omnia II being susceptible to signal loss via the “grip of death.” Samsung took their time in responding, perhaps because Apple uses a good number of memory chips from the company. So Samsung needed to be respectable and remain true to their manufacturing methods, but doing so without losing whiney customer.
It’s been leaked, peaked, and sneaked, but now we have it for real, and its got just about everything we expected, with a bit of unsuspected tweaks; the iPhone 4 from Apple. This is Mobile’s definitive guide to the iPhone 4, we hope it helps you understand what is coming; it will change the very way we communicate.
Samsung is a huge company and it seems like they’re always looking to diversify. You’ll find the Samsung name on all sorts of consumer electronics, ranging from HDTVs and Blu-ray players to multifunction printers and digital cameras. Even within the cell phone range, they’re being pretty darn diverse.
While Research in Motion sticks to BlackBerry OS and Apple does nothing but iPhone, Samsung is different. Even so, we thought that the Korean giant was done with Symbian. Apparently not.
Based on the number of messaging phones that continue to flood the market, there are plenty of people out there who appreciate the inclusion of a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but can’t be bothered with the complexity and price of a true smartphone. Continuing with this trend is the Samsung Corby Pro.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear that the new Samsung Corby Pro is a smartphone. But it’s not. It’s just a phone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. What makes it “pro” is still unknown, but it could be the multitasking aspect, call it a slap in the face to Apple but a $70 phone allowing you to run multiple applications has gotta tell you something. If the iPhone 4G does not support multitasking, many iPhone owners may switch to the Corby Pro.. er not.
Samsung at the Mobile World Congress this week showed for the first time their Super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display (Super AMOLED). The display is five times clearer and offers 20% visibility outdoors in the sun, but does it offer enough power savings for the iPhone 4G?
Looks like I’ve got some good news and some bad news for all the Samsung fans in the audience. Remember how Samsung announced its new bada mobile OS earlier this week and how they were planning on equipping some handsets with the new platform? Well, it seems like we’re getting our first glimpse at the […]
Toshiba is the official manufacturer of the Microsoft Zune portable media player, so there is a possibility that the new Toshiba TG01 touchscreen smartphone could be hinting at an upcoming Zune Phone. That possibility may be slim, depending on your perspective, but the possibility is certainly there. As you can quite plainly see, the new […]
When you are a gadget geek like me, you’ll automatically feel inclined to buy just about any shiny new toy that is waved in front of you. You may not necessarily follow through with the purchase, but the possibility always crosses your mind and it will continue to pester you every time you walk into […]
As you may recall, I had the chance to take the Samsung Instinct out for a test drive last month, but it was the version from Sprint in the United States. I went and did a full review on the iPhone competitor, comparing it against its counterparts from Apple and other touchscreen-equipped mobile phones. While […]
Ever since the Samsung Instinct won that CTIA Best in Show award earlier this year, people figured that it could be one of the best competitors for the hugely popular iPhone 3G. Now that I have been able to use the Samsung Instinct from Sprint for a while, I feel that I am now able […]
Howard Forums is easily home to the largest community of cell phone enthusiasts on the planet and its bold leader, Howard Chui, made an appearance on television yesterday to lend his expertise. In the clip, Howard goes through the pros and cons of three of this season’s hottest new mobile phones. Today marks the official […]
Sprint says that this touchscreen cell phone from Samsung is going to be one hell of an iPhone killer and we’re going to have the opportunity to find out for ourselves starting June 20. That’s the confirmed launch date for the Samsung Instinct, getting much more specific than earlier reports that pointed toward a “late […]
Chalk this one up in the unconfirmed rumor column, but there’s word going around that Research in Motion is working on a BlackBerry that is designed to dethrone the iPhone. And they’ve codenamed it “AK” for Apple Killer (no apparent reference to the assault rifle). This is a decidedly different handheld than the upcoming BlackBerry […]
The CTIA Wireless 2008 show is one of the best places to see the latest and greatest in cell phone technology, so it’s always interesting to see which mobile phone takes home the award for being the absolute best handset on display at the show. After scouring through all the various offerings, the blue ribbon […]
It’s easy enough to say that these phones are attacking the same chunk of the market as the Apple iPhone, but when you consider products like the LG Prada and the Samsung Armani, the Korean variants have definitely taken a more upscale approach by partnering with high-end fashion companies. Not to say that the functionality […]
AT&T wants to prove NASA wrong. The general public probably views the Apple iPhone as more of an entertainment-minded handset than one that is appropriate for business purposes, but AT&T is aiming to market a more business-oriented model that’ll make its way into boardrooms across the country. This internal AT&T slide encourages sales people to […]
Wow, is everyone making a cell phone to compete directly against the iPhone these days? I thought the iPhone didn’t offer anything particularly novel to the mobile phone game — we’ve seen plenty of full touchscreen phones before — but man alive are there are a lot of handsets that bear an uncanny similarity to […]
We all know that the retail price for an 8GB iPhone is $599 with a two-year contract, but how much does it actually cost the people in Cupertino to produce a single unit. You might be surprised by the answer. In the world of video games, there are some rather disparate stories. For each PlayStation […]
I think the stars are aligned tonight, because we’ve come across a simple, straight-forward solution that essentially tricks “iTunes into thinking that the [non-Apple] device is an iPod.” In this way, Fairplay DRM-protected content can quickly and easily find its way onto your favorite Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa, or Samsung Yepp. DoubleTwist Ventures, a partnership […]
Samsung has seen how well Apple is doing with its iTunes music store and now they want a piece of the Action. The Korean company has unveiled their own version, which they have called Media Studio. It is a major upgrade of their existing Yepp Studio software. Using Media Studio, Samsung MP3 player owners are […]
The current struggle for supremacy in the DVD technology sector is frustrating consumers and retailers. The high-stakes war between HD DVD and Blu-ray is certain to escalate this year and could, electronics retailers warn, leave both out in the cold. At the heart of the matter is a disagreement between Toshiba and Sony over which […]
On Monday, Apple, in a move to preempt any threat to its supply of flash memory used in its iPod, has decided to pay in advance $1.25 billion to its suppliers amid growing demands for chips. The payments will be made over a period of three months to some of the leading suppliers of NAND […]
Trying to improve sales of its portable music players, Samsung, said on Thursday it will offer technical support to its online music partners such as Napster and Yahoo Music. Samsung would be following Apples example. By offering iPod owners an easy way to download music, store it on their PC and then transfer it to […]
Samsung Electronics and Napster are forging a technology and marketing partnership to improve the experience of consumers using digital music. The partnership – announced today at Samsung’s DigitALL Inspiration 2003 Showcase by Eric Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing Operations and Digital Solution Center for Samsung Electronics, and Chris Gorog, Chairman and […]
I know how it feels, seeing your phone vibrating and signaling that it has only 5 percent more to go. You try desperately to squeeze in a few more minutes of Angry Birds, clean out your contact lists and read a few more chapters of that self-help book you downloaded a year ago. Then all […]
I don’t think I’ve spent even a single day without my phone’s help to accomplish most of my daily tasks. I had owned a Samsung Quattro before I took this huge leap towards getting myself a cool device like the Oneplus One. Not comparing (at least trying not to), but the Oneplus One has given […]
Smartwatch isn’t the only wearable device in the market today. You can even find wearable sunglasses like Recon Jet, , fitness wrist bands like Fitbit and a lot more. However, smartwatches are the only wearable devices that have been able to give promising results. That can be attributed to the fact that smartwatches simply have […]
Unless and until you are a tech enthusiast who takes his devices and pieces of hardware pretty seriously and is obsessed with figures, chances of you doing some kind of research while buying a router are bleak. All people generally want is a router that can stream them Wi-Fi at a decent speed. There is […]