Archive for April, 2011

Samsung Profits Drop, Saved Only By Smartphones And Tablets

Samsung Profits Drop, Saved Only By Smartphones And Tablets

Samsung reported a 30 percent drop to $2.6 billion in their Q1 2011 profits when compared to the same quarter last year. The Korean electronics manufacturer blames the dip on falling chip prices and slowing display sales. What's kept going strong, is there smartphone sales, including its Galaxy S series, which have jumped 18 percent from the previous year.

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PlayStation Network And Qriocity Services Questions And Answers

PlayStation Network And Qriocity Services Questions And Answers

Sony's PlayStation Network breach saga continues, having left customers without PSN service for over a week and now with possibly compromised credit card information. Sony claims the credit card information is encrypted, but that doesn't stop claims that the hackers have gotten to it and already offering it up for sale. There are surely many many questions PSN users have for Sony, and in response they have posted a Q&A list yesterday and one more today.

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HTC Wildfire S Review

HTC Wildfire S Review

Expectations around the HTC Wildfire S are, a little surprisingly, high. The third of HTC's new Android devices from MWC 2011 in February, the entry-level smartphone replaces the Wildfire, a device which managed to carve itself quite the niche among pre-pay users and the budget or bulk conscious. Now the S-variant comes to further refine the lineage: we're a long way from the Tattoo, but has HTC done enough to keep the Wildfire S relevant today? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

As night follows day, so a patent suit from one company usually spawns another in return; we've seen it happen with Apple and Samsung, and now Huawei  and ZTE are doing the same IP dance. After Huawei sued ZTE yesterday over allegations of patent theft, so ZTE has sued Huawei today "for patent infringement over its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, cellular wireless technologies in China."

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HTC Kingdom and HTC Rider leak: Euro EVO 3D?

HTC Kingdom and HTC Rider leak: Euro EVO 3D?

Two unannounced HTC Android smartphones have leaked, the HTC Kingdom (left) and HTC Rider (right). Caught in the wild by 911Sniper (here and here), the two handsets look physically similar, but the Kingdom has a qHD, 960 x 540 display; both phones appear to have a front-facing camera, and it's suggested that at least one could be the GSM version of the HTC EVO 3D.

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