Archive for Jul 31, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

This past week seems to be all about what's to happen this coming August and September, which look to be eventful months. Samsung began teasing its Galaxy S II for its US debut in August, while a white version was announced for the UK around the same time. Motorola confirmed that its Droid Bionic will launch in September and also arriving then is its 4G LTE upgrade for Motorola XOOM 3G customers. And of course the other major event that seems increasingly more certain to be in September is Apple's iPhone 5 launch. Continue after the cut for the full list and video roundup.

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Is Nintendo the Next SEGA?

Is Nintendo the Next SEGA?

If you’ve been following Nintendo news as of late, you know that the company is in trouble. During its last-reported quarter, its revenue slid considerably, it posted a loss, and hardware sales plummeted. In order to revive the ailing 3DS, Nintendo was forced to cut its price from $249.99 to $169.99.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2011

Welcome to another week in review! There were some very strange and interesting stories going around over the last week and today I will run down some of the coolest of them. Samsung Q2 smartphone sales are tipped to possibly beat the iPhone. The thing that helped Samsung the most was the popularity of the smartphones like the Galaxy S II.

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Motorola XPRT Review

Motorola XPRT Review

Welcome to the Motorola XPRT review, this is Motorola's second attempt at a business class BlackBerry killer and its almost identical to the first but with a bigger battery. The first being the DROID Pro and here is our full review. They are very similar devices so we'll just run down the specs and performance for you all to enjoy in case that BlackBerry of yours isn't making the cut anymore.

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LG Thrill 4G Review

LG Thrill 4G Review

Ok guys up next on the chop block we have the LG Thrill 4G with its pretty glasses-free 3D screen and dual-core power. You may know it better as the Optimus 3D as this is a glasses-free 3D device loaded with fun. Between dual cameras and the dual-core cpu you will have plenty to do with this beast. Full details as well as hands-on video are below for your enjoyment.

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New iPhone 5 Silicone Cases Leak, Shows Thinner Profile, Larger Dimensions

New iPhone 5 Silicone Cases Leak, Shows Thinner Profile, Larger Dimensions

More iPhone 5 silicone cases have leaked today. With the next-gen iPhone rumored for a September launch, third-party accessories manufacturers are getting antsy, readying the accessories ahead of time based on insider information. These latest images emerged after some prototype renderings and photos of cases surfaced yesterday purported to be for the iPhone 5.

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Apple Grabs Two-Thirds Of Mobile Phone Industry Profits

Apple Grabs Two-Thirds Of Mobile Phone Industry Profits

According to a new report, Apple's profits have now soared to become an astonishing two-thirds of the entire mobile phone market. This observation comes from Asymco's Horace Dediu after gathering data from the latest quarterly earnings reports from all the major mobile phone vendors.

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AT&T Confirms Data Throttling To Start October 1

AT&T Confirms Data Throttling To Start October 1

Yesterday we talked about the rumor that AT&T may start throttling the data speeds of its unlimited data plan subscribers, specifically the heaviest-use customers that surpass a certain data threshold per month. Well, that's no longer just speculation. The carrier has come forth and made an official announcement today revealing that the throttling would start on October 1.

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Stealth Computer LPC-125LPM Ultra-Compact PC Released

Stealth Computer LPC-125LPM Ultra-Compact PC Released

What you're going to get right here is one small computer, that's an open and shut case. This is the quite unassuming LPC-125LPM from Stealth Computer, a group that's known for it's small and awesome machinery. This device measures 6.1-inches by 4-inches by 1.45-inches, it weighing in at 1.2 pounds and having any color case you want, just so long as it's black. Inside you're going to find a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 55GB solid state drive. Is this the next ultra-tiny computer on your desktop or hidden under your desk, or would you rather have a dual-core smartphone instead? Let's get a little bit more into this situation before you make your decision.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider will be the first of its kind with an innovative slide-and-tilt keyboard to spice up the common tablet form factor---now if only it would show up already. It's been delayed from summer to fall and now signs of its imminent release are finally cropping up. The device has just been spotted in the August catalog for Portuguese electronics retailer Phone House.

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Apple Now Has More Cash Than US Government, With $76 Billion In Reserve

Apple Now Has More Cash Than US Government, With $76 Billion In Reserve

Amidst the political debates over the federal budget and the debt ceiling crisis, the U.S. government revealed that it now has $73 billion remaining as the "financial headroom" before hitting an arbitrary debt ceiling. Interestingly, this figure, which represents all that the government has left to spend is less than the mountain of cash that Apple's sitting on as reserve.

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WiFi 802.22 Technology Promises Wireless Data Over 60 Miles: Say Goodbye to Data Plans

WiFi 802.22 Technology Promises Wireless Data Over 60 Miles: Say Goodbye to Data Plans

It's the news bit you've been waiting years to hear! The folks at the IEEE standards body have today announced a next-generation WiFi IEEE 802.22TM standard - technology that's designed to facilitate wireless data transfer up to 60 miles (or a hundred kilometers) at 22Mbps. This technology is said to work over these great distances by utilizing television bands - without interfering with the reception of existing television broadcast stations at that. Imagine it - connect to your HambergerDLX network anywhere inside your town from your smartphone with no data plan costs. Magical freedom!

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