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Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

We were here at the Huawei booth and noticed the latest version of their Ascend line of phones. The Ascend P LTE looks strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and even runs an untouched version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS was still pretty buggy, but it was definitely not a letdown.

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Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is a “single use product”

Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is a “single use product”

Qualcomm is pushing to make its Snapdragon mobile chipset brand more visible in the consumer marketplace, dismissing the threat of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 as a "single use product" and even temporarily rebranding the Qualcomm Stadium as the "Snapdragon Stadium" from this weekend. Speaking at a pre-CES briefing today, Qualcomm's Senior Vice President of Software Strategy Rob Chandhok suggested that, while Tegra 2 may have been found in many of the headline-grabbing tablets and phones over the past twelve months, "in the mobile space, I'm not sure that NVIDIA has any more brand awareness than we do." The company is similarly unconcerned about the quadcore Tegra 3.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor details revealed

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor details revealed

For those of you that pick up your smartphone and simply expect it to run, and run well, and don't give a hoot about what's under the hood, keep on walking, because this is detailed specifications talk right here in this post. What we've got here is an announcement from Qualcomm about their upcoming next-generation SoC, or System on Chip, or if you prefer, processor - the big fat engine that makes your smartphone able to run with great power and live up to your harsh, harsh expectations. This is Qualcomm's S4 SoC, complete a brand new 28nm manufacturing process and an undeniably excellent combination: Qualcomm's Krait CPU and the Adreno 225 GPU.

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NVIDIA delaying GPUs over subpar performance and production?

NVIDIA delaying GPUs over subpar performance and production?

NVIDIA has reportedly delayed its GPU roadmap, pushing back the release of 28nm, 22nm and 20nm chipsets over what's said to be poor yields from production partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) along with underwhelming product performance. According to DigiTimes' and sources at graphics card makers, NVIDIA's 28nm Kepler GPUs - which were originally expected to begin shipping later this year - are now not expected to arrive until 2012.

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Qualcomm adds Windows 8 support to dual/quad-core chips

Qualcomm adds Windows 8 support to dual/quad-core chips

Qualcomm has announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft on the next version of Windows. The coming line of Snapdragon MSM8960 processors with integrated 3G/LTE modems will be designed from the ground up to run Windows 8. Qualcomm will offer processors in dual-core and quad-core versions for mobile devices that have Windows under the hood. The processor will be optimized for performance, battery life, connectivity, and graphics prowess.

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HTC Puccini tablet detailed: Honeycomb, 1.5GHz dual-core and LTE?

HTC Puccini tablet detailed: Honeycomb, 1.5GHz dual-core and LTE?

Details on what could well be HTC's second Android tablet of 2011 have leaked, codenamed the HTC Puccini, and expected to be the company's first Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate complete with AT&T LTE 4G support. According to 911HTC's info, the Puccini will have a 1280 x 800 WXGA display - just like the XOOM and other Honeycomb slates we've seen - and run Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8660 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

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Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

A Qualcomm presentation was leaked that reveals its plans for the next-generation Snapdragon processors. The company is quite ambitious, suggesting that it would not only beat existing ARM Cortex A9 chips currently used in devices such as the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM, but that it would also beat future Cortex A15 chips by the time its new chip architecture arrives later this year.

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LTE HTC Thunderbolt supposedly detailed: 1.2GHz dual-core & twin 8MP/5MP cameras? [Updated]

LTE HTC Thunderbolt supposedly detailed: 1.2GHz dual-core & twin 8MP/5MP cameras? [Updated]

The LTE-packing HTC Thunderbolt smartphone will supposedly be seeing a European release as well as availability on Verizon in the US, if a leak supposedly from a German retailer's systems is authentic. According to HTCInside, the Thunderbolt has a 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor and both 8-megapixel (rear) and 5-megapixel (front) cameras, and is headed to German carriers O2, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone in 2011.

Update: Something to be cautious about: the MSM8960 supposedly found inside the Thunderbolt isn't expected to arrive until 2012. Either the chip has been mis-labeled, or it's a sign that this isn't entirely legit.

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