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MediaTek aims for sub-$200 phones with dual-core chip

MediaTek aims for sub-$200 phones with dual-core chip

We’ve already seen Sony attempt to shake things up in the entry-level market by introducing a custom 1Ghz dual-core processor in the Xperia U, and now MediaTek has announced that it will be throwing its own silicon into the ring. The company has introduced the MT6577 platform, comprised of a dual-core 1Ghz Cortex A9 CPU paired with a PowerVR Series5 SGX GPU and HSPA modem. Everything is designed to run on Ice Cream Sandwich and targets phones with a sub-$200 price.

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HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

The Windows Phone Summit placed heavy emphasis on the software features we could expect from Windows Phone 8, with only a brief mention of hardware partners that will support the platform when it’s released. Looks like those partners are already busy behind the scenes: The Verge has been handed information from a trusted source on three HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets that are in the pipeline, codenamed Zenith, Accord, and Rio.

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Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

One of the hardware announcements at yesterday’s Windows Phone Summit was that Qualcomm would continue to power Windows Phone handsets going forward. Microsoft had also worked with the company to bring dual-core support to the platform, but exact processor details weren’t dished out at the time. Qualcomm has reached out to Engadget to clarify that Snapdragon S4 Plus chips will be used in Windows Phone 8 devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 nixed from pre-orders [UPDATED]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 nixed from pre-orders [UPDATED]

This year we've seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 not once, not twice, but three times (and more) in the wild at trade shows leading up to this moment: when the device actually goes on sale. What we were told earlier today was that at least one if not two or more major online retailers would be launching a pre-order page for this device. What we're seeing now is that not only were these links up, they've been pulled as well.

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Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 is certainly proving to be popular, and has now made the jump to televisions, tablets, and Windows 8 PCs in addition to smartphones. We’re used to seeing the dual-core 1.5Ghz chip in the this year’s range of high-end phones, but Qualcomm will be extending the line to include additional dual-core variants plus quad-core chips.

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Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Today on the SlashGear test bench is the new Huawei Ascend P1 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. It was first unveiled at CES and we've been waiting for it ever since. As of late Huawei has been making some huge strides with their hardware to better compete with HTC and the Samsung's in the world, and this phone is a solid attempt. Being one of their best handsets to date can it match up? Check out the rest of the review to find out.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE vs HTC One X

HTC EVO 4G LTE vs HTC One X

Now that the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X have been released from customs - or so we've heard - we can start deciding which one we really want when we head to the store this week. What we've got here are two devices of the same mind, each with a 4.7-inch display, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and what very much appears the be the same camera on the back as well. The big difference then lies not in the hardware, but in the carrier - and with LTE on both devices, it might be a tough call - right?

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SlashGear’s NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Game Pack Giveaway!

SlashGear’s NVIDIA TegraZone Anniversary Game Pack Giveaway!

Over the next three weeks we're working with NVIDIA and ASUS to celebrate the first full year of the NVIDIA TegraZone with no less than three game packs that you can grab for yourself! Inside each of these game packs you'll find an ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, a TF300 keyboard dock, a Logitech game controller, and a Jawbone Jambox Speaker - all of this bringing you a setup that offers up "console quality gaming" on the go! Starting today and running through the 31st of May, you've got one chance to win each week for a total of three game packs right here on SlashGear - Transformer TF300 tablets galore!

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Samsung Galaxy S III LTE USA editions official

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE USA editions official

Right alongside the original Galaxy S III announced for the international market here today, Samsung has announced the first USA version of the device with LTE. This device will work with LTE in one iteration and HSPA+ in another, this likely to hit Verizon as well as T-Mobile, AT&T more than likely in the pipeline as well. Have a peek at how the Samsung Galaxy S III is panning out so far below and get pumped up about the USA release!

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