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Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD hands-on and unboxing

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD hands-on and unboxing

This week we're having a peek at not one, but two Huawei Android devices with quad-core processors that are set to blast away the competition - or so it would seem. This is the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet with a 10.1-inch display that's high definition to the max - 1920 x 1200 pixels with a 16:10 aspect ratio on a chassis that just 8.8mm thin. The device is ever so slightly heavy at 580g, but the innards here make up for whatever's lost in heft.

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T-Mobile Roadmap releases Windows Phone 8X on November 14th

T-Mobile Roadmap releases Windows Phone 8X on November 14th

Just incase you didn't know that the Windows Phone 8X was coming to T-Mobile, an alledged roadmap of the carrier's upcoming releases has made it clear. This roadmap from TmoNews also lists the LG Optimus L9 Android device, a Samsung Toba (possibly a tablet we've not heard of before), and a Dell BMW - this very likely being a laptop ready for action with Windows 8, starting up T-Mobile's laptop efforts again like AT&T is doing with their set of notebook releases. This list goes on as well, showing off a color refresh for the Galaxy S II and a BlackBerry Armstrong device.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 11, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, folks - just one more work day and the glorious weekend is here once again. This afternoon we heard that both the iPad Mini and the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro - neither of which officially exist yet, remember - have been delayed due to problems with component yields, but not long after, analysts were saying that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is still on track to launch this year. Apple has managed to delay the ban of the iPhone and iPad in South Korea, and we learned that the company's new dock connector is nearly impossible to mod in a new teardown.

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Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

This week we're getting our hands on the Huawei Ascend D quad XL, a quad-core smartphone made to bring the brand up to speed with the rest of the hardcore top-tier smart device universe in more ways than one. This device will be spreading across the market in China rather soon with its 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD touchscreen with a massive 720 x 1280 pixel resolution - that's 326ppi, for those of you keeping track. In this initial look we'll do a basic flipping back and forth on the displays and a show of the hardware as it stands here right before the big drop. UPDATE: we now have our Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL full review up and prepared for your perusal!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today Samsung sent out formal invites to its upcoming Galaxy Note II press event in New York City, and we were told that HTC will be backing out of the US tablet market, at least for a little while. RIM is trying to lure developers into BlackBerry 10 with a new "$10K Developer Committment," in which RIM says it will give developers $10,000 if their app reaches $1,000 in sales. RIM also opened up app submissions for BlackBerry 10 developers today, and we heard that the rumored LG Nexus 4 smartphone may be making its debut on October 29.

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ZTE on hack allegations: Ban every Chinese-made device for 100% security

ZTE on hack allegations: Ban every Chinese-made device for 100% security

ZTE has hit back at a US report blackballing it as a supplier, arguing that if the House Intelligence Committee really believes Chinese hack threats are so significant, all Chinese-made hardware should be rejected. Describing itself as "China’s most transparent, independent, globally focused, publicly traded telecom company," ZTE takes no small amount of issue with the security report's suggestions that US firms should look elsewhere for safe networking, telecoms, and other hardware. In fact, ZTE alleges, its inclusion in the investigation was based solely on its prominence as a known Chinese company, not because of "any pattern of unethical or illegal behavior."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

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Huawei claims US committee was “committed to a predetermined outcome”

Huawei claims US committee was “committed to a predetermined outcome”

In a quickfire response back to accusations that Huawei and ZTE were less than desirable when it came to international companies bringing technology to the USA, the latter company has made it clear that they couldn't disagree more with the US commission's message. In an extended note from Huawei, they begin by saying that "despite our best effort, the Committee appears to have been committed to a predetermined outcome." Huawei is not pleased with what the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has done to their image, needless to say.

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US lawmakers list five must-dos to block Huawei and ZTE hack-threat

US lawmakers list five must-dos to block Huawei and ZTE hack-threat

The US committee calling for ZTE and Huawei to be blackballed as suppliers has released a five-strong list of recommendations to protect against Chinese cyberterrorism, including demanding more government insight into private sector tech deals. The House Intelligence Committee report concludes that American companies should "use another vendor" and highlights the potential for damage when "critical infrastructure" such as the electricity supply, banking, water, and other systems are "incredibly connected." As for the Chinese firms in question, despite their protestations that they have been open and honest, "Huawei and ZTE provided incomplete, contradictory, and evasive responses to the Committee’s core concerns" the committee chairman said in a statement today.

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