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Samsung pushes iPhone 5 ban while antitrust specter looms

Samsung pushes iPhone 5 ban while antitrust specter looms

Courts at The Hague will rule on the Samsung versus Apple injunction request on October 14, deciding whether or not the Korean company can push ahead with its pre-emptive attempt to have the iPhone 5 banned from sale in Europe. Earlier today, Apple's legal team argued that Samsung had sought to mislead the 3G development process by withholding the fact that it was promoting the inclusion of certain technologies it had already patented. The Korean firm then attempted to ambush Apple, the lawyers suggested, in an attempt to distract from its own patent infringements, and demanding sky-high royalties.

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iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to switch to Qualcomm baseband tips report

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to switch to Qualcomm baseband tips report

Intel might not have long as supplier of the 3G chipsets for the iPhone and iPad, with reports in China surfacing that claim Apple is planning to switch its baseband allegiance to Qualcomm for the fifth-generation iPhone and second-gen iPad.  The move, AppleInsider suggests, does not necessarily confirm the ongoing rumors of a CDMA iPhone - despite the apparent public demand for a Verizon iPhone option - but given Qualcomm's dual-mode wireless chips would at least make that a greater possibility.

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Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

It's not just new CPUs at IDF 2010; Intel is also making a big deal out of Smart TV products and the spread of internet connectivity, highlighting its involvement in next-gen set top boxes such as Logitech's Revue for Google TV and the recent platform-switcher, D-Link's Boxee Box.  Intel's Atom CPU is unsurprisingly at the core of their drive, with chips like the CE4100 taking center stage.

Update: Video demo of the Intel WiDi tablet, motion-recognition system and more after the cut

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Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel has announced a $1.4bn cash deal to buy Infineon's Wireless Solutions (WLS) business, maintaining the 3G, WiFi, WiMAX and LTE company as a separate venture but also dipping liberally into their expertise for upcoming Intel products and strategy.  This relatively hands-off approach to running Infineon is likely to placate the company's existing customers - which includes Apple, who source their WiFi+3G chipset for the iPad from the firm - while will also see them continuing to supply ARM-based chipsets together with Intel silicon.

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Rumored Intel Infineon chipset buy-out could change iPad 3G supply

Rumored Intel Infineon chipset buy-out could change iPad 3G supply

Intel are tipped to be in negotiations to acquire Infineon's cellular chipset business, according to the Financial Times Germany.  The deal, if successful, would see Intel take control of the 3G chipset supply for Apple's iPhone and iPad WiFi + 3G, together with certain BlackBerry and Nokia devices.  However, Infineon CEO Peter Bauer is apparently opposed to a sale, but may be pressured to accept it given the company's ailing fortunes.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 33 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 33 2008

More laptops, netbooks and mobile workstations than you could shake the proverbial stick at this week, with fresh offerings (and more than a few rumors) from many of the big companies.  HP took the wraps off of three mobile workstations, complete with an amazing 17-inch DreamColor option, while Dell and Lenovo both had a version of their own.  Dell went for pure specs, with a maximum 16GB of RAM in their Precision, while Lenovo took a more offbeat view and added a digitizer panel in their W700's palmrest.

A little more compact, Dell launched their fourth generation Latitude E-series models, and SlashGear was in San Francisco to bring you live images.  Dell's attempt for the headlines included 19hr battery life (on one particular model) and Instant On functionality.  All well and good, but Gateway perhaps just eases ahead in the bargain stakes with their new P-7811FX Centrino 2 gaming notebook.

Infineon deny their iPhone 3G chipset to blame for reception woes

Infineon deny their iPhone 3G chipset to blame for reception woes

Controversy about the iPhone 3G's unpredictable reception continues, with a discrete denial from Infineon, the latest party to be fingered for blame making.  A recent analyst's report suggested that Infineon - who supply the 3G chipsets for the iPhone - had released hardware with "an immature chipset and radio protocol stack".  However Infineon spokesman Guenther Gaugler is quoted in Business Week today as claiming "our 3G chips are, for example, used in Samsung handsets and we are not aware of such problems there."