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Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Qualcomm has unexpectedly revealed a new mirasol mobile display, a 5.1-inch panel running at a whopping 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Last we heard of mirasol, Qualcomm was dousing production plans and focusing on licensing out the low-power technology instead, having seen production issues and the dominance of E Ink undermine its market. However, this new screen - with a crazy 577ppi pixel density - suggests Qualcomm's R&D on mirasol hasn't slowed.

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Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

The original Google Nexus 7 tablet (as manufactured by ASUS) has been tipped to be getting a refresh with new hardware and a launch time around June or July. This updated piece of equipment would, if this set of predictions turns true, have the tablet ready to be re-introduced at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer conference. This conference begins next week, starting on Wednesday the 15th of May, ending Friday.

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Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

QUALCOMM has officially announced that it has elected a new member to its corporate Board of Directors. The new member is Jonathan Rubinstein, and brings more than 30 years of experience in mobile, computing, and computer electronics to the table according to QUALCOMM. Rubinstein's last position was senior vice president of product innovation for HP.

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OPPO Find 5 Review

OPPO Find 5 Review

The smartphone OPPO Find 5 was a surprise to behold when it first left the box here on the SlashGear review bench, mostly because when a relatively unknown smartphone brand delivers a package that appears to be too good to be true, it generally is. Here with OPPO Find 5's 5-inch display at 1080p, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, and a 13 megapixel camera connected at its center by a unique user interface, it seemed as though the company had created a pretty nice beast. The packaging certainly does the device some favors as well.

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Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

This week the fabled Motorola hero device called "X Phone" before this week has resurged in the tip lines at the Motorola XFON, complete with Qualcomm hardware compatibility with 4G LTE across all major carriers in the USA. This device has appeared several times in the recent past in both front and back hands-on photos with what appears to be a soft plastic back, a relatively large back-facing camera, and a palm-sized body. It's been tipped most recently that this XFON device will be ready for both AT&T and Verizon this July.

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QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 tipped for production in late May

QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 tipped for production in late May

QUALCOMM has certainly been successful with its existing Snapdragon 600 platform. The Snapdragon 600 showed up in a number of high-end smartphones and other devices including the GALAXY S 4, HTC One, and a number of other devices. That Snapdragon 600 success doesn't mean QUALCOMM isn't looking ahead to its next generation high-end SoC.

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Pantech Vega Iron busts out to break down GALAXY S 4 and HTC One

Pantech Vega Iron busts out to break down GALAXY S 4 and HTC One

With Pantech on the rise in not only South Korea but here in the USA as well, it's only a little surprising to find them teasing their next-generation smartphone "Vega Iron" with a processor more powerful than the GALAXY S 4. Both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One are coming to the public with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a quad-core processor that's easily one of the most powerful on the market today. To outdo such a move, the Pantech Vega Iron will be pumping up with the Snapdragon 800, a processor we've only seen in the lab before today.

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Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

The 2013 MLB season is officially in full swing (pun intended), and thousands upon thousands of spectators will flock to MLB stadiums all around the country every day for the next few months. However, these spectators will be wielding smartphones, so providing a great WiFi experience is a priority for stadiums across the country, and Qualcomm is partnering up with the MLB to make such improvements.

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New Nexus 7 due July tease tipsters

New Nexus 7 due July tease tipsters

Google's second-gen Nexus 7 is on track for a July release but will see NVIDIA's Tegra ousted in favor of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, tipsters claim, with newly aggressive pricing ramping up the challenge to the iPad mini. The search giant has a strategy of market saturation, targeting up to eight million shipments of the 7-inch tablet in the second half of this year, a duo of insiders told Reuters; Google is said to be undecided on final pricing, but is considering two strategies, potentially setting the entry-level new Nexus 7 as low as $149.

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