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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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Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

It would appear that United States President Barack Obama will be showing no end to his interest in advancing home-grown scientific research efforts as the BRAIN Initiative was announced today. This research effort will take on the mighty task of revolutionizing our understanding of the human mind - no small task! Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob has let it be known that they are onboard with this effort and, as he joined the press event at the White House today, has assured the White House and the public that they're bringing more than just a couple of their own innovations to the party.

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LG Optimus G2 appears in benchmark-dominating leak

LG Optimus G2 appears in benchmark-dominating leak

If you were thinking about trading in that recently-dominant LG Optimus G or Google Nexus 4 for a brand new monster soon, look no further - the LG Optimus G2 may be on the way quick! If you've been working with the LG Optimus G or the basically-the-same-hardware LG Nexus 4, you know good and well that Qualcomm and LG work rather well together under the hood. Now with the benchmarks we're seeing today, their team up (so good Google had them make the Nexus 4) is back with a second wave!

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

If you were pumped up about the Samsung GALAXY S 4 revealed earlier this month but found its massive display to be just a bit too much to swallow, you'll be glad to hear the tip about a "mini" coming on quick. This smaller iteration of the GALAXY S 4 would take on the design aesthetic of the larger, working with many of the same features but with specifications that point to a slightly lower price on the market.

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Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp has been in a financial rut for quite a while now, and if things don't go its way, it could wind up filing for bankruptcy. Many companies have rallied to save Sharp's financial back by making generous investments. Samsung invested about $111.5 million in Sharp to gain a 3% stake in the LCD panel manufacturer, and Qualcomm invested $120 million in order for Sharp to develop MEMS display technology for Qualcomm's subsidy, Pixtronix.

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Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 600 for Samsung GALAXY S 4

Though the details were a bit less than solid in the official Samsung releases over the past 24 hours, today Qualcomm has confirmed that the GALAXY S 4 will indeed be carrying the all-powerful Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor onboard. This processor is the same motor that runs the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro, devices you may have seen SlashGear work with before. This detail adds to the ever-growing list of specifications that the GALAXY S 4 has the same as one of its biggest competitors in the HTC One, and should prove to create an interesting set of benchmarks for comparisons between the two.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications tease biggest launch in company history

Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications tease biggest launch in company history

This week we're seeing more specification theories, leaks, and downright confirmations coming for the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4 if you prefer) than this device's imminent reveal would suggest. The big Samsung "Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy" invites have been dropped and note a March 14th, 2013 event to be held in Times Square, New York City - if that's not a massive venue, we don't know what is. We'll certainly be there with bells on, but before we get there, let's have a peek at what we might to see!

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MWC 2013 Post-Mortem

MWC 2013 Post-Mortem

Mobile World Congress 2013 scrambles to a close, a week of new phones and tablets, a shiny new venue, and more questions as to whether the days of the big trade show are numbered. It's been a show where the divisions between the mobile upstarts and the current key players have been sharply defined, with ZTE, Huawei, and Nokia all pushing to corner the market, while Samsung and HTC were notable by their relative absence of announcements, favoring their own, standalone events. Nevertheless, there's plenty to wrap up, and seldom has a headline been so accurate in so many ways.

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