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Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

This week the folks at Qualcomm have revealed earnings for their fiscal Q1 of 2013, offering rather positive news for shareholders: a better outlook for the rest of the year than previously expected. With announcements of the new Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors earlier this month, Qualcomm has revealed that they're now in a position that's ripe for growth throughout the upcoming year: "We are pleased to be raising our revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2013."

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hands-on and Unboxing

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hands-on and Unboxing

This afternoon we've gotten our hands on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey for the first time off the showroom floor, and this Windows Phone 8 combination with Samsung hardware prowess is looking like a winner right out of the box. This machine is going to be available to you starting today from Verizon complete with 4G LTE and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor under a lovely 4-inch WVGA display. Will this new Samsung hero for the Windows Phone 8 universe be enough to take out the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC Windows Phone 8X competition?

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Samsung and Apple one-brand manufacturing puts competition on notice

Samsung and Apple one-brand manufacturing puts competition on notice

This week it's been made clear - or perhaps just clearer than ever before - that a company able to manufacture its own device components is a company that will thrive. According to the readouts from Gartner showing 2012's top consumers in the semiconductor universe specifically, Samsung and Apple are out in front of the pack - by a significant margin. Semiconductors, mobile processors, and hardware from displays to memory cards are all a part of this puzzle, and as the two next entries on that list show with double-digit percentage drops show, it's not just Apple and Samsung that are floating upward here coming into 2013, it's mobile smart devices as a whole (and all their little bits and pieces).

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z revealed with not-quite-Nexus specs

Sony Xperia Tablet Z revealed with not-quite-Nexus specs

Today Sony has made a bit of a soft announcement of their next-generation hero tablet, that being the Xperia Tablet Z: complete with a quad-core processor and a rather thin body. This machine is just about as strait up rectangular a tablet as we've ever seen with extremely tight (but not quite square) corners and what appears to be a slightly odd aspect ratio bezel around its 10.1-inch display. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is also set to bring on none other than Sony's own "S-Force" virtual surround sound system - strange stuff!

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Qualcomm EVP Murthy Renduchintala waxes futuristic in the Personal Media Hub

Qualcomm EVP Murthy Renduchintala waxes futuristic in the Personal Media Hub

This week we got the opportunity to have a chat with Qualcomm's EVP Murthy Renduchintala who made it clear that the company's future isn't just in making high-efficiency next-level processing power SoCs, but to make the smartphone (or smart device) the center of your world definitively. Speaking about how as Qualcomm aims to keep the entire mobile processor experience both high efficiency and high power, Renduchintala made the case for the company's foresight for a world where it's no longer a case-by-case basis in which you share and interact with the media you associate with, it's more of a management situation. You won't even think about it all, you'll just do it.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 600 quad-core mobile processors head off 2013

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 600 quad-core mobile processors head off 2013

Today the folks at Qualcomm have outlined their next generation in mobile processing for premium and high-end smart devices galore, starting with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and aiming for a double-whammy with the Snapdragon 600 too. These processors not only take what the Snapdragon SoCs of the past have done and make with the amplification, they also introduce new technology for connectivity, performance, and location services.

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Pantech Discover smartphone brings 13MP camera and 720p for $50

Pantech Discover smartphone brings 13MP camera and 720p for $50

This week AT&T has revealed the Pantech Discover, a smartphone for the budget market with top-tier specifications. This machine has a 720p display and a massive 13 megapixel camera and it'll all be delivered for a mere $50 USD. This machine is also quite the looker with aesthetics that remind us of Pantech machines from yesteryear with a brand new smooth flair for the future.

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HTC M7 specifications leak with hint of new Sense

HTC M7 specifications leak with hint of new Sense

This week one of the biggest points of interest in the leaked or otherwise tipped or rumored smartphone department has been the HTC M7, and today we've got a batch of new details for you straight from the anonymous barn. This machine is set to be working with an "all black design", it's being said today by a source speaking with HTC Source, and will be coming with a new version of HTC Sense that's both clean and simple - not generally what Sense is all about (so to speak). This device will still not likely be appearing until at least after next week as next week is CES 2013, but you never know!

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Motorola DROID RAZR M HD leaked with details

Motorola DROID RAZR M HD leaked with details

A few details have been leaked by an anonymous tipster as to what the next-generation DROID RAZR M will be, building on the greatness of the already fabulous palm-sized beast. We had our first look at the original DROID RAZR M earlier this year in NYC, the reveal event also playing host to one of the first public showings of a newly minted Google-owned Motorola, complete with Google-minded software choices for Android - like on-screen buttons, for example. Here we're seeing the logical next step for the DROID RAZR M with an "HD" name addition, but the specifications we're seeing aren't quite as solid as we'd hope - not logically, that is.

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Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

It would appear that the folks at Acer have had a bit of a leak in more ways than one this week with a brand new smartphone popping up in the GLBenchmark listing environment complete with nearly all of its hardware specifications. The device goes by the code-name V350 and unless a higher-powered device appears after this, will be the hero or "flagship" phone for the company throughout early 2013. This machine has a 1280 x 720 display (1196 x 720 here) likely over 4-inches in size and is running no less than Android 4.1.2 right at the flag fall.

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