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Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

The persistent rumor of a Nokia Windows tablet has reignited, with claims that a 10-inch model running Windows RT is in the pipeline for a February 2013 reveal. According to the insiders, Nokia has been in talks with Qualcomm around using the Snapdragon S4 processor for the slate, with a previous 2012 launch schedule put on ice, DigiTimes reports, after Microsoft itself waded into the Windows tablet market.

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Skifta to challenge AirPlay and Sonos with streaming speaker deal

Skifta to challenge AirPlay and Sonos with streaming speaker deal

Qualcomm's Skifta music streaming system has found itself an A/V partner, with speakers toting the chip firm's DLNA-based AirPlay rival set to hit stores in the summer of 2013. The Skifta team has inked a deal with Tymphany, a speaker ODM (original design manufacturer) whose hardware is rebadged under various brands and sold in stores like Best Buy, to embed the Skifta Audio Module into future systems as the default, replacing Bluetooth in the process.

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Qualcomm announces ultra-low power NFC QCA1990 chip

Qualcomm announces ultra-low power NFC QCA1990 chip

Qualcomm Atheros has announced its new QCA1990, a low-power NFC chip that holds the title of being the smallest ultra-low system-on-a-chip currently available. This NFC chip is 50-percent the size of its competitors, and aims to solve the current criticism regarding the battery usage of NFC technology. Samples will begin going out in Q1 of 2013.

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Sharp and Qualcomm ink $120m IGZO/MEMS mobile display deal

Sharp and Qualcomm ink $120m IGZO/MEMS mobile display deal

Sharp and Qualcomm subsidiary Pixtronix have inked a $120m deal which will see the two companies collaborate on energy-efficient IGZO displays for mobile devices, as Sharp struggles with falling market share. The deal - which will see Qualcomm inject up to 9.9 billion yen into Sharp - follows rumors of the display firm courting Qualcomm among other US companies, after long-term negotiations with Apple production partner Foxconn stumbled. As a result, the companies will set up a joint development on panels combining IGZO and MEMS display tech.

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Scanadu SCOUT Medical Tricorder recalls Star Trek – and it’s real

Scanadu SCOUT Medical Tricorder recalls Star Trek – and it’s real

For those of you waiting for the real-deal collection of Star Trek gadgets and gizmos, you'll find that today is a great day - the tricorder has arrived. The folks at Scanadu have been developing a handheld device that, while not exactly service the same function as the 60's series tech, is certainly Star Trek-worthy in its abilities. This device has been in development for less than a year and will be prototype ready by the end of 2012 - so says the NASA-Ames Research Center-based startup team themselves.

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Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp has reportedly begun talks with Dell, Intel, and other US companies for a potential share in the display firm, in a move that may be designed to put pressure on existing Foxconn negotiations. The discussions - which are also believed to be ongoing with Qualcomm, according to the WSJ's sources - would see struggling Sharp offer up a stake in return for as much as $240m depending on the suitor, with the spoils of the deal being a guaranteed supply of the company's IGZO displays.

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DROID DNA by HTC revealed with world’s most HD display

DROID DNA by HTC revealed with world’s most HD display

The folks at HTC have brought on a beast of a device this week in the DROID DNA, a smartphone with a 5-inch full HD 1080p super LCD 3 display and the highest resolution and pixel density available in the whole entire world. This device is literally the most high-definition smartphone on the market and works with Verizon's 4G LTE network for data speed, also coming packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood for beastly power.

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T-Mobile HTC One S re-issued for free (and in its true form)

T-Mobile HTC One S re-issued for free (and in its true form)

The original HTC One S has finally made its way to T-Mobile from overseas, replacing the paint-covered Blue edition that's been in stores since the launch. The international coverings for this machine are the same as we'd seen in the international edition of the machine here in Matte Black with Micro Arc Oxidation. This process, for those of you that weren't around when the HTC One series was introduced earlier this year, makes the device just about as rough-and-tumble as they come, ready to take on the world without any protection from a 3rd party case - no worries!

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