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Apple said poaching HTC engineers for China tech push

Apple said poaching HTC engineers for China tech push

Apple is reportedly on an engineer hiring spree, poaching staff from HTC and other firms in Taiwan, to speed up how quickly it can develop and launch products and new technologies, it's reported. The Cupertino firm's Chinese engineer and operations staff roster is said to have swollen by several hundred over just the past two years, and is now believed to amount to more than 600.

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Apple large-screen iPad rumored in development with Quanta

Apple large-screen iPad rumored in development with Quanta

Apple is said to in development on a larger model iPad. This isn't the first time such reports have surfaced, and in this case it looks like the details are calling for a 12-inch iPad. But with that in mind, other reports have suggested Apple was working on a 13-inch model. As with early rumors the details tend to vary, but aside from the specific size, this latest report is coming by way of the Chinese language United Daily News and states that Apple is working with Quanta Computer.

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Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel is matchmaking vendors and manufacturers in an attempt to ensure the success of its ultrabook segment, pushing brand names into the embrace of ODMs promising ultraportables as cheap as $599. Epson, Onkyo, ViewSonic, Mustek, Motion Computing, WiPro and Positivo have all placed orders with Pegatron and ECS, DigiTimes reports, after Intel put them altogether for notebook speed-dating .

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Microsoft Google cash-in continues with Quanta Computer

Microsoft Google cash-in continues with Quanta Computer

As you may have heard, Microsoft has a rather large patent portfolio, and over the past few months, they've been pressuring groups working with Google-based operating systems to sign licensing deals with them to avoid patent suits. The newest of these up until today was the Microsoft/Samsung deal which included Android devices and a play to have Samsung paying Microsoft per device produced. A similar situation is now occurring with Quanta Computer Inc, this time the agreement including both Android and Google's Chrome OS.

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RIM kills PlayBook and future tablet plans claims analyst [Update: RIM denies]

RIM kills PlayBook and future tablet plans claims analyst [Update: RIM denies]

RIM has reportedly frozen production of the BlackBerry PlayBook and axed development of future tablets, according to one analyst, faced with lackluster sales of the QNX slate. The rumor comes from Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh, BGR reports, who cites unnamed sources at Quanta, RIM's manufacturing partner, for the intel. Although Quanta had already confirmed that PlayBook production had been scaled back, this is the first sign that RIM may be rethinking its entire tablet strategy.

Update: RIM has called Vinh's checks on the supply chain "pure fiction"; more after the cut

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Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it, given the torrent of tech yesterday, but Computex 2011 only really kicked off properly in Taipei this morning. Intel delivered the biggest keynote, announcing its Ultrabook platform which, the chip giant hopes, will supplant generic ultraportables and grab 40-percent of the market by the end of next year. Sandy Bridge and, in 2012, Ivy Bridge processors will be inside, with slick sub-0.9-inch chassis and price tags under $1k on the outside. Read on for the rest of our Computex day one wrap-up.

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