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Samsung signs deal to produce Qualcomm’s 28nm chips

Samsung signs deal to produce Qualcomm’s 28nm chips

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 processors, built on a 28nm process, have proven so popular that TSMC has said that it's struggling to manufacture the chips. Qualcomm has recognized that it needs to keep up with demand, and has signed an agreement with an unlikely partner: Samsung. The terms of the deal with Samsung haven’t been disclosed, but an additional partner, United Microelectronics, will begin making 28nm chips by the fourth quarter of this year.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

This week we'll be seeing no less than the AT&T 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III hit stores live and in person. This device has a 4.8-inch 306ppi resolution display, under the hood you've got a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and in the back you've got NFC with several Samsung applications and functionalities to make use of it. You've also got 4G LTE speed, MHL for HDMI out at 1080p for video, and a fabulous 8 megapixel camera with backup from your Qualcomm processor inside.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

Today we've got our hands on the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE from Verizon, a device that'll be out in stores on the fifth of this month. This device represents HTC's efforts to bring most of the greatness from the HTC One series over to Verizon for their 4G LTE excellence in a relatively small form factor. You've got a 4-inch LCD qHD display - the same one as exists on the HTC One S, coupled with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a price of $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate - have a peek at it up close below.

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Pantech Vega S5 boasts 5″ 720p display, 13MP camera

Pantech Vega S5 boasts 5″ 720p display, 13MP camera

Here’s a conundrum for you: how can a phone with a 5-inch display be smaller than one with 4.8-inches? By cutting down on as much bezel as possible, which is exactly what Pantech has done with the Vega S5. IntoMobile has crunched the numbers, and thanks to a “Zero Bezel” technique Pantech has crammed a 5-inch 720p IPS screen into a chassis that occupies less space than Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The other specs are nothing to sneeze at either.

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HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

The Windows Phone Summit placed heavy emphasis on the software features we could expect from Windows Phone 8, with only a brief mention of hardware partners that will support the platform when it’s released. Looks like those partners are already busy behind the scenes: The Verge has been handed information from a trusted source on three HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets that are in the pipeline, codenamed Zenith, Accord, and Rio.

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Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

One of the hardware announcements at yesterday’s Windows Phone Summit was that Qualcomm would continue to power Windows Phone handsets going forward. Microsoft had also worked with the company to bring dual-core support to the platform, but exact processor details weren’t dished out at the time. Qualcomm has reached out to Engadget to clarify that Snapdragon S4 Plus chips will be used in Windows Phone 8 devices.

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DISH and Qualcomm team up for satellite chipset

DISH and Qualcomm team up for satellite chipset

Seems like everyone wants to make use of the new Snapdragon S4 SoC, with DISH and Qualcomm announcing a partnership that will see the popular chipset used in upcoming wireless devices. DISH is hoping to create mobile handsets that will be able to take use of the integrated 3G and LTE radios while also leveraging a satellite mode. DISH looks to be utilizing its spectrum to deliver wireless broadband on the ground in addition to its satellite service.

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Qualcomm continues Windows Phone dominance with Apollo

Qualcomm continues Windows Phone dominance with Apollo

This week the folks at Qualcomm have confirmed that they'll be working with manufacturers across the board to put their own Snapdragon processor line in to Windows Phone 8 Apollo devices. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 lineup had been completely covered by Qualcomm chips thus far, and an announcement that they will continue to do so should be seen as a good sign for the company's future worth for Microsoft.

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Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 is certainly proving to be popular, and has now made the jump to televisions, tablets, and Windows 8 PCs in addition to smartphones. We’re used to seeing the dual-core 1.5Ghz chip in the this year’s range of high-end phones, but Qualcomm will be extending the line to include additional dual-core variants plus quad-core chips.

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