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Verizon Galaxy S III S4 dualcore beats Exynos in GPU testing

Verizon Galaxy S III S4 dualcore beats Exynos in GPU testing

The Galaxy S III tidbits keep on coming, and after promising battery indications comes further evidence that Verizon's variant of the smartphone will pack a dualcore Snapdragon S4 rather than Samsung's own quadcore chip. Premature NenaMark2 benchmarks suggest Verzion's SCH-I535 Galaxy S III will indeed swap the Exynos for a 1.5GHz S4, presumably the same chipset as in the LTE-toting One X, as Samsung moves to accommodate the 4G technology.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE: May 18th for $199.99

HTC EVO 4G LTE: May 18th for $199.99

We first saw the announcement of the HTC EVO 4G LTE last month, and took another look at it at CTIA 2012 yesterday, but HTC has announced the official price and availability for the handset in the United States. You can expect to pay the standard $199.99 on a new two-year contract, with pre-orders beginning today for delivery on May 18th. The EVO 4G LTE is a riff of the current One series with some minor hardware tweaks.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the next HTC Android-based smartphone to hit Verizon - the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. This device represents what's essentially a side-family to the HTC One series, complete with Beats Audio, an 8 megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside. This device is not part of the HTC One series, but holding it in your hands you might never know it - consider it a hybrid of the DROID Incredible series and the power and finesse that HTC has been pushing with HTC One - a series that's certainly turned some heads on all fronts.

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HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

The folks at HTC have been tipped to be bringing one or more carrier-branded model of the HTC One V to CTIA this week in New Orleans, the device itself announced for a stateside release earlier today. We've heard from sources close to the matter and have gleaned through some fairly obvious-seeming clues (such as the press tag shown here) that HTC will be bringing their HTC One lineup to the show in full force, with an HTC One V USA carrier-laden device more than likely in the pipeline. We reported earlier today via HTC that the group would be releasing the device "soon" for the summer season here in the United States.

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TSMC 28nm ARM chip reaches speeds of 3.1Ghz

TSMC 28nm ARM chip reaches speeds of 3.1Ghz

We may be reaching the point where raw specs no longer matter and the software experience is paramount, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping manufacturers from pushing the boundaries. Chip foundry TSMC has created a 28nm ARM-based chip capable of reaching speeds up to 3.1Ghz. The chip is a dual-core Cortex A9 variant, and based on the “high performance mobile” process.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Launch Rumor Round-up

Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Launch Rumor Round-up

Tomorrow the Samsung Galaxy S III will be unveiled at the end of a long line of rumors, tips, and leaks which we've collected here. The collection of details that've thus far been released will culminate in the Samsung Unpacked event we're attending tomorrow in London, this event set to show off the next-generation Samsung smartphone in all its glory. Though you should, as always, take these tips with a healthy grain of salt, there's also a lot to be said for collecting and comparing them all against one another.

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Samsung Galaxy S III teases Snapdragon S4

Samsung Galaxy S III teases Snapdragon S4

The next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor has been seen today amongst the rest of the wares which Samsung is set to present inside the Galaxy S III this week. The details will all be revealed tomorrow at the big event in London, and we'll certainly be here and there to let you in on the fun, but for now we've got the next best thing: tips! It's inside a newly-published user agent for the Verizon-flavored Galaxy S III that we're seeing this tip from Pocketnow, and the HTC One series that we're now looking to for comparison purposes.

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HTC One X arrives in Canada

HTC One X arrives in Canada

HTC's flagship One Series smartphone, the HTC One X, has gone on sale in Canada, with carrier Rogers Wireless offering the LTE version of the handset from today. Priced at CA$169.99 with a new, three year agreement, the One X has a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD video recording.

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Snapdragon shortage likely warns Qualcomm

Snapdragon shortage likely warns Qualcomm

A shortage of QUALCOMM Snapdragon processors could be very bad news for the smartphone market. QUALCOMM's smartphone processors are the best selling around and are used by some of the most popular and high-performance devices available. A shortage means that smartphone makers might be forced to go with processors for their devices that don't perform as well. This might be a good thing for Nvidia.

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