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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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Nvidia Project Boulder tipped

Nvidia Project Boulder tipped

It's not uncommon for manufacturers in the technology industry to have secret projects in the works. For many things in the technology world secrecy is very important. One secret project that Nvidia is said to be working on is called Project Boulder.

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Samsung investing billions in mobile chip plant

Samsung investing billions in mobile chip plant

Samsung has announced that it will be spending $3-$4 billion on upgrading one of its chip manufacturing plants in Austin, Texas. The Austin Statesman reports that Samsung will be upgrading "roughly half" of its plant in order to make higher quality chips for mobile phones and tablets, and that this process is expected to take around a year. That section of the plant was shut down last month, and when it opens back up in 2013, Samsung will have a variety of new equipment at its disposal.

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Samsung Exynos 5 Dual detailed: You want this in your next tablet

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual detailed: You want this in your next tablet

Samsung has revealed details of the new Exynos 5 Dual, the company's latest chipset for smartphones and tablets, packing a pair of Cortex-A15 cores for superlative mobile power. The new 32nm SoC packs twin 1.7GHz cores and supports up to 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution - interesting, given the persistent rumors that Samsung is readying an 11.8-inch tablet at just that resolution - along with 1080p 60fps hardware deceleration and 3D graphics.

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Qualcomm S4 MDP tablet is not for you

Qualcomm S4 MDP tablet is not for you

You've heard that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform tablet is the most powerful Android slate ever made, that is looks pretty neat, and that it's up for sale now - but let me tell you this: you don't want it. If you take a peek at this tablet and notice the variety of hardware features that are visible from the front of the device (not to mention the bacK), you should instantly be suspicious: a consumer-aimed tablet doesn't look like that in our modern mobile world. Instead this device was created for a very specific set of users, users who have $1,299 in their budget to grab devices that'll help them forward their career or business.

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ARM and TSMC ink 64-bit deal to oust Intel from businesses

ARM and TSMC ink 64-bit deal to oust Intel from businesses

ARM and TSMC have inked a deal for the next-generation of 64-bit processors, paving the way for phones, tablets, notebooks and even servers which outclass x86 chips on performance and efficiency. The deal, which builds on an existing multi-year agreement between ARM and TSMC on 20nm production, will see ARM optimize its ARMv8 architecture and Artisan IP with TSMC's FinFET process technology, slashing the time it takes to bring new, advanced chips to market.

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