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February 11, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 confirmed as 10 inch tablet

by Darren Allan
Those who aren't impressed with the smaller 7 inch tablets, like the original Galaxy Tab, have something more tempting coming their way from Samsung. We already knew the Galaxy Tab 2 was going to be shown at Samsung's MWC presentation on Sunday evening, starting 7.30pm, thanks to a leaked PR plan. But ...

February 9, 2011

HP TouchPad unveiled, webOS tablet

by Darren Allan
There's another tablet on the way – don't all cheer at once, now. Although at least this is a bit different to the legion of Android tablets which is stomping towards 2011 like an army of homicidal cyborgs sent back from the future. Perhaps. HP has unveiled the TouchPad, a webOS powered slate which is happily hopping on the ...

February 7, 2011

HTC Pyramid dual-core smartphone on the way

by Darren Allan
Rumour has it that HTC has a dual-core smartphone in the pipeline. According to the Android and Me site, two inside sources claim that the HTC Pyramid is an Android handset which will be running a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Other leaked specs include a large 4.3 inch display, and it's also anticipated that the smartphone could have a pretty chunky camera, capable ...

February 2, 2011

T-Mobile to carry LG Honeycomb tablet

by Darren Allan
T-Mobile will be carrying the LG G-Slate Android 3.0 powered tablet. So reports TechRadar, noting that in the UK, the slate will likely be known as the LG Optimus Pad. As we stated in a previous story, the tablet will boast a 9 inch display, and it's 3D capable too. However, while we ...

January 30, 2011

LG Optimus 2X priced at £470, dated March 18th

by Darren Allan
It would seem the LG Optimus 2X dual-core Android smartphone will likely be out on March 18th, as we'd previously anticipated. Online retailer eXpansys listed this as the projected release date last week, and Play.com has now also listed the handset with the same date. Although at eXpansys, the 2X is priced up at £500 sim-free, the recommended retail. ...

January 24, 2011

LG Optimus 2X will also come in white

by Darren Allan
The LG Optimus 2X smartphone, which boasts Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor, is now out in Korea. And for those of you who are sick of waiting for the white iPhone 4, take note that it has also been revealed that there will be a white version of the 2X. 3G.co.uk reports that the white ...

January 22, 2011

LG Optimus 2X now launching in March?

by Darren Allan
Last week, we reported about online retailer eXpansys putting the LG Optimus 2X up with a February 21st release date. We thought that might have been optimistic, and indeed it seems that way, with the retailer now having revised the date to March 18th. The dual-core smartphone costs £500 sim-free, although eXpansys has now put some ...

January 16, 2011

Rim set to ship 1m BlackBerry PlayBooks in Q1

by Darren Allan
Figures have emerged for the amount of BlackBerry PlayBook tablets which Rim is planning to ship when the tablet launches in March (although it won't be out until Q2 over here). According to the ever-present DigiTimes sources, that number will be a nice round million units. It shows Rim is expecting their device to do well. And why shouldn't it? ...

January 11, 2011

LG Optimus 2X out in February?

by Darren Allan
We heard this morning about LG's hopes to sell quadruple the number of smartphones in 2011 than the company managed in 2010. And a big part of that 30 million sales target will be the LG Optimus 2X, the high powered handset which will feature an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor. Promising multi-tasking which is smoother than a greased ski-slope, the ...

January 6, 2011

Intel introduces Sandy Bridge second-gen Core processors

by Darren Allan
Intel has officially introduced its second generation Core processors, known as Sandy Bridge, at CES. The processors represent a big step forward on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the fact that they come with a built-in graphics solution. The big difference from today's integrated graphics being that this is actually a viable solution for mainstream ...

December 16, 2010

LG Optimus 2X announced, dual-core Android phone

by Darren Allan
LG has taken the wraps off a new dual-core Android smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X. Nestling under the bonnet of this handset is an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor, which should mean this phone runs smoother than a twenty-year-old malt being poured down a ski slope. LG is promising smoother web browsing and application multi-tasking with “virtually no screen lag” (although ...

December 7, 2010

Google exec shows off Android powered Motorola tablet

by Darren Allan
Google's Vice President of Engineering, Andy Rubin, had a surprise up his sleeve at an interview which took place at the D: Dive into Mobile event in San Francisco yesterday. He pulled out not just the Nexus S, successor to Google's Nexus One smartphone, but also an unnamed Motorola prototype tablet running Honeycomb, the next version of Android which ...

November 16, 2010

LG Star leaked, dual-core Tegra 2 smartphone

by Darren Allan
LG has an impressive handset in the works, with leaked snaps and specs of the phone which is currently codenamed the Star being published by Engadget. It will apparently be a stock Android phone (there's a big Google logo on its rear), and given that it's coming early next year, may well run the Gingerbread OS, although that wasn't confirmed by ...

September 9, 2010

Qualcomm to produce 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon next year

by Darren Allan
Qualcomm has announced that it will be hitting the market with a beefy 1.5GHz processor next year. V3.co.uk reports that at the IQ 2010 conference, CEO Paul Jacobs revealed that the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon will appear later on in 2011. A dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon will be in production earlier than that, and should be out in the first half of next year. While ...

June 1, 2010

1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon announced

by Darren Allan
Qualcomm has announced a new 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chipset for mobile phones. Not only are we talking more grunt, but lower power consumption too. Meaning that your mobile phone – or tablet – battery will last longer. The new chipset will feature a GPU with 2D and 3D support, and will be able to handle 1080p HD video. According to TechRadar, it will ...