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Average tablet price drops to $386, says IMS Research

The average sales price of tablets was US$386 during the first quarter, a 21 percent drop compared to the same period last year, according to a report from IMS Research.

Amazon moves to make it easier to cut cost of cloud-based batch jobs

Amazon Web Services has integrated configuration templates and auto-scaling features with its Spot Instances offering in an effort to make it easier for users to cut costs of running batch jobs in its cloud, the company said on Thursday.

Server sales continue to decline in EMEA region, says IDC

Revenue from server sales declined by about 12 percent year-on-year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the first quarter of 2012, as vendors continue to suffer from a slowdown in server spending, according to market research company IDC.

Texas Instruments hopes to expand Android 4.0 to more low-cost devices

Android 4.0 can now be used on low-cost and low-power devices, thanks to a new SDK (software development kit) for Texas Instruments' Sitara processors, the chip maker said on Wednesday.

Citrix buys traffic optimization company Bytemobile

Citrix Systems has acquired privately owned Bytemobile, which develops data and video optimization products for mobile network operators, the company said on Thursday.

Samsung is investing $1.9 billion in mobile processors

Samsung Electronics is investing 2.25 trillion Korean won (US$1.92 billion) to expand its mobile processor manufacturing capabilities, the company said on Thursday.

Android's smartphone market share likely to peak this year: IDC

Google's Android will still be the king of smartphone OSes in four years, but its market share will erode as Windows Phone takes off, according to a report from market research company IDC.

Qualcomm demos next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

Chipsets that integrate the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard and Bluetooth 4.0 are being demonstrated by Qualcomm Atheros at the Computex show in Taipei this week.

Nokia hopes to boost sales with trio of touchscreen feature phones

Nokia has launched three new advanced feature phones with touchscreens offering a "smartphone-like" experience, the company said on Wednesday.

Apple wins battle over nano-SIM standard

Apple has won a battle over the standard for a smaller SIM card, use of which would leave more room for other components in future phone designs.

Samsung buys Swedish wireless chip company Nanoradio

Samsung Electronics has acquired Nanoradio, a Swedish company that develops energy-efficient chipsets for Wi-Fi, it said on Friday.

Freescale wants to make wireless charging cheaper, more ubiquitous

With the introduction of three new reference designs, Freescale Semiconductor wants to cut the cost of wireless charging and offer the technology for tablets and power tools, the company said on Thursday.

Intel's first smartphone goes on sale in Europe June 6, courtesy of Orange UK

The Intel-based San Diego smartphone, previously known as Santa Clara, will go on sale in the U.K. on June 6 via Orange, the operator said on Thursday.

IPCom fails to stop sales of Nokia's phones in the UK

The U.K. High Court has dismissed IPCom's attempts to obtain an injunction against the sales of Nokia's 3G phones.

NFC doesn't cut it on the London Tube, says public transport exec

Read speed is very important when using contactless payments in public transport and the NFC technology still isn't fast enough to be used in the London Underground, an executive from the local transport authority said at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London on Tuesday.

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