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Vodafone to enhance TV services with LTE

Vodafone Germany is preparing to use LTE (Long Term Evolution) to enhance TV services, while the arrival of smartphones and tablets from Samsung and HTC in the beginning of next year will help the technology take off in Europe.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 September, 2011 01:40

Tags: Vodafone Germany, Networking, IFA

Acer's Aspire S3 looks to capture MacBook Air feel

Acer has introduced the Aspire S3, an ultrabook that will start shipping this month and cost from €799 (US$1,134), the company said during a launch event at the IFA consumer electronics show.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 02 September, 2011 20:20

Tags: IFA, hardware systems, acer

Toshiba takes on Apple with slim tablet, light ultrabook

Toshiba is hoping to improve its fortunes in the tablet market with the Android Honeycomb-based AT200, which is only 7.7 millimeters thick.It is also getting onboard Intel's Ultrabook push with the Portégé Z830.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 02 September, 2011 02:14

Tags: IFA, hardware systems, toshiba, laptops, tablets

Samsung reveals Android-based notepad, updates tablet

Samsung is expanding its Galaxy family of Android-based devices with the Note, which allows users write directly on the device’s screen with a digital pen. The company also introduced the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which comes with a Super AMOLED Plus display, at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 September, 2011 20:09

Tags: consumer electronics, IFA, Samsung Electronics, Handhelds / PDAs

Sony Ericsson speeds up the Xperia Arc

Sony Ericsson will upgrade its Android-based Xperia Arc smartphone with a faster processor, the company announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 September, 2011 04:17

Tags: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, consumer electronics, IFA, smartphones

Sony to ship first Android-based tablet in September

Sony's Android Honeycomb-based single and dual-screen tablets will be called Tablet S and Tablet P, and cost from €479 (US$690) and €599, the company said on Wednesday at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 September, 2011 02:47

Tags: IFA, hardware systems, tablets, sony, Android tablets

Samsung launches Bada phones with ChatOn service

Samsung Electronics has introduced three new smartphones based on its own operating system Bada, including the new flagship model Wave 3, which includes a software client for the company's new messaging service ChatOn, Samsung said on Tuesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 August, 2011 19:46

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics

Samsung postpones tablet launch in Australia

Due to its ongoing legal battle with Apple, Samsung Electronics decided to delay the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia following a hearing on Monday in the Federal Court of Australia, the company said in a statement.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 August, 2011 01:32

Tags: Apple, intellectual property, legal, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, patent, tablets, Android tablets

Samsung adds LTE to a phone and a tablet for Europe

Samsung has updated its Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet, increasing processor speeds and adding the ability to connect to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks operating on three different frequency bands used in Europe.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 August, 2011 20:37

Tags: consumer electronics, telecommunication, 4g, Android, Mobile OSes, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, mobile

Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 August, 2011 02:50

Tags: consumer electronics, IFA, Android, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, TVs, tablets, Android tablets, Blackberry

Nokia launches cheapest dual-SIM phone yet

Nokia has launched the 101, the company's most affordable dual-SIM phone to date, which allows users in developing countries to switch between two different networks to lower costs and expand coverage, the company said on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 August, 2011 20:35

Tags: Nokia, mobile

Nokia looks to attract users with new Symbian phones

Nokia announced Belle, an update of Symbian, along with three phones running the software, on Wednesday at an event in Hong Kong, as it tries to keep consumers interested in the OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 August, 2011 00:16

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, Nokia, mobile

SDK for Windows Phone 7.5 apps will arrive in September

The final version of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 will arrive at the end of September. It allows developers to take advantage of new features in Windows Phone 7.5, also known as Mango, Microsoft said in a blog post on Tuesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 August, 2011 20:11

Tags: application development, Microsoft, Mobile OSes, smartphones, Smartphone applications, software, mobile, Windows Phone, mobile applications, Development tools, consumer electronics

Amazon adds in-memory caching to its cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a public beta test of ElastiCache, which is designed to allow enterprises to speed up their Web applications, the company said on Monday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 August, 2011 22:42

Tags: Amazon Web Services, amazon.com, web services, development platforms, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Infrastructure services

Microsoft readies app submission process for Mango

Microsoft will release a detailed overview of the Mango app submission process later on Tuesday, the company said in a blog post, as it prepares to release the first major update to Windows Phone 7.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 August, 2011 19:54

Tags: application development, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Mobile OSes, smartphones, Smartphone applications, software, mobile, Windows Phone, mobile applications

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