Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Fujitsu’s Keyboard of the Future Requires No Hardware Keys

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Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of a Gesture Keyboard experience for touchscreen tablets that does not require physical or hardware keys. In a similar usage scenario to Microsoft’s Touch Keyboard cover for that company’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Fujitsu’s keyboard concept is a separate, external keyboard so users would not need to directly […]

Huawei’s Galaxy S4 Look-A-Like Leaked

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We still have no idea what Samsung’s Galaxy S4 flagship would look like at this time officially, but Huawei may have something that challenges the South Korean smartphone while at the same time cloning some of its aesthetics. The Huawei Ascend G710 smartphone was recently leaked on Twitter by userĀ @evleaks and shows some Samsung-inspired design […]

Will These Bendable, Stretchable Batteries Make It to to iWatch, Galaxy Watch?

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With technologies maturing behind flexible OLED displays, bendable glass, and foldable batteries, it looks like the time is ripe for wearable computing form factors such as the much rumored Apple iWatch or the Samsung Altius Galaxy Watch. The latest battery innovation is for a new Lithium ion battery that not only can fold upon itself–which […]

Microsoft Hints at 7-Inch Windows Tablet

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Speaking at theĀ Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft finance head Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft is open on exploring Windows tablets with different sizes and form factors. This could mean that Windows 8 and Windows RT slates, like Microsoft’s own Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, could be released with a 7-inch display […]

HTC Sense 5.0 UI on HTC M7 Smartphone: Inspired by Microsoft’s Live Tiles?

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In another batch of leaked photos revealing the unannounced and oft-rumored HTC M7 smartphone, HTC’s latest Sense user interface was spotted with a refreshed look and feel. Though unannounced, the major revision to the Sense software may get branded as HTC Sense 5.0 once the Android user interface overlay gets announced with the latest HTC […]

HTC: Still Evaluating Phablet Market, But Says Consumers Want Sub-5-Inch

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We had a casual sit down conversation with Jeff Gordon of HTC Americas at the Consumer Electronics Show and we asked about the company’s plans for the emerging phablet market and the competitive tablet market. According to HTC, the company is still trying to evaluate the phablet market, but in general consumers do not want […]

Apple to Redesign Retina iPad in March 2013 With Design Cues From iPad mini

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Ahead of Christmas, a report surfaced online claiming that Apple will be redesigning the larger 9.7-inch iPad with Retina Display for a new release in March 2013, or roughly half a year since the fourth generation iPad was introduced, which itself made a debut some six months after the third generation iPad with incremental changes. […]

A Phablet Owner’s Wishlist for Android 5.0: Forced Tablet UIs

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Over the last few years, Google has made great strides in bringing a great user experience to the smartphone and to the tablet. With the debut of the Motorola Xoom almost two years ago, Google debuted Android 3.0, which for the first time brought the Android OS to the big screen officially with a new […]

HP Elitebook Revolve: A Windows 8 Tablet with a Twist

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While convertible hybrid tablets with keyboard docks are quickly becoming en vogue, HP’s Elitebook Revolve is a modern twist on an old favorite: the HP 2730p tablet PC. The Elitebook Revolve carries a design that’s more akin to the old popular tablet PCs of yore, but with striking modern lines and a lightweight ultrabook finish, […]

Oppo Find 5 Phablet Gains Extra Girth in Production

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The Oppo Find 5, considered to be a 5-inch phablet with specs to rival the much rumored HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless, has now entered production and the company’s CEO has confirmed that it will be slightly thicker than previously anticipated. Rather than the 6.9 mm thickness of the prototype, Oppo now says that […]

Disposable Computers Become the Trend for Apple

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In recent years, Apple has made eco-friendliness the meme behind its design decisions, highlighting the use of highly recyclable materials such as metal and glass. However, the messaging isn’t without caveats as power users who find themselves outgrowing their purchases year after year may have to part with their purchases, rather than being offered a […]

Is Google Being Complacent With Motorola?

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There is no question that Motorola builds some great hardware, and my colleague Josh Smith’s review of the Droid RAZR HD shows that Motorola still has a lot of game left despite hemorrhaging money still in the uber-competitive smartphone space. However, under the ownership of Google, it seems that Motorola is beginning to lose its […]

Early Padfone 2 Certification Shows LTE, But No U.S. Support

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Asus is scheduled to hold its Padfone 2 media event to announce the device on October 16, but ahead of the announcement we now know a little bit more about the transforming smartphone. The second-generation device has been rumored to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. […]

Smartphone Wars: Nokia Rumored to Go After HTC for 8X Design, Things May Get Awkward for Microsoft

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After Apple’s victory over Samsung regarding the latter company’s infringing smartphone designs, it appears that Nokia may be going after rival Windows Phone-maker HTC for the company’s HTC 8X design, which looks eerily similar to Nokia’s Lumia series device with its colorful polycarbonate shell. Nokia’s marketing head had already acknowledged the similarities between his company’s […]

Scratching the Surface of Design Challenges with the iPhone 5

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I’ve wondered about this in the past with Apple’s iPhone and iPad lineup, as well as with other gadgets. Apple is acknowledged for its design prowess and creating some beautiful gadgets. Other gadget makers also create some beautiful devices as well. With the latest iPhone 5, many are talking about just how beautiful the design […]

Asus to Announce Second-Generation Padfone Oct. 16

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Asus, which has made a name for itself by exploring hybrid, convertible form factors in mobile with the Transformer Pad series (nee Eee Pad Transformer) and brought the same transforming sleekness to the phone and tablet with the much delayed first-generation Padfone. It looks like the company is committed to that form factor and Asus […]

iPhone 5 Is World’s Thinnest Smartphone?

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When Apple announced the iPhone 5 on stage, the company made the claim that the smartphone is the world’s thinnest smartphone measuring at just 7.6 mm thin, or roughly 18 percent thinner than the previous versions, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. While Apple’s design is impressive, Twitter became abuzz with Apple’s marketing claim shortly […]