Will HTC Return to Its Roots As an ODM?

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HTC began making its mark in the early Pocket PC days by building quality hardware–then PDAs running Microsoft’s Palm-Sized PC and Pocket PC OSes–for various larger name companies. HTC encountered success when it had designed and manufactured the popular Compaq iPAQ PDA, which was later acquired by HP, and later it had designed and built […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design Testimony in Court Calls Up Questions

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In its testimony as part of Samsung’s legal trial against Apple in which Apple claims that Samsung had infringed on key design patents, Samsung principal designer Jin Soo Kim for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 told the court and jury that the South Korean company had already begun work on the tablet prior to the launch […]

Microsoft, Apple Had Inked Licensing Deal for Surface Tablet

As part of Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung accusing the Galaxy-maker of patent infringement and copying the designs of the iPhone and iPad, it was revealed that Apple and Microsoft had inked a deal that would prevent either companies from blatantly copying each other. Reuters revealed that Apple and Microsoft had an anti-cloning agreement and that both […]

Claimed iPhone 5 Caught On Video with New Design

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As the iPhone 5 release date nears, the number of leaked iPhone 5 parts are reaching critical mass. After sharing photos of an assembled iPhone 5, built with leaked parts claimed to be from Apple factories and more comments on a September iPhone 5 release date, we have video of a claimed back and front, showing off […]

Samsung Lawsuit Reveals a Motorola Photon-esque Apple iPhone Design

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In Apple’s ongoing lawsuit with Samsung over patent infringement over the design and technologies found within the iPhone, iPad, and the iOS software, we are now treated to some early iPhone prototypes that never made it the market. When Apple released its unibody iPhone in June 2007, the rest was history, or so we thought […]

Sony Mobile Abandons Keyboards on Smartphones

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Hoping for a new Sony Xperia smartphone with a slide out keyboard similar to older Xperia Pro or Mini Pro models in the past when Sony Mobile Communications was known as Sony Ericsson? You’re out of luck as the new Sony Mobile has no intentions of releasing a new Xperia Android smartphone with a hardware […]

What Smartphone Manufacturers Can Learn From Ford Motor Co.

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While automotive and smartphone industries seem like separate entities with few common shared spaces except for infotainment synchronization with phones, there are lots of advancements in materials research at Ford Motor Company that could be applied to smartphones. One of the key areas that Ford is pushing forward is eco-friendly, and the company has marked […]

Lamborghini: To Russia With Android Bling

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It looks like Italian auto house Lamborghini will be turning to the old Kremlin state to debut a new line of luxury Android products, including three smartphones and a tablet. Unfortunately, though, despite the premium price points due to more luxurious metals, Lamborghini’s Android debuts do not have cutting edge specs. The tablet, dubbed the […]

Asus Padfone, Transformer Pad Infinity Destined for AT&T’s 4G LTE

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While U.S. customers can certainly import the Aus Padfone right now for a hefty cost, there’s news that U.S. wireless carrier AT&T will soon offer the transforming smartphone-tablet-netbook concept on its network as well as a 4G LTE variant of the Trasnformer Pad Infinity tablet. According to an un-named Asus representative speaking to Android Authority at […]

Samsung Launching Dual-Touchscreen Android Flip Phone in China

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While Computex saw some new computing form factors for Samsung in Taiwan, it looks like Samsung isn’t shying away from experimenting with new form factors and design in the mobile space. The Samsung GT-B9120 is a flip phone that runs on Google’s Android operating system and is headed to Chinese carrier China Unicom with a […]

Apple Working on ‘Most Important’ Projects According to Head Designer

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Jonathan Ive created and helped create some of the most iconic Apple products, but according to the senior vice president of Industrial Design at Apple, he’s working on his “most important” work right now. Of Course Ive can’t tell us about the projects he is currently working on, but it’s safe to assume he’s tinkering with the […]

New iPod Touch Coming with Larger Display?

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It appears that the iPhone 5 might not be the only mobile device in Apple’s stable that receives a bump in screen size as a part leak indicates that the iPod touch might see a jump in screen size as well. MacRumors has leaked an alleged front panel of the next-generation iPod touch that seems […]

Windows Phone 8 Concept Shows Windows 8 on a Phone

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Artist RVanhauwere has created a mockup of what he thinks Windows Phone 8 would look like from the operating system and user interface side. From RVanhauwere‘s concept, it appears that Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 will be moving closer together and meshes well with Microsoft’s strategy of creating some unification between three screens–the phone, the […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Constructed from Polycarbonate, Not Plastic

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Samsung has confirmed that the company’s third-generation Android flagship Galaxy S III smartphone would have a polycarbonate body, rather than plastic, the latter being a material that was employed on the company’s Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices. The shift towards polycarbonate would allow Samsung to match efforts from its rivals HTC and Nokia. […]

HTC Ports Kickstand to One S Smartphone Through Official Case

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If you’re the owner or potential owner of the HTC One S smartphone, which is available on U.S. carrier T-Mobile USA, and are jealous of the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint due to that device including a kickstand in its hardware design, then you can grab an official HTC case for the device that […]

Asus Cites Snapdragon S4 Shortage for Padfone Delay

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It looks like Asus’ transforming Padfone smartphone-tablet-netbook device has missed its April debut date in Taiwan and the manufacturer of the device cites Qualcomm’s shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processor as the reason. Initially, the Padfone would have debuted in Taiwan in April and the company would launch the device in more markets shortly after, […]

Touchless Phones to Become the Future for Huawei

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When Apple had announced the iPhone in 2007, it brought with it the disruptive technology known as capacitive touchscreen, and since then we’ve seen this employed on a number of handsets using various platforms such as Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, HP/Palm’s webOS, Nokia’s Symbian, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS. Now, it seems that […]

Google Patent Application Hints at Nexus Slider

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Though manufacturers like HTC may be giving up on physical keyboards on smartphones in favor of thin and light designs, Google’s recent patent application may suggest that the Android OS-maker is still not giving up in that form factor and we may potentially see a Nexus smartphone in the future with a physical sliding keyboard. […]