Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 in October, Tablets in Tow

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Microsoft is said to be finishing up work for Windows 8, which is now in consumer preview, and the software giant is expected to launch the new touch-centric operating system in October. At that time point, new tablets and PCs will also debut alongside Windows 8, which will be launching some six months after Apple […]

Intel Atom Medfield CPU Shown to Outpace Dual-Core ARM on Galaxy Nexus

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The recently launched Orange Santa Clara smartphone at Mobile World Congress was spotted recently at Germany’s CeBIT trade show complete with its single-core Atom processor from Intel known as the Medfield chipset. The chip, which is capable of HyperThreading, is clocked at 1.4 GHz and a trade show visitor was able to run some benchmarks […]

Microsoft Patents Tablet That Converts Into Laptop, Desktop

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In a bid to compete against consumer tablets that offer all-day mobility thanks to low-power consumption while at the same time delivering the full performance of Windows, Microsoft is looking to patent a hybrid system where the tablet, which will also serve as a display, can be used on its own with low-powered system requirements […]

Dell’s XPS 13 Ultrabook Now Available and Shipping

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Dell’s XPS 13 ultrabook, which has a footprint closer to that of the MacBook Air 11 than the comparable 13-inch MacBook Air, is now available for shipping. Customers interested in Dell’s first foray into the ultrabook category can visit Dell to order theirs today. The device is being billed a a high performance and lightweight […]

Carrier Orange Announces Santa Clara Android Smartphone with Intel Medfield CPU

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Previously rumored as the Orange London smartphone, wireless carrier Orange took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to announce the device as the Santa Clara smartphone, an Android-powered device with support for Intel’s x86 Atom-based Medfield CPU, rather than ARM chipsets. The Orange Santa Clara phone is among the first smartphones to run on […]

Create.Work.Inspire: Dell and Intel Take the XPS 13 Ultrabook to NY

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Last month, we attended Dell and Intel’s Create.Work.Inspire event at the Carte Blanche art gallery in San Francisco. Over those two days, we not only got up close and personal with Dell’s XPS 13 ultrabook but we also heard from artists and photographers that use technology in their work. Well, the companies are taking the […]

Orange London Smartphone Packs Intel Medfield CPU

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A smartphone by the name of London–not the same as the leaked BlackBerry London smartphone that we’ve seen floating around–will be headed to UK wireless carrier Orange and pack in the Medfield Atom-based processor made by chip-maker Intel. The device is speculated to get an announcement at Mobile World Congress at the end of the […]

Motorola’s First Android 4.0 Smartphone Revealed?

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It appears that HTC and LG won’t be the only ones announcing new smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress as PocketNow has released an image which apparently is another phone destined for MWC 20122. This device, said to be Motorola’s first Android 4.0 powered handset, will evidently arrive later on this month packing, wait […]

Dell Ultrabook Gallery Live Blog: Photography Professionals

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Dell and Intel are kicking off the Ultrabook revolution with an all day photography event at the Carte Blanche Gallery in the Mission District of San Francisco. The festivities kicked off last night with plenty of Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook demo units in the crowd and an evening hosted by Hooman Khalili, who shot a feature […]

Dell and Intel Create Work Inspire Event Live Blog

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The Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s first Ultrabook, and they are celebrating the launch of this small wonder with a kick off event in San Francisco. We are on hand at the Carte Blanche Gallery in the Mission District to see what real users think of the thin and light XPS 13 Ultrabook. The event is hosted […]

I’m in Love with AirPlay, But Where’s My Mac Support

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When Apple announced AirPlay support for iOS devices in November 2010, I was skeptical of its usefulness, but now that I have had a chance to use two Airplay accessories I’m sold and wanting more. AirPlay is a wireless streaming service built into iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. AirPlay lets you stream audio […]

High Prices May Push Consumers Away from Intel, Windows 8 Tablets

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A new report published suggests that Microsoft and Intel are unwilling to reduce the costs of their products to ease consumers into adopting Windows 8 tablets running on Intel hardware. Both companies are said to be unwilling to lower the cost of Windows 8 licensing, in the case of Microsoft, and also the Clover Trail […]

LG on the Fence Still With Intel Medfield Phones, Tablets

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Phone- and tablet-maker LG is still undecided about the prospect of utilizing Intel’s mobile Medfield chipset on its smartphones and tablets. LG has previously been using ARM-based processors on its devices, and the switch to Intel’s Atom-based Medfield CPU is still up in the air right now despite the fact that LG was among the […]

What’s So Ultra about Ultrabooks?

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As I’m watching the Year of the Ultrabook happen at CES 2012 I’m also watching what appears to be a re-trenching year in the mobile tech sector. Sure we’ve seen Tablets, we’ve seen lots of Ultrabooks, we’ve seen phones, and lots of talk about LTE and 4G. But, frankly, with a few exceptions, I think […]

Motorola, Intel to Release Multiple Medfield-Powered Mobile Devices

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Intel promised us that it would be making a big splash with some consumer-ready devices in 2012 that utilizes the Atom-based Medfield architecture, and sure enough the company is making good on its promise. On stage at the chip-maker’s keynote, Intel announced a partnership with Motorola to release multiple devices starting the second half of […]

Intel Convertible Tablet Ultrabook Concept (Video)

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Hmmm? Convertible Tablets? Where have we heard that before. I have to admit, hybrid Tablets have always intrigued me since the bygone days of the HP tc1000 series. And let’s face it, if you use a Bluetooth keyboard with a Tablet aren’t you just admitting the obvious, that you like some sort of hybrid form […]

Intel Medfield Tablet Running Ice Cream Sandwich (Video)

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There’s no doubt about it. Intel is arming up to wage some battles with ARM over market share in mobile devices. We’ve been seeing ARM this and ARM that for some time, but Intel is ready to fight back a bit, at least with some of the reference designs and concepts it is showing off […]

Razer’s Project Fiona Brings Gaming to Windows 8 Tablet on Intel Ivy Bridge

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While the Razer Switchblade concept was an intriguing device with a novel design approach, serious gamers were turned off from the machine because it utilized more netbook innards than performance gaming brains, but Razer is hoping to change that with a new concept and new prototype. Dubbed Project Fiona for now, the company is looking […]