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Archive for January, 2011

4G Phones Compared

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

Droid Life has a Verizon 4G LTE Android Phone comparison chart, displaying their known specs. Verizon’s LTE phones are not yet available, but the new HTC Thunderbolt is rumored to appear some time in February.The others may appear around mid-year, perhaps May or June. DroidLife has more information on the Motorola DROID BIONIC, HTC Thunderbolt, […]

ARM Announces 2 New Processors

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

ARM is offering two new processors — the Cortex-R5 and Cortex-R7 — which will help next-generation smartphones and tablets take better advantage of faster broadband, the company said on Monday. With LTE, WiMAX and HSPA increasing data speeds, devices have to keep up. The Cortex-R5 and Cortex-R7 processors can keep up with single or dual […]

Dell Streak 7: $199/$450 at T-Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

T-Mobile says the Dell Streak 7 will be available on February 2 for $199.99 after a two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate on February 2nd. Off-contract, and on T-Mobile’s prepaid mobile broadband plans, the Streak 7 will sell for $450. The Dell Streak 7 is a 7″ tablet running Android 2.2 using a dual […]

Flaw in Sandy Bridge Chipset

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

Intel has discovered a design flaw with its new Sandy Bridge chip, the company said today. The flaw is found in the company’s recently released Intel 6-series “Cougar Point” chipset, could cause the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipset to degrade over time, according to Intel. According to Intel; “The only systems sold to an […]

Android 2.3 Vulnerability

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

A computer scientist has found a vulnerability in Android 2.3 that can be exploited to disclose sensitive user information, reports The Register. The data-stealing bug in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), allows attackers read and upload pictures, voicemail and other data stored on a handset’s SD memory card, according to Xuxian Jiang, assistant professor in North Carolina […]

Android Topples Nokia for Top Spot

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2011

The global smart phone market exceeded 100 million units in Q4 2010, says market researcher Canalys. Google’s Android has become the leading platform. Shipments of Android smart phones reached 32.9 million, while devices running Nokia’s Symbian platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide in Q4 2010. HTC and Samsung together accounted for nearly 45% of […]