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Snapdragon Gets Next-Gen Family

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Snapdragon Gets Next-Gen Family

Qualcomm announces its next Snapdragon mobile processor architecture at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.

Codenamed Krait, the next-gen multi-core (single, dual and quad) 28nm chipsets will offer speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core, alongside what Qualcomm claims is 150% higher overall performance and 65% lower power consumption than current-gen ARM-based CPU cores.

Krait chips will also feature wifi, GPS, bluetooth, NFC support and stereoscopic 3D video/photo capture and playback.

A new iteration of Adreno GPUs is also included, supporting up to Read more...

Mobile Broadband Congestion to Worsen?

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Mobile Broadband Congestion to Worsen?

ITU warns network bottlenecks will be increasingly unavoidable if governments don't support mobile broadband growth-- by accelerating fibre roll-out and allow greater spectrum availablility.

Smartphone users consume an averate of 5x more data capacity than non-smartphone mobile users, with the W.W. number of smartphones predicted to rise from today's 500m handsets to over 2bn by 2015. Operators are already trying to keep up with demand via multi-pronged strategies-- but not all are succeeding, especially in high-usage cities like London. This Read more...

The Smartphone Wars' Changing Face

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The Smartphone Wars' Changing Face

Business Insider speculates on the smartphone war front's potential alliance shifts-- what if Nokia aligns with Microsoft (which just happened) and RIM with Google (also rumoured)?

As Nokia and Microsoft announce their team-up, Business Insider says this would be a huge win-- for Microsoft. Even as Windows Phones 7 gets good reviews, it still fails to reach where it's most important (the consumer's pockets). 

Meanwhile Google's Android could get a big boost if RIM's new QNX Blackberry platform handles Android development (resulting in the Playbook Read more...

Android Market Now On Web

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Android Market Now On Web

Customers can now access Google's Android app store from any internet browser, whereas before they could only access it through Android mobile devices.

The new Android Market Web Store not only allows users to search out and purchase mobile apps through a browser, but also links them to their google account-- installing them automatically on their Android devices. The store also allows developers to offer app upgrades to premium, paid versions.

Analysts say this move potentially makes Android platform more attractive for developers. The platform Read more...

Tablets and Enterprise: The Growing Figures

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Tablets and Enterprise: The Growing Figures

More than 25% of tablets sold (a number reaching 10m devices) will go to W.W. enterprises this year, Deloitte predicts-- a figure to rise in 2012 and beyond. 

While tablets appear to be little more than underpowered consumer toys, many employees find them useful for work. Some employees even end up using their devices predominantly for work-- and asking employers to cover their data plan (if not device) costs. 

The analyst predicts 70-80% of Fortune500 companies will support at least 1 tablet variant for a portion of their workforce. This figure Read more...

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