Nokia drops Symbian, as Windows Phone 7 gains momentum

Subject: Mobile | February 15, 2011 - 12:19 AM |
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The rumors were true, as late last week Nokia killed off their long developed and cherished Symbian mobile Operating System. While the mainstream adoption of Symbian may have been lacking in the United States, it was once a force to be reckoned with in Europe and other parts of the world. Nokia has said that they will continue development on their MeeGo operating system, which is a joint effort with Intel.

Source: engadget

Samsung introduces new GALAXY S Family of Mobile Devices

Subject: Mobile | February 14, 2011 - 06:33 PM |
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This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain has already brought a plethora of mobile device announcements, with one of the most exciting being the Galaxy S II family. Samsung has announced 3 different devices, including a phone, tablet, and wifi only iPod touch competitor

Source: engadget

The iPad is no longer alone

Subject: Mobile | February 14, 2011 - 05:47 PM |
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The iPad had the pleasure of being the only mass produced product of its particular species for a while, but that time is up and its particular niche is now home to several competitive products.  RIM, Samsung and others have hit the scene and the newest comes from HP in the form of the TouchPad.  A quick run down of the pertinent stats was provided by Think Computers; 1.6lbs, 24cm (9.45") x 19cm (7.48") x 1.4cm (0.54") with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 CPU, 1GB of RAM with a 9.7-in

The ASUS N53SV - a good laptop with a poor interface

Subject: Mobile | February 8, 2011 - 01:17 PM |
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Overall the ASUS N53SV-A1
seems to be a great laptop, a 15.6" 1366 x 768 LCD powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M with a Intel Core i7-2630QM paired with 4GB DDR3.   With those specs you know that you will have a powerful and likely warm piece of mobile computing hardware.  The problem for TechReviewSource was the customized keyboard layout that ASUS chose to implement, so be warned that some keys on the right hand side might not be where you are used to them being.

Muse 2.0 Inspires HP Notebook Updates

Subject: Mobile | February 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM |
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Despite the protests of some enthusiasts, the aesthetics of a notebook is often more important to your average consumer than the hardware inside. HP’s realized this several years ago, which is why so many of its laptops ship with color options and/or lid patterns.

Chad Ochocinco shows off a Motorola Xoom on Twitter

Subject: Mobile | February 1, 2011 - 12:25 PM |
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Color us jealous, but Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinco, a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver in the NFL, posted a photo late last night featuring the upcoming Motorola Xoom tablet device on the Verizon network.  Many pundits have postulated that the Xoom might never be released based on the presentation at CES, but it looks like they are starting to show up in the wild.

Why we still love SandyBridge

Subject: Mobile | January 31, 2011 - 06:42 PM |
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Now that SandyBridge has revealed her deep dark secret you might be tempted to call the relationship off completely, but that would be a mistake.  Sure, she gets bored of old style storage quickly but with the bling of SATA 6 Gb/s drives can you really blame her?  Besides, she is one hot platform that you really ought to take a ride on.   Just look at how fast she satisfied The Tech Report when they took her out.  She took everything they threw at her with ease and style and was ready for more. 

MSI Releases Its First Sandy Bridge-Powered Notebook for North American Gaming Enthusiasts

Subject: Mobile | January 28, 2011 - 05:29 PM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the North American availability of the GT680R, its first gaming notebook available to consumers with the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor.

Source: MSI

This is why we are excited about smartphones of the future: Motorola Atrix

Subject: Mobile | January 28, 2011 - 03:36 PM |
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If you are one of those individuals that is curious why PC gearheads like those of us at PC Perspective get more and more excited about ARM technologies, cell phone markets, NVIDIA Tegra and that type of stuff, this video should help demonstrate some of the reasons.  Computing is going more and more mobile and as performance of these small devices increases the ability mix/match with traditional notebook formats and to output to TV creates a compelling combination of goods.  

Source: engadget

Samsung's Tablet and ASUS' 3D tablet

Subject: Mobile | January 27, 2011 - 12:44 PM |
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If you missed the live discussion on the PC Perspective Podcast about the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the ASUS G53JW-3DE 3D enabled gaming laptop you can still catch the articles on our front page, and soon the captured podcast as well.  Ken was rather impressed with the Samsung's ARM Cortex A8 based Hummingbird processor with the PowerVR SGX540 GPU, as the two combine to provide a rather power

The new HP Pavilion sports an AMD Fusion APU

Subject: Mobile | January 19, 2011 - 04:45 PM |
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We are finally starting to see notebooks sporting AMD's new Fusion APU, like the HP Pavilion dm1z that TechReviewSource just finished testing.  It has an 11.6-inch display at a resolution of 1366 x 768-pixels, powered by the 1.6GHz E-350 dual core chip which includes a Radeon HD 6310M.  There were plenty of input and output connectors, though HP opted to stick with USB 2.0.  You might want to hold off for a little though as there is mention of a model that will be released that has

MSI Combines Design and Performance in F-Series Notebooks, Now Available in North America

Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2011 - 11:12 AM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the North American availability of four new F-Series notebooks: the 17.3-inch FX700 provides the power of a desktop in a simple and portable design; the classy 15.6-inch FX603 features exceptional multimedia capabilities and weighs just over five pounds; and two, 14-inch FX400 units that pack high performance, premium sound and exceptional graphics into a lightweight, easy to carry form factor.

Source: MSI

MSI Combines Design and Performance in F-Series Notebooks, Now Available in North America

Subject: Mobile | January 14, 2011 - 03:23 PM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the North American availability of four new F-Series notebooks: the 17.3-inch FX700 provides the power of a desktop in a simple and portable design; the classy 15.6-inch FX603 features exceptional multimedia capabilities and weighs just over five pounds; and two, 14-inch FX400 units that pack high performance, premium sound and exceptional graphics into a lightweight, easy to carry form factor.

Source: MSI

The iPhone4 twins; differing on a cellular level

Subject: Mobile | January 14, 2011 - 11:37 AM |
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iPhone lovers now have a choice between Verizon's EVDO Rev.

Acer Aspire 5253 AMD Fusion-powered Notebook on Amazon.com

Subject: Mobile | January 13, 2011 - 12:40 PM |
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It is still in the pre-order stage, much like my coveted Tron: Legacy Daft Punk headphones, but we are starting to see Fusion-based AMD Zacate notebooks listed on various resellers.  The first we spotted is the Acer Aspire 5253 over at Amazon.com:

Verizon and Apple announce iPhone 4

Subject: Mobile | January 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM |
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Well kids, it finally happened: the Apple iPhone is coming to the Verizon network. 
Live blog over at Engadget here.


Source: engadget

CES 2011 Video: Corsair Link technology looks to expand on monitoring and control of your PC

Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 03:19 PM |
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Corsair of course had some new cases and storage technologies to show off, but they are also introducing a new Corsair Link Technology coming later in the year that is a combination of system monitoring and hardware control, similar to what NVIDIA ESA was attempting to accomplish.  Can it succeed where NVIDIA and several others failed?  We will see later in the year when the software is finalized and released.  

CES 2011 Video: ASUS demonstrates the new line of tablets

Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 03:15 PM |
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We already talked about the new line of tablet devices from ASUS, some using the Tegra 2 embedded processor and another using a CULV Core i5 processor, but we swung by the ASUS booth to have representatives gives us a quick visual demonstration.  All three cater to slightly different segments of the growing tablet market even though there is some definite overlap.  

CES 2011: AMD demos Fusion APU against Atom on thermal camera

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2011 - 02:35 PM |
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AMD had an interesting demonstration at CES this week where they compared one of the new Fusion based E-series APU netbook against an Intel dual-core N550 netbook when viewed through a thermal camera.  The results were intriguing - both machines were playing back 1080p video on YouTube and while both were stutter free experiences, the heat produced by the Atom machine was definitely higher.  

CES 2011 Video: NVIDIA shows Tegra 2 "Super Phone" and Cross-platform gaming

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2011 - 12:31 PM |
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NVIDIA's announcements and discussions at CES have likely been the most interesting for those of us at PC Perspective.  Yesterday, Josh wrote up a great editorial analyzing the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and its goals for the mobile market as well as the VERY dramatic news that they would be developing high-performance ARM processors for applications from notebooks to servers.