Three surface phones rumoured
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 13:21

Three surface phones rumoured


But not until 2017

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft is going to bring out three Surface smartphones, but not until 2017.

Intel releases i7-6660U
Published in Processors
Monday, 21 March 2016 13:49

Intel releases i7-6660U


Low powered Skylake-U

Chipzilla has quietly added a new mobile chip to its pricelist.

AMD has not given up on mobile GPU
Published in Graphics
Friday, 18 March 2016 13:09

AMD has not given up on mobile GPU


But only in the right circumstances


Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has said that the outift is open to making a graphics processor for mobile devices but only in select circumstances.

Samsung builds 256GB embedded memory
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:46

Samsung builds 256GB embedded memory


Coming to a high end phone near you

Samsung has announced a 256GB embedded memory chip which is expected to provide all the storeage you smart phone can need.

Xiaomi gets on its bike
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 12:15

Xiaomi gets on its bike


Who needs mobiles?


In an unusual sideline to its make products smartphone maker Xiaomi is getting into making bicycles.

HTC scores Nexus deal
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:07

HTC scores Nexus deal


Three years

HTC has scored a deal to exclusively manufacture Nexus devices for the next three years.

SK Telekom demos 20Gbit per second 5G
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:03

SK Telekom demos 20Gbit per second 5G


700 meters from the base station

Mobile World Congress was dominated by 5G – the next generation network that will replace the omni-present 4G / LTE network. Now South Korea's SK Telekom has showcased a demo of a base station and download speeds nearly 20 Gbit per second.

Meizu MX5 Pro Ubuntu edition hands on
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 26 February 2016 11:09

Meizu MX5 Pro Ubuntu edition hands on


Interesting alternative

Majority of the phones at Mobile World Congress 2016 used Android and a few had Windows mobile 10. But if you want to be really different, Ubuntu was showing its highest end Meizu MX5 Pro Ubuntu phone.

Ikea makes smartphone borking tables
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:38

Ikea makes smartphone borking tables


Now if only we could assemble one


The Swedish makers of flatpack furniture which has a unique feature requiring screws to be hit in with hammers after consulting complicated plan with a font so small that it could be written on a rice grain, have come up with a table that kills off phone use.

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:33

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold


Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.