With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain. Apple’s iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the smartphone space, and as the smartphone market marches towards maturity it seems inevitable that companies like Xiaomi will be able to deliver largely similar experiences at much lower prices. The same was once happened with Apple in the days of the PC industry where Apple approached irrelevance. Yet generation after generation, Apple seems to be able to hold on to a majority of the profit share, and they’ve managed to tenaciously hold on to their first-mover advantage. To find out if they can continue that trend with the latest iPhone launch, read on for the...

Motorola Droid RAZR Performance Preview: A Faster Browser

When we published our preliminary iPhone 4S performance results we pointed out that the current state of stock Android (2.3.x) browser performance is pretty bad. Google improved browser performance...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2011

Time for Unification: RIM Announces BlackBerry BBX for Smartphones & Tablets

With its PlayBook tablet RIM introduced a brand new mobile platform built on QNX's Neutrino 6.5 OS. The result was an extremely smooth user experience with great multitasking support...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

Leaked Ads Confirm Nokia’s First WP 7.5 Device – Nokia 800

As we inch closer to the Nokia World event in London at the end of the month (October 26 to be precise), details are starting to trickle on Nokia’s...

24 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 10/14/2011

iFixit iPhone 4S Teardown Confirms 512MB LPDDR2, MDM6610

The folks over at iFixit are hard at work dissecting the newly announced/soon-to-be-available iPhone 4S. We've already gone over performance expectations as well as provided a high level hardware...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/13/2011

AirPort Utility for iOS Launches

When we reviewed the 5th generation Airport Extreme and 4th generation Time Capsule, several people pointed out that the iOS 5 beta included an Airport configuration mode inside settings...

10 by Brian Klug on 10/12/2011

iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast

Apple's ability to control the entire information chain, down to the point of limiting leaks, appears to be gradually slipping as it grows as a company. Case in point...

218 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/11/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic Review - Dual Core with 4G LTE

It is something of an understatement to start out by mentioning that the Motorola Droid Bionic was easily this summer’s most anticipated smartphone. The story of the Bionic started...

64 by Brian Klug on 10/11/2011

LG's Optimus LTE: 329ppi with 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 True HD IPS Display

Present day, high-end Android smartphones are offered in two display resolutions: 800 x 480 (WVGA) and 960 x 540 (qHD). With the upcoming release of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)...

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/10/2011

The iPhone 4S, HSPA+, and When HSPA+ is Real 4G

A while after the iPhone 4S announcement, I posted a piece on the iPhone 4S' cellular architecture and talked about the new inclusion of HSPA+ alongside CDMA2000 1x/EVDO and...

54 by Brian Klug on 10/9/2011

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon S4: MSM8960 & Krait Architecture Explored

Let's recap the current smartphone/tablet SoC landscape. Everything shipping today is built on a 4x-nm process, built either at Global Foundries, Samsung, TSMC or UMC. Next year we'll see...

108 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/7/2011

Samsung and Google Cancel Unpacked Event - May Delay Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung had scheduled an event, Unpacked: Google Edition, for October 11th, but the companies today reported that the event has been canceled. It was expected that Samsung...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 10/7/2011

Xbox Companion App Lets You Control Xbox 360 via Windows Phone

Synergy between devices is one of the next major phases in the evolution of mobile computing. We've seen smartphone-as-a-remote apps for both Android and iOS, but today Microsoft announced...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Shadowgun Tegra Zone Game Preview

Everytime NVIDIA asks me what type of games I'd like to see running on Android I always seem to answer the same way: I want good FPSes. I want...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Samsung Teases Nexus Prime in Video Form

Samsung has teased us a few times about the Nexus Prime which is expected to get a full debut at CTIA Enterprise. We got the invite and will be...

19 by Brian Klug on 10/5/2011

Why No LTE iPhone 5 in 2011? Blame 28nm Maturity, Check Back In Q2/Q3 2012

Along the road leading up to today's iPhone 4S reveal were many rumors about the iPhone 5 coming out this year boasting a new thinner, teardrop profile - potentially...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2011

Apple Seeds iOS 5 Gold Master to Developers

Along with today's other iPhone news, Apple has also seeded the Gold Master (GM) of iOS 5. This was widely expected since it's common for Apple to seed the...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 10/4/2011

iPhone 4S Launches October 14th

As expected, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4S at its media event this afternoon. It’s available for pre-order on October 7th, and will begin shipping on October 14th. Availability...

27 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

Apple iPhone 4S includes HSPA+ 14.4, GSM/CDMA Dual Mode, Diversity

Apple got up on stage today and announced the iPhone 4S, and alongside it confirmed that the smartphone will have a reworked cellular architecture complete with dual-mode HSPA+ and...

42 by Brian Klug on 10/4/2011

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Update Now Available

Microsoft has been hyping the Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" update for quite some while now. They have been claiming that it will be the biggest update for WP7 platform...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 9/28/2011

Introducing the Tizen Project

When Intel first announced its intentions to enter the smartphone space it needed an OS that demanded the additional silicon Intel was willing to invest in this market. With...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2011

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