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Articles Archive for Author Zachary Thompson

HTC Marvel- Photo + Spec Leak

TmoNews grabbed a few photos showing off the new HTC phone that is due after the Sensation and Doubleshot later this year. The leaked pictures you see is the HTC Marvel, which is basically a renamed Wildfire S with a larger screen. The HTC Marvel (seen on the right) will be an entry level Android phone with a 3.2″ screen, a 600MHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP rear camera, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), HTC Sense, integrated social apps and widgets, and NFC support.

Samsung Series 7 Convertible In The Flesh

Samsung will launch its Series 7 convertible (tablet/notebook hybrid) later this year. The convertible was shown at CES 2011 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The beautiful device features a sliding keyboard with a tilt screen, all packed in a super slim chassis. The product was briefly displayed on Amazon.com before getting pulled, and we were able to extract a few details from the webpage.

The convertible will definitely carry 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal SSD storage space, but we do not have any information yet on other hardware components, such as processing power and graphics.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Coming Next Week

Fujitsu is preparing to ship its new Stylistic Q550 tablet computer next week. The tablet PC will carry a razor sharp 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor, a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, dual digitizer for stylus input and four-finger multi-touch control. Users will be able to pop in a 2.5″ SSD into the machine to experience the full force of the 2GB laptop.

Of course, you get your standard WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth support, and optional 3G and GPS connectivity as well. Ports include an HDMI output, SDHC memory card slot, USB port, and a fingerprint scanner.

Mac OS No Longer “Bulletproof”

InfoWorld’s Security Adviser Roger Grimes has argued that “obscurity is the greatest security defense a platform can have” and notes that Windows and Internet Explorer have been hit more successfully than Mac or Safari. Grimes notes that even when MacSweeper (malware that had targeted the Mac) was novel, the Mac OS had proven to be nearly bulletproof. Unfortunately, as many experts have predicted, Mac specific malware has become more and more common.

AMD Introduces Phenom II 980 Black Edition

As we have seen earlier, Intel is stepping up its game in the processing market, but what about AMD? Advanced Micro Devices, based in Sunnyvale California is the well known rival to Intel. They will be competing against Intel’s fastest chip with the new AMD Phenom II 980 Black Edition Desktop microprocessor. This central processing unit will be perfect for avid gamers or those who stress over frame rates.

Intel’s New Hexa-Core 3.6GHz i7-995X Extreme Edition

We just got word that Intel will be releasing the first of the 32-nanometer Atom processors on August 1st of this year. Coming a little sooner on June 26th is the hexa-core (six core) i7-980. Intel will also release a glitch-free Intel 6-series chipset, the Z68 on May 11th. How was this information obtained? PCMag got a roadmap (a list of products and release dates) that provides us with vital information on the Intel leak.

Android Is In The Lead, But Can Microsoft Beat Apple?

Apple’s App Store was the first to come to life for the mobile community, and the first to gain such wide recognition among individuals. Although Apple has double the number of applications at 400,000, than Android does, Android offers 12,500 more free applications than Apple does. While Apple only offers 121,845 apps free for download, Android offers 134,342. If you couple this recent gain with the fact that Android is now the most wanted operating system on a mobile phone (even if by 1% higher than iOS), it may be that the iPhone’s reign is over.

Get Google Talk 1.3 For Your Android Phone

According to XDAdevelopers, Google Talk 1.3 has surfaced along with the new Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system. With the new Google Talk, Google has also a new Gmail IM that supports video calling! Now, we’re talking! It feels like Android is getting one step closer to the iPhone each and every time, while avoiding trips to the Apple Store to get the unit fixed.

Android Users Sue Google For $50M Over Tracking

We just got wind that two Android users have sued Google over claims that their Android phones were used as a tracking mechanism without their consent. The two people that filed the lawsuit are both residents of Oakland County in Michigan.

The lawsuit was filed on April 27th in a Detroit Federal Court. Both residents use HTC Inspire 4G phones and both claim that “[the Android devices track them] just as if a tracking device for which a court-ordered warrant would ordinarily be required.” The two plaintiffs are looking to turn the Android tracking case into a class action and are seeking $50 million in damages, as well as a court order to force Google to eliminate tracking.

Samsung’s Dual-Core Atom W/Chrome OS- LEAKED!

After hearing about Acer’s Chrome netbook in the works, it seems like Samsung will be amongst the first manufacturers to build a Chrome netbook. The details arrived late Wednesday night on a code page for Chromium OS. The netbook is currently codenamed Alex and will carry the same 1280 x 800 screen resolution as the Cr-48, but with more power! The device will feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550, 2GB of memory and a SanDisk P4 mini-Solid-State Drive.