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    We've been hearing from investors and supposed "people in the know," but we may be able to get more solid reporting from a news outlet. The Electronic Times of Korea is sourcing Samsung insiders in reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be the sole provider of what we think to be the A10 processor for use in Apple's iPhone 7. TSMC will be using a 10nm process to build the chipset. It seems both manufacturers had sent samples to Apple back in July and it seems that the TSMC was the one that got the order in the end. The two shared the order for the A9 processors last ...

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    And so another bank has plopped another paper about another iPhone and another claim's been introduced about this one manufacturer that's going to be making all the chipsets for another iPhone. In case you need reminding, those who have cheered this development have been immersed in another "-gate" saga. Swiss banking firm UBS, in its report on Samsung Electro-Mechanics (the semiconductor manufacturing arm of the chaebol), believes that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company — better known as TSMC — will get the contract from Apple to produce 100 percent of the A10 processors that ...

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    After the so-called "Chipgate" debacle that drew doubt from spec-obsessed people, Apple hopes to avoid taking another bit of effort to even think about addressing such a performance disparity. Apple ordered its A9 processors from two sources — Samsung and Taiwan-based TSMC — and we're now expecting it to ask only one to produce its A10 processors. We've heard it said before and now an international financial firm is claiming that TSMC will be the sole producer of the A10 system-on-a-chip that is expected to appear on the iPhone 7 next year. For what it's worth to you, yes, the ...

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    Is the fact that the A9 SoC powering Apple's latest iPhones is fabricated by two different companies, using two different processes, a big deal or not? Early reports claimed significant differences in power consumption between the Samsung-made and TSMC-made versions of the A9, but not all tests agree on those results, and the actual user impact of the issue is looking to be much more minor than first claimed. So while it may not ultimately matter which A9 chip you find at the heart of your iPhone 6S, there might not even be the potential for such a scandal next time around, as an analyst ...

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    We never stop looking ahead to the next device. We entertained the thought of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the summer, for goodness sakes! But with a slew of new Apple products released onto the world featuring variations of Apple's A9 processor, we might be getting sick of the silicon's relatively faster performance already. We already had some word that TSMC could be the exclusive provider for the A10 chipset when it was finalized, but this rumor from an apparently reputable source is reopening the doors to other manufacturers. One source close to the semiconductor industry in China let ...

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    What is it about today and Android OEMs introducing low-to-mid-end tablet hardware? We got the ball rolling this morning with Samsung and the launch of its three new Galaxy Tab4 models, and now we see Lenovo stepping up with an assortment of its own, revealing four new Android tablets. First we have the A7-30 and A7-50, and truth be told, we're not entirely clear how they differ. We have a full set of specs for the A7-50, which will feature a seven-inch 1024 x 600 display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 8GB of storage, a 2MP camera (with VGA front-facer), a 3500mAh battery, and be available in ...

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    Smartphones are great and useful tools, but until you get a bigger screen on them, they're never going to replace your laptop computer. Tablets are gaining in popularity and in functionality. They're doing so well, in fact, that many smartphone makers are pushing the limits of what can be called a "phone" by making screens bigger -- much bigger. At Pocketnow we call them "phablets". When we started we were sort of making fun of the huge-screened phones, but despite our mocking, the phrase suck -- and we learned that, when done right, phablets can be pretty awesome. But tablets and phablets ...

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    There's no shortage of Android tablets out there, and more than a few supporting official add-on keyboards (to say nothing of the generic Bluetooth keyboards one could connect to any model). But we haven't seen a huge number of devices we might call Android laptops: those with their keyboards permanently attached. Well – not from major manufacturers, at least. Still, there's been the odd model now and then, and we've even heard that Google might be planning to release such a device. Today we're looking at a new Android laptop from Lenovo, the 10.1-inch A10. To help differentiate it from ...

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    Remember the rumored and leaked BlackBerry A10? Well, it turns out that it might end up being the BlackBerry Z30 and we've heard and seen quite a number of reports recently concerning this device. The phone might have gotten some early hands-on treatment in the video below. There's an AT&T logo visible on the back of this prototype and reports claim that the phone might pack a five-inch 720p AMOLED display, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2,800mAh battery, eight-megapixel main camera, and a two-megapixel front-facer. Source: ...

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    Back in early June, we heard rumors about a new BlackBerry 10 model that would be the first to arrive from the manufacturer's so-called A-series, possibly launching as the A10. What was so interesting about this theory was that the A10 wouldn't be a new budget device, but a flagship to take the place of the Z10. We've seen a few leaks since then of hardware that could be this A10, but could we be getting this news all wrong? What if this device is really going to arrive as something else entirely? That's what a new rumor suggests, offering that what we've been calling the A10 could instead ...

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    Our apology for the delay in today's upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One mini an a teaser that the company has already made public. The HTC One max is next as reports claim that the device will be launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The Sony Honami takes the spotlight next as some debates have surged over its camera sensor. We later talk about the leaked video of the BlackBerry A10. We end today's show talking about the leaked Rogers video of the Moto X, but more specifically due to the new version of Android being ...

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    The BlackBerry A10 is no stranger to leaks by now as we've recently seen the phone allegedly being pictured. We've also seen a rear panel supposedly belonging to the BlackBerry A10 and now we're seeing this upcoming phone in a leaked video, which you can check out below. According to reports, the BlackBerry A10 should have a five-inch 720p display and Sprint has been rumored to carry it towards the end of the year. In the video below you can see the phone in action but not too many details are being unveiled. We can of course get a sense of the BlackBerry A10's size and check out that ...

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    Yesterday we got a look at what's supposed to be an image of one of BlackBerry's upcoming BB10 smartphones, the A10. While a slate like the Z10, we saw a design that diverged from that model, picking up some more Q10-like styling along the way. Today we've got a new image to check out, and while it's being presented alongside the theory that it's the rear cover to the A10, we're not quite so sure. So, what's wrong? Well, the A10 has been rumored to be a five-incher, while this seems just a bit smaller. That image of the A10 we saw yesterday also looked to have a more gradual curve around ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's plans to heavily market the Moto X, even if they never did it with the Nexus line-up. The news includes leaked photos of the Moto X, and the fact that it even made the Verizon roadmap leak that we caught. LG is next as their new and thin display is definitely making it to the G2 in the next coming weeks. The BlackBerry A10 was recently caught on camera, and we get to see how it stacks-up against current BlackBerry devices. Microsoft takes the spotlight next as rumors of their restructuring include the company building its own phone. ...

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    A little over a month ago, we started hearing rumors of an upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone that would arrive as the A10. Supposedly, this phone would arrive to complement the Z10, Q10, and Q5 later this year. Specifically, there was mention of Sprint giving the A10 a home sometime this November. That was all interesting enough, but besides that name, didn't tell us anything about the phone itself. We might just be getting a little closer to the story on this A10 today, upon the leak of what could be the first image of the A10. Like the Z10, bookending the other side of alphabet, the A10 ...

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    As much as BlackBerry can boast to you that their new operating system can run Android apps, that's not necessarily a good thing. One of our biggest disappointments after our review of the BlackBerry Z10 is that these apps are all locked to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and that means that you're stuck running anything that was optimized for an operating system that was launched three years ago. Luckily the company has just announced that this is about to get a major change with BlackBerry 10.2. Within the changes that are planned for their new upgrade, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean apps will be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the BlackBerry Q10 for AT&T, along with the rumors of a flagship BlackBerry A10 for the fall. Microsoft has also announced Outlook RT for Windows RT, but there's a lot that's lame about the timing. Nokia is next as they've just leaked photos of their EOS smartphone emerge, some good, some fake. HTC takes the spotlight again today as we've got some leaked photos of an HTC One Mini, which looks like an interesting alternative to the One. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S 4 Active, ...

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    BlackBerry 10 launched hand in hand with the Z10, and we've since seen the Q10 start arriving to give users a QWERTY option. Then just last month we learned of the Q5, another hardware QWERTY model, but this time positioned as a more budget-friendly alternative to the Q10. Today we can add a fourth member to that lineup, with reports coming in of a BlackBerry A10 set to arrive this fall. CNET claims that "according to a person familiar with the carrier's launch plans," Sprint will be adding the A10 to its stable in November. We'll likely learn of it finding a home with additional carriers ...

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