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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Toshiba's new line-up of tablets and why these don't really move the dot for the company in their mobile endeavors. Then we talk about Intel as the company has landed two new mobile processors and has even won Samsung as a customer with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We look at the smartphone market share statistics and notice the supremacy of Android, the growth of iOS and Windows Phone and the decline of BlackBerry. HTC is next as we talk about their dramatic increase in revenue for May and also the price increase of the HTC One. We end today's show ...

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    Yesterday, we heard Samsung announce a couple new tablets, including the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. That version of the Tab 3 popped up on our radar the week prior when some rumors crossed our desk, suggesting that this device could mark the start of a new business relationship between Samsung and Intel, as rather than the standard Exynos or Snapdragon, the 10.1 was said to be powered by one of Intel's SoCs. That would be very interesting if true, and signal a new, higher profile for Intel's efforts to get its chips into Android devices. Problem was, when we finally got official word of the Tab 3 ...

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    Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy just talked about the new Intel Atom processors at Computex 2013. The 22nm Intel Atom Merrifield, coming just half a year after the introduction of the Intel Lexington platform at CES in the beginning of 2013 (however, available early next year), is aimed at smartphones. "With the new Intel Core processors introduced today, our next-generation Atom SoC for tablets and other 22nm products coming soon, the advances in Intel architecture are accelerating the pace of innovation, enabling new experiences and powering some of the best mobile devices coming ...

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    Update: We've been contacted by Acer with the following statement: "Some resellers incorrectly showed this product as offering an Intel 4430 processor, when rather it comes with a Texas Instruments 4430 ARM chip.  This model is available now with a starting price of $399.99." Just yesterday we were talking about the progress Intel's making towards getting more and more Android devices using its processors. Not every device we've heard mention in regards to such Intel-Android pairings has been the traditional smartphone or tablet, and last month we heard talk about Intel chips showing up ...

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    Intel's re-emergence on the smartphone scene has been a weird little story so far. The company seems to have realized the big mistake it made by not capitalizing on the smartphone market from the get-go, and is now trying to get its chips into new hardware. Problem is, despite being such a huge player in the CPU game, smartphone manufacturers haven't exactly been running in droves to sign up for Intel chips. Now, Windows 8 devices are one story, but when it comes to Android, the chip maker's been struggling to get its foot in the door. Motorola's shown its interest, and ASUS might pick up ...

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    It seems like any time we're talking about Intel and mobile chipsets, it begins with a story of huge missed opportunities. After all, Intel played a significant role in the Windows Mobile days, but sort of dropped off the radar when smartphones really started picking up steam, once the iPhone and Android arrived. Since then, Intel's tried to get its chips back into phones, but it's been a struggle. Intel CEO Paul Otellini just stepped down from his position, and in reflecting back on his career, expresses his regret that Intel missed out on getting one of its chips into the iPhone. ...

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    Intel makes processors for all kinds of notebook, desktop, workstation, and server computers. They make excellent products that power the world -- well, the world outside your pocket anyway. Intel's chips are conspicuously few and far between when it comes to smartphones and tablets. That's something they hope to change with their new Silvermont SoC. Silvermont is the code-name for an upcoming line of chips from Intel. According to their documents, chips based on the Silvermont architecture will run up to three times as fast as their current models, handle up to eight cores, and some ...

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    The most recent venture from ASUS to get our attention was its Fonepad, attempting to convince users to abandon separate phones and tablets in favor of one device that sort of split the difference. In spite of being so unusual, we found ourselves liking the slate, and though it won't be for everyone, it came across as a decent enough Android. In any case, the Fonepad was a bit of a niche item right from the start; what about something a little more mainstream? ASUS has a new trailer video out for the upcoming Computex trade show, and it might just be hinting at a new ASUS Transformer ...

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    Intel really let smartphones get away from the company. It failed to turn chiplines that had been popular with Windows Mobile into components we'd see on Android devices, and missed out on a lot of sales in the process. Now, Intel is trying to make up for lost time, and while we still haven't seen more than a handful of new Intel-powered smartphones, at least it's back in the game. Now the company's talking a little about where it's headed from here, announcing the Intel Silvermont microarchitecture that will be at the heart of future products. So, what's so great about Silvermont? Intel ...

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    Intel's had a rocky start making inroads back into the smartphone game after taking a leave of absence for several years, following its run as a Windows Mobile chip heavyweight. We've seen a handful of Androids running Intel chips, but there's yet to be a really compelling model. Could Intel's Android success lie elsewhere? We're now wondering what super-cheap Intel-based Android notebooks could mean for the market, after hearing the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer tease just such devices. Dadi Perlmutter has told CNET that we could see Android notebooks with ...

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    At the core of every smartphone, phablet, tablet, computer, or piece of electronic equipment is a processor. Processors aren't as simple as a single chip anymore. The processor inside mobile devices today is what's called a "System on a chip", or SoC for short. This SoC includes a lot of "processors". Some handle video, some handle traditional "CPU" tasks. Others take care of your cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios. Still more process audio, and others monitor and handle the vast array of sensors that are tucked away snugly inside modern phones and tablets. Each SoC has its advantages ...

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    Time was, having a smartphone - or before that, a PDA - made you a geek. Attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, and mobile electronics have seriously taken over the mainstream. In 2013, the geek may no longer be the user carrying around the smartphone, but the phone itself, upon the announcement of the ZTE Geek. A phone calling itself the Geek sure better have some serious hardware under its hood in order to earn its nerd cred. To that end, ZTE has hooked the Geek up with one of Intel's new Clover Trail+ chips, the 2GHz dual-core Intel Z2580. We've been seeing an increase in ...

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    Remember "the fastest smartphone ever"? The text was called out on the invitation sent out to a few media outlets by Lava, for the unveiling of the next Xolo device, powered by Intel. The event took place in Goa and "the fastest smartphone ever" is now official. We're looking at the Xolo X1000 and it should land as early as March 20. It features a 4.7-inch 720p display and it is powered by the highest-end new Intel Atom processor -- part of the Clover Trail+ Medfield family -- the Z2480 clocking at 2GHz. It also packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), ...

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    ...and it's not the Samsung Galaxy S IV! Wait, what? Got to love marketing talk as well as companies trying to steal the show from each other. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S IV on March 14 in New York and Lava has just sent out invites for an event happening on the same day, a couple of hours earlier. Lava has released smartphones with Intel processors in the past and the device which the company will unveil this Thursday will also run Intel, touted as the "fastest smartphone ever". The chip-maker has unveiled its new SoC line-up at this year's MWC, dubbed Clover Trail+. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the mysterious BlackBerry Q10 which now seems to approach T-Mobile in the US. Then we talk about Nokia and their new app selections for Windows Phone 8. Later it's some Samsung tablet talk as the ATIV Tab has sadly failed to leave a dent in the European market. We then spend some time talking about the Wireless Independence Act and how it may legalize smartphone unlocks very soon. We end today's show talking about Apple's probable move into Intel chips for mobile. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 ...

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    Apple and Intel once seemed like oil and water, at least up until 2005, that is, when Apple announced that it would be switching its Mac line over to Intel chips. More recently, we've heard rumors that Apple might similarly move to Intel for chips to power its mobile devices, and just a few months back we heard that the rumored Apple smartwatch might play host to such a chip. Now this idea is back at the forefront, as Intel starts to get into the role of a for-contract chip foundry. Intel has inked a deal with Altera to produce chips for the company, helping to get some use out of Intel's ...

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    After taking a bit of a hiatus from the mobile scene, Intel got back into the business of making SoCs for smartphones last year, bringing us devices like Motorola's RAZR i. While the Atom chips we've seen so far have been single-core components, last September we heard from Intel's Director of Product Marketing that dual-core components were in the pipeline. Now the company has revealed that these dual-core Atoms are finally ready to go public, and it will be showing them off at the MWC later this month. While phones built around single-core Atoms, like the Acer Liquid C1 we just told you ...

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    Intel unveiled its new Lexington platform at CES with mid-range specifications for emerging markets and two manufacturers, Acer and Xolo, have decided to employing it in their smartphones. The Acer phone we've seen at CES turns out to be the Liquid C1, as it was just confirmed. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 and packs a 4.3-inch display, eight-megapixel camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- for which the SoC is optimized -- as well as a not-as-cheap-as-we-expected price point of about 9,990 baht (roughly $333) outright in Thailand. There's also a 2,000mAh battery to power ...

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    The new Lexington platform for mobile devices in emerging markets is not the only thing that came out of Intel's labs at this year's CES. The chip-maker also announced its new line-up of low-power Ivy Bridge processors meant to drive ultrabooks and tablets. Offering five times the performance of the now quite stale NVIDIA Tegra 3, the new processors draw much less power then the current low-power processors, specifically 7 watts instead of 17. The upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, shown off at CES, is not the only device that will pack these new processors. Apparently, Microsoft's ...

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    Intel introduced its new Lexington (Z2420) platform for mobile devices at CES 2o13, a follow-up to its previous Medfield SoC, however, aimed at emerging markets. The chipset is optimized for Android applications and the processor clocks as high as 1.2GHz, making use of hyper-threading technology. There is support for five-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1080p 30 fps video and HSPA+ data speeds. Graphics duties are carrier out by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Acer and Xolo are already employing the Lexington platform in their smartphones, as pictured above. However, no more ...

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    Acer may be better known for its tablets, but the manufacturer continues to dabble in the smartphone sphere; earlier this year, we talked about the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Androids. According to one exec, the company has another smartphone in the works, with plans to release the handset before the year's out. VP Peter Shieh recently mentioned this phone to reporters, including the important detail that it will run one of Intel's new chips. With the launch of the Motorola RAZR i, such SoCs are finally starting to go mainstream, and Acer's phone, presumably an Android as well, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Samsung's announcement that they'll be deploying Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III starting today with Poland. We later talk about Apple's recent move to fix maps on iOS 6 by hiring ex-Google Maps employees. Then we go through Intel's recent silent announcement that they'll be expanding to both dual-core and quad-core processors for smartphones in the next coming months. The iPhone 5 again makes the news because it just sold 5 million units on opening weekend, but we end today's show by going through the complaints of scratched and ...

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    Motorola's announcement of the RAZR i may be the most high-profile usage of the Intel's new Atom-based Medfield SoCs to date, but it won't see a release in the US. As an LTE-crazy nation, it's getting harder and harder to market new smartphones lacking 4G radios, and we haven't seen any of these phones with Intel chips also support LTE. In a recent interview, Intel’s Director of Product Marketing Sumeet Syal commented on the lack of LTE in these first-gen Medfield designs, and touched on where the company is going from here. The good news is that you shouldn't have long to wait before we ...

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    This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of HTC's new Windows Phone 8 handsets, new Android phones ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the joint Motorola-Intel event that just happened in London, and where their new RAZR i smartphone was announced, powered by Intel's new Medfield processor. We then talk about LG's Korean announcement of the Optimus G, which we'll see in the US starting tomorrow. Then we go through our recent coverage of Amazon's Kindler Fire 7 HD, which is quickly knocking on a door near you. HTC also made some headlines with some press renders of their One X 5 coming to Verizon. We then end the sow talking about Microsoft's Steve Ballmer providing details on ...

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