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T-Mobile to launch the Revvl, its own branded budget phone

The Android phone goes on sale Thursday and will cost $5 a month with no down payment. T-Mobile® REVVL®

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T-Mobile could soon make its own cheap phones

The carrier could introduce three T-Mobile-branded “Revvl” phones, according to one report.

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Why This Company May Be the Next to Bail on Smartphone Chips

After Broadcom announced that it will bow out of the race for cellular apps processors and modems, it’s probably time to start thinking about which company is going to be next. Even as the industry has consolidated over the years … Continue reading

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Qualcomm 展示 4G LTE 雙卡雙通原型機,實機已經等候批核了

提到雙卡雙通手機,我們最常看到的類型是 3G + 2G 的組合,當中又有支援 TD-SCDMA 與 WCDMA 之分。雖然 4G LTE 已經在全球多個地方推出一段時間,但我們仍然沒有看到支援 4G LTE 的雙卡雙通手機推出(更新:Coolpad S6 有支援 TD-LTE 雙卡雙通)。其實這樣情況也不是沒有道理,畢竟全球對雙卡雙通手機最大需求的地方是中國大陸。當中國大陸還沒有進入 4G LTE 的時代,廠商又怎會推出這樣的產品呢? 隨著中國大陸今年開始進入 4G LTE 的年代,Qualcomm 在深圳舉行的 QRD 峰會上也展出三個不同版本的 4G LTE 雙卡雙通原型機,分別是支援 TD-LTE/3G 與 2G 通話的 DSDA 手機、TD-LTE/3G 或 2G … Continue reading

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Boeing reveals the Boeing Black — a super-secure smartphone for those with super security needs

This phone will self destruct in ten seconds… In this day and age of malicious apps and intrusive government surveillance, you might be wondering how to keep your data secure. You could turn to a solution like the up-and-coming Geeksphone … Continue reading

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Microsoft + Nokia: Now We’re All Like Apple

Ten years ago, everybody in the tech industry — and I mean everybody — was convinced that the best way to dominate a technology market was to create an operating system and license it to a bunch of other companies. … Continue reading

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Qualcomm trolls MediaTek’s octa-core tech with not-so-subtle video (updated)

When MediaTek announced that it would be producing true eight-core mobile processors later this year, we knew it was only a matter of time before its main rival Qualcomm chimed in. As illustrated by a set of guitar amplifiers, the … Continue reading

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Qualcomm slams MediaTek’s new octa-core processors in explainer video

SUMMARY: Qualcomm is hoping to prove that eight cores are not always better than four, with a short clip comparing its latest quad-core Snapdragon processor to the octa-core competition. The processor wars are heating up. While Qualcomm has had its … Continue reading

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Serial disrupter

MediaTek has burst into the market for smartphone chips TAIWAN has a paradoxical claim to fame. The island of 23m people is home to many leading information-technology companies—few of which are well known abroad. Most of the world’s personal computers … Continue reading

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究竟是紅米殺紅了眼 還是小米令人眼紅?

一向喜歡顛覆產業遊戲規則的小米,近日以人民幣 799 元的紅米手機首度殺入低價市場,引發魅族、大可樂等大陸同業的圍剿,抨擊小米沒能守住品牌底線、自毀身價,小米的策略是否傷及自家品牌定位仍有討論空間,但對於其他固守中高階市場的品牌產生的壓力可見一斑。 如果是中興、華為、宇龍酷派、聯想這四天大王,推出人民幣 799 元的智慧型手機,恐怕很難引起任何話題,因為這些廠商早就在此一價格帶殺紅了眼;但這次出手的是近兩年以高規中價策略竄起的新興品牌小米,一下把自己的價格帶降了人民幣 1,000 元左右,而且首度採用聯發科、友達等較具價格競爭力的零組件,馬上引發業界熱烈討論。 對紅米手機反應最激烈的,當屬市場策略與小米較為接近的魅族及大可樂,魅族創辦人暨執行長黃章抨擊小米沒有底線,為求成功不擇手段,並將小米與紅米對比於善於作秀但缺乏實質內涵的網路名人鳳姐及芙蓉姐姐。 大可樂創辦人暨執行長丁秀洪更不客氣,嚴詞批評紅米以懸疑、千元神器、20 億美元投資等誇張字眼宣傳,但其實是一款沒有任何特點的低階產品,再透過龐大的網路寫手及意見領袖炒作,其實只是採用普通甚至落後的零組件,屬於某些山寨手機的傳統作法。

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