Monthly Archives: October 2012

BUILD 2012: Notes on Day 1 and 2 Keynotes

While the first day keynote fo BUILD 2012 event from Microsoft was far from developers’ hearts the second one was much closer. In the end of that it was disclosed that: This BUILD is distinctly different: direct your imagination to … Continue reading

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Acer Iconia W510: Windows 8 Clover Trail (Intel Z2760) hybrid tablets from OEMs

Update: Acer Iconia W510 Hybrid Tablet Overview by Chippy [Steve Chippy Paine YouTube channel, Dec 14, 2012] http://umpcportal.com for more. Chippy gives an overview of the Acer Iconia Tab W510 CloverTrail hybrid tablet. Update: Acer pushing tablet shipments [DIGITIMES, Dec … Continue reading

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China’s HW engineering lead: The Rockchip RK292 series (RK2928 and RK2926) example

It was totally unexpected for a US company starting a new device project in China back in 2007 what kind of support network of vendors and designers was available for them in Taiwan or just across the water from Taiwan … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface: its premium quality/price vs. even iPad3

Preliminary reading: Core post: Giving up the total OEM reliance strategy: the Microsoft Surface tablet [June 19, 2012] IAm Panos Panay, GM of Microsoft Surface, AMAA – Ask Me or My Team Almost Anything [reddit, Oct 16, 2012]: Why 599 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface: First media reflections after the New-York press launch

Preliminary reading: Core post: Giving up the total OEM reliance strategy: the Microsoft Surface tablet [this same blog, June 19, 2012]Follow-up: Microsoft Surface: its premium quality/price vs. even iPad3 [this same blog, Oct 26, 2012] Highly suggested Understanding the Microsoft … Continue reading

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ASUS: We are the real transformers, not Microsoft

Unveiling the ASUS Vivo Lineup [asus YouTube channel, Oct 12, 2012] [http://www.asus.com/vivo] [http://www.facebook.com/ASUS] ASUS Windows 8 products Teaser Alert! Join us on October 23 in NYC to witness for the very first time. Here ASUS likens the New York City … Continue reading

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China: 20,000 TD-LTE base stations in 13 cities by the end of 2012 and about 200,000 base stations in 100 cities launched in 2013 with the 2.6GHz TDD spectrum planning just started—SoftBank with TD-LTE strategy in Japan getting into global play with Sprint (also the 49% owner of US TD-LTE champion, Clearwire) acquisition

China Mobile TD-LTE tender results … [Communications World Network (CWW), Oct 16, 2012] According to informed sources, China Mobile has informed all the equipment manufacturers of the TD-LTE expanded large scale trial network tender about the results of the tender. … Continue reading

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