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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 31, 2012 at 13:00

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, my cynical friends. The iPhone 5 hasn’t been announced yet, so how can I possibly pit the two smartphones against each other? Allow me to explain.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, launched on Wednesday, is an absolute beast of a device, and I’m wondering how Apple feels about it. Should Team Cupertino be scared? Or did Tim Cook shrug from atop a monstrous pile of money?

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Samsung planning to sue Apple over iPhone 5 LTE?

Samsung planning to sue Apple over iPhone 5 LTE?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 31, 2012 at 11:00

It’s probably fair to say that Samsung is still smarting over Apple’s $1 billion courtroom victory last week.

But far from bathing in a bath of tears, the South Korean manufacturer is feverishly planning a counterattack, and it revolves around the iPhone 5’s potential adoption of LTE.

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Bernstein Research identifies ‘deep lack of consumer interest’ in Windows Phone

Bernstein Research identifies ‘deep lack of consumer interest’ in Windows Phone

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 30, 2012 at 14:00

Any time we’re audacious enough to badmouth Windows Phone, an unparalleled fury is unleashed by our Windows Phone-rockin’ readership. All two of them. They’re a very vocal minority.

See, almost two years after launch, Windows Phone remains languishing with a single figure market share, and some guy at Bernstein Research reckons it ain’t gonna change.

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iPhone 5 NFC? Probably not

iPhone 5 NFC? Probably not

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 29, 2012 at 14:00

NFC (Near Field Communication) was one of the big will they?/won’t they? questions surrounding the iPhone 4S. Of course, it didn’t materialise, and now the same question is being asked of the imminent iPhone 5.

The cyber press has been back and forth, back and forth over iPhone 5 NFC of late. Well, the music has stopped once again, and now we’re all standing on the side marked “Probably not”.

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Samsung sales ban hearing will only take place in December

The Apple v Samsung trial may now (finally) be over, but there's still the matter of Apple's attempts to get its rival's products banned based on that verdict to look forward to.

And everyone's favourite legal celeb Judge Lucy Koh has just announced the date for when those follow-up legal proceedings will take place: December 6.

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Apple beats Samsung: the quotes

Apple beats Samsung: the quotes

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 27, 2012 at 14:00

Jimmy Martinez scribbled up a hunk of Apple/Samsung reportage on Saturday morning, detailing Sammo’s guilty verdict (x7) and the resultant bill for $1,049,343,540. Yeah, that’s roughly how much I get paid per paragraph.

Now we gots quotes from Samsung and Google. The Apple team was reportedly too busy doing shots of tequila in the adjacent bar.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 25, 2012 at 13:00

It’s Review of the week
Super-slick and sleek
Bad times (up **** creek)
Special kind of geek.

My lyrical talents are wasted on you people. Wasted. Now where were we? Ahh yes, mobile phones and stuff.

This week's highlight? Hmm, the UK 4G news was quite interesting, no?

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Apple v Samsung: Apple awarded bn in damages for patent infringements

Apple v Samsung: Apple awarded $1bn in damages for patent infringements

Martin James  Aug. 25, 2012 at 10:00

Well that didn't take long, didn't it? After the case itself seemed to drag on forever, the jury in the Apple v Samsung court case in the US has reached its verdict in double-quick time, and it's a simple one: Samsung, you're guilty.

The jury found Samsung has clearly infringed on seven of Apple's key patents, and ruled that Sammy must now cough up to the tune of a staggering $1bn.

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iPhone 5 and iPad mini to have separate launch events?

iPhone 5 and iPad mini to have separate launch events?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:00

Apple still hasn’t announced an official iPhone 5 launch date, but the cyberweb has kinda decided, on Team Cupertino’s behalf, that it’ll happen on September 12, with sales starting on September 21. So there.

As for the iPad mini, well, rumourmongers have been touting that same September 12 launch date, but one chap in particular has a different theory.

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iPhone 5 tipped for supply shortages

iPhone 5 tipped for supply shortages

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 23, 2012 at 16:00

It’s tradition for the latest iDevice to be tipped for supply shortages in the run up to launch. Back in March, we were told that the iPad 3 would be in short supply till Q2 2012. Nonsense? Pretty much.

It'll come as no surprise, then, that the imminent iPhone 5 is being tipped for short supply action. Pass the salt.

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