Eric Abent
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  • Qualcomm ends Q1 2013 with net profit of $1.91 billion

    Bust out the champagne, Qualcomm shareholders, because the company delivered the financial results for its fiscal Q1 2013 today, and things are looking pretty good across the board. GAAP revenue came in at $6.09 billion, which is

    January 30, 2013 • Views: 198

  • New Vertu Android phone reportedly on the way

    It's been a while since we last heard from the Vertu line of super expensive phones, but today rumors of a new release are making the rounds. According to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, a new Vertu phone is on the way, though

    January 30, 2013 • Views: 2360

  • Carbon hands-on: Android’s missing backup solution

    Carbon has finally arrived in the Google Play Store, ending beta testing and offering up two versions for Android users to download. Carbon is an app that can back up your data to an SD card, your PC, or the cloud, and it's a

    January 30, 2013 • Views: 371

  • The Best of Foursquare ranks users’ favorite check-ins

    Many of us use Foursquare, and if you've been hoping for a way to use the app to find the best of the best, then today's your lucky day. The developers behind the app have looked through a whopping 3 billion check-ins to bring us

    January 30, 2013 • Views: 379

  • Samsung’s infringement of Apple patents declared not willful

    In its high-profile patent case against Apple, Samsung has taken quite a few hits. This week, however, Samsung is catching a rather large break, as Judge Lucy Koh has decided to accept the company's claims that it wasn't

    January 30, 2013 • Views: 187

  • T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds spotted in Kansas City

    We've been hearing that T-Mobile is dangerously close to launching its 4G LTE network, and today, some users in Kansas City are reporting that the company has at least partially flipped the switch. One T-Mobile user is claiming

    January 29, 2013 • Views: 425

  • WhatsApp hit with allegations of privacy law violations

    It isn't a good day for the makers of the highly popular WhatsApp, as the Canadian and Dutch governments have accused the app of violating privacy laws. WhatsApp allows users to send text messages to others for free over the

    January 29, 2013 • Views: 240

  • Galaxy Note 8.0 pricing leaked at staggering 391 Euro

    This isn't the first time we've talked Galaxy Note 8.0 pricing today, but now we're hearing that Samsung's rumored tablet might be priced at €391.99. That's according to a listing spotted on Germany's Staples Direct site. To

    January 29, 2013 • Views: 254

  • Acer tips quad-core low-cost tablets for 2013

    Acer has already received some positive attention for its Iconia B1 tablet, which is a 7-incher that's aimed at the budget crowd. Looking to take a slice of Google's Nexus 7 pie isn't easy, but it seems that Acer wants to push

    January 29, 2013 • Views: 369

  • OUYA game jam results in 166 prototypes in 10 days

    OUYA will be launching shortly, and one of the biggest challenges the Android console faces in 2013 is support. The idea is great, but if developers don't support it, the console may not take off. OUYA, along with Kill Screen,

    January 28, 2013 • Views: 178