My take on thin phones is not a positive one. This comes from two main areas. Firstly I like my phone to have some form of bulk – this way I know it is in my pocket and I would notice if it went missing. Secondly, going thin often brings about several compromises, namely performance (due to heat dissipation), camera quality (due to z-height restrictions) and battery life. As a reference point, my daily driver is a 5.9-inch display with a 3300 mAh battery that measures 10.9mm and weighs 217g, so that device probably will not go missing unnoticed and I get a good range in performance and battery life. At a MediaTek conference this week in London, as part of MediaTek’s strategy to educate...

MediaTek Labs and LinkIt Platform Launch Targeting IoT and Wearables

Companies such as Motorola, Apple, Nest, and Fitbit have been targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables market with devices for the past several years. However, if the...

7 by Stephen Barrett on 9/22/2014

State of the Part: SoC Manufacturers

Introduction A few years ago, it seemed a new System-On-Chip (SoC) design using an ARM-based architecture would pop up every other week. While competition can be great, with so many...

94 by Jarred Walton on 8/19/2014

MWC 2014: Archos Unveils Q1 2014 Line

Archos is a factor in European markets and I often see their name attached to a variety of devices here in the UK at least. They are making...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014

ASUS Announces MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 Tablets

Joining the slew of IFA announcements as well as the MeMO Pad HD7, ASUS has two more MeMO Pad tablets on the way: the MeMO Pad 8 (ME180A) and...

5 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Acer Iconia A1 7.9” Tablet

Continuing with the spate of Acer announcements from today, next up we have the Iconia A1 Tablet. Details on the SoC are a bit scarce, but it’s listed as...

17 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

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