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Broadcom pushes combination WiFi, Bluetooth chip for notebooks and tablets

Wireless chips that bundle WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and other functions are pretty standard for smartphones. But most notebooks and netbooks which offer Bluetooth use separate wireless cards for WiFi and Bluetooth functions. That makes it easy to offer Bluetooth as an option rather than a standard feature. But wireless chip-maker Broadcom wants to make […]

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Transphone’s smartphone-tablet idea looks awfully familiar

The Asus PadFone is either one of the best tablet ideas to come along in a while, allowing users to use a mobile device as a phone or a tablet while paying just one monthly fee for data, or it may just another way for wireless carriers to charge customers silly tethering fees. Only time […]

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Closer look at the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Honeycomb tablet

ViewSonic unveiled one of the first 7 inch tablets to run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb at Computex this week. ON paper, the tablet looks nearly identical to most of the other Honeycomb tablets making the rounds these days. It has a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, USB, SD, and HDMI ports and […]

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First Android 3.1 custom ROM for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Asus starts rolling out an over the air Android 3.1 update for the Eee Pad Transformer today. But a leaked copy had already hit the web this weekend and xda-developers forum member Roach2010 has already taken the software apart and put it back together in the first custom ROM with Android 3.1 Honeycomb for the […]