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US regulators investigate Nintendo Switch patent infringement allegations

Nintendo has a way of thinking outside the box when it comes to game consoles. While Sony and Microsoft tend to duke it out to see who can pack the most power into their latest gaming boxes, Nintendo has focused on oddball features like motion controllers and a balance board (Wii), a dual screen mobile […]

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Samsung DeX Pad trademark hints at next-gen desktop dock for Galaxy phones

Samsung’s DeX Station is a $150 smartphone dock that you can place recent Samsung Galaxy smartphones in to connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard and use your phone like a desktop PC. Now it looks like Samsung is planning to launch a new dock called the DeX Pad, and while there aren’t many details at […]

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Samsung Ahead coming to market soon? (Bluetooth device connects a helmet to your phone)

Samsung has filed for a trademark on a logo for an unannounced product called Ahead… which seems to some sort of device that you wear… on your head. Get it? Update:As Luigi from I4U reminds me, Samsung did introduce a product called “Ahead” earlier this year. It’s a triangular device that connects to a helmet […]

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Is Huawei developing a Google Nexus 7P tablet?

After working together on the 2015 Nexus 6P smartphone, it looks like Google and Huawei may be developing a next-gen Nexus tablet. Huawei has filed for a US trademark on the term “Huawei 7P” in a product category that covers phones tablets, wearables, and other electronic devices. While there’s virtually no other information about what […]

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Ubuntu Edge: Next week Canonical announces… something

Canonical is preparing to make some sort of Ubuntu-related announcement next week. On July 18th the company updated the Ubuntu homepage with a 4-day countdown, a picture of a diagonal line down the center of a black rectangle, and the text “The line where / two surfaces meet.” While the company isn’t providing a lot […]

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Motorola XOOM now available for purchase, no contract required

Verizon Wireless started taking orders for the Motorola XOOM Android tablet today. As expected, the tablet will run $799 if you go with the contract-free option, while customers who sign up for a 2 year data plan will be able to pick it up for $599. The good news is that Verizon has dropped a […]

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Qualcomm wins trademark battle over the term smartbook… if anybody cares

A few years ago Qualcomm coined the term “smartbook” to describe netbook-like mini-laptops with smartphone-like chips that enabled 3G connectivity, always on internet access, and all-day battery life. Then a company called Smartbook AG, which had been selling laptops in Germany under the Smartbook moniker cried foul and said that Qualcomm was violating its trademark. […]

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HP seeks trademarks on three more tablet-related names

Last year HP applied for a trademark on the term “PalmPad” and the world groaned a little bit at the thought that this was what the company would call its upcoming webOS tablet. Last week it started to look like HP hadn’t settled on a name, thanks to a trademark application for “HP TouchPad.” Now […]

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T-Mobile seeks trademark for “G-Slate”

While T-Mobile hasn’t made any official announcements about an upcoming tablet bearing the wireless carrier’s own name, the folks at PocketNow just uncovered a set of trademark applications from T-Mobile for a G-Surf, G-Slate, and Reader’s cafe. The G-Slate certainly sounds like some sort of tablet computer, and in fact, the trademark applications for the […]

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RIM BlackPad tablet to ship in November?

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard any rumors about Research in Motion’s upcoming BlackBerry Tablet, which may end up with the awkward name of “BlackPad.” So I guess we were about due for a series of rumors. First up, Fudzilla reports that its sources say the tablet will be announced in late November […]