Report: Verizon to improve voice quality with 4G

From CNET Verizon Wireless is promising improved voice quality on phone calls when its able to deliver voice services over its new "4G" LTE network, according to a story on

CNN spoke to Brian Higgins, executive director for ecosystem development at Verizon Wireless, who said that the company will be offering voice over LTE service sometime next year. The improved voice quality will be considered "high-definition" audio fidelity.

New CEO offers scathing Nokia assessment

From CNET Stephen Elop, Nokia's new chief executive, has seemingly begun bracing the company for radical change with a no-holds-barred memo saying the once dominant mobile phone company is now "years behind" its competitors.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
(Credit: Nokia)

AMD to Intel: Your Chipset Woes are Helping Us

From DailyTech: Intel must be the gift that keeps on giving to AMD. In late 2009, Intel was forced to pay AMD $1.25B for its years of monopolistic behavior in the processor market. Now, AMD is benefiting directly from Intel's Series 6 (Cougar Point) chipset woes.

Verizon iPhone 4 Sales Now Open to Everyone

From DailyTech: Apple and Verizon officially announced the CDMA version of the iPhone in early January, and pre-orders (for existing Verizon customers) opened up on February 3. Those pre-orders quickly sold out within a few hours -- a JPMorgan analyst puts the pre-order sales tally at 500,000 units.

Dell Reportedly Kills Adamo Notebook Line

From X-bit Labs: One of the world's largest computer makers, Dell, has reportedly decided to can its Adamo luxurious laptop line. The move can be explained by relatively low sales of Adamo systems and the fact that Dell has failed to upgrade them properly throughout the history of the brand. The company hopes to bring elements of Adamo into other product lines eventually.

Sony Ericsson Confirms PlayStation Phone: Xperia Play Comes into Play

From X-bit Labs: After years of rumours and speculation, Sony Ericsson officially unveiled a mobile phone that will be able to play games originally developed for the PlayStation game console. Unfortunately, the device will only be able to play fairly old games for the original PlayStation, at least initially.

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Intel to ship dual-core Sandy Bridge chips on Feb. 20

From InfoWorld: Intel will start shipping its dual-core Core i5 and i7 microprocessors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture for laptops starting on Feb. 20.

The new microprocessors will draw between 17 watts and 35 watts of power and run at speeds between 1.4GHz and 2.7GHz, according to the chipmaker's website. The Sandy Bridge microprocessors, launched in early January, integrate a CPU and graphics processor in a single chip.

Android Outranks IPhone in Latest ComScore Data

From PC World: Google's Android outranked Apple's iPhone in total smartphone subscribers in the U.S. at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, according to survey data released Monday by market research company Comscore.

Android jumped to 28.7% of the 63.2 million U.S. smartphone owners at the end of December last year, up from 21.4% at the end of September, ComScore said. It based its findings on a survey of more than 12,000 smartphone subscribers ages 13 and older.

HP Delays Shipments of Laptops With Intel's New Chips

From PC World: Hewlett-Packard has delayed plans to launch new laptops with Intel's latest Core processors, just a few days after HP stopped making PCs that previously paired the chips with Intel's faulty chipset.


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