Speaking of which, the entire RIM roadmap for 2012 leaked just recently revealing new Curve smartphones, the elusive 3G-capable PlayBook tablet, and a BlackBerry 10-powered handset, codenamed London.
- RIM co-CEOs step down, one co-COO steps up, no change in strategy
- Meet RIM's new CEO: Thorsten Heins to adjust consumer market focus
- RIM's leaked 2012 roadmap shows two new Curve handsets, 3G PlayBook, and the BlackBerry 10 powered London
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Interesting news regarding Windows Phone came out of team Microsoft this week. The company said that it plans on speeding up the rate, at which support for new hardware features is introduced to the platform. High definition displays and dual-core processors are a few that come to mind, although support for them might come with the platform’s next iteration, codenamed Apollo. And by the way, the Apollo update might run on the same kernel as Windows 8 will, which, if true, would make it easier for developers to release apps in both mobile and desktop flavors.
- Microsoft to speed up Windows Phone feature iteration
- Microsoft rumored to be bringing the Windows 8 kernel to Windows Phone Apollo
Those of you who are expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC next month, prepare to be disappointed. Rumor has it that the handset might not make an appearance at the expo. On the other hand, others claim that the Galaxy S III will actually make an appearance and will even be ready to hit the shelves by April. What the sources of those rumors agree upon is that the device will sport a quad-core chip and a display of HD resolution.
Speaking of MWC, we heard of a couple more devices that might get unveiled at the expo. The first one is known as the LG CX2, or Optimus 3D 2, and just like its name suggests, it will support glasses-free 3D. The second one is a tablet by Samsung, which interestingly, might come with a 2 GHz dual-core processor under its hood.
- Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC
- Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to be released in April: HD screen, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, running ICS
- LG CX2, aka Optimus 3D 2, will be bringing back 3D to the mainstream at MWC?
- Samsung GALAXY Tab with dual-core 2GHz processor rumored for MWC
This week, we got the chance to play with a couple of hot devices, the first one being the Asus Transformer Prime. In fact our full-on review is already up, so those who are interested in this quad-core beast should absolutely check it out. The other device that we got to take for a spin is the LG Spectrum. We ran some benchmarks on it already, and our review will be out before you know it.
- Asus Transformer Prime unboxing
- Asus Transformer Prime benchmark tests
- Asus Transformer Prime Review
- LG Spectrum benchmark tests
- LG Spectrum unboxing
Last but not least, a number of companies released their Q4 financial results this week. And while Apple was raking in money by the truckload last quarter, others were not doing so well.
- Apple earnings handily beat the Street again thanks to massive iPhone 4S sales
- Here's why Apple's quarter is not only record shattering - it's historic
- Research Firm says Apple doubled its U.S. smartphone market share in Q4, topped Android
- Nokia's phone business earns it $1.16 billion in 2011, sells "well over" a million Lumia handsets
- Nokia was the top handset manufacturer in 2011 says report
- AT&T makes it rain with its best ever quarter for Android and Apple phones, 7.6 million iPhones activated
- Motorola loses 27 cents per share in Q4, sold 5.3 million smartphones