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Marvell unveils all-in-one 802.11ac WiFi chip for mobile devices: throws in Bluetooth and NFC

Marvell unveils all-in-one 802.11ac WiFi chip for mobile devices: throws in Bluetooth and NFC

Less is more, right? Marvell has announced a new 802.11ac-enabled chip that includes NFC and Bluetooth, all in one. The Avastar 88W8897 is geared at mobile devices and aims to compete with Broadcom's own chipsets, wich are already being sold inside "5G Wi-Fi" routers. Marvell's attempts to cram in those extra connectivity options ...

ASUS outs Tablet 600, a Transformer-like Slate running Windows RT

ASUS outs Tablet 600, a Transformerlike Slate running Windows RT

How many times have we posted a review of an ASUS Transformer tablet only to read comments that say, "Put Win8 on it and I'll buy it." Well, folks, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. ASUS just announced the Tablet 600, a Transformer-like slate running Windows RT. Like any ...

France’s Toulouse-Blagnac airport to conduct NFC field trials for BlackBerry smartphones

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Navigating through airport security is hardly the most fanciful way of kicking off a vacation, but this summer, a handful of frequent fliers in France will take part in a field trial that aims to streamline the process and make it a bit more enjoyable. Fifty lucky travelers armed with BlackBerry smartphones will ...

Parkmobile adds NFC to its parking payment repertoire

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Let's face it, whether you're down at the laundromat or feeding the meter on a busy street, you can never find enough quarters when you need'em. Know what effectively sidesteps that lack of foresight? NFC, that's what. And that tap-to-pay convenience is ready to roll out for folks in Oakland, CA courtesy of ...

KDDI reveals its Summer 2012 collection: Android smartphones are still hot

KDDI reveals its Spring 2012 colection: Android smartphones are still hot

It's that time of the season again, as Japan's mobile carriers unveil more alternate-universe models that we'll probably never see elsewhere. Leading the pack is the final version of Fujitsu's long-time-coming quad-core Android phone, arriving as the Arrows Z ISW13F. With NVIDIA's Tegra 3, WiMAX connectivity, 16GB of built-in storage and a 4.6-inch ...

PSA: LG Optimus Elite available today on Virgin Mobile USA for $150

PSA: LG Optimus Elite available today on Virgin Mobile USA for $150

If you were one of those who jumped on last week's pre-order, chances are you're eagerly waiting for this Virgin-branded Optimus Elite to show up at your doorstep today. For those who decided to wait it out, however, you'll be happy to know LG's Gingerbread slab is now up for grabs at "major" ...

LG Optimus Elite on pre-order at Virgin Mobile; carrier’s first NFC phone in the US

LG Optimus Elite on pre-order at Virgin Mobile; carrier

Sprint may already count the LG Optimus Elite among its roster of smartphones, but today that handset is finding a second home at Virgin Mobile. The $150 Gingerbread-powered device is now up for pre-order, and Virgin says it will start shipping on May 15th. Though the 3.5-inch HVGA display, 800MHz CPU and 5-MP ...

Nokia launches Reading app for Lumia smartphone users

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Nokia Lumia owners in Europe will soon be able to pick up and read some of their favorite books through their smartphones. Like other online bookstores, Nokia Reading is part app and part service. Lumia users will be able to find, browse, buy, and download books written their own native languages along with ...