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Why your business should switch to 4G LTE-enabled tablets

The logic seems impenetrable: Most employees, even those travelling, are never far from a Wi-Fi hotspot, so why invest in Wireless WAN-enabled tablets? With the sheer accessibility of Wi-Fi only increasing, does it make sense to outfit employees with 4G LTE-enabled tablets?

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First two Android Wear smartwatches revealed today – both powered by Snapdragon processors

At Google’s annual Google I/O developer conference today, the first smartwatches based on the highly anticipated Android Wear operating system for wearable devices debuted to great acclaim. Sleek new smartwatches from both LG and Samsung feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with integrated CPU, GPU, DSP and sensor processing. The Snapdragon 400 processor has already been adopted by numerous leading smartphone manufacturers, and its inclusion at the heart of these new smartwatches clearly demonstrates its versatility and efficiency. The Snapdragon 400 processor is highly flexible, allowing it to be optimized to support the unique power and size needs of wearables.

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Samsung GALAXY Tab S: a beautiful display and the content to fill it

Samsung recently introduced the Samsung GALAXY Tab S, the latest flagship offering in their extensive line of tablets. The Tab S comes in two sizes—8.4-inches and 10.5-inches—with the LTE variants powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, available in either Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White.

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Snapdragon 805 processor powers the Samsung GALAXY S5 Broadband LTE-A in Korea

Qualcomm Technologies announced yesterday that Samsung’s new GALAXY S5 Broadband LTE-A smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 “4K Ultra HD” processor and Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 LTE Advanced Category 6 modem. This makes the GALAXY S5 Broadband LTE-A the world’s first commercially available LTE Advanced Cat6 smartphone and the first to be powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor.

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Amazon announces the Fire Phone, powered by a Snapdragon processor

Today, Amazon introduced the Fire Phone, the first phone ever designed by the retail giant. Featuring a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the Fire Phone aims to make a name for itself with innovative technologies, including a highly customized interface powered by a small army of cameras and sensors.

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Everything you wanted to know about the Snapdragon 805 MDP

Last month Intrinsyc Software started shipping a new Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. This tablet was designed to help developers develop, test, optimize and showcase their apps. We recently sat down with Rick Schwartz, a senior product manager at Qualcomm Technologies, to walk us through all of its bells and whistles.

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HTC spreads the One love with new phones, new colors

This summer HTC is expanding its One smartphone line with a number of updates: A color refresh for the existing HTC One (M8) and two new phones: the HTC One (E8) and the HTC One mini 2.

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Phone or tablet, the Asus PadFone X lets you choose

Chances are, your phone and tablet don’t stray far from each other. One might sit in your bag, and the other in your pocket. But they’re mobile devices, you take them everywhere, and the same hardware powers both. So why not combine the two?

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The Vertu Signature Touch: A luxury $11,300 smartphone

There’s a lot in a name, and there’s a lot in the Vertu Signature Touch. A synthesis of hardware built by the biggest names in their respective businesses, the British smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor running a host of elite software, and comes with access to several premier services.

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The Sony Xperia T3: material and technology in one slim frame

On Tuesday Sony announced the Xperia T3, the thinnest smartphone of its class. Filling in the company’s line of smartphones, which is led by the flagship Xperia Z2, the stainless steel T3 runs on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor and will launch with the most recent version of Android (4.4 Kitkat).

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