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R&D

Startups vie for AT&T’s attention at new Innovation Center

June 16th, 2011

AT&T on Wednesday gave the world its first look at the telecommunications giant’s new International Innovation Center in Ra’anana, Israel. For the first time, Israeli press was granted access to AT&T’s newest incubator, which has been operational in a temporary facility since July last year. AT&T established the foundry — its second such facility — …

Microsoft teases 3D capabilities coming soon to Xbox 360?

June 14th, 2011

Microsoft’s Israeli research and development team may have recently teased an upcoming Xbox 360 feature that is sure to interest a few gamers out there: 3D. Late last month, Microsoft’s R&D team posted a link from its official Twitter account pointing to a Hebrew-language Gadgety.co.il post about an interesting rumor. In a nutshell, the rumor …

Motorola Sholes Tablet gets pictured

December 2nd, 2009

Man is our Mandarin rusty! Our friends over at Mobile Android China seem to have of the first live photos of the Motorola Sholes Tablet (codename). The specs that we’ve been given to mull over are pretty impressive: 550MHz OMAP TI 3430 processor (same as the DROID), 3.7″ touch screen, 800 x 480 resolution, HDMI …

BlackBerry Storm teardown reveals $203 worth of parts

January 29th, 2009

According to iSuppli, the cool cats that live to shed insight on the total dollar value of components in electronic devices, RIM’s BlackBerry Storm has about $203 worth of mediocrity jammed into its bulky frame. Want some specifics? $15 for the SurePress screen, $35 for the Qualcomm MSM7600 and $13 for the 3.2 megapixel shooter. …

ZTE expands R&D team by 900, focusing on TD-LTE development

October 24th, 2008

In a sure sign that LTE is gaining momentum, Chinese handset maker ZTE has hired 900 additional developers to focus on TD-LTE technology. The company is also investing  Rmb 6 billion ($875 million) to build an R&D and production facility in Xian, China that will develop the LTE technology behind future 4G handsets. Using its …