Smartphones poised for PC replacement duty [video]

Most people today wouldn’t think of replacing their PC with a smartphone, but that future may not be far off. Amazing advances in hardware and software show this becoming a real possibility as shown in this fantastic video demonstration with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Mobile chip wars rage on as Samsung debuts its quad-core

Samsung introduced its next generation mobile chip, the Exynos 4 Quad, on Thursday, with claims of twice the processing power with a 20 percent reduction in power use. The company will use the new processor in its next Galaxy phone, debuting in a few weeks.

Official Samsung Galaxy S III images, specs unofficially leak

After being a no-show at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, the Samsung Galaxy S III is appearing on the web, courtesy of a leaked image passed to GSM Helpdesk Netherlands. Along with image of the smartphone are device specifications, including a 1.5 GHz quad-core chip.

Video: Next dual-core ARM chips faster than today’s quad-cores

Sure, the latest dual- or quad-core in your mobile device looks spritely, but have you seen the next generation of ARM chips? Texas Instruments is showing off its OMAP 5 processor in a browser test with a quad-core chip, and it’s nearly twice as fast.

Video look: Asus Transformer Prime and keyboard dock

Asus kicked things up a notch at CES with the Transformer Prime and Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, making for the best tablet gaming I’ve seen yet. The Transformer Prime with keyboard dock should run for at least 18 hours; here’s a look at this potent portable.