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AM News: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, LG Optimus L7, Microsoft Azure Suffers Outage, Panasonic Eluga vs. iPhone 4S

ITProPortal has caught on video a hands-on walkthrough of the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, with a much larger screen than its 5-inch display counterpart - from last year. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 now is the company's flagship tablet, where the device even boasts a more powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor than the newly launched Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

US based multinational tech outfit Micron Technology is investing $600 million to buy back Intel's stakes in two wafer factories. Should the move go to plan, Micron will be able to enjoy more control over the joint venture it has with the Santa Clara chip company. The partnership between the two companies is aimed at designing chips used for storing data in mobile devices including phones and tablet PCs.

ITProPortal has captured on video a hands-on walkthrough of the top of the range new LG L-Style Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 phone - the Optimus L7. The new range follows various screen sizes and specifications, but all of the three, L3, L5 and L7 handsets leverage a modern ‘L' shaped design with a metal form factor and leather finish.

The Panasonic Eluga Power is the bigger version of the Eluga handset and solves some of the issues associated with the original Eluga smartphone. We pictured it side by side with the Apple iPhone 4S and the latter appears to be tiny compared to the 5-inch Panasonic handset.

In what could be deemed as a potentially negative impact on Microsoft's desires to be a leading supplier of cloud based services, the company's popular cloud computing platform Azure has fallen victim to a seemingly serious outage - lasting for a total of 8 consecutive hours.