The ARCHOS 97 Carbon features a design with aluminum finish, a capacitive touch screen of 9.7 IPS “(1024 x 768), an ARM Cortex A8 @ 1GHz with 1GB RAM, 16GB capacity, a microSD slot, the WiFi, a 0.3 MPx camera front, the back of a camera 2MPx, a USB host port, compatibility H.264, MPEG-4, MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG or even an HDMI output, all under Android ICS 4.x. Side autonomy, the manufacturer announced 8h and 20h video to audio. its dimensions are 239 x 184 x 11.5mm for 620g. the tablet will be available this July retail price of 307.66 US$.
We can easily forget some of the mid-range to lower-end devices in the flurry of news we have to keep up with. Thankfully, though, T-Mobile and Samsung haven’t. At least not in the Blaze 4G’s case. this device is currently in the process of receiving an update to Android 2.3.6. It was already running Gingerbread, so this isn’t a huge update. What is big, however, is T-Mobile has announced that some time in the future, the device will see Ice Cream Sandwich.
Yes. It’s annoying to hear that the companies are only now announcing plans for last year’s OS, just after Jelly Bean was announced, but hey, this is a mid-range phone we’re talking about, after all. Ice Cream Sandwich marks a major transition for the Android platform, particularly in app and UI compatibility, so making it across the 4.0 line should be good news for everyone, even if the latest and greatest stays a bit out of reach.
As for today’s update, if you own this device, the update should be rolling out to you via an OTA download now. Alternatively, you can plug your device in to your computer and install it via Kies starting July 17th. happy downloading!
Asus’ flagship tablet, the Transformer Pad Infinity, is finally reaching the US by mid July. Pricing details have been made public, with the base 32 GB version set to cost $499. Doubling the storage adds $100 to the cost, so the 64 GB version will sell for $599. The prices mentioned will fetch only the tablet; the keypad dock costs an extra $149. The keypad is worth it, since it also includes a battery unit of its own which supplements the battery the tablet, thereby allowing for more than 13 hours of total run time. Further, the keyboard dock can be indispensable for those who need to type more than a few notes or short messages.
There are some really solid aspects of the new Infinity, like the 10.1 inch display that packs in 1920 x 1200 pixels. this is by far the best resolution that you can get in an Android tablet on the market today. then of course the tablet is based on Nvidia’s 1.6 GHz quad core Tegra 3 chip for the Wi-Fi only model, which together with a 1 GB RAM promises breezy performance. Further, the tablet runs the latest Android 4.0 ICS, while there is also a LTE enabled variant in the offing which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ‘Krait’ dual-core processor as its heart.
Other likeable features of the tablet include its compatibility with the keyboard dock used in the previous version namely TF201. The tablet weighs a quite convenient 1.28 pounds and boasts of a 8 megapixel camera at the rear, while a 2 megapixel unit at the front allows for self portraits and video calls.
The Infinity will be up against the Acer Iconia Tab A700, which is the only other tablet that matches the Transformer Pad Infinity’s resolution. The A700 is however cheaper at $450, though the Acer tablet is powered by a slightly less powerful 1.3 Ghz processor. Of course, the Infinity will also be up against the iPad 3 and is priced just right to take on the Apple tablet. The base Infinity with 32 GB storage will cost the same as the 16 GB iPad 3. Coupled with the keypad dock, the Infinity will cost $650, though the price can still be justified given the extra battery life it offers.
Meanwhile, Asus is also expected to bring down the price of the Transformer Prime, which is also priced at the same $499 but is powered by a lower 1.3 Ghz Tegra 3 chip.
Posted at 6:18 pm April 25, 2012
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SAMAL ISLAND, DAVAO DEL NORTE — Quality content that is more accessible to customers will drive sales for computer manufacturers and further increase PC penetration rates, according to a top local official of Taiwanese firm Acer.
“Compared to a decade ago, the Philippines now enjoys a more reliable Internet connectivity even in once remote provinces, thanks to 3G dongles. given that, access to content is the next growth driver for PC sales,” said Acer Philippines general manager Manuel Wong.
Worldwide, Acer ranks as the third largest company for PC shipments and the second largest in terms of notebook shipments. In the Philippines, Acer has the biggest market share in PC sales, said Wong.
Content — whether from a PC, desktop, tablet, or smartphone—should be easy to access. this is where compatibility across different platforms and brands comes in, said Wong.
Cloud storage is also key to access content across different platforms. for this, Acer offers a 2-gigabyte free storage for its customers.
Data—in the form of documents, audio, and video—can be stored on Acer’s “cloud” so users can access and share it on their devices. a caveat though is that this this is only for a limited time, since content that is used all the time are better stored and protected in servers.
Added Wong: “It all boils down to customer satisfaction and customers are happy when vendors make it is easy for them to dump, access and share content.‘
But before this, quality content should be made available for specific purposes such as in education. “Without content, student tablets will have no purpose—they will just spend time on Facebook or any social media site,” said Wong.
In its bid to maintain its leadership in the industry, Wong said that the company has been introducing PC models with pioneering features such as cloud support, touch interface, and enough battery life to run consumer and business applications smoothly.
The company’s most latest product is its Windows 7-powered Iconia tablet PC.
A strong after-sales support is also important to retain and grow customers, according to Wong.
Just this month, Acer opened two sales support and customer service centers in the cities of Davao and Cebu, one of the fast-growing urban markets for PCs. the company offers a warranty and free service of labor and parts three years after product purchase.
“The good thing about low PC penetration in the country, pegged at around 29 percent, is there is a huge opportunity to grow the market. the equation is simple: consumers need a good product and affordable, reliable service,” said Wong.
Building a strong relationship to consumers is paramount in Acer’s growth strategy given that 60 percent of its customers in the country are consumers, followed only by 40 percent commercial and business clients.
In terms of connectivity, Wong said that he favors the development of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the country, following other major countries seeing the promise of the technology for the future.
Cloud storage powerhouse Box has updated its Android app with tons of new features. and to celebrate, the company is giving away 50GB of free storage to any Android user who logs in during the next 30 days.
There has been a lot of movement in the cloud-storage space in the past six months, so Box’s effort to bulk up in mobile aren’t surprising. Apple recently announced it would directly integrate its consumer cloud solution iCloud with its upcoming Mountain Lion Mac OS. Microsoft is also on its way to making its SkyDrive product available everywhere as well as integrating it with Windows 8. Google may also enter the fray with its own Drive cloud-storage service in the next few months. and of course, you’ve got big players like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Amazon Cloud Drive that continue to innovate, too.
Box’s new Android update brings the company full speed into the present with an overhauled user interface, new features, and compatibility with Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android OS. the company actually worked with Google to help redesign the user interface with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind, which even users who have an older version of Android will benefit from. New features include the ability to comment on files, add teammates to individual folders, and batch uploads for uploading multiple files at once.
Those concerned about Android fragmentation need not worry too much, as Box supports most older versions of Android. “What’s great is that Box is not a super intensive application,” Box VP of Platform Matthew self told VentureBeat. “the experience is fairly consistent across all Android devices.”
Box will also be adding support for four languages — French, Italian, German, and Spanish — to the Android app, which ties to Box’s growing international presence. self told me that 40 percent of the company’s users are now outside of the U.S. and 20 percent of the company’s revenues are generated from international markets.
On top of giving away 50GB of free storage for life for those who login from Android devices, Box will also be giving away 20 Samsung Android tablets to a single company that can compellingly explain how it plans to use Box to improve its daily routines. two runners-up for the contest will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The new Box Android app is available today in the Android Market, and will soon be available in the Amazon Appstore, Barnes & Noble Nook Store, LG World, and the Verizon Store.
A few more screenshots from the new Box Android app can be viewed here:
And you can check out a Box-created infographic that describes just how big 50GB is as well:
Tablet PC is some sort of composite between PDAs together with notebooks. Tablet is the right tool if you happen to want the mobility associated with notebooks and PDA technology, and especially for those who can afford it, since Tablet is not really cheap stuff. there are two categories of Tablet PC, Convertible together with Slate.
Convertible Tablet PCs is whatever looks like a notebook or notebook but might rotate scan or thrown. Slate Tablet PCs are definitely the ones who have some sort of keyboard. These two types Tablet uses a special version of Windows xp designed to navigate and use a stylus (as an alternative for a key table). Memory is also something vital for this; large memory capacity allows you store a great deal of important things. Just forget about the technical design which comes with easy mobile phone compatibility. And it’s not all; the whole concept with the Tablet is made using style and technology, age bracket of excited today.
Actually, not just those who ? re very advanced of techno capable to use tablet, tablet PC is very user-friendly and uncomplicated, does not much not the same as a laptop, and just somewhat more advanced. The advantages of tablet is it’s portable and allows for easy browsing, that’s what makes it so famous. It is possible to carry it easily, since the design sleek and lightweight and set it anywhere. Every child, male or female capable to use tablet PC and for those who think that they can’t, the user manual is very simple you will shout by joy so as to understand what they are talking about.
A Tablet PC can be a full PC laptop, plus a lot more features. Digital pen may be used directly on the screen, with all the functions you’re able to do by the mouse, such as choosing, dragging and beginning the file, or when you would use the keyboard, to communicate and write notes. several Tablet are not a touch screen; it works simply by a special digital put in writing. Thereby, they only receive information from the tip of the pen and not from your fingertip, which makes it convenient in order to publish naturally.
Tablet PC is actually easier and simple to use because it using a keyboard and mouse as an interaction tool, you may use the pen directly with screen. not like desktop pc or laptop computer, Tablet PC does not need a flat surface to use your computer, and while you are in the meeting, this doesn’t has vertical screen that will obstruct the view between you and also other people. in addition, the Tablet could also be used when on the set off or while standing, that makes it perfect for people who ? re constantly on their feet such as sales managers, nurses, medical doctors, and so on.
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Dell Streak 5 has been discontinued in many countries but still it seems that Dell has some different plans the smartphone. Dell has released the Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 update for the Dell Streak 5 in Korea, giving a new hope to the smartphone owners of other countries.
But as of now Dell seems to have no plans for rolling out this update in other countries as no official comment on the same has been issued as of now. but looking at the things we might expect it to come in the near future.
But on the brighter side, XDA forum has made this update available for the world. so although its unofficially available, Dell Streak 5 users can simply download and install this Android Gingerbread ROM for their devices. along with the ROM, the XDA forum has also provided detailed help and even compatibility patch for the easy installation of the Gingerbread ROM update.
Meanwhile, Google has denied the possibility of the bigger Dell Streak 7 being ported to the Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich officially. but, Dell has pointed out an unofficial build of the ICS update for the Streak 7.
AT&T users, take a load off. the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (AT&T) is an enhanced version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 ($469, 3.5 stars), which we think is one of the finest Android tablets out there. It’s a slimmer, lighter tablet alternative to the unusually heavy and bulky HTC Jetstream ($599, 3 stars), AT&T’s other LTE tablet.
To learn about the Galaxy Tab 8.9, read our full review. We called it one of “the best-looking Android tablets in the business.” We’ve also tested AT&T’s LTE network, which is now in 14 metro areas nationwide. We found it to be extremely fast in Houston, but not as fast in Chicago. the tablet falls back to HSPA+ where LTE isn’t available.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 (AT&T) makes two critical changes from the previous model: it uses Android 3.2, which gives it much better compatibility with the many apps designed for phones, and it switches out the 1Ghz dual-core Nvidia processor for an even faster 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 unit, the same one used in the HTC Jetstream.
That makes for a costly tablet, though: $479.99 with a two-year, $35/month contract or $629.99 without. while that’s cheaper than the Jetstream, it’s $160 more than the Wi-Fi-only version of this tablet.
And the Galaxy Tab 8.9 (AT&T) still suffers from the app deficit which has plagued tablets running Google’s Android Honeycomb OS. Because not many Honeycomb tablets have sold, not many developers are writing apps specifically designed for Honeycomb tablets.
Samsung has confirmed an update to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” for at least some Galaxy Tab models, and once most of the Android world is running version 4.0, we may see more dedicated tablet apps cropping up for Android. until then, our primary recommendation for a tablet on AT&T is the Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G) ($499, 4.5 stars), even though it lacks that speedy, speedy LTE.
Toshiba has announced today that Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now obtainable for Toshiba’s 10.1 inch original Thrive tablet. Especially, the Thrive 7-inch version has Android 3.2 right from the day it was released.
Toshiba said in statement that “there are lots of latest features in the Android 3.2 update, which contains enhanced app compatibility and improved screen rotation acceleration.”
Toshiba Thrive tablet gets taste of Android 3.2 Honeycomb
The Thrive was initially released in mid-July 2011 and after one month it acquired its primary update as the device used to go to sleep for no basis at all and it used to get up only after owners restarted it. Though, tablet owners complained that after establishing the revise, Android Market and YouTube widgets disappeared from their tablets main screen.
The company says the latest update for 10-inch tablet enables an enhanced compatibility approach, developing the system apps initially developed for little display devices come out and work on the bigger screen tablet.
The company also suggests the users should power off their tablets during the latest Android 3.2 update setup.
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