Because the battle for the prime tablet maintain continuity, which is the best? Clearly, to appropriately resolve this question, it varies according to what you desire in these freshly called for gadgets. Now, we shall look into a particular tablet thats generating news. The Motorola XOOM! This particular MOTOROLA XOOM for Verizon Wireless is really a tablet that should get you ready for days to come. This particular XOOM is your world’s 1st tablet that has Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the next generation of the Android operating system that was built respectively meant for tablets! Twin digital cameras provide Video Chat on Google Talk. Chat face-to-face with the 2MP front facing camera or switch to the 5 megapixel rear facing camera for “see what I see” video chat action. Also you can keep in touch with entry to your projects and personal email or instant messaging. Download over 3 million eBooks and many apps and games on the newly designed Android Market for Android 3.0. With its dual core processor and 10.1″ HD widescreen display, you will enjoy HD content that’s richer and clearer than ever, all in a thin, light, and powerful tool that also is 4G LTE upgradeable. Highlights A Desktop-Like Browsing Experience With Tabbed Surfing And Sustain For Adobe Flash Android 3.0 Carries a 3D Holographic Interface and Support For The HD Display Capture and Play Back Stunning Video In 720p HD Control Your Home’s FrontPoint Security System From This Tablet Enjoy A Console-like Gaming Experience Enabled By Rich Graphics Enjoy HD Video Content On The 10.1″ HD Widescreen Full Touch Screen Display Designed GPS Provides Support For Google Maps 5.0 With 3D Interaction and Building Outline View Redesigned Android Market For Android 3.0 – Download eBooks, Games, and Apps Amazingly quickly NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-core Processor For fast Downloads The 2MP Webcam Allows Video Chat With Any Google Talk-enabled Device The World’s First Tablet With Android 3.0 – Produced Specifically For Tablets Upgradeable To Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Use The 5MP Rear Facing Digital camera For “See What I See” Video Chat Action Work as well as personal Email and Buddies Are Built-in and Pressed Directly To Your new XOOM Perfect Rate Plans Device Sustains Tablet Plans – Yes Supported Offers Verizon Wireless Text message Plan Alternatives – Yes What exactly Inside your Container Alternative Things Added – Charger, Data Cable, Quick Reference Guideline Messaging Options Multimedia Messaging – Yes Mass text messaging (SMS) – Yes HTML Web Browsing – Yes, A Desktop-like Browser Options Tabbed Browsing Email Client – Yes, Push Email Support: MAP and POP, Gmail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, and Corporate Email Instant Messenger – Yes, Chat On-the-go With Instant Messenger Products Similar to Google Talk Theatre MP3 Player – Yes, Android Mp3player Games – Yes, Preloaded Games, Download More From The Android Market App Store – Yes, The Redesigned Android Market For Android 3.0 – Download eBooks, Games, and Apps Streaming Multimedia Support – Yes Face-book – Yes, Integrated Support For Fb Enhanced Specs Google – Yes, Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb) Intended Particularly For Tablets GPS Services Support – Yes, Integrated GPS Offers Support Google Maps 5.0 With 3D Interaction and Structuring Outline View Attachment Viewing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Yes, View Microsoft Office Documents In Word, Excel, PowerPoint Or PDF Formats With ThinkFree Office Attachment Viewing and Editing (Word, Excel) – Yes, View and improve Windows Documents In Word, Excel, PowerPoint Or PDF With ThinkFree Office Upgradeable – Yes, Over The Air Software Updates Supported Desktop pc Synchronization – Yes Bluetooth Stereo Receiver (A2DP) – Yes, Stream Tunes Wirelessly With Stereo Bluetooth Capable Headphones (Not Added) Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Yes, Unite Wirelessly To Other Bluetooth Devices If you want statistics, head over to Tao Wireless.
The Tablet P and Tablet S marked Sony’s first attempt at the tablet segment and though both were pretty solid and thoroughly innovative, none made a big enough impact on the market. that might change though with the second generation of tablet devices Sony is readying supposedly for a launch during the holidays. Also, in another interesting development, Sony has moved its entire tablet operations into the Xperia brand that until now comprised of only its smartphone range.
Now coming to the upcoming Xperia Tablet (that is what it is referred to until it gets its official name) specs, things are definitely a notch higher than Sony’s first gen devices. Powered by the latest NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor, the device will come with 1 GB of RAM and will be available in three memory size variants of 16, 32, and 64 GB. The tablet would sport two cameras, with the one at the rear being a 8 megapixel lens and a 1 megapixel unit making up the front.
Further, the Xperia Tablet will continue with a 9.4 inch display and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. A battery of 6,000 mAh rating will be providing the juice, which Sony has stated will be good enough to support around 10 hours of operation. Also, the Xperia Tablet will run Android 4.0 ICS, though we hope Sony changes its mind and offers Jelly Bean right out of the box.
Another interesting fact about the upcoming tablet is that while Sony isn’t giving up on the wedge shape of Tablet S that had made it unique, the entire thing has been shaved down considerably to make it what Sony is claiming to be 42 percent slimmer. It’s not going to be more than 12 mm at its thickest point, though the tablet will continue to resemble a folded magazine, which in turn makes it quite convenient to hold and operate.
The price of the tablet is expected to be $449 for the 16 GB model when it hits the market, with the subsequent 32 and 64 GB variants likely to cost $549 and $649 respectively. There is, however, no confirmation on the exact date of the tablets‘ arrival at the market, though the holidays are the expected time frame.
There will also be optional items at the time of launch for consumers to choose if they wish. for instance, there is going to be a keyboard folio like the one that comes with the Microsoft Surface tablet costing $99, a docking stand which comes for $99, and docking speaker for $119. There is also a stand that is relatively cheaper at $25. The tablet has one added feature worth mentioning and that being the shared mode of operating the tablet by more than one user termed the “Guest mode.”
Further, with the tablet coming from Sony, it’s expected that the device will be PlayStation certified. what this means is that users will be able to download and play PlayStation games on the tablet itself.
Expect more of the device in the coming months.
via the verge
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Toshiba has sowed this series of flat products at the CES2012, after repeated appearances, and now it is finally officially released. the release of the Tablet PC has three models, Excite 7.7, Excite 10 and Excite 13, they are all equipped with Android 4.0 ICS system, Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5.0-megapixel main camera, 2.0-megapixel front camera, SRS speakers, microUSB and microSD expansion interfaces, in addition of Excite 7.7, other models are also more HDMI output and SD card slot.
As to the screen, the names already tell their size, Excite 7.7 and Excite 10 are 1,280 x 800 resolution, but the former in particular in using the AMOLED panel while the Excite 13 may because of using the maximum size, display technology used in high first, it provides ultra-high 1,600 x 900 pixel display with BrightView HD LED screen.
The Excite 10 is listed on may 6, the other models of Excite 7.7 and Excite 13 will be later listed on June 10. the following is the price of each capacity version.
Excite 10:16 GB of $450, 32GB $530, 64GB $650
Excite 7.7:16 GB $500, 32GB $580
Excite 13: 32GB $650, 64GB $750
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Acer’s new Iconia Tab A210 which was first unveiled in the recent Computex exhibition has now arrived at the FCC. the latest addition to the Acer tablet range runs Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system and is equipped with a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is powered by a 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core processor, which is supported by 1Gb of memory. Storage is provided in either 8GB or 16GB options, and connectivity is provided by WLAN, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, optional 3G, a microSD card slot, and 1 x USB 2.0 port.
With the Acer Iconia Tab A210 arriving at the FCC, its normally a good indication that the new Android tablet will be arriving in stores, but unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Acer.
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Earlier this year Acer quietly launched the new Iconia Tab A200 dual-core Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, then quickly made it one of the first to ICS with an update in February. while we haven’t seen or heard much of it since becoming available, today at Computex they are showing off its bigger and faster brother complete with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 under the hood.
Acer didn’t show much of the new A210, but we did manage to notice it was complete with basically the same specs as the original other than a few changes. Rocking a 10-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The differences however is you’ll get the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.2 GHz processor instead of the older dual-core the A200 has.
The new A210 will be running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and even support for 3G connectivity. The only problem here is the addition of data support, and a quad-core processor it only comes with a small 3260 mAh battery. The new A210 takes the few things the A200 had wrong and improved them. with it being available for $349 we have a feeling Acer will be aiming for a similar priced market once they release the A210. Stay tuned for additional details from Acer as I’m sure they’ll be officially announcing everything shortly.
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The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an Android 4.0 tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and a starting price of $449.99 for a model with 32GB of storage.
That makes this tablet the first Android tablet to ship with a display resolution this high — although the Asus Transformer Prime Infinity is expected to ship any day now, and that tablet will have the same screen resolution.
Acer’s tablet has 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a 1MP front-facing camera, and a 5MP rear camera.
The Iconia Tab A700 has a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, and headset jack, and the tablet measures 10.2″ x 6.9″ x 0.43″ and weighs just under 1.5 pounds.
Acer offers black and silver models of the tablet.
Acer is hoping to sprint back into the tablet race with a special edition of the quad-core Acer Iconia A510. like the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is the official Olympic phone, the Iconia A510 is themed around the London 2012 Olympic games.
Decked out in black or silver, the A510 sports an Olympic logo and lets you watch the games on the go. it comes with a free trial of sport-streaming app Eurosport Player, giving you free coverage of the games until 13 August. That covers the main Olympics, but not the Paralympics.
The A510 has the body of an athlete beneath that Olympic exterior. It’s powered by the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, backed by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz. There’s 32GB of storage and the battery is a marathon runner, with a claimed personal best of 15 hours.
The camera is a 5-megapixel snapper with auto focus and shoots 1080p Full HD video. Plus there’s a 720p camera on the front for hi-def video calls. The screen lets you watch high-definition movies and TVs too, with Dolby Mobile 3+ 5.1-channel sound.
If you’re interested, anyone who orders the A510 this month will be entered into a draw to win an Acer K330 Projector, worth £480.
Acer isn’t the only tech company to put a Games gadget in the starting blocks: Samsung is all over the Olympics, even offering tickets to people buying a Samsung Galaxy Note. Meanwhile, a free S3 is to be handed out to every athlete to pay for things by touching the phone to special NFC tills in shops across the Olympic site.
The Acer Olympic Iconia 4510 is on sale now at Carphone Warehouse for £349, which is £50 less than the cheapest iPad. is it a gold medal-winner, or does it fall at the first hurdle? tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.
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Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia has claimed that the new Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes on some of its patents.
The Inquirer reports that a spokesperson for Nokia revealed that the Nexus 7 is not licensed to use some of its patents.
The spokesperson said: “Nokia has more than 40 licensees, mainly for its standards essential patent portfolio, including most of the mobile device manufacturers. neither Google nor Asus is licensed under our patent portfolio.
Google, just simply approach us
They go on to state that it’s not difficult for Google or Asus to get a license for particular patents, with the process being a simple one: “Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.”
It’s thought that Nokia is unlikely to push for a sales ban, avoiding the Apple way of doing things, instead insisting that Google/Asus sign up for the required licences.
The Google Nexus 7 is the search giant’s first own-brand tablet, and it sports a 7-inch display, quad-core processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while rocking up with the highly attractive price tag of £159 ($199).
TechRadar contacted Nokia to find out more information, but the firm declined to add to its statement above.
We’ve also contacted Google and Asus for further comments and we’ll update this article once we hear back.
Update: an Asus spokesperson has told TechRadar: “ASUS will not be providing comment on the claims of patent infringement.”
From The Inquirer
May 25 news, compared to smart phones, Toshiba seems to be more inclined to launch Tablet PCs. according to foreign media reports that Toshiba has announced a new Tablet PC – AT300 and will be launched in UK.
As early as last year, Toshiba had launched AT300 Tablet in Japan, but this AT300 which will upcoming to British has improve a lot in the configuration and the body thickness is only 8.95mm.
It is understood that the British version AT300 tablet will be equipped with Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 screen (covered with Corning Gorilla glass), built-in 5 million pixel camera, and the front two million pixels, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB storage (extended support), support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HDMI HD output function. In addition, the tablet will provide a powerful battery and guaranteed 10 hours of video playback time.
This new Tablet will be landing in UK market in June this year and price is yet to be announced.
It’s shaping up to be a huge week for Microsoft. on Monday, the company announced its Surface tablet platform at a hush-hush event in Los Angeles, and now Microsoft has unveiled Windows Phone 8 Apollo at its Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco.
Microsoft announced eight specific platform updates for its upcoming mobile OS. We’ve already covered one of the most consumer-facing updates, the new start Screen, but other changes include hardware-related features like multi-core processor and memory card support, a revamped Internet Explorer 10, shared native code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, NFC support, a new Wallet hub, Nokia Maps, and Windows Phone 8 for business.
Many of these updates shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering all the leaks and reports that came out in February. nor was today’s announcement a full-fledged reveal like Apple’s iOS 6 presentation at WWDC. Microsoft says it will unveil more end-user features in the summer. but in the meantime, these platform updates are significant, and Microsoft had a lot to say about them.
Here’s a deeper dive into what we can expect from Windows Phone 8.
As suspected, Windows Phone 8 will support multi-core chips. It’s a move that will make Windows Phone more competitive with the iPhone and Android handsets, which have been able to check off multi-core support on their spec sheets for quite a while. when they launch, Windows Phone 8 devices will run on dual-core processors, specifically those from Qualcomm.
“The experience that people have had on a single-core will get much, much better as we move to dual-core,” Joe Belfiore, manager of the Windows Phone Program, said at the event.
Windows Phone 8 will also support three screen resolutions. (Windows Phone 7.5 supports just one.) The new screen resolutions include WVGA at 800×480 pixels and a 15:9 aspect ratio; WXGA at 1280×769 and 15:9; and 720p at 1280×720 at 16:9.
Rounding out the hardware story, Windows Phone 8 will support microSD card expansion. Hardware manufacturers can include a microSD slot for users to easily transfer information from device to device. “What this enables is that an end user can add a MicroSD card months after they’ve bought a phone and transfer information from PC to phone, and phone to phone,” Belfiore said. “We didn’t want to deliver this feature until we could do it where it’s easy to use.”
Microsoft showed off a new Internet Explorer browser for Windows Phone 8. The new IE 10 features Smart Screen, an anti-phishing filter that uses data from Windows PCs to block malicious websites in real time. Belfiore showed off how IE 10 can protect users who might fall victim to scam links sent via email.
Windows Phone 8 will share native C and C++ code with Windows 8, making it easier for developers to create apps for both platforms. It’s not something that consumers will immediately notice when they use the OS, but Microsoft hopes native code support will lead to better, easier app development — and thus more quality apps in Windows Phone Marketplace.
“The biggest effect this will have is we’re going to see some freaking killer games this year,” Belfiore said.
At its developer summit, Microsoft continually hammered on how easy it will be for developers to port games from Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8, and vice versa. “Suddenly, with Windows Phone 8 with that shared core, taking an app from the PC to phone is very straightforward,” Belfiore said.
In essence, native code will enable developers to write high-performance code — which is why games are such a big deal — and drive hardware acceleration. “You’re going to see some beefy, powerful phones running some amazing games this year,” Belfiore said.
As suspected, Windows Phone 8 devices will support NFC sharing. NFC isn’t a totally new technology, but it’s far from ubiquitous, so it’s interesting to see Microsoft pushing it forward. Belfiore demoed how NFC would work in a Lexus advertisement with an embedded tag — he used the April issue of Wired magazine, actually: With a simple tap of his phone on top of the advertisement, he transferred product information directly to his Windows Phone.
Also, sharing isn’t limited to just phones. The new Microsoft platform supports NFC between phones, laptops, slates, and PCs. and NFC also has an important role in the next platform update….
Windows Phone 8 will feature a new Wallet hub where users can store their credit and debit card information, third-party loyalty and membership cards, and coupons and deals. It’s not unlike Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook app. but Windows Phone Wallet experience will also support NFC tap-to-pay.
Yes, it’s like Google Wallet, but with one fundamental difference. all of your credit and debit card information will be stored in a secure SIM card, not in an on-device system. Google Wallet is built directly into a device, making it impossible to move your Wallet info from one device to the next, but Windows Phone has opted for a more transition-friendly option.
Microsoft’s approach is also an experience that carriers prefer. but don’t get too excited just yet, as the NFC tap-to-pay capabilities won’t be coming to the United States until next year. At launch, the capability will be limited to the France-based Orange carrier. US Windows 8 consumers, however, will still be able to access the Wallet hub as their central location for cards, third-party services, and deals.
Say goodbye to Bing Maps. Windows Phone 8 maps will run on Nokia’s mapping technology, built directly into the onboard Maps app. There’s not too much news on this front, but this development isn’t surprising considering Microsoft and Nokia’s close ties. Some key features include: Global NAVTEQ map data, offline map support, turn-by-turn directions, and map control for developers. 3-D navigation didn’t make it.
Microsoft has always had a strong hold on the enterprise market with Windows, and now it’s taking all of that work and pulling it together with a business-friendly Windows Phone platform. Windows Phone 8 will come with a complete security platform with Secure Boot and encryption (which is a derivative of Windows Bitlocker). It’ll make app distribution and deployment flexible for business, offering up a mechanism for private distribution and full-on onsite management.
Businesses will also be able to manage Windows Phone 8 devices through a software management system. and finally, Windows Phone 8 will run the Microsoft Office suite — though we have yet to see how it will look in that mobile form.
Ah, the new start Screen. “It’s the sexiest thing in Windows Phone 8,” Belfiore said. and this should definitely the case for more visually motivated users. as we wrote in our story about the start Screen and current Windows Phone devices, the new start Screen is the most visible end-user feature of Windows Phone 8 (at least that’s been announced so far).
Microsoft has taken its Live Tiles and made them more customizable, bringing a new small size to the experience.
“These live tiles are the heart and soul of the Windows Phone,” Belfiore said. “We know that our users really love their phones, and we think the biggest reason is because Live Tiles make the phones so special and so personal.”
Users will be able to choose between a small, medium and large size for their Live Tiles. and now the entire screen is available for Live Tile pinning — the arrow and empty space on the right-hand side have dissapeared. To that end, users can pin more on their start Screen.
And of course, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are coming even closer together. as Microsoft said, they’re “better together.”
“The intent in our changing the Live Tiles support is not just to make Live Tiles more personal, but to give a more consistent experience between Windows 8 Live Tiles and Windows Phone 8 live tiles,” Belfiore said.