Posted by David on June 13, 2011 ·
HP has posted a new video for its highly anticipated TouchPad tablet, and it highlights several of the tablet’s distinguishing features.
In the video, HP demos the ability to manage tasks simultaneously, the speed of the dual-core Qualcomm processor, HP Synergy, light gaming, HTML5 and Adobe Flash support, Citrix Receiver, video calling, and HP’s Touch To Share technology for keeping your webOS [...]
Posted by David on June 8, 2011 ·
It’s official, the 16GB Wi-Fi edition of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook is now available from Sprint for $499.99. Specs include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 WSVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, support for 1080p HDMI-out, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 1GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support. If you’re looking for 4G speeds [...]
Posted by David on June 1, 2011 ·
Blogger Pocketnow scooped up some images of new Motorola products on the drawing board, information and images that Motorola was testing on a newly designed website. The images and information weren’t intended to stay on the web live, but only intended to check out the design before pulled. Before Motorola yanked them, Pocketnow.com yanked them first, revealing six unannounced devices [...]
Posted by David on May 31, 2011 ·
ViewSonic officially announced the ViewPad 7x Android tablet at the 2011 Computex show. While competition is fierce amongst the new Honeycomb tablets ravaging the market, this little ViewSonic baby also runs Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, has HSPA+ connectivity, an HDMI-out port, rear and front facing cameras, and a 7-inch LED display with a 1024 x [...]
Posted by David on April 19, 2011 ·
Blackberry’s long-awwaited Playbook, Research In Motion’s first tablet, is HERE and ons sale now. . The 7-inch tablet, which is also the first device to run the company’s QNX-based software, is aimed at consumers and professionals alike, with a blend of speed, security, and functionality. The Playbook has all the makings of an iPad competitor, with many claims of more robust features, a [...]
Posted by David on April 11, 2011 ·
Adobe announced the latest version of its Creative Suite software, version 5.5, which includes a new SDK for building smartphone and tablet applications that can interact with its famous Photoshop desktop software. To showcase some of the possibilities brought about by its new SDK, Adobe also introduced three new apps for Apple’s iPad. Adobe Eazel is a finger painting app with enhanced controls [...]
Posted by David on March 25, 2011 ·
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer may not make it to the U.S., but it is a very feature-packed device that marries a standard 10.1-inch tablet with a QWERTY-equipped hinged dock. When combined, the result is a full-sized touchscreen laptop experience that can afford up to a staggering 16-hours of battery life on a single charge. When apart, the Eee Pad Transformer becomes a regular Honeycomb tablet. Spec [...]
Posted by David on March 22, 2011 ·
AT&T is stepping up with the upcoming summer launch of the 4G-enabled Acer Iconia Tab A501 Android tablet. The A501 features Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system as well as a 10-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera for video chat and an HDMI-port capable of piping 1080p HD video to any attached device.
Posted by David on March 12, 2011 ·
According to information posted in NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone Android application, Sony PlayStation games will be making their way onto Tegra-based, Android devices in the not-to-distant future.
“Sony Computer Entertainment is bringing its PlayStation games to NVIDIA Tegra-equipped phones and tablet devices later this year,” proclaims a post within the application. The electronic company will deliver [...]
Posted by David on March 10, 2011 ·
According to IDC (International Data Corporation), a global provider of market intelligence for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, 10.1 million media tablets were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2010 – more than double the 4.5 million shipped in the third quarter. Apple’s share came down from 93% in the third quarter to 73% in the fourth, [...]
Posted by David on March 8, 2011 ·
ViewSonic has announced the availability of its unique dual-boot tablet, the ViewPad 10. The ViewPad 10 is an Atom-based tablet that features a 10-inch 1024 x 600-pixel touchscreen display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Most notably, however, it features a dual-boot configuration that [...]
Posted by David on March 7, 2011 ·
Sprint plans to announce three high-end devices at CTIA Wireless in Orlando this month. Sources tell us that the Samsung Nexus S 4G, a standard Nexus S with a WiMAX radio; the EVO 3D, HTC’s spin on the very successful EVO 4G with a 3D screen; and the EVO View, a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer tablet, are on the docket for the show. The rumor is supported by some Wi-Fi alliance filings from Samsung [...]
Posted by David on March 5, 2011 ·
You’d think as ginormous and innovative as a company like Microsoft has been in the past, that they would be a little quicker on the draw with the latest tablet and smartphone devices, and offering a little bigger competitive fight than what we’ve seen in the last few years. But here we go again. After entering the smartphone and mobile OS business recently with Windows Phone 7 and [...]
Posted by David on March 5, 2011 ·
Verizon has just put the iPad 2 on their website, and says that the Apple updated tablet will be available on the launch date, March 11th. While no formal announcement has been made, and the details surrounding the launch have not been clarified, Verizon is expected to begin selling the iOS tablet at 5:00PM local time on launch day, inline with those other retailers that will introduce the much anticipated [...]
Posted by David on March 1, 2011 ·
Below is a compilation of rumors, guesses, unofficial reports and specs from iPad accessories already out- trying to make the best hypothetical guess of what we’ll hear tomorrow at Apple’s Press Event, announcing the iPad 2. Here it is:
A much thinner and lighter iPad. We’re talking seriously thin.
A slightly thinner bezel around the iPad’s display, making the device’s footprint [...]
Posted by David on February 26, 2011 ·
The Intel Oak Trail 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor is coming with improved battery life and performance, all in some tight Windows 7 tablet packages. One recent blog spotted the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 press materials stating that it’s sporting the Oak Trail and will be available March 30th. The Samsung Sliding PC 7 and MSI WindPad 100W also seem to have around the same launch date, both with [...]
Posted by David on February 23, 2011 ·
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will announce its next-generation iPad tablet at a special media event on March 2nd. The Journal cites multiple sources claiming that indeed the iPad 2 release date is on shedule. Apple will hold the press event in San Francisco to announce its new tablet. Whether Steve Jobs will be the host of the event is questionable considering he’s on [...]
Posted by David on February 23, 2011 ·
HP’s webOS-powered tablet will launch this April, says DigiTimes, citing confirmation from HP’s component suppliers. The TouchPad, which will launch with webOS 3.0, will starting shipping to retailers by the end of March, andthen be ready for release some time in April. DigiTimes also says that HP intends to sell between 4 and 5 million TouchPad units and between 45 and 48 million notebook computers [...]
Posted by David on February 22, 2011 ·
While Motorola is still keeping the price of their latest tablet, the Motorola Xoom, a secret, we do know that the Xoom tablet will hit the carrier on February 24th.
But that’s not all. A small asterisk, just below the email address registration, states that Flash support won’t arrive until Spring of 2011. What is up with Flash and adobe? Are they that hard to work with? It seems [...]
Posted by David on February 21, 2011 ·
If we needed any more proof that 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet, CES and MWC certainly confirmed that with a vengence. But why should all the tablet fun be had by the adults, as kids surely deserve their own touchscreen distraction too. Happily, Leapfrog has announced a multi-functional edutainment tablet for children ages 4 and up. The device has a collection of creativity tools [...]
Posted by David on February 17, 2011 ·
Motorola announced pricing for their XOOM tablet. Apparently, the 3G/4G version will be available from Verizon Wireless for an unsubsidized price of $799. The tablet will have the option to connect to Verizon’s 3G data network, and later this year, its 4G LTE network as well for a monthly fee, but buyers will not have to sign a service contract with the carrier. Motorola also said that the Wi-Fi-only [...]
Posted by David on February 17, 2011 ·
Google recently announced some details surrounding the company’s next version of its Android operating system. Google’s Android Engineering Director Dave Burke said that Google’s “I” build of Android will merge features of Honeycomb and Gingerbread in an effort to unify the tablet and smartphone versions of the Android OS. Burke also said this future Android build will likely bring Honeycomb’s [...]
Posted by David on February 16, 2011 ·
At the Mobile World Conference, Huawei announced several new devices including the IDEOS X3 Android-powered smartphone and the IDEOS X7 Slim Android tablet. The IDEOS X3 will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and feature a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display along with what Huawei is calling the thinnest case among 3.2-inch display-toting smartphones currently on the market. The phone will launch with SOFTBANK [...]
Posted by David on February 7, 2011 ·
Following Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb event on Wednesday, the company held a full press conference available on YouTube, and it’s available for you here. Google had a Motorola XOOM on display for the demos during the presentation and was awesome, showing off Google’s new tablet-only OS.
From the new home screen and app-switcher UI to the revamped YouTube interface and the email application [...]
Posted by David on February 5, 2011 ·
Motorola has released a 15-second teaser of its upcoming Super Bowl XLV commercial. It shows a bunch of white hooded, white ear bud zombies drolling in a city’s subway system. One man stands alone and he happens to have a Motorola’s XOOM tablet in hand. The man uses an advanced version of Google Maps only offered on the Android platform to navigate his way top side. He also happens [...]
Posted by David on February 4, 2011 ·
New Android Honeycomb tablet typing app
—TouchType has expanded to tablets via Honeycomb. The company has launched a new tablet version of its SwiftKey typing app to coincide with the release of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and the launch of the Xoom tablet from Motorola. The app is claimed to make touchscreen typing more intuitive thanks to an improved version of the Fluency predictive text engine [...]
Posted by David on January 27, 2011 ·
New HP webOS tablet trademarks leaked
—Several newly uncovered trademark filings could indicate possible names for HP’s upcoming webOS tablets. The trademark filings, which were revealed today, include “HP Duopad,” “HP Touchcanvas” and “HP Touchslate.” Earlier trademarks suggest that one of HP’s tablets could also be named “HP Touchpad.” HP is holding a press event early next [...]
Posted by David on January 25, 2011 ·
HP webOS Topaz tablet revealed
—Next month at HP’s webOS press event, we’ve been hearing of two tablets coming out. One was revealed today on Precentral.net blog, the Topaz. A render of Palm’s large-form tablet was first seen earlier this month, but this time around there are specs and plenty of details to go along with new renders and slides.
Codenamed Topaz, this webOS-powered [...]
Posted by David on January 20, 2011 ·
Could iPad 2 be coming February 9th?
—Here’s what we know. “iPad 1″ was announced on February 27th, a Wednesday of last year . Icons representing the iPad, seen above on the left, show “27″ as the date on the calendar. Apple’s latest iOS beta, however, includes a new icon for the iPad that shows a “9″ on the calendar app.
Clues on released images are indicating [...]
Posted by David on January 11, 2011 ·
Fuugo aims to blend mobile TV and social media
—The Fuugo device allows you dto centralize broadcast television, mobile TV and internet TV all in one place. Fuugo is a video content aggregator application from Axel Technologies that runs on a wide range of devices, including mobile platforms.
Fuugo is an appropriate media solution for any mobile device with a screen size between 3 and 24 inches