Sep 102012

According to media reports, the rumors that before Apple is expected to release the small size screen Tablet PC “iPad Mini” next month, Amazon upgraded the Kindle Fire last week . There are news that Apple’s “iPad Mini” screen will be 2 inches smaller than the 9.7-inch iPad products, and it’s aimed against Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab.

However, market analyst surprised that Amazon not only upgraded the existing Kindle Fire products, but also announced a very aggressive price point, and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire able to compete with the large screen iPad.

In accordance with Amazon’s plan, the basic version Kindle Fire price is $159, $40 cheaper than the $199 Nexus 7. The high-end Kindle Fire is priced at $499, $230 cheaper than the iPad able to access 4G service. At the same time, according to Kindle Fire cheap data plan, consumers using the service will save $410 each year.

When the vast majority of Apple profits is from the sale of hardware products, Amazon’s business model is completely different – the company provides the hardware subsidies, which is designed to sell more contents and services to users. Amazon’s pricing strategy may attract attention of Apple and other tablet PC manufacturers managements.

The investment bank Sterne Agee said in a report, “We believe that the outcome of the game is that the Amazon’s very aggressive pricing strategy, will cease to profits of the Tablet PC manufacturers except Apple.”

Currently, Amazon has provided consumers with a dozen Kindle choices, from the cheapest $69 e-book reader, to the most expensive $599 64GB version accessable the 4G network Kindle Fire HD. Market analysts said, so many choices may cause confusion among consumers, but it also represents the strong product line.

Kindle Fire HD has not yet accepted evaluation,, and Apple is still ahead of other competitors in the number of applications. But Amazon’s action expressed that the company has launched a product that can compete with the iPad for the Christmas holiday shopping season this year

Sep 102012

According to media reports, Amazon said on Friday that the company will allow the new Kindle Fire tablet computer buyers to pay another $15 when buying a product to turn off the built-in advertising.

Amazon announced a larger size Kindle Fire Tablet PC on last Thursday, the price is between 159-599 U.S. dollars, and it’s planned to challenge Apple iPad’s dominance in the tablet market by the low prices and more digital content.

Amazon has said that the new Kindle Fire comes with ad called “special offers”, which is helpful to reduce the cost of the product. After the media reported that Amazon does not allow customers to pay to close the ad, criticism on Amazon flooded major online forums.

Last Saturday, the well-known technology blog, Engadget and technology website CNET reported that Amazon has changed its policy.

Amazon spokesman Kinley Pearsall said in an e-mail, “buyers can choose to turn off the ads feature at price of $15 for the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD. We learned from users’ feedbacks, users prefer our advertising features, but there are very few people who do not like advertising. And we are willing to provide customers choose right. ”

Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HD without passing the audit of the Federal Communications Commission. But Amazon said the company expects before the release date November 20, the new products will be approved.

Sep 032012

The tablet computer was named by the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, and applied for a patent. (For details, please consult the “Steve Jobs Biography”), Microsoft also envisaged, after Apple proposed, but due to the hardware level of technology was not yet mature at that time, and the use of the Windows XP operating system is designed for traditional computer which is not for the tablet operation system. Until to 2010, with the emergence of IPAD, the Tablet PC suddenly hot up. The iPad was released by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 27, 2010 in San Francisco, which made the IT vendors look re-focus on the Tablet PC. The iPad redefined the Tablet PC concept and design ideas, and achieved great success.

DisplaySearch forecasts as Intel and Microsoft fully support touch, tablet will be the fastest growing product among all the large-size touch products, the global tablet shipments was 79.6 million units last year, a substantial growth to 130 million units this year, next year it will increase to 190 million units, the tablet touch revenue scale  will reach more than $ 3 billion in 2013, which is almost equal to the laptop market size.

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Aug 302012

In the 2012 IFA electronics in Berlin, Germany, Sony released two new Windows 8 devices: the VAIO Duo 11 Tablet PC and Tap20 AIO. The VAIO Duo 11 is the one that we have seen before, but the Tap20 is the machine never heard before. the Vaio Duo 11 uses a 11.6-inch Full HD panel, the specification is very powerful for its size, and it’s equipped with ULV level Core i3/i5/i7 processor, 128/256GB SSD, NFC, GPS and HD resolution cameras on both panels. Sony is expected to launched this product by the end of October, but the price is not given.

The VAIO Tap 20 is another interesting idea, it’s nearly the same with the Lenovo’s A720, both are AIOs that can lie flat, but Sony adds battery to the Tap 20, and a unique adjustable bracket. Of course as an AIO, the 5.2kg weight can not be compared to a notebook, it can be moved like a giant flat from the room to the living room. Tap 20 CPU is the same with the Duo 11′s, the screen is 20-inch with a resolution of 1,600 x 900, the hard disk is the more traditional 750GB/1TB disc drive.


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Aug 282012

With the Windows 8 official release approaching, there are more and more Windows 8 devices exposured online. According to the exclusive report of technology media PocketNow, Sony will launch a Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid device called the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

The PocketNow estimated the device screen size is 11 inches, with an external keyboard it can turn into a laptop, the screen now can be buy from, and it supports handwriting input. Unfortunately PocketNow did not get more details from its sources, and they did not know the specifications of this device, nor when Sony will launch this hybrid device. Following are more pictures about Sony VAIO Duo 11.

Aug 242012

According to media reports, Amazon today issued invitations to the media, and claimed that the company will hold a press conference in Santa Monica, California on September 6.

Amazon’s invitation did not disclose any information about the content of the news conference. The body of the invitation is only one sentence: “We invite you to participate in the Amazon news conference.”

Amazon’s press conference will be held at Barker Hangar Pavilion in Santa Monica City. The Barker Hangar pavilion is located in the Santa Monica Airport, adjacent to the Los Angeles city, and also private parties and filming are often held in the pavilion.

A year ago, Amazon released Kindle series products, including the Kindle Fire Tablet PC which fully compliance with consumer expectations. Kindle Fire is a 7-inch Android tablet and focused on media consumption, the price is much lower than the Apple iPad.

There are many rumors about the next generation Kindle Fire. Most people think that the next-generation Kindle Fire will be configured a larger display.

According to informed sources, this product is likely to be launched at the second half of the year(may be before Christmas), the next-generation Kindle Fire is thinner and lighter than the previous generation, it will be equipped with a built-in camera and the display quality will be much improved.

As the press conference is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, the industry believes that the release will focus in video, music, and other forms of entertainment such as games and other content. At the same time, the first generation Kindle products may also be upgraded, but the majority of people in the industry believe that the Kindle products is not strong enough to compete with the iPhone and iPad.

Aug 232012

A couple of companies have started promoting new Android mini PCs featuring dual core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 processors over the past week. Now South African distributor Reno Botes has received his first shipment from the manufacturer, and he plans to start filling orders tomorrow.

But he’s also taken the time to share a few photos with us, so we can get a better look at what the little computers look like.


The mini PC is the size of a large USB flash drive — if a flash drive had a dual core CPU, 4GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM, as well as a microSD card slot, full and micro-sized USB ports, 802.11n WiFi, and an HDMI connector.

The little computer runs Google Android 4.0 and it’s designed to be plugged directly into the HDMI port on a TV. You can hook up a mouse and/or keyboard to navigate through the Android interface.

There case is pretty much covered with vents, which should help keep the little computer from overheating.

Botes also included a few photos of the retail packaging and images of what the mini PC looks like when you remove its plastic shell if you want to go for that Raspberry Pi-esque look.

Reno Botes isn’t the only one offering this sort of product. This week US retailer Oval Elephant started taking pre-orders for an identical mini PC for $90. It’s expected to start shipping in September.

Meanwhile, a company called Minix plans to launch a similar device called the Minix NEO G4 soon. Like the other two mini PCs, it features a Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor. But the Neo G4 comes with 8GB of storage instead of 4GB. The case design is also a little different.

Aug 232012

There are some great tools for Windows computers that make it easy to root the Google Nexus 7 tablet, unlock, the bootloader, or install a custom recovery. But what if you’re a Mac user?

There’s an app for that.


Xda-developers forum techfanatic9 has put together a  Mac Toolkit for Google Nexus 7 users.

The toolkit lets you:

  • Root the tablet
  • Unlock the bootloader
  • Install ClockworkMod Recovery

You can also use it to undo and of those things. So if you want to remove root and go back to the stock Android 4.1 firmware, you can do that. You can also lock the bootloader again.

There are different scripts for different actions, so only have to download the ones you need.

Aug 222012


According to media reports, South Korea Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new technology, which will significantly reduce the charging time of the rechargeable battery. If the product launches to the market successfully, then the future laptops charging time will be shortened to 1 minute.

Scientists uses a nanometer particulate to produce battery, then decomposes and carbonizes in graphite solution, and eventually covering the entire electrode conductor network to a lithium ion battery. Through such process, all particles can be charged at the same time, so as to achieve the purpose of rapid charging.

This technique can be applied in a variety of devices using lithium ion batteries. In addition to notebook computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices that we usually use, it can also be used in areas such as automobiles.

Aug 202012

Samsung said recently in an interview, in May and June this year, Tablet PC sales in Taiwan has gone beyond notebook computers. Above remarks is from Taiwan general manager of Samsung Mobile Communications Du Weiyu.


Duwei Yu believes that currently in the Taiwan notebook computer popularizing rate is already very high. Recently, the consumer’s buying desire has gradually shifted to the Tablet PC. According to industry statistics, the recent tablet PCs shipments in Taiwan are 70,000 units in a month, a 2-fold increase over last year.

In addition, the Tablet PC provides users with a great convenience compared to a laptop, Tablet PC is more convenient for outdoor usage. Especially in the lack of power plug location, the Tablet PCs have more advantages than laptops.