Apr 242013
 

Although there was rumors online about the black model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, but the new has not been officially confirmed, the recent news shows that Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will add red and gray two new colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has been sold in Europe, from the German retailers listed product introduction, the product has the WiFi 16GB rot and WiFi 16GB grau two version, each version has red, white and gray three colors, the prices are the same, which is $ 399.

The insiders believe that the price of $ 399 makes people feel a little expensive. After all, the iPad mini with 8-inch screen is priced at only $ 329.

However, its price is not unreasonable. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is with a clearer, 1280 x 800 pixels display, then it’s equipped with a quad-core processor chip. In addition, it supports S Pen, which is a new technology newly added in Samsung GALAXY Note, in addition to stylus function, there is a unique key, which can perform different functions.

Apr 232013
 

Not long ago, Microsoft said that it would be possible to cooperate with OEM manufacturers to launch smaller size screen Windows 8 devices in the future, Today, the French technology website Minimachines released a few renderings of the Acer upcoming small size Windows 8 Tablet Acer Iconia W33D.

According to the French site revealed, the device will be the market’s first Windows 8 small-size tablet, and it will be sold in the fall at the earliest.

The exposed information displays Acer Iconia W3 will be powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, with 2GB RAM and front and rear dual cameras design, it will be likely to have 32GB and 64GB two versions models, and it supports for memory expansion. In addition, Acer Iconia W3 also has an optional shell holder, as well as a physical keyboard base, and the keyboard base can also be used as expansion power to supply power for Iconia W3.

But the message has not been officially confirmed currently, while the Minimachines said Acer required them to delete the related contents, and now the site has deleted the the related messages of the Iconia W3.

Apr 222013
 

The U.S. technology blog has released an article that Benedict Evans signatured, the sales of the Microsoft’s Tablet PC Surface has exceeded the Google Nexus 10′s. This data reflects the future direction of development of the Microsoft notebook and tablet PC market.

The tablet PC sales data is not easy to statistics. For Nexus 10, Evans used its unique screen size to track it and calculated based on the total number of Google users. Evans estimated that the total number of users of the Nexus 10 is about 680,000.

On the other hand, the Bloomberg had reported that Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro sales are 1.5 million units, which is in line with most analysts’ expectations. This means the Surface Tablet PC sales are better than the Nexus 10′s.

For Google, this result may be of little significance. The Nexus series products are mainly for geeks and developers, they only need to provide the Nexus series products to the programmers, as well as some influential people. Google is to promote all Android Tablet PCs, more users and attention will be conducive to Google’s earnings.

But for Microsoft, the results of this comparison is somewhat subtle. There is no doubt that as a brand, Surface sales are much lower than the iPad. However, the Surface Pro  was sold 40 million units after listed for a month time, and it has a good profit margin at the price of $ 500.

Indeed, the production of the Surface Pro is not very high, when the iOS platform provides a variety of options, the Surface is not very attractive. But if Microsoft can increase the sales of Surface Pro in 2013 to make the sales volume up to 4 to 5 million units, then the Surface series products will bring a steady income.

For Google, the Nexus 10 is almost just a technology demonstration platform. But the Surface represents the future of Microsoft, Surface sales will be a key part of Microsoft’s strategy for the future. The reason why the Surface sales are better than the Nexus 10 is that Microsoft covers more developers and geeks, but Microsoft also needs to further promote this product and to create a suitable platform in the new mobile computing era.

Apr 172013
 

According to Vietnamese site Tinhte reports, Apple’s next generation iPhone will be equipped with 12 megapixel camera that has enhanced night shooting capability and HDR photos effect. The message is from Vietnam Wonderful Saigon Electrics company, which is alleged to specifically provide camera module for the iPhone.

In the past, when people speculated that the iPhone 5 may be equipped with 10 megapixel camera, the Wonderful Saigon Electrics gave the news that iPhone 5 would use the 8 megapixel camera, after the fact confirmed the accuracy of the news, then this time news that the camera pixel of the next generation iPhone will be upgraded to 12 million naturally become more credible.

The iOS system rumored to be with the next-generation iPhone also has the latest news exposed, blogs from a number of developers and websites has recorded the access from the unknown iPhone device equipped with the iOS system, and the device IP address is from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Therefore, this may indicate that Apple is testing the new iPhone and iOS system.

It is reported that the new iPhone device identifier is “iPhone6,1″, and the identifier of the Apple iPhone 5 is “iPhone5,1″ or “Phone 5,2″. So, this mysterious iPhone device may be the iPhone 5S rumored to be released this summer.

Apr 172013
 

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in the first-quarter conference call today, the price of Windows 8 touch-screen devices including notebook will be reduced to the level of low-cost tablet computer, and those devices will use the upcoming Intel’s Bay Trail quad-core chip.

“The price of the ultra-thin touch screen notebooks with Intel Bay Trail processor will be the minimum down to $ 200.” Otellini said.

Intel CFO Stacy Smith said: “The Bay Trail will be a great product in this field, and will provide much higher performance than the competitors’.”

Earlier this month, an Intel senior Chinese official said the Bay Trail would become the most powerful Atom processor by far, the performance would be twice of the existing Intel Tablet PC processor, not only the thickness of the device can be reduced to 8mm, and able it can achieve all-day battery life and up to a few weeks standby time.

Both Otellini and Smith haven’t mentioned the specific screen size, but the price indicates that at least a part of the equipmenta will be used to the smaller size screens.

The computer products of 200-300 U.S. dollars are mainly dominated by Android, including the 7-inch Nexus 7. Such products are mainly with quad-core processors provided by Qualcomm and Nvidia, but are all based on the ARM architecture.

The Bay Trail chip is expected to be listed during the Christmas shopping season this year.

Otellini also revealed that in the standard ultrabooks equipped with the company’s new generation Haswell processors, there will be more products priced as low as $ 499.

Apr 152013
 

There are many rumors about the next-generation iPad recently, including the narrow frame design similar to the iPad mini, and using the A7 processor. And now, the Russian site AppleInsider exclusively brought suspected iPad 5 real machine photos, and claimed that the Apple Tablet PC would follow the 9.7-inch Retina display and be with narrow frame design, and loaded with 8 megapixel camera and eye tracking functions.

Not only that, the back processing of Apple’s next-generation iPad is also continuation of the iPad mini process and exterior design, the speaker is placed at the bottom of the product, and the built-in 8-megapixel camera has sapphire glass added. What’s more, it’s rumors that the iPad 5 will have two front lens, which is said to achieve 3D Facetime, or even have the human eye tracking function.

For other hardware specifications of the Apple iPad, this Russian site did not disclose more, but according to South Korean media reports, the A7 quad-core processor in the next generation iPad will be entirely produced TSMC. If this argument is true, then the new generation iPhone and iPad released this year will continue to use the A6 processor.

There is no more accurate information about the published time of Apple’s next-generation iPad. Earlier it’s rumored to be released in April this year, but there is news that the next iPhone will be launched this summer. According to the sources of the supply chain in Taiwan, Apple iPad will start mass production in July and August.

Apr 152013
 


On April 12, Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic showed a 20-inch 4K medical Tablet PC at the ITEM2013 held in Yokohama, Japan.

In fact, in the 2013 International CES held in January this year, Panasonic has disclosed this product. Panasonic for the first time mentioned that the product will be from concept to practical use in the medical field in this show.

This Panasonic 4K medical Tablet PC is tentative for wards, clinics, home care and other places, it can high-definitionly display diagnostic images and store electronic medical records.

The medical tablet screen resolution is 3840 × 2560, which is finer than the ordinary 4K2K (3840X2160). In addition, this 4K medical tablet supports optical touch.

It is reported that the 20-inch Panasonic 4K medical Tablet PC thickness is 10.8mm, and it weighs about 2.4 kg, which is about an ordinary notebook weight, the operating system is Windows 8, and it’s expected to be listed during the year 2013.

Apr 122013
 


It’s reported that Nokia is developing a Windows Tablet, and now the details are added that it has a Keyboard Dock similar to Asus Vivo Tab.

Nokia is developing a 10.1 inches tablet, which has USB and HDMI interfaces, supports for cellular network connections, and its battery life is up to 10 hours. The tablet supports rapid charging technology, 50% electricity can be filled in a short period of time.

The Verge commented that the real innovation of the Nokia Tablet is the Cover Keyboard Dock, and this independent component have two USB ports, built-in battery time which can extend twice life time, which is similar to Asus Vivotab RT.

The figure is Nokia’s most recent patent, it is clear that you can see the keyboard base, which basically confirms earlier reports.

Apr 032013
 

The low-cost electronic equipment manufacturer Ematic has released its first Google-certified tablet PC – Genesis Prime. The tablet is a cheap 7-inch device running Android 4.1 jelly bean operating system. Genesis Prime is with 1.1GHz processor, 1GB memory and dedicated GPU. It provides 4GB storage and 5GB cloud storage space, it has a VGA front camera, and it supports for WiFi and USB 2.0 connectivity.

The Ematic claimed the battery life is 4.5 hours. What is different from other cheap Android tablet is that the Genesis Prime has the Google certification, and it can visit the Google Play Store.

The device is for those who want to experience Tablet PC, but have limited budget, and it’s now available on Amazon, the price is $ 79.99.

Mar 272013
 

According to media reports, in the US Silicon Valley, the Amazon head Bezos is deemed most likely to become the “second Jobs” entrepreneur. Bezos and another Amazon senior Gregory Hart submitted a patent application – the future Tablet PC will be without processor and battery, to be a remote display of cloud computing server.

This new Tablet PC itself is without the processor chip, nor the battery that supplies the processor power consumption, the tablet itself is a mobile display theoretically, its power, data and screen display are all from the cloud computing central computing server.

File of this patent application pointed out that the Tablet PC technology development has been limited, including the processor and other components and limited the size and weight of the Tablet PC, as the battery size is getting smaller and smaller, the Tablet PC endurance capacity can not meet the needs of users.

In fact, Nokia Lumia phone has now realized wireless charging, which means that the wireless transmission of electrical energy technology is not out of reach.

Although the product described in Amazon patent has implementation difficulty, the technology media said it provides a direction for the development of tablet and digital book reader.

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