Mar 012013

The U.S. electronics dismantling site iFixit announced the Tablet PC maintenance difficulty ranking, the Microsoft Surface Pro ranked at the end, which is the most difficult to repair Tablet PC. iFixit rated to the most popular products, the full mark is 10 points, the higher score, the more easily to disassemble and repair. Among them, the Dell XPS 10 topped the list with 9 points.

Apple and Microsoft product rankings are at the end on the list. The Surface RT score is only 4 points, because this product is very difficult to take apart. The iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and the iPad mini are all 2 points, also because they are difficult to disassemble. However, the last one in the list is the latest released Surface Pro, which just gets 1 point.

iFixit published an evaluation of the difficulty of dismantling of electronic products long ago, but they have never concerntrated to list them. The spokesman for the site said: “We can not list all the Tablet PCs, but this list is a good start, we must disassemble a Tablet PC to give ratings, so with more dismantling activities, we will also add more hardware devices. We hope to encourage manufacturers to develop more durable abd easier to repair products to win everyone’s favor through user voting. “

Feb 282013

Following the Google Nexus10 landed in the Japanese market in the middle of this month, Amazon announced today that their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is coming soon to the Japanese market, the specific release date is on March 12, and the 16GB and 32GB versions are priced at 24,800 yen/29,800yen.

The Kindle Fire HD is equipped with a 8.9-inch 1920×1200 pixel HD capacitive screen, depth customized Android system, TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor and integrated The POWERVR SGX544 GPU. It supports for Dolby Digital Plus sound, and it for the first time adds support for the MIMO technology, Kindle FreeTime allows parents to control children playing tablet time.

Feb 272013

According to the technology website The Verge reports, Razer previously released the 10.1-inch gaming tablet Razer Edge equipped with the Windows operating system at CES, and the product will start pre-sale on March 1, and it’s priced from $999.

Razer announced today that the Razer Edge Game Tablet will accept reservations at Pacific Standard March 1 12:00. The product is divided into the Standard Edition and Pro Edition two versions, the Standard Edition model is equipped with Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GT640M LE graphics card, the screen resolution is 1366 × 768, it’s with 4GB memory and 64GB SSD, and it’s priced at $999.99.

The Pro Edition model will be with Intel Core i7 processor and 128GB/256GB solid state hard drive, the graphics card and the screen are the same with the Standard Edition model, and it’s priced at $1,299.99 and $1,449.99.

According to the plan, Razer Edge will be officially shipped in March, and it’s pre-installed Windows 8 operating system. The independent handle and charging stand accessories will be listed in the same period, but the price is uncertain, and the Keyboard Dock previously mentioned will be listed in the third quarter of this year.

Feb 262013

Earlier this year, Sony released a tablet product called Xperia Tablet Z, and the product has been widelt concerned by virtue of its excellent three proofings functions. At this year’s MWC, Sony launched a global version of the product, which is expected to be officially shipped in May this year.

The machine uses a 10.1-inch high-definition display with a WUXGA level resolution of 1920*1200. The screen is also with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 image technology. The product is also equipped with a frequency of 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB memory. It has built-in 8.1 megapixel main camera and 2.2 megapixel front camera, and it’s with Exmor R back-illuminated photosensitive components in the main lens of the Tablet PC for the first time, which supports autofocus and 1080p Full HD video recording function.

In addition, it runs the Android 4.1.2 operating system, and supports S-Force Surround Sound technology, NFC functionality and LTE 4G network. To ensure the endurance, it’s equipped with a 6000mAh large capacity battery.

In accordance with Sony arrangements, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z Black Edition will have 16GB, 32GB and 64GB version, the 64GB version will be for the U.S. market, while the white version will only have 32GB version. The product is expected to be officially listed in May this year, the 16GB version is priced at $499, while the 32GB version is priced at $599.

Feb 202013

According to media reports, the mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans roughly estimated the Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC sales last year is about 4.5-4.8 million units based on Asustek Computer Tablet PC latest sales data on Tuesday. Google has not released the Nexus 7 sales data, so this sales data may be the closest one to the Nexus 7 actual sales data.

Evans’s report proved that Apple still rules the tablet PC market, and the company’s decision to enter the small screen Tablet PC helps the company to stop the pace of development of other companies and secures Apple dominance position in the tablet market.

Given to it that Apple sold 22.9 million iPad in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 (ie, the fourth quarter of 2012), equivalent to five times of Evans anticipated Nexus shipped in 2012, which also means the it still takes a long time before Android can get a considerable share same as the smartphone market in the tablet PC market.

Feb 192013

Do you still remember the Korean manufacturer Iriver at the MP3 era? Iriver has just recently released a 7-inch Tablet PC named WOWtab, whose configuration is similar with the Nexus 7, although the Nexus 7 was released on June 28 last year.

The Iriver WOWtab is with a resolution of 1280 x 800 IPS screen, 1.2GHz NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. It supports microSD expansion and it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

In addition, Iriver WOWtab is equipped with 4000mAh battery, and it’s with a front camera, the size is 194x 122x 10.6mm and it weighs 338 grams.

Feb 052013

Recently, the websites Sammobile exposed the Samsung official invitation, which displays Samsung will display its latest GALAXY series products at MWC2013 from February 25 to February 28.

The exposed Samsung invitation doesn’t leak what new products will be release, but the striking Samsung GALAXY words on the invitation indicates that there will be new GALAXY series. According to speculation, Samsung may launch three tablet PCs and several smartphones in the MWC show. Such as Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Tab Plus new prodycts.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 is with a 8.0-inch Super Clear LCD touch screen, which will support 1280*800 pixel resolution, it has built-in 5 megapixel main camera and 1.6GHz frequency the Orion Eyxnos4412 quad-core processor, it provides 2GB RAM memory and 16GB/32GB two capacity version, and it’s pre-installed the Android 4.2 operating system, and it supports S Pen electromagnetic stylus operation. The GALAXY Tab 3 will also be equipped with a 1280 × 800 resolution touch screen and the Android4.2 operating system, and built-in 1.5GHz frequency processor, but other specific functional specifications are still unknown.

As to the GT-P8200 model GALAXY Tab 3 Plus, it is equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen flagship model, and it will be possible to use the 2560 x 1600 resolution touch screen. And it will be equipped with 1.7GHz Exynos 5 dual-core processor based on the Cortex-A15 architecture, and also it will be with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean system.

And the GALAXY series smartphones, Samsung is likely to bring the GALAXY Fonblet 5.8, GALAXY Xcover 2, GALAXY Express as well as GALAXY Grand new machines. The GALAXY Fonblet 5.8 which is equipped with a 5.8-inch touch screen with a resolution of qHD (960 × 540 pixels) is undoubtedly the most concerned. Based on currently available information, the product will have built-in Broadcom 1.2GHz BCM28155 dual-core processor and Android4.1.2 system , and it’s rumored that it will support dual-card function.

The GALAXY Xcover 2, GALAXY Express and GALAXY Grand are the released models, Samsung will showcase these new GALAXY series in one of the largest exhibition halls in MWC2013. But it is a pity that the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY SIV will not be released in the MWC show.

Feb 052013

According to media reports, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (Stephen Elop) revealed when accepted the Australia “Financial Review” interview that the company plans to expand its product portfolio, and it’s very interested in Tablet PC.

When asked whether Nokia has decided to launch its own tablet PC, Elop replied “We will consider any choice”. When media asked which platform Nokia would elect, Elop implied: “Imagine, you already have Lumia 920 running WP system, and you can gain the complete Microsoft experience with a Windows Tablet, PC or Xbox. We will give first consideration to Microsoft, but have not yet made ??a final decision “.

Elop believes the Windows tablet advantage is that corporate buyers are easily impressed by Microsoft additional services, such as Office and SkyDrive. Of course, Nokia will consider any options (Windows or Android), and a variety of cooperation opportunities is also what the users want to see.

In fact as early as several years ago, Nokia had launched a series of Internet Tablet based on Linux, the company attempt in the field of Tablet PC is even earlier than the Apple iPad.

Jan 312013

According to media reports, according to a leaked Samsung Tablet PC User Agent Profile (UAProf), Samsung will launch three Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PCs.

Message from the Japanese Science and Technology blog Blue Ringer Men that the three Galaxy Tab 3 model codenames are the GT-P3200, GT-P5200 and GT-P8200.

It is reported that, the GT-P3200 is configured with the 1024 x 600 resolution display, which is most likely referring to the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, while the GT-P5200 is configured with 1280 x 800 resolution display, likely to be the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

The most interesting is the GT-P8200, whose screen resolution is 2560 x 1600, consistent with the Nexus 10′s, which is a new high point that Samsung made for its Tablet PC. Clearly, the GT-P8200 is a high-end tablet PC, it’s code-named “Roma”, and it is likely to be the recently rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.

Recently, there were rumors that Samsung has given up the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Plan, and pays more attention to the launch of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab. However, the credibility of this rumor is not high, because Samsung has planned to launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 configured with 8-inch screen, there is no reason to give up the seven-inch Galaxy Tab and then launch an 8-inch Tablet PC.

It’s expected that Samsung will display these three Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PCs at MWC 2013 held in Barcelona at the end of February.

Jan 292013

According to media message, after the launch of the Nexus 7 Tablet PC, Google will work together with ASUS again to release an upgraded version of the Nexus 7 Tablet PC in May of this year, probably on May 15 when the Google I/O conference to be held. The rumors said the newly released Nexus 7 has a 7-inch FHD screen, narrower frame design, and the price will have no big difference with the current Nexus 7, and the only supporting Wi-Fi version is priced at about $199 -249 dollars.

After the December update, the current Nexus 7 tablet can already run Android 4.2.1 operating system, presumably the new generation of Nexus will also be able to pre-install with Android 4.2.1 system. Given the rumor that Google will release Android 5.0 lime pies, it is also not impossible for the new generation of Nexus 7 tablet to be preloaded with Android 5.0.

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone are cost-effective products, and the sales are very good, especially the latter has always been in a state of supply tension.