Jun 042013
 


The 8-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 have been exposed, and these two upcoming tablet devices will complement the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series product line.

The specifications of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 are as following: Exyons dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1280 x 800 resolution TFT screen with a pixel density of 149PPI; integrated 1.5GB RAM, 5.0 megapixel back camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera; a capacity of 4450mAh battery pack, supporting 16/32GB internal storage.

While the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be the first Android tablet with Intel chip.

According to The Verge’s argument, the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be powered by Intel dual-core 1.6GHz processor, the message from the component suppliers, including chipset vendors and its partners described that the reason why equip with an Intel chip is to “extend high-quality user experience.” As to the specifications, it also includes a 1280 x 800 resolution TFT screen, the pixel density is 149PPI. The built-in storage is consistent which is 16/32GB optional. The battery capacity is upgraded to 6800mAh, while the RAM is reduced to 1GB. And it’s with 3 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera.

In addition, both the 8-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 are running Android 4.2.2 system, and the latest TouchWiz interface. According to Samsung’s statement, these two devices will be listed worldwide in early June, but the price is not mentioned.

Jun 042013
 

Samsung can be said as the leader in current Android camp, and it has become the competing objective of all manufacturers. This morning Toshiba officially announced three new members of the Excite series, which are targeted at different market needs. The same hardware specifications and the more competitive prices will directly compete against Samsung. First, the one for entry-model market is the Excite Pure. It’s equipped with Tegra 3 processor, 1280 * 800 resolution 10.1-inch display and Android 4.2 system, it’s priced at $ 299.99.

Toshiba also announced the $ 499.99 Excite Pro, which is equipped with a resolution of 2560 * 1600 10.1-inch display, the processor is also upgraded to Tegra 4, the RAM and built-in storage are the same as the Pure, and the camera has also been improved.

In addition there is the most high-end Excite Wire, which is priced at $ 599.99 and is equipped with a digitizer and pressure-sensitive stylus manufactured by Wacom, and also it’s equipped with a number of first-party software package for use.

Jun 032013
 

At the end of Acer’s news conference, the company announced a large screen smartphone Liquid S1. Acer Liquid S1 is with a 5-inch 720p resolution screen, which is the company’s first mobile phone product with a more than 5 inches screen. The phone will be available in European and Asian markets, currently there is no plan to visit the U.S. market. In addition, it will also provide dual card dual standby version according to different market demand. Slightly unfortunately, the Liquid S1 does not support LTE networks.

As to other configurations, the Acer Liquid S1 is equipped with MediaTek 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB, it runs Android 4.2 operating system and the battery capacity is 2400mAh, which can satisfy a full day usage.

The Liquid S1 has a super wide angle camera, which is up to 88 degrees, and also supports smile shutter camera and voice. Acer said, Liquid S1 is a true multi-tasking smartphone, the Float Apps can provide multitasking capabilities small window on the screen, support multiple applications running simultaneously, and the phone will provide a transparent background to allow the user to see those running applications.

The Acer Liquid S1 is priced at 329 euros, and it’s expected to be released for the first time in the third quarter of this year in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, United Kingdom and Germany.

Jun 032013
 


Recently Kingnovel released a device named K-R42-1. As an Android TV box, it is designed to bring the system experience in large screen TV. The K-R42-1 is equipped with WiFi (with external antenna), Bluetooth 2.0, 10/100M network interface, 2GB memory, and Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor. In addition to the built-in 8GB storage space, it also provides a microSD expansion card slot.

It’s strange that you can find a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device.

The device is also equipped with an infrared sensor, as a trend, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One such products are with infrared capabilities that can control various devices. (There are rumors that Android 4.3 may be integrated into the infrared driver)

The K-R42-1 supports a standard USB port, SPDIF, standards and micro types of HDMI, a single A/V terminal and DC input. In some stores, you will be able to find this device which is called the MK888, and its price is $ 96.

May 312013
 


Recently there are rumors that HTC will launch a 5.9-inch smartphone in the second half of this year. The analysts pointed out that this big-screen phone will be launched in the fall and it’s very powerful, and it can compete with the HTC ONE. In addition to the large screen, the phone will use more powerful processor, other details are still unknown. Taking into account HTC’s close relationship with Qualcomm, the 5.9-inch HTC phone may use Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chips.

Another source said that the new HTC phone is codenamed T6, the screen size is fairly with the highly anticipated Samsung Note 3. The phone will use the quad-core 2.3Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 5.9-inch 1080p HD screen, 16GB internal storage space and rear camera with Ultrapixel technology, which is also used in the HTC One.

This phone will be equipped with Android Key Lime Pie system and 3300mAh battery, it has a stylus, and supports mini SD expansion.

In addition to these, the Sense UI will also have some changes, as it will add custom Blinkfeed experience. Sources also said that, the HTC is developing the protective sleeve, which has a 1250mAh battery.

May 312013
 


According to media reports, if the future iPhone 5S touch screen maintains the original dimensions, then the exponentially growing touch screen pixels means that the resolution will be greatly improved. At present, the Apple iPhone 5 screen number is 727,000 pixels, if the pixels number of iPhone 5S reaches to 1.5 million, then only the 1704*960 pixel resolution can maintain the original aspect ratio, and provides backwards compatibility to the current applications.

However, seen from the current various reports, it seems that only little mentioned iPhone 5S will be doubled upgrade in the touch screen resolution, so even if this argument may become a reality, but it perhaps might appear in the future iPhone 6.

According to other media, Apple is considering to launch a larger size touch screen tablet product than the current 9.7 inches iPad. And the screen size is allegedly to reach 12.9 inches, and it’s tentatively called as iPad maxi, and it’s expected to be released in the first half of next year.

Of course, the authenticity of the two news still needs to be confirmed, but touch screen upgrade including the iPhone and iPad should be the trend, it’s believed that in the near future we should be able to see the larger screen and higher resolution Apple iPhone and iPad.

May 312013
 


According to media reports, the sources said on Thursday that in the new version of Samsung’s high-end Android tablet, there will be one verion equipped with Intel processor.

According to the sources that are familiar with the situation, Samsung Electronics has selected the Intel’s Clover Trail+ mobile processor, and there will be at least one version Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Tablet PC configured with the processor. Samsung Electronics best-selling mobile devices are all equipped with ARM architecture processors. Samsung equipped the ATIV Tablet PCs with Microsoft Windows operating system with Intel processors, but relative to the Android tablet, the product’s market share is very low.

According to sources, Intel will launch the latest Intel processor ATIV tablet in the news conference held in London on June 20. But the message did not disclose whether Samsung Electronics will showcase the Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PC.

Samsung Electronics decision of configuring the Intel processor in Android devices is to further enhance the company’s market share in the mobile device. It is not clear whether Samsung Electronics will launch te Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PCs with its own or other companies processor.

May 302013
 


The listed three anti tablet PCs are countable, and the Japanese Panasonic Toughbook H2 is one of them. Recently, the Panasonic released the 2013 model Toughbook H2 three anti tablet, which is upgraded to 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-3427U processor and 500GB 7,200 RPM hard drive (optional 128GB SSD).

The 2013 version Toughbook H2 magnesium alloy shell is covered by polycarbonate, which meets the MIL-STD-810G1 military standard, can withstand 1.8m drop, has a relatively high resilience to rain, sand, dust, etc., and it reaches the IP651 protection level. It weights 1.59kg, the battery life can reach 7 hours, and it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR for wireless connectivity, it can built-in 4G LTE or 3G Gobi and the dedicated GPS chip.

Users can also select a variety of peripherals accorsing to demands, including barcode scanners ans smart card reader. There’s even a model that supports MIL-STD-461F certification, which can be unaffected by magnetic fields. The basic model Toghbook H2 is priced from US $ 3,349 and it has 3 years international warranty support.

May 302013
 


Recently, according to media reports, after the launch of Firefox OS-based phone, the Firefox OS Tablet PC system will be launched soon. The Firefox OS is the open-source mobile operating system developed by the Mozilla Corporation, which uses the Linux kernel, and is used in smartphones. It uses an open web technology, and it is a network operating environment, it uses the Gecko browser engine as the core, and it’s developed with HTML5.

It is reported that, Mozilla will cooperate with Foxccon to launch this Firefox OS Tablet PC, and it will be released on June 3, but the relevant specifications, price, time to market and other specific information are still unknown.

May 302013
 


Taiwan’s MediaTek has recently released a new quad-core MT8125 tablet PC processor, and Lenovo’s upcoming IdeaTab device has been announced to adopt this processor.

The MT8125 chip contains an 1.5GHz quad-core processor produced by ARM Cortex A7 CPU and dedicated graphics processor that can support 1080p HD video playback and up to 13 megapixel camera. In addition, the MT8125 is also equipped with the modem that supports 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi.

According to the news from MediaTek, Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 Android Tablet PC will use this new chip.