Dec 252012
 

According to media reports, Nokia is planning to restart the Tablet PC program, and is expected to launch Tablet PC with 10.1-inch display and Microsoft Windows RT operating system in 2013, which is similar to Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC previously announced.

This tablet PC with 10.1-inch display will be equipped with an HDMI port and a USB port, and the screen is very similar with Microsoft Surface RT screen. According to sources, Nokia Tablet PC will be equipped with cellular data connectivity, and the U.S. mobile operator AT&T will be one channel of the Nokia Tablet PC starting cooperation.

The focus of the Nokia Tablet PC is its battery and matching shell design. It is reported that Nokia will launch a special “jacket” for this product, Nokia Tablet PC is just like a book when folded. When open, this jacket can be used as Tablet PC’s keyboard and bracket. Nokia also designs a built-in battery for this special tablet PC “jacket” used to charge the device. In addition, this jacket also has two USB ports to expand the connectivity of the device.

It is worth mentioning that this Nokia’s device has very strong battery life performance, which is about 10 hours, and fast charging in a short time.

According to sources, this former Finnish giant is planning to initially build its own production line of tablet PC, and it’s most likely to select the Windows 8 operating system as the default system. Nokia’s first tablet will run on the ARM chip architecture, and will be powered by Microsoft’s latest Windows RT operating system. Nokia may launch this tablet on Mobile World Congress in February next year at the earliest.

Nokia declined to comment, the company spokesman said: “The company does not comment on market rumors and speculation.”

Dec 142012
 

The user mentioned today is not an ordinary one, he has done a lot of functional improvements for smartphone before, this time this user adds wireless charging for the Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC, his name is -Rod Whitby, and I think he is not a stranger to some people. Currently that Rod Whitby adds wireless charging technology for Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC has reached the final step, his uses a Touchstone charging dock and an old circuit on an old Palm smartphone to complete this experiment, just like some software hackers have done.

Rod Whitby for Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC to add wireless charging technology has reached the final step, his old circuit to complete this experiment on the use of a Touchstone charging dock and an old Palm smartphone, just like some software hackers done.

However, in this process Whitby had to overcome some difficulties. First, he needs to find a large enough space to install something in the real cover of the Tablet PC. Then, he found a single charging coil can not meet the Nexus 7 Tablet PC charging voltage demand. How to solve these difficulties? He used two parallel wires to provide more stable power supply. He is currently testing another method, which is to remove the larger coil from the HP TouchPad to provide large enough voltage.

Although these tests have not yet completed, but we are very confident on Rod to add wireless charging technology for Google Nexus Tablet PC. As to the success, then please pay attention to his dynamic on Google to obtain the latest information about the message.

Dec 112012
 

According to media reports, Amazon is selling the discounted version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet PC, the sales price is only $250, $50 less than the previous normal price. However, this product will be on sale at a limited time.

If consumers want to get the discount, then when choose products, please choose this promotional version Kindle Fire HD Tablet PC.

The previous starting price of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches Tablet PC is generally about $299, so after the discount, consumers only need to pay $249 and then can get this product.

Amazon this promotional discount doesn’t include the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD Tablet PC, whose starting price is $199.

Dec 102012
 

There are already many tablet PC designed specifically for children. This week, the manufacturer Fuhu which has launched the Children’s Tablet PC Nabi announced a Tablet PC Nabi Jr. for younger children. This tablet is for the toddler.

Nabi Jr. will give children first experience of the Tablet PC, but can also rescue your more expensive Android or Apple tablet PCs from dirty-sticky small hands.

The new 5-inch product is with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra processor, the touch screen resolution is 800×400, and it’s with a flip Webcam. It uses Ice Cream Sandwich system, and it has many customized educational software which covers the curriculum from kindergarten to sixth grade, so the children can use it to improve the ability of their own writing, reading and mathematics, improve early childhood learning interest, and enhance their ability to learn and confidence. In the selling price, the 4GB version is only $100 and the 16GB version is $130.

Dec 072012
 

According to media reports, market analysts on Wednesday said that the market currently has a very strong demand for the Windows 8 touch screen PC.

Bob O’Donnell, vice president of market research firm IDC projects said, ” the touch screen PC sales have actually exceeded market expectations.” This means that the supply of these products have been shortage. O’Donnell said that some vendors in fact have already been facing the problem of shortages, because the touch screen panel supply is extremely limited. Sellers said that they currently can not get enough touch-screen devices to meet consumer needs.

Another market research firm Rhoda Alexander also said, “We have been explored with a number of PC manufacturers, they had some trouble in obtaining the touch screen panel. Some dealers said, Windows 8 the touch screen PC has a shortage situation. ”

Microsoft Windows CMO and CFO Tami Reller said last week that the store shelves were currectly not with “adequate” touch screen devices.

The touch screen PC includes the standard laptop with a touch screen, hybrid notebook- tablet PC, and tablet PC. Under normal circumstances, the touch screen PC’s price is more expensive than the standard non-touch screen laptop.

Currently, Microsoft’s official online store is selling series of tablet PCs and hybrid laptops, including the $499 Acer Iconia W510, the $779 ASUS VivoTab, as well as the $849 HP Envy x2. Touchscreen laptops include the $699 Asus VivoBook, the $1,299 Acer Aspire S7, the $899 Sony Vaio T13, and the $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart.

IDC’s O’Donnell added, however, the non-touch screen Windows 8 PC’s current sales are not very good. The analyst said: ” the non-touch screen PC sales are lower than the market expection, if the sales of high-end equipment is better than expected, it will be a good thing, but not enough to make up for the sales of low-end products.”

Dec 052012
 

Recently rumors about Microsoft Surface Pro tablet undoubtedly bring more pressure to the hardware manufacturers, the traditional laptop is increasingly developing to diversified trend. The documents from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission show that, Gigabyte may launch a 11-inch rotating screen notebook computers based on the Windows 8 platform.

According to reports, this product coded U2142 most important feature is that it has a rotatable 11.6-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1336 × 768. Seen from the picture,  it can use as a Tablet PC if the screen is flipped. The product is equipped with the Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 256GB mSATA solid state drive or 1TB mechanical hard, with a chiclet keyboard and a larger touchpad. The body thickness is 21mm and it weighs 1.5 kg. The CNET Asia site revealed that they already have operating experience of this rotating screen notebook, although the configuration details are not yet clear, its price may be for a minimum of $999.

Dec 052012
 

Microsoft recently announced the Surface Pro based on full version Window system will be listed in January next year, and it is called as the full version PC and the full version Tablet PC, but the price is almost the same with some notebooks and Ultrabook. It is reported that the price of the 64GB version Surface Pro is $899, and the 128GB version is $999, and it can use all Windows 7 applications. Both models are equipped with digital pen, but without the keyboard and protective sleeve, users can get both with additional $130.

It is understood that the Surface RT supported by Nvidia has been sold in Microsoft’s retail stores and its website on October 26, and it’s priced from $ 499. But the Surface and Windows 8′s new design failed to bring enough to the Windows system users. According to sources of the supply chain, Microsoft has cut Surface Tablet PC orders to 2 million units, half lower than the original booking 4 million units. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also said this tablet PC sales is “moderate” at the beginning.

Due to the use of Intel chips and Windows 8 operating system, rather than the Surface RT AMR-chip and Windows RT system, the Surface Pro can run the existing Windows program. The Surface Pro Tablet PC with Intel chips also uses a similar keyboard protective cover and bracket, but the weight and size specifications are larger, this tablet PC is running based on the the i5 chip and the display resolution is 1920×1080. The Surface RT weight is less than 2 pounds and the thickness is less than 14 mm, while the Surface Pro is heavier and thicker.

Dec 042012
 

According to media reports, there are rumors that Samsung is to develop a low-cost version of the Galaxy Note II phone for the European market, the configuration is slightly lower than the standard version of the Galaxy Note II.

Earlier this year, Samsung released Galaxy S III Mini smartphone oriented mid-market. It is reported that the cheap version of the Galaxy Note II configuration is lower, without the S-Pen stylus functionality and Super AMOLED display.

It’s reported that Samsung will also launch a 13.3-inch tablet PC, which is compatible with the QWERTY keyboard base to compete with rivals Asus and other similar products. And it’s not clear if the rumored products will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system or Google Android operating system.

Dec 032012
 

According to media reports, the technology blog Business Insider writer Julie Bort said on Sunday that Nokia was currently recruiting a Linux expert. Linux is the core of the Android operating system, and it led to a new round of rumors about Nokia is developing Android phones.

Taking into Nokia’s commitment to loyalty to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system in exchange for Microsoft € 1 billion a year subsidy consideration, developing Android phone no doubt makes the market surprised.

Nokia’s new phone Lumia 920 has gotten good evaluations, but many people still doubt whether this phone will be the Nokia and Microsoft required sensational product. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last week that sales of Windows Phone handsets is four times than that of the same period last year, but he did not explicitly comment on the sales of Nokia products.

Windows Phone handsets sales have increased this year, but it is not enough to become the protagonist of the market. Nokia sold seven million Lumia phones globally in third quarter this year, but the technology blog Engadget reported that Lumia phone sales in the U.S. market is only 600,000. Although Windows Phone mobile phone sales volume growth doubled than the second quarter, the total share of the global smart phone market is still very little.

At the same time, it’s more likely that Microsoft is developing its own phone, just as the company is in the development of its own Tablet PC and PC. If Nokia can’t increase Windows Phone mobile sales in the short term, then the company’s most important partners Microsoft may be transformed into the biggest competitor. In this case, Android may become the only option for Nokia.

Nov 282012
 

Although Intel had made great efforts, consumers do not seem to be interest in ultrabooks. There were news that ultrabook accounted for 5% in this year’s notebook shipments. And it’s expected that this figure will rise to 20% in 2013, which will be a great improvement, but not as high as the previous forecast. A year ago, IHS iSuppli had expected ultrabook this year’s shipments would grow 13%, and rise to 28% in 2013.

With the reducing of the processor power, SSD also becomes cheaper, it will be easier for computer manufacturers to establish systems that meets the Intel UltraBook requirements. However, t