Best Buy confirms Toshiba Thrive on July 10(0)
Finally, the long wait for the first ever Toshiba tablet is over. Best Buy inventory database confirms that it should be out on Best Buy starting July 10 for a sale.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be released in UK(0)
Much awaited product from Samsumg, Galaxy Tab 10.1, was released recently in US. Galaxy Tab 10.1 release date in Europe and UK has been announced to be 4th August for the time being so you won’t have to wait much longer to buy Galaxy Tab 10.1 in UK, Germany, France, Italy or Spain. Preorders would start before the release and are expected to begin in the next few days. Let’s take a look at the Galaxy Tab 10.1 technical specifications. From the hardware perspective, the device seems to enshroud pretty diverse features. The device will come with NVidia’s 1GHz dual-core processor which is quite an improvement over the previous versions. The device has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 pixel capacitive touchscreen. Other hardware specifications include a RAM of 1GB, internal storage capacity of 32 GB, a three megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities and an additional front end camera with 2 MP. Besides, Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has a complete support for DLNA and Bluetooth and contains a memory card slot. Complete Wi-Fi connectivity is also an essential feature of the device. From hardware side, a distinguished feature of the device is a 7000mAh battery which is almost unrivalled so far. This means that the device can play video continuously for some nine hours or music for almost 3 days. Form the side of software specifications, Galaxy Tab 10.1 showcases some nice features as well. The device contains a Java MIDP emulator and also has a complete social networking integration. The device also has a support for a wide range of video and audio formats such as MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player etc. Thinkfree Office containing Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF is a part of the device. Additionally, useful applications such as Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk and Picassa are also integrated in the device. Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has a support for Adobe Flash player 10.1 and Predictive text input (swype). Galaxy Tab 10.1 Price has also been announced which, for the time being, is $499 for a 16 GB device and $599 for a 32 GB device. Although the product has not been used by techies and experts as yet since it has not been released, the technical specifications from both hardware and software aspects seem to be pretty impressive. However, to give definitive opinion about this Tablet PC, consumers would have to wait till August.
HTC Flyer Tablet arrives in India(3)
HTC, the smartphone expert, launches its first slate in India, the HTC Flyer Tablet PC.
HTC Flyer, as most everybody knows, is an Android based Tablet, which has been introduced in to the Tablet world several months ago.
Upon assessing this Tablet, it was found that HTC Flyer technical specifications are quite similar with the other Android based Tablets’. HTC Flyer Tablet that is India bound is a version of 2.4 Gingerbread, not that of Honeycomb 3.0 or 3.1, as the latest Samsung Galaxy Tabs have. Being equipped with lower version did not halt HTC to push through its distribution in India. In fact, HTC honestly admitted that Google Honeycomb 3.0 or 3.1 has not yet arrived to their Tablet brand. But as soon as either of Honeycomb 3.0 or 3.1 arrives in HTC, they will immediately update their Tablets.
HTC Flyer Tablet has a 7.0 inch multi touch display screen, with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels that promises a high definition quality. It is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdradon processor with 1GB RAM, with 32GB internal memory capacity. Furthermore, it has two cameras, one is VGA camera of 1.3MP in front, while rear camera is a 5MP primary camera with LED and face recognition. For connectivity and file sharing purposes, HTC Flyer is 3G enabled, with Wi-Fi and GPS. It has Bluetooth, miniUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack for speakers.
HTC Flyer is expected to be equipped with HTC Sense user interface just as other HTC devices have. HTC Flyer is the first Tablet PC to introduce the use of stylus pen, a unique feature only from HTC Company.
Upon entry in the country, HTC Flyer price is expected to be competitive enough in India’s Tablet market. Tablets4U online store, offers HTC Flyer at Rs37,500 a unit.
HTC India, announced the arrival of HTC Flyer during the launching of HTC newest smartphone. HTC, like Samsung and Apple, is targeting India’s large market for tablet, but no sales figures have been disclosed yet.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 released(2)
Today Samsung has released its new and highly anticipated 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab tablet, before announcing to release a 4G edition later this year. The operating system that Galaxy Tab would run is Android Honeycomb 3.1. Remarkable thing about this Tab is its physique, which according to the resources of Samsung, is the thinnest as compared to any other tab available in the market so far. The tab is great to hold with its glossy white plastic covering and has a beautiful outlook. It weights a little more than 500 grams with a thickness of less than 9 millimeters. It comes with a build-in battery of 7000 mAh which means that it can support videos up to 9 hours and audio up to 72 hours. The Tab is surrounded by the sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor and compass. It comes with a back and front camera. The back camera is 3 MP and can be auto focused. The front camera is 2 MP with, again, auto focus. Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with 16, 32 or 64 GB of memory, with the price varying for each. For the time being, the price for the WiFi only addition is $499 for a16 GB device while $599 for a 32 GB device. Talking about the software features, the device can safely be regarded as having clear edge over most, if not all, the devices available to the date. Operating system has been updated from 3.0 to 3.1. A 1280 x 800 resolution has considerably improved the display and graphics scheme. Transitions between varying graphics are swift yet clear and distinct. Browsing experience has considerably been enhanced compared to the previous version. Google mobile services such as Google Talk, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google Maps and Android Market are included in the entire package. From the perspective of videos, Galaxy Tab supports a wide range of video formats such as MPEG4, WMV9, Xvid and several others. Besides, it also has an access to the Android Movies Market which, for the time being, is restricted to the devices with 3G radios, but this problem is expected to be resolved soon. It would be too early to say too much about Galaxy Tab since the product has been released on a very limited scale and open availability will follow after a week or so. Although at this stage, Apple still has a clear edge over Honeycomb and Google when it comes to smart phones and Tablets, this product certainly presents a fair amount of challenge.
Buy Acer Iconia Tab A500(0)
Acer has released its new Tablet PC, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 that runs with optimized operating system and is packed in half of an inch slender slice of aluminum coating.
This Tablet has more strength such as its inclusion of both a USB 2.0 port for fast digital video, audio and data transfer and a microSD card slot, its support for Dolby Mobile audio, and its custom home screen widgets that help organize applications. The Tablet’s home screen is divided into four sections: Videos and Photos, Games, E-books and Magazines, Music.
Acer Iconia Tab runs with Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the biggest advancement for Tablet computers today. Iconia Tab has a 10 inch display with a wide viewing angle, 16:10 aspect ratio which is great for showcasing high definition content like movies and games in stunning clarity.
Here’s more of Acer Iconia Tab technical specifications.
Acer Iconia Tab is also equipped with a 5 MP camera in the back and a 2 MP front-facing camera that makes it easy to video chat with buddies, family or business partners. It allows video recording with an output of 1080p. This tab also supports HTML, HTML5 and XHTML for complete Web browsing experience. This Tablet PC features Wi-Fi for connecting to the Internet freely and Bluetooth 2.1 that easily pairs with other Bluetooth devices, such as a smartphones or printers.
Other features of Acer Iconia Tab are HDMI port, Android Market, Additional Microphone for Noise cancellation, Games Zone, an application that allows users to share media content in Internet, Social Networks integration and Adobe Flash 10.1.
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is the latest of the Android 3.0 Tablets, and with a price that is $50 lesser than the Apple’s iPad 2 , the $450 Acer Iconia Tab price distinguishes itself in a crowded field. You can now buy Acer Iconia Tab A500 from Tablets For You. It is available in the market.
If you live in Germany or speak German you could find this video helpful:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(2)
The latest Tablet that strike Los Angeles stores by storm is now welcome to the consumers Tablet bucket list. The new Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 offers a 300 dpi display which produces more quality displays and 40 percent less legacy than RGB stripes LCD which makes lighter and more professional.
With its weigh that is only 1.24 pounds it is not bad to like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and wish to have one. Aside from it, the 10.1 screen that is surrounded by a 0.75-inch black bezel with a silver aluminum outline is very tempting. Moreover, its top edge is adorned with a power/sleep button, volume rocker, and a headphone jack. In this case, consumers’ savoir-faire to the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 is unstoppable.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price varies from its internal memory storage. It is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB varieties and pre-loaded with Social Hub, Reader’s Hub, Music Hub, and Samsung Mini Apps Tray. These applications allow user to access the other commonly used applications while multitasking. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price for 16GB version is rated at $499 while the 32GB is rated at $599. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in black color.
Nevertheless, consumers who plan to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be enjoying a pure Android 3.0 experience. This means that once the Tablet is owned, one would take pleasure adding TouchWiz UX or TouchWiz 4.0 which icnludes a live panel that can customize contents like pictures, bookmarks, and social feeds by simply touching its WXGA capacitive touch screen with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution. Still part of the pleasure is the HSPA + connectivity up to 21Mbps, 720p HD video recording capability and 1080p HD playback, with a DLNA support.
Buy Galaxy Tab 10.1v or buy Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Comparison(2)
Samsung Corp., a major producer of electronic devices takes Tablet war seriously. Samsung announced not just one, but more tablets this year, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, followed immediately by Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 versions simply proves the company’s serious moves in taking the lead in tablet market.
See video with both 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets at the end of this article:
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate PC Tablet is now available for pre-order(0)
Here are some reasons on why should Tablet fans buy Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate Tablet PC.
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate is targeting the business oriented users who prefer always on the go gadgets such as Tablet PC for simple computing activities. Stylistic Q550 Slate is a Windows based tablet, run by the newly launched Intel Atom processor called Oak Trail, with 1.5 GHz, 512 Cache, 800 MHz, 2GB of memory SSD options for 30GB or 62GB. What else would you look for? It is so much like a usual laptop notebook, isn’t it?
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate Tablet technical specifications truly resemble the usual computer functions because it is shipped with Windows Professional package. To give protection to users, it is equipped with fingerprint sensor. Other features are Smart Card reader slot and Computrace enabled BIOS. Its WXGA LED backlit IPS display measuring 10.1 inches gives a 160 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Touch screen’s 1280 x 800 resolution provides high definition movie playback experience enhanced by anti-glare protection infused in this amazing Tablet.
To maximize usage, there are more ways of connecting to Stylistic Q550. It can be via ports, USB 2.0, HDMI for video output, SD/SDHC slot, audio-output, and a docking cradle connector. Optimizing this device connectivity, it has Bluetooth for easy file sharing, is Wi-Fi ready with an optional 3G for fast Internet browsing. Another unique feature is the slate’s GPS connection, which Tablet fans may find useful.
So far, Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate price starts at $729. Upon settling pre-order, buyers will wait for another two weeks if they are within Germany, otherwise, waiting period would vary according to location or destination.
ViewPad 10 Tablet – First dual-boot Tablet PC(2)
In an effort to be different from others, ViewSonic Corp., a top manufacturer of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, has finally launched to market its ViewPad 10 Tablet, a Tablet equipped with both Android or Windows 7. The words of wisdom “two is better than one” to accomplish a task is always true. But will it also be applicable to ViewPad 10 Tablet?
Being a dual-boot handy device, this ViewPad 10 Tablet is unique in itself. Tablet fans who buy ViewPad 10 Tablet can choose between Android and Windows 7 upon start up. Based on some reviews from people who have laid their hands on ViewPad 10, this should-be amazing device does not work as it should, mainly because of the dual boot perhaps. ViewSonic takes full responsibility on the feedbacks they are getting from ViewPad 10 as the company immediately provides update on the OS particularly Android.
The idea of using dual-boot is intended for providing options to Tablet fans. Business wise, the use of Windows 7 is more preferred as users would no longer undergo a learning phase in familiarizing with the Tablet. If the user wants to run applications such as games which are usually Android based, then ViewPad 10 is perfectly a 2-in-1 device.
ViewPad 10 Tablet is packed with high-speed Intel Atom, 1.66 GHz processor (even bigger than HTC Flyer has) and integrated 2GB memory capacity making it suitable for everyday computing activities. This Tablet has support for Flash-based contents and runs the usual Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and can be installed with Outlook. Switching from Windows 7 to Android 2.2 OS, users can enjoy, play and have an instant access to entertainment experience. Other features include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1.3 megapixel front camera, and an expandable memory.
To improve the services provided by ViewSonic on its ViewPad 10 Tablet, the company is now selling the upgraded versions of this Tablet. ViewPad 10 price varies according to specs, such as Windows Premium with 16GB SSD hard drive is worth $599 and Windows 7 Professional with additional 32GB SSD hard drive is $679.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(18)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v is now out on sale in some countries particularly in Germany and Australia, but not in US yet. Why? It is because the US version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch Tablet has its release date set by 8th of June.
To settle some confusion between these two versions, here are some points of differences that would enlighten each and every Samsung Tablet fans.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v is the successor of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 inches version. It was introduced during the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Weeks after the event following the release of iPad 2, Samsung VP announced that their 10.1 is to thick compared with iPad 2 and Samsung revealed another two new additional Tablets on its product line, measuring 8.9 inches and 10.1 inches, both named Samsung Galaxy Tab as well, both of them thinner than any other Tablet PC.
Of course, the production of initial 10 inch Galaxy Tab continued due to the effort and money spent until then, and 10.1v was finally launched in Australia and Germany. Samsung didn’t say if both 10.1 inch models will be sold in the same time or this model will be out from stores after release date of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s less than one month and we will find out.
Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v and you will get a Tablet with wider screen measuring 10.1 inches, much bigger than the first Samsung Tablet measuring 7.0 inches.
One advantage for choosing 10.1v over the 10.1 is the larger camera capacity. The 10.1v has 8.0 MP while 10.1 has only 3 MP. Whatever the reason or strategy behind, Samsung has not yet declared such difference. In terms of dimension, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v is thicker by few millimeters, while Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 0.33 inch thin.
It is run by Android 3.0 Honeycomb as operating system and is powered by 1GHz dual core processor,a good combination to provide high speed Internet browsing and Tablet experience.
In terms of pricing, Australia Vodafone has set the following Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v price, AU$729 for prepaid subscribers inclusive of 6GB data valid for three months, AU$259 for 12 month contract with plans as low as AU$39 for 1.5 GB data inclusion or FREE for 24 month contract of the same plans. On the other hand, Vodafone in Germany has not yet declared specific Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v price, but some posts tell that people can buy it at around 600 Euros for the device alone.
Bellow 2 videos with hands on both of these 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab models. Enjoy and spot the difference.
and Galaxy Tab 10.1: