Asus sold out in UK(2)
Asus, a giant Taiwanese manufacturer of world’s best selling PCs and 3rd largest producer of notebook, released its Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet in UK last April 6. The unveiling of this cheap Asus Eee Pad Transformer represents Asus’ competitive move following Apple’s iPad success in the market of mini-laptops.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer is powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb with NVIDIA Tegra2 1.0GHz dual-core CPU. Android operating system supports fast web browsing; efficient computing functions and comes with pre-installed Polaris Office which allows viewing and editing of basic Microsoft files. Asus Eee Pad Transformer technical specifications strengthen its position in the Tablet PC market.
This cheap Asus Eee Pad Transformer is built with scratch resistant glass, for touchpad input, a 10.1 inch multi touch display and claimed to have a 178 degree viewing angle. This device can give users an instant cinema experience as it provides video playback coupled with 3D stereo with max bass response with SRS premium sound.
One major advantage of buying Asus Eee Pad Transformer is its optional keyboard dock. The main screen can be detached from the keyboard dock if users only want to play video or just read ebooks. Just dock onto the keyboard to turn this device into a regular laptop and expend the battery life with up to 6 hours.
Given the above features, the market’s warm response is no longer a surprise. Asus Eee Pad Transformer price ranges from £379 -£429.99, and varies according to the presence of keyboard dock and memory capacity between 16GB and 32GB.
According to Asus, potential buyers could avail themselves of their Eee Pad Transformer by visiting www.TabletsForU.com. Apple may be the first to introduce a Tablet PC, but Asus Eee Pad Transformer challenges iPad’s limitations in providing more choices to customers.
Acer Iconia Tab(3)
All the gadget-producing companies are up with the hype of making their own tablets nowadays. This goes hand in hand with the growing interests of the entire consumer market, shoppers and the techies’ community that would want to have their latest share of the gadget.
Buy Acer Iconia Tablets starting April 20th(2)
Acer Iconia Tab A100 was initially expected in May but it seems that the decision makers in Acer decided to launched sooner. We are curious to see if Iconia A series tablets (A100 and A500) will run Honeycomb from day one because Google has announced some delays with its Android 3.0. Still, you can buy Acer Iconia Tab A100 in UK from Amazon at the price of 299 GBP and you can expect the delivery to be made after the release date on April 20th.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 is a 7 inch tablet PC, runs Android 3.0, it has a Tegra 2 CPU of 1GHz, 500 MB RAM, 8 GB storage and 2 cameras. (5MP and 2MP).
Acer announced this month another 2 tablets, A500 and W500. Both are 10 inch tablets. A500 is running Android 3.0 and W500 is running Windows. It is the first producer offering the same tablet with 2 different options of OS. We don’t have an exact release date for these Acer Tablets since Amazon mentions that they will start delivering A500 and W500 on April 20th, same time with the release date of Iconia Tab A100 and Acer announced the release date of Iconia Tab A500 and Iconia Tab W500 on April 6th.
There are only a few more days to wait and we will see. Until then, you can watch this video with A500 hands on at Las Vegas CES this year.
This Friday buy iPad2 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand(0)
This Friday, March 25th, iPad 2 will become available for 25 more countries. In April, clients from Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore will also have the option to buy an iPad 2. Apple’s online store will start selling the new tablet at 1:00 AM local time while the Apple Store and the Apple Authorised Resellers will bring the new generation iPad to the market at 5:00 PM local time.
Customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK will be able to get their iPad 2 two weeks after the release date in US. Even so, Apple expects longer lines at their Stores due to the prolonged anticipation.
Apple recommends to resellers the same price as in US, the equivalent in Euro or AUD or NZ Dollar. That means that Europeans could buy iPad 2 models without 3G for EUR equivalent of $499, $599 or $699 depending on the storage (16GB, 32GB or 64GB). An iPad 2 with WiFi and 3G will become available for a suggested price equivalent of $629, $729 and $829, again depending on their storage. (16GB, 32GB or 64GB).
The suggested price for iPad 2′s Smart Cover is the equivalent of $39 if it’s vibrant polyurethane or $69 if it’s leather.
World′s Thinnest Tablets – Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9(8)
Launched today at the CTIA, the two Samsung Tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9″ share quite a few similarities., the most notable of all, at first glance, is how thin they both are. To be more accurate, the new Samsung tablets are just .33-inches thick, which really puts the .34 -inch iPad in a less favorable light if you compare the two by their dimensions. Samsung really pushed it to be present today and present their new tablets, although incomplete, which explains why neither could even be powered on. Samsung officials state however that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will weigh 1.31 pounds, while Galaxy Tab 8.9 won’t be more than 1.03 pounds. According to specs, Samsung tablets 10.1 and 8.9 have microSD slots, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and SIM slots, even if they will both feature a WiFi version as well. Another similarity is in terms of camera characteristics, namely a 3 megapixel shooter with an LED flash on the back and a 2 megapixel lens on the front.
That’s about it on the exterior. As for internal features, Galaxy Tabs will pack 1GHz dual-core processors – very likely Tegra 2 since all the Honeycomb tablets so far have used NVIDIA’s silicon, however this is a mere assumption, not to have been confirmed yet. One other aspect we learned about Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is sold with a 16GB or 32GB storage and a 6000mAH battery, while the 10.1 will be available also with both16GB and 32GB and with a 6860mAH cell. Updated: In the press release Samsung included also 64GB model for both tablets.
Both tablets should provide 10 hours of video playback, according to producer.
A video containing hands on the new Samsung Galaxy tablets, here:
and images in the footage below.
Technical Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
iPad 2 availble in Canada on Friday(0)
From Friday, March 25th, on, iPad 2 will be availble in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other international markets. You can find it in Canada at Apple Stores or Best Buy Canada. We have no information yet regarding the price range on these markets nor the initial stock, but rumor has it that the earthquake in Japan will affect the inventory of all Apple Stores. Best Buy Canada accepts no pre orders so you will have to wake up very early and call in late at work if you want to buy iPad 2 before the weekend.
iPad 2 to be launched in New Zealand(0)
With clients asking for the new iPad for weeks, Apple releases iPad 2 in New Zealand on Friday. TradeMe says that iPad and iPhone are occupying 2 of the 3 most searched items on the site. A lot of clients are trying to sell the old iPad and are looking forward to buy a new iPad 2 on Friday. The price for iPad 2 is not known but an used first generation iPad 16GB with WiFi only starts from 490 New Zealand dollars.
Motorola Xoom WiFi only hits stores March 27th – Price $599(0)
Motorola releasead Xoom 3G on February 24th and announced us on Wendesday that Xoom WiFi will be on sale beginning with March 27th. Xoom WIFi will be availble through Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Staples and Wal-Mart stores.The price for WiFi model is $599.
The 3G model it is sold since March 24th in Best Buy and Verizon stores at $799 contract free or $599 with a 2 year data plan contract from Verzion and it is not expected to cost less after WiFi is released.
Both models are sold with 32 GB storage.
Motorola Xoom has 1 GHz dual core processor, 2 cameras (5MP with dual-LED Flash on the back and 2MP on the front) and a 10.1 inch display. It is the first tablet running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2(1)
Although he is on medical leave since January 17th, the CEO of Apple couldn’t miss the event of unveiling the new iPad. ”We’ve been working for this product for a while and I just didn’t wanna miss today” Steve Jobs, March 2nd, San Francisco CA; Understandable when we are thinking of the level of commitment necessary for creating such a company. It needs a lot of strength and heart to do it but this makes the difference between successful people and the rest.
Check out the video with the iPad 2 being unveiled yesterday.
>Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2
Apple iPad 2 – We’ve got it!(4)
In today’s long expected conference, Steve Jobs presented the new iPad 2.
New characteristics feature a processor twice as fast as the initial one, two cameras and many new attributes for its OS.
At the beginning of the conference, Jobs presented some statistics related to sales of Apple products. His figures show:
- over 100 million iPhones (all generations) sold
- iTunes digital store has over 200 million users
- in 2010 alone the company paid over $ 2 billion to software application developers
- since its launch in April 2010, iBookstore store sold over 100 million electronic books
After a brief intro on the first version of the iPad, Jobs presented iPad 2.
Here are some specifications of the iPad 2:
iPad 2 will hit the stores on March 11th in the US, and starting with the 25th of March it will be available on the European markets.
The good news is that the price will remain the same as for the first version of the iPad, starting from $ 499 (16GB version without 3G) up to $ 829 (64 GB version with 3G).