Panasonic presents a 20-inch tablet running Windows 8(0)
Panasonic’s 4K Windows 8 tablet has to be one of the finest products from the company in recent years. Introduced during the CES 2013 a few days ago, this tablet has all the potential to become one of the best tablets of 2013. However, Panasonic has followed its tradition of targeting specific audiences and like the three other tablets from the ToughPad Series, this would also be for a specific group of audience.
Equipped with an amazing 3820 by 2560 pixel IPS display, this would be the first 20inch tablet of the world with 4K resolution. The tablet has an aspect ratio of 15:10 and has a pixel density of 230 ppi. This pixel density is not as high as iPad (264ppi) but is certainly higher than many other quality tablets in the market, including Google Nexus 7, whose pixel density is 216ppi.
The tablet is powered by 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 3427U vPro processor and has a default RAM memory of 4GB. The RAM memory can be expanded up to 16GB. Internal storage capacity of the tablet is 128GB. Another very interesting aspect of the tablet is its thickness which is less than many Windows and Android tablets in the market, Panasonic tablet having physical dimensions of 18.7 by 13.1 by 0.4 inches. Although the size of the tablet is considerably larger than any other tablet in the market, it still feels quite light and is easy to carry around, although not as easy as an average tablet.
There is a USB 2.0 port on the tablet and expectations are that it would be upgraded to USB 3.0 port once the device is released. There is still much to know about this remarkable device but detailed information has not been released as yet. Panasonic has so far also not announced the exact release date and price of the tablet. The target audiences of this tablet are people like photographers, videographers, and architects. An additional feature is that the tablet has support for light pen from Anoto, which you can use to write and draw on the display.
According to Panasonic’s director of product management, Kyp Walls, the company is looking for the right customer set for the tablet and most probably the device would be released later this year.
Have a look at this amazing tablet here:
“First Impression” Teaser shows off S2 and S1(0)
A teaser running 2 minutes had just been leaked showing both S2 and S1. There was not much enthusiasm in it, but what is important is the view of the two tablets and what is more surprising is to see the S2 with hinges.
iOS 5 release date announced(1)
iOS5 is the latest operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch. iOS5 was a highly anticipated operating system recently unveiled by Apple and is rightfully considered the future of iOS. From the perspective of developers, iOS5 has brought some 1500 new APIs for the purpose of application development. From the perspective of the customers and common users, iOS5 promises some 200 new and exclusive features. Some of the noteworthy features include notifications which include mail, calendar and SMS notifications. A special notification center has been introduced which combines all of the notifications and you can check them by swiping down from the top of the screen. Another positive modification is that notifications new appear briefly at the top of the screen and hence do not interrupt any of the work that you are doing. iMessage is another interesting feature which lets you send unlimited text messages via WiFi or 3G from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to any location and any user containing these devices. News stand is another noteworthy feature which lets you organize and access the publications of your choice. As soon as the issues are released, this feature updates them in your device. The Reminders feature has also been updated. Now you can have location based reminders which will let you know about a certain task related to a certain place where you are right now. Considering the importance of social media, iOS5 brings an exclusive Twitter application which is integrated right in this operating system. The new Camera feature of iOS5 is totally enchanting. The camera feature can be opened from the Lock screen and grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks can be used to have best results. iOS5 provides independence for your device since you don’t need a computer to connect to the internet and can activate and set up your device wirelessly. Besides, you can download free iOS5 software updates on your device. With iOS5, you can organize your photos with the Photos application. You can also crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye without leaving the Photos app. Safari is integrated in the iOS5 with more enhanced features and an ability to display the web pages without ads or clutter so that you can have a smooth reading and browsing experience. And of course, without the mention of Game Center the review won’t be complete. As we already know, iOS is world’s largest gaming platform and this tradition has continued with iOS5. You can discover, play and download new games without leaving the Game Center. Due to its amazing new features, iOS5 has become an instant favorite among the techies as well as common people throughout the world.
Verizon unveils mysterious tablet PC(0)
A new ad was suddenly spotted by droid-life at Verizon Wireless showing a new tablet held by a brunette lady. Having the back side of the tablet shown in front of the camera, it looks like that the tablet is Motorola Xoom or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. As it continued to roll in the site, more guesses were made but whichever it may be, no one was able to guess what the tablet’s name was nor the tablet had appeared and seen before. Some also pondered that it might be the long-desired HTC Honeycomb tablet for Verizon users. In this case it might be possible because later on the video was pulled out.
Padfone debuted in Taiwan Computex, Asus first hybrid tablet(3)
ASUS gave the Padfone its debut in Taiwan at Computex 2011. Padfone is ASUS’ phone and Tablet hybrid device.
It is 4.3 inch Android smartphone that can become part of its 10.1 inch Tablet companion. This allows everyone to freely transfer their activities between the two gadgets hassle free.
Padfone, being the first Tablet hybrid, has an slate and a phone that can access the same storage in the handset. It has only one 3G radio that’s why there is no need to swap SIM between the two modems or to have two SIMS for the two devices. The user interface has been configured to match the displays in the devices. It is either showing full sites in the Tablet or mobile sites in the phone. The Tablet PC companion has its own built-in battery that will extend the battery life of the smartphone when docked in the slate.
The mobile has two cameras, a webcam in the front and a 5 megapixel camera on its back for taking pictures and video. The camera in the back of the phone can still be used through the hole when docked in the Tablet.
ASUS Padfone truly tucks itself in the docking at the back of the Tablet companion and the hinged cover of the latter pops up when the latch is released. Inside the docking bay are the ports which are the HDMI and micro-USB. The HDMI port is used to drive the larger display while the micro-USB port is used for the touch input and for the smartphone to extend its battery life.
Asus Padfone sets a trend in mixing Tablets and Mobiles devices and announce the beginning of the end for the smartphones. We are glad to see Tablets manufacturing brainstorming them selfs for ideas that change the gadget environment as we know it.
According to ASUS, they have not decided yet about the final ASUS Padfone technical specifications. Also, the ASUS Padfone price is not yet known until now. Does ASUS Padfone appeal you? Does this interest you? Once this device is out on the market, will you buy ASUS Padfone? Watch out for more information about this new product of ASUS.
ASUS unveils its Padfone even days before Computex(3)
Just days before the largest computer show, Computex in Taipei, ASUS unveils softly its newly born tablet-cum-phone, known as ASUS Padfone.
Given the limited ASUS Padfone technical specifications, revealed Padfone is clearly a successor of the thriving ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Teasers from the ASUS website, which are at large by now, show a slate with dual nature revealing both a smartphone and a Tablet. A little angle of its side shows the brand name “ASUS Design”. Although some Tablet fans expect that the ASUS Padfone could be a usual 10 inch Tablet, others also believe that it could be a 7 inch slate based on its classification as pad or phone. In this case, the Phone-Tablet looks more like of the Atrix 4G Smartphone Lapdock Combos, or the Acer Iconia A100.
ASUS Company reserved the task of unveiling the technical specifications and other information for the Computex. The ASUS Padfone price will also be respectfully revealed on the same day. Nevertheless, it promises to compete with the Galaxy Tabs which are now out in market.
Computex event starts on May 30, 2011 and will last until June 4, making a hit of another five-day full computer display. The show will feature fifty computers, and computer manufacturers of all sizes and description. Today they have already been trying to get a place to the largest computer show. Surely, the ASUS Padphone will be one of these contending computers which include big companies such as Lenovo Group, Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. It would be one of the toughest and most exciting events which will hit the heart of Taipei, based on the fact that it will use all of the five government funded exhibition halls.
Tablet PC enthusiasts, who would like to buy ASUS Padfone must know how to enjoy searching for it among the 1, 800 exhibitors who will show off their latest products at 5, 290 booths on fairgrounds. Be one of the 36, 000 buyers with orders projected at estimated amount of US$25 billion.
To take a little peep of the real show, Computex will also feature the Google Chrome OS in cooperation of Acer Inc. as well as promote the latest MS Window 7 together with the revelation of the Intel Oak Trail microprocessor, a low processor best for smartphones, Tablet PCs, and netbooks.
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 10.1v 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:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 arrives to US market by June 8(1)
8th of June is the day that US Tablet fans are waiting for to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the thinnest Tablet in the world so far. During the CTIA in Orlando, Florida, Samsung unveiled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 together with its smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a Wi-Fi only version will soon be available on sale as third quarter of this year enters. This handy device is run by Android 3.0 Honeycomb and powered by 1GHz dual core processor, combined to work and give a great computing experience that no other Tablets can give to Tablet fans.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 technical specifications are really breath taking and Tablet fans could not easily resist from; it is slimmer than an iPad, more application download friendly as it uses Android platform and lighter making it indeed a handy device. The 1280 x 800 resolution promises a high definition quality video playback experience. The 8.0 megapixel camera built in Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the largest pixel among Tablet cameras so far.
In terms of connectivity, it may be Wi-Fi only version, but it does support Bluetooth and HSPA network with speed up to 21Mbps. With such capability, file sharing and internet access is no longer a puzzle when you buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
This handy device is impressively smaller and lighter than iPad 2, measuring 8.6mm thin and weighing 595 grams only. With such measurements, iPad 2 must have been really shocked with Samsung’s capability to compete with them in the Tablet ring of war. Apple is probably preparing iPad 3 to raise the bar again.
In terms of pricing, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price will be near or similar to that of its closest competitor, iPad 2. This Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi version is initially priced at $399, lower than iPad and same with Eee Pad Transformer – another competitor.
Check out this video with hands on Samsung Galaxy Tab at CTIA on March 22nd:
French Tablet maker unveil Archos 9(2)
Aiming to lead the innovation among digital providers, Archos, a French Tablet maker unveils its latest addition to its product line, the Archos 9 Tablet PC.
According to Archos 9 technical descriptions, Archos is packed with features that are unique to itself and which others are lacking of. Archos 9 has a trackpad, mouse buttons, Ethernet ports and an integrated kickstand to help it stand while in use, features that no other Tablet has. Based on technical specifications, people who buy Archos 9 can get a more than Tablet experience, as it resembles and performs like a laptop notebook that is based on Windows platform.
Among smaller Tablets population, Archos’ 8.9 inch tablet with LED backlit touch screen with 1024×600 resolution supports high definition 1080p video playback experience. It has 1.3MP camera, built in microphone and 2 built-in speakers that allow users to conduct video chat and call.
Archos 9 Tablet PC is run by Intel Atom 1.2 GHz processor, with 1GB DDR2 RAM, and 32GB of SSD storage. Its platform is a Microsoft Windows 7, which makes it user friendly as users will no longer familiarize themselves with the navigation and so on. According to Archos manufacturer, with Windows 7 as platform, Tablet users can enjoy access to Windows, Live Essentials and able to download and install Microsoft programs such as Live Mail and Movie Maker. Other than these, Archos has pre-installed Twitter and Facebook apps that every internet users may look for.
In terms of connectivity, it is WiFi ready, with internal antenna, PCI E-interface, supports IEEE 802.11b/g Ethernet and Blutetooth. External devices such as digital camera can be connected to the Archos 9 via USB port if it is a plug and play device.
Check out this video about Archos 9 Tablet PC: