RIM announces the development of a new 10 inch Playbook(0)
RIM the maker of BlackBerry brand announced the target arrival of Playbook 10 inch version before end of this year just in time for holiday season.
Buy SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1 in Australia(3)
Samsung has set to launch its ultrathin Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch in Australia as it partners with Vodafone this May.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, awarded the title the thinnest tablet in the world, has finally arrived on the market. Measuring 0.33 inch in thickness, it has surpassed Apple iPad2 with 0.34 inch. Aside from this characteristics, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is proud for offering support for Adobe Flash Player 10.2 which Apple iPad2 doesn’t have.
In terms of quality performance, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 technical specifications raises more expectations than other tablets. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Samsung TouchWiz as user interface. Samsung Galaxy Tab uses Android 3.0 Honeycomb as operating system and it is powered by 1GHz dual core processor.
The slate comes in variation of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, and has a support for microSD up to 32GB capacity. With such high storage capacity, users could store more ebooks and applications, maximizing the usage and value of this device. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pre-loaded with Readers Hub, Music Hub, and Social Media Hub, integrates email, instant messaging, calendar organizer, and social networks.
When you buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you buy a device that has everything needed in this technology driven world. With Galaxy Tab’s 10.1 inch display, users can enjoy an instant entertainment experience, watch videos or play music. It has 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, enhanced with autofocus and LED flash for better captured moments. As for videos, the 8.0 megapixel rear camera is best in capturing motions.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 US price is almost same with competitors’. WiFi enabled 16GB and 32GB are priced at $499 and $599 respectively in the US, while 64GB price is to be announced, as well as information about 3G and 4G versions.
Vodafone Australia already allow clients to make pre-orders. The price of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia is AU$729 with a prepaid 6GB data included, or you can buy Galaxy Tab for free if you sign a 24 months contract with Vodafone for data plans starting from AU$39. In both cases it is not specified the storage version of Galaxy Tab 10.1, so we can only assume Vodafone offers at this money the cheapest Galaxy Tab with 3G capabilities, the model with 16 GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 prices(0)
As you can see in this engadget photo, Samsung also revealed today the prices of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi. As expected, the cheapest Galaxy Tab 10.1 has the same price as the cheapest iPad 2, while Galaxy Tab 8.9 is starting from $469. In both cases we are speaking about 16GB with no 3G. Samsung’s press release mentions as well tablets with 64GB storage but today the Koreans didn’t give us prices for these models.
Bottom line, you can buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 starting June 8 in US. WiFi model costs $499 or $599 for 16GB and 32GB respectively and most probably $699 if they are also planning a 64GB model.
Samsung couldn’t mention an exact release date for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 but it is expected early summer. The price is $469 for 16GB storage and $569 for 32 GB storage. Again probably $669 for its bigest storage capacity.
With these two new tablets on the market we expect Motorola to lower the price for Xoom which was until today the only tablet in stores capable to penetrate the market share of iPad.
Samsung Tablets technical specifications(0)
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
Nokia Tablet coming soon(3)
Nokia could enter the tablet market. Nothing new so far since the general trend has been announcing a new tablet every month. We have seen the preview of Nokia Tablet on a Mobile Review forum at the Meego bug notification section. So the Nokia tablet could be running the operating software created by Intel, Meego. Meego was created for netbooks and notebooks with an Atom processor that Microsoft couldn’t support. What’s interesting is that Nokia has announced at CES that will be collaborating with Microsoft and will use Windows 7 on their devices.
We have also received an invitation from Nokia to their event in CTIA, teasing us with respect to Symbian devices to come next. We are looking forward for Nokia’s Tablet, be it with Symbian or Windows. Like all its new products, Nokia Tablet is very much expected on the European market.
New Promo Video for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(0)
After the success Samsung had with Galaxy Tab 7 inch, they are preparing the unveiling of their 8.9 incher and are also teasing us with a new video of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung didn’t mention a price range or a delivery date but gave us a full list of technical specifications in this video. The Samsung 10.1 inch tablet runs Android 3.0, has a 1GHz dual core processor and surfs Flash websites. The 8MP camera on the back has the ability to take photos and record HD videos. You can watch Full HD movies on the 10.1 inch display (1280 x 800), and you have access to more than 150 000 application on the Android Market. It is 2.1 mm thicker than an iPad 2 but has a bigger display and weights 8 grams less.
Check out the video in HD format:
Samsung wants 8.9-inch market as well(1)
What’s your tab life? Samsung asks on Facebook. The question is in fact an invitation to the press event Samsung is holding in Orlando on March 22nd, this year. The answer - 78910 could be in fact the screen sizes of the 3 tablets they plan. After the 7-incher available in stores and the announced 10-incher, the 8.9-inch tablet is now in the lime light for Samsung.
The Koreans have designed the 7-inch Galaxy Tab to compete with HTC Flyer and BlackBerry Playbook and Galaxy Tab 10.1 as competitor for iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and HP Touchpad.
Still, there is LG on the market with a tablet – LG G-Slate - which presents a compromise in size having 8.9 inch and the ability to capture and display 3D content.
It seems that Samsung believes in this display as well, since they will probably officially announce Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch in Orlando on March 22nd.
Last week, Lee Don-joo, Samsung VP announced that parts in Galaxy Tab 10.1 are inadequate compared to iPad 2′s size. They have redesigned their 10-inch product to overcome this.
We are looking forward to see if Samsung would be in the position to unveil Galaxy tab 10.1 this month in Orlando.
Toshiba Tablet – to be launched in a couple of days(0)
After being first time announced in CES 2011 and also presented in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Toshiba Tablet will be officially launched this week. It hasn’t got a name yet but it has already proved what it has to offer.
With a 10.1 inch display (16:10 aspect ratio) it runs on Android 3.0, has HDMI, USB, and micro USB ports and also a micro SD card slot for enhanced memory. It gives the user the option to change the battery when used and this makes it enduring. The 5MP camera on the back, the 2MP camera for video calls completes the whole package starting at $499, within the same price range with an iPad 2.
Unless they are going to call it Toshiba Tablet, we should have a name for it and we will keep you updated with full specifications and news from the launching event.
It seems that our source was rushing the official launching day of this tablet PC. We are sorry for this and we will keep you updated with the exact date when you have further details.
Top 6 Tablets Comparison(0)
With more than 80 tablet models available on the market currently, it’s hard to say which is the best and which one to choose. What works for one could be a downside for others and viceversa, so characteristics such as size or OS are always relevant but related to the whole package. Below, you can find a structured comparison among six of these tablets from a technical specifications perspective. Have a look – you may find it useful!