As Samsung announced earlier that Galaxy Tab wont get the taste of Ice cream Sandwich but don’t let it get you down though as there is an alternative for that now because The Galaxy Tab is now supported by CyanogenMod 9. As this device is added recently on the list of cynogenmod update so there are still some bugs, such as the camera not working; a typical omission at –> Read more
An XDA developer forum member has posted the photos of a Nook tablet running CynaogenMod9 with android 4.0 also running. The workaround was made possible by using a microSD card to install CynaogenMod9, which enabled the tablet to be booted from there instead of the built- in storage without erasing the –> Read more
This has definitely been a huge and very busy week for Lenovo. First came the companies S2 smartphone and now here comes the IdeaPad S2. The IdeaPad S2 seems to be packing some pretty impressive specs and a keyboard dock to boot which could bring some competition to the Transformer Prime! –> Read more
In order to able to replace the current Android Market on your Kindle Fire with the original and full version of the Android Market with all the apps and games, make sure you have your Kindle Rooted. Make sure you read the prerequisites before you jump the gun to the instructions. –> Read more
Samsung has received a statement from the courts, after being accused of infringing on Apple products. The courts had suggested that Samsung delay the launch of their new Galaxy Tab 10.1 August, as the case was still in hearing.
But rumors are coming about a mystery deal offered by Samsung to allow them to launch their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Australian market. So far none of the court hearing have spoken of any such deal, hence the settlement between the two giants has been done outside the court. –> Read more
This morning Amazon layed all its cards on the table and finally unveiled four new Kindles. Amazon introduced the new basic Kindle starting at $79, Kindle touch at $99, Kindle Touch 3g at $149, and the new tablet, Kindle Fire at $199. You check out order info, specs, and videos after the break.
The Kindle e-readers have all new designs, which are much more streamlined and but still feature the e-Ink technology that allows the Kindles to be such a great e-readers. The Kindle is available for order today, and both variants of the Kindle Touch are available for pre-order and will ship November 21st. –> Read more
Several tech blogs including Mashable, TechCrunch, and This is my Next, have reported that Amazon has scheduled an event on Sept. 28. Many are speculating that this may be the long rumored tablet from Amazon. Although the announcement did not offer any details as to what the event is about, it is believed to be the unveiling of the tablet, as it was scheduled to come out in early October. Other possibilities include a new Kindle or the launch of their 7-11 delivery lockers. –> Read more
At a DreamForce conference, Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, let it slip that Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming in October or November. Ice Cream Sandwich is the forthcoming update to the Google’s Android mobile operating system, that will combine Gingerbread (phones) and Honeycomb (tablet) into one unified operating system. Video after the jump.
Today, AT&T has released the HTC Jetstream and the LG Thril 4G. The HTC Jetstream is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display and features a 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor. The tablet is featuring the Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS with the HTC Sense UI. TheLG Thrill 4G on the other hand is AT&T’s first 3D smartphone and has drawn some serious attention due to it’s brilliant and responsive touchscreen display. The Thrill 4g features a 4.3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen and a 1GHz Dual-Core, Dual-Channel RAM processor. We know many of you are excited for both of these devices. –> Read more
Amazon is entering a different tablet market now with it’s Kindle. Trust me, this is not the ordinary “kindle” that we’re used to. The new Kindle tablet has a 7 inch capacitive color display and will be running the Android OS.
The report was leaked over at TechCrunch, by MB Siegler, and was not allowed to leak any pictures of the tablet. Siegler did mention that the form factor of the new Kindle tablet is much like the Blackberry PlayBook, in size and shape.
Siegler also stated that “the device is a 7-inch tablet with a capacitive touch screen. It is multi-touch, but from what I saw, I believe the reports that it relies on a two-finger multi-touch (instead of 10-finger, like the iPad uses) are accurate. This will be the first Kindle with a full-color screen. And yes, it is back-lit. There is no e-ink to be found anywhere on this device.” –> Read more
If you thought a 4.5-inch screen was to big for a smartphone, this post isn’t or you. How would Samsung describe their newest creation? Exactly like this: “GALAXY Note combines the market’s largest HD Super AMOLED display, supreme portability and advanced S Pen interface, creating a new type of smartphone.” –> Read more
While the U.S. is still awaiting the arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S II, the rest of the world is ready to see an upgrade. This week, Samsung is set to “unveil the Galaxy S II LTE at IFA in Berlin this week, alongside an LTE version of its still elusive Galaxy Tab 8.9.” The new upgraded LTE version of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be upgrading to an all new 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The LTE version of the Galaxy S II will also be getting a facelift with an all new 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display. –> Read more
The rumored spec sheet seems pretty impressive for the HTC Jetstream. I guess we have to wait a while before we hear anything solid. It is possible that we may be seeing the HTC Jetstream hit store shelves by the end of this year.
Rumored Key Features and Specifications:
- 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1280×800 display resolution)
- 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb with HTC Sense UI
- 8 MP main camera with dual-LED flash
- PenScribe technology (for stylus input)
- GSM, WCDMA, and 4G LTE connectivity
- forward facing camera with MP unknown
ViewSonic is welcoming your business by offering a tablet user “options.” ViewSonic has said that they are listening to their customers and are ready to finally deliver. ViewSonic has announced that it will be bringing a dual OS tablet to market later this month: The ViewPad 10pro.
The ViewPad 10pro will be running the latest 10.1 Windows along with Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
Bill Kircos, general manager of marketing for Intel’s Netbook and Tablet Group mentioned that “our Intel platform supports multiple operating systems, and this tablet shows how consumers can move between Windows and Android experiences in a way that offers rich graphics, high-definition audio, easy Internet browsing and longer battery life in a slick form factor.”
The dual OS ViewPad 10pro is available in two configurations – with Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for an ESP of $699, or with Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for an ESP of $599. A custom docking station accessory is also available for an ESP of $59.
Looks like other Android tablet makers will need to be on the lookout for ViewSonic.
Key Features and Specifications:
- Windows 10.1 and Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
- 1.5GHz Intel®Atom™ processor Z670
- 1024×600 capacitive multi-touch panel
- Full HD 1080p video playback
- 2GB of internal memory
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- HDMI out for content sharing
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- up to 8 hours of battery life
ViewSonic Brings Dual OS Intel Atom Processor-Based Tablet to Market
ViewPad 10pro delivers the best of both worlds in a 10.1 tablet, offering a true dual Windows and Android OS experience
WALNUT, Calif. – August 15, 2011 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced its latest 10.1” Windows® and Google Android™ dual OS tablet – the ViewPad 10pro.
The ViewPad 10pro is one of the first tablet solutions to be powered by the new 1.5GHz Intel®Atom™ processor Z670. Designed specifically for tablets, this new CPU minimizes power consumption, while enabling smaller and thinner product designs. Partnered with a 1024×600 capacitive multi-touch panel, ViewPad 10pro users can enjoy impressive Full HD 1080p video playback, fast Internet browsing and longer battery life, without sacrificing on performance. Paired with 2GB of integrated memory, the ViewPad 10pro is the optimal mobile computing powerhouse.
“We listened to our customers. We made the ViewPad 10pro dual OS interface as quick and intuitive as possible, while partnering with industry CPU leader Intel to deliver the latest in design and innovation across all fronts,” said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic.
Tailored for business users, the ViewPad 10pro makes it even easier to enjoy a dual OS experience within a single tablet. Android 2.3 runs as an application on top of the Windows 7 operating system so users need to simply tap on the Android icon to make a seamless switch between business productivity and ultimate entertainment. Throw in the built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, an HDMI out for content sharing, a 1.3 megapixel built-in front camera and a high capacity battery for up to 8 hours of battery life, and you get the ViewPad 10pro – a fully optimized, true dual OS tablet to keep users connected.
“The new Intel Atom processor-based tablet from ViewSonic is a cool, and distinguished product that brings a personalized and flexible experience,” said Bill Kircos, general manager of marketing for Intel’s Netbook and Tablet Group. “Our Intel platform supports multiple operating systems, and this tablet shows how consumers can move between Windows and Android experiences in a way that offers rich graphics, high-definition audio, easy Internet browsing and longer battery life in a slick form factor.”
To ensure the ViewPad 10pro grows with each person’s individual needs, the device offers expandable storage options via a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional space. The dual OS ViewPad 10pro is available in two configurations – with Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for an ESP of $699, or with Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for an ESP of $599. A custom docking station accessory is also available for an ESP of $59. Both tablet configurations will be widely available in late August, with limited numbers currently available.
Today, Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE will be available July 28 in either Metallic Gray or Glossy White. The tablet will be available for purchase in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and on the carriers website.
“Key Features and Specifications:
- 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb platform – supports Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, Google Maps™, Google Movies™, Google Books™ and Android Market™
- Adobe® Flash® 10.3 technology
- NVIDIA® Tegra2 dual-core 1 GHz application processor
- 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution
- 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat capabilities
- 1080p HD video playback on a HD TV or other 1080p HD device
- Samsung Media Hub – offers a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. Media Hub has been redesigned, allowing customers to playback Media Hub content on their TV through an HDMI adapter (sold separately). Purchased content can be shared with up to five devices enabled with Media Hub at no extra cost.
Pricing and data plans:
- Verizon Wireless will offer two 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 models both priced with two-year customer agreements: $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB model.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers will have the option to choose one of the following mobile broadband data plans:
- $30 monthly access for 2GB monthly allowance
- $50 monthly access for 5GB monthly allowance
- $80 monthly access for 10GB monthly allowance”
Back in April, we heard some information about Sony releasing the ”Sony Tablet” S2 this fall, and that it would be ideal for mobile communication and entertainment.
Today, AT&T announced that it “will be the exclusive U.S. mobile broadband provider for the “Sony Tablet” S2 (codename), a dual screen, multi-functional tablet ideal for mobile communication and entertainment, that Sony Corporation plans to launch later this year.”
“With its unprecedented, completely portable form factor, the “Sony Tablet” S2 offers tablet enthusiasts a convenient and unique entertainment experience,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T emerging devices. “Users will be treated to exceptional graphics and the touch-screen capabilities will enable a fast and efficient website experience.”
The “Sony Tablet” S2′s pricing and exact launch date are not yet available.
Key Features and Specifications:
- Folding form factor with dual 5.5-inch 1024 x 480 displays
- Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
- Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
- PlayStation integration and PlayStation Network compatibility
- WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible
HP announced that its “TouchPad 4G will be available exclusively in the United States on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T, in time for back to school.
With a faster 1.5GHz processor, 32 GB of internal storage, integrated GPS and AT&T wireless mobile broadband capabilities built in, the connected version of HP’s first webOS tablet lets users browse the web, check email and get more done in more places – not just Wi-Fi hotspots.”
The TouchPad 4G will be available through HP commercial channels, AT&T Business Services and major retailers. The tablets pricing and launch date will be available at a later date.
Interested in VIZIO’s $400 VTAB1008-1 tablet? Well if your not, VIZIO is sure trying to bribe you. The company is offering an online exclusive pre-order bundle for it’s VIZIO Tablet. The VIZIO bundle includes the VTAB1008-1 tablet, a custom-fit folio case and a 16GB MicroSD™ card for $399.99. Not including tax and shipping. If your on the market for an affordable tablet running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, here it is folks.
The devices will start shipping out July 18th.
To pre-order yours click here.
Verizon Wireless has announced that its customers can now pre-order a 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy tablet with a 10.1 inch screen. The tablet will be releasing in a grey or white colorway. Verizon Wireless is estimating that the pre-orders will be shipped out in 4-6 weeks. The 16GB version can be pre-ordered for $529.99 and the 32GB version for $629.99.
Key Features and Specifications:
- Android 3.1 Honeycomb
- Tegra 2 (T20) 1GHz Dual Core processor to make running multiple applications a breeze
- Brilliant 10.1-inch high-resolution display
- 3 mega-pixel rear-facing camera capable of recording 720p HD video
- Video chat with friends using the 2.0 mega-pixel front-facing camera
- Support for Adobe ® Flash ® Player for an optimum web video experience
SOURCE Verizon Wireless