Samsung's T9000 may have grabbed quite some attention at CES, particularly of those who spend too much time at their refrigerators, but it wasn't priced until now. The Android-driven cold box, which Samsung did not name "Galaxy Fridge" is priced at $3,999.
Sony's Personal Content Station (model: LLS-201), a portable storage device that lets you back up, store, and share content between your mobile devices (cameras, smartphones, tablets, notebooks), got a release date, April 30 in Japan, about a month later in the U.S.
Sony launched the 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z in Japan. Featuring a 16:10 resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, the tablet breaks away from Sony's curvy/inclined tablet body designs to something more conventional, and monolithic, with a thickness of just 6.9 mm.
Japanese company Sharp cut production of 9.7-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD Retina (2048 x 1536) display panels used in the standard-size iPad. Falling demand for the panel dropped production to a bare minimum (for Sharp to maintain its profit margin), forcing the scale-back.
After many manufacturers showed their latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show, it appears that Sony has another new tablet up in their sleeves. A Twitter account carrying the name @Xperia_info has leaked specs of Sony's upcoming Xperia Tablet-Z.
With phone-powering Intel Atom x86 SoCs, and surprisingly light system requirements of the Windows 8 operating system, it looks like the main ingredients of a Wintel (Windows + Intel) PadPhone are ready, and the kitchen is set for Chef ASUS to put them all together.
It turns out the early blurb by distributors about new color options of Galaxy Note II may have mistook the new Ruby Wine scheme for red, and for which we can't exactly blame Señor Blurrycam. The company launched it, along with Amber Brown in the Korean market.
A Dutch court has ruled that having rounded corners and a rectangular shape is not unique enough on the part of the Apple iPad to warrant an infringement suit against the Samsung Galaxy Tablets. The courts state that Apple was not the first to offer this design.
A team of Korean scientists cracked the code to flexible or bendable lithium-ion battery cells. The innovation could revolutionize compact consumer electronics design, and complement the recent advances in bendable displays. That leaves bendable chips out?
It looks like the darling of the fabless, TSMC could get a bite of Apple, with Taiwanese industry observers predicting a tie up between the two for manufacture of SoCs on the new 20 nanometer silicon fabrication process. It comes in wake of the big Unimicron deal.
Italian outfit DaVinci Mobile Technology put its Kite 10.1-inch full-HD tablet up for pre-order, starting at 309€ ($413). The tablet boasts of Samsung Exynos 4 quad-core SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and a choice between Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 operating systems.
Colorful, of the wacky graphics card fame, announced the Colorfly CT704 7-inch tablet in China, touting an astounding sub-$50 price-tag (299 RMB). The 7-incher runs Android 4.1, and a 4:3 aspect ratio screen, with quite a bit of cost-cutting to keep the price down.
ASUS launched its much talked about cheap 7-inch tablet for 2013, the MeMO Pad. Available in various color options, the tablet combines cost-effective hardware with essential Android 4.1 functionality, 10-point multi-touch, up to 16 GB storage, and WiFi connectivity.
Following a December 2012 launch of the WiFi-only variants of iPad mini and 4th gen. iPad, Apple hammered out deals with cellular operators and the Chinese regulators to release cellular-enabled variants of the two, which will start selling from Friday (18/01).
Among the maze of new cameras, Polaroid unveiled the E9.7, a sliding-tablet with, as the name suggests, a 9.7-inch screen; with a 4:3 aspect-ratio. The 98 mm-thick tablet slides out to reveal a fairly big chiclet QWERTY keyboard. It runs Android 4.1.
According to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, Apple will introduce the iPad 5 along with a new version of the iPad mini in March, speeding up Apple's iPad family update cycle to 6 months (new products twice a year). Its last big iPad launch was in Q4 2012.
At Consumer Electronics Show, ASUS confirmed a new docking station for the Nexus 7 tablet. The new docking gives Nexus 7 owners a chance to use a 7-inch tablet in landscape mode on a desk. It also comes with a micro USB socket and a headphone jack with a price of $39.99
Apparently NVIDIA's newest SoC chip is slower than the current generation. Even Qualcomm's CEO stated that he is not impressed by Tegra 4. However, first leaked benchmarks tell the truth, and that is Tegra 4 is slower than both the Nexus 10 and iPad 4.
After NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung released theirs SoCs, it is time for STE to do the same. The company just announced its latest NovaThor L8580 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU. The STE L8580 chipset is intended for affordable mid-range devices.
In what is a big blow for Redmond's ARM-loving Windows RT operating system, PC juggernaut Samsung decided against launching the Ativ Tab in the U.S., a 10.1-inch Exynos-powered tablet running the new OS. It just isn't convinced about the software's prospects in the U.S.