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.
Along with an 8-core processor and 110-inch UHDTV announcement, Samsung also unveiled some of its future projects. One of them is YOUM, the new flexible OLED screen which can be rolled or folded. This screen opens the door for bendable devices, which are coming for sure
Among many products at CES, Samsung's latest mobile processor chip is one of the interesting products. The Exynos 5 Octa is an eight-core processor based on the ARM Cortex-A15 architecture which is meant to compete with recently introduced Tegra 4 and Snapdragon 800.
Nuance, the Massachusetts based company best known for its "Dragon" voice recognition technology, introduced their project code named "Wintermute" at CES. The cross-platform, cloud based system allows continuous communication from all your personal devices.
VIA joined the ranks of much bigger players NVIDIA and Qualcomm, in launching a new ARM SoC this season. The new WonderMedia PRIZM WM8980 combines a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1.20 GHz, with Mali-400 graphics, 1080p video decode, Android 4.1 support.
The Taiwanese PC maker announced the Iconia B1-A71, a 7-inch tablet aimed to compete in the low-cost tablet segment. The main advantages of this tablet are its price of only $150, WSVGA capacitive screen with 1,024 x 600 pixels and a 1.20 GHz dual-core ARM SoC.
Panasonic dropped a bombshell on the CES show-floor by unveiling what it claims to be the first tablet with 4K Ultra-HD resolution (3840 x 2160), beating standards such as Apple's Retina Display, and the ubiquitous 1080p. Unfortunately, the tablet isn't for backpacks.
Gigabyte arrived in 'Vegas with a pair of 11.6-inch wintel tablets, running Windows 8 and Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" processors. Among the two are the consumer-oriented S1185, and business professional-oriented S1082. The two feature 1080p resolution, HDD and SSD options.
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA's Tegra 4 launch, rival Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 800 and 600 lines of mobile processors, which the company claims to be up to 75% faster than the Snapdragon S4 Pro, while being 40% more efficient. It combines Krait 400 and Adreno 330.
Not a month after the vulnerability in Exynos kernel code was confirmed, Samsung is already rolling out a fix for it, at least for the Galaxy S III smartphone. The updated software also comes with a new bootloader which allegedly fixes the sudden death issue.
In an effort to better position the company, Lenovo decided to split into two brands. CEO Yan Yuanqing said that Lenovo will split into Lenovo Business Group, and Think Business Group to efficiently target the mainstream and high-end segments, effective from April 1st.
NVIDIA claimed launch of the world's fastest mobile processor, the Tegra 4. Based around the same 4+1 core design as its predecessor, the chip packs four ARM Cortex A15 cores with a fifth energy-saving core, GeForce ULV graphics with 72 CUDA cores, and i500 baseband.
Corning plans to highlight the company's newest glass solution at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. At the show, Corning will demonstrate the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 and showcase the use in a larger format and multi-touch displays.