Apple had released the ‘All New’ iPad 4 Retina just six months after launch of new iPad 3. Some iPad 3 buyers may be upset at Apple for releasing new iPad this early, but you could say it’s really just a hardware upgrade to iPad 3. In fact iPad 3 is plenty fast and worth [...]
HP Slate is the HP’s or shall we say, Microsoft’s answer to the Apple iSlate that will be revealed later this month. Being presented to the people as something that is more powerful than a phone and as powerful as a PC, this Slate from HP is perfect for reading and surfing the Internet.
The HP Slate comes with Windows 7 operating system, which comes with a pile of features meant for touchscreens. So using Windows 7 on a Slate Tablet should not be any issue. It supports multi-touch too. The Slate from HP comes with a variety of modes – Movie mode, eBook mode and PC mode.
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Apple is going to unveil its first tablet-only device on January 26, 2010. The iSlate will cost less than $1000 and feature an 10.1-inch multi touch display, 3D graphics and support for video conferencing and eBooks.
Apple is planning to sell almost a million devices in the first year itself!
Kaifu Lee, who is the ex-president of Google China and most importantly has worked for Apple before has unveiled some interesting facts about the Apple Tablet. On sina.com.cn, a microblog, he said that Apple Tablet looks like a bigger iPhone that sports an awesome UI packed in a beautiful 10.1-inch screen. The tablet combines the functions of both netbook and kindle, an ebook reader. It has virtual keyboard for text entry and a webcam for video conferencing.
Apple is planning to produce 10 million units in the first year. Lee has a good connection with Foxconn which is manufacturing Apple’s Tablet. So, whatever he said is quite believable
According to businessinsider, Apple is preparing to show us all a new, larger mobile device sporting higher resolution than the iPhone and iPod Touch. This could be the Apple iTablet (or whatever it will be called), that we have been hearing from months.
Apple is telling the developers to set their apps to support full resolution rather than just restricting to 320×480 which is the resolution of iPhone and iPod Touch.
It is pity that most of the netbook manufactures have left the 7-inch and 8.9-inch netbook market and Apple is going to unleash a device sporting 7-inch display.
Meet the uber cool UMPC from Shenzhen, the Shuai Cool UMPC-891A, a slate-style UMPC with a 8.9-inch touch screen. Weighing at only 1.01kg, it measures 250mmx168mmx21.3mm.
It comes with an Intel Atom N270 processor (1.6GHz), Intel GMA950 graphic chipset, 1GB RAM and 16GB SSD for storage. Although sporting the innards of netbook, it comes with built-in 3G module and GPS module, both of which are not found in the specs of a standard netbook unless you are going for something like SONY VAIO X which comes with all these goodies. And ofcourse, you get built-in WiFi and Bluetooth radios. Also, as it is pretty common with Chinese devices, you also get digital TV functionality.
Ports: 3x USB 2.0 ports (2 on left side and another on right side), VGA port, 1 Ethernet port, 3-in-1 card reader, audio and microphone jack.
The COOL UMPC is fitted with only 1700mAh battery, which certainly won’t give you a lot of run time for sure, but looking by its looks, the whole concept seems to be about keeping the device as slim as possible (0.83 inches).
It supports a wide variety of operating systems, including Windows 98 and Me. List of supported OS: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Linux.
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The fudzilla sources claims that, Apple will soon say OK, to its manufacturing partners to initiate the production work in February, as they have in their minds that 10.1-inch version of the tablet should be start selling in mid to late March.
The sources also reports that the retail priced of the 10.1-inch tablet is set at $1,000 USD retail. Apple will be bringing out around 1.5 million units in the first quarter after release.
Asus is preparing itself to launch a new device that will feature a display of size between 4-7 inches. According to Digitimes, it will be a combination of Tablet PC and MID functions.
The EEE Pad is inspired by Apple’s iTablet (or whatever that will be called).
Well, looks like the ASUS is not much happy with the current sales of ASUS EEE T91 and that is perhaps the core reason that has led to the development of yet another tablet device.
Foxconn is in a contract to produce Apple’s long rumored tablet and it would be launched sometime in Q1 2010
It will have a 10.6-inch screen and more focus will be on e-book functionality rather than music. It will have really good battery life as it is supposed to be an eBook reader first and a computer second. It will have simple to use interface and internet connectivity too.
Nothing is known about exact specs of Apple’s ebook reader tablet.