Life was so much simpler when it really was the HTC Dream G1 (also sold as the T-Mobile G1) or nothing in the Android world, but I’m very happy that there is a lot more choice in Android devices these days. However, all this choice can be overwhelming. Helping you make the best buying decision, Google has now launched an online database and comparison site of just about every Android phone.
Well, we can garner one certain thing from this video by RIM featuring their newly unveiled BlackBerry Playbook, they want it to be everything. Projecting the BlackBerry Tablet OS on coffee tables, walls, textbook covers and vintage vinyl cabinets leads me to believe RIM wants the PlayBook to replace everything and anything we can think of.
RIM has today announced the BlackBerry Playbook tablet running on the newly revealed BlackBerry Tablet OS. The Adobe Flash touting PlayBook is doing everything Apple missed in their first round, but with millions of units already sold, Apple isn’t breaking a sweat yet. The PlayBook has dual HD cameras for the highest-quality video conferencing available from any handheld device.
The Apple iPad has taken the world by storm and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is garnering some attention in its own right. Not to be lost in the mix, it seems that Research in Motion is ready to take the wraps off its own tablet offering, the so-called BlackPad.
You can stop holding your breath now. The Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X are pretty impressive smartphones that make good use of the Google Android platform, but you shouldn’t expect to have a Motorola Android tablet in your hands in time for the holidays.
Dell is attempting to flourish in the creativity department. Their latest creation with unimaginable inspiration comes in the form of their new Inspiron Duo 10” tablet/netbook concraption. The Flip screen device will allow itself to be either a netbook, or a tablet – depending on your mood.
Google has recently commented on the use of Android 2.1, Froyo – on tablets – and well, their words are nowhere near surprising. As everyone joins the tablet race, a lot of corners tend to be cut in order to become “second, to first” in a market largely dominated by Apple. The iPad has the most sales to date, and there’s still plenty of space for a successful second place.
We’ve been inundated with the iPad and its multitouch capabilities. It has made for a slew of apps utilizing the technology, and now, we are to prepare for the next-generation of tablet computing – a future of double touchscreens, one on the front, and one on the back.
According to a rumor, the LG G3 will land on T-Mobile shelves on July 16. A week later, the carrier might also launch the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and the Galaxy Tab 4. Meanwhile, LG has just unveiled the LG G3 Beat in China, and it is said to be the mini version of the G3.
A new court decision will require that Apple address the findings of the July 9th London court decision, which basically states that Samsung Galaxy tablets don’t infringe on Apple’s registered designs.
Samsung is ready to go on the offensive in its ongoing patent war with Apple. Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, so Samsung is getting ready to get the iPhone 5 banned as soon as it touches down in Seoul.
If this holds up to be true, and we don’t really see any reason why it wouldn’t, Dell would then be better positioned to compete against all the other 10-inch (ish) tablets on the market like the Motorola Xoom, the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, and even the iPad 2. By going with 5, 7, and 10-inch variants, they’re really trying to offer a size for every taste.
Adobe Flash 10.2 is coming to Android 3.0 devices including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and BlackBerry Playbook, says Adobe, with Stage Video GPU acceleration to reduce RAM gobbling, smooth out performance and prolong battery life. Could these performance enhancements allow it Flash on the next-generation iPad?
Let’s see here. Verizon already has a Galaxy S phone in the form of the Samsung Fascinate. It will soon also have the Galaxy Tab to cover the Sammy-flavored tablet market. So, they’re done with that, right? Apparently not.
Recently we told you about the launch of Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Gear S2. The watch is quite distinct in terms of looks and is a highly premium device bearing an affordable price tag. Experts believe that the Gear S2 will be able to attract many buyers not just because of its monolithic design appeal […]
People today are trying to get accustomed to 4K displays and according to leading mobile manufacturers, 8K screens aren’t far at all. However, it looks like Samsung is setting up a way more ambitious goal for itself in the mobile display technology. By the end of 2018, Samsung wants to build an 11K display as […]
I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?
The 2012 Apple versus Samsung trial in California might be over, but the war is far from ended. Apple has already filed suit against Samsung covering at least 21 newer smartphones, media players, and tablets releases from August 2011 all the way to August 2012.
The massive California Apple versus Samsung trial is finally over, at least until Samsung files an appeal- which is more than likely. Without a doubt, Apple came out on top here, with Samsung not getting a cent from its countersuit against Apple.
The software company Paragon has launched a beta of its free NTFS and HFS+ support for Android today through the Play Store.
LG’s newest flagship device has arrived on Verizon, but haven’t we seen this device before? Essentially, the LG Spectrum is in fact very similar to the 4G LTE supporting LG Nitro HD on AT&T and the LG Optimus LTE north of the border with Bell. Beneath it’s 4.5-inch IPS display beats the heart of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1,830mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage, supplemented by 16GB of microSD memory.
Apple is not interested in CES, and Microsoft earlier announced that it’s bowing out of next year’s event. Many have started to believe that the show is losing its luster. But that did not stop manufacturers from around the world from unveiling their latest innovations.
What’s interesting is that the upcoming Nintendo Wii U could have an even bigger app store, including not only games for the console, but also apps for the tablet-like controller alone.
Today’s estimate of what Apple can gain from such settlement deals is about $10 of royalties per Android device. What will happen with this revenue tomorrow, when manufacturers will be actively cleaning their devices from last signs of disputed technologies is anybody’s guess.
The new version of Skype for Android offers features significant enough to bring it numbering to 2.6.x field from the previous 2.5 versions. The usual roster of features are retained:
Call it bad week for Apple’s legal teams worldwide. First, A German court has issued a ruling in a patent case between Motorola and Apple which could lead to a temporary ban on sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.
The legal battles between Apple and Samsung just won’t stop. The battle between the two largest tech innovators has crossed continents and oceans even to land in an Australian courtroom. It has been reported that Samsung has recently requested to see Apple’s source code for the iPhone 4S firmware.
It’s official. The tablet wars are really going to heat up this holiday season, because Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire. This is an Android-based tablet, but it won’t look like other Android tablets.
Tegra 3 is just around the corner and it looks like Asus could be getting first dibs at Kal-El. It looks like the first device to launch with Tegra 3 will be the next-generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet.
Well, that’s mildly passive aggressive of Steve Jobs, don’t you think? By now, you’ve surely heard about all the patent infringement lawsuits that Apple has launched against companies like Samsung, but it looks like the real target isn’t these manufacturers at all: it’s Google.
Do you wanna do the Skype thing on your Android smartphone, but they haven’t made it available to your handset yet? Today’s news should be good, then, since Skype has just extended its Skype 2.1 for Android to the “majority of Android devices.” More specifically, they’ve added no fewer than 17 devices to the list.
RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook is the companies first effort to join the newly created applucrative tablet computing market. Apple launched the iPad just over one year ago, and in that time sold 14.8 million units or more. They have also recently launched a successor to the iPad 1 tablet, bringing many more features to the table that were expected the first time around.
The BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t exactly late to the party and its sales numbers from launch day are actually better than expected. But the bad news is that those sales numbers aren’t exactly huge either.
Apple isn’t exactly a stranger to the whole litigation thing. Steve Jobs and his legal team have been dishing out lawsuits like they were going out of style for years and now the latest target happens to be Samsung. The grounds for the suit? Galaxy S devices look too much like the iPhone.
If you’re on the fence about going Android, still considering the iPad 2, but haven’t made a commitment just yet then maybe you should ponder things over for a little while longer. The UK and Taiwan release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were a success; it shortened supply (doesn’t this always happen) for the rest of the world. Now with an end of April release, the $400 Android 3.0 (honeycomb) iPad challenger is set to make its debut to the US.
You know, of the tablets that Asus announced at CES earlier this year, the Eee Pad Transformer is probably one of the most interesting. It’s kinda like the tablet version of the Motorola Atrix 4G, allowing you to dock it for notebook functionality or separate it for tablet functionality.
We saw the Samsung Series 9 at CES earlier this year. The 13-inch super-skinny laptop is supposed to rival equally slim competitors like the MacBook Air… but the MBA comes smaller than that too. So, Samsung could be countering again.
Old Magenta has formally announced that the seven-inch slate will hit shelves this week for just $199.99. That’s assuming, of course, that you want one of those two-year contracts
We all know that Samsung has been able to enjoy a fair bit of success with its Galaxy S line of Android smartphones, but we didn’t know that it was of record-breaking proportions. Well, the Korean giant is on cloud nine.
Aesthetically, the Sony NGP doesn’t look all that different from the original PSP. The fundamental layout and form factor have remained largely unchanged, but the guts are quite the upgrade. And with upgrades come upgraded price tags, right?
The BlackBerry PlayBook is late to the tablet party, having been beaten to the punch by Apple’s iPad and then subsequently missing the holiday shopping season. That may or may not be an issue for the “corporate tablet” deceivingly named with a fun word; but it looks like RIM is enroute to missing another opportunity. And the PlayBook has apparently been hit with another delay.
Rise, Lord Vader. Rise! As always, we should take these rumors with a serious grain of salt, but a whole slew of rumored features have now been leaked out on the Internet pertaining to the upcoming iPad 2 from Steve Jobs and crew at Apple.
Chalk this one up in the rumor mill for now, but it sounds like RIM is going to sell three different versions of its QNX-powered PlayBook and the starting price is just $399. There’s no mention of a contract in the rumor, so this could very well be the unsubsidized price.