With the announcement of the iPad mini, Apple will give the already handsomely growing 7-inch tablet market an extra boost. Now that the 7.85-inch slate in our hands, it’s time to take it for a quick spin and see what its deal is.
Some might say out that due to the price there isn’t any deal to be had here. Yet the really beautiful aluminum body of the iPad mini quickly makes you forget about that. Read more »
The Memory Solution CIO Forum 2012 in South Korea is in full swing today and Samsung has announced its new line-up of DDR3 RAM and SSD built using the 20nm manufacturing process.
The SSD comes with support for SATA 6.0Gb/s and will be exclusively used for server units and SAS interfaces for enterprise storage. Read more »
There are a total of 27.8 million tablets shipped worldwide in Q3 of 2012 according to a preliminary report from IDC. Compared to the same quarter last year, this is nearly 50% jump in sales and just 6.7% over the previous quarter.
Android tablet have started gaining more considerable market share, as Samsung has shipped 5.1 million tablets in the third quarter, which is twice as much as they managed in the previous quarter, and an increase of 325.0% from 3Q11, when it shipped 1.2 million tablets. This puts the company in second place with 18.4% market share. Read more »
There are more than 3 million Galaxy Note II owners out there, and to make sure that they get the full potential out of their phablet, Samsung has launched no less than five new videos showcasing the device’s power.
As you know from our in-depth review of the Note II, it comes with the S Pen, on which Samsung emphasizes a lot in the new hands-on videos of the device. Read more »
Just as the UK Court ordered, Apple has now put a proper statement on the bottom of its UK homepage saying (in exactly 11pt font) that the previous statement didn’t comply with the order the court had issued.
There’s also a link which takes you to the new page, where Apple states that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patents. Read more »
Despite being a couple of weeks behind schedule, the iPad mini sales open today, but only in the US and only in black.
Never mind the delay, Apple is expected to sell around 1.5 million units of its 7.85″ slate. Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray has made the projection and he believes Apple will hit that number before the weekend’s over. Read more »
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the HTC One X+. HTC’s latest Android flagship has blessed our office with its presence and we are about to examine it in excruciating detail in our upcoming review.
Before that, however, let’s get a bit more cozy with the One X+ and get to know it a bit better. Simply put, it’s One X on steroids, as it features the same Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, but with the CPU overclocked to 1.7GHz. Read more »
Following the UK Court of Appeal ruling, Apple had to put a clear statement on its website saying that Samsung didn’t infringe on the iPad patents. And Apple did, but in a way that wasn’t what the judges really had in mind.
According to the official ruling, the guys from Cupertino had to clearly state on their UK website that “Samsung didn’t copy” the company’s designs. Instead, Apple posted a few paragraphs explaining in long how despite the UK’s ruling, courts in the US and Germany acknowledged that Samsung did infringe the company’s highly popular tablet. And that’s not what the court ordered. Read more »
Acer has launched a new ad featuring Megan Fox. She uses the company’s latest Windows 8 flagship notebook – the S7 – to fulfill her dream of talking with dolphins.
For good or bad, the ad doesn’t feature the Acer S7 ultrabook as much as Megan Fox, but I am not complaining. Read more »
As if the recently refreshed Nexus line-up and the Android 4.2 announcement didn’t give Apple enough things to worry about, Google has now told Bloomberg that it’s about to overtake its rival in the apps count race.
In fact, there are a just under 700,000 different applications in the Google Play Store, which is pretty close to what Apple touts in its App Store. Read more »
The Nexus 7 is doing pretty well sales-wise, reaching a rate of nearly a million units per month. According to the ASUS CFO David Chang, the slate is bound to do even better in the coming months.
While this definitely counts as a success for both Google and ASUS, the Nexus 7′s sales figures still remain in the shadow of the tablet king in the face of the iPad, which shipped in 14 million units in Q3 of this year. Read more »
Alongside its launch for gaming consoles and PCs, Need for Speed: Most Wanted has also made its way to Android and iOS hardware.
EA has put 35 different cars for you to race with, ranging from exotics like the Lamborghini Aventador to heavy duty vehicles such as the Hummer H1. Read more »
Today is a pretty important day for Microsoft, as the company is launching the latest iteration of its Windows Phone mobile platform.
And to make sure that everybody understands and learns all about the new features Windows Phone 8 packs, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Windows Phone, Joe Belifore stands in front of the camera for a lengthy 18-minute video showcase of the OS. Read more »
Alongside the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announcement, Google has also revealed that parts of Europe will be getting access to the Google Play Music store.
The countries in question are France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Read more »
The next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will see the light of day some time in Spring next year. GTA V will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles around that time according to a leaked photo of a retail display.
Polish fansite GTA Five.pl has obtained photos of an upcoming retail display, inviting customers to pre-order the game. Read more »