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Samsung confirms revamped Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9 with LTE support

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Samsung will showcase a revamped version of its Galaxy S II with LTE support and more, and it’s due to be unveiled next week at the IFA 2011 expo in Berlin. It will also launch a new version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 slate, which could land in just three days on August 29th at an event held in New York.

The Galaxy S II will have a bigger 4.5″ SuperAMOLED Plus display, a multi-mode LTE/WCDMA/GSM radio inside, NFC, a slightly beefier 1850mAh battery and finally, a snappier 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Sounds a little like a Galaxy S II Plus, doesn’t it? Specs aside, it will feature a revamped back panel, which is quoted to look made out of brushed aluminum. Read more »

AT&T bound HTC Puccini images leak, LTE support confirmed

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It seems that HTC’s first 10.1 Honeycomb slate, dubbed Puccini or Jetstream, is all but confirmed for an appearance on the AT&T network with true 4G capabilities – yes, LTE support.

Fresh images of the device have leaked and this time we can really have a proper look at it. Also the some of the specs have been revealed like the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1 gig of RAM, 16GB on-board storage, an 8 MP snapper with dual-LED flash, LTE support, a 10.1″ WXGA resolution (1280×800) and finally a Sensed-out Android Honeycomb OS. Read more »

Lenovo Android ThinkPad tablet now on sale – starts at $499

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Lenovo have put up their Honeycomb-wearing ThinkPad slate for sale on their website with prices starting from $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version and $569/$669 for the 32GB/64GB Wi-Fi versions. A 3G-enabled ThinkPad will be available in October.

The previously-leaked ThinkPad is dubbed the “do anything, anywhere, anytime tablet” a business-minded device and offers password-protected network access, corporate email and full-device and SD card encryption. Read more »

HP drops TouchPad price to $99, suddenly everybody wants one

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If you were wondering what would happen to all those TouchPads sitting in warehouses after HP decided to abandon webOS, you now have the answer. HP just announced a mouth-watering discount on the ill-fated tablet, with the base 16GB model now costing a mere $99 and the 32GB for $150.

Of course this means that now everybody wants one. Most places that were accepting bookings for the device are now flashing the ‘Out of Stock’ sign and you would have to be lucky to get one. That’s just for the online stores though. Starting August 20, you can get the TouchPad at the new price in brick and mortar stores Read more »

More HTC Puccini screenshots leak, Android Honeycomb gets dressed in HTC Sense

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Despite being one of the major players on the Android phone market, HTC has still not fully entered the tablet battle – the Taiwanese giant is yet to announce a tablet, running on Android Honeycomb. It looks however, that the launch of the device is nearing as today, we stumbled into more screenshots of the company’s yet to be announced, first Android Honeycomb tablet, which is known by the name HTC Puccini.

Unlike the last time we saw screenshots of the upcoming device, it is now clear that Read more »

Retina display Apple iPad 3 to come in early 2012, WSJ confirms

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It always seemed rather improbable that Apple would release two generation of its tablet in a single year, but a part of us really wanted to believe it will happen. Yet, the Wall Street Journal just took stage and killed whatever hopes we had left for seeing a Retina display-packing iPad 3 this year.

According to the publication, the Cupertino-based company is aiming at starting trial-production of the iPad 3 in October, so the official launch cannot realistically come sooner than the start of next year. Read more »

HTC preparing four big events on September 1st in the UK, France, Spain and Germany

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HTC’s obviously preparing something bit for September 1st as the company is reportedly organizing four simultaneous meet-up events across Western Europe. HTC is inviting everybody who is interested and says it will reveal “what’s next” and that it will have “a few phone treats”. On the last public event of this type, the company showed the HTC Sensation to the world for the first time.

We might be looking at multiple announcements here and we’ve made a round-up of the possible candidates. Jump after the break to see what’s what. Read more »

Did Apple submit false evidence to the German court that blocked sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe?

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You’ve probably heard that Apple managed to block the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments in Europe through a preliminary injunction by a German court. The court’s decision was made without a hearing (that’s the standard practice) and now it’s up to Apple to prove they have a case.

But Dutch site, Webwerld, has done some investigating and they’ve discovered that Apple may have tried to bolster their chances of success by manipulating the evidence. Read more »

Asus Eee Pad Slider to launch in September for €479, allures you with unlimited web storage

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The Asus Eee Pad Slider was a cool Android tablet/netbook announced at CES 2011, along with the Transformer, but unlike its super-popular relative it’s nowhere to be seen just yet. However the latest bit of online rumor suggests that it might become available before the end of September for the tempting €479.

For that kind of cash you are getting a 10.1 IPS display of WXGA resolution (1280×800 pixels), covered under a layer of Gorilla Glass, an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, featuring a couple of 1GHz CPU cores, and a QWERTY keyboard for all that typing to be done on. Read more »

The new Panasonic Toughbook S10 promises to hang tough

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We haven’t seen a Toughbook walk the halls of this blog for over a year, but what we have here is the newest in Panasonic’s family of super hard-wearing laptops.

The S10 is in fact near enough a clone of the Toughbook S9, but what’s under the hood is where this hard nut differs from its predecessor. Read more »

$100 price cut of HP TouchPad goes permanent, 16GB model price is now $399

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There’s a saying that goes “there’s nothing more permanent than a temporary fix”. Luckily for everyone who wanted an HP TouchPad, but missed the one weekend only $100 discount, the discount has been made permanent.

The 9.7″ WebOS tablet used to go for $499.99 and $599.99 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively, which was rather pricy. All retailers of the TouchPad have since made the offer standard so buyers can enjoy the lower prices now in the long run. Read more »

Acer Aspire 3951 images and specs leak, an ultrabook that takes aim at the MacBook Air

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Intel has been talking about its ultrabooks for a while and now some leaked specs of an Acer-made ultrabook show what they could be like. The Acer Aspire 3951 (catchy name) is a 13.3″ laptop with aluminum body that is just 13mm thick and weighs about 1.4kg.

I’d love to see some official specs on the Aspire 3951 but for now we’ll just have to look at the rumors – a second-generation Intel Core processor (that’s Sandy Bridge) and optional SSD sure sound good. If the 160GB SSD is too small for you, there are 250GB and 500GB HDD options too. Read more »

HTC Puccini screenshots leak, shows custom UI and dedicated number pad

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The mythical beast known as the HTC Puccini is getting more and more real as days pass by and today we came across some leaked screenshots that almost made us feel we had the device in our hands, sort of. The Puccini will be launching on the AT&T 4G network and is supposed to have a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and dual cameras.

The screenshots show the application launcher, where you can see HTC has added custom tabs at the bottom of the screen as seen in the Sense UI on their Android phones. These let you switch from all apps, frequently used ones and downloaded apps. You can also see the bottom bar has been slightly modified with custom icons and an icon for the stylus. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets the promised TouchWiz update on time

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Samsung kept its promise and delivered the firmware update for their Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet today. Available over the air, the update brings the custom TouchWiz user interface to the slate, making it the first Android tablet with such deep UI customizations.

The update, which should help the Galaxy Tab 10.1 stand out in the increasingly dense crowd of Honeycomb tablets, is just under 190MB so we’d suggest you use a Wi-Fi network to get it. In addition to new apps like the Samsung proprietary Media and Social Hubs, the new firmware brings a customized bar at the bottom, which allows you to launch specially designed mini apps. Read more »

Sharp’s new 7″ Galapagos A01SH tablet unveiled in the land of the rising sun

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Sharp and ISP, EAccess have teamed up to release a new tablet upon the Japanese market.

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On Wednesday the two companies unveiled the Galapagos A01SH tablet, as with many Japanese product names, not the catchiest in the book but lets see what it has to offer. Read more »