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Google gives the world a taste of Honeycomb on 2 February

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February 2nd is the date we’ve been waiting for. Google is holding a special Android event in its Californian headquarters about the next Android installment – the Honeycomb, the Android ecosystem and some hands-on demos.

Google showed off the Honeycomb on numerous occasions, but it’s never done an official presentation, only teasers. It seems the time has finally come.

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HP and Palm to announce something big, something small and even more on 9 February

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Ever since HP bought Palm I have been itching to find out how the webOS would evolve and in what devices would it be featured next. We just got hold of a Palm UK newsletter confirming that the press event on 9 February is about the latest and greatest HP-slash-Palm devices and even more.

Earlier this month HP teased its upcoming press event is going to be about the WebOS. But there was no word of Palm. It’s almost sure now that on 9 February they are going to announce a tablet, a smartphone along with that update of the webOS.
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The UK sees the Samsung Galaxy Tab get a price cut down to £360

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Now I know you actually want to have the rumored Tegra 2-and-hopefully-SuperAMOLED-packing Galaxy Tab 2, but that won’t come out for a while now and chances are it will come out at a pretty steep price. So why don’t you check out this offer that Amazon.co.uk has for you?

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available on the UK site of the company for a mere £360. That’s decidedly not bad for a device coming with a 7” SVGA screen, 1GHz Hummingbird chipset and 512 MB of RAM. Plus Samsung promised to update the Tab to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb eventually. Read more »

WebOS-based HP Topaz tablet photos and specs leak, confirm dual-core Snapdraggon

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Palm and their webOS were expected to be the next big thing in smartphones, but unfortunately the company ran out of money before it managed to make an impact. However now that they have the backing of HP there is every chance that the excellent OS will get the chance to prove its worth in the tablet world.

Some photos of the upcoming HP Topaz tablet leaked, along with the detailed specs sheet and it all looks pretty promising. Built around the Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon platform, featuring two Scorpion cores running at 1.2 GHz and the new Adreno 220 GPU, the Topaz will have all the computing power it needs to run webOS on the 9.7” XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) screen. Read more »

Quad-core Tegra 3 and Tegra 2 with 3D in the pipeline, says NVIDIA roadmap

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A product roadmap of the Tegra family of processors leaked today and it shows what NVIDIA holds for the near future. We are already familiar with the Tegra 2 SoC but we are yet to see how the latest LG and Motorola smartphones benefit from this raging beast inside them.

Nvidia Tegra roadmap leaked

What’s more interesting though are the new processors that NVIDIA holds for the future. This leaked roadmap (that is supposed to be announced at the MWC 2011) shows the improved dual-core Tegra 2 3D and the quad-core animal – Tegra 3. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 teaser video and specs leak, too good to be true though

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I’ve stumbled upon some juicy info about Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, but still can’t decide whether it’s real or not. There is some kind of unveiling video and quite a specs sheet including a 3D SuperAMOLED screen, Tegra 2 platform, 1080p video recording, etc.

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New iOS 4.3 beta reveals iPad 2 camera apps and proximity sensor

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The new iOS 4.3 beta 2 for iPad revealed a new homescreen preview image showing camera, FaceTime and Photo Booth icons. This can mean only one thing – the next-gen iPad is bound to have two cameras much like rumors have been suggesting so far.

This image was taken from the preview in the iPad wallpaper settings. You can clearly see the Camera icon (hence it’s should have a primary camera) and also the FaceTime and PhotoBooth icons (hence it should have a front-facing secondary camera). From this point on, I’d guess it highly unlikely that Apple announces a camera-less iPad 2.

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Apple iPad 2 rumors roundup: a high-res Retina display, a new A5 chip, a camera and a built-in SD slot

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The Apple iPad spent almost two years in Rumorland, prior to its announcement, but once the floodgates have been opened there’s no time to wait. The Apple iPad 2 (or whatever they decide to call it) is all but certain to come in a few weeks’ time and rumors about its specifications are as intense as ever.

First we have this leaked image from the iBooks 1.2 source files suggesting that the iPad2 will indeed pack an ultra high-res display (Retina if you will). Read more »

Here is what NVIDIA Tegra 2 can do for you

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I bet you’ve seen the NVIDIA Tegra 2 moniker been thrown all over the place these days. CES 2011 is over now and we saw a slew of smartphones, tablets and whatnot’s powered by Nvidia’s latest and greatest mobile platform. So what’s all the fuss about it and how high should you place your expectations for your next dual-core smartphone?

Tegra 2 chips

It sure sounds like the next best thing in the business and we’re more than happy to serve your curiosity by delving deeper into what stands behind this label up there.
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Samsung refreshes the Galaxy Tab with a 4G LTE, faster CPU, 5MP camera

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Samsung appears to be jumping on the Verizon’s 4G bangwagon too. Now, with the new 4G LTE-supporting Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom won’t be the only tablet in the Verizon’s high-speed connected lineup.

4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab

Sammy also announced a Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet that should hit the US market soon. The specifications of the 4G Galaxy Tab are slightly improved, including a faster Hummingbird processor (now clocked at 1,2Ghz) and a new 5MP camera at the back. Read more »

Dell introduces the 4G-enabled Streak 7 tablet at CES, teases the Streak 10 too

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Let’s give a warm welcome to the Dell Streak 7. The follow-up to the original 5-inch-screen Streak features a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor ticking at 1Ghz. The device will be running on Android 2.2 Froyo with Dell’s custom Stage interface, until Honeycomb is launched later this year when it will be updated.

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As the name suggests, the Streak 7 packs a 7” capacitive multi-touch display with WVGA resolution of 800×480 and Gorilla Glass for protection. Read more »

10.1-inch Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series can’t decide if it’s a tablet or a netbook

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Samsung unveiled the Sliding PC 7 Series – a 10.1” Windows 7 tablet/slider. It can be used comfortably as a tablet, but in fact the whole thing is one big slider. It’s an interesting take on the netbook form factor and it’s powered by Intel’s latest Atom platform (Oak Trail) aimed specifically at mobile computers and tablets.

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Core i5-powered Samsung 9 Series 13.3-inch laptop puts MacBook Air to shame

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Samsung announced the 9 Series ultra-thin laptop, which is gunning for the likes of the Dell Adamo and the MacBook Air. Thin, light and powerful, it’s certainly seductive but it comes at a price…

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T-Mobile joins the 4G party with an LG-made tablet, named the G-Slate

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T-Mobile US has teamed up with LG to introduce yet another 4G tablet. The device is called G-Slate and runs an “optimized” version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

T-Mobile introduces the G-Slate

Not much info is available yet, not even photos of the thing. Probably this will change, as today LG are going to be hosting another event at CES. Read more »

Motorola XOOM runs Honeycomb on dual-core Tegra 2, boasts about Bluetooth keyboard accessory

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Motorola Mobility has pulled yet another ace from its sleeve – the Motorola XOOM 10.1” tablet has a dual-core Tegra 2 at its heart and Android 3.0 Honeycomb in its mind. Like the Atrix phone, the Motorola XOOM is all about accessorizing – like, say, a wireless keyboard, or maybe a dock or two…

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