Category: Mobile computers
Switch view

RIM confirms 16, 32 and 64GB versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook

by 764 comments

You already know almost everything about the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from its announcement. Some new details have been reported at the GITEX expo in Dubai. They include the tablet’s battery capacity and its onboard storage.

It seems the BlackBerry PlayBook will have similar storage versions to the iPad – 16, 32 and 64GB.

Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab on preorder at Carphone Warehouse UK for 530 pounds contract-free

by 10 comments

We’ve known for a while that the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab was going on sale in the UK on November 1 but the Carphone Warehouse already has it on preorder for those that absolutely must have it first.

Would it surprise you if I told you it costs exactly as much as a 16GB 3G iPad? Read more »

Samsung I9100 is a Froyo-running tablet headed to KDDI in Japan

by 4 comments

The P1000 Galaxy Tab has only just hit the shelves in a couple of European countries and Samsung is already working hard on another Android-running tablet. The Samsung P9100 is basically a Tab with a new design and slightly downgraded specs sheet, headed to the Japanese carrier KDDI.

The Samsung I9100 retains the 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) screen of the Galaxy Tab, but adds the Ocean Observation UI, which should be a better fit for the Japanese consumers. Read more »

ZTE presents Light – an Android 2.1 based 7-inch tablet

by 21 comments

Here it is – another Android powered tablet, this time from ZTE. Light has a lot in common with the Samsung Galaxy Tab – it has a 7-inch WVGA display, 3G with HSPA support, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3 megapixel camera.

Read more »

Vodafone Spain to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab for 199 euro on a 18-month contract

by 105 comments

There has been plenty of speculation about the price of the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab – curious because it should be launching soon. Anyway, Vodafone Spain has a specific price and it’s not a wallet-buster either – 199 euro on an 18 month contract…

Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab enjoys Gorilla Glass protection for its 7-inch screen

by 17 comments

The Galaxy Tab was announced a month ago but details about it are continuing to surface. Take this one, for instance. The Froyo-serving tablet is packing a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. And this isn’t the only device in the Samsung lineup to have one of those. The Galaxy S (in all of its forms) features a Gorilla Glass as well.

Gorilla Glass is a thin but robust translucent glass that has a special coating making it not only easy to clean, but also heavy-duty resistant to the daily wear and tear.

Read more »

LG Android tablet delayed, LG says Froyo not suitable for tablets

by 10 comments

Perhaps, you’ve forgotten but LG is working on a tablet too – an Android tablet that was announced when the Optimus One and Optimus Chic we announced. It was supposed to come out by the end of the year. Well, there’s been a slight change of plan.

The release date has been pushed back and LG will be focusing on regaining some smartphone sales ground in the meantime… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes by the office, the hands-on video awaits you

by 74 comments

The first Samsung Android-running tablet is up for review and a quick hands-on video is due. The Galaxy Tab is certainly among the most interesting devices of the year and we felt like we should give you a heads up of what to expect. In addition to our IFA preview, that is.

Read more »

RIM says their QNX tablet UI will replace BlackBerry OS in the future

by 11 comments

Remember that hot tablet OS that RIM revealed the other day along with their PlayBook tablet? You know, the one that looked so colorful and user-friendly and so not BlackBerry?

Well it turns out that the company has some big plans for it, so big in fact that they stretch outside the tablet realm. Read more »

LG Xnote A510 laptop with 3D display converts 2D into 3D on the go

by 15 comments

The LG Xnote A510 laptop is crashing the 3D party and bringing some cool toys with it – the 15.6” laptop brings powerful hardware and “near Full HD” 3D experience. And don’t worry if you don’t have any 3D movies to watch – the TriDef software should be able to convert plain 2D content into 3D. Hmm…

Read more »

BlackBerry Playbook announced – the dual-core tablet to rule them all

by 1,066 comments

RIM might be having a bit of hard time adapting their smartphones to the rapidly changing market but it might turn out that it’s all because they have been focusing their efforts elsewhere. The company just entered the tablet market with a bang, announcing their 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, running a new BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Coming with a SVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the PlayBook is the first tablet to sport a dual-core 1GHz CPU. And it makes quite good use of it too – both the front-facing and the primary camera of the device are capable of recording full HD video (yeap, that’s sweet 1080p footage) and on board the PlayBook has what RIM calls “true multitasking”. And with 1GB of RAM you are unlikely to have “out of memory” issues either. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Demo video is here to show you what the tablet is all about

by 11 comments

Okay, okay, I know this isn’t as good as trying it in person, but, at least for the next few days, that’s all we get. Samsung just published an official demo video, showing their Android-running tablet performance and cool features.

According to Samsung the purpose of the video is to objectively present the key features of the Galaxy Tab so no “graphic effects” (I’m not sure that’s exactly what they meant) have been applied. Anyway this video should give you an excellent idea of what the Galaxy Tab real-life performance will be like.
Read more »

Cheaper, Wi-Fi-only Samsung Tab in the works

by 449 comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since Samsung introduced its first Android-running 3G and Wi-Fi capable Galaxy Tab and now rumor is the company is about to release a more affordable Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet.

Read more »

Beta of iOS 4.2 for iPad shows off multitasking, unified inbox, folders and more

by 10 comments

The iPad was skipped when the iOS 4.1 update came – but it will be getting v4.2 in a few months. This new version will unlock the potential of the iPad that is currently locked down – multitasking, combined email inbox, folders and other goodies well-known from the iPhone. The sftware beta was published yesterday by Apple and initial reports are very positive…

iOS 4.2 will bring much needed improvements to the iPad

Read more »

Toshiba Folio 100 hands-on, video inside

by 182 comments

Toshiba are the latest manufacturer to enter the tablet race with their 10″ Folio 100 Android-powered slate. We had a chance to check it out live at the IFA floor and here come our first impressions of the arguably best spec’d tablet we have seen so far.

Toshiba Folio 100 at a glance:

  • Size: 281mm x 181mm x 14mm
  • Weight: 760g
  • CPU: NVIDIA® TegraTM 2
  • Display:10.1″ capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels
  • OS:Based on Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable through the SD/MMC card slot
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA, mini HDMI, USB 2.0 (including host mode)
  • Other features: Adobe Flash Player 10.1, accelerometer, 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Battery life: 7 hours (65% web browsing, 10% video playback, 25% standby)

Read more »