PC manufacturers can’t wait for Windows 8 to come out and they’ll be competing to be the first to offer a tablet running Microsoft’s new OS. Rumor has it that Lenovo will try to launch a W8 tablet as soon as the OS hits the shelves.
But they’ll have competition – Dell’s head honcho has already said “We’ll be there right on the very first day that Windows 8 is available”. Read more »
To coincide with Archos now shipping Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their current G9 tablet family, two new models have emerged to join lineup, the Archos 80 G9 Turbo and the Archos 101 G9 Turbo.
These two new devices come similarly specced with 1.5GHz CPUs and ICS, the 80 utilizes an 8-inch display, whilst the 101 a, you guessed it, 10.1 inch display. Depending on the device and storage capacity you opt for prices range from $310 to $425. These two tablets have little time to bask in the limelight however as Archos’ next tablets under the banner of the G10 xs Series, ready themselves for deployment. Read more »
Prepare to act surprised. The Nokia head designer Marko Ahtisaari reportedly confirmed that his company is working on a tablet. What’s more, Mr. Ahtisaari says that he has dedicated no less than a third of his working time to the project in order to make the device stand out in the crowd.
Reuters reports that Nokia still hasn’t joined the tablet party due to the company’s wish to offer a product that’s easy to differentiate. Read more »
Here’s a particularly exciting rumor for the ultrabook fans out there. The MacBook Air, which is where the whole ultra-light laptop revolution started, might be getting a 15″ version next month.
The spicy info comes from an unnamed vendor, who demonstrated his inability to keep a secret at a UK accessories expo held in London on Tuesday. Normally, we wouldn’t advise you to believe such sources, but the rumor aligns nicely with previous mentions of a 15″ MacBook Air from November. Read more »
This rumor is proving harder to kill than most fictional characters – I’m talking about the iPad Mini rumor. It reappeared again, just days after Apple’s official announcement of the new iPad when Apple’s exec made no mentions of any such thing.
The diminutive iPad is said to have a small bezel so that it can be about the same size as 7″ Android tablets (Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, etc.), while having a slightly larger screen diagonal – 7.85″ according to chitchat. Read more »
We’ve heard so many rumors of Nokia jumping on the tablet bandwagon that we are not sure what to believe anymore, but this latest bit sound rather plausible. The Finns are reportedly working on a 10″ slate running Windows 8, which should arrive to the market by the end of the year.
The Nokia tablet will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, featuring a couple of Krait CPU cores. The production of the device itself will be outsourced to the Taiwanese company Compal Electronics and initial volumes are said to be the rather modest 200,000 units. Read more »
There’s a particularly juicy rumor for you – we might see the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 slate tomorrow. The tablet, which is said to feature an 11.6″ LCD with the insanely sounding resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels might be unveiled at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas.
The rumor is based on an unnamed source close to the matter, who confirmed to Pocket-lint that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 will be announced at an even in Texas. The Korean company mentioned earlier that it will be making a “special announcement” at the event tomorrow and the rest is simply a matter of connecting the dots. Read more »
Apple’s event will start in a few short hours and the iPad 3, rumors are flying high. The name “iPad HD” is mentioned quite often as the actual name of the next-gen product and there are even some leaked shots of the box to support that.
A retina display with quadruple the resolution is perhaps the most popular (and most probable) rumor, but the alleged photo of the new screen was declared as fake soon after it hit the web. Here’s the Retina display image that was sent out: Read more »
iPad rumors keep flying in. This time, it is not about the soon-to-be-unveiled iPad 3, but for its alleged little brother, the iPad Mini. And the topic is brought back to life by no other, but Samsung themselves.
Yes, Apple’s bitterest enemy has spilled the beans about a 7-inch iPad Mini, which is planned to top the sales charts this Christmas. Read more »
Here’s what Android tablet manufacturers are starting to grasp: prices drive sales. The cheaper your product is, the bigger its chance to sell well. After Amazon and Barnes and Noble launched their $199 Android slates into the tablet space, ASUS demonstrated that they can pull off the same trick with the 7-inch, $249 quad-core Tegra 3 MeMO.
According to Google executives, quite impressed by ASUS’ achievement, there are ongoing talks with the company about building the first Nexus tablet. Read more »
The iPad 3 puzzle that irritates some as much as tickles the interests of others is starting to finally come to an end.
The folks over at M.I.C Gadget claim they’ve obtained some of the structural parts of the iPad 3. Namely, most of the exterior like the front glass panel, the aluminum back cover and cables for the dock connector and volume rocker. Read more »
It looks like Foxconn’s manufacturing plants have already finished the initial rounds of iPad 3s expected to grace the world in the coming months and word has it, Apple’s next tablet is already en route to the States.
Some information found on a shipping document appear to contain instructions for delivery of the first batch of iPad 3s, with the first day of delivery listed as March 9th. Read more »
User ‘dragon974′ of the droidrazr.com forums had some interesting images to share with his fellow Droid users yesterday as the screens released show what could well be a build of Android 4.0.3 running on his Motorola Droid RAZR.
Despite Motorola’s Ice Cream Sandwich update timetable marking both the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX with a simple ‘further details to follow’, this latest discovery could well mean the impending release of Android’s latest iteration to these devices. Read more »
In the run up to Mobile World Congress, device leaks are inevitable. This time around its the Koreans taking to the stage as we get a glimpse of what appears to be the upcoming LG Miracle on film.
A unique Windows Phone to the family, the Miracle’s specs include a 4″ NOVA display and for the first time on a Windows Phone, NFC capability. Read more »
An image of what is purportedly Google’s as yet unreleased cloud storage service, Google Drive, has been leaked.
Drive (as in what’s in your computer, not what you do with your car), will potentially allow you to store a certain amount of data online, with the idea that it be accessible from any location with internet access, as well as via other devices you own. Read more »