The Excite X10 might be the tablet Toshiba are using CES to shout about, with it’s competent specs and measuring in at just 7.7mm thick (making it the thinnest tablet around).
But there are three other members of Toshiba’s tab family that have caught our attention, despite a certain level of mysticism surrounding them. Read more »
We stopped by the Pantech booth at CES 2012 to see two more additions to the AT&T lineup of LTE-touting devices. The 4″ Pantech Burst smartphone and the 8″ Pantech Element tablet were kind enough to pose for a few pictures.
The $49.99 (on a contract, of course) Pantech Burst actually turned out a pretty nice Gingebread smartphone, upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich later in the year. Its dual core chipset and Super AMOLED display allow it to make way better first impression than most other smartphones in its class. Read more »
LTE is reigning supreme at this year’s CES and Samsung is one of the main reasons for that. The company unveiled a number of LTE-enabled versions of its smart devices and we are rushing to take them for a spin. We now have our first impressions of the Verizon-headed Galaxy Tab 7.7, and the AT&T-bound Galaxy Note.
The changes that the AT&T Galaxy Note brings include a different chipset, LTE connectivity and the four capacitive buttons, which replace the two-touch-plus-one hardware combo that we saw on the international version. Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 7.7, on the other hand trades the GSM/HSPA support for the speedier CDMA/LTE combo. Read more »
Earlier yesterday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang let it slip that the ASUS Transformer Prime will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich and in case you didn’t believe him, let me tell you, he was right.
We are now hearing reports from everywhere about people getting the ICS update on their Transformer Prime. If you haven’t got the notification yet, head down to the settings and do a manual refresh. Read more »
Huawei surprised quite a lot of people with their announcement of the Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S smartphones at this year’s CES. The smartphone maker was previously known for its affordable devices with modest functionality, but these two are aiming to take on the big boys out there.
The great news is that impressions made by the Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S based on their specs sheets, still stood after we got a chance to play with them. The two ultra-slim droids are really solidly built and those 4.3″ Super AMOLED screens of qHD resolution are every bit as impressive as they sound. Read more »
Asus is certainly aiming to become one of the big players in the tablet game. After releasing the first quad-core tablet last month, today at CES the company unveiled the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T featuring a 10.1″ 1920×1200 resolution display.
That’s right, we got another FullHD tablet. Clearly, ASUS is responding to Acer’s Iconia Tab A700 tablet challenge. The Transformer Prime TF700T display uses the same SuperIPS+ technology as on the original Prime TF201, which promises splendid viewing angles and contrast. Read more »
This just in from the USB standards setting organization – USB 3.0 should begin rolling out to smartphones and tablets before the end of this year or early next year.
Now don’t expect to see full-sized USB ports on your next smartphone – the upgrade should be in the form of USB 3.0-supporting microUSB ports to meet the demands of thin industrial design. Read more »
Gigabyte is showing off two new devices at CES – the T1006M, a Windows 7 convertible netbook-tablet, and the S1081, a pure Windows 7 tablet. Both have 10.1″ capacitive multi-touch touchscreens outside and Intel’s latest Cedar Trail Atom dual-core processors inside.
Where they differ is the keyboard. The T1006M has one, but unlike traditional netbooks, you can quickly transform it into a tablet by turning the screen around. Impressively, its 10.1″ screen has a 1366×768 pixel resolution, typically found in larger displays. Read more »
We’ve been hearing about the Acer Iconia Tab A700 since November last year. Acer has finally decided to take the wraps off the device and showcase it at this year’s CES.
The biggest rumor was that the A700 would have a full HD display and thankfully that has come true. The A700 has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution display, that’s the highest of any tablet available right now, including the current Android tablet champ, the ASUS Transformer Prime. Read more »
The announcement of the Apple iPad 3 is just a few months away now, so naturally the rumor train is starting to pick up speed. In today’s scoop we are talking display, camera and the fate of the current iPad after the release of its successor.
Once again, we are hearing that the iPad 3 will have four times the resolution of the iPad 2, which will reportedly be marketed as Retina display. Quadrupling the iPad 2 resolution on the same screen estate will give you pixel density of 264 ppi, which on a screen this big should feel as good as the 326ppi of the last two iPhones. Read more »
Your personal electronics and an abundance of gravitational potential energy don’t always get along. We’ve seen drop tests emulating every day accidents and some recreating more severe scenarios, but this one takes the cake.
G-Form, makers of various protective wares for both you and your gadgets have outdone themselves by dropping an iPad from a mammoth 100,000 feet up and filmed it tumbling back down to earth with a thump. Read more »
Last year Nvidia unleashed their Tegra Zone app on the Android Market to steer users towards games optimized for their Tegra-powered Android devices.
This year, Qualcomm look to be joining the fray, with their own Android app dubbed GameCommand, set to launch on the opening day of CES this year. Read more »
The hacking community only managed to gain root access to the Asus Transformer Prime monster of a tablet yesterday, but now everyone is free to try it. Okay, not everyone, as the released tool only supports Windows computers, but we guess that would be good enough for most people.
The rooting procedure is as simple as installing the required USB drivers (if you haven’t done so already) and running the executable file, provided by -viperboy-. Read more »
RIM promised compatibility with the Android apps for the PlayBook with the upcoming OS 2 update but that won’t be coming before February. So what do you do if you want to, say, use Google+ on your PlayBook right now? The answer is, root it.
CrackBerry.com has gone through the trouble of making an extensive guide that will help you root your PlayBook so you can run Android Market on it and thereby, have access to the Android Apps within. Read more »
We’ve got some good news and some bad news for Asus Transformer Primer owners and future buyers. The company just provided an exact time frame for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its slate and it isn’t too far away either.
The ICS update rollout for the Transformer Prime should start on January 12, which is just 9 days away now. The company also said that it’s already working to release a tool that will enable you to unlock the Tegra 3-powered beast bootloader and get all those custom ROMs up and running. Read more »