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Asus Eee Slate B121 business tablet

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Love getting all dressed up in a suit, and heading off to corporate meetings is your cup of tea? Well, then make sure you have the right kind of tablet device to go along with you, and an iPad is way too casual, while the BlackBerry PlayBook does have an air of authority, the lack of decent apps have proved to be its Achilles' Heel. Hopefully Asus' latest Eee Slate B121 business tablet will not suffer from that fate, as it intends to deliver power, portability and security features in a single device, targeting businesses, health care facilities, and other institutions as the market of choice.

You will not find Android running here, but rather, the Intel Core i5-470UM processor will be there to keep a copy of the Windows 7 Professional operating system chugging along nicely, delivering PC-like performance on-the-go. The clever use of an ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5 processor allows the B121 to remain a mere 0.67" thin, tipping the scales at only 2.56 lbs.

To make sure your precious data is secured, the B121 will offer different layers of security, with the Computrace LoJack-ready (that needs a subscription) being able to remotely delete data if you happen to lose your notebook, while a dedicated Theft Recovery Team will co-operate with local law enforcement to track and recover it. There is also the trusted platform module (TPM) where Windows BitLocker will work with, helping protect the operating system and user data.

In addition, the Asus B121 will ship with a 64GB SSD, 4GB RAM, a Bluetooth keyboard, a Wacom Digitizer stylus, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, and a battery which is touted to run for 4.5 hours.

Other hardware specifications include a 12.1" LED-backlit multi-touch display at 1280 x 800 resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass to make it even more durable. Throw in a couple of USB 2.0 ports, mini HDMI output, a memory card reader (SD/MMC with SDHC/ SDXC) and a combo head-out/ mic-in audio jack, and you're good to go. Just make sure you have $1,499 to bring this puppy home. [Press Release]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G launched in Canada

Today, no less than five Canadian mobile carriers – Rogers, Telus, Bell, Virgin Mobile and Sasktel – have launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G (it's the HSPA+ version, not the LTE one available in the US via Verizon).

The new tablet costs as low as $349.99 at Rogers (3-yr contract required), or as low as $449.95 at Bell (3-yr contract required). Telus seems to offer the device only without contract, and it's asking $649.99 for it.

Virgin Mobile and Sasktel have not added pricing details for the Tab 10.1 4G on their websites yet.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G obviously runs Android Honeycomb, and features a 1280 x 800 display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1GHz processor, 3.2MP rear camera, and 2MP front-facing camera.
source:Unwired View

Fujitsu ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D waterproof tablet

I know we had a glimpse of the Fujitsu ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D waterproof tablet last month, where it appeared in a rather poor image quality rendition of a scanned page, but today, we have uncovered additional details about the tablet while treating your eyes to a more sumptious view of what the ARROWS Tab can deliver. I would suppose that Bert of Sesame Street fame won't mind playing with the Fujitsu ARROWS Tab while he's taking a bath with his iconic rubber duckie, but I digress.

One thing we did not cover last week with the ARROWS Tab is the fact that it boasts of a special kind of gesture control function, letting you slide the display without having to touch it with your finger. Hmmm, I have absolutely no idea how that works – some kind of motion sensor is activated, perhaps? Well, something like this would definitely come in handy, especially when you're busy in the kitchen whipping up a storm of a meal, while using the ARROWS Tab as your recipe book. Needless to say, to have your hands which might be dirty with flour or batter, isn't too hot on any touchscreen device's display.

We're still awaiting additional information on pricing and availability though, and the long period is killing us. Come on now, Fujitsu – throw us a bone here!


Fujitsu's waterproof Arrows Tab LTE F-01D to launch on DoCoMo next month

First rule of expensive electronics 101 is don't get'em wet. For the Japanese, however, a waterproof gadget option's a welcome value-add to time spent soaking in that ofuro. We first got a sneak peek at DoCoMo's H2O-resistant LTE Fujitsu tablet just last week, and now the company's making the announcement official. Joining the Arrows Tab LTE F-01D on the carrier's new 4G Xi (read: Crossy) network is our good Samsung friend, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D. Both slates are set to hit the operator's Japanese airwaves next month, with Sammy's bowing in early October and Fujitsu's model landing a few weeks later. While we're already privy to all the internal guts and glory of the former tab, we finally have some spec confirmation on the Arrows. The 10.1-incher boasts a WXGA display, dual-core processor running Android 3.2, 1.3 megapixel front-facing / 5 megapixel rear camera setup, up to 32GB of storage and that ever useful waterproofing. Try not to be too jealous, statesiders - there's always that glimmer of FCC filing hope.

Microsoft to demo Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet next week

Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky will unveil the company's latest Windows 8 operating system running on a tablet during Microsoft's BUILD conference in California next week, Reuters reported on Thursday. According to Korea Economic Daily, the reference model device will be manufactured by Samsung. “Investors are hungry to see how going to join where the market's going,” HighMark Capital Management portfolio manager Todd Lowenstein told Reuters. “They've been lagging and they need to catch up and surpass what's going on, to demonstrate they truly are an innovative company.” It isn't the first time Microsoft will demo the operating system on a tablet. During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July, the Redmond-based firm briefly showed a concept tablet running the new OS. We hope Microsoft allows conference attendees to go hands-on and take a closer look at the device this time around. The BUILD conference kicks off on September 13th.
source:Boy Genius Report

Apple lawsuit will not obstruct sales of Samsung tablet in Japan

Earlier today we reported on how Apple was reportedly suing Samsung in Japan for the reasons as they have in the US, Australia and Europe. For some reason Apple is dead set in squashing the possibility of Samsung ever selling their Galaxy smartphones and tablets anywhere in the world.

Now if you're sick of Apple always seemingly going after just about everyone under the sun, here's the good news especially for any of our readers from Japan. According to NTT DoCoMo's chief, Ryuji Yamada, it seems that despite the impending lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, it will not be affecting the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Unlike in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands where injunctions have been successfully filed, the patent situation is apparently different in Japan which is why sales will resume as per normal.

“We have heard from Samsung that there will be no obstruction to sales,” said DoCoMo chief Ryuji Yamada. “We have been told that the patent situation is different in Europe and Japan.”

Unfortunately we are not privy to the specifics of the case and we're not sure how different the lawsuit is in Japan (perhaps a much different legal system?), but we will keep you updated as it develops, but for now those living in Japan can freely go ahead and purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now available at Vodafone UK from £229

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Apparently not at all influenced by Samsung's legal troubles in other European countries, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has become available at Vodafone in the UK. This is Samsung's newer, slimmer 10.1 model, and not the 10.1v that was first announced in February, which Vodafone decided not to sell after all.

The Android-powered tablet can be yours for £229 if you agree to a £27 per month 24-month contract. For that cash, you'll get 2 GB of data, and 1 GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi. If you go over your 2 GB monthly allotment, you'll be charged £15 per 1 GB.

You can also get the exact same deal for just £15 per month (and with a 30-day contract), but in that case you'll have to shell out £499 for the tablet upfront. Finally, the third option requires you to pay the same £499 upfront, but offers 500 MB of data for just £7.5 per month. This is also a 30-day subscription, and each subsequent 500 MB you use over your initial 500 MB will cost you £7.5.

So if you're interested in picking up a (semi-)subsidized Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone, this is the link to click. It will take you to Vodafone's store, where you can pick and choose which plan suits your needs best.

source:Unwired View

UK: Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi now just £329.99

Motorola's Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet doesn't look like it's selling too well in the UK. And if you consider that it launched with the pretty outrageous (at least for non-Apple products) price of £499.99 for the Wi-Fi-only version, you may know why.

Granted, in the meantime we've seen its price cut once, and by a lot, all the way down to £394.95, but apparently even that wasn't enough to make the Xoom sell decently.

We assume as much, since the Wi-Fi-only Xoom has seen its price cut yet again in the UK. And it's now selling for the (frankly, pretty appealing) low, low price of £329.99. And you get 32 GB of storage for that price too.

Alongside that, you are of course also getting a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and two cameras.

If you're interested, you should head over to Dixons, which is the UK retailer offering the Xoom at this steep discount, and place an order.

source:Unwired View

Report: 10-inch Amazon Tablet Set for Early 2012, or is it?

Talk of Amazon's tablet first surfaced in the spring, sparked by a blog post written by GDGT's Peter Rojas. A month later, Digitimes said that Quanta had received the work order for a 7-inch Amazon tablet and that the contract would contribute $3.5 billion to Quanta's 2011 revenues. Now Digitimes says that Amazon plans to ship this Quanta-made tablet in October of this year, while the larger 10-inch tablet will not ship until 2012.

Amazon's much-rumored tablet is said to be going into production in the first quarter of next year. Digitimes cites sources from upstream component suppliers that say the as-yet-unconfirmed 10.1-inch tablet from Amazon will hit mass production in the first quarter of 2012. What's more, these sources say Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be handling the work order.

However, TechCrunch says otherwise. It seems that TechCrunch has gotten some time with Amazon's forthcoming slate, and reports that it has a 7-inch, backlit color capacitive screen and is bereft of physical buttons. Word on the web is that the hardware is already good to go, and Amazon is making the last few software tweaks before it goes on sale this November.

The tablet is running a heavily skinned version of Android that was developed without any help from the folks in Mountain View. It apparently has a Cover Flow-esque UI, and is deeply integrated with all of Amazon's services (Cloud Player, Instant Video Player, Appstore, and of course the Kindle app). Best of all, it will reportedly cost a scant $250 — not quite TouchPad territory, but well underneath the iPad's $500 price. Let the next great tablet war begin.

New Impression 10 Tablet Review

Monday, September 5, 2011

Impression 10 Android 2.2 tablet pc was recently launched by Impression, the Impression Inc has brought this tablet for the first time and this tablet has got many attractive and amazing features that have the ability to take it up the sales sheets. The name Impression 10 is actually short for Impression 10 tablet pc.

The 9.7 inch Impression 10 tablet pc has great screen clarity and display images and pictures with its 1024×768 pixel resolution IPS technology screen. The screen is specially built to provide view from all angles and also supports multi touch feature. The new Impression 10 comes equipped with a 2 MP front camera which is apt for video calling purpose and also doubles as a webcam. It can take very sharp images and the images could be stored on its 4 GB internal memory. The tablet has 512 MB RAM and the memory is expandable using microSD cards up to full 32 GB. Connectivity options are abound for Impression 10 as it has multiple USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port to connect your Impression 10 to HDTV directly and view videos. Wi-Fi connectivity is also excellent with this table and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The Impression 10 is powered by ARM Cortex A8 SoC 1 GHz Samsung processor and comes equipped with Android 2.2 Froyo version.

The company Impression is aggressively promoting the product and it has priced it very competitively. At this time when most tablet manufacturers are releasing their tablets at prices above $500, Impression Inc has done a good job by marking this tablet’s price very low. This will surely create tough competition for other bigger manufacturers. Have a look at India’s own tablet Sakshat which costs just $49.







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