Archive for the ‘tablet’ Category

up comming phones of 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Before buying this new shiny phone, read this! All those industry execs have been in Barcelona at theMobile World Congress 2012 where they have been chatting about new phones, some of those industry execs have even been launching new phones, so before you go rushing off to buy a phone have a look at whats coming, before you shift your hard cash to one of those industry exec types!

So whats coming

well Samsung have a projector phone coming out.

Huawei have a tablet called a MediaPad 10 coming out, so it going the tablet market very cheap.

Huawei have also addressed the elephant in the room with Androids having poor battery life with a phone that may give 3 days of a charge

Sony’s has divorce’s its self from Ericsson and is looking to show its new branded models


It seems to be all android OS phones at the moment that are showing up …. at the moment


Tablets, and deal hunting

Monday, December 5th, 2011

I’m looking at Android devices, as there seems to be too much “lock in” on apple and amazon devices.

Talking to Harvey Norman today Monday 5th of December I’ve came across the following:
Toshiba at100 (sold as the Toshiba Thrive in the US)
The Toshiba, Has got a SDXC card, memory card and has mini USB and replaceable battery, Its also got proper USB ports and a proper HDMI port.

Acer icona
3.5mm headphone jack, a mini-HDMI port.dedicated power jack (Means having to have another charger!) and a pair of USB slots: one micro-USB to transfer data to the tablet, and one full-size USB port which connects with both your storage drives and keyboards, just connect this to a usb hub and you be grand.

More reviews are here:

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Amazon are getting in to the tablet game with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, and it looks like it will be a disruptive product, that will disrupt the market at under $200 or in under €150 Euros aprox. I hope that they will have a strong UI over android. its going to have a 7-inch screen with a Gorilla Glass coating, a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and will weigh 14.6 ounces. So the Speck is ok, its not going to set the world on fire, but for the person that wants a tablet, it should do the job. The worry will be how android or Amazon will it be, I dont see any mention of a USB connector, or sound out, I am prsuming that this will be as standard. It also will default to the Amazon market place, so that your app experience will be limited, This means that you can get access to the Android market. So it looks like we are seen a product with a open OS, but it will have a closed data portal. The 8GB of data will be tight if your watching video, but amazon have Amazon Cloud Storage, where the product could kill the market, is in the realm of video, where with whispernet, you can walk from watching the movie on the subway, and have it pick up where you stopped the movie on the subway to your TV in your front room, with out having to fast forward again to the point. IF it works, then it should be very cool. This could be the IPad killer!

Looking for a cheap tablet

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Thought tablets were cheap… they are now. the low-cost $35 tablet codenamed ‘Sakshat‘ with funding from the Indian government, looks set to role off the production line in the near future, it has had 6 months of a halt on the job, it should be interesting to see what comes out of it.