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Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to the Galaxy tablet family, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
The new slate is an update to the tablet that started it all for Samsung, and it features a 7-inch 1,024 x 600-pixel display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, dual cameras, embedded HSPA+ and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
”Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry,” Samsung’s mobile boss JK Shin said in a statement. “Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the More >
We heard that Apple had plans to begin selling the next-generation iPhone on Friday, October 7th; the date which was first reported by TiPB. According to our sources, Apple has deciding whether to launch the new iPhone on October 7th or October 14th but with the product’s latest stages of pre-mass-production moving along nicely, Apple is trying to shoot towards a launch on the 7th. On top of all that, Apple plans to offer pre-orders for the new iPhone.
Apple is currently planning to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still More >
The Kinect, originally developed by Microsoft is a pretty amazing device. Thanks to a few cameras and sensors, the Xbox add-on can accurately detect body movements in real time. Microsoft recently unveiled an SDK, which will allow developers to code their own applications for the device connected to Windows PCs, making good for more than just games. For those of you who don’t know, the term SDK, stands for “Software Development Kit,” and it is a way for companies to provide developers with information that takes advantage of a particular technology. The Kinect SDK is currently in beta form More >
Recently, Microsoft’s Israeli research and development team may have recently teased an upcoming Xbox 360 feature that is sure to catch the eye of several people: 3D gaming! Late last month, Microsoft’s R&D team posted a link from its official Twitter account pointing to a Hebrew-language. Gadgety.co.il posted about an interesting rumor regarding the tweet as well. The rumor suggests that Microsoft is currently prepping a software update for the Xbox 360 that will enable HD stereoscopic 3D. Included in Microsoft’s tweet was a question that translates to: “What do you think of a 3D More >
After a recent visit to Korea by Tim Cook (Apple’s current CEO), there are notions being raised of a cooperation between Apple and Samsung. Industry sources are reporting that Cook discussed incorporating Samsung’s AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display for Apple’s tablet PCs while visiting South Korea. Apple’s current lineup (the iPad 1 and the iPad 2) have liquid crystal displays. The current supplier for the iPad displays is LG Display.
An anonymous source reported to The Korea Herald:
Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version ofMore >
Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director believes that RIM has sold approximately 250,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets to date. In a note to investors recently, the analyst points to channel checks in stating PlayBook sales have remained steady since the device’s launch on April 19th. If these estimates are accurate, RIM’s PlayBook is already outselling Motorola’s flagship HoneyComb tablet, the XOOM, which managed to sell 250,000 units in its first two months of availability.
Abramsky belives RIM could move roughly around 500,000 units during RIM’s first fiscal quarter, though we More >
The revolutionary Square credit card reader is now available through the Apple online store for only $9.95. Just plug it into your iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4, or iPad 1 or 2 and install the free Square app via iTunes and you’ll be good to go. It allows you to be free from complicated contracts, monthly fees, or merchant accounts. All you pay is 2.75% per transaction.
The little Square credit card reader is available in black and white color that includes a $10 redemption code. The Square is currently only available for use in the U.S only and accepts U.S issued Visa, MasterCard, American More >
Microsoft has announced a new Software Development Kit for its Kinect hardware allowing developers, enthusiasts, and researchers to make use of Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing controllers on computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
The new SDK will be available in Spring, with interested developers able to sign up now via the MS Research page.
Kinect’s Windows SDK features:
“The Kinect for Windows Beta SDK will be released later this spring, as we have said previously and in today’s MIX keynote, but it will not be released May 16.”
- The latest advances in audio processing, which include More >
Consumer Reports has a pretty spotty history when it comes to backing Apple products (the iPhone 4 “death grip” issue should ring a bell here), but the long time consumer advocate publication isn’t reserved in the slightest when it comes to propping up Apple’s second generation iPad as the overall best tablet computer on the market today. Just recently, Consumer Reports wrote; “After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest test results of the 10 More >
Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and product is set to halt after June according to an unconfirmed report. The Industry watcher, DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected to ship between 400,000 and 500,000 units in March, and then April production will drop to 300,000 tablets.
May’s production will reportedly dip further and DigiTimes claims Motorola will stop More >