Archive | August, 2011

Samsung’s Series 7 Slate PC is an UltraSlate!

Posted on 31 August 2011

I’m not just playing with words when I say that the newly announced Samsung Series 7 Slate is ‘ultra’ because if you look at the platform, the weight and the price you’ll see that it’s effectively an Ultrabook without the keyboard. Engineering something like this takes even more skill than designing am Ultrabook because you’re laying the screen directly over the motherboard. That introduces some nasty thermal challenges. For those […]

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Acer Ultrabooks could launch as S-Series, and soon!

Posted on 31 August 2011

In two days we’re attending an Acer press conference at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany were we’re hoping to confirm the news that the new Acer Ultrabooks will come under the S-Series brand. The news comes via Notebookitalia who have also spotted local pricing of €768 for an Acer Ultrabook S3 that comes with a nice Core i5 platform and an interesting SSD + hard disk […]

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Sony Tablet S Available 9/16, Starts at $499; Trade in an old Tablet and Save $100

Posted on 31 August 2011

Following the official unveiling of the Tablet P and Tablet S (formerly the S1 and S2) at IFA this morning, Sony now has official pricing and release dates available online. Right now you can go to SonyStyle.com and pre-order the Tablet S (the single-screened one) in its 16GB flavor starting at $499 (to match the iPad 2, no doubt), while the 32GB version goes for $599. Sony is running a […]

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Sony Tablet S and Tablet P Image Gallery

Posted on 31 August 2011

Step inside for some fresh photos of the Sony Table S (formerly S1).

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Sony Tablet S and Tablet P Hands-on at IFA

Posted on 31 August 2011

Following the annoucenement here at IFA I managed to get some hands-on with the Sony Tablet P and Tablet S.

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Sony announces Tablet S and P at IFA – Video

Posted on 31 August 2011

‘Proving that it’s not who makes it first but who makes it better’ Kazuo Hirai announced two tablets at their IFA press conference today. We were at the announcement and watched the presentation. Availability IN Europe should later this month and the prices were announced as follows. Tablet S €479 (9.4″ Tablet) Tablet P €599 (Dual screen) ‘Tablets that fit in the hand and in the pocket’ Offering Sony Playstation […]

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[Updated] Exclusive: AndyPad to Offer Official Android Market Access, Launches Tomorrow

Posted on 31 August 2011

Update: There’s been an important new development to this story. See here. Tomorrow (September 1st) the AndyPad and AndyPad Pro, new low-cost entries into the Android tablet world, are launching. The devices are already attractive thanks to their low price and now they’ve become a much more serious contender thanks to official Android Market access, a fact which Verticool (the company behind the AndyPad) has shared exclusively with Carrypad. The AndyPad […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note Leak Analysis – Note Could be a Sliding Smartbook, Tab 7.7 Could Launch in November

Posted on 30 August 2011

Samsung accidentally packed revealing information in an Android app that was being used to promote their presence at this year’s IFA. Among the information revealed is the names of three devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, the Galaxy Note, and the Samsung Wave 3. Presumably the app was designed to unveil that information after IFA starts on September 2nd, but someone peeked into the files and found them ahead of […]

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Motorola Droid Bionic Finally Arriving on September 8th… What “Jaw Dropping” Features Have Been Added?

Posted on 29 August 2011

Not long ago, some internal information had apparently been leaked showing that the Droid Bionic, among other devices, would be launched on September 8th. The official Droid Bionic twitter account has now confirmed that date. The story of the Droid Bionic is a rather interesting one. The phone was announced ages ago (in tech-world time, anyway) back at CES in January. It was also announced next to the Motorola Atrix […]

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Intel’s Analysts on The Ultrabook – Honestly?

Posted on 29 August 2011

“We’re in for another boom” “In everybody’s hands” “The functionality and utility of a tablet” Intel’s latest set of promotional material related to the Ultrabook consists of three very short videos showing Intel analysts views on the 22nm process and the advantages of an Ultrabook. Personaly I hope they produce something a bit better than this in the near future because this looks like It was rushed through the editing […]

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Kupa X11 offers 54Wh Capacity Dual-Mode Tablet in under 1kg

Posted on 29 August 2011

At IFA next week. Kupa will be showing the Kupa X11, a 10″ Oaktrail (1.5Ghz Atom) based tablet that is said to offer 10 hours of battery life. Always suspicious of battery life claims, I checked out the specs and after seeing the huge 54Wh battery am fairly confident that it could indeed reach 10 hours of light usage. The battery doesn’t bring major weight issues either as the product […]

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Asus Ultrabooks to Start At $899. . .with Core i3

Posted on 29 August 2011

Coming in at exactly the expected price-point, Asus’ Ultrabooks, that’s the UX21 and UX31, will launch in October at a US-based event. This news comes from Digitimes who say that the entry level price will be $899 but the prices will be rising to a lofty $1999. At that price expect the Core i7 and 256GB of SSD storage! $899 is $100 below the target price given by Intel in […]

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