Wednesday, 27 July 2011

iPad 2 Review

Apple’s iPad tablet is the most popular, not to mention most successful tablet in the world. With the iPad 2, Apple took a shot at improving the tablet and squeezing some more profit out of something that’s already at the top of the charts. See how well they did and how much effort they put into it by heading over after the break for the full review!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

ITC says HTC violating two of Apple's patents Read more:

Apple scored a legal victory today when the U.S. International Trade Commission made an initial ruling that HTC had violated two of its patents.

The ITC administrative law judge's initial determination was that HTC infringed on two of the 10 patents Apple had filed a complaint over in March 2010, according to an HTC statement. The ITC still needs to make a final ruling on the complaint. A loss carries the threat that HTC's products would be banned from coming into the U.S., and Apple only needs to get a favorable decision on one of the patents.

HTC said it would appeal the decision.

"HTC will vigorously fight these two remaining patents through an appeal before the ITC commissioners who make the final decision," said Grace Lei, general counsel for HTC. "This is only one step of many in these legal proceedings."

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Microsoft unveils new 2011 Windows Phones

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on Tuesday Microsoft unveiled new Windows Phones from Samsung, Fujitsu, ZTE and Acer, the phones were all running the Mango update and will likely hit retail this year, sometime after or during the official Mango release. No details were given unfortunately so as usual, we'll have to wait a little longer to find out more.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Unreleased iPhone with 3 cameras pictured

It seems like an image of a 3D iPhone has been circulating, originating from a site named 175wan which we're never heard of up till now. The picture (above) is of a device that heavily resembles the current iPhone 4 but with a clear view of dual cameras and flash, and a second image (after the break) revealing a slightly thinner bezel around the supposed 4" display. There have been earlier rumors of a 3D iPhone floating around, nothing confirmed yet obviously as Apple never talk about unreleased products. 


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Dell Peju Windows 7 tablet leaked

Dell Peju Insider landed themselves an entire package of well, Dell Peju leaks. The upcoming tablet from Dell, possibly called the Latitude ST as the video above suggests, will feature all the features you'll expect to find from a high-end tablet released in 2011, the main difference? This one is x86 based. Other features include a Gorilla Glass front panel, a rubberized soft touch back, front and rear facing cameras, so its seems to be a solidly built tablet. Its docking station will offer USB, HDMI, Ethernet and audio ports so theres no lack of connectivity.

Watch the video above or read more on the tablet over at Dell Peju Insider.

Friday, 8 July 2011

iPad HD comes in Q3 2011 with Retina Display?

(credit: Gizmodo)
According to ThisIsMyNext, Apple is preparing a new addition to the iPad family alongside the launch of a new iPhone in September this year. The iPad HD will not be the iPad 3 (supposedly still scheduled for the usual iPad first quarter refresh in 2012), this one is rather an upgrade to the iPad 2, so it wont be a complete redesign, the screen resolution however will be doubled, hence the "HD" in the name, to 2048x1536 making it a Retina Display in Apples terms. The processor will no doubt be upgraded in order to support the new resolution, so expect an A6 (or A5S?) processor, possibly still dual-core but with a faster clock speed.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Samsung to pay Microsoft $15 for every Android phone it builds

(credit: AndroidCentral)
Oh no they di'nt! According to Reuters, Microsoft holds enough patents to put Samsung (an possibly other Google Android manufacturers) in their debt. If this sounds familiar, it is, because last year, Microsoft managed to get HTC to pay them that same amount of $15 for every Android device, so its very likely that the software giant will get Samsung to comply too. 

Web-based jailbreak for iPad 2 released!

Its finally here, you can now release your iPad 2 from Apples clutches with Comex's highly anticipated web-based jailbreak. This PDF based jailbreak will work on any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running on iOS 4.3.3, its as simple as navigating to a website (source link) on iOS Safari and tapping a button.

Go ahead, set your iPad 2 free!


AMD Fusion chips for the tablet market on the horizon

Donanimhaber has released slides showing AMD's roadmap for tablet chips. As you can see the chips available now are pushing a 4W power consumption. In terms of power, a typical desktop CPU today is pushing something like 125-140 watts, leading one to think that 4W would be more that adequate for todays mobile devices. On the contrary 4W is still too much in terms of both heat output, and battery life.

I would expect to see these 4W chips pushing more into the laptop market, with the 2W Hondo versions on the way out I fully expect to see those enter the tablet market instead of the 4W Desna. The Samara chips due in 2013 will probably have an ever lower TDP and as such, be even more widely used is mobile devices.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 components are being sent to the assembly/production line

Dual-core A6 processor, check. High-definition Retina displays, check. 8 megapixel 1080p back-lit cameras, check. NFC chips, check... DigiTimes has got news that Apple is assembling the list of iPhone 5 and iPad 3 components this month and sending them off to the production line. According to their source, the new iDevices should see the light of day in the September-October time frame, which breaks the fruit company's annual refresh cycle, notably the iPads, seeing the iPad 2 was only released a few months ago, so thats questionable. Nonetheless, will you be emptying your wallet on Apples shiny new toys?

source DigiTimes