That’s a bit strange because the company hasn’t made any mention of WiMAX or LTE compatibility. Rumor is that it might have a $600 price tag for the 32GB model. None of this is confirmed so we will just have to wait and see.
Check out these images of the Asus Padfone that surfaced online. It’s being introduced tomorrow and is a package that consists of an Android smartphone and tablet to dock inside. The phone is basically fully swallowed up by the “Pad” when the two are merged and it looks pretty good.
Full specs and functionality will likely be revealed tomorrow at Computex in Taiwan, and we can’t wait to hear the details. We do know that it should be available in two colors.
HTC has entered the final stages of testing for its new 10.1-inch Puccini tablet PC and volume production is expected for June. The tablet will pack in a Qualcomm MSM8660 1.5GHz processor and run on Android 3.0.1 according to sources.
Other features of the Puccini include a touch panel that supports both resistive and capacitive touch technologies and its touch pen will be able to work on certain software and areas. It won’t be long until we hear more. It should ship very soon after June.
Toshiba first showed off its Honeycomb tablet at CES and now we have more details. Retailer J&R put up some pre-order pages, (which are no longer up), for a 10.1-inch Toshiba tablet named the “Thrive.” The 8 GB version of the tablet was $449.99, while the 32 GB Thrive was $579.99.
Sadly there was no mention of a release date and the tablet was just listed as “coming soon.” The tablet has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM and the usual SD, USB, and HDMI ports.
The MSI WindPad 110W is now available for pre-order via ExcaliberPC. This device features an AMD C-50 processor and a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) capacitive IPS multi-touch display.
To refresh your memory, it also features ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics, a 32GB SSD, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1MP front-facing camera, a 3MP rear camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 4,200mAh battery, GPS and the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS is running the show. The MSI WindPad 110W will cost you $599.
Logitech is ready to launch this wireless keyboard for Apple’s iPad and Android tablets. This one is aimed at business users, as the keyboard-and-stand combo is designed to travel easily, set up quickly and get some work done wherever you go.
The keyboard pairs with your tablet over Bluetooth, allowing you to use it on your desk, lap or anywhere within 30 feet of your tablet, which is very handy. The Logitech Tablet Keyboard will cost you $69.99.
We first saw it at CES this year and now the dual 7-inch screen Android tablet from NEC is finally ready to ship. In Japan. NEC has announced that it now has a new name, the LifeTouch W, and it should arrive sometime next month. It offers Android 2.2 Froyo and access to the Android Market.
Other features include two 7″ TFT LCD displays at 600 × 800 resolution, an ARM Cortex A8 processor, 384MB RAM, 1GB ROM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 support, a 3-megapixel camera, USB 2.0, an SDHC memory card slot, GPS and you can expect up to 5 hours of battery life. That’s not much, but those two screens do eat up battery life after all.
Overclocking is the computer geek equivalent to souping up a Hot-Rod. Both go fast, but in different ways. A few months back we heard that the new Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet had been overclocked to 1.5GHz, and now someone has broke that threshold, with a speed of 1.6GHz.
The guys over at the XDA are the ones who did it. They have managed to get the Xoom’s processor up to 1.6GHz and guess what. That extra clock speed helped the Xoom score over 4000 in the Quadrant benchmark app, compared to around 1500 in the Xoom with its standard clock speed. Yeah. Not a bad boost at all.
The Fujitsu LifeBook. Sounds like a medical alert bracelet mashed up with a notebook. Thankfully, it’s a lot nicer than that. And the T901 tablet PC is now for sale in the US. It is powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M processor and boasts a 13.3-inch, 1280 x 768 LCD that supports NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics.
That display also features an active digitizer, and for an extra $100 you can rock the dual digitizer that allows five-finger capacitive multitouch. It also features a modular bay so you can swap in a second battery or hard drive, etc. Not enough? How about an integrated fingerprint sensor to keep it all safe?
Docomo and Fujitsu have introduced the world’s first dual mode PC/Phone running on an Intel ATOM CPU. The F-07C is mostly an ultra compact Tablet like PC with a slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and trackball in an ultra compact body (125x61x19.8mm).
Some features include a 1.2 ATOM CPU, a 4” touchscreen with a 600×1024 resolution, a 5Mp rear camera and a 0.32Mp front camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, WIfi BGN, Bluetooth. And a dual Smartphone mode running Symbian.
Motion Computing’s CL900 tablet is finally available for order, pricing starts at $899. The 2.1-pound Windows 7 tablet packs in a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Atom Z670 processor and a 10.1-inch, 1366×768 multi-touch display with Gorilla Glass.
Other features include a 1.3-megapixel front camera, with a 3.0-megapixel sensor in back. The tablet is just 15.5mm thick, with up to 2GB of RAM (as well as a 30GB or 62GB SSD). Battery life is up to eight hours and it sports a USB port, SD card slot and Bluetooth 3.0 module. The CL900 is only available at select retailers right now.
Whether this tablet is stylistic or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure, most tablets don’t have Smart Card readers, fingerprint scanners and TPM modules, but the Fujitsu Q550 has one of each. That’s a bonus for sure.
The Oak Trail-powered Windows 7 tablet sporting it’s 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS screen is now ready for US pre-orders. The base model is $729 with a 30GB solid state drive and a two-cell rechargeable battery. For $849 you get 62GB of storage and a four cell swappable Lithium-ion battery. Both have front and rear cameras, HDMI out, a bootable USB 2.0 port, a full-size SD slot and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.
The Samsung SENS-240 hybrid car navigation system / tablet is compatible with your Android-powered Samsung smartphone or tablet. The device uses Bluetooth to take over your voice, data, voice search, and even “video features” from your smartphone when you are behind the wheel.
You can use your smarpthone or tablet as an “advanced” remote when idle. The SENS-240 packs in 256MB of RAM, USB-host mode, and an SD slot in addition to a 1.43GHz processor. For now it’s Korea-only, but who knows where it will show up after a while.
Well, we knew that it was on the way, but when will Amazon ship an LCD tablet? That’s the question. And according to DigiTimes, we have our answer. By the second half of 2011. The tablet is said to feature a Fringe Field Switching LCD display and touch panel from E Ink Holdings, the company behind the Kindle’s EPD e-paper displays.
Quanta will apparently be manufacturing the device and production should top out at about 700,000 – 800,000 units per month. Take this with a grain of salt for now. This isn’t confirmed by anyone yet.
Remember the Samsung Sliding PC 7 from earlier this year? It’s a Windows 7 tablet computer with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, giving you the best of both worlds with something between a tablet and a netbook.
The Samsung Sliding PC 7 is now on Amazon for pre-order for $649, though we don’t know when it will actually ship. Some features include a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768-resolution touchscreen tablet plus a full slide out keyboard, and it runs Microsoft Windows 7 and has an Intel Atom Z670 CPU.