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Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Tablet PC is coming
Jun 27th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Fujitsu

It is time CIOs can relax after harrowed by an array of new devices which have put data security at risk in the recent times. In their bid to save corporate information from leaks, Fujitsu’s new tablet STYLISTIC Q550 could be the first step forward.

Given the fact that it has Microsoft Windows 7 OS support, the 10.1 lightweight tablet PC from Fujitsu has the ability to integrated easily with most of the IT infrastructures.

The device has optional Advanced Theft Protection (ATP) security packages in addition to  SmartCard reader and a finger-print scanner for in-built security features. The data stored on the tablet can thus be protected even in case of lost tablet and the tablet can be managed remotely also.

The battery lasts a full working day and thus suits the office well. By end of June, the STYLISTIC Q550 Wi-Fi only tablet will be available in the UK while the Wi-Fi+3G variants will be available next month.

S2, latest 4G tablet from Sony
Apr 30th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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The tablet computer is becoming more and more popular as people are looking for advanced technology today. 4G is the need of the hour with technology being more and more advanced day by day. For those looking forward to enjoy this technology, the Japanese conglomerate Sony is all set come up with its latest tablet S2 in the market.

Sony is going to be a late entrant in the tablet PC revolution given the fact that Apple has already revolutionized mobile computing with its iPad by launching it in April 2010. The tablet which has already been unveiled is anticipated to hit the store shelves in Q3 of 2011.

S2 bundled with latest connectivity options, features dual touch screens of 5.5-inch which opens up like a flip phone. The dual screen is the most amazing feature of the tablet which facilitates easy navigation through any application. With the advanced 4G technology, one can stay connected with the world as and when desired.

The tablet will be running Google’s latest Android 3.0 OS and will be powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. The integrated music player of the tablet having options such as Background playback, Preset equalizer and album art cover entertains you at its best.

Coming to information regarding the price of the tablet and various deals, you will have to wait until the tablet is released in the market.

iPad 2 rival from Sony by end of Summer
Apr 5th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Rumour mills till yesterday were agog that Sony is coming up with a tablet PC to make a foray into the burgeoning Tablet space and it has now been confirmed thanks to a confirmation from the CEO of the technology heavyweight that Sony will launch its own tablet by end of summer.

As per a report in Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper, the Google Android 3.0 powered gadget will see the end of the light in the US market first.

Sony earlier refrained from announcing any plans to launch a tablet though rivals like Samsung and LG had already jumped into the Apple iPad dominated tablet market space.

Codenamed as S1, the Sony tablet is reportedly going to have a lip resembling a rolled newspaper. The tablet will be powered by a Tegra 2 chip, or rather the new Quad-core Tegra chip given the fact that the launch is towards summer end.

The tablet which will run on the tablet-only Android OS, Honeycomb will come loaded with Sony’s own media streaming service apart from Google’s music service. We could as well see the PlayStation Suite on the tablet the way it is seen on Xperia Play.

Apple iPad 3G a rage with Christmas shoppers in UK
Dec 24th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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This November, the 3G version of the tablet from Apple recorded 80% of the total iPad sales in the UK. Shoppers in UK are more than interested in grabbing the 3G 64GB version of the Apple iPad and thus made it climb to the top of charts among gadgets as per market research firm, Context.

And Context believes that the sale of iPad has happened because of a major contribution by the network service providers’ sales outlets. The report also mentions that around half the shoppers in UK are purchasing the 64GB version while one-fourth of the Europeans seem to be buying the 3G tablet.

All in all, Apple seems to have succeeded in competing with Samsung Galaxy Tab by garnering a growth of 6.5% in the tablet sales across the European region on a month-on-month basis.

Context had stated earlier in the year that the Wi-Fi version of the iPad is more popular compared to the 3G version though.

Samsung’s answer to iPad available on Vodafone
Nov 25th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Vodafone has confirmed availability of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s answer to Apple iPad, is available on its stock across UK.

Galaxy Tab, an Android 2.2 mobile operating system based gadget, is perfect light weight alternative to Apple’s iPad. While 10 inches Apple iPad is bit bulky to fit into your hand, 7 inches light weighted Galaxy tab perfectly fits into your palm. Galaxy tab supports streaming videos over web along with pre-installed Google widgets and Adobe flash 10.1.

Another unique feature being, Samsung’s Galaxy tab is phone indeed, allows making calls and text SMS messages, while Apple’s iPad lacks this feature. It also has front facing camera, to allow video calling. It is just not a tablet, it’s a tablet with phone features like 5 megapixel camera, WiFi connectivity, 3G and comes with up to 32 GB of storage.

Vodafone is making it even more lucrative by offering at really very lucrative price offer. It is available at £25.00 per month over contract with one-time payment £239.99. Deal is also wrapped along with 100 free text messages, 500 MB of Data and 500 minutes of talk time. It is also available with other operators like T-Mobile and Orange with prices pegged slightly higer level compared to Vodafone.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab

Tablet PC market will see Acer soon
Nov 24th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Acer is all set to join the burgeoning Tablet PC market where we have seen announcements from bigwigs as well as smaller players joining the fray. Acer tablets will face a formidable challenge as they plan to enter the crowded tablet market to compete with Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Dell Streak, and Next tablet.

The computer giant, Acer has decided this way after it saw threat to its laptop business from the tablets. Acer plans to release three tablets next year with screens between 7 inches and 10.1 inches. February 2011 should see the first of Acer tablets powered by Microsoft Windows and they would be followed up by Android powered tablets in April 2011.

Acer relied on netbooks for the last two years to grow its business s its Aspire One became a huge hit. It left behind Dell Inc. to become the second largest computer maker by computer shipments as HP topped it. Netbook sales are expected to fall, because of the tablets becoming a rage at the moment.

And to top it up, Acer announced plans to launch a 4.8-inch Android powered Smartphone and a dual screen laptop with two screens ( 14 inch each ) called as the Iconia Touchbook.

Now that there is an unending variety in the tablet space more and more people seem to catch up with them. How about you? Let us know.

Creative unveils ZiiO 7 and 10 inch tablets
Nov 3rd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Creative is all set to join the crammed market for tablet PCs as it gears up to unveil two tablets. Christened as Creative Ziio, the tablets will be available in 7-inch and 10-inch versions with a choice to choose 8 GB or 16 GB memory.

Given the fact that the basic model of the tablet (7-inch with 8GB) is priced at £200 a resistive touch screen should not be that bad. The 10-inch 16GB tablet is priced at £270.

Creative has been a company focussed on sound and it does not come as a surprise as it pitches the tablets as entertainment devices around music.

Powered by an in-house processor with undisclosed speed and Android 2.1 the tablet will have a microSD slot, an HDMI port, a front facing camera and a stylus.

Ziio 10 has Bluetooth connectivity and Creative’s own X-Fi technology. The budget tablet is a good bet for those who are looking for a budget device as it costs half the price of the likes of the iPad or the Galaxy Tab.

The cheapest Android tablet at £85
Oct 5th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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We have seen Android tablet PCs being offered by Disgo and Next at £180 and that sounds pretty cheap. However, if you think that they are a little too costly to be presented as a Christmas gift to you near and dear little ones the 7-inch tablet from Morgan computers might just fit the bill.

Despite the fact that the tablet will sport Android 1.7.4 with an ARM9 VIA8505+  400MHz processor powered by just 128MB of RAM, it still sounds a good deal with the price tag of £85. The 7-inch tablet comes with 2GB memory which can be further expanded by SD or USB.

The tablet comes with 800×480 QVGA display, and a 0.3-megapixel webcam. It supports H.263 AVI files and can be connected by Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. 3-hour battery life makes the tablet look mean but it is the same as that of the £180 tablet for that matter.

Morgan Computers is the place to go if you want to get your hands on one such tablets. The company is accepting pre-orders for the tablet which is expected to ship on 18th October.

Android Tablet on cards from Viewsonic
Aug 26th, 2010 by Andy Miles

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Viewsonic, a California-based company is geared up to enter the tablet bandwagon with its two new tablet devices. An Android based tablet PC is said to be previewed by the company at the upcoming IFA event, which would take place from September 3 – 8 in Berlin, Germany.

Viewsonic is making preparations to showcase the two tablet computers at the IFA event, the world’s largest exhibition of consumer electronics to be held in Berlin.

The first tablet from Viewsonic is ViewPad, a 7-inch Android tablet. The tablet is said to be bundled with 3G capabilities, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. It will also come with dual cameras, USB, GPS as well as microSD card slot.

The second tablet computer is yet to be named. The 10-inch tablet device is expected to run on dual boot capabilities of both Android and Windows.

As per Viewsonic, the Android-based ViewPad 7 coming with 3G & Wi-Fi connectivity, front and rear cameras along with access to plenty of applications is set to be showcased in Europe for the first time.

The ViewPad is all set to be released so as to give direct competition to the wildly popular Apple iPad, which is the undisputed monopoly when it comes to tablet PCs today.

HP tablet to be released in 2011
Aug 25th, 2010 by Andy Miles

HP Slate

HP tablet will mark the beginning of the tablet wars between the competitors which will only get fiercer if not murkier with time. Computer and electronics giant Hewlett-Packard is geared up to launch two tablet computers in the months ahead.

One of the tablets will run on WebOS, the operating system currently found on the Palm Line of Smartphones. The other tablet will run on Windows 7 OS and is aimed at enterprise users. The WebOS tablet is expected to hit the market next year whereas no release date has been given for the Windows 7 tablet by HP.

The Apple iPad is the undisputed monopoly when it comes to tablet PCs today and HP Slate is all set to crash into the party by this year end with its dual-platform strategy. Moreover, the Streak has already been released by Dell, a HP rival. HTC is also said to be in the pipeline to come up with Google tablet that would run on Chrome OS.

Apple which is currently ruling the market with its widely popular iPad has sold around 1 million iPad units within just 28 days of its launch. There are also rumours that Apple might come up with a couple of new iPads by the start of 2011. However, Apple is mum about its new iPad line.

LG to join Android Tablet Bandwagon
Jul 6th, 2010 by Andy Miles

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2010 seems to be the year of tablet PCs. With the increased tablet PC boom, LG has also geared up to enter the tablet PC revolution. LG is one of the several companies that are planning to come up with a tablet computer during 2010. The tablet is part of LG’s upcoming stream of 10 smart devices that will be revealed by this year end.

LG plans to build a rival to the Apple iPad on the Android mobile OS platform. The tablet computer which will be powered by Android 2.2 is expected to hit the market by this year end.

Compared to other similar tablets on the market, this tablet is claimed by LG to deliver highly superior performance. LG previewed UX10, the Windows 7-based tablet at Computex a month ago. As such, we need to wait and watch if the Android-based tablet is going to replace or compete with UX10.

Today, people are looking for a device having awesome battery-life, which can be turned on instantly, get connected easily and has an agile, touchscreen interface. However, we cannot find any of these factors on the existing Windows-based mobile computing platforms such as netbooks and notebooks.

Today’s trend is to build a tablet PC on the same mobile OS platform used in the smartphones. As such the new LG tablet will run on Android OS. No further details have been unveiled by LG about its Android tablet yet.

Till date, Apple has been leading the tablet Bandwagon by leaving its rival tablets in the dust. However, Apple’s rivals can beat the competition by launching tablet PCs having things like USB ports or Flash compatibility which are missing in Apple’s iPad.

Sony to launch Tablet Rival of Apple iPad
May 20th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Though unsure of the market potential for table PCs, the Japanese conglomerate Sony is planning to enter market with a tablet PC in competition with Apple’s iPad that has already ruled the market with its popularity.

Sony claimed that they have made a study for quite a few years so as to make some good opportunities. However, he did not disclose whether the tablet PC yet to be launched is bigger than its existing reader tablet available in stores now, which is by far the fastest growing gadget in terms of units, from the house of Sony.

More than a million units of Apple’s iPad have already been sold so far after its launch a month ago in the US. The iPad tablet is so much in demand that it is found to be running out of stock in the US and the UK consistently.

There are a lot of other manufacturers in the fray who have confirmed the launch of a tablet PC including Acer, MSI, Dell, and Asus some of them using the ARMdroid platform and the others on WinTel.

Apple is turning out to be a la third millennium Sony given the fact it has been a trend-setter rather than being a follower.

Tablet PC, the next revolution
Mar 30th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Tablet PC is all set to fill the vacuum between Smartphone and Laptop Computers.

Market players are all busy scratching their heads on how to capitalize this new revolution to create more of dynamic content oriented applications. For many of these players this is going to be a digital revolution, which changes the way documents are being used in daily life. Some are already betting on this technology for the next decade.

Those who are trying to make the best out of this revolution are news paper and magazine industry, which are planning to make digital shift along with the go-green revolution. Another major player is ebooks providers, whose acceptability will increase with this. On the other hand Steve Jobs is expecting to have exclusive TV content on iPad.

While others are thinking this is another digital device to view websites and keeping their fingers crossed to wait for some more time before entering into the market. Many of the major publishers, gaming companies are planning to capitalize the revolution. Tablet PC manufacturers are preferring a wait and watch approach for the time-being.

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