Archive for the ‘inch’ tag
Following an earlier appearance of benchmarks scores for an unreleased iMac and a presumed 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro (MacBookPro10,2) on the Geekbench website, a second MacBookPro10,2 score has surfaced this month to suggest the model wiill debut with 8GB of standard memory like its larger 15-inch cousins.
Amazon has just dropped the price for a Kindle to $269 in a fire-sale “deal of the day.’ Some folks, including us, are taking this as a sign that a new Kindle is on the way.
The usual list price for the Kindle DX, Amazon’s big ol’ 9.7-inch e-ink reader, is $379. Unfortunately, in a world replete with seven-inch e-readers and 10-inch tablets, the Kindle DX was a bit too large to fit in with its own kind and a bit too bare-bones in its feature set and applications to fit in with devices of the same size.
We have also been hearing rumors that Amazon is getting ready to roll out a 10-inch Kindle Fire. Fire is the company’s entry into the world of high-powered, full-featured Android tablets, and it’s been selling like crazy since its launch. With other 10-inch competitors on the market from companies like Samsung, Asus, Sony, and (of course) Apple, it makes total sense for Amazon to kick the Fire’s screen size up a notch.
In fact, the wee, seven-inch model has already played a big role in taking a bite out of Apple’s share of the tablet market. Overall, Android tablets gained 10 percent market share from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011 and now represent 39 percent of the overall tablet market; and Fire, which was first announced just last September already represents 35.7 percent of total Android tablet application sessions.
As revealed in one of Amazon’s recent quarterly earnings calls, the Fire tablet is still Amazon’s best-selling, most gifted, and most wished for product, as it’s been since the day it launched.
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RIM announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this month and it’s finally available from several Canadian carriers. The LTE tablet is slightly upgraded from its WiFi-only counterpart with a 1.5GHz CPU and 32GB storage option, but the main difference is the new LTE radio.
The 7-inch PlayBook is a pretty little package and the operating system is finally a contender. The tablet might have a chance if RIM was in a position to price the PlayBook competitively.
The LTE PlayBook is expensive. It’s available through Bell and Rogers for $350 with a three-year contract (lengthy contracts are normal in Canada). The 32GB LTE PlayBook is also available through TELUS without a contract for $550.
RIM is a tough situation. With its dire financial situation, RIM cannot aggressively price the 4G PlayBook. It likely cannot take a loss on the hardware sales hence the above market pricing. RIM has yet to announce the 4G PlayBook’s US price or release date.
More photos of alleged next-generation iPhone parts hit the web early Thursday, showing sensors, buttons and covers destined for the device as well as what is thought to be the protective element used directly behind the expected 4-inch screen.
For all the criticism tossed at Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet hybrid, Samsung has seen some big success with the device. And the company aims to add to the Note product line with its upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
Samsung says that the tablet-sized Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available globally by the end of this month. The news comes six months after Samsung announced the tablet at the 2012 Mobile World Congress.
The 10.1-inch tablet comes with a 1.4GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, and, most importantly, stylus support. Not only is that a key differentiator from other tablets, but it’s also a big improvement over the Galaxy Note, which, with a 5.3-inch screen, was often criticized for not being quite big enough to support stylus writing.
Last week Samsung told Reuters that it planned to unveil its next Galaxy Note at an event on August 29th. While it still isn’t clear which device Samsung plans to talk about during the event — an upgraded Galaxy Note phone or the new tablet — our money’s still on a 5.5-inch follow up to the Galaxy Note. We’ve contacted Samsung to get a better idea of what its plans are and will update here when the company responds.
Below is a promotional video that extensively showcases the Galaxy Note 10.1′s wide palette of features.
Nadat een tekening van een kleinere, 7 inch, iPad opdook via de Apple Store zijn nu ook foto’s gespot van wat de behuizing van de kleinere iPad zou kunnen zijn. De kiekjes zijn afkomstig uit China en, zoals alle geruchten moet ook nu weer de……
De geruchten over een nieuwe iPhone met een kleinere (dock)connector en een 7 inch iPad zijn al lang niet meer te tellen. Een oplettende blogger ontdekte dit weekend in Apple’s eigen online shop echter wat ‘tastbaar’ bewijs hiervoor.
Not surprising at all. It shows Apple’s execs aren’t above common sense. It *is* a good size. And it will be for the iPad.
Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue said, in an email revealed today, that he believes there will be a market for 7-inch tablets. What’s more, the late Apple chief executive Steve Jobs agreed with him.
The email was revealed during a patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung in San Jose, Calif. today. Apple is suing Samsung over allegedly copying the iPhone and iPad in a number of its smartphones and tablets, particularly the Galaxy line of devices. While discussing tablets, Samsung counsel called up the internal Apple e-mail from Cue, which reads:
“I believe there will be a 7-inch market and we should do one. I expressed this to Steve [Jobs] several times since Thanksgiving and he seemed very receptive the last time. I found email, books, Facebook and video very compelling on a 7-inch. Web browsing is definitely the weakest point, but still useable.”
There has been much speculation regarding a 7-inch tablet from Apple, though nothing has been confirmed. The company will have a lot of competition in the 7-inch market, particularly from e-reader type tablets, such as the Kindle Fire. Most recently the mini-iPad was rumored to be released during a fall Apple event that may also introduce the latest iPhone.
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