October 1, 2011

Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Not to be out done by Amazon’s Kindle Fire announcement this week, Samsung has launched their new tablet Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) based tablet features a 7-inch screen, weighs 345g (0.76 pounds) and is just 9.96mm (0.39-inch) thick, making it both thinner and lighter than Kindle Fire that weighs 0.91 pounds and is 0.44-inch thick.

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September 30, 2011

Mockup and Video Showcasing iPhone 5’s New Assistant Feature

There has been lot of talk about “Assistant” that will be one of the major new feature of upcoming iPhone 5. The Assistant is based on Siri/Nuance voice recognition technology and few days back 9to5mac detailed how the new feature will work. Today, based on that information and other rumors MacRumors has heard, they posted an artist rendition of Assistant interface. Arnold Kim wrote:

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iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 – The Confusion Continues

What’s Apple big iPhone announcement on October 4th is the question on everyone’s mind. And the debate was again reignited today by the news that China Unicom’s research vice president, Huan Wenliang who spoke at Macworld Asia 2011 keynote speech said “iPhone 5 will support W-CDMA based high-speed data transfer standard HSPA Evolution HSPA+”. He presented a slide with question mark in place of iPhone 5 image, but it said “iPhone 5 2011 HSPA+ 21Mbps”.

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Samsung Unveils First 4gb LPDDR3 Chip, New 1.5GHz Exynos Chip and Faster 64GB NAND Chip

Samsung announced few new chips aimed at smartphone market including first low power DDR3 RAM, Exynos 4212 ARM processor, 64GB embedded NAND chip, 16-megapixel CMOS camera sensor and 1.2-megapixel webcam. Samsung says the new 4gb (512MB) low power DDR3 chip is first of its kind and is built using 30nm process technology. It is 60% faster at 1.6Gbps data transfer rate while consuming 20% less power than LPDDR2 RAM. Samsung will start sampling the new LPDDR3 RAM in fall with devices based on the new chip coming to market in first half of 2012. Samsung plans to ship 2GB version on the chip in 2012.

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September 28, 2011

New iPhone 4 and iPod touch Models Added to Apple’s Inventory System

9to5mac is reporting that Apple has added new iPhone 4s codenamed N90A and new iPod touch models codenamed N81A to their inventory system. Mark Gurman wrote on 9to5mac:

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Amazon Introduces Kindle Fire Tablet Priced $199

Today’s major Amazon announcement was their new tablet called Kindle Fire that Amazon says is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books magazine, apps, game and web browsing. The Kindle fire is designed to bring Amazon’s selection of digital content at your fingertips.

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September 27, 2011

All iPhone 5 Case Leaks Came from One Missing Prototype

Chinese website M.I.C Gadget claims that all the iPhone 5 cases leaked till now are based on an iPhone 5 prototype that went missing from Foxconn factory. Chris Chang posted on M.I.C Gadget:

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Amazon Cutting Corners to Bring Down Price of Upcoming Tablet

Everyone is waiting for tomorrow’s Amazon press event, where it is believed that Amazon will announce their first tablet, which according to many analyst will be the first true iPad competitor (Yes, I know same claims have been made for every tablet launched since iPad in 2010). The reason behind this optimism is the rumor that Amazon will sell their tablet for much less than iPad’s price ($499), even though the Amazon tablet will be a comparable product.

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September 26, 2011

Few More Details About Upcoming iPhone Revealed

9to5mac has posted an article titled “It’s time to show our cards” about upcoming iPhone launch. Most of the hardware information that they posted is the same old news dual-core A5 processor, 8-megpaixel camera and Qualcomm Gobi chip. However, it’s the information about the upcoming software features that is very interesting. Mark Gurman wrote on 9to5mac:

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Analysts Still Confused About Apple’s iPhone Plans

Analysts are fighting over what iPhone model Apple will release, whether it will be iPhone 5 with new design, iPhone 4S with no design change or both. Today two analysts released their research notes for upcoming iPhone event and both had differing views about the upcoming event.

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More iPhone 5 Case Images Leaked

There is no information whether iPhone 5 is coming or iPhone 4S is coming but that isn’t stopping the case makers to design cases for next generation iPhone. The latest iPhone 5 case images leak comes from SlashGear, they received a tip about an online merchant site that is selling no one but three cases designed for iPhone 5. SlashGear posted:

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September 25, 2011

iPhone October Event to be Held on Apple Campus

Few days back All Things D reported that Apple iPhone event will be held on October 4th. Today they are reporting that the event will take place on Apple’s campus in Cupertino and not in San Francisco, as Apple has done for past iPhone launches. John Paczkowaski posted on All Things D:

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Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon and Atrix 2 for AT&T Leaked

This is My Next has posted information about two major Motorola handsets coming later this year. The first and the most interesting handset is Motorola Spyder or Droid RAZR, a LTE handset that will come to Verizon. It is the first Android phone to feature 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED screen, which is “wrapped in Gorilla Glass and a Kevlar casing with a splash-guard coating”, according to Nilay Patel on This is My Next. Other features of the new Droid RAZR will be dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 1080p video recording and HD front facing camera.

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