The impossible has happened. The 7-inch iPad that Steve Jobs himself spoke against has come to the world in the form of the iPad Mini. In a world where price is ultimately king, can Apple persuade you into buying it’s option for over 50% more than its competition? Lets take a look at the specs and see how they stack up.
Back in February, at Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced the MediaPad 10 FHD. Although it seems like it’s been ages, a new flashy video of the 10 inch tablet was posted on Huawei’s Youtube channel today. Could this be an indication that Huawei will release their flagship tablet sooner then later?
The MediaPad 10 FHD is metallic in color and rocks a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, LTE suport (some models), 16GB of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP rear camera with dual flash and a front facing web cam. The tablet will also boast a 10.1 inch HD IPS display (1280 x 1200 pixels). Back at CTIA we were able to spend some time with the MediaPad and you can check that out here! Hit the break for their trailer
Another day, another tidbit of Samsung Galaxy S III news. We are aware the device will likely feature impressive specs including a thin form factor and a souped-up quad-core processor, but there have been varying reports of what the actual display will be in the final version of the device. While we’ve heard the device will most likely feature on-screen soft keys, there have been conflicting reports as to what the screen size will be. The speculation of the screen size has gone anywhere from 4.7-inches to a whopping 4.8-inches. While DigiTimes doesn’t have the greatest track record for accuracy, it does report Sammy’s new wundertoy will indeed feature a 4.6-inch screen, which seems to fall in line with other reports in the past.
This 4.6-inch screen would be quite a doozy too. It’s rumored to feature a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen. In addition, the screen will feature a mind-boggling 319 ppi pixel density. Oh and there are added reports the Galaxy S III will be Sammy’s first device with the Super AMOLED Plus HD screen which will feature a true RGB matrix. Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the Galaxy S III will likely look to raise the bar and standard for the future of Android devices much like how the Galaxy S II has already done and the Galaxy S before that.
Again, this latest rumor coming from DigiTimes may not be completely accurate— but if it is even remotely true (and that’s a big IF), we may be seeing Samsung getting ready for yet another record-breaking year.
Looks like we’re getting more juicy details for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. While we previously reported the device would feature a ceramic body instead of the usual plastic we’ve become accustomed to on the GSI and GSII phones, there are new reports the device will not only highlight a ceramic body— but the final design of the GSIII smartphone is complete, which indicates the phone is all set for production. This is already on top of the mouth-watering specs we previously reported which includes a rumored 4.8-inch screen with HD resolution, 8MP camera and quad-core processor for starters. Looks like the phone may very well be on its way folks.
Oh and for anyone interested: there are added reports the phone should be out by June of this year. That’s only 3 months away folks. Are any of you planning on breaking open the wallet or purse for the fancy new smartphone from Sammy?
If any of you are avid Android gamers I am sure you are familiar with the game developer Gamevil. In case you aren’t familiar, Gamevil is responsible for bringing us uber popular game titles such as Cartoon Wars, Air Penguin and both the Soccer and Baseball Superstars series’. Just yesterday, Gamevil released their latest title in the Baseball Superstars series and this time it’s in HD. With a series that has already received over 30 million downloads you can expect the newest release to be better than the rest.
I think stepping up to the plate and releasing the game in HD was a wise move on Gamevil’s part. With the quality of displays we are seeing on devices these days, its a bummer when you download a new app or game and it can’t even utilize your device to its fullest potential. Good call Gamevil!
Other than improved gameplay and HD graphics, Baseball Superstars 2012 brings other additional features such as: » Read the rest
If it’s one thing I like doing often to keep my Android experience fresh and current, it’s change my background. Sometimes your background can get a little stale and some updating is in order. A new background, a new launcher or some icon rearranging can really freshen up a device if you know what you’re doing. So every once in a while we come across some pretty cool HD wallpapers and when we do, there’s really only one thing to do with them, share them with all of you. Check out some of the HD wallpapers below and don’t forget to let us know what you think. Feel free to also upload some of your very own wallpapers in our new forum to share with the rest of the Android community. And if you’re not a member yet, what are you waiting for? You can sign up at the same link. » Read the rest
At CES the other day it was announced that the Transformer Prime would be coming an a fully HD resolution variety. While those that recently bought the Transformer Prime, the original, may feel slighted as this tablet boasts a 1920×1200 (1080p) 10.1 inch display. For those that missed it, here are the device’s specs:
- 10.1” Tablet with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media, Gaming and Productivity. Thin and Light chassis design with a 1080P capable display screen.
- MSRP – $599~$699 Availability – Q2 2012 in North America
- Processor- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor (1.3 GHz Quad core Cortex A9, 12 core GeForce GPU)
- Display – Brilliant 10.1” HD (1920×1200), 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angle Super IPS+ panel display with Gorilla™ Glass
- Camera – Rear facing 8MP Auto-Focus camera with dedicated LED Flash, 2.0MP Front Facing camera for Video Chat
- Storage – 32GB or 64GB internal memory plus 8GB of ASUS Web Storage2
- Media Capabilities – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 High Profile, High Bit Rate video decode and playback
- Media Capture – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 video capture
- Connectivity - Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
- Ports – 2-in-1 3.5mm jack, micro-HDMI output, microSD card reader
- Audio – Built-in stereo speakers, microphone
- Dimensions – 263 x 180.8 x 8.3mm, 586g
- Battery - 25WHr Lithium-Polymer Battery » Read the rest
Samsung is really diggin’ those white phones! We recently saw the manufacturer announce a white version of the Galaxy S II for T-Mobile that should be available on December, 14th. Before that, on December, 4th, Sammy brought the white Galaxy S II Skyrocket to AT&T and now has plans to distribute the phone internationally.
Now the plan is to continue the white theme and lighten the color on the Galaxy S II LTE HD. As you can see in the picture above, the phone will be available in white and according to Samsung, should appeal more to women and the younger generation. All specs are to be the same as the original black version, just with a little color makeover.
[via Pocket Now]
Yesterday, Bell Canada customers were finally able to get their hands on LG’s new 720p HD smartphone, the Optimus LTE. For a while there we thought it would be named the LG Eye and were wondering if the device would see its way to the states since it uses the same bands as AT&T’s, both LTE and HSDPA. After all, this thing would make a great addition to Ma Bell’s 4G line up. Pocketnow reports that in fact yes, we will see this beastly LG stateside and it will be known as the the LG Nitro HD. A recent surfacing of the above picture all but confirms its imminent launch.
Possibly to be the U.S.’s first or second HD handset (depending on its release in comparison to the Galaxy Nexus’), the Nitro HD will be packing a 4.5-inch HD 720p display with 1280 x 720 resolution. This screen has been said to produce a better sub-pixel configuration than the pentile matrix found on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. Some other device specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM + microSD expansion, Bluetooth 3.0, 8MP camera and a large 1830mAh battery. Although it appears that the Nitro will run on Gingerbread, a future ICS update would make this device a top contender in my book. What are your thoughts?
Today Apple announced the iPhone 4S instead of a highly rumored iPhone 5. Apple has tauted itself as an innovator, but it’s clear they are now playing catch up. When comparing the brand new iPhone 4S, which is the greatest iPhone ever, to the 6 month old Samsung Galaxy S II, it doesn’t appear there’s any competition. When you look at things like thickness, weight, and screen size the iPhone 4S loses hands down, but there’s plenty more.
Even if you could argue that the iPhone 4S is equal to the Galaxy S II, it would still be a disappointment. Now with the already announced Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD, along with next week’s Nexus Prime announcement, I am not sure where Apple goes from here. Luckily for Apple there’s a lot of misinformed consumers, so sales won’t suffer too much.
Full comparison after the break