Archivi giornalieri: 09/04/2012
Lenovo has added another Android tablet to their range with the launch of the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, which will comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The IdeaTab S2109 features an 9.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, there are no details on what processor it is using as yet, and the device also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat.
Other specifications on the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 include a micro HSMI port, micro USB port and a microSD card slot, there are no details on when it will be available or how much it will retail for.
Graphicly has announced it will be retiring their range of comic book reading applications this week, with the aim of helping publishers and creators get their story seen. Concentrating on their new Digital Distribution Platform, which enables content creators and publishers to easily upload and convert their publications digitally.
Enabling publishers and content creators to market their goods across multiple platforms, such as Kindle, NOOK, and iBooks stores to name few. Moving Graphicly away from owning their own store based applications to providing tools for creators to publish their work.
If you’ve already bought applications or comics for Graphicly, you will still be able to read all the comics you’ve purchased, and they are also accessible from the Graphicly website or using the Graphicly Facebook app.
“In challenging ourselves to think broader and wider, we stumbled on a very simple idea: the best place to sell books is in a bookstore. It’s an idea that’s worked for hundreds of years in the real world, so why not extend that to the digital world. Additionally, with close to a hundred million installs of Kindle, iBooks, Nook and others (and not to mention the close to a billion Facebook users) it makes complete sense to provide a platform for publishers and creators to take advantage of those native marketplaces”
Read more about the move away from app to publishing tools over on the Graphicly blog post.
Corsair has this week unveiled new additions to its Vengeance gaming line of peripherals, in the form of the new Vengeance C70 PC case and Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset.
Corsair’s Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset is equipped with high-sensitivity, noise-cancelling microphone and uses 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. Its also fitted with an internal battery that will provide up to 10 hours of life over a range of 40 feet.
The new Corsair Vengeance C70 PC case is equipped with 8 x PCI-E slots, 2 x USB 3.0 I/O ports, 6 x SSD-ready hard drive bays, and has space for up to ten fans to be installed helping keep your components as cool as possible.
La concorrenza nel settore smartphone Android è molto forte e le varie case costruttrici cercano di distinguersi con molteplici soluzioni per cercare di crearsi la propria “fetta di mercato”. Abbiamo visto il recente “rinnovamento” di HTC con la sua nuova interfaccia sense 4 e soluzioni estetiche ed hardware interessanti. Anche Sony ha saputo rinnovarsi in questo inizio 2012 presentando la sua nuova gamma Xperia che, ancora una volta, ha stupito per la sua estetica ricercata proponendo, per esempio, la soluzione della barra luminosa che cambia colore a seconda dell’utilizzo che facciamo dello smartphone o dell’immagine e video che guardiamo.
Mostrati già da qualche tempo, gli schermi flessibili AMOLED di Samsung si avvicinano sempre più alla commercializzazioni e i rumor sembrano collocare l’arrivo dei primi device che li monteranno entro la fine del 2012.
In risposta alla mossa di LG che ha annunciato che i suoi schermi flessibili a inchiostro elettronico arriveranno tra Aprile e Maggio, Samsung si porta avanti e registra il marchio YOUM che andrà a caratterizzare i display di nuova generazione del produttore.
We have featured a number of different cases for the iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to give your iPad the look of a mini MacBook Pro, and it even comes with a built in Lithium Polymer battery that can charge your iPad.
This fun looking iPad case also comes with a USB port, a mini USB port, and a built in Bluetooth keyboard, as you can see from the photos it takes its design inspiration from Apple’s MacBook Pro.
The case will apparently work with the iPad 2 and the new iPad 3 and it is available in Japan for about $75 from Rakuten, it certainly looks interesting from the photos.
Apple added the ability to re-download movies you had already purchased to multiple iOS devices a while back, although at the time of launch a couple of the movie studios offerings were not available through the service.
It would appear that Apple has now signed a deal with Universal Studios to allow iOS users to re-download previous purchased movies direct to their iOS devices.
That means there is just one movies studio left who does not offer their movies through the service, Fox, and we suspect it won’t very long before Apple signs a deal with them.
Whilst the service will allow you to re-download a purchased movie to an existing device, one thing we would like to see added is the ability to stream movies that you have purchased from the cloud, in a similar way to iTunes Match, which lets you stream your music directly from the could to your device without having to download it.
According to a recent report by the Nikkei, Sony will cut around 10,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce in an attempt to turn the company around and start making a profit again.
Over the last four years Sony has made a loss each year, and now the company and its CEO Kazuo Hirai are looking to reduce their 168,200 employees by 10,000, the last time Sony did this was back in 2008 when it cut 16,000 jobs.
It isn’t clear as yet whether the 10,000 job cuts will be enough to turn Sony around and it is expecte to report a net loss of 220 billion YEN, about $2.7 billion for its last fiscal year.
We have been hearing rumors for some time that Google are working on their own Android tablet, in a similar way that they have done with their ‘Nexus’ branded smartphones which have been produced by various manufacturers.
Now according to a recent report by The Verge, the Google Nexus Tablet has apparently been delayed until around July of this year, and the reason for the apparent delay is to reduce the price of the tablet.
The tablet is rumored to retail for $249, and Google wants to reduced the price to the $149 to $199 range to compete with Amazon’s Android tablet offering, the Amazon Kindle Fire.
According do the report, as we have heard previously Google are working with Asus to develop the Nexus tablet, and it will be interesting to see what both Google and Asus come up with.
The $199 price would be a good move, as Amazon has had success with its Kindle Fire Android tablet that many Android tablet manufacturers have yet to do, so obviously the $199 price is important.
Source The Verge
Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphone has been incredibly popular for the company, having sold over 5 million units worldwide, and now Samsung has launched a new pink Galaxy Note in South Korea.
The pink Galaxy Note shares the same specifications as the black and white versions which include a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.4GHz processor and it comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3
The Samsung Galaxy Note also comes with dual cameras, on the back there is an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash, on the front there is a 2 megapixel camera for video chat.
There are no details as yet on when this new brightly colored Samsung Galaxy Note will be available in the US and Europe, it will be available in South Korea from today.
Source The Verge
Last week we heard that Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 2 tablets were delayed to some time later this month, Samsung has yet to announce any official pricing for both the 7 inch model and the 10.1 inch model.
Now pricing for the 10.1 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has appeared online, and Office Depot have an 8GB version listed with a price of $399.99, although it isn’t available for purchase as yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. You’ll also get a 3MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera, HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 7,000mAh battery.
When the device was announced Samsung said it would be available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, although the Office Depot has an 8GB model listed, and it will come with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Nokia Lumia 900 went on sale in the US yesterday with mobile carrier AT&T, and the handset is available for $99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier.
Yesterday seemed like a strange day to launch the Lumia 900 in the US with it being Easter Sunday, there apparently were not that many AT&T and Microsoft stores open to sell the device.
The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with Windows Phone Mango 7.5, and it features a 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing on the Nokia Lumia 900 is provided by a single core 1.4GHz processor.
The Lumia 900features an 8 megapixel camera with an f/2/2 Carl Zeiss lens, the camera is capable of recording HD video in 720p, up front there is a is a 1 megapixel camera with an lens for video chat and taking photos and video, plus it also comes with 16GB of storage built in.