Posts Tagged ‘devices’

Toshiba AT200 Honeycomb tablet coming to the US as the Excite X10 for $530


The Toshiba AT200, the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet (for now), has just been announced for the US as the Excite X10. It will be available sometime in the first quarter in the US, starting out at $530 for the 16GB model.

At $530, one might expect the Excite X10 to come with a Tegra 3, full HD display and Android 4. Unfortunately, the Excite boasts none of these. While it is the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet, it comes with Android 3.2 (although it should be updated to Android 4 sometime in the future), a 1GHz OMAP 4430, 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera and a smudge-proof 10-inch 1280×800 display.


Lenovo K91 isn’t a Google TV, it’s an Android TV

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Along with their IdeaTab S2, Lenovo has just detailed the K91: a smart TV based on Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich.

As the world’s first smart TV running Android 4, Lenovo aims to “unite three major smart TV functions” with the K91. Video on Demand, Internet applications and traditional TV programs. Lenovo’s custom apps and console quality games will be available from the Lenovo Store, which will be paired with the Android Market. The entire experience will be wrapped in Lenovo’s Smart Sandwich UI.


Lenovo IdeaTab S2 unveiled; keyboard dock, Qualcomm Krait, Android 4 and more

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Lenovo has just announced their IdeaTab S2, a keyboard docking Ice Cream Sandwich tablet set to go head to head with ASUS’ Transformer devices.

Coming in at a familiar 10.1-inches, the IdeaTab S2 is Lenovo’s stunningly gorgeous attempt at a tablet with a keyboard dock. Along with an extra 10 hours of battery life, the keyboard dock for the IdeaTab comes with two USB ports, and a handy card reader. As far as specs on the tablet itself go, it’s certainly no slouch.


Acer teases their first quad-core Android tablet


Today Acer announced a new pair of ultrabooks, but the real star of the show was an unnamed Android tablet they teased for about five seconds. No details were provided on the tablet, but we recognized it as the previously-leaked Acer Iconia Tab A700.

The only details that Acer provided on the tablet was that it had a quad-core processor and 10 inch display with native full HD 1080p. Earlier leaks suggest the Iconia Tab A700 also features 1920 x 1200 resolution, Tegra 3 processor, 5 MP camera with flash, Dolby Digital audio, micro-HDMI port, micro-SD card slot, a dedicated rotation lock switch, and a 9800 mAh battery.


ViewSonic to target value seeker with new ViewPhone


After failing to produce a compelling Android tablet, ViewSonic will now try their hand at producing low-end Android phones. Elizabeth Woyke of Forbes reports that ViewSonic will unveil the ViewPhone 3 at CES next week. This budget Android phone is aimed at the emerging Latin American markets, but ViewSonic will also sell an unlocked model in the US that will operate on AT&T and T-Mobile.


Battery running low? Just add water to charge it up


Wouldn’t it be cool if you could recharge your Android phone with water? Powertrekk by myFC is a new fuel cell charger that does just that. This innovate charging system uses Powerpukks that contain sodium silicide which produce hydrogen gas when combined with any kind of water.

“PowerTrekk Water Charger gives your mobile phone power anywhere at any time”, says Björn Westerholm, CEO at myFC. “From now on, you do not have to rely on having an electricity grid nearby.”


Motorola Xyboard WiFi-only option coming to U.S. in January, pre-order now


We were expecting to see the WiFi-only Xyboard make an appearance at CES this week anyway, but apparently Motorola wanted to get out ahead of the madness as they have already popped up for pre-order on the Motorola’s store.

Now for our European readers this is old hat as Motorola has offered them over there as the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition for a couple months now.


Vuzix to unveil smart glasses technology at CES


Next week at CES we are sure to see some new Android smartphones, tablets, and TVs, but we also expect to see some awesome accessories. One company we definitely want to check out is Vuzix, who will be unveiling their SMART Glasses Technology. High prices and bulky designs have slowed the adoption of wearable displays among the average consumer, but Vuzix hopes to change that with their latest products.


Accessory vendor accidentally outs AT&T Galaxy Note; retracts it the next day


The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the most popular imported devices right now. There’s already a ton of hype surrounding the quasi-tablet in the US, and with an official release right around the corner, the noise is bound to get louder.

Through various leaks and FCC filings, we’ve come to learn that the Note should be coming to AT&T along with maybe Sprint. Just yesterday, the AT&T Galaxy Note was confirmed for release by accessory manufacturer Anymode in a CES related email. Today, that information was retracted.


HTC Rezound Review


The HTC Rezound is a powerhouse of a phone. While other devices in Verizon’s lineup might have garnered more attention, the Rezound (by the specs) is the best device currently available for Verizon. Do all these high-end specs actually add up to a positive experience, though?