With just a few hours to go until the official Microsoft event that’s supposedly going to bring us a new entertainment-oriented tablet we have more rumors for you about this upcoming iPad and Android tablet competitor.
Earlier today, we talked about a TechCrunch report that claimed Microsoft’s tablet will not necessarily be a Windows machine and that the device will be a joint Microsoft-Barnes & Noble project. In the mean time, Barnes & Noble has officially denied the rumors, therefore the unnamed device that will be unveiled today appears to be a device made by Microsoft.
What’s even more interesting is that we now have a [...]
We’ve been telling you for a long time how much we’d love to see a smartphone with a full-sized slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a dual-core S4 or quad-core proc, and Android 4.0 ICS, but, much to our desperation, nobody seems to be listening to our desires.
Or nobody seemed to be listening, because we’ve just picked up a leak on a mysterious Motorola handheld that could well fit the bill. The phone, if real, will be surely hitting Sprint soon enough, but other than that and the fact that it will come with a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, we can’t say nothing for sure right now.
However, if we put two and two together and look towards recent rumors surrounding future Motorola [...]
As you may have already heard, Microsoft will host a special media event later today, and, while the company has not revealed what product it plans to release, the word on the street was that Redmond will introduce its first in-house built Windows tablet today. But that no longer seems to be the case anymore.
A later TechCrunch report revealed that the unnamed device is a joint Microsoft-Barnes & Noble production and therefore it may not be based on Windows RT / Windows 8:
Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8 tablet. According to folks with knowledge of the situation, they’re [...]
Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware – along with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade.
It now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it promises to make a major announcement. Although the nature of the event has not been disclosed, every clue is that the Redmond company, which is most famous for Windows and its Office software, will announce its entry into the tablet market.Why would Microsoft want to make tablets?
Historically, Microsoft has relied on hardware manufacturers to build PCs for which it [...]
Amazon’s Kindle Fire has been on the market for exactly seven months today, and it looks likely that before the 7-inch tablet reaches its first birthday it will be revised and updated by Amazon. It is also likely that the 7-inch version will be joined by a little brother.
According to a recent report by Digitimes, Amazon is preparing to lower the price of the Kindle Fire to $149, in an attempt to clear out older stock before the new line-up appears. The same report says that the new models will come at the beginning of the third quarter.
Combine this with the anticipated release of the Kindle Fire outside of America and it could mean that Amazon [...]
Well you can cross that Galaxy Nexus off your T-Mobile’s wish list, for the mysterious Samsung SGH-T699 that we reported a while back has been unveiled as a QWERTY phone.
Aside from the fact that it has a 5-row slide-out keyboard, which would be welcomed by heavy texters and emailers, the rest of the specs are still uncertain.
Let’s start with what a source has told TmoNews about the phone. The phone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the rear camera apparently is of a 5MP variety. To hazard a guess, the front camera is at least a VGA one. Going by the previous leak, the display is likely an HD one (1280 x 720 resolution), while the phone’s processor [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 hysteria is reaching a fever pitch right now, but give it a couple of months and phone geeks will be itching for next big thing to get their paws on. We’ve covered why LG Eclipse is the perfect candidate for that, as it definitely has the specs it needs to stand up against the big boys in the smartphone market. Now, there’s another good reason to start saving your money.
UnwiredView has spotted a filling on Bluetooth SIG, which indicates that both the AT&T (LG E970) and Sprint (LG LS970) versions of the LG Eclipse have been approved for sale. The more interesting part, however, is the phone’s expected arrival in the US.
According to the [...]
One of the famous comments made by the late Steve Jobs in a Q&A session when the first iPad was launched was “[…] if you see a stylus, they blew it.” He was not a fan of stylus use on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and therefore you don’t see such accessories coming by default with iOS devices, even though they’re available from third parties, and tend to be quite celebrated and sought after for many diverse reasons.
However, that does not mean other mobile device makers can’t come up with some interesting stylus-based functionalities for smartphones and tablets, and the best example for that is Samsung’s [...]
Samsung is apparently not happy to be one of the most important electronic device makers on the planet, without having its own social network, and it looks like the company is already working on such a project, dubbed internally “Samsung Facebook.”
The Korea Times reports that Samsung will launch its yet unnamed social network at some point in the first quarter of 2013, and that the product is meant to work across a variety of devices, made by Samsung and by other companies:
To allow users to access the social networking service from anywhere, at anytime and on any device, Samsung plans to integrate it with Amazon’s cloud computing [...]
The Galaxy S3 US launch is finally (almost) upon us. For Android fans in the US, that’s great news, not only because they’ll get to play with one of the best smartphones ever, but also because some older devices will become more accessible than ever.
We’ve suspected for a while that the Samsung’s Galaxy S2, still a more than decent phone, will see discounts in the coming weeks, and now we have a confirmation of sorts from TechnoBuffalo.com. According to a “trusted source” inside Sprint, the Now Network will be dropping the price of the Epic 4G Touch to a winning $99.99 on a two-year contract on June 21, which just happens to be the release date of the [...]