The jig is up, Sony, and we know full well what’s up your sleeve for next week’s Mobile World Congress. The Xperia M4 Aqua is an open book, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet is no big puzzle either. Alas, the Z4 smartphone will most likely stay on the sidelines a couple more months, hopefully to score enough upgrades to clearly set itself apart from the Z3.
Acknowledging it doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of Apple and Samsung in a fair tablet fight for the time being, LG has pulled all the stops recently to make its G Pads too cheap to turn down. With or without contracts, from AT&T or Verizon, via eBay or Newegg, these respectable mid-rangers have constantly undercut iPads and Galaxy Tabs by hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
We’ve heard quite a lot about the upcoming Galaxy S Tab successor in the past few weeks. Samsung is rumored to be working on two versions of the new Galaxy Tab S 2 tablets featuring a display of 8-inch and 9.7-inch. We’ve already heard what the tablets will offer, including the high-resolution Super AMOLED. Now, more »
Forget primitive pens and papers, everyone from Apple to Google to Microsoft is investing more and more resources into bringing the digital revolution to schools across the globe. Tablets and laptops meant to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable have recently planted their roots in the classroom, and Archos is the latest tech industry player to join this noble movement.
Microsoft may have renounced Windows licensing fees for smartphone and small tablet manufacturers, but everyone else still needs to pay. And while laptop prices are forced down by increasing Chromebook competition, there’s little motivation for 10-inch Win slates to drop their retail costs.
Who doesn’t like Microsoft’s Office 365 software plus services package? It combines the unrivaled productivity of Redmond’s celebrated Office apps with the convenience of cloud storage and Skype video chat.
Priced at the equivalent of $250 or so, we expect the new Fonepad to spread worldwide soon enough, since it’s currently listed on Asus’ global website.
With first-gen iPad Minis available as low as $240, Retina second-gens going for $290 and up, hunky Nvidia Shields offered with free gift cards, and Nexus 9s discounted to $350, it’s not easy to justify a $400 sub-10 inch Android purchase.
Last year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S line up which offered stunning Super AMOLED displays, and came in two form factors: 8.4-inch and 10.1-inch. The tablets offered an excellent set of specifications, but according to a new report from the well-reputed SamMobile, the Korean OEM is already working on the second generation Galaxy Tab S tablets which are expected to launch later this year.
We already know Huawei intends to fly to Barcelona soon for a couple of early March product announcements at the Mobile World Congress. These are guaranteed to have nothing to do with Windows 10, and flagship Android smartphone launches seem highly unlikely.
Nvidia hasn’t been very open about the box-office performance of the Shield Tablet, and especially after Nexus 9’s debut, we didn’t figure the Android-loving crowds were flocking to stores to nab the gaming-centric 8 incher.
They say real estate success is all about location, location, location and similarly, mobile box-office triumphs rely heavily on distribution, distribution, distribution. So what if Xiaomi is bigger in China than Apple and Samsung?