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Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its fifth generation Gobi embedded data connectivity reference platform for mobile devices, including thin form factor notebooks, tablets and convertibles.
The technology is based on Qualcomm’s Gobi 4G LTE wireless baseband modems, (MDM9615 and MDM9215), and delivers fast LTE connectivity on FDD and TDD networks worldwide, with backwards compatibility to HSPA+ and EV-DO networks.
Intel and AMD processors cannot compete with ARM in terms of price.
Intel and AMD are working hard to develop low voltage processors for smartphones and tablets, but so far they cannot race with the solutions from ARM, in terms of price.
Intel introduced its 32nm Medfield processor with low power consumption of 11W TDP (for the Android segment) in January (at CES 2012), and is going to launch in the second half of this year Atom processors (with less than 10W TDP) planned for smartphones and tablets. The company will also continue to predictably shrink (according to Moore’s law) its manufacturing technology, with its future microprocessors – Saltwell with 32nm, then Silvermont with 22nm and Airmont with 14nm fabrication process.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will unveil its 8-inch XO 3 tablet at CES 2012.
The OLPC XO 3.0 tablet finally will be exhibit at CES 2012. The device comes with a single 8-inch (1024 x 768) display (PixelQi or LCD), not dual, as it was intended to come with in the beginning. It will have an Armada PXA618 application processor (by Marvell) and 512MB of memory, under the hood.
Apple will ship its iPad 3 in March 2012, and later in October its iPad 4.
The iPad 3 will be equipped with a QXGA (1536 x 2048) display and longer battery life. Due to the launch of its iPad 3, and so as to compete with other companies like Sony, Motorola and Samsung (who’s tablets are priced at around $359 USD, and above), Apple will lower prices of the iPad 2 to $399 USD.
Ainol gets official with its new $79 USD 7-inch NOVO7 PALADIN tablet
Today, Ainol confirmed officially the price of its NOVO7 PALADIN tablet (which was announced quietly last week), and now the company is showing off its capabilities.
The NOVO7 PALADIN comes with a 7-inch (800×480) capacitive dual touch screen, powered by Ingenic’s JZ4770 ultra-low power 1GHz XBurst processor and Vivante GC860 graphics chip, which is capable of decoding HD video in 1080p. In addition it is equipped with 8GB of storage (for system files and data), 512MB of DDR2 memory, WiFi, Bluetooth and external support for 3G. The tablet runs Android 4.0.1 ICS and also got its Linux kernel updated to version 3.0.8.
Elonex announced its eTouch Android tablet for £99.
Yesterday, Elonex (ElonexOfficial) uploaded the above video, advertising an eTouch Android tablet for £99. The tablet model is not specified, nor is the Android version (in Elonex’s announcement). It’s just written, that the “all-new eTouch” tablet comes with a “capacitive multi-touch” screen, and is offered “from only £99”, and “Visit you local Toys R Us to find out more”.
Under the video it’s written – “Introducing the all-new Elonex eTouch 765ET and 1012ET”, but it is not clear which one is the £99 GBP ($155 USD) tablet.
At the UK site of Toys R Us, there is the 7-incher, which is offered for £99.99 GPB, and comes with a “7” LED resistive touchscreen”, which is different from the announced capacitive one.
Which is the £99 pound Android tablet model? Tell us what you think, comment on the topic, and share your knowledge!
Mobile In Style released its new 7-inch Eden TAB ET-701 Android tablet in Japan.
Yesterday, Mobile In Style announced the release of its first tablet – Eden TAB ET-701.
The Eden TAB ET-701 is offered in three colors – White, Pink and Black. It is powered by 1.2GHz Samsung S5PC210 Dual Core processor, 1GB of LPDDR2 memory and 16GB of storage space. The tablet has a 7-inch (1280 × 800) high resolution LCD display (just like the Toshiba REGZA AT3S0/35D PA3S035DNAS).