Thursday, January 3, 2013

Phablet: Have you Got Ready for it?

Condition is, tablets are getting mini and smartphone are getting big. So what’s the middle? The answer is phablet, an informal term for consumer touch-screen devices with screens that are between five and seven inches. You are probably not familiar with the word “phablet”, but you must have heard of the devices between five and seven inches such as the well-known 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note. Following let’s just get some details about it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2-5 inch phablet
The rise of “Pablet”

The word “phablet” is first used by Richi Jennings in his post to analyze the failure of the 5 inch Dell Streak, which is the first phablet released on June 4, 2010.Then the phablet starts its way in the tech markets.

Representative of Phablets in Market

Samsung Galaxy Note
The first released phablet Dell Streak is the failure, and the later Samsung Galaxy Note has become the first phablet to enjoy massive commercial success with over over 5 million sales in only 5 months. The Samsung Galaxy Note sports a 1.5 Ghz dual-core Exynos processor with 5.3 inch 800×1280 super AMOLED display. It includes 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Besides, there are two cameras, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The device runs Android 2.3 OS, and the ICS upgrade will be available for the device.

The main feature about Samsung Galaxy Note is the inclusion of a premium suite of apps optimized for use with the S-Pen stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
As the first Samsung phone to employ Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 finally came to us at the beginning of October,2012. With a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280x720-pixel resolution), Galaxy Note 2 is bigger than Galaxy Note.And its specs are better includes a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GiB RAM, 64GB internal storage with up to 64 GB expanded storage,an 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery.

Compared to the original Galaxy Note, this one 's pressure-sensitive S Pen stylus features a slightly thicker design and the new feature Air View allows a user to preview content by hovering the pen over the content.

If the Samsung Galaxy Note develop the phablet, then Note 2 makes the phablet hotter. And it has become the strong competitor of iPhone 5 and Lumia 920.

LG Optimus Vu 2
With the impressive high-end releases like the Optimus 4X HD,LG has stepped up its game in the Android smartphone world.And also it has released the 5″ LG Optimus Vu phablet to compete for the popular Samsung Galaxy Note. And later the successor LG Optimus Vu 2 comes with a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor,2GB RAM ,up to 32GB memory, a slightly large 2150 mAh battery and an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera,and its resolution is 768×1024 with 256ppi.

LG Optimus Vu 2 runs the Android 4.0 Optimus UI. Obviously, Optimus Vu 2 seems very strong but it is really not as good as Note 2.But it is still a great model of phablet.

Panasonic Eluga Power
Running Android 4.0, Panasonic brought us its 5″ Eluga Power phablet with beautifully design and streamline, allowing it to fit quite comfortably in the hand and easy one-handed typing.It uses a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor and gives us 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The screen comes with 720×1280 resolution(about 294 ppi).It competitiveness stays at NFC support, water and dust resistance, and super-fast charging.

Rumored Phablets

Samsung Galaxy 4
With the dominant of Android smartphone and the success of Samsung Galaxy S3, the rumors of Galaxy S 4 are becoming hot. We can expect the device will include metal chassis just like iPhone 5.The device is rumored to arrive with a 1080p 5-inch HD display (440ppi), 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal memory, ARM Cortex A15 quad-core processor.

ZTE Grand S
Chinese company ZTE plans to bring the thinnest 5-inch Phablet ZTE Grand S which will sports a 5-inch, 1920x1080 pixel screen and a 13-megapixel camera while being just 6.9mm thin. According to Unwired View reports, the device will come with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,500 mAh battery and a ceramic case.The price is rumored to be 2,799 yuan ($449).

Samsung Galaxy Grand
Besides S4, Samsung will release a vibrant 5 inch display Samsung Galaxy grand with a slim build that is pleasant to hold. It is said to run on a 1.2 GHz dual core processor with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean with some features including Direct Call, AllShare Play, S Voice and others.

Sony Xperia Yuga
Looks like Sony is set to bring not only one 5-inch monsters in early 2013. And, one among them is Xperia Yuga. The device is expect to have a 5-inch 1080p HD display , 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM , LTE, NFC and 2400mAh battery life.

HTC Butterfly(previously called HTC Deluxe)
Better known as HTC J Butterfly, HTC Butterfly sports a huge 1080p 5-inch HD display (440ppi) with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 1.5GHz quad –core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM , 16GB of internal memory, an 8- mega pixel camera, NFC, LTE and Android Jelly Bean OS.

Google and windows surface Phablets
After the blooming of Nexus 4, we just expect the Nexus 5 which can probably come with a 5 inch display with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Rumors said that Sony Nexus aka LT30i will be the one .And the surface is the most arguable device in 2012, and I believe it will finally come to 5 inch.

It is likely that the 5 inch phablet will be the trend of 2013 smartphone.So, have you got ready for this?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Upcoming and Anticipated Tablets in Early 2013

At first, Merry Christmas, and I wish everyone go through a happy holiday.

upcoming tablets in 2013
New Year 2013 is coming, and 2012 is gone. Undoubtedly, we can list the surprises of 2012 tablets such as Nexus 7,Kindle Fire HD,iPad Mini,Nook HD+,Surface RT, etc. The perfect performances of new tablets just make us enter into a world in which tablets and smartphones are neck and neck. So what can we expect for tablets in 2013? Following just let’s have a look at the upcoming and anticipated tablets in 2013.

Microsoft Surface Pro
The most notable thing about Microsoft’s tablet is its windows 8 in this moment and Surface RT tablet’s Windows RT system is based on it.But surface RT cannot support any desktop applications. So comes the advanced version the Surface Pro.With a 10.6′ inch ClearType HD display, Surface Pro comes with an intel Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 processor and 64/128GB Storage. Also, it contains two HD cameras both on front and back. It supports 3G, 4G LTE.It will be inarguably a big hit when Surface RT is released.

Asus Transformer Book
The most excellent tablet is probably Asus Transformer Tad 700 at present. And Asus has planned to brought some new tablets to us. The first one coming in January 2013 is Transformer Book, which is a wonderful Convertible of Laptop to Tablet running on Windows 8.Sporting Core i7 3517 processor which runs at 1.9GHz and 4GB RAM , Transformer Book gives you three options 11.6 inch,13 inch and 14 inch. Whatever Transformer Book performs, I think we need to take care of it to get a view of the flexibility of this device.

HTC Windows RT tablets
According to Bloomberg ,HTC will be producing 12-inch tablet and a 7-inch tablet running Windows RT and slated to be released in Q3 of 2013. The 7 inch version would be the first 7 inch windows RT model which will of course join in the 7 inch competition. The special feature about the HTC new tablets is that both of the two versions can make phone calls.That is to say, you can take it as a phone. It is said that the new tablets will use Qualcomm chips but no other specs have been revealed. Whatever, this new HTC tablets can worth expecting.

Archos GamePad and 97 Titanium HD
Archos launched GamePad and 97 Titanium HD in this December. GamePad is a 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean gaming tablet, which is now available in Europe for 150 euros and will released in US in the first quarter of 2013.It comes with a 1,024x600 screen ,14 physical buttons and a game-mapping tool that lets you set up your controls. It sports a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with a quad-core Mali GPU, and also it includes a 8GB storage(microSD card is allowed), a front-facing webcam and a mini-HDMI output to connect to HDTV.As a gaming tablet, GamePad has its own pros but it is still early to answer the question “Can it be another Nexus 7?”.

Just like other great tablets, 97 Titanium HD aims to match it with a 9.7-inch IPS multitouch panel with an ultra-high resolution of 2,048x1,536 pixels. It includes a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with a quad-core Mali GPU, 8GB of storage, and microSD and running Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean", as similar as Gamepad. With a Retina-like screen, I think 97 Titanium HD is what we anticipated.

Acer Iconia B1 Android tablet
From a report in the Wall Street Journal,Acer is planning to launch the Iconia B1 Android tablet for just $99 , a beatable price compared to 7-inch tablets like the $159 Amazon Kindle Fire.The B1 comes with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Unfortunately, Acer is planning to release this one in emerging market rather than US maket.

Nokia Windows 8 tablet
With Nokia’Lumia 920 ruling the sales again, Nokia is also working on the new Windows 8 tablet.The tablet will be matched with a kickstand-provided keyboard cover that will have its own battery, allowing it to run as an auxiliary power supply. Others now known include HDMI and USB ports, a cellular connection, and boasts a 10.1-inch display like the Microsoft Surface. AT&T will reportedly be the first carrier partner to sell the device. Nokia is succeeding to change its decay with the new windows smartphone, so would it be the same to the tablets? Just need to wait.

When you have read the list, you will find that it seems that most of the upcoming tablets are windows 8 tablets. Maybe the reason is the great Android tablets and iPad 4 have been released in this year and maybe it is still too early. But 2013 is another necessarily competitive year for both tablets or smartphones. The last winner, Windows , Android or iOS?

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Best 5 Free Movie and TV app for Android Tablets to Hold Christmas Happiness

So, you will get an Android tablet as a Christmas gift such as Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or others. The top entertainment for Android tablets is probably watching videos online. Whether you want to watch the live TV in bed, or you want to stream TV on the travel, Android tablet can give you a perfect experience with a good-quality screen and top movie app or TV app. Next you will find five best movie and TV apps for Android tablets.

BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer for Android
If you prefer to BBC TV and radio and live in UK, then BBC iPlayer is the app you cannot miss.You can watch, listen live and catch up on the last 7 days of BBC programs.With a browse of BBC programmes, you can easily catch up on an episode or a series you missed.If you watch something you enjoy , you can share the content by email or social network.Besides, you are able to stream TV and videos over Wi-Fi and 3G which can be great news for you.

Crackle
Crackle for Android
Hollywood fan?Then check out Crackle, a really popular entertainment app for both free Hollywood movies and TV shows. With high-quality streaming over Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G, Crackle also allows you to watch hundreds of full-length movies which cover action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller, sci-fi and anime.And it updates movies and TV episodes monthly.In addition ,you can build and manage your Watchlist for viewing on the app.The app is limited to US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Netflix(Need subscription)
Netflix for Android
As the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies, This Netflix app delivers you the best entertainment anywhere, anytime.You need a Netflix account to watch TV or movies and it gives one-month free trial for first registers.Once you are member of Netflix, you can access to unlimited TV shows and movies for one low monthly price.You can browse,search for the newest title.Also, you can rate shows and movies,and Netflix will suggest the best titles for you if you have submit what you like.If you like to subscribe the program and don't care for pay for movies,then you can choose this app.

IMDb
IMDb for Android
You probably have heard of IMDB website if you are movie lovers.So this app offers you almost all that website do for you.It has the world's largest collection , that is over 2 million movie and TV titles and 4 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members.You can watch movie trailers, reading users reviews for movies and TV shows,checking out browse history and more.You can rate movies and TV shows just as Netflix.Otherwise,when you choose "notify me" on titles and names you're interested in,the trailers, photos, showtimes, and news will be notified.

Movies by Flixster
Movies by Flixster for Android
If you like to social movie site Flixster, then try this app Movies by Flixster.The app allows you to stream and download full-length movies.And you can browse the top box office movies and movies opening soon.The key point is you can share movie ratings and check out what their online friends are watching. You can also link up with with your Facebook account, to make things more social.DVD releases,trailers, films at local cinema and reviews from Flixster or Rotton Tomatoes and more content are available.With this app, you can just create your own movie network.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Best Tech Christmas Gifts: Christmas Gift Guide 2012

Tech Christmas Gift 2012
Time flies fast and we will come to the big festival Christmas. Except writing to Santa, making Christmas cards and others, preparing for Christmas gift is the essential part. There is plenty to choose from this year, and tech products have become the popular option. I collect the most awesome tech gift in 2012 in the following. You can pick up the most suitable one.
Best Tech Christmas Gifts for men
  • iPhone 5
With the powerful A6X processor, iPhone 5 delivers a faster web experience. As the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever,it is more portable and the 4 inch Retina Display gives you an incredible photo or video view. It is very suitable for men with the largest apps at Apple store.
  • Surface RT
The attractive point of Surface RT is the full office 2013 service , which is a must-have for work at present. It is really great when we can do the office on tablet totally the same as using PC. For men,it is very useful for the Surface RT’s business uses. It provides the keyboard match.For app, Microsoft has built an app store to offer more apps than iPad.
  • Philips Norelco PT720/41 Powertouch Electric Razor
This shaver use comfort cut shaving system to give men a close, comfortable shave. It features fully washable simply rinse clean and can automatically adjust to every contour of your face and neck.

Best Tech Christmas Gifts for Women
  • USB cup warmer
This USB cup warmer could be the perfect solution to stop your coffee getting cold before you've had a chance to drink it. The gadget benefits from the USB power to heat a small element to 40ÂșC, so your drink should be drinkable even an hour after it was made.
  • Nook HD
As the Highest Resolution 7 inch HD Tablet,Nook HD is also a very great E-book Reader just like Kindle.It also includes massive books, magazines and newspapers. Besides, you can enjoy the movies with a wonderful display.It has many popular apps and games but less than android or ios or Amazon.The most important point about it is it offers much Kids’ Stories, Games and Learning.It is really an awesome family tablet.

Best Tech Christmas Gifts for Teenagers
  • Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire is no doubt an excellent E-book Reader for people. And thousands of E-books and magazines are offered at Amazon store.The special Amazon Prime service provides great videos and Kindle Owners' Lending Library. The useful FreeTime make parents control the time of playing Kindle.
  • Oregon Scientific QW201 Time and Wireless Charging Station
QW201 Time and Wireless Charging Station can charge your Qi-enabled device just simply lay it beside the station. Also, it includes atomic clock and indoor/outdoor temperature display.
  •  Fujifilm INSTAX MINI Film Camera
As a beautifully designed and robust camera, Fujifilm INSTAX MINI Film Camera has a built-in flash and produces prints that are about the size of a credit card. It has a real retro look but sports modern technology.
  • Total Media Software
When we record some family Christmas video or find some videos to burn dvd for later playback,We may need a program to help us to keep the Christmas in memory.Using the media software, you can easily deal with the Christmas videos or the audios.

Best Tech Christmas Gifts for kids
  • LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Learning Tablet
Specifically designed for children, the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet features a range of educational titles, a camera, video camera and a tilt sensor are offered.Also,it can be used for playing music and videos.It is a very good option for kids to connect with the technology.
  • Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote is an educational toy to teach these young people about cause and effect – if they press the button this will happen. Kids can entertain themselves with the tools’ different functions.



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