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LG Intros Its First LTE Tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

LG has introduced its first Android-powered LTE tablet.

Longing for a tablet that can access to a next-gen wirelss 4G LTE network? LG has the one. The company has made its launch initially in Korea first sporting the same True HD IPS display tech used on the Optimus LTE smartphone.

It is called Optimus Pad LTE, the Honeycomb-flavored tablet. The tablet will feature an 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with a 1280 x 768 resolution, an 8MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. This tablet is processed by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core, dual-channel SoC, and a 6,800mAh battery.

The device weighs around 1.1 lbs and measure 9.65 x 5.56 x 0.37-inches. It also possess 32 GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to an additional 32 GB, HDMI output, support for DLNA media streaming, and Google’s Android3.2. The tablet will also have the obvious LTE connectivity and presumably 802.11 b/g/n support for accessing Wi-F networks.

The company said on Wednesday,

Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily. Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones.

LG has not tagged the price yet and also has not mentioned about its availability.

Source: tomsguide

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Arrives November 13, Pre-Order Begins October 23

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Even though Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has already been  listed for pre-order at J&R (and promptly unlisted), the company has now given the official word for pricing and availability of the tablet. Galaxy Tab, the 7-inch Honeycomb based slate will go up for pre-order on sunday, October 23. The retail availability will begin on November 13. The company has fixed $399.99 for its newest Galaxy Tab.

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is Samsung’s fifth tablets while 5.3-inch Galaxy Note stands at sixth place. This offers a 7-inch 1024×600 WVGA display and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus assists video playback in 1080p, and bears a 3-megapixel rear camera that is auto-focus and LED  flash with 720p video capture, also with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The 7-incher ships with HSPA+ support, along with 1GB of RAM.

Strangely, Samsung has not include pricing on its 32GB model, though J&R originally listed it for $499. In fact, Samsung didn’t mention its 32GB model at all, so we may be stuck with just the 16GB version at present.

Source: techcrunch

Amazon’s Kindle fire is hot according to social media

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Since the unveiling of Amazon’s new tablet, named the Kindle Fire, 11k+ comments has been posted in sources tracked by SocialNuggets, a leading social media analytic firm.Would the new tablet be a worthy competitor or even dethrone the iPad? Considering these conceptions gives us the indication of market views and how people may react when it got release in mid-November.

While still it is not available for six more weeks, people have brought out their views to buy or buy not. The number intending to purchase it has outnumbered the rejecting, it is the ratio of buy and buy not is 2:1.

The price of kindle fire has made people enthusiastic and eager to purchase it. It is priced at less than half the prevailing prices of iPad and other best tablets in the market. Almost 10% of the comments contained a favorable mention of Fire’s pricing – previous research from immr has shown that tablet prices must drop below $300 to open up the tablet market beyond early adopters,  so Amazon has clearly hit the mark with respect to pricing. Amazon has also introduced a new browser named silk that is integral to the overall user experience.

Small percentage of individuals has commented on the “missing features in kindle fire”. 1% of them commented that kindle fire does not offer 3G and fewer commented on the fact that the initial model due out in November lacks a camera. Considering the evidences from other source supports, Amazon is taking a calculated risk by leaving these features out. Based on immr research with prospective buyers, 1 out of 3 choose 3G, while the other choose lower priced models with  Wi-fi only. consumers are content having cameras on their smart phones and are not overly concerned that tablets and the Kindle Fire in particular lacks a camera.

However the results brings us into the interpretation that Amazon has hit a sweet spot with the Kindle Fire. Pricing has gained more score which makes us the ‘missing features’ to leave.

Source: gigaom