Posts Tagged ‘Tablet’
At the unveiling of Nokia’s new flagship, the Lumia 925, one of its executives said that the Finnish firm is “very interested in tablets.” This is according to CNET.
Executive vice president of smart devices for Nokia, Jo Harlow, said, “We’re very interested in tablets and that’s an area we’re looking at.” Sadly, she wouldn’t go into the specifics.
She went on to say, “I don’t have any product news I can share.”
Currently, Nokia is the only major device manufacturer that hasn’t come up with its own tablet. Although this may seem strange to some, it’s understandable why Nokia is quite apprehensive when it comes to the tablet market.
True, there are many manufacturers that have tried to market their own tablet, but none have come close to challenging the dominant device in the tablet market, the iPad.
Word on the street is, Nokia is working on a tablet and has been trying out various form factors. If ever the Finnish firm does launch a tablet, we’re almost certain that they will launch a tablet running Microsoft’s Windows 8 or Windows RT, given their partnership with Microsoft.
It is rumoured, however, that Nokia is considering an Android-powered tablet, with Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop previously discussing the advantages of a 7-inch Android tablet.
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The Windows 8-powered Microsoft Surface Pro will be landing in the US and Canada in February, and will set buyers in those areas back $899. Sadly, the UK will have to wait weeks or months to get their hands on this iPad rival.
According to The Verge, “Microsoft is finally naming a date for its Surface Pro launch today: February 9th. The software giant may have missed its January release date promise, but the Windows 8-powered tablet will be available to purchase next month from retailers in the US and Canada. Microsoft is “taking a phased approach” with Surface Pro availability that may disappoint some international customers.”
A Microsoft spokesperson told the site, “It will be available initially in the US and Canada with additional markets to follow in the coming weeks and months.”
The Verge adds, “Alongside the Surface Pro availability, Microsoft is also expanding the number of markets for its Surface RT tablet. 13 new European countries will be able to purchase the Surface RT in the coming weeks, doubling Microsoft’s available markets. Three new Touch Covers will also be available for a limited time with unique designs along with a special Wedge Touch Mouse, Surface Edition. The Surface Pro will start at $899 without a cover for the 64GB model.”
Are you looking to get your hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
A Samsung Nexus 10 (a rumoured 10-inch Nexus tablet) instruction manual has surfaced on the internet, giving us a glimpse on the rumoured device’s design.
According to previous leaks, LG will be making the Nexus 4, the next Nexus smartphone. According to this leaked manual seen by the Verge, the next tablet to run Android in its vanilla form will be made by Samsung, which lines up with previous reports. It also gives us an idea on what the device will look like.
It manual was leaked on Korean website, Seeko. It looks like the Samsung Nexus 10 will sport a rounded design. A huge Nexus logo is also found on its rear casing.
Previous reports suggest that the device will sport a touchscreen with an extremely high pixel count. Reports claim that the Nexus 10 will come with a display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels.
Google will be hosting a special event on the 29th of October in New York. Here, it is expected to lift the lid on not one but rather three device. These three devices include the LG Nexus 4, a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 with 3G support, and the 10-inch Samsung Nexus 10 tablet. All devices are said to run Android 4.2, which is a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
With its rumoured 10-inch screen and extremely high resolution, it seems Google will be trying to put an end to the dominance of the iPad. Its rumoured 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 with 3G support is likely to take on the iPad mini. However, it remains to be seen if these rumoured Nexus tablets will be able to better compete with Apple’s iPad.
Want to know more on the Samsung Nexus 10? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.