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Samsung’s New Budget Tab 3 Lite : Yay or Nay!?

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samsung-galaxy-tab3-lite-press-645x466Samsung cannot let a device release without releasing a variant of it as we know and so is the case with Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. There are no surprises in the specs department as it aimed at the entry level market.

The device packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz of an unspecified brand and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Like on most Samsung devices, you get a microSD card slot for storage extension with up to 32GB. The display is an LCD which has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, resulting in a density of just 169 ppi, which is supposedly an “optimal resolution designed to bring users a better viewing experience”.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will roll out globally soon in Black and White.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 17th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

HP Is Back With Tabs, After A Massive Failure.

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HP-Slate-6-press-645x362HP launched two tablets aimed at the Asian, specially the Indian subcontinent – the Slate 7 and the VoiceTab 8, both are aimed at customers.

On the specs front, the Slate 6 features an IPS LCD display of 1,280 x 720 resolution, while the Slate 7 VoiceTab features a 1,280 x 800 display. The specs seem largely similar: a quad-core processor of an unspecified brand, 16GB of internal storage with an expansion slot, front-facing stereo speakers, five megapixels cameras on the rear, and two megapixels on the front. The devices will be running Android 4.2 with some modifications from HP.

We’ll wait for pricing and availability details.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 15th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Is This The UX Of The Galaxy S5!?

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samsung-uiWell rumours turned out to be true and Samsung did launch 4 new Galaxy Pro models with top of the line hardware. Not only that, these tablets come with Android Kitkat 4.4 with a new touchwiz UI with a card boasting interface and better multitasking than before.

Things here in the leak that came from @evleaks today look more like a phone UX, probably to be featured on the next flagship and yes the new font is a refreshing change but it undeniably looks more flat and iOS like ever. Is this how the Galaxy S5 could appear? Could be, we are just months far from knowing the reality. There is no way to confirm the authenticity of these shots as of now.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 7th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Galaxy Note Pro Line Of Tabs Leak Before Release!

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galaxy-tab-pro-8.4-press-image-1Well as with Samsung announcements, leaks have just become a ritual before official announcements and this CES is no different.

What we can conclude is that there are the following models lined up : Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 10.1 and Tab Pro 8.4. Launching price details aren’t available yet but we shall keep you posted on that. The Pro line comes with high-end specs all-throughout and all these tablets boast fast Exynos 5/Snapdragon 800 processors with WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600).

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 6th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

First Galaxy Snap’800 Tablet To Be Announced As Galaxy Pro!

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galaxy-note-pro-12.2-leak2014 has just stepped and some rumours back in the late 2013 are going to come to life soon. Samsung will introduce a 12.2-inch tablet under the name Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

Officially we do not know anything about this device, According to a new report from SamMobile, the Note Pro features a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Other specs include an 8MP main camera, 2.1MP front cam, an IR blaster, NFC, Wifi 802.11 ac, a 9500 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0+ LE and a 12.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1600. Phew!

That is quite a premium feature filled tablet coming to us very soon, as Reports state.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 2nd, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Samsung Sold 40 Million Tablets In 2013!

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gsmarena_001Image Courtesy : GSMArena

The year is coming to an end and to flaunt the success of their products, manufacturers are bringing out numbers to flaunt the success of their devices.

Samsung has reportedly sold 12 million tablets over the past three months alone. This is hardly a surprise as the company launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) during this period. Samsung has been heavily been advertising with attractive discounts and various promotional offers.

Samsung has even bigger plans for 2014,  with an already rumoured Galaxy Note 12.1 Pro.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 30th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

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A New Note Is Coming : Rumoured Note12.2 Pro!

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Samsung-GALAXY-Note-10.1-02We’ve been hearing about an extra large tablet coming from Samsung almost from July with a rumoured 12.2 inch form factor. Today we have a few hardware specifics, and hear some new rumors about launch plans.

The tablet is expected to have a Snapdragon 800 at the heart of it, 3GB of RAM and a large 9500mAh battery to power a huge 12.2 inch 2560*1600 display which is a 2K display. Expected launch dates are mid-Feb 2014, with some sources saying this tablet could be shown off at CES 2014.

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December 25th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Oops, KitKat Contest Winners In India Get 2012 Nexus 7

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kitkat-nexus-7-prize-india-1-645x238The Nestle KitKat and Google tie up at the last moment might have worked great for both companies but today a rather troubling news surface online.

According to a tipster and several reports from India, KitKat used Nexus 7 (2013) images when marketing the promotion, but then shipped the older tablet to winners.

kitkat-nexus-7-prize-india-2-645x224Image : Marketing Material shows New Nexus 7

When asked about this to Nestle, this is what they had to say : “We hear you’re unhappy. Winners got the Nexus7 tabs available in India in Sept (contest date). The new version launched only in Nov.”

Well, only if companies could make their marketing campaigns better!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 10th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

This Dude Painted A Realistic Photo On An iPad(With a $6 App!)

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morgan-freeman-ipad-paintingIf You still think that the iPad is just the perfect content consumption device then read further. If you are artistically inclined there are a whole bunch of tablet optimised optimized apps on the iPad that help you create professional content.

A Youtube user, created this amazing Morgan Freeman sketch using Procreate, a $6 App on the store. The finished product included more than 285,000 brush strokes and over 200 hours of work.

Check out the amazing timelapse video here :

Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 9th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The iPad Could Just Get A Mammoth 12.9 inch 4K Screen

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Over the course of the last few months, rumours about the Apple testing varied versions of the future iPad are increasing.

The entire rumour cloud boils down to two common and strong leaks that say that two variants may finally see the light of the day out of the 5 sizes being tested. While one would have a 2K display (presumably the same 2048 x 1536 resolution with which we’re already familiar), one could have a 4K screen.

The 2k iPad would have a density of 200 ppi while the 4k for the same 12.9 inches would have a 400 ppi – the highest for a tablet.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 4th, 2013 at 6:33 pm