Archive for the ‘Tablets’ Category
Tomorrow is new iPads day, everyone knows that by now. The redesigned iPad 5, the suped up iPad Mini 2, but what else does Apple have to cover? What can we expect from Cupertino tomorrow? There have been rumours, leaks; everything your mind can think of, but let us take a realistic look at everything that could possibly make an appearance tomorrow.
- It’s redesigned to look more like the iPad Mini, and to kill those pesky huge bezels.
- It’s thinner and lighter than ever thanks to an internal redesign and new display technology.
- It’s got the industry leading 64-bit Apple A7 SoC that makes the Snapdragon 800 wet itself.
- It’s coming in Space Gray and Silver White, maybe Champagne Gold IF we’re lucky.
- It’s got a TouchID fingerprint sensor to destroy those pesky long passwords.
- The best tablet just got better!
iPad Mini 2:
- It’s got a new plastic logo on the back, making it sexier.
- It’s got a Retina display, making you want it ten times more than its predecessor did.
- It’s got the industry leading 64-bit Apple A7 SoC that makes the Snapdragon 800 wet itself.
- It’s coming in Champagne Gold, Silver White and Space Gray.
- The best small tablet just got better, than itself and the competition!
- New iMac, new MacBook Air, so why not a new MacBook Pro?
- The great new Mac OS X Mavericks preloaded.
- Intel’s great Haswell chips baked inside.
- Faster than ever before.
- Quieter than ever before.
- Lasts longer than ever before.
- “Hey! Let’s revolutionise the smart TV industry!”
- Apple’s Cinema Displays were good, why not build an iPhone into one?
- High resolution display.
- iOS 7 beeetches!
- All the goodies from an iPhone 5s.
- All of your favourite streaming apps including iTunes.
- All of the best iOS games, best console evar!
- Apple Logo. ‘Nuff said.
- Surface Smart Cover, with an ‘i’ touch, meaning it actually works.
- Rumoured to make the iPads more attractive to the notebook user.
- Sleek design, designed specially for your iPad with utmost quality.
- Bluetooth 4.0 FTW!
- It may not arrive, but we can only hope!
- Improved iPod Nano on a strap.
- Dedicated fitness gear and software.
- iOS 7 dedicated.
- Great battery life.
- Turns the whole industry upside down!
- OS X Mavericks gets a launch price and launch date.
- New Mac Pro gets a launch price and launch date.
- Some other long forgotten Apple goodies gets some airtime.
Whatever Apple decides to unveil tomorrow, we are sure to be in for a treat. So stay tuned, ready the popcorn and get ready to be amazed!
With just four days to go before its official launch, the Apple iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 have leaked. The iPad 5 has been confirmed to feature the new TouchID fingerprint sensor, while the iPad Mini 2 will not feature a TouchID sensor.
The Apple iPad Mini 2 was thus far assumed to join the iPhone 5s and iPad 5′s fingerprint sensor bandwagon, but according to new leaked images from CTechCN shows that it will not be doing so, presumably to keep the iPad Mini 2′s costs low, especially considering that the introduction of its new Retina display will push up manufacturing costs. Outside, the iPad Mini 2 is expected to stay pretty much the same as its predecessor, but the inside is expected to change quite a bit with the introduction of a 64-bit A7 SoC and an enlarged battery.
The iPad Mini 2 is expected to outsell the larger iPads this year as the push for smaller tablets continues and the new Retina display pushes the tablet into new frontiers.
A year ago you would most likely never have guessed that 8-inch tablets would be as popular as they currently are. No one wants the iPad 4 anymore, it’s too big, the Nexus 7 is too small. Android tablet applications suck and the iPad Mini doesn’t allow you to download torrents. So, Lenovo has solved your predicament for you with the new Lenovo Miix 2 tablet.
The new Lenovo Miix 2 may be the company’s best tablet to date. The Miix 2 packs a quad core Intel Bay Trail Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 128GB of SSD storage, an 8-inch WXGA touch display, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and you can get a funky flip cover and stylus for this baby. So, can it take on the best Android and Apple has to offer? Maybe, with its $299 price tag, it is sure to make some heads turn, and give the current run of Windows RT powered tablets the final nail in their coffins. Who know why you’d want a Windows tablet, but if you think you’re too good for Android, don’t like iOS and want a tablet, here you go.
Thus far Windows powered tablets have failed miserably. Microsoft had a massive stock writeoff. Most of their partners killed their Windows RT offerings. The Lenovo Miix 2 offers a Windows powered tablets at an afforable pricetag, and that is dope..
Can Amazon save HTC without buying them? The ailing Taiwanese manufacturer is currently valued at $3.8 billion, losing its worth day by day, and even more of its market share. A Lenovo acquisition is rumoured heavily. Now, an alliance with online retail giant is signalling a turnaround for HTC.
According to a report by The Financial Times, Amazon and HTC are in the process of making three different Amazon smartphones, one of which is already in advanced stages of production and is likely to appear early next year. The HTC One was lauded as the year’s best Android smartphone, winning awards, selling mediocrely, but can Amazon boost the company’s struggling image and make them valuable, and more importantly more profitable again? HTC’s three Facebook phones have failed miserably, as has their Windows Phone devices, their tablets and now most of their smartphones too. Amazon is offering an exclusive device that will surely sell in the several millions across the globe.
Amazon may very well save HTC with an alliance, or they will end up buying the firm and taking full advantage of the firm and all of its assets.
Have a break, have a KitKat. Sadly, the treat is the only KitKat anyone can look forward to for at least the next two weeks. Nestle today released yet another teased leaning towards the 28th of October being the date on which Google will be unveiling the latest version of Android, and their new Nexus line.
Last year, Google unveiled the Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on October 29, it looks like they’ll be doing something similar just 364 days later. Nestle’s KitKat Twitter handle has been dropping hints towards the official launch date of Android 4.4 KitKat, first referring to “Everybody dance now.” that was sung by the 28th Street Crew and today to “This is it” the Michael Jackson movie which was released on October 28, 2009. Overall we are more than likely to see the devices on the 28th, 3 days earlier than rumours have suggested and just six days after both Apple and Nokia are set to unveil their latest line ups.
Google is expected to officially launch the Nexus 4 LTE, Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat, maybe less or maybe even more. For now, have a break…
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The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Apple’s October 22 event has officially been confirmed today after Apple sent out invitations for the event which will almost certainly show off Apple’s new iPad line up in all of its glory, maybe with a little bit extra.
Apple’s only words are “We still have a lot to cover.” Two iPads aren’t a lot, so are we in for a surprise? Apple is almost certainly going to announce the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, both of which will come in Silver, Gold and Space Gray and will likely feature TouchID fingerprint sensors. Will Apple announce the dates on which their new MacBook Pros, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks are set to roll out to the world? Will rumours of an iTV, iWatch, iConsole, larger iPad and more be squashed or proven correct?
Stay tuned as Amzer will most certainly be keeping an eye on the event and bringing you all of the news as it happens!
Meet the LG G Flex, LG’s curved smartphone and their answer to the new Samsung Galaxy Round. The LG G Flex, also known as the LG Z, is expected to make its debut next month as the world’s second commercial flexible smartphone.
The LG G Flex, unlike the Galaxy Round, will have a vertically curved shape making viewing angles better as well as improving screen protection. The LG G Flex is still quite a mystery, but it will apparently feature a 6-inch 1080p display and its pretty safe to assume that it will also carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 13MP rear camera in addition to the company’s new curved battery. Sadly, I feel that it will be more uncomfortable to hold and use than the Galaxy Round which is horizontally curved in order to fit the coutures of your palm.
I would be going out on a limb here when I say that the LG G Flex will be limited to South Korea, much like the Galaxy Round, for the foreseeable future, considering the scarcity of flexible displays…
Sure, there has been rumours, quick glimpses, but this has to be the clearest shots yet of the Apple iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in all of its glory. The guys over at CTechCN has gotten us a glimpse of both devices from the back and boy oh boy does it look pretty.
Apple is expected to officially unveil the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 next week, among some pretty interesting other products, but thus far the golden hues of said devices have just been hear say. Now we seem to have proof, although it seems like saturation and hue change of the Space Gray variants. Both devices are expected to be available in Silver White, Space Gray and Golden Champagne hues, with the latter most likely selling faster than GTA V. The iPad 5 is said to feature a slimmer bezel, a sleek new body and some great other enhancements whereas the iPad Mini 2 is rumoured to pack a Retina display along with Apple’s new A7 SoC.
What are your guesses as to what Apple will unveil next week? MacBook Airs, Mac Pros, iPads, iTV and maybe even the iWatch? Drop a comment below and voice your opinion!
The HTC One Max has finally been announced, but it seems to be too little, too late for the struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. The HTC One Max had no surprises that leaks haven’t already disclosed.
The HTC One Max packs a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/ 32GB of expandable storage, 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage, a 4MP UltraPoxel camera, a 3,300mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s new Sense 5.5 UI. There is no Optical Image Stabilization as rumored, neither does it feature the BeatsAudio enhancements HTC is known for. It does pack a lovely rear fingerprint sensor however.
So, essentially it is an enlarged HTC One, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, except for its hefty 217g weight as well as it’s 10.29mm thickness. It doesn’t seem to feature anything special, that would make it stand out against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. So, what makes it suck so much?
The HTC One Max has a sucky camera, 4MP compared to the 13MP unit found on the Galaxy Note 3 and the 8MP one on the Xperia Z Ultra. Its processor is older, and less capable, the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 compared to the Snapdragon 800 found inside the Xperia Z Ultra (2.2GHz) and Galaxy Note 3 (2.3GHz). It is quite bulky and heavy at 10.29mm as opposed to the Galaxy Note 3′s 8.3mm and Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.5mm.
It has one thing going for it however, it’s 3,300mAh battery is the largest of the three, larger than both the Galaxy Note 3′s 3,200mAh and Xperia Z Ultra’s 3,000mAh units, but then again actual performance may differ quite a bit. The HTC One Max sadly doesn’t have anything special, such as the Galaxy Note 3′s S Pen & accompanying UI, or the Xperia Z Ultra’s water- and dust resistance or slim design.
If you’re asking if HTC has a winner over here, it sadly does not seem so…