PadFone of Asus will make it big in the market.
If you are trying to come up with a marketable brand that will surely make it big to the market, “PadFone” would not be the first name that you’ll think. However, this amazingly peculiar name worked for Asus.
On Tuesday, Asus announced that it would be continuing to release its PadFone line starting with its PadFone Infinity. Basically, it is a 5-inch LTE smartphone that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet everytime it’s docked into the included PadFone Infinity Station. It is expected to be released this April for 999 euros.
The smartphone/tablet does not look far from the iPhone 5, except that it’s longer and wider. It has resilient metal encasing and is light in the hands. It runs with Android 4.2 and a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with an Adreno 320 GPU. It also has the Super IPS 5-inch screen packs in 1920 x 1080 pixels, which delivers 441 ppi.
For the PadFone Station, it houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and will not work if not connected to the smartphone. It also has features such as a 1-mega pixel front-facing camera, an ambient light sensor, Micro-USB 2.0 port, and an e-compass.
The PadFone Station is simply a shell for the phone and has zero functionality unless the two are connected. It houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. Other features include a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, Micro-USB 2.0 port, an ambient light sensor, and an e-compass. An added feature includes GSM, WCDMA, and 100Mbps-capable LTE antennas as well as a non-removable 5000mAh lithium polymer battery.
The PadFone of Asus impresses consumers with its high-end specs that’s worth the price. No release date is planned for U.S. yet, but Asus is expecting it be launched in April in the U.K.
Samsung seems like releasing and developing phones faster that we’ve imagine. Just when the wireless carrier T-Mobile announced the release date of its Samsung Galaxy S II phones, maybe a couple of days before it arrive on AT&T wireless network, it’s been out on Sprint since September though, the Korea-based company unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy S II HD which is actually a Galaxy S II LTE but it has an HD display screen.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD has 720 x 1260 pixel resolution other than its brother Galaxy S II LTE. It features 16GB of internal storage, NFC support, 8mp camera, a 1.5GHz dual core processor and again of course the 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display screen.
The Galaxy S II HD will first be launched of course in the country where it originated, Korea, and yet to mention the availability elsewhere. It will make it its way to other countries after the initial launch expectedly.
No announcements yet as to what U.S. wireless carrier it would show up first.
Thursday, Lenovo unveils the details of its new tablet, the IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, with its very surprising price in the market – $199 only! Gets the attention in the crowded market right?
Right after HP lets the price go down of its WebOS TouchPad Tablet to $99, consumer went crazy in having one and getting a feel of it, which means a very strong market for cheaper tablets. Apple which sells its iPad with a minimum price of $499, other tablet makers enjoys the opportunity to conquer in the lower end – sad to say no one has been better than Apple’s iPad.
According to a Forrester Research analyst, the Amazon tablet could become the number two on the market by 2011 by with its $300 tab.
With this, Lenovo’s actions to sell the IdeaPad A1 for $199 is a great timing. The two features that this tablet boasts and makes it standout amongst the rest is its 1024 x 600 pixel resolution which is very sharp and the screen is capacitive touch. Other cheaper tablets have resistive screens which is not that responsive than a capacitive screen.
Check out the Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1 specs:
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software
- Single-core 1-GHz Cortex A8 processor
- 3-megapixel camera on the back
- 3-megapixel camera on the front
- GPS receiver
- 2GB of internal storage
- MicroSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of extra memory
- Measures 0.47 inches thick and weighs 0.88 pounds
IdeaPad A1 will be in the market in the mid-September and it will come in different colors – white, black, blue, and pink.
Web chat concerning the coming of HTC’s first 10.1-inch tablet computer first occurred last May 2011. We were duly intrigued to observe how the hardware manufacturer expects creating on the success of its initial Flyer tablet.
Those initial whispers have currently gathered considerably more credibility after the appearance of a big-screen HTC tablet that comes out to have passed though the FCC website.
The tablet in question, which is recognized as the ‘Puccini’, sports the model number PG09410 and is anticipated to arrive equipped with a 10.1-inch touch-screen display and Android operating system of Google (maybe v3.0).
As per previous unofficial coverage concerning the Puccini, forthcoming purchasers could look forward to the snappy performance of a 1.5GHz processor, up to 2GBs of RAM, the HTC Sense interface, and a pixel resolution of 1280×720.
Even though core fixtures and fittings stay deep in the realm of the unknown, the unearthed FCC filing points to the Puccini coming in the U.S. by means of AT&T’s forthcoming 4G/LTE network.