Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, successor to original Galaxy Tab 7, was introduced back in October with a shipping date of November 13th. But looks like Amazon has pulled a few strings to offer it before its official shipping date. Amazon lists the tablet ‘in-stock’ and is also offering overnight shipping. Read more
Lenovo is entering the Indian tablet market with a bang. The company announced three tablets – ThinkPad, IdeaPad K1 and IdeaPad A1 with two of them based on Android and one on Windows 7 OS.First up is Lenovo Thinkpad, Read more
Motorola might be the first to introduce a Android Honeycomb tablet, but it didn’t quite achieve the tour de force Motorola was hoping. Now, it seems, Motorola is readying the second iteration of its tablet, the Motorola Xoom 2. The term Xoom 2 was first tossed in some leaked screenshots of Motorola’s website redesign. Now, Droif-Life has managed to get the first pictures and a few more details of Xoom 2. Read more
We have already seen J&R taking pre-orders for Toshiba Thrive with a July end shipping date. This time around, the pre-orders have an official date with the 16GB model included (which was missing from J&R’s pre-orders) and at a lower price.
Toshiba Thrive would be available in three variants with the 8GB model priced at $429, 16GB at $479 and 32GB at $579. The pre-orders kick off on June 13th with shipping date of July 10th. The pricing is tad on the higher side, second only to Motorola Xoom but Toshiba believes its brand would help carry the day.
For those of you who missed the beat, Toshiba Thrive is a 10″ Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet powered by 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Other detailing include SRS stereo speakers, Resolution Plus, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, USB and mini USB. It supports SD memory expansion and has dual cameras, 2MP and 5MP.
The accessories option include multi-colored covers, HDMI dock, a standard dock, Bluetooth keyboard and Portfolio 360 case. Check Thrive’s product page for more details.
The Dell Streak Pro recently visited wi-fi.org to get Wi-Fi interoperability certified. The certifications confirms that the tablet would be called Streak 10 Pro and features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. Still unannounced, the tablet would soon join the market with its younger sisters Dell Streak and Dell Streak 7.
Apart from a 10″ display, rumored specs suggest that it would be powered by Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 T20 processor and Android Honeycomb. Other speculations suggest 1GB RAM,dual cameras (5MP rear and 2MP front), Bluetooth 2.1, microSD support (upto 32GB internal storage) and AT&T’s 4G LTE radio. Dell Streak Pro is expected to go official in June.
Toshiba’s 10″ tablet had been spotted earlier in some leaked documents and patent filings which the Japanese company finally made official in Jan’11. Now, the tablet is up for pre-order US retailer J&R. The pre-order listing shows two capacity variants – 8GB for $499 and 32GB $579. A 16GB version is nowhere to be seen but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it listed sometime soon.
The tablet, dubbed Toshiba Thrive, features a 10″ capacitive multitouch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processor which clocks at 1GHz. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, miniUSB and USB. It supports SD memory expansion. Thrive has dual cameras 2MP and 5MP on the front and rear respectively. And most importantly, it runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
The pre-orders do not have an ETA, but are expected to be delivered in July end, same time when the tablet is released in Japan.
Dutch website Tweakers.net has released pictures of what they claim to be the next tablet offering from Dell. Dubbed, Dell Streak Pro, the tablet would be Dell’s first 10″ offering. The leaked specs suggest dual-core Tegra 2 T20 processor which clocks at 1GHz. The tablet would run Android Honeycomb, 3.0 or 3.1 is unconfirmed. It would have a 1GB RAM, 5MP rear and 2MP front facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, microSD support and dual microphones. It is also rumored to support AT&T’s 4G LTE radio.
The tablet, if it comes to the market, would be available in three capacity variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and four color options of black, pink, blue and red. Dell already offers 5″ Streak and 7″ Streak 7. With the 10 incher, Dell would have something for every size segment of tablet buyers. The rumor claims an early June launch, which means the official announcement would be happening soon.
Chinese blog 911sniper is known for leaking ROMs of HTC devices. This time, the guys have managed to release a few snapshots of a 10″ tablet, codenamed HTC Puccini. From the speculated specifications, Puccini looks like one of the most sturdy tablets so far. It would be powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 processor and Android 3.0.1 with the latest version of HTC Sense built over it. The 10″ screen would have a 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution. The HTC Puccini would be compatible with 4G LTE radio. The presence of Notes app in the screenshots also suggests support for ‘Magic Pen’ stylus. The guys at 911sniper have a great track record when it comes to HTC leaks, which means we might just hear some official news soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Sony has finally decided to join the tablet parade currently lead by Apple with iPad being the marathon torch. Sony has always been innovating with the basic design of innovative products. This time, Sony has done exactly the same. Sony has introduced not one but two tablets currently codenamed S1 and S2. Both the tablets would be running the tablet-only version of Android, honeycomb.
The S1 matches the curved edge design that was leaked in a drawing recently and is also claimed to be much comfortable for single hand usage (reading books, typing, etc.). It has a 9.4″ display and would include WiFi and 3G/4G connectivity. The pictures also show a front facing camera on the tablet.
The S2 is a dual screen folding tablet that is a mobile communication cum entertainment device. It has two 5.5″ displays and would be ideal for multitasking and gaming with one screen playing the video and other used as the controls. Like S1, it also supports WiFi and 3G/4G connectivity.
Both the tablets would be compatible with various other services like Qriocity (music and entertainment), Playstation Suite (Gaming), Reader Store (e-Books) and others. Sony isn’t releasing more info on the duo as of now. Sony isn’t shipping the duo until fall which certainly is a disappointment. We’ll keep you posted with other specs as they surface.
Dell’s 7 incher Streak is now out for sale in UK. The WiFi only tablet is available for a price tag of £299. Streak 7 is the successor of Streak 5 which was more of a large smartphone than a small tablet. Dell soon adopted the industry standard and launched the 7 incher Android tablet at CES 2011.
Dell Streak 7 is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor. The 7″ capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has dual cameras with 5 MP rear and 1.3 MP front snapper. The tablet comes with Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS connectivity.
Only disappointing feature of the Dell Streak 7 is that it runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), with Dell Stage UI built over it. Dell promises over the air upgrade, but doesn’t promise if it would be Honeycomb.
Dell Streak 7 is available exclusively through Dell’s online shop.