Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 3 Price and Release Date

Samsung,Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung today announced launch dates and prices for its Galaxy Tab 3 line of tablets:
  • Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch (Intel tablet) - price will start at  $399
  • Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch (Samsung Exynos processor) - price will start at  $299
  • Galaxy Tab 3  7-inch Budget (Marvell processor) - price is $199
All three tablets will go on pre-sale on June 25 with actual sales starting July 7. The models sold in the U.S. will be Wi-Fi-only, with no cellular capability.

Here are the Specs:

Galaxy Tab 3  7-inch Budget (Marvell processor) $199
 * 1.2-GHz dual-core Marvell processor
 * Android 4.1
 * 1,024-by-600 screen
 * 3-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front
 * 8GB of storage, with memory card slot

This tablet is comparable to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Kobo Arc, however it has a lower-resolution screen. Samsung will include three months of Hulu Plus and two years of a 50GB Dropbox account.

Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch (Samsung Exynos processor) $299
 * 1.5-GHz Samsung Exynos dual-core processor
 * Android 4.2
 * 1,280-by-800 screen
 * 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera
 * 16GB of storage (only 11.26GB is available)
 * 7.4mm thickness

Its main competition are Apple's $329 iPad mini and Amazon's $269 Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch (Intel tablet) $399
 * 1.6-GHz Intel Atom Z2560 "Clover Trail+" processor
 * Android 4.2
 * 1,280-by-800 screen
 * 3-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera
 * 16GB of memory and a memory card slot
 * 7.9mm thickness
 * 6,800mAh battery

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Huawei Ascend P6 priced at £329 UK ahead of 4 July release

Huawei Ascend P6,smartphones
Huawei a Chinese smartphone maker claimed that their latest flagship Ascend P6 smartphone “beauty worth waiting for” is priced at £329 or around $513.80 US dollars. It will be released on July 4. The company claimed that it is the world's thinnest smartphone.

Huawei unveiled the Ascend P6 on last Tuesday, boasting that it is the world's thinnest smartphone due to its 6.18mm frame. It may be thin but it also power packed with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.7in HD touchscreen and Google's Android 4.2.2 mobile operating system. Huawei's refreshed Emotion user interface is also onboard.

Other specifications include an 8MP rear camera with HD 1080p video, a 5MP front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and 3G and WiFi connectivity. The Ascend P6 doesn't come with support for 4G, but Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that an updated model with LTE will be released later in the year.

Financial Times also reported yesterday that Huawei would consider buying Finnish phone maker Nokia.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Facebook aims at Twitter's hashtags


In a blog post Facebook said Wednesday that users will now be able to click a hashtag to see a feed of discussions about a specific topic. If you see a number sign in front of the word "Britney", that word will turn into a clickable link that leads to posts topics about "Britney."

Hashtags are used by Twitter and Instagram to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.

Facebook said it will make the clickable hashtags available to users beginning on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Intel Promised 50% More Battery Life, 15% Faster

Gregory Bryant of Intel said at 2013 Computex Taipei tech show that they have a power-plus-battery formula to fixed processor's speed draining battery life.

“I know it seems really simple, but if you could leave the charger at home and do your work all day as you’re traveling around, I think users would really value it,” Bryant said.

Intel announced to Computex that its fourth generation Core processors could increase battery life by 50% and raising speed as much as 15%.

“It’s the largest battery life improvement we’ve ever had generation to generation in our history. To me 50% is a number an end user is really going to notice the difference in” Bryant said.