- Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus launched
Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus is powered by dual core 1 GHz processor, and features a 5 MP camera, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity expandable memory, ChatON/Kakao Talk messaging apps pre-loaded, T-DMB, gyro sensor, and 2500mAh battery.
- Next iPad May Be Quick and Dainty
How important is speed to the tablet experience? How important is real portability? Apple is rumored to be testing those questions with its iPad 3 launch in March. The newest iPad may blaze along on top speed 4G networks and perhaps tuck neatly into a handbag. “Even without the Fire, Apple would have done this eventually,” said tech analyst Zeus Kerravala.
The iPad 3 is rumored to have 2048-by-1536-pixel Retina display, a quad-core A6 processor and 4G LTE networking. The system-on-a-chip A6 would double the power of the iPad 2’s A5 dual-core processor.
A 4G iPad could make a big difference in performance. Add the A6 quad-core processor and the device turns into a speedboat.
“Both AT&T’s and Verizon’s LTE networks have shown that they are capable of some very high data speeds — speeds of 20 Mbps to 40 Mbps are not that unusual,” Allen Nogee, principal analyst for wireless technology at In-Stat, told MacNewsWorld. “These speeds are more than adequate for an iPad, a device that runs quite well on a 2- 4 Mbps WiFi home network. An iPad will run fine on LTE.”
However, the iPad’s move to the LTE network may not come without bumps, said Nogee. If nothing else, the 4G networks still lack full nationwide coverage.
“The bigger question, should this rumor be true, is how will all these new LTE devices affect the wireless operators, and will we see problems similar to when a new iPhone is released?” Nogee wondered.
Verizon, AT&T and MetroPCS are the only carriers that currently deliver LTE, but only Verizon and AT&T have high-speed LTE networks, and neither offers 4G coverage in all U.S. cities yet.
“MetroPCS is currently using a narrow-channel LTE system that doesn’t offer the high speeds of Verizon or AT&T,” said Nogee. Since AT&T and Verizon already offer the iPhone, it makes sense that they would offer any new iPad.
Sprint’s (NYSE: S) LTE network is in its very early stages, he noted.
Better iCloud Fit
Another reason 4G would make sense for the iPad 3 is the compatibility it offers for those using the iCloud. At 3G speeds, the iCloud is stormy weather.
“I think the 4G is the most important part of the iPad 3 launch,” Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst with ZK Research, told MacNewsWorld. “With 3G speeds, using iCloud may not give you the best experience.”
Should the iPad Be Smaller?
Rumors of an 8-inch iPad are nothing new. A smaller form factor would help Apple counter Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire, and that may be the biggest reason it’s likely to turn up now.
“However, even without the Fire, Apple would have done this eventually,” said Kerravala.
When it comes to tech, one size definitely does not fit all, he noted. “The 8-inch form factor fits into suits and women’s bags. It can be an easier-to-carry business device.”
There may also be economic reasons to support an 8-inch iPad. “A smaller form-factor would be less expensive,” Nogee pointed out, “and easier for wireless operators to subsidize.”
Samsung Throws Another Galaxy Tab at the Wall
Samsung has revealed the next-generation version of its Galaxy Tab, dubbed “Galaxy Tab 2.” It’s a 7-inch tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The new device provides a relatively small upgrade over the company’s existing line of tablets, though it does serve to improve its selection among small form-factor slates, an area in which Apple does not tread.
The tablet has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.0 aka “Ice Cream Sandwich.” It will be available in 3G and WiFi versions in Europe from March, starting with the UK market.
“Samsung’s playing all over the board,” Tom Mainelli, a research director at IDC, told TechNewsWorld. “They’re certainly not shy about trying every form factor and screen size under the sun to figure out what’s going to be competitive with Apple.”
What the Galaxy Tab 2 Is All About
Through Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Tab 2 will offer access to more than 400,000 Android applications. It will have a redesigned app gallery for easier content sharing.
Ice Cream Sandwich “will bring more usability to this tablet than the previous ones [offer],” Michael Morgan, a senior analyst at ABI Research, told TechNewsWorld.
Samsung didn’t upgrade predecessors to the Galaxy Tab 2 because “it’s a hardware issue,” Morgan said.
The Galaxy Tab 2 will offer access to Samsung Hub services. These consist of the Music Hub, which is a music store with more than 17 million tracks; the Readers Hub, which offers access to more than 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazines and more than 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages; and the Video Hub, which offers more than 1,000 film titles for purchase or rent.
Samsung has introduced its Touchwiz user interface on the Galaxy Tab 2. This features Hub widgets for easy access to users’ content in Hubs. It also includes the “S Suggest” feature, which puts up real-time app recommendations on the home screen. The UI now has a swipe control feature for applications.
Further, Samsung has introduced its new content-sharing service AllShare Play on the Galaxy Tab 2. This lets users play, stream or transfer their multimedia content on the tablet to and from PCs, other Samsung smart devices, or third-party Web storage.
The front and rear cameras and other features are essentially similar to what’s available in earlier versions of the Galaxy Tab.
Samsung did not respond to our request for further details.
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