Not to be outdone by Google and Asus, Acer has now officially joined the 7-inch tablet party by releasing the Iconia A110 in the UK. Boasting specs very similar to that of the Nexus 7, it seems like Acer’s offering may hold its own in the hot 7-inch tablet market. There’s no doubt that it’ll be tough to grab a decent size of the market share without offering something better or different. However, there isn’t much not to like about Acer’s offering. In fact, it does offer a couple of things that a certain other 7-inch tables doesn’t. The specs on the Iconia A110 are as follows:
- quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage of internal storage (expandable via SD slot)
- 7″ display
- HDMI output
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Decent specs indeed, and all that for £179. Some folks may particularly like the expandable storage and HDMI out. Ebuyer is claiming to be the first UK retailer to offer this excellent option in the 7-inch tablet market, and at the time of this writing is showing as in stock. If you pick this tablet up, let us know how you like it.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the HTC One X+, which may or may not be delayed due to increasing the battery size. With fans already anticipated for the upcoming device, it looks like it could be a major contender for the infamous Galaxy Note II, set to release in the UK early October.
Luckily the folks over at GSMArena, have a leaked O2 Wireless brochure, flashing the One X+. The specs match up to what we’ve been reporting, which are… well… quite beastly:
- 1.7GHz quad-core processor
- Whopping 64GB of internal-storage
- 8 mega-pixel camera
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Beats Audio support
- And lastly, 25GB of Dropbox storage
There is still no official word on what will consist of the RAM memory and screen specifications. The cost, according to the carrier pamphlet, will be around £479.99 without a contract, which translates to a hefty $780. If you’re an HTC addict, and want one of the most powerful devices on the market, this is the one for you.
After speculation already outed the device for Korean markets, LG has finally made the Optimus Vu II official. While initially little was known about the device, the Korean-based manufacturer has figuratively spilled the beans, and what spectacular beans they are.
The LG Optimus VU II will sport the same 5-inch display (4:3 aspect ratio) as its predecessor, though this time it will be accompanied by a physical home button near the bottom. Also new is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor, 2GB of RAM and a beefed-up 2,150mAh battery. The square shaped device will run atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will feature an 8-megapixel shooter on the rear, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The fun doesn’t stop there however, as LG has also included NFC, VoLTE connectivity and an IR blaster, complete with a dedicated QRemote app, which turns your device into a universal remote. The company is also touting its redesigned Rubberdium Pen 2.0, which offers a finer point for better precision.
Pricing is set at $865, with your color choice of either black, white or pink. Currently, there’s no word on availability outside of Korea, so it looks like we’ll have to sit tight for more details.
Today MetroPCS announced that sometime in October they would be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S III to their customers. The MetroPCS version is very similar to Verizon’s version of the phone, packing a 1900MHz radio in addition to 4G LTE, 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, and 1.9MP front camera. For those of you who are looking for a good 4G device that doesn’t come with an expensive contract plan from Verizon or AT&T, this might be your best option.
If you’re feeling lucky, you can head on over to MetroPCS’s website to sign up to win a Galaxy S III.
Thanks to @evleaks, we have a decent image of the upcoming T-Mobile HTC One X+. We still don’t have a release date yet, and to further complicate things, we recently heard that it could be delayed for a bigger battery.
The rumored specs include a Tegra 3+ AP37 1.6GHz quad-core / 1.7GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 1800mAh battery (could be increased), and Sense 4.5 on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will come in at 9.3mm thick and weigh in at 129 grams.
Another day, another spec leak. Today we’ll be discussing the LG Optimus Vu II leak. You have to wonder about these “leaks” sometimes. After all, it was announced in August that we should see this beast in the wild in September, so the specs are inevitable at this point. Plus there’s that Samsung Galaxy Note II, right around the corner. LG may have gotten a little antsy and “leaked” the specs, not to be outdone.
The leak itself reveals a dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Qualcomm MSM8960) processor with 2GB of RAM. Other niceties include an 8MP camera, NFC, LTE, and a slightly larger 2150mAh battery than its predecessor. The screen size will stay the same, as will the resolution with a 1024×768, 5-inch display. The device will also ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On paper, it seems like the Vu II won’t be on par with the Note II, however it hopes to narrow the gap by offering a universal remote feature. We’ll have to see how they both perform in the real world however. Do you plan on purchasing one of these “phablets” soon? Let us know either way as I find the many opinions on this niche type of device fascinating.
source: IT tong
Last week we saw a leaked Verizon roadmap that listed the DROID Incredible X, which will sport a 5-inch 1080p display as well as the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus. The latest news out of GSMArena is that an anonymous tipster claims that the same device will also be a Google Nexus device, called the Nexus 5. It’s obviously not the 5th version of a Nexus phone, so it’s a play on the display size, just like the Nexus 7.
Other than the display and CPU I already mentioned, it will also sport 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, 64GB of storage, and a 2500mAh battery. These are essentially the same specs as the DROID Incredible X, but the the Nexus 5 will have one glaring difference; stock Android. Speaking of that, the rumor is that there won’t be a major version of Android announced, but we could see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which would include some bug fixes and other enhancements. I’m thinking the multi account feature that we recently saw might be one of those “enhancements.”
I still don’t think this will be the only Nexus device. We already saw more evidence of the Galaxy Nexus 2 (or Galaxy Nexis Premier) earlier today and there’s rumors of LG releasing a Nexus device based on the Optimus G. The big question is what the hell is Motorola doing? I wouldn’t be surprised if they come out with a Nexus device based on the DROID RAZR M. This way Google will have a variety of Nexus devices at all price points. Time will tell. Get ready because this freight train is just getting started.
Who among us doesn’t enjoy a supposed leaked photo of a yet-to-be-announced device, even if it’s just the box? Just yesterday, it was revealed that the Padfone 2 will be announced on October 16. Besides the release date possibly being announced, that announcement may not matter too much if this picture is what many believe it is. Granted, it could always be the work of a clever photo job. In fact, there seems to be conflicting info in the spec list vs. the icon regarding the display (Super IPS vs. SuperAMOLED). If the picture is real however, which was posted on a Chinese forum simply titled “Padfone 2 specs revealed,” then what we’re looking at may very well be the unveiling of the specs of the new Padfone. The specs begin with the model number “A68″ which makes sense for the Padfone 2 as the original was dubbed the “A66.” The rest reveals a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 13MP camera, 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super IPS+ display, LTE, and 2GB of RAM amongst other goodies. What do you think – real or faked? We’ll probably found out very soon.
Usually when we bring up cheap, knock-off Chinese tablets, readers begin cringing with fear. However, a new slate from the land of the sleeping giant could potentially change our unyielding distrust. The Cube U9GTV is an Android 4.1-powered slate, fueled by a dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. Because that wasn’t enough to separate it from the pack, the manufacturer has included a 9.7-inch display with an eye-soothing 2048 x 1536 pixels, equating to about 264 ppi — the same as Apple’s newest iPad.
Availability is slated for next month, and rumor has it that the tablet will launch for under €200, or about $260 in the US. Without having seen the device for ourselves, there’s no way to vouch for the screen quality, though it does have our undivided attention. To get a better feel for the tablet, we’ve included a set of comparison images and videos after the break.
LG held a press event this morning in New York to show off the Optimus G after officially unveiling it yesterday in South Korea. The U.S. version will sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and the gorgeuous 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) True HD IPS display. We do expect it to be called the Eclipse on Sprint and possibly AT&T, but no information was given other than to expect to see it in the 4th quarter. Hit the break for the hands on video from LG.
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