Archive for August, 2012
According to the Amazon press release the company has sold all stocks of Kindle Fire tablets. They are not available any longer. Amazon did not specify whether Kindle Fire will be back on the market, but said that there are exciting plans for the future. Most likely details on Amazon’s plan will be announced on coming presentation scheduled for September 6th. There are expectations that the company is going to introduce the next generation of Kindle Fire tablet – Kindle Fire 2
First model of Kindle Fire tablet was introduced in September 2011. 7-inch tablet was powered by dual core processor and equipped by eight gigabytes of memory. However first model of Kindle Fire did not have GPS, built-in camera and did not support cellular networks. Kindle Fire has gained popularity due to the low price of $ 199 and convenient access to large stock of Amazon digital content.
Amazon claims that in August 2012 Kindle Fire took 22 percent of the U.S. tablet market. According to the company Kindle Fire was the most successful product in Amazons history.
Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 tablet running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system just became available for consumers. IdeaPad A2109 powered by quad-core 1.2 MHz nVidia Tegra 3 processor, low-voltage coprocessor and integrated graphics. The tablet comes with 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage. IdeaPad A2109 featured by 9-inch high resolution 1280×800 pixels multi-touch display, 1.3 megapixels front and 3 megapixels rear cameras. The tablet has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support and HDMI port.
Recently Samsung started selling a new version of 7-inch tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition. In fact it is the same Android-tablet but includes Keyboard Dock and USB Adapter for the same price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition is available in a white color, has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a dual-core 1 GHz TI OMAP4 processor, Keyboard Dock and USB adapter. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition sells for $249.99. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet comes with front and rear built-in cameras and 8GB of internal storage. It could be extended with flash storage up to 32GB via MicroSDHC card slot. Google Nexus 7 tablet has only one front camera and does not have options to expand storage.
On other hand Google Nexus 7 comes with more powerful quad core processor, high resolution 1280×800 pixels display and runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Nexus 7 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC versus to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and IR port of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
From our point of view both tablets are good for their niches. Google Nexus 7 provides very good performance but missing some important features such as rear camera and storage expansion slot.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition comes with 2 cameras, storage expansion slot and keyboard dock. All of these features could be very useful for students
Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the most anticipated new products of IFA 2012.
More technical details about Samsung Galaxy Note II just become available. Samsung Galaxy Note II is a device that could be treated as a smartphone and mini tablet at the same time.
According to Seoul Newspaper, Samsung Galaxy Note II runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with 5.5-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch screen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, quad-core Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz processor, main 8 megapixels camera, 16 or 32 GB internal memory and support for 4G LTE-networks.
The presentation of Samsung Galaxy Note II should start tomorrow at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event.
Amazon is sending invitations to a special event to be held on September 6 in Santa Monica
The invitation does not say a word about the agenda but that the event is organized by Amazon Kindle-products shop. Analysts believe that Amazon is going to announce the second generation of Kindle Fire tablet.
According to rumors, Amazon may release several versions of Kindle Fire 2 tablet in various price categories. 7-inch models expected to come with touch screen display of 1024 × 600 or 1280 × 800 pixels and with integrated camera. In addition larger models of Kindle Fire 2 with 9 or 10-inch displays may be introduced. The price of the base Kindle Fire 2 model expected around $200 – the same as the current version of Kindle Fire.
It is also likely that next generation of Amazon Kindle electronic book readers announced on the event.