Archive for October, 2013
Apple and Samsung are developing tablets with a diagonal of 12 inch
According to DigiTimes and some other internet sources Apple and Samsung are going to release a 12 inch tablet pc. Rumors that Apple is going to release the so-called iPad maxi first appeared in the media a few months ago. Back in July, the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and its suppliers are testing the 13-inch iPad. Similar information came from research company DisplaySearch. According to DisplaySearch Apple may release a tablet with a screen diagonal of 12.9 ” and a resolution of 2732 × 2048 pixels .
iPad maxi by Apple in collaboration with Quanta Computer
Apple is working on the development of iPad maxi – 12 inch iPad in collaboration with Quanta Computer. Current version of iPad equipped by 9.7-inch display. In addition to participating in the development of iPad maxi Quanta Computer is also working on development of iWatch – Apple version of smart watches.
Quanta Computer is the world’s largest manufacturer of tablets on Android platform. In particular, the company manufactures Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Quanta Computer was collaborated with Apple while working on development of iPod in 2006 as well as the latest line of MacBook Air laptops.
Large 12-inch tablet pc by Samsung
Unlike Apple Samsung is developing large 12-inch tablet pc on its own. Samsung was not able to get desired support on development from Google because Google is concentrated its efforts on development of compact 7-inch tablet pc models
iPad maxi and Samsung large tablet market perspective
Release of large tablets by Apple and Samsung may boost sales on the tablets market. On the other hand the boost on sales of large tablets could have negative impact on sales of other products such as laptops, smaller tablet pc and ultra-books.
iPad maxi and large Samsung tablets have a potential to become a new trend in the market of gadgets. There is no doubt that other brands will follow Apple and Samsung in case of release of large tablets. Toshiba already released the first large tablet with 13.3- inch display. Toshiba Excite 13 has been released in June of this year.
A few weeks ago Amazon introduced KINDLE FIRE HDX tablets. Kindle Fire HDXis the new generation of Amazon tablets that expand existing Kindle Fire line of ptoducts.
Kindle Fire HDX technical specs
Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with powerful quad core Snapdragon 800 2GHz processor and and Adreno 330 graphics accelerator. The are two models with 7 and 8.9 inch high resolution displays respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX new features
Automatically adjusted brightness
Kindle Fire HDX equipped by adaptive displays that automatically adjust the brightness depending on the ambient light.
Low power consumption
You can also include economical way to read , in which both models will stretch about 17 hours without recharging.
Kindle Fire HDX: Updated Design
Kindle Fire HDX tablets are much thinner and compact than previous Kindle Fire models. In particular, the 8.9- inch Kindle HDX tablet is 34 % more compact than 8.9- inch Kindle HD.
Kindle Fire HDX: Superior display resolution
Resolution of the7- inch Kindle Fire HDX is 1920×1200 pixels and 2560×1600 pixels for 8.9-inch model. Pixel density is also very high: 323 ppi and 339 ppi respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX: Cameras
Both Kindle Fire HDX models have front HD- camera. But larger model also equipped by 8-megapixel HD camera and comes with the software for adjusting the brightness and contrast of the images.
Both devices run on the Fire OS operating system. Fire OS is one of the customized Android operating system.
Kindle Fire HDX: Business usage
Kindle Fire HDX become more convenient for business users . The platform currently supports hardware encryption, Web browsing via VPN, as well as connecting to the corporate mail services.
Kindle Fire HDX: Price and availability
The price of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with 16GB of storage starts from $230. LTE/4G module will add $100 to the price. Sales of Wi-Fi only models will start at October 15 . LTE/4G models will become available one month later.
The price of 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX models is much higher. The price tag starts from $380 for the Wi-Fi only model. LTE/4G model will add $100 to the price. 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX Wi-Fi only models delivery starts in November 7. 4G/LTE version is expected in December.
All models are currently available for preorders.
Updated Kindle Fire HD
Amazon also introduced updated version of Kindle Fire HD mode. The table comes with the same processor with slightly increased frequency to 1.5 GHz. Display resolution is 1280×800 pixels. The price of the gadget starts from $140 that is pretty attractable price for the brand name gadget.