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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.
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.
Google Nexus 7 tablet - best Android tablet so far
There were a number of new Android gadgets introduced in July 2012. But the most notable was the first Google tablet – Google Nexus 7. There were no new Windows and/or Apple iOS gadgets introduced in July and the announcement of Google Nexus 7 tablet became event number one of July.
The market of Android tablets is booming and Google decided to take a leadership by releasing their own Google Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet is very attractive for consumers due to a reasonable price, powerful quad core nVidia Tegra3 processor, high resolution 1200×800 pixels IPS display, built-in 1.2 megapixel camera and up to 10 hours battery life. And no surprise Google Nexus 7 tablet is running on the latest and greatest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Consumers quickly realized all the benefits of Google Nexus 7 tablet. The sales of the first Google tablets beat all expectations. Many of IT analysts position Google Nexus 7 as “the best tablet after Apple iPad”.
According to Google traditions the first new device running on the newest version of Android named Nexus. Google is carefully selecting the manufacturer of the new device among largest companies. This time Google selected ASUS for manufacturing Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Google Nexus 7 tablet was developed as a response to existing market leaders: Apple iPad 3 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Consumers of Google Nexus 7 tablet should pay some attention on technical details of the device. Google Nexus 7 tablet comes in 2 models with 8GB and 16GB of internal memory respectively. There is no extension slot available and therefore 16GB model is preferred choice for the majority of consumers. Google Nexus 7 tablet does not support cellular networks and works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC only.
The 4325 mAh battery of the device keep Google Nexus 7 tablet running up to 10 hours while away from the power outlet. This is a record for the majority of tablets in the market regardless of platforms. Such feature makes Google Nexus 7 tablet very useful device for travelers.
Amazon is preparing to release 5 to 6 new models of next generation of Kindle Fire tablets. One of the models of Kindle Fire 2 expected to come with 10-inch screen. Models may have either 7 or 10 inch display and featured by either only Wi-Fi or combined Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networking support. Amazon Kindle Fire 2 models could also have different amount of internal storage.
Currently Amazon sells only one model of the Kindle Fire featured by 7-inch screen, 8GB of internal memory and Wi-Fi. The price of the current model of Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is $199. Amazon Kindle Fire is still the most popular Android tablet in the United States because of the low price, unique design and integration with Amazon digital content. However there are new notable Android tablets introduced recently such as Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Their popularity is increasing dramatically. Amazon is trying to keep leadership by planning on release of the next generation of Kindle Fire tablets in variety of models.
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is the next generation of one of the most popular Android tablets. The official sales of ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablets start today. The price of the tablet is $499
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablet comes with 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels bright display. The tablet is powered by quad-core Tegra 3 processor and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 tablet is featured by 32 gigabytes of internal memory, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HDMI micro-port. In addition the docking station of the tablet comes with keyboard, USB 2.0 port, touchpad and a slot for SD memory cards. The tablet could run up to 11 hours on the battery without re-charging. Built-in docking station battery adds up to 6 hours to that figure.