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Apple iPad mini – the smaller version of the Apple tablet may be presented today.
There were a lot of rumors about a 7-inch iPad tablet last months. The idea of iPad Mini was not very exiting at the beginning. It was not clear why Apple should reduce the size of their very popular tablets. However after successful launch of 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire including Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 the idea become more popular and clear. Market needs more compact, portable, powerful and yet affordable tablet.
On September 12 Apple is going to release iPhone 5 the next generation of Apple’s smartphone. There is a chance that the company may introduce iPad mini tablet on the same event. According to rumors iPad mini comes with 7.85-inch display with the same aspect ratio and resolution as in the case of iPad 2. iPad mini should support all existing applications for the iPad tablets. So the use the same resolution like in iPad 2, i.e. 1024 by 768 pixels makes perfect sense. These way HD applications will not be affected.
Retina display with resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels is going to be a key difference between iPad 3 and the iPad mini. Apple is going to follow the Amazon practice and we might see the approach similar to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in terms of quality and specifications of displays. Higher price models will get most technologically advanced displays. On other hands cheaper models will get more affordable, good quality displays.
The smaller tablet does not need the same frame as his “big brother.” According to numerous rumors, the iPad Mini design is more similar to the iPod Touch than to the iPad 3.
Most likely the price of IPad mini will not exceed $299. This will allow the iPad Mini to compete with other popular tablets such as Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. It might be a little more expensive. But in any case, the price should not exceed $399 of iPad 2 16GB.
If the iPad Mini is just a smaller version of the big iPad, but cheaper and with a small screen, then who will buy the iPad 2? Most likely iPad Mini will be targeted for a specific audience, while maintaining a certain set of features and functions – like the iPod Nano and Mini compared to the iPod Touch.
IPad Mini may come with two built-in cameras. Front camera may be used for FaceTime video calls just like in case of the iPhone.
The new smaller docking port debuts with iPhone 5 and in the future it might be used on all iOS devices. It makes perfect sense to use the smaller size port with iPad Mini because of the reduced size of the device.
Any way we will get more details soon. May be in a couple of hours. Stay with us.
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.
Apple iPad mini manufactured by Foxconn?
According to recent rumors a new Apple 7.85 inch iPad mini tablet is going to be manufactured in the Brazilian Foxconn factory. Sales of Apple iPad mini should start this fall. iPad mini should be ready to go before Christmas Eve. The estimated cost of Apple iPad mini is somewhere between $200 to $300. Such price will put a serious pressure on the sales of competitor’s tablets. The main competitors of Apple iPad mini are Amazon Kindle Fire and recently released Google Nexus 7.
Apple iPad mini should come with smaller 7.85-inch screen versus to the current version of Apple iPad 3. The founder of Apple CEO Steve Jobs did not like the idea of producing such small tablets because the size of the display put physical limitations on the size of images and therefore negatively impact touch screen user experience. There were also concerns about applications availability and performance of such small devices. Hopefully Apple successfully worked out on mentioned issues and we will see a superior quality brand new device from Apple as always.
Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 – 5.5-inch smartphone
According to Samsung representatives the new model of popular Android Galaxy Note smartphone is on the way. The presentation of the newest Android Galaxy Note 2 model is scheduled on August 29th.
There were no technical details of newest Android Galaxy Note 2 disclosed. However there are expectations that the latest Android Galaxy Note 2 will come with large 5.5 inch “unbreakable” flexible display.
Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 smartphone will be introduced at least two weeks before the expected presentation of Apple iPhone 5. According to unofficial sources, Apple may introduce iPhone 5 on September 12. Apple iPhone 5 is the main competitor of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Android Galaxy S 3 smartphones.
The first generation of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2 smartphones was introduced in September 2011. Because of the large screen it was positioned as “intermediate” device that occupies a niche between smartphones and tablets. By June 2012 Samsung has shipped over seven million units of Samsung Android Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung is currently leading manufacturer of smartphones. In second quarter 2012 Samsung has shipped twice more smartphones than Apple. Apple is trying to limit expansion of Samsung by releasing superior quality products oriented mostly on US customers.
Samsung is preparing to release the second generation of Galaxy Note in October this year.
The current model of the Galaxy Note comes with 2-core a 1.4 GHz processor, 5.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels and 8-megapixel full HD 1080p camera. Samsung Galaxy Note runs on Android operating system, It is quite small for a tablet but it is quite big for a smartphone. However it is powerful enough to be used as either one of them.
The second generation of Samsung Galaxy Note will slightly move to the mini-tablet side. The size of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 touch screen may exceed 5.3 inches but device expected to be thinner and could run on the battery longer time. The mini tablet powered by 4 core Exynos processor and will be equipped by 12 megapixels camera.
According to rumors the announcement of the second generation Galaxy Note may be held in October. Samsung Galaxy Note is quite popular device. There were more than 7 million units of Samsung Galaxy Note sold around the world so far.