Posts tagged Top tablets 2012
According to Digitimes Research combined sales of recently released 7 and 8.8-inch models of Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 5 million units before the end of the year.
Digitimes Research forecast based on the analysis of components shipment. The shipment of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD components started in July. According to Digitimes Research half a million of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be shipped in September and about a million units in October. Overall sales of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD should reach 2.9 million units at the end of the year.
Monthly shipments of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD may reach one million units. Overall sales of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 2.2 million devices.
Amazon may sale from 3.5 to 4 million 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets before the release of the next version of Kindle Fire.
7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets are currently available. The tablet powered by dual core 1.2 GHz processor, has 1 GB of RAM and microHDMI slot, equipped by frontal camera, supports superfast Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet comes with high quality IPS dispaly with resolution of 1280×800 pixels and superior quality Dolby Audio. The price on the model with 16GB storage is $199. 32GB model is also available for $249.
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 2 – next generation of Nook Tablet
According to internet sources Barnes & Noble is going to introduce next generation of Nook Tablet – Nook Tablet 2 at the end of September.
The original model of Nook Tablet was introduced in November of 2011. Nook Tablet powered by dual core TI OMAP4 1GHz processor. It comes with 7-inch touch screen VividView display with resolution of 1024 × 600 pixel, 1GB of RAM and flash storage of 8 or 16 GB expandable through MicroSD-slot. Nook Tablet supports Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and run on Android Platform. The main competitor of Nook Tablet is Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon is going to introduce new models of Kindle Fire tablet – Kindle Fire 2 in a few days on a special scheduled event.
Barnes & Noble reduce the price of existing models of Nook Tablet. The price of the 8GB model dropped by $20$. The price of 16GB model is dropped by $50.
Next generation of Nook tablet will be introduced in New York. Nook Tablet 2 could run on Windows 8 platform. Sales of the new Nook Tablet may start at the end of October after the official release of Microsoft Windows 8.
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.
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.
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.