Archive for September 2nd, 2010

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iSpy an iTV update – Apple’s “hobby” gets a $99 facelift, Coldplay at loose end

atv1 Like a dog with a rubber toy, Apple just won’t let go of the Apple TV, but this time it’s looking promising.  With refeshing honesty (see Steve, you can admit when things don’t work!), Apple admits that the Apple TV was “not a big hit” so has practically reinvented the device, keeping only the name (which will incidentally still be Apple TV until Jobs buys ITV and forces it from them).  They’ve also drastically reinvented the size and the price, bringing both down by about 2/3rds. 

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Huawei IDEOS Demo Video

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You may have seen earlier that Matt and myself were at the launch of the IDEOS from Huawei. The low cost Android device is the first to come pre loaded with Android 2.2 on it and a real step in the right direction for Huawei.

As you will see in the video the device is not the biggest but sits comfortably in the hand and is packed full of all the goodness you would expect from Froyo.

We played with the blue one but the IDEOS will be available in four different colours to suit your personality.

Check out the video below and please let us know what you think of the device over on our forum.

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Huawei launch the IDEOS with Froyo and the E5S MiFi

Huawei-Ideos

Today Huawei is unveiling two new products in its Huawei Device portfolio.

IDEOS, recommended price between ¬£99 and ¬£129, is the world’s first affordable smartphone powered by Android 2.2. The new smartphone, which will be released across Europe, Asia-Pacific North America and Latin America, redefines the “entry-level” concept by combining full feature performance with high-quality hardware and software and an affordable price concept.

The E5S, also officially launched in the UK today, is Huawei’s upgrade to its next-generation mobile broadband device, the E5 which recently won the Macworld Awards 2010 ‘Best iPad accessory’. Huawei has developed the E5S with new user-friendly features including a simple one-touch Wi-Fi activation and connection coupled with a wider Wi-Fi range.

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Samsung launch the Galaxy Tab

Samsung Tab

Available to consumers first in Europe late September 2010 and soon after in the United States and Asia, the GALAXY Tab has a large 7-inch TFT display, which delivers an unrivaled screen quality for a better viewing experience. Weighing in at only .84 pounds (380g), it includes 16 GB or 32GB of internal storage and 32 GB MicroSD expansion. The GALAXY Tab features a TouchWIZ user interface, WiFi, GPS, rear and front facing cameras and also acts as a mobile phone. In addition, as an Android-powered device, the GALAXY Tab provides access to various applications from Android Market.
To enjoy high-quality DivX video on the Samsung GALAXY Tab with no file conversion needed, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory and then watch their collections anywhere they choose. The GALAXY Tab will also connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful entertainment gateway in the living room. It will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab now Official

It seems like since the iPad was released, every single tech company in the world is manufacturing an Android tablet to rival Apple’s. And the first one to try and take down the iPad from it’s throne is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Announced this morning in Berlin, the Galaxy Tab is a 7″ Android tablet running Froyo. Other specs include a 1GHz Cortex A8¬†processor, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Flash 10.1, a 4,000 mAh battery, quad-band GSM, a 3MP rear facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, full HD video playback at 1080p, microSD slot for upto 32 GB cards and all of that weighs only 380g!

Now what makes this different from the iPad is that it makes phone calls. The Galaxy Tab uses a HSUPA 5.76 Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps radio on the 900, 1900, 2100 MHz bands. The Galaxy Tab is set to launch later this month in Europe and here in the UK. Then later on this year Korea, the US and the rest of Asia will get it. There is no word on pricing or carriers, but could this be the iPad killer?

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Huawei event today

huawei-logo You probably saw Ian’s post about a potential Huawei Android tablet being announced today. Whilst I’m not sure we’re going to see such a thing James and I are indeed on our way to a Huawei event that will be starting at 11am.

We’ll be reporting back on from the event as things unfold and will have a full report for you shortly after.

Follow us on twitter.com/tracyandmatt for live news (WiFi/Mobile coverage permitting), we’ll tweet what we can!

 

Posted by: Matt

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Google Tablet Today?

google-tablet Giant Chinese phone and tech manufacturer Huawei have been reported as working with Google on a tablet device which may be announced later today.  Details are scant save for the device will run Android 2.2 and may be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset, fast becoming the chipset du jour for the tablet brigade.  So far, so like everyone else, so will we get something special from the teaming up with the fathers of Android? Or will we get the tablet equivalent of HTC’s Nexus One – a vanilla device that’ll get the upgrades to Android first? Certainly if it’s the latter, it could be the tablet of choice for the tinkerers and hackers community.

Either way, all will be revealed tomorrow as Matt & James are attending the event.

Posted by: Ian

Posted in: Rumours