Apple finally invited media to a march 7 event which is expected as announcement for companies new tablet, iPad 3. Apple dominates tablet market as no other device out there that can surpasses iPad 2 on every level. But there is a long list of more efficient, powerful, feature rich but cheaper tablets in market.
Sony announced its Xperia line up smartphone, Xperia S at the CES 2012. Few days back Sony announces only US LTE version of Xperia Ion high-end smartphone. That was the first smartphone by Sony after Sony bought Ericson shares. Now all the features of Xperia Ion are available in Xperia S smartphone.
We have covered almost all the news events for Amazon’s latest tablet, Kindle Fire. Tradus.in, an Indian online store, announced the availability of Kindle fire at a price tag of Rs. 13,900 only. With this affordable price Kindle Fire became a potential thread to Apple’s iPad 2.
No doubt 2011 will be a year of Androids. we intended that the scope of price slashing is still there in Android phones. It seems to be more true now with more budget android launches and announcements.
Even a price war is about to start around tablet makers too. Since Indian manufacturers have the ability to produce cheaper and more value for money stuffs and now they have started peeping in to tablet markets too, we expect to see some interesting buzz in near future.
Let’s have a quick look at the top 5 Android smartphones that are available in the Indian market today for less than Rs. 20,000.
1. Acer Liquid E :
Price: Rs 12,000
This Android handset runs on Froyo and it is powered by a 786 MHz processor that is suitable for the low price. It boasts a 3.5-inch multi touch display and is fitted with a 5 MP camera. It also has a multi format music player and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Additional features include: Geo tagging; Bluetooth; microUSB 2.0; and, GPRS.
2. Spice MI 410 :
Price: Rs 13,999
The new Spice MI 410 is a large 4.1-inch touchscreen display Android mobile phone .The new Spice MI 410 run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset that features a 1 GHz processor. It currently runs the latest Android 2.3 OS (GingerBread). It is the largest touch screen mobile phone from Spice Mobiles and also the only mobile with the Android GingerBread (v2.3) OS .
3. HTC Desire Z :
Price: Rs 19,499
The HTC Desire Z gives you a dedicated QWERT keyboard as well as a super responsive touch screen. So you don’t get lost it comes with instant maps. And in case it gets lost, it comes with HTC Sense to help find it. Its screen is perfect for browsing the web or catching up on emails. Ideal for work, and play.
4. LG Optimus Black :
Price: Rs 19,500
LG Optimus black P970 is loaded with 4 inches of touchscreen display, 5 MP in built camera with flash and 2 MP of secondary camera for video calling, 32 GB of expandable memory and many more.
5. Samsung Nexus S :
Price: Rs 19,999
The Samsung Nexus S offers a brilliant display, decent call quality, and enough features to keep you busy. The Gingerbread OS offers usability improvements, and the stock Android is a welcome change for AT&T.
Last week, HP didn’t seem capable of selling any of its HP TouchPad tablets. The HP TouchPad is the antithesis of the PlayBook or the Xoom,
which were both initially released with major features missing. Now the device has become the hottest consumer electronics product
almost overnight, and all it took was a combination of HP shutting down production of the TouchPad.
At the moment,Amazon.com is showing that the 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the HP TouchPad are the retailers number one and number two best selling electronics products.There’s room for improvement—a wider app selection and a rear-facing camera would’ve been nice—but the TouchPad offers a more enjoyable user experience than any of the current wave of Android Honeycomb tablets. It’s no iPad, but it’s the best non-Apple tablet we’ve seen yet.
HP also made the decision to give people who bought the TouchPad before Thursday a way to either get the price difference paid back or even get a full refund. Engadget is also reporting that UK residents will also get access to the same fire sale prices for the TouchPad. The tablets were the top-selling electronic item on the online retail giant Amazon and in the largest US electronic retailer Best Buy as the selling price was slashed from 399 dollars to 99 dollars.
the TouchPad is the first tablet we’ve tested built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 1.2GHz processor. All Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets thus far have used Nvidia’s dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2. At 1.2GHz, the Qualcomm processor is more powerful in theory.
The tablet computers are powered by HP’s webOS operating system, which has been overshadowed by Apple’s iOS–powered iPads and numerous other tablet computers running Google’s Android operating system.
“Due to the significant price reduction, we experienced overwhelming demand for the product and are temporarily out of inventory,” a notice on HP’s online shopping site said.
Snooze is an alarm clock app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that pledges $0.25 of your own money to charity every time you hit the snooze button. Users set a desired charity and the app will calculate how many times you hit snooze. There will be two opportunities every month to donate.
The app was built by LetGive, a company that combines mobile technology with charitable giving.
While the app is unlikely to raise huge sums of money, it’s a harmless way of doing good and (hopefully) hauling your body to work on time. At the very least, you can tell your boss you were late to work because you were too busy sleeping your way to a better tomorrow.
What do you think of Snooze? Brilliant or bothersome? Let us know in the comments….
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The Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101 finally gets a product page from Asus. While I’m looking forward to this little baby, I’ve almost forgotten about it in the wake of the success of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Now that the Slider is almost here, I can’t wait to be able to take a look at it.
A quick glance on the specs here as per the product page:
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.0GHz dual-core CPU for excellent multitasking & HD video playback
- Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS(3.2 upgradable) with Adobe Flash support
- Full QWERTY keyboard and built-in USB port. Preloaded Polaris Office for mobile productivity
- Ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angle IPS panel protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
- USB port, MicroSD Card Reader, and one year unlimited ASUS WebStorage for easy sharing & expandability
- Supreme SRS Sound with max bass response.
The tablet runs on Android 3.1 with ASUS customized UI called ASUS Waveshare UI. The device ships with Polaris® Office® 3.0. The software helps in business use of the tablet. Following chart gives detailed specs –
Operating System Android 3.1 *1 Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen*2
10 finger multi-touch support
Scratch resistant glass
CPU NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Memory 1GB Storage 16GB/32GB
Unlimited ASUS Web Storage*3
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11 email@example.comGHz
Camera 1.2 M Pixel Front Camera
5 M Pixel Rear Camera
Audio High Quality Speaker
Supreme SRS Sound
High Quality Mic
Interface 1 x USB 2.0
1 x Mini HDMI
1 x Audio Jack (Headphone/Mic-In)
1 x Card Reader : Micro SD
Application Multi-Task Support : Yes
Flash Support : Yes
– ASUS Launcher
– File manager
– Kindle books
– Zinio Magazine
– Polaris Office
– ASUS sync
Battery 8 hours; 25Wh Li-Polymer Battery *4 Color Brown, White Dimensions 273 x 180.3 x 17.3 mm Weight 960 g Note *1 : Android 3.2 upgradable
*2 : IPS Panel, 178° wide view angle.
*3 : Complimentary one-year trial of ASUS WebStorage. Please visit Online backup, file sync, for pad, PC, Android and iPhone – ASUS WebStorage for more details.
*4 : The estimated maximum battery life is measured by playing 720p video, LCD brightness 60 nits.