The 7” Acer Iconia Tab A100, built on Android 3.2, is now available on the shelves.With a 7” display and a weight of only 410g, this stylish and compact tablet is particularly comfortable to be held with just one hand. And as it’s so compact, you can slip it in your pocket and take your online world wherever you go.
The Iconia Tab A100 is equipped with Android 3.2, the latest Android operating system with a super-smart screen scaling compatibility mode. This means you can access thousands more apps from the Android Market, and enjoy them in perfect resolution on the tablet’s 7” screen.
Another improvement brought along by Android 3.2 is full support of Micro SD cards that now can be accessed from the PC via USB connection.
The best thing is that the compact size goes hand in hand with a powerful performance. Powered by the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the Iconia Tab A100 provides the same great performance as the 10” tablet in the same Acer Iconia Tab series.
On this 7” (1024×600) full touch screen tablet, you can enjoy movies, read books, and browse the web with Flash 10.3 support. Most impressively you’ll be able to run and play premium arcade games and complex online 3D games.
HTC recently launched their HTC EVO 3D. Delivering a glasses-free 3D experience, the stylishly rugged HTC EVO 3D, with the latest HTC Sense experience, makes it easy to capture and share stunning 3D home movies and stills with friends and family.
“Smart phones have revolutionized how people communicate and entertain themselves on the move. You can now carry your favourite films, music, photos and games in your pocket wherever you go,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC EMEA.
“The HTC EVO 3D allows people to explore this new technology trend beyond the living room, enabling them to capture and share their lives with family and friends in amazing 3D,” he continued.
The stereoscopic display means that 3D effects can be enjoyed naturally as images and video burst from the screen, free of the burden of 3D glasses, captured by HTC Evo 3D’s dual 5-megapixel cameras.
The EVO 3D is driven by a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which not only supports 3D but also delivers a fast and responsive browsing experience, instant capture of images – perfect for recording fast-paced action – and playing back smooth, HD (720p) video.
During a highly-confidential media briefing, Nokia‘s CEO Stephen Elop showed off the company’s first Windows Phone 7 Smartphone.
During the briefing, attendees were asked not to take photos or record videos of the phone, but human nature resulted in some leaked footage and photos.
The mobile phone has been code-named as Sea Ray, and looks pretty much identical to the Nokia N9 MeeGo, which was released not too long ago.
The only difference with the Sea Ray, is that it has an extra button, different LED flash layout, and Windows OS.
As for the phone’s software capabilities, it seems to operate the same as any other Windows-based phone – naturally no other details have been announced yet.
Interestingly, Elop added that this was only one of many designs currently being worked on by Nokia.
According to the macworld, there will be no home button in the next generation iPhone. On the other hand Digitimes has reported that the next iPhone will sport a 4 inch screen, and an A5 processor.
The rationale for a larger screen is to combat the larger displays of rival Android smartphones.
Assuming that the workspace remains of 960 × 640 pixels , Apple could increase the height of thescreen to about 1,148 × 640 pixels (more or less, of course).
Current applications exploit the conventional screen area, leaving off the pixels in excess seats in the lower part of the body or showing those elements that are currently hidden are displayed when you double-click the Home button.
It may be because sources imagines the iPhone 5 to not feature the home button because of its large supportable screen as also the same feature is seen on the latest Android devices which they only rely on full touch support screen, mostly no button has found on the devices.
China Times reports that the iPhone 5 has entered a trial production phase and will feature a larger screen. Purported iPhone 5 parts have already leaked that seem to match the claim of a four-inch screen.
The iPhone 5 itself is expected to have a similar form factor as the current model, with the display reaching all the way to the edge of the device.
The rendering above by Piotrek Photos shows how a larger iPhone 5 screen might compare to the current iPhone 4 display. This news comes as the New York Times has confirmed Apple is working on near-field communication (NFC) technology so that future iPhones can easily make wireless mobile payments at specially equipped cash registers.
The NFC hardware would be integrated with the iPhone processor and linked directly to the owner's iTunes account.
Although Apple is working on NFC technology it's not clear whether or not the feature will make its way onto the iPhone 5. The company could be saving this functionality for a future model iPhone, as there are many different versions of the e-wallet concept currently entering the market. Competing Android phones are already getting into the act, with the Samsung Nexus S already equipped with NFC.
Other highlights of the iPhone 5 design include the switch to a metal back, much like the original iPhone. Apple could completely redesign the iPhone 5 with a curved aluminum back, to bring it more in line with the iPad 2 and recent iPod touch designs.
More recent information points to a next generation device much more similar to the iPhone 4, except replacing the back glass panel with metal. A redesigned antenna would be integrated into the smartphone to help prevent the reception issues that were cited by Consumer Reports when they refused to recommend the iPhone 4.
According to China Times, the iPhone 5 is on track for a summer 2011 release. This contradicts some reports that the iPhone 5 could be delayed until September.
Apple typically updates the iPhone every year in late June to early July. Plenty of time left for more rumors, leaks and speculation before an official Apple announcement.