Novo7, a $99 tablet computer, is reportedly the world’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) tablet, as claimed by Chinese manufacturer MIPS technology.
The new Android tablet computer is expected to be released soon in the US. To provide everyone an overview of the latest Android product, below is the complete specifications of NOVO7.
- 1GHz single-core CPU
- 444 MHz GPU (unknown brand)
- capacitive touchscreen (other cheap tablet models uses resistive screens)
- supports all kinds of video formats up to 1080p resolution
- battery life of up to 6 hours during game play, 8 hours during video playback and 7 hours of browsing
- 2 megapixel front and back camera
Apple iOS 5 is expected to be available for update and download in iTunes today, October 12, 2011. iOS 5 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation, iPad and iPad 2, according to Apple official website. iTunes 10.5 update for Mac and Windows operating systems was released earlier today at Apple iTunes website.
The release of the new version of iTunes is in preparation for compatibility with the other Apple’s new product releases.
Starting with the iTunes update, it will be a busy week for Apple with the release of the feature packed iOS 5. Over a hundred million existing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users is expected to update their devices starting tonight and the succeeding days.
Apple stores and other iPhone retailers are expecting massive sales of iPhone 4S which will be available starting Friday, October 14.
Kindle Fire by Amazon
Kindle Fire will be released by Amazon on November 15, 2011 in time for the coming holiday season. The new line of Kindle, now boast of an innovative browsing experience with its Amazon Silk browser and a whole lot more of promising features and technological advancements. Kindle Fire will surely lit the tablet war even more as it offers new options to consumers.
Key Features of Amazon Kindle Fire:
- Stunning Color Touchscreen
Its 7″ vibrant color touchscreen delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses the same iPad IPS (in-plane switching) technology that provides an extra-wide viewing angle.
- Fast, Dual-Core Processor
Kindle Fire is powered by a state-of-the-art dual-core processor that is fast, and provides powerful performance for music streaming while downloading downloading videos.
- Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
Amazon Silk exclusively developed for Kindle Fire provides cloud-accelerated browser with split browser architecture that helps utilized the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services and the cloud. Unlike the Apple iPad, Kindle Fire fully supports Adobe® Flash® Player.
- Extra Durable Display
The Kindle Fire display is very strong and is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic to endure any accidental bumps and drops.
- 17 Million Songs
Kindle Fire users can utilize the 17 million songs in the music library from Amazon MP3 store or download them and listen offline.
Technical Specifications of Amazon Kindle Fire
|Display||7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.|
|Size (in inches)||7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).|
|Weight||14.6 ounces (413 grams).|
|System Requirements||No need to sync with a computer.|
|On-device Storage||8GB internal. Can store 80 apps, 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|USB Port||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.|
Amazon is now accepting pre-orders online on a first come, first served basis.
Are you looking for the HP Touchpad Tablet worth $99? HP Touchpad Tablet went on sale for only $99. After the HP announcement of the Touchpad Tablet price drop, stocks of Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Office Depot were sold out in less than 24 hours.
I tried to check all HP Touchpad Tablet online stores for any stocks today since I wanted to get one for my daughter. As of posting, I found Amazon has 42 units of HP Touchpad 16GB but it now cost $269.99, while the HP Touchpad 32GB has 46 units @ $325.00 apiece. These new prices excludes $6+ for the shipment.
If you want to get the HP Touchpad Tablet for yourself, you can select from a list of Amazon resellers.
Globe Telecom, Inc. has finally released version 1.4 of their Apple iPad application to fix some issues of their previous version.
The new version of Globe Services for the iPad, available since July 28, 2011, can be downloaded free from the Utilities category of the Apple App Store.
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