Archive for July, 2010

HP Buys Palm and Cancels Android Tablet

HP announced its acquisition of Palm Inc. ($1.2 Billion) and it won’t be running Windows 7 or Google Android. HP will switch to it’s newly owned WebOS for future tablets and will kill the Windows 7 based HP Slate. This accelerates HP’s growth in $100 billion smartphone and mobile markets. Palm’s award-winning webOS, as well as its acclaimed Pre and Pixi smartphone product lines, enhance HP’s ability to participate more aggressively in the highly profitable, smartphone and connected mobile device markets.

What will happen to the Android tablet? HP is only stating the device will be ‘delayed’ until some indeterminate time in the future. We read this to mean ‘never’.

Still some good news. The WebOS tablet is still scheduled to be released this fall.
We’ll keep you posted as WebOS tablet news evolves.

HP Slate - Soon to be WebOS Tablet PC

HP Slate - Soon to be WebOS Tablet PC

Samsung Galaxy Tape

Running Android 2.2 the new Samsung Galaxy Tape is using a 7 inch display. The Tape includes 16 GB to 48 GB of internal memory, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a camera in the front, WiFi, 3G data, a standard SIM slot, and can tether over USB or WiFi, and GPS. Those are the specs that have leaked out onto the internet.

Samsung Galaxy Tape

Samsung Galaxy Tape

Chile’s 7in 3G Tablet

Chile (A Chinese Company) announced the T7, a 7 inch tablet with 3G. Configured with 256MB RAM, 2GB of storage space, and a SDHC card slot (up to 32GB).  Running Android 2.1 has Full HD video playback, USB and WiFi. No news on price but it’s estimated under $399.

Chile T7 Tablet

Chile T7 Tablet

Cydle Newest Tablet M7

The new M7 will run on the high performance ARM11 800 MHz processor and the Google Android OS. Cydle M7 will be sorting a 7″ TFT LCD 800×480 display. Cydle M7 has a built in TV tuner with external monitor capability. A great device to carry your video presentation with you or watch a movie. A built in stand works in Portrait or Landscape. Available in the spring for about $199.

Here are some specs:
8GB NAND FLash (up to 16GB)
T-Flash Micro SD Support
256 MB DDR2 (128MB x 2)
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Lithium polymer battery 3500mA
USB (V2.0) OTG
Earphone Jack
HDMI Port, Audio Out Jack
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Microphone
1080P Full HD Support
G-sensor: Vertical & Horizontal

Cydle M7

Cydle M7

LG Electronics Android Tablet by Year End

LG Electronics Inc. has announced plans to build a tablet PC that will run Google’s Android OS by the end of the year. LG has not said, but there is speculation that it will replace the UX 10 or P100. No price has been announced.
The current specs are: a 10.1-inch LED capacity touchscreen; Intel Atom Z530 processor; 1GB of DDR2 RAM; a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam; an SD card slot; 802.11b/g/n WiFi; a 7200mAh battery; and a micro-HDMI port.

P100

P100