VIPER has been a company based in Pakistan catering to the needs of many consumers consisting both of individual and business users in terms of computers and need based solutions from client to client. Right now seeing the latest boom in the tablet sector, VIPER takes its steps to introduce their own Intel Atom powered android tablet in the market that is set to make heads roll with their new Z10 tablet.
Apple’s product roadmap for this year is a bit vague right now. If rumours are anything to go by, the Cupertino based outfit is set to release multiple iPhones, multiple iPads and revamped versions of the Macbook lineup. The company traditionally does not comment on rumours, so it hasn’t exactly come up and confirmed what products we’ll be seeing this year. According to a latest report, Apple is going to release a cheap iPad mini model this quarter, whereas the scheduled second generation iPad mini with Retina display won’t be available till later this year.
The report comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Ming has voiced off many opinions related to Apple in the past as well, it should be kept in mind that analysts don’t always have the precise information, though their guidelines can help us better understand the future product roadmap. Ming suggests that Apple is going to release a cheap iPad mini before it releases the one with the major revamp. Apparently the iPad mini with Retina display is proving to be difficult to manufacture, therefore to fill the gap in between, the company is going to release a cheap iPad mini which is likely to be priced between $199 and $249.
The first generation iPad mini has internal hardware that is in many ways similar to the iPad 2. Apple can drive the product’s cost down through a number of ways, they can remove the rear camera, decrease on board storage and simplify production of the device’s metal casing. Having a cheap iPad mini out in the market while it prepares the one with all major improvements will allow Apple to fend off its competitors and still maintain a footing in the mid-range tablet market that is largely dominated by a plethora of Android tablets.
Ming also says that for Apple’s tablet share to grow significantly, the company must keep on releasing new and improved products, though the analyst believes that it won’t happen till the forth quarter of 2013. It is the same time frame in which Apple is expected to announce its fifth generation iPad as well as the revamped iPad mini which will tout a Retina display.
Apple has surprisingly announced two new fourth generation iPad’s featuring a whopping 128 GB of storage.
The 128 GB model will allow users with greater storage demands to effectively use their iPad for power tools such as music and video production, CAD software, and more. I, for one, have used 62 out of 64 GB on my iPad and will happily welcome the significant upgrade. The 128 GB iPad 4 Wi-Fi only version retails at $799, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular one costs $929. These are very steep prices considering you can purchase a full-featured laptop for the same price. It will be interesting to see just how many people purchase this device as Apple as .
Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phill Schiller was quoted saying: “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” [...] “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs.”
8 inch Super Clear LCD display, classical S-Pen compatibility for dedicated applications and quad core processor: this is Samsung’s new Galaxy Note device namely Note 8.0 entering in direct competition of iPad Mini! The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 pictures look pretty promising. Here is what some actual photos of Note 8.0, the successor of Galaxy Tab 7.7 show us the device as:
Finally. After approximately eight months of waiting for the Surface Pro, Microsoft has announced it’s full-featured tablet computer, will be hitting stores in both the US and Canada February 9th, 2013.
For those not aware, the Surface lineup was Microsoft’s attempt at designing both the hardware and software for a tablet computer. The move was quite a shock to OEM partners who saw Microsoft turn into a powerful competitor. The devices featured a unique touch cover which also worked as a keyboard. The Redmond based company launched with the standard Surface, which could only run Windows RT; this meant that the device couldn’t run legacy desktop apps because of it’s mobile ARM Processor.
The Surface Pro, on the other hand, comes with an Intel i5 processor. It can also run current Windows 7 Desktop apps as well as ones from the Microsoft Store. Retail prices start at $899 up to $999, for 64GB to 128GB models, respectively. Both Pro models ship with the Surface Pen as well.
Intel Intel Aims for Mobile Space with the 32nm Atom Z2420 Lexington SOC and 22nm Bay Trail SOC which will pave the way for Intel in the mobile sector with companies such as Acer, Lava, and Safaricom on-board.
The Atom Z2420 a highly integrated system on chip making use of a 32nm core process with high K/metal gate transistor technology. The Atom Z2420 operates at 1.2 GHz and has incredible power efficiency over the Z2460 with its Intel Burst Performance Technology. The CPU also comes with Hyper-Threading support. Being an SOC, the Atom Z2420 comes with an integrated dual-channel memory controller within the LPDDR2 PoP package.
Intel is reportedly preparing new chips based on the Ivy Bridge architecture which would feature lower power consumption compared to the ones already available with MacBook Air and Windows 8 ultrabooks.
According to CNET, Intel plans to cut the power consumption of their current Ivy Bridge chips significantly. While the current iterations of Ivy bridge have a rated TDP of 17W on Ultrabooks, their revision would consume much lower power.
Christmas is coming and many people will be looking to buy tablet PCs for friends and relatives. However, the tablet market is more diverse than ever at the moment, so to help you decide here are 10 of the best.
The scaled-down iPad Mini offers the same power as the iPad 2, but with a 7.9-inch display and a super-slim light design that makes it much more portable.
Onboard HD cameras, Siri compatibility and the latest iOS platform make it a very well specified device.
The 9.7-inch Retina Display made this the best big-screen tablet available in terms of visual clarity and pure resolution, at least until the Google Nexus 10 arrived.
The iPad remains the definitive tablet range, with this latest iteration featuring all of the excellent software and stylish hardware you would expect from an Apple product.
Google Nexus 7
The low asking price masks a highly capable, powerful tablet, with a quad-core processor and HD seven-inch display giving it an edge over other budget-priced competitors.
The Nexus 7 has been a big seller and will become even more popular once its 3G iteration arrives in 2013.
Google Nexus 10
The 10.1-inch display of the Nexus 10 has more pixels per inch than any other tablet and although it only has a dual-core processor, it is also a very slick device.
It offers great value for money, just like the Nexus 7, so it should give you a viable alternative to the iPad 4 at a much lower asking price.
If Android and iOS are not able to meet your needs when it comes to tablet software then the Windows RT-based Surface, officially branded by Microsoft, might be a good choice.
A quad-core processor, 10.6-inch display and compatible screen cover and physical keypad help to enhance the appeal of this tablet.
Meanwhile the Pro version, planned for a 2013 launch, will fully support Windows 8 and feature a full HD display, making it more akin to a laptop than a tablet.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
The cheap rival to the Nexus 7 is the Kindle Fire HD, which features a seven-inch display, Android and a custom interface that makes it tailored towards movie streaming and general media consumption.
The cheapest model has 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity, but with so much content accessible without requiring any kind of download, its limitations should not be a problem.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
This is a premium tablet with a high asking price, but if you can afford it then you will be happy with its quality.
It matches the iPad in terms of the quality of the materials used in its construction and, as with the other tablets in the Transformer range, it is compatible with a separate keyboard dock, which adds all the physical buttons of a laptop and boosts its battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
The Galaxy Note smartphone range is known for its inclusion of an intelligent stylus called the S-Pen and this technology has been brought over to the full tablet market with this 10.1 inch device.
The S-Pen is very useful if you want to be creative, since it allows for precise inputs that are not possible using your fingers. The tablet itself is a powerful Android-based device with Samsung’s own interface on top, with everything working well together.
Asus Eee Pad Slider
If you like the idea of a tablet with a physical keyboard but do not want it as part of a separate dock, the slide-out set-up offered by this Asus model will be worth investigating.
As well as a solid Android experience, this could be one of the most practical and portable devices around, with its hinge mechanism allowing the display to disguise a full QWERTY keypad beneath.
Sony Tablet S
Sony’s quirky design makes the Tablet S easy to hold and simple to prop on a flat surface, with a large display and high-powered hardware giving it equal footing with the other Android devices in the list.
PlayStation certification also helps it enhance its gaming credentials, giving you access to titles you will not find on other tablets.
Just one week ago our iPad mini giveaway officially began. And we have been thoroughly surprised by the fabulous response that we have received. Today, after sorting through hundreds of entries, finally, we’re making the WCCFtech iPad mini giveaway winner announcement.
Drum roll please! Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of WCCFtech iPad mini giveaway is:
We are now already in touch with Shahweena to get the prize to her. It gives us great pleasure to have conducted this giveaway and to have given all of you the chance to win a free iPad mini. Rest assured, this was one of many great giveaways to come in the future. Expect a lot more, as our giveaways are just getting started.
We thank all of you for participating in the WCCFtech iPad mini giveaway. Congratulations to the winner and better luck next time to all those who did not win this time around. We hope that you remain regular readers of WCCFtech, so that not only we can keep you informed with the latest happenings in the tech world, but you also be in the loop about all future giveaway competitions.
Until next time then, folks!
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