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Shortly after getting a sneak peek at the Eee PC Flare, new images of another leaked tablet are showing up. Apparently, these images are showing the Asus Memo Pad.
The Memo Pad will be running on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16-64GB of internal storage, built in 3G and Wi-Fi. The screen resolution will be 1280×800 making the screen 7 inches. The version of Android that it will run on is not known yet but we can expect to see this product shown at CES this year.
Verizon Wireless has just announced that one of their most powerful smartphones, the Droid Bionic, will be going on sale this Thursday (September 7th) for $299.99.
In case you are unfamiliar with the Droid Bionic, it is the first Verizon phone to run on a dual-core 1GHz processor to run on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network. And besides selling the phone, Verizon will also be selling accessories for the phone such as an 11.6 inch lapdock for roughly $300.
This lapdock was first brought up at the CES this past January showing the ability of the phone to connect and run the laptop through its powerful processor. This would give users a full keyboard and large screen to do whatever they like such as edit documents, watch movies, or just browse the web on Firefox.
Although the price of the new smartphone may be high, it is in fact the only smartphone on Verizon that runs on the 4G LTE network with a dual core processor. Besides this, the phone is also now the slimmest phone on the Verizon market being only 0.43 inches thick and weighing in at only 5.6 ounces.
The Bionic will run on the latest version of Android (Android 2.3.4), and will support up to 32GB of storage. The phone also has a front and rear facing camera with the rear one being 8 megapixels putting the phone in major competition with newer smartphones.
Although the price is high, it seems the Droid Bionic packs quite the punch and with the external lapdock, it could even be used as a new cheap laptop!
What do you think? Leave a comment below!
As a follow up from an earlier post, this weekend Asus announced that a Transformer 2 is in the making. Although it has been announced, there has been no details about the device or any clue on the launch date but we can probably assume that it will be revealed on or around the next Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The only thing there has been speculation about is that the new tablet will most likely support Nvidia’s new quad-core processor. However, Asus chairman promised that it will be “impressive”.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you would have read this post back in January convering the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on different tablets PCs that were coming out this year. I mainly focused on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and how different and revolutionized it looked.
The Eee Pad Transformer has proved itself to be different in design when compared to leading tablet PCs such as the iPad or Motorola’s Xoom tablet. The Transformer has been considered to be a “hybrid” tablet as it can be used as a regular tablet PC but at the same time, can be used as a regular laptop with regular laptop capabilities.
The Eee Pad runs on a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 10.1 inch Gorilla Glass multitouch screen. As cameras go, it will come with a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera as well as a 5 megapixel back facing camera. The “laptop” attachment (a.k.a. the keyboard) consists of only the keyboard, trackpad, and a battery (battery lasts an astounding 16 hours long).
This seem to be a great new “revolutionized” version of any tablet out right now and it will be interesting to see if companies start to design their tablets off of this sort of design.
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Earlier today, Motorola announced that they will be shipping their latest phone, the Motorola Cliq 2. The new phone will cost $100 with a new contract and about $400 without one. The phone has a lot to offer and has a very unique design (picture to the left).
As I said, the phone looks pretty sweet and has some neat features. The Cliq 2 will have a 3.7inch touch screen display and will run on the new Android 2.2. It will also have Adobe Flash support making internet browsing much easier. The phone will also come with a 2GB microSD memory card although it can be expanded up to 32GB or storage.
Besides the phone, Motorola also released a new app to the Android market. It’s called DriveSmart and its main purpose is to prevent people from texting or calling while driving. The app is a good concept and seems like it will help (if people decide to turn it on while driving).
Basically, the app will mute notifications for texts and any calls or alarms. Besides this, you have to option to automatically send a text back (ex: “I’m currently driving and can not talk”) or forward a call directly to a Bluetooth headset or your voicemail. Right now there is a free version that offers all of this but there’s also a $10 monthly version that uses GPS to determine when you should turn the app on and off. It also gives parents updates on when the driver turns off the app while driving (“overriding it”).
So all in all, the phone and app combination from Motorola looks to be a good start to a good year. What are your thoughts?
Short blog today on something I recently read and could not believe.
If you currently have a Verizon carrier then you should know about their “New every two” program in which after two years of having a phone, you are eligible for a $30-$100 discount on your next phone of choice. Well starting on January 16th, this program will no longer be available to new customers and current customers will not be re-admitted after using their current two year upgrade.
Like I said, short post but I really couldn’t believe this. Maybe Verizon is power hungry and want more money from upcoming users wanting to buy the iPhone 4? Not sure but it’s a pretty big disappointment to those who have Verizon as of now.