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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.
JXD has just recently released its S7100, an Android-powered gaming tablet which will be marketed towards playing old-school arcade games. The device includes a D-pad, face buttons, and a 7 inch touch screen display. It will be running on an ARM Cortex A9 CPU, Mali 400 GPU, 512MB of RAM, and includes 16GB of internal storage.
Besides all of this, the S7100 has a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera as well as a 2.0 megapixel rear facing camera with an HDMI out. A video trailer shows the unit playing a variety of touchscreen games and classic ROMs including Metal Slug, Mario Kart 64, Angry Birds, Plants Vs. Zombies and Fruit Ninja HD. Not to be undone, the device also features the actual PlayStation button icons on its own buttons.
The price tag right now is set around $140.
Christmas is quickly approaching with only two shopping days left, leaving many people running around in desperate search of the “perfect” Christmas gift for their family or friends. Are you in the same situation? Well fear no more, this is a list of 5 last minute Christmas gift ideas that many have purchased this holiday season.
1. Toys – New apps on both the Android and Apple market can lead to some new “toy” ideas. One of these is the Griffin Helo TC ($39.99). This is an inexpensive gadget that will fly for about eight minutes on a single charge and is robust enough for you not to worry about the odd crash landing. There are many other gadgets like this one out there and they are all very popular this holiday season.
2. Cameras – Although smartphones are getting very close to taking over the camera industry, a dedicated device has the ability to do a lot more for you and your photo taking skills. There are many brands to choose from (Olympus, Canon, Nikon…etc) as well as different types of picture taking cameras (SLR and DSLR). This gives you a wide range of options and customizations to choose from. Some popular cameras this year are the Olympus Pen E-P3, the Canon T3i, and other cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix S6100.
3. Headphones – This is an obvious one. Headphones in today’s society is a “must have”. Just like cameras, there are many different brands of headphones that are all equally as popular as the other. Some popular headphones are the Beats by Dre, as well as Bose headphones. Of course there are many other brands in the cheaper range such as Skullcandy, Sony, and Philips.
4. Cases – All of the above gadgets are great, but they deserve some sort of protection so you can actually get your money’s worth out of them. Brunswick England’s $55, hand-stitched Kindle case, for example, offers a pleasing balance between quality and price. If you want to go the whole hog, however, Mulberry and many more will swaddle your iPad or BlackBerry in almost any material you care to imagine.
5. Video Games – This should be a given for any child/teen out there today. Most likely, they own some sort of gaming console (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii) and will be wanting the latest game to enjoy. There are thousands of games to choose from but some of the more popular games and accessories this holiday season include: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Xbox 360’s Kinect, PlayStation 3’s Move, Battlefield 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
According to a Citi analyst, Apple is prepping a next-generation iPad (probably called the iPad 3) for a February release.
The new device would most likely be close to the same as the iPad 2 but include Apple’s high-resolution retina display technology found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, said analyst Richard Gardner in a research note first reported on by Business Insider and PCMag.
Gardner reportedly said that “several sources” told him that Apple could launch the iPad 3 as early as February, which would put its debut ahead of the first two generations of Apple’s tablet.
Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S have what is classified as a retina display, with a resolution of 960 x 640 resolution, and a 326 ppi. Any display with a ppi of 300 or greater is said be so dense that pixels are indistinguishable from each other to the human eye at a distance of about 10 to 12 inches — and thus, those displays can be dubbed retina displays.
Other tablets have already been made with higher resolution screens by Apple rivals but nothing close to a retina display tablet has surfaced yet (Samsung is working on one though).
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The iPod touch is a great device for storing music, video, podcasts with multi-touch screen technology. It is the number one handheld gaming device and is a great Christmas gift for 2011 for both kids, teens and adults.
The new generation of the device allows you to take pictures, record HD quality video, and even offers video calling.
The Apple iPad Tablet is probably one of the coolest gifts you can buy this Christmas season. It is an exciting to use new piece of technology. There are so many apps available for the Apple iPad such as fun games and interesting ways to access information on the internet.
This long awaited addition to the Xbox 360 system is one of the most asked for gift this holiday season. The Kinect console for Xbox 360 enables voice activation for your Xbox 360 system. You can tell the Xbox to play or pause and the Kinect allows it to recognize voice commands. The Kinect also offers remote free operation of Xbox 360 video games.
The Playstation Move is the newest component for the Playstation 3. It enables game players to really get into their game play by bringing motion gaming to PS3 console owners.
The Kindle is an electronic reading device for downloading, storing, and reading electronic books, which are also known as e-books. The Kindle Fire is the newest model for 2011. It offers WiFi, web browsing and thousands of Apps and games. Any avid reader would love one of these for a Christmas gift.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a long awaited new video game. The Call of Duty series of video games have been wildly popular and this one is no exception. Just about any teen would love to get this as one of their gifts.
What better gift to give than a tv? This is a top seller in the tv “section”. The screen is 40 inches and has full 1080p HD resolution. It also includes the ability to connect a thumb drive or digital camera with ease. If you are considering a TV as a Christmas gift this year this one is the one to buy.
A digital camera is always a great gift to give during the holiday season. This digital camera by Canon is the world’s thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom along with optical image stabilizer. The Canon Powershot offers high speed shooting for a point and shoot camera. It has improved lighting in low light conditions and has 32 predefined shooting situations.
This Garmin portable GPS is sunlight-readable and offers a 5-inch backlit TFT color touchscreen display. It is preloaded with City Navigator NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, with nearly six million points of interest. It has free lifetime map and traffic updates for the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation info, along with constantly updated traffic information.
Many people are asking for laptops this year whether it be for school or just for the portability. The Asus thin laptop is one of Amazon’s best selling laptops. It offers a high-gloss 13.3 inch HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The 8 cell battery has 12 hours of battery life. The laptop comes loaded with Windows 7 and has a 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor.
This Friday, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab. This new version is expected to be lighter and more powerful compared to the original by running on a new 1.2GHz processor.
This new Galaxy Tab will run on Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). It will also have a 7 inch screen and will weigh around 12.16 ounces compared to the 13.58 ounces on the original Tab. It will also be running on the new dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
The Galaxy 7.0 Tab will be offered in both 16 and 32 GB versions which can both be expanded to 64GB by using a microSD card.
Pricing hasn’t been stated yet but the new tablet will be available first in Indonesia and Austria by the end of October, and then it will gradually roll out in other countries, including the U.S.
It appears that may soon get a look at Microsoft’s first Windows 8 tablet.
Korea Economic Daily reports that Samsung and Microsoft will be announcing their brand new tablet next week at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. It is said that the device will be running on a quad-core ARM processor.
We all got hints of a Windows 8 tablet in May when Steve Ballmer accidentally gave details on what the company was planning for the year when saying, “As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”
Not too much is known about the upcoming tablet but it will surely pack a punch.