In November last year emerged strongly rumored that Nokia would release a tablet with Windows 8. Even secured his arrival in June 2012, but the year almost over and the device never appeared. However the speculation chest was reopened and overturned partially renewed information.
Finnish corporation is working on a tablet with Windows RT , which would be presented at the Mobile World Congress in February next year. The rumor originally published by DigiTimes says that Nokia is negotiating with different hardware vendors like Compal and Qualcomm.
technicality only mentioned on the course unit is the use of a 10-inch screen, although not an official figure. Nokia is one of the main partners of Microsoft in the mobile arena and is logical in an alliance to expand beyond smartphones with Windows Phone.
the Finnish firm is in talks to newly associated with different hardware manufacturers, the possible demonstration of the tablet at the MWC in Barcelona lets one fairly narrow time window to produce the first prototypes . It is too early to judge the veracity of the rumor, so be attentive to new information.
if Nokia launches a Windows tablet with RT that has been approved by Microsoft, it is not surprising that RT Surface sales will be adversely affected.
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Rumors about the launch of the “iPad Mini” move on. This time, the interesting thing is that we dealt with a supposed release date specific. According to a report by All Things Digital , the device will be presented on Tuesday October 23 . The data have been reported by sources close to the company.
Anyway the details about this event are really scarce. The article suggests that respondents refused to give details about where he will conduct the presentation. As the apple and organized a meeting of high caliber to introduce iPhone 5, there is speculation a smaller event. While met some photos of the alleged “iPad Mini”, the technical reported on it are virtually nil. Reports speak of a liquid crystal display 7.85 inches
, Lightning connector and thinner design. If the event is real, Apple is likely to launch the invitations to the press at the beginning of next week. Launching a smaller iPad can serve to Cupertino to counter the advance of the tablets Android low cost. Apple knows the strength and potential of devices like Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and Nook HD + HD, and knows he can reach a new market segment with a portable version of its popular gadget. Track | All Things Digital.
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Rumors about the launch of an Amazon smartphone appeared first time in 2011, after the presentation of Kindle Fire. This time it appears to be true: “Multiple sources” confirmed to The Verge the company of Jeff Bezos will release a smart phone with the new generation of tablet .
Remember that the U.S. company will present the successor of Kindle Fire on Thursday, within a few hours. In the same event is scheduled the appearance of the rumored phone, which we know practically nothing. According to available data, the mobile Android uses a variant similar to the tablet, based on Ice Cream Sandwich.
The smartphone have not yet been completed, so Amazon would wait a while before putting available on the market. An interesting point to note is that the device include Nokia Maps
as the default mapping application. Anyway there is no official confirmation about it. As was the case with the first generation of Kindle Fire, the “Kindle-phone” provide access to all services in the Amazon cloud and sold to low price, even considering the possibility that the company loses money. For now we have no choice but to wait for the start of the event for more details. Track | The Verge.
last week was not all good for Samsung, specifically by the legal dispute with Apple and the verdict against him. But the legal setback did not affect the presence of Korean giant at IFA Berlin. The Asian corporation said this in Germany and unveiled some of their most anticipated devices. Galaxy Note II
was the gadget that took all eyes. The rumored tablet-phone finally showed up in public and did not disappoint. Samsung implemented several changes in the unit, both design and functionality. Aesthetics presented clear changes in relation to the first generation of Galaxy Note, and several points in common with Galaxy S III. The new device from the Korean corporation filed a HD Super AMOLED screen of 5.5 inches, 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. This time Samsung Exynos opted for a quad core processor at 1.6 GHz similar to Galaxy S III, but slightly more powerful. As for memory and storage, manufacturers pushed for 2 GB of RAM and the typical three editions of 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal space. In the remaining sections were not too many surprises:
Android 4.1 as operating system;
8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and front camera of 1.9 megapixels;
Connectivity WiFi, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and NFC.
S-Pen . The stylus was included again in the Samsung gadget, although improved, with extended support more applications and new features. The last point is emphasized “Air View” feature to preview content keeping the stylus on specific points of the screen, but without support.
not yet formalized the date of arrival in the market and its price, but the company confirmed the launch of Galaxy Note for the last quarter of the year
In May we advance them some details of Black Ops II, the new series of the Call of Duty franchise. The premiere of the newly videjuego expected for November 13, although there are news about limited editions prepared for the occasion . Activision always takes pains with accompanying packages and their games are no exception.
The most complete version was named Care Package
fans thinking Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Most notable is distributed in a special box and includes a remote aerial drone: the MQ-27 quadricopter Dragonfire
. It also offers several downloadable content as two maps, weapons camouflage, a copy of the soundtrack, dynamic themes for PS3 and Xbox 360 zombie avatar, among others. Anyone interested in this package must aside $ 180 for it. If not interested in aerial drone can choose Hardened Edition
in exchange for $ 100 less. This version has the same content of the Care Package, except for the MQ-27 Dragonfire. PC users were not forgotten by Activision. Computer Editing called Digital Deluxe
and provides a code for World at War, plus maps and other downloadable content are not exclusive to consoles. The collector’s editions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and can be booked from the official website. Meanwhile I leave a video of the “unboxing” of the Care Package. Click here to watch the video
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Presentation Windows Phone 8 opened the door a few rumors. The new operating system Microsoft’s mobile debut in November and Samsung already have two models ready to attack the market. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Nokia and its strategy through franchising Lumia.
According to a Bloomberg report, the Finnish company presented its first smartphone Windows Phone 8 in September
. The phone appear under Nokia World 2012 event will take place between 5 and 6 September in Helsinki. According to data released, the phone (“phone” in case they are many) would be on sale just in time for the holidays this year. While Nokia did not confirm the information, speculations are possible. The European company needs to return to winning ways quickly, especially after the fiasco of the first smartphones Lumia. Recall that all models with Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 can not upgrade to WP8, and this has earned him much criticism from the manufacturers (especially Nokia). As the Finnish firm refused to give comments on the topic
, no choice but to wait for the start of Nokia World 2012. We will monitor developments and keep you updated.
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The formalization of Windows Phone 8″ Apollo “was expected for a long time and finally Microsoft unveiled the new version of its mobile operating system. The glossy edition of the software includes several new features that are rumored for months and in the next few paragraphs delve much into them.
first thing to note is that some code in Windows Phone 8 is the same as Windows 8 , which means that developers can create applications for both platforms more easily. They will also have the option to move their apps from one OS to another, creating a much stronger ecosystem.
Another novelty is the inclusion of support for multicore processors . Microsoft initially plans to focus on optimizing battery life and performance in dual core hardware devices. Windows Phone 8 also allow the installation of removable microSD memory and the use of three screen resolutions: 800 × 480, 1280 and 1280 × 720 × 768 pixels.
As they count in February, the new version of mobile OS will support NFC payments technology, while BitLocker encryption and allow the safe boot. But the latter is available only for the business sector. To close the developments should not forget the inclusion of Nokia Maps and the adoption a new home screen , which offer greater customization options.
But unfortunately not everything is rosy. The fear of many users finally came true: The Windows Phone smartphones already on the market may not upgrade to Windows Phone 8 . Even Lumia models 800 and 900 of Nokia, which were released a few months and in some countries have not yet been released, will receive the software.
To “compensate” the equipment currently using Windows Phone 7.5 will be brought to Windows Phone 7.8. What this update include?: The new home screen and general optimizations, but not much else. Those wishing to thoroughly test the new Windows Phone 8 will be required to purchase a new phone.
On Thursday, Apple held an event 19 in New York where he will play issues related to education . When you mentioned this first meeting were not provided too many details, but as we approach the date will reveal some very interesting data.
In principle it is rumored that the event would have the sole purpose of the presentation of new companies for the launch of textbooks iPad-optimized, but a report from Ars Technica dismissed that possibility. Apparently the apple would be released new tools to create electronic books .
In the report the utility was described as “GarageBand for e -books “Apple software provide a complete experience, interactive and much easier from that of other currently available software for creating digital books. The collected data also indicate that the application would have inherited characteristics of iWeb.
Thursday’s event will also serve to formalize the Cupertino support the standard ePub 3 iBooks , which would also be offered as an output format in the new tool to present. The information published on the web so far is fairly consistent, but still we must take it with tweezers.
For now this is everything you know about the topic. If there are further developments and keep you aware but we have to wait a couple of days to see how Apple surprises us.
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Samsung at CES 2012 was presented with a good range of devices. Of all the devices presented by the South Korean corporation prefer to highlight two: the next generation of Series 5 and Chromebox Chromebook. First talk about the laptop, which offers few changes. The Samsung Chromebook has renewed cover with the logo …
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