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[Deal] Nexus 9 tablet available through Office Depot at discount

Posted by wicked March - 3 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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If you have been eyeing the Google Nexus 9 tablet, Office Depot may have a deal that makes it a little easier for you to grab one of the devices. The office supplies retailer has several variants of the Google tablet listed at discounted prices. The best deal is for the white 16GB version which is currently listed for only $320, which is $80 or 20% off the normal $400 price tag.

If you want the black version with 16GB of memory, you can grab one for $350. Meanwhile, the 32Gb versions in black or white are available for $430 which is a $50 savings off the normal $480 price tag.

All of the variants are currently listed as being in stock and with free shipping, should be delivered within three to five days. Hit the source link if you want to grab one of these tablets at a special price.

source: Office Depot

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Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 chips for mobile devices

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Last week Intel teased new chips for mobile devices and today they officially unveiled them.

The Atom x3 chips are 64-bit and will support dual-SIM 3G or LTE devices (Android or Windows). There will be three different chipsets all under the C3000 series. They include the C3130, which is a dual-core and the C3230RK and C3440, which are both quad-core.

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The x5 (Z8300 and Z8500) and x7 (Z8700) are quad-cores chips and based on Cherry Trail and a 14nm process. Intel expects these chips to power Android and Windows devices priced as low as $120, which would include 7-inch tablets to 10.1-inch laptop/tablet hybrids.

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source: GSMArena

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ARCHOS announces new Magnus tablet line, new “Fusion Storage” option for devices

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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ARCHOS has announced they are bringing a new line of tablet devices to market in April 2015. The tablets will be part of a new “Magnus” line of devices that focus on making large amounts of storage available for users. Along with the new tablets, ARCHOS is also introducing a new technology dubbed Fusion Storage on their new smartphones and tablets, as well as some unspecified existing devices, that seamlessly combines internal memory and microSD card memory capacity.

The line of Magnus tablets includes the ARCHOS 94 Magnus which comes packed with 256 GB of internal storage. The screen is a 9.4-inch IPS screen running at 1280 x 800 resolution and the device will have 1.5 GB of RAM. The ARCHOS 101 Magnus+ will come with 128 GB of memory, 2 GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch screen running at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Finally, the ARCHOS 101 Magnus will have 64 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display. All three devices can handle an additional 128 GB microSD card and they will be running Android KitKat. Both the ARCHOS 94 Magnus and ARCHOS 101 Magnus+ will list at a retail price of £249 ($382 USD) while the ARCHOS 101 Magnus will be priced at £129 ($198 USD).

ARCHOS is also trying to help owners of its devices deal with the growing size of apps and data and the memory requirements they demand. They have developed a Fusion Storage technology that “fuses” internal memory and external memory into a single block of memory. Fusion Storage will manage use of the space by apps.

ARCHOS indicates they will be present at MWC 2015 to show how the new Fusion Storage technology works and likely to let attendees check out their new hardware. You can hit the source link to read the full ARCHOS press release, but be sure to come back to TalkAndroid for more MWC 2015 coverage.

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Silent Circle reveals new Blackphone 2, forthcoming Blackphone+ tablet

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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In the days leading up to MWC 2015 Silent Circle announced they had bought out Geeksphone, their partner in development of the original Blackphone and their own operating system, PrivatOS. The company has now revealed their plans to provide a complete Enterprise Privacy Platform consisting of hardware devices like a new Blackphone 2 smartphone and Blackphone+ tablet, improvements to their PrivatOS operating system, and apps designed to enhance privacy for end users.

The most visible piece of the security pie for Silent Circle is the Blackphone 2, a successor to the Blackphone, which is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2015. The new smartphone will come with a larger 5.5-inch display running at full 1080p resolution, an octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The company also plans to release the Blackphone+, a privacy focused tablet. No details about hardware specs for the Blackphone+ have been announced.

Running on their devices Silent Circle is updating their PrivatOS solution to version 1.1. The big change is the inclusion of Spaces which is described as “an OS-level virtualization and management solution” that will basically enable users to setup business and personal accounts on the same device while maintaining the appropriate level of security.

Some of the apps being released include an encrypted communication platform that includes phone, text messaging and contacts management called Silent Suite. A Silent Meeting app will be available that provides a secure conference calling system and a curated app store specifically for Blackphone devices called Silent Store.

You can check out the full press release below the short teaser video for the Blackphone+. Keep checking TalkAndroid for more coverage of MWC 2015.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN, March 2nd 2015 – Silent Circle today unveiled the world’s first enterprise privacy platform, a unique combination of devices, software and services, based upon and built from a fundamentally different mobile architecture – ZRTP. It includes the launch of the Blackphone 2 and the world’s first privacy focused tablet, Blackphone+.

“Enterprise privacy is similar to individual privacy. The same technologies can protect both,” Phil Zimmermann, Silent Circle co-founder said. “My own work in developing privacy technology has always been motivated by my interest in individual privacy as a human right. The recent Sony experience shows that enterprises too have a responsibility to up their game to protect the privacy of their own people and their partners.”

Bill Conner, President and CEO of Silent Circle, said, “Today we unveiled the vision to drive the second stage of growth for Silent Circle. Enterprises have been underserved when it comes to privacy. Traditional approaches to security have failed them. We’re here to fix that. We have to understand that to achieve real privacy now requires security plus policy. That new equation is driving everything we do in building the world’s first enterprise privacy platform.”

Reflecting the ways we all work have now evolved – with a growing number of employees now using personal devices to connect to their enterprise networks – the company has created a platform of devices, software and services that recognize traditional approaches to security are no longer enough.

The newly unveiled Silent Circle Enterprise Privacy Platform includes:

Blackphone:

The first generation Blackphone was designed to be a secure starting point for your personal communications. Since it was launched 12 months ago at Mobile Congress 2014, the device has seen huge global demand, it was also recently named one of Time Magazine’s best 25 inventions of 2014.

Blackphone 2:

Arriving in the second half of 2015, Silent Circle announced the launch of Blackphone 2 which has been built to offer enterprises privacy without compromise. It integrates seamlessly with existing MDM systems like Citrix and also adds a faster processor, more RAM, a longer lasting battery, and a larger display. It offers the privacy and security that you can only get from Blackphone with the next-generation hardware performance that smartphone users demand.

Blackphone+

Arriving later in 2015, Blackphone+, the world’s first privacy focused tablet, will provide next generation technology built to offer privacy for today’s mobile workforce.

PrivatOS

PrivatOS is an Android-based operating system that was created by Silent Circle to address modern privacy concerns. There is no software, no hooks to carriers, and no leaky data. It puts privacy in the hands of the user, without any sacrifice to your productivity.

PrivatOS 1.1 is the first major upgrade to the company’s OS. It introduces Spaces, an OS-level virtualization and management solution that enable devices to be used for all aspects of mobile life without compromising choice, privacy or ease-of-use. Geared specifically for the enterprise, it keeps enterprise and personal apps. Silent Circle are also introducing the capability that permits IT administrators to lock and wipe enterprise managed ‘Spaces’ when necessary, in addition to announcing MDM partnerships with Citrix, Soti and Good to pave the way for its increasing roll out within businesses worldwide.

Silent Suite

Silent Suite is the Silent Circle’s core set of applications that enable private, encrypted communication. It offers peer-to-peer key negotiation and management. Silent Suite sets the standard for enterprise privacy and is available on PrivatOS, iOS and Android. It includes:

  • Silent Phone: Allowing users to make private voice and video calls in HD clarity over a peer to-peer encrypted VoIP service
  • Silent Text: An unlimited encrypted texts services with the capability to transfer files. Includes burn functionality to destroy selected messages automatically
  • Silent Contacts: An automatically encrypting address book

Silent Meeting

A new, secure conference calling system allowing for multiple participants. Silent Circle say the system means no more access codes to remember and never again ask “Who’s just joined?” thanks to a visual interface that makes scheduling, inviting and monitoring attendees simple.

Silent Store

Installed on all Blackphone devices, the world’s first privacy-focused app store features apps from the developer community vetted by Silent Circle.

Silent World

An encrypted calling plan that lets users communicate privately with those who don’t have Silent Phone. Silent Worlds allows users to call anyone within the Silent Circle coverage areas privately, with no roaming charges or extra fees.

Silent Manager

Silent Manager gives enterprises a simple web based solution for managing plans, users and devices.

“Traditional security solutions have failed global enterprise in a mobile world and make data and privacy breaches feel inevitable to most enterprises” said Mike Janke, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Silent Circle Board at a press conference held at Mobile World Congress 2015 this morning. “What’s more, these breaches have evolved and have much broader impact. They now put every customer, employee and partner at risk. They are eroding the trust people have in enterprises. They have moved privacy firmly to the top of the boardroom agenda.”

Last week, Silent Circle last announced its buy out of its SGP Technologies joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone. The acquisition resulted in Silent Circle taking a 100% ownership stake in SGP Technologies and the Blackphone product set. The company also announced it had raised approximately $50m in a private, common equity round to support accelerated growth.

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Qualcomm’s new fingerprint sensor might be better than Apple’s Touch ID

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Qualcomm is certainly making some news this week at Mobile World Congress. With a new 820 chip, a collaboration with Cyanogen, and now a new fingerprint sensor that promises to be better than Apple’s Touch ID.

Based on Snapdragon Sense ID, this new fingerprint sensor verifies your fingerprint in 3D using ultrasonic waves. This ultrasonic technology is now being used in biometric security applications. It can “penetrate the outer layers of skin, detecting three-dimensional details and unique fingerprint characteristics, including fingerprint ridges and sweat pores.” What that means is that others won’t be able to use a copy of your fingerprint to break into your phone. Apple’s Touch ID is based on a 2D image scan.

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Qualcomm’s sensor can even read your fingerprint when it’s wet or even somewhat dirty. It can scan through glass, aluminum, stainless steel, sapphire, and plastics. This means that phone manufacturers don’t have to use a different material than what is already on the phone just for the sensor.

You can check out the video below to learn more..

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Qualcomm will sell the sensor as a standalone part or it will be built into the new Snapdraon 425 and 810 chipsets. You can expect to see the first devices with this tech later this year.

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source: The Verge

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Google’s Sundar Pichai confirms MVNO carrier plans

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Earlier last month, it was revealed that Google was readying their own MVNO carrier plan. In other words, a seller of other carrier networks, namely Sprint and T-Mobile. Today Sundar Pichai as confirmed that Google will indeed offer some sort of plan. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he didn’t reveal anything else other than it will be “in the coming months.” Reading between the lines, you have to think that they will make an announcement at Google I/O.

Pichai did ensure that they are working with all carriers, including AT&T and Verizon to make sure they don’t disrupt existing relationships.

The rumored plan includes some sort of combination of Sprint and T-Mobile service that would automatically switch to the best signal and Wi-Fi. It’s also been reported that it could be more geared towards the tablet crowd.

What do you guys think? Can Google offer something compelling here?

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source: Android Authority

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Lenovo launches two new Android tablets for under $200

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Lenovo has just launched the Tab 2 A10 and the Tab 2 A8 during its event before the MWC officially kicks off. The devices are budget oriented and carry a price tag of under $200.

As the name aptly suggests, the Tab 2 A10 is a 10 inch tablet while the Tab 2 A8 is an 8 inch model, catering to the large and medium sized tablet segment respectively. Both tablets pack speakers with Dolby Atmos technology on board, so they’re quite capable as far as multimedia options are concerned.

The Tab 2 A10 comes with a HD IPS display, so don’t expect pixel density to be very high here. It’s packing a thickness of 8.9mm while weighing 509 grams. There’s an unnamed MediaTek chipset on board here, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, Android 4.4 KitKat (Android 5.0 update soon) and a 7,200 mAh battery which according to the company will last 10 hours. The American markets will also get an LTE model of the tablet. The device will be available for purchase starting next month in pearl white and midnight blue for a sticker price of $199.

The Tab 2 A8 is essentially a smaller variant of the Tab 2 A10 carrying most of the same internals. The display resolution is the same here, which should mean improved pixel density. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a MediaTek made quad core chipset and an expandable storage card slot.

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Unlike the Tab 2 A10, the 8 inch model comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop by default, which could boost performance to a great extent. The tablet will be LTE capable much like its bigger sibling, but will also be capable of making voice calls. The Tab 2 A8 has been priced at $129. The tablet will be sold in pearl white, ebony, midnight blue and neon pink for $129. Availability of the tablet is slated for June.

Lenovo also launched a budget Windows 8.1 tablet called the Miix 300 which has a price tag of $149. This tablet will be available for purchase from July this year.

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Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet comes with a 2K display and Snapdragon 810 processor

Posted by wicked March - 2 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

Xperia_Z4_Tablet_GroupToday is the second day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and after HTC and Samsung hogged the limelight yesterday, Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z4 tablet that boasts a 2K display and is only 6.1mm thick. We have the specifications, video, a gallery of images as well as the full press release just after the break.

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Specifications

  • 10.1-inch TRILUMINOS display with 2K resolution (2560 x 1600)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2GHz Octa-Core 64-bit processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card support
  • 8.1MP Rear camera
  • 5.1MP Wide angle front-facing camera
  • Front-facing Stereo speakers
  • Sony Remote Play
  • A-GPS/Bluetooth/USB 2.0/WiFi
  • Waterproof and dust tight (IP65/IP68)
  • Dimensions: 167 x 254 x 6.1mm
  • Weight: WiFi – 389grams/ LTE 393grams
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

As expected, the Xperia Z4 tablet is running the latest silicon, in the form of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor with Sony claiming up to 17 hours worth of video playback. Sony also says that the 10.1-inch 2K display is one of the brightest on offer. Coupled with the stereo front speakers, I can imagine the Xperia Z4 being great for watching videos. One of the main talking points is the thinness of the tablet, having been whittled down to just 6.1mm. As is now customary with a Sony device, the Xperia Z4 tablet is waterproof and dust-tight (IP65/IP68) and looks pretty good design-wise.

The Sony Xperia Z4 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop right from the start and can be had in WiFi or LTE models. There’s no word on pricing as yet, although Sony has stated that the Xperia Z4 tablet is launching globally in June this year. We have more images below in the gallery, as well as Sony’s promotional video and press release. Don’t forget you can catch the rest of our MWC coverage right here.

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Full Press Release:

Barcelona, 2nd March 2014 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet2 – Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Delivering a best in class entertainment experience thanks to the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the beautifully crafted Xperia Z4 Tablet is an impressively powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle.

“Building on the success of its predecessor, we wanted to take all of the qualities that consumers loved most in Xperia Z2 Tablet and enhance them for Z4 Tablet,” says Dennis van Schie, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Sony Mobile. “Consumers appreciate innovation most when it can bring real value to their lives, so we have carefully crafted and considered every aspect of Z4 Tablet to meet even the most demanding lifestyle. Sleek and lightweight, yet incredibly powerful, with standout entertainment and smart productivity features, Xperia Z4 Tablet is an extraordinary tablet that fits perfectly into your day-to-day life.”

Enhanced entertainment experiences, wherever you are Xperia Z4 Tablet boasts best-in-class Sony technologies and experiences to ensure you enjoy unrivalled entertainment on the go, with no compromises. Featuring the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 , Z4 Tablet delivers a superb viewing experience, even outdoors in direct sunlight, allowing you to enjoy your favourite movies and most memorable video clips in crystal clear clarity, wherever you want.

Great picture quality demands great audio to match, so Xperia Z4 Tablet includes powerful front stereo speakers for an immersive surround sound effect. When you’re on the go and plug in your headphones, Xperia Z4 Tablet senses the type and style of headset, automatically adjusting the settings accordingly for optimum sound.

Sony’s leading audio technologies ensure you never miss a beat. High-Res Audio reproduces high frequency sound in amazing detail for a studio quality experience. DSEE HXTM processing upscales the audio fidelity of tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. Xperia Z4 Tablet supports digital noise cancelling for those times when you need to block out background noise. And for high quality wireless music listening, Sony’s new LDACTM codec transmits data three times more efficiently than Bluetooth.

Xperia Z4 Tablet comes loaded with a 8MP main camera, featuring Sony’s leading technologies for great shots in all lights, and a high quality 5.1MP wide-angle front camera, great for selfies and video calls, that ensures you stay in shot.

Keep playing your favourite PlayStation® 4 games wherever you are in the home with PS4™ Remote Play3 . Simply connect your Xperia Z4 Tablet to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller to ensure you never miss a minute of the action – whatever room you are in.

And to keep you entertained, all Xperia Z4 Tablet users will benefit from access to Xperia Lounge Gold – delivering the world of Sony entertainment at your fingertips. Get access to exclusive competitions and offers; be among the first to try out new apps; and enjoy the latest movies, TV episodes and music included with your device.

High speed and performance

Xperia Z4 Tablet comes packed with the ultra fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64 bit processor5 , so you can browse faster and get the optimal graphics experience on a stunning 2K display. Whether using Wi-Fi or 4G LTE, multi-tasking on the move is made easy – download email attachments in seconds and enjoy video streaming with no delays or unwanted buffering. And with 32GB internal memory, there is plenty of storage space for those all important files.

Whether for work or play, Xperia Z4 Tablet offers powerful performance that goes the distance. Its stamina is sure to impress with up to 17 hours of video playback, you can travel half way around the world watching movies on a single battery charge. Get even more out of the 6,000mAH battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life, so you can comfortably spend the day emailing, browsing the web and running as many apps as you want with no need to worry about losing battery power.

Superior security and productivity

Escape the office and take your business on the move with the lightweight BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard featuring a dedicated slot for Xperia Z4 Tablet and docking detection, sleek ergonomics with 0-130 degree tilt for adjustable comfort, efficient text input and laptop style touchpad. Additionally Xperia Z4 Tablet also features printer and projector outputs to complete the ultimate laptop-style experience. Use with the slim and light SCR32 perfect fit cover with two variable angles for comfortable typing or viewing on your tablet. Work from anywhere with the advanced Xperia Email, Calendar and Contacts apps, which can be synced using Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) and use your favourite business apps from the Android community.

Xperia Z4 Tablet features proven device security mechanisms to keep your confidential data secure, with adherence to acclaimed and effective Internet, VPN and WiFi security protocols. To complete your road warrior set up, the BSP60smart speaker with one-touch connectivity is the ideal portable companion for making conference calls, getting information and receiving phone notifications, all with the use of voice commands, helping you multi-task with ease.

Slim, sleek and supremely lightweight design

Expertly designed with true Sony craftsmanship and attention to detail, Xperia Z4 Tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest 10” tablet1 . At just 6.1mm slim and weighing less than 393g (389g Wi-Fi / 393g LTE), Xperia Z4 Tablet is incredibly light and portable, making it easy to carry comfortably with you all day and slip into your bag with ease. Crafted with premium stainless steel metal corners and mineral glass, Xperia Z4 Tablet looks as good as it performs.

Xperia Z4 Tablet’s IP68 waterproof and dust-tight4 rating ensures reassuring durability making it ideal for everyday use in all conditions – whether caught out in the rain between meetings or lounging by the pool. As a further design refinement, the USB connector is capless – making it both quick and convenient to connect and charge your device.

Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

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The Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, and the pace is beginning to pick the closer we get to the HTC (watch it live here)and Samsung announcements. We’ve just seen Huawei unveil its very stylish Watch, its B2 and N1 TalkBands and now we have Huawei’s stylish 7-inch MediaPad X2 making an appearance. In its press release, Huawei called the MediaPad X2 the First Ultra Octa-core 4G LTE-enabled Dual-SIM Phablet. Join us after the break for the specifications and full press release.

As you can see from the specifications below, the Huawei MediaPad X2 carries some high-spec internals and blurs the line between tablet and phablet thanks to the inclusion of an earpiece. With an 80% screen-to-body ratio, you aren’t going to see massive bezels as you do on other tablets. The MediaPad X2 will be available in 2 versions; the silver that offers 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage, while the gold version sports 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. Pricing and availability of the MediaPad X2 are unavailable at the moment.

Specifications:

  • 7-inch IPS display, Ultra HD 1920 x 1200 resolution with 323ppi
  • 2.0GHz Kirin 930 Octa-Core CPU
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage
  • 13MP Rear Camera with Auto-Focus
  • 5MP Front camera with 22mm wide angle lens. F2.4 aperture.
  • Dual-SIM/Dual-Standby/Dual 4G networks
  • DTS Surround Sound Technology
  • 5,000mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • Silver/Gold

Remember that you can keep up to date with our coverage of the Mobile World Congress 2015 here.

 

Full Press Release

Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled the Huawei MediaPad X2 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. Featuring a fully laminated 7-inch ultra HD IPS screen and a slim body of only 7.28 mm, the MediaPad X2 houses an ultra octa-core chipset, making it the first 64-bit ultra octa-core, 4G-enabled LTE dual-sim phablet.

“Following the success of the Huawei MediaPad X1, and having inherited the signature feature of our large screen design, the Huawei MediaPad X2 represents our faith and commitment in creating better quality products with our technology and innovation.” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “As the second generation of MediaPad, Huawei MediaPad X2 focuses on the five classic applications that are most important to users, which include call quality, social media apps, online shopping, video and camera features to provide an enhanced user experience. We believe that MediaPad X2 will continue to inspire consumers with its outstanding design and superior functionality.”

As the world’s slimmest 7-inch phablet, the Huawei MediaPad X2 has a thickness of only 7.28 mm. The aviation aluminum metal texture offers a more classy and business-like design. Its compact borderless screen design offers a screen-to-body ratio of 80%, which makes it easy for single-handed operation. The Huawei MediaPad X2 is the perfect integrated companion combining phone, tablet, navigator, portable battery, mobile hotspot and digital camera, creating a better connected experience for consumers all over the world with one single device.

The Signature Large Screen

Featuring a fully laminated 7-inch ultra 1200 x 1920 HD IPS screen providing a resolution up to 323ppi, the Huawei MediaPad X2 offers clarity for enhanced viewing experience. A wide angle spanning up to 178 degrees ensures optimal visual display even when the device is tilted. The LTPS HD touch display provides incredibly crisp and dynamic visual experience while CABC technology will automatically adjust screen brightness to ensure efficient battery management.

Work Hard Play Hard

Sporting a 2.0GHz Kirin 930 ultra-octa chipset, the 64 bit eight-core CPU of A53 in the Huawei MediaPadX2 has a high processing function yet consumes less power. The Kirin 930 chipset supports LTE Cat6 connectivity with a download speed of up to 300Mbps. The 64-bit GPU Mali-T628 and i3 micro-core provide the Huawei MediaPad X2 with an unprecedentedly strong entertainment experience for users, allowing them to play large-scale 3D games. Together with the integrated audio cavity, the Smart PA chip and a DTS surround sound technology, the Huawei MediaPad X2 ensures cinematic sound quality for video and movie lovers.

Running on a powerful 5,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which is the largest capacity in the industry, the Huawei MediaPad X2 has enough juice for one day of heavy use. It can support streaming of online video for up to 12 hours, 15 hours of internet surfing or 60 hours of music playing via headphones.

Equipped with a 13MP rear camera, the Huawei MediaPad X2 is exceptionally good in low-light shooting, features a post-shooting focus adjustment metering mode, focus and exposure metering, and off-screen snapping functionality. The 5 MP front-facing camera has an aperture of F2.4 and a wide angle of 22mm, which is ideal for selfie lovers going after the perfect panoramic shot.

Stay Connected Anytime Anywhere

The 2.4G dual-Wi-Fi antenna design of the Huawei MediaPad X2 ensures stable Wi-Fi reception and connection anytime, anywhere. Dual-sim, dual stand-by and dual 4G networks further satisfies the needs of 24/7 business users. Dual-MIC reducing noise technology guarantees call quality for business users in all circumstances and scenarios.

Availability

The Huawei MediaPad X2 will come in a standard 2G RAM+ 16GROM version in a moonlight silver body and a premium version with a 3G RAM and 32GROM storage option in an amber gold body. Exact availability and pricing information will be announced at a later stage in each respective markets.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet receives hotfix with minor enhancements

Posted by wicked February - 28 - 2015 - Saturday Comments Off

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Owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet should start noticing a popup to install an update with minor enhancements. Labeled version 2.2.1, this hotfix improves areas such as the display and video streaming.

The update includes the following according to NVIDIA:

  • Display color-space correction
  • Improvements to Netflix experience

Source: NVIDIA

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