After weeks and weeks of leaks, teases and rumours, Samsung finally unveiled the much anticipated Galaxy Tab and here are the details.
The Galaxy Tab comes with a 7-inch TFT-LCD WSVGA display with a whopping 1024×600 pixel resolution — no surprises here but we’re surprised that Samsung didn’t opt for its own AMOLED technology for the display. Inside, there’s a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB RAM powering the device and we suspect that it’s the same one that’s churning out delicious 3D graphics on the Galaxy S. Unlike the Galaxy S however, the Galaxy Tab will be running Android 2.2 but it does come with the familiar and easy to use TouchWiz 3.0 UI skin on top, so you can expect pretty much the same level of usability.
There are two cameras on the Galaxy Tab, one 3MP rear-facing main camera with auto-focus and LED flash, and there’s a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls. We’re slightly disappointed that the galaxy Tab doesn’t come with 5MP camera instead like the Galaxy S and Wave but Samsung has a reputation for making good camera phones so we’re expecting a lot from this 3MP sensor. The camera takes 720p video as well.
We’ve had some time playing with the Galaxy S and Wave, both comes with front-facing cameras but we can’t find a feature where the front-facing camera can be used for taking pictures. So we’re expecting that it will be the same for 1.3MP front-facing camera on the Galaxy Tab.
There’s a choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage with an external hot-swapable MicroSD expansion slot that accepts cards up to 32GB. This gives you a storage potential of 64GB.
You all remember the HTC Desire Z/ T-Mobile G2 right? If you’ve forgotten, the Desire Z will be one of the two new Android that HTC will launch in this September 15. Initial specs include a 3.7in screen with 800x480px resolution, Android 2.2 and a full QWERTY keyboard with a funky looking folding mechanism.
Earlier, it was reportedly the the Desire Z will be powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. As it turns out the Desire Z will run a 800MHz processor. Specifically the Desire Z will run a Qualcomm MSM7230 with 512MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU.
Despite the “slower” processor clock speed on the Desire Z, you can expect its performance to be better if not at least on par with the original Desire. Of the bat, you can definitely expect a much better graphics performance on account of the fact the unlike the Snapdragon on the original Desire, the Desire Z will have a dedicated GPU to take the load off.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this baby!
With the iPad having a bigger screen, they looked at it as a great opportunity for a better Twitter experience. There are several new features that Twitter had included for its iPad version that makes it easier to read and manage your busy social feeds.
First they introduced Panes which expands the tweet further especially when it contains photos, videos or external links. This makes browsing a whole lot easier as you can easily switch between panes with a simple swipe.
For those photos and videos, the Twitter App lets you preload the content on the app itself while you moved on to the next tweet. Once its fully loaded, you can return back to view them. Another beauty of the app is the ability to use gestures to view details or to perform tweet actions.
If you got an iPad, download it now from the App Store.
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A little bit of interesting snippet for you BlackBerry fans out there.
You have probably already gotten word that BlackBerry will be launching its first full QWERTY flip phone soon. When we got the product details of this new flip BlackBerry, we thought that RIM would actually call the device Oxford. Turns out they have a completely different name in mind.
Considering the notion that flip phones are more for the style conscious mobile users, RIM is looking to hammer in that association by naming the 9670 as BlackBerry Style. Yeah, it’s straight to the point and obvious, but it’s not too creative is it?
What do you think?
While you’re thinking about it, here’s a refresher on what the BlackBerry Style 9670 will be packing. A full QWERTY flip phone, running on BlackBerry 6 with a dual-screen setup (a 360×400 internal main screen and a 240×320 external colour display).
There’s a 5MP camera with autofocus, face recognition and image stabilisation. There’s also WiFi and aGPS. No word on the processor and RAM but it does comes bundled with a 8GB MicroSD.
The Gorilla Glass protected Defy can withstand not only scratches and drops but is also dust and water resistant up to a depth of up to one metre for up to 30 minutes. On top of that, the outdoorsy Defy also comes with Motorola’s rather good CrystalTalk PLUS technology incorporating a dual-mic setup effectively canceling out unwanted ambient noise and boosting the caller’s voice to deliver clear calls in noisy environments.
Other interesting items on the Defy’s hardware list include a 5Mp camera with flash (though no word on it can do 720p videos), 512MB RAM with 2GB on board memory and 2GB MicroSD included in the box. The Defy can take cards up to 32GB giving it a 34GB storage potential.
We don’t know about you guys but there’s always something about rugged phones that make us want to go out and get one. Having a phone that can take the spills, drops and knocks of day-to-day use and then some is a definite plus in our books.
Although there’s no official word on pricing yet Motorola did say that the Defy will be in Europe within the last quarter of this year. With the Defy, we actually like what we see, and if the performance of the Moto Droids are anything to gauge this new device by, then we sure hope Motorola Malaysia brings this in.
If you’re an Apple fanboy, you might have already known that there was an Apple media event early this morning to announce the arrival of a slew of new iPods, a new Apple TV and, what we’re very interested about, an update of the iOS 4.
The iOS 4.1 which will be available for download next week, will add a few new features to the iPhone including major bug fixes for the iPhone 3G and other versions of the iPhone.
So what improvements can you expect with the iOS 4?
First up, iPhone 3G owners running iOS 4 will know that having the iOS 4 installed on your device has turned it into a bit of a slouch, with overall performance being laggy and unstable. With version 4.1 Steve says “a lot of bugs” on the iPhone 3G will be fixed. He didn’t elaborate much on what kind of bugs has been fixed but we expect to see major improvements in performance for the 3G in addition to bug fixes in the iPhone’s proximity sensors and Bluetooth performance.
Most of the other improvements coming for the new iOS 4 will be for the iPhone 4. If you’ve got one, you’ll soon be able to take pictures in HDR mode where the iPhone 4 will automatically combine three seperate exposures into one HDR image. This is not really a feature we think, it’s more of a neat party trick for the iPhone 4.
With iOS 4.1 iPhone 4 users will be able to upload HD videos directly from their phone via WiFi. Again, not really anything groundbreaking here, in fact we’re surprised that it wasn’t available from the start.