No details has been released except for what appears to be a 3.5mm headphone jack shown the picture and the 8.9 form factor clued in by the “78910” numbers — original Tab was a 7-incher, the new Tab II is a 10.1-inch device, so in between is an 8.9-inch Tab.
Samsung will be unveiling the 8.9 Tab’s in a special episode of the Samsung Unpacked on March 22 at yet another mobile event in the US.
Google Mobile has now introduced Instant previews for mobile web searches. What it does is to preview screenshots of the websites before clicking on it. Pretty useful to search for contents visually. This is available for Android devices running 2.2+ and iOS 4.0+. It is available in 38 languages and also available for users in Malaysia.
Check out the demo video after the jump
When it comes to the imaging capabilities of the iPad 2, Apple has left much to the imagination. The company has not released much information on the technical specification of the rearward facing camera on the iPad 2. There’s not even a mention of the pixel count and we’re terribly disappointed as we were expecting the same camera module used in the iPhone 4 to be included in the iPad 2. Turns out the camera on the iPad 2 has more in common with the 0.7MP camera on the iPod touch.
So the the big question is, is the rearward facing camera on the iPad 2 any good? Well from the sample shots taken with the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 here and here, you can see that the iPad 2 is bad at taking stills by any standard.
Why did Apple opt for a far inferior camera module while competing manufacturers are stuffing their tablets with 5MP sensors? They are two possible reasons, one is cost and the other is space constraints or both but whatever the argument is, the fact of the matter remains that Apple deems it ok to include a sub-1MP image sensor in the main camera of the latest incarnation of its most successful device ever, when all things considered Apple could very well include a better one. Yes, the iPad 2 is super thin but we’d gladly trade off some of that thinnest for a better camera for taking stills.
So is the iPad 2 a worthwhile upgrade? If you don’t have an iPad and want to get one, the iPad 2 is a no brainer. It’s thinner, lighter and have more processing power than its predecessor — all this are good enhancements but if you’ve just gotten an iPad or are happy with the iPad that you’re using now, making the decision to make the jump is not as easy. You have to ask yourself if its worth the money just to get the latest “in” gadget from Apple.
Those Angry Birds are back again for another Seasons update. This time it goes green with St. Patrick’s day theme filled with shamrocks, green hats and pot of gold. Should be available anytime soon for iPhones, iPods and Android devices.
Check out the in-game trailer after the break!