The ultra thin Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now mentioned to be commercially available with the latest Android 3.1. This was spotted on Samsung US’s site ahead of its commercial launch. However there’s some confusion as Samsung has tweeted Android 3.0 instead over here. Not sure which one is making a mistake but we’re hopeful that it is definitely launching with the latest.
During the Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiling, it was announced that US markets will be getting the device on 8th of June which is just a couple of weeks away. If they do decide to launch with the latest version, we hope this doesn’t delay their launch further. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 like the Galaxy S II has created the hype as the most anticipated Android devices to date. If they don’t launch soon enough, the competitors may just launch a counter product earlier to ruin the party.
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Alright people, we got our hands on the HTC Flyer. The one of a kind Android tablet that utilises a stylus as an input mechanism.
While we test the Flyer more comprehensively and post up a full review later, we’re more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about the device in the run up to the its sale debut happening this Friday.
As with our first impressions findings, the Flyer has a lot of potential. Feature-packed is a good word to describe the 7-incher. So far, we find not much wrong with the device and a lot to like.
Taking a learning from the previous “all your questions answered” posting, we’ll regularly update the post with frequently asked reader questions and highlight some the pertinent but not frequently asked questions as well so that its easier for to read and find the information you’re looking for.
Looking forward to your questions. Don’t hold out on us now.
List of questions updated regularly after the jump.
Premium phones, we’re not sure what is the point but there sure is a market for em.
Introducing the latest in the long yet limited line of premium phones for the jet-setters that has it all. The Nokia Oro is an 18-carat scratch resistant gold plated Symbian Anna powered device that comes complete with a home button made out of sapphire crystal and slapped with hand-wrapped leather skinned from one of Scotland’s finest Caledonian herds.
The hardware specs of the Oro while not out of this world (like its hide), can still be considered contemporary with HSDPA 3G with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. There’s a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording.
Nokia tells us that the Oro is a device “that’s clearly intended for someone who doesn’t want their mobile device to look the same as other people’s.”
Nokia’s General Manager for Russia, Gabriel Speratti, says that “in some areas, possession of such premium products is the passport to being taken seriously.”
There are two versions for you to choose from — one in black and gold, the other in a lighter white gold and caramel leather hue. And if you’re wondering, “Oro” means gold in Italian. Asking price for one of this luxurious phone is EU800 or about RM3,450 at today’s exchange rates.
The Nokia Oro will start selling in selected countries across the Europe, Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East in Q3 2011. So if you want one you best be taking your private jet to any one of this countries, which really shouldn’t be an issue for the Oro’s intended target audience.
We’d rather look poor and get a decent notebook for that money.
Head on over to after the jump for more pictures and an a promo video for the Nokia Oro.
In a bid to expand its top up channels, Yes has introduced physical reload cards and epay channels. Now you’re able to top up on ground from its appointed dealers and even via epay’s extensive network at kiosks and petrol station.
Now if only yes offers auto debit monthly or when credit gets low for uninterrupted use. It would be great if they implement this for valuepacks.
While there are still people in world still standing in line to get their iPad 2s, these dudes are drop testing theirs
Two perfectly working iPad 2s were sacrificed in the name of science. In the video you’ll see the iPads being dropped screen side first onto a concrete sidewalk from waist height — one with a Smart Cover attached, the other completely bare naked.
It obvious that the naked iPad will be damaged, but how much damage, that is the question. What about the iPad with the Smart Cover attached? How did it fair in the drop test. Is the Smart Cover just a pretty face?
We won’t spoil it for you. Take a click and see what happens. If you haven’t gotten your iPad yet, we recommend you don’t watch this very graphic video.
Bonus video after the jump. BlackBerry PlayBook drop test. Enjoy?
This year BlackBerry is offering a new range of BlackBerry devices which closes the gap with its smart phone rivals. A few weeks ago, they have revealed the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 with a high resolution touch screen and it is the slimmest BlackBerry design ever.
The next anticipated device is the BlackBerry Curve replacement. Earlier rumours suggested that the new Curve could be an all touch screen design like the Storm but the recent demo videos posted by CrackBerry revealed otherwise.
The Curve replacement maintains its similar QWERTY on candybar design with slight changes to make it look more sleeker. Considering the new Bold is slimmer, the Curve is expected to lose a few mm off its thickness. Like the Bold Touch 9900, it runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS.
In terms of specs, it was earlier speculated to be running on a 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM. The screen unlike the new Bold is still non-touch but pushes a higher 480×360 pixels. With these videos out, the new Curve is expected to be launched pretty soon.
Check out the rest of the videos after the break.