Category: Texas Instruments

France: Archos has 22% Tablet marketshare

Posted by – February 8, 2011

According to French market analyst GfK, Archos is now the second biggest tablet maker on the French market, far in front of Samsung (4%), Toshiba (3%), Huawei, Viewsonic and others. Sure enough Apple has the biggest market share with 67%, but I think that's mostly due to Apple having more cash for manufacturing and distribution. If Archos had been able to spend more money producing more units and having better stock availability at all resellers and never run out of stock during these past 3 months, then I think Archos would probably be number 1 in market share, even in front of Apple.

Source: archoslounge.net

As I run the biggest Archos fansite community at http://forum.archosfans.com and I have been publishing the earliest and most popular video reviews of Archos products for over 6 years, publishing the earliest and most popular videos of Archos full Tablet line such as the 70 Internet Tablet, 7 Home Tablet, 101 Internet Tablet, 32 Internet Tablet, 43 Internet Tablet, I may be biased. But I am sure that if all stores had enough Archos in stock to satisfy the demand for tablets over these past 3 months, Archos would sell even more than Apple.

What matters to the consumer is the value proposition. What features they can get for what price. Archos newest Gen8 Android tablets are about half the price of the iPad and provide more features.

TI OMAP5 28nm ARM Cortex-A15 sampling second half 2011 already

Posted by – February 7, 2011

Texas Instruments just announced OMAP5430 for smartphones (14x14mm with DDR2 PoP memory) and the OMAP5432 (17x17mm with DDR3 memory) for mobile computing usage, includes 2x up to 2Ghz ARM Cortex-A15 cores, 2x Cortex-M4 for general purpose computing and real-time control, C64x DSP, 5x faster graphics processing using SGX544MPx, 1080p60fps all codecs or 1080p30fps in 3D, can output up to 4 screens including 1 HDMI, it has TI's M-Shield Security system which includes ARM Trustzone Hardware Support, USB 3.0 host, Sata 2.0, SDXC Flash. Designed for easy porting of software from OMAP4 to OMAP5, for more information visit http://ti.com/omap5

Android Bicycle, In-flight Entertainment and 32″ Touch screen

Posted by – January 27, 2011

Touch Revolution makes projected capacitive touch screens, and demonstrates here at CES 2011 some of their large capacitive touch screens integrated in demonstration prototypes for training bicycle, in-flight entertainment and just some very large 32" multi-touching fun showcase.

Impressive multi-tasking on RIM’s Blackberry Playbook

Posted by – January 24, 2011

The RIM Blackberry Playbook is using the Texas Instruments OMAP4430 Dual-core 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9, with 1080p@30fps video playback, powerful graphics. The QNX embedded OS on it shows impressive UI and multi-tasking, as you can see in my video of the RIM Blackberry Playbook filmed at CES, it has been chosen as Best of CES by several influential bloggers and podcasters such as Leo Laporte of Twit.tv showing off the Playbook on the Regis and Kelly show.

Here's an interview by ARMflix with Brian Carlson of Texas Instruments talking about this device:

This video was published at: blogs.arm.com

Motorola Cliq 2

Posted by – January 18, 2011

New phone with a slide-out keyboard designed for fast thumb typing.

Mastone 10.1″ OMAP3630 Android Tablet

Posted by – January 10, 2011

This is a 10.1" tablet by Mastone powered by the Texas Instruments OMAP3630 ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz processor.

Polaroid Android Tablet

Posted by – January 9, 2011

Uses same 9.7" panel as on the iPad, it uses the Texas Instruments OMAP3630 ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

LG Optimus black

Posted by – January 8, 2011

An awesomely thin and light 109 grams Android Super Phone from LG using the Texas Instruments OMAP3630 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, it comes with LG's new 700nit NOVA LCD screen and Wi-Fi Direct functionality demonstrated in this video.

Medapps health monitoring

Posted by – January 8, 2011

Provides real-time monitoring for diabetics, congestive obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, uses several monitoring equipment with Bluetooth and a GSM system that uploads that information wirelessly to the health monitoring system called Healthcom that doctors can use to monitor up to 400 patients at the same time to provide early intervention in case of health problems.

Bodymedia Fit Armband BW

Posted by – January 8, 2011

It monitors your body 24 hours a day, you strap it to your upper arm, it's not too heavy but could probably be lighter (I think they should make it a light and compact wrist watch). It has 3 axis accelerometer monitoring all movements, it measures sweat, it's a pedometer, heart rate and body heat monitoring and based on your height and weight it can calculate calorie output/usage with 90% accuracy (so they say) using clynically approved methods. It's available on Amazon.com