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Archos 80/97/101 Platinum Tablets, aluminium case, full IPS, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by – September 9, 2013

Archos shows latest products in their platinum range. The Archos 97 platinum features 2048×1536 IPS screen “exactly the same as in the latest iPad”. The Archos platinum range also has dual band wifi, a Quad Core RK3188 processor clocked at 1.6ghz with 2GB RAM. The Archos Platinum range has a aluminium shells rather than plastic. The 97 platinum will be priced in retail at around $300€. Archos platinum range also comes in 8″ (I think $200€ maybe $150€) and 10.1″ (probably at $250€).

Archos 101 XS2 Generation 11

Posted by – September 8, 2013

Archos is showing the Archos 101 XS2 the successor to the Archos 101 XS thin 10.1″ tablet with keyboard dock. The Archos 101 XS2 has a 10.1″ 1280×800 “real full IPS” screen. Like the previous generation the 101 XS2 comes with its own keyboard cover, here included at the 250$/€ targetted retail price. Upgrade from last year’s dual-core OMAP4470 Archos 101 XS the XS2 uses a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 28nm HKMG Rockchip RK3188 CPU with Mali-400 GPU along side 2gb of ram.

Cambrios is revolutionizing the touch screen industry, interview with their CMO

Posted by – September 6, 2013

One of the revolutionary new touch screen technologies is created by Cambrios, it’s their ClearOhm® Silver Nanowires, that is now the leading candidate for replacing ITO in touch applications and making strides also in OLED lighting, Organic Photo Voltaic cells, electronic displays and others. At IFA, I interviewed Sri Peruvemba who was very excited about the prospects for the technology. Cambrios ClearOhm technology is replacing ITO not only in applications where ITO cannot play (large monitors, All-In-One computers and upcoming flexible/unbreakable tablets, phones and other devices) but also in applications like tablets and laptops and mobile phones where ITO is dominant. They already have many products in the field (see my video with Cambrios from Computex in Taiwan) and are expecting more tier one design wins to be announced in the near future. Already it’s public that companies like Samsung, Nissha are investors in Cambrios ClearOhm, that the worlds biggest touch screen maker TPK is building a new factory to build Cambrios ClearOhm based touch screens and that Hitachi is also a customer. The ClearOhm product has better transmission than ITO on film, has better conductivity (since silver conducts 100 times better than Indium), is made on flexible plastic material that is 40% thinner and 40% lighter than traditional touch screens, can enable flexible touch screens that ITO cannot since it is brittle, and it is very rugged. The Silver Nanowires from Cambrios is almost invisible in the touch screen, I could not see any pattern or moire that you would see with other technologies like metal mesh and ITO. Also the Cambrios CMO says that they are price competitive even with inferior technologies, that is amazing. During my interview I examined the touch sensors and could not see any pattern visibility. This is why they are winning new business. How fast Cambrios ClearOhm is going to take over the whole worldwide touch panel market is unsure, Cambrios says that they can produce enough silver nanowire material to be in all 1 Billion smartphones to be sold in 2014 if the markets and if the touch screen device producers demand it. I would definitely like to see hundreds of millions of cheaper, lighter, flexible/unbreakable plastics based Cambrios ClearOhm based Smartphone and Tablet designs invade the whole worldwide market as soon as next year!

Pipo shows latest/upcoming RK3188 Quad-core 1440×900/1920×1200 7″ and other sized tablets

Posted by – August 15, 2013

Here are all the latest quad-core Rockchip Tablets from PiPO technologies with Retina display, screen resolution 1400×900 soon to be followed even by 1920×1200 on a 7″ tablet same as the new Nexus 7. Smallest n cool tablests also available in many ranges

10.1″ size Q7901 (U8),Q106 (M9),P106,P103,P102 (M3),P101
9.7″ size Q977 (M6),P975 (M1),P973 (M2),DS970
9/4″ sizeQ940 (M8 Pro),P940 (M8)”,
9″ size P901
8.9″ size Q892 (M7 pro), Q891 (M7)
8″ size P832,P804 (S2),P831,DS803,DS820M,DS820
7.85″ size Q7901 (U8)
7″ size P717 (U2), P733 (S1),P793 (S3),P778 (U1 pro) P763(U3)
5″ size P511

PiPO Technology is a Taiwanese invested company, located in Shenzhen, specializing ODM/OEM manufacturing service to overseas customers. Our main products were MP3/MP4 player, Digital Photo Frame,Ebook Reader., started Tablet PC from 2010. Since 2011, we put all of investment and effort on Tablet PC. having 400+ staff.
Strategic partner of Rockchip and make all products with Rockchip’s chipset. Debug for Rockchip and will be the first one to launch tablets with Rockchip’s new chipset and new software. For example, PiPO was the first one to launch RK2918 tablet, the first one to launch RK3066 and Pipo was the first to launch a RK3188 tablet also!

Refernce Link:
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c45VPtDKFWI
http://www.pipo.com/page.php?cid=47

ARMdevices.net Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

Posted by – August 12, 2013

Do you need help/advice sourcing bulks of devices out of Shenzhen? You can now get support and sourcing service from me at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/ and from my new team of experts in Shenzhen to connect you with the best prices, the best quality, the most reliable Shenzhen factories making Tablets, HDMI Sticks, Smartphones, Laptops, Wearables and any of the other emerging devices from the Shenzhen tech market.

For a fixed fee of $500, you can talk to me on video-chat (Google Hangout or Skype) for at least 1 hour, at a time of your choosing, I’ll tell you what I know for what you want to know, and you get to be connected by emails with my sourcing expert partners here in Shenzhen. We will do our best to get you to the best possible prices/features for the devices that you are looking to import into your country.

Have you been looking at all my videos and checked the business cards visible to $20/year members, but you are still unsure which factory is the best for what you want? Do you want ideas for devices to sell? Do you want my opinions on what may be best for your market? Do you want to ask me questions and do you need my advice on email? This is the service for you.

Check it out at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/

ARMdevices.net Hangout Show: Moto X, Chromecast and other Tech News Live

Posted by – August 1, 2013

A few hours before the official unveiling of the Google Moto X phone, here I talk with Thomas Christiansen of http://worldoftommy.com, +Todd Neumann of AT&T and +Rafael Morales of http://AndroidSpin.com

Would you like to participate in the next ARMdevices.net Hangout Show? Leave a comment here or on the Google+ thread with your Google+ Profile link and I will invite you to be on the next show when we record it live!

Chromecastcast.com Episode 3 – Chromecast in Europe

Posted by – August 1, 2013

I’m on the http://Chromecastcast.com Episode 3 with +Paul Terry Walhus, +Jennifer Ruggiero, +Brad Chasenore from the TechWebcast Australia, +Daniel N. and +Jacob Jones

Thanks +Daniel Lietzan for sending me a Chromecast so I’m one of the first in Europe to be testing one! In this episode we talk about all the latest news around the Google Chromecast, Google’s “simplified Chrome OS” Powered HDMI Stick!

If you want to skip to some of my long ramblings:
10:19 Google Drive Unlimited Store Torrented movies, TV shows, Music for free
18:50 Showing off all my HDMI Sticks to compare

ARM Google+ Hangout On Air on August 1st at 11am ET (4pm UK, 10am CT, 8am PT)

Posted by – July 29, 2013

This Thursday August 1st you’ll be able to tune in at http://google.com/+arm/ for a 1-hour live Google+ Hangout On Air featuring ARM CEO Simon Segars, Freescale Senior VP of the MCU division, Geoff Lees, discussing with Professor Moore how over the “past few years a loosely organized community of more than a thousand companies has overturned the tech industry.” The topic is the e-book ‘Shared Purpose: A Thousand Business Ecosystems, a Worldwide Connected Community, and the Future‘, Professor James F. Moore details lessons learned from his comprehensive study of ARM’s collaborative, connected community, and provides blueprints for how other companies and industries could benefit from a similar ‘Collaborative Business Ecosystem’ approach.

You’re able to ask questions to that panel on Twitter by using the hashtag #ARMSharedPurpose

Watch me talk about the $35 Google Chromecast HDMI Stick Chromestick on a Hangout for Chromecastcast.com

Posted by – July 25, 2013

You can watch these 49 minutes of me being interviewed by Paul Terry Walhus in a Hangout On Air for his new blog that’s going to be at http://chromecastcast.com (not yet launched) where I talk about what I think the Google Chromecast is, which ARM Powered hardware I expect it to have (I thought maybe Rockchip but it’s Marvell), how it may be unlocked for a Chromebox mode (Micro-USB Host to Hub/Ethernet/RF), how this Chrome OS device may support the Chrome browser, Android apps and Games natively instead of only being used for streaming video and audio and more.

Google launches $35 ARM Powered Chromecast Chrome OS on a Stick to stream media to HDTV

Posted by – July 24, 2013

I guess Google reads my Google+ feed.. on April 16th I suggested:

$50 Chrome stick would be nice. ARM Cortex-A15 on a HDMI stick running Chrome OS. I’m just saying.

Not sure if the $35 Chromecast Google HDMI Stick has an ARM Cortex-A15 processor in it though, what is the ARM Processor inside of the new Google Chromestick? Is Google using the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3188? Tegra4? Something from Qualcomm?

Which ARM Processor is being used? Can it run a full Chrome OS On ARM also? USB Host (to Ethernet/RF/Hub) supported?

Can the Chromecast Chromestick run a full Chrome OS included for free? Why didn’t Google explain how to “unlock” the Chromestick to display a full ARM Powered Chrome OS on the TV?

I look forward to Chrome OS on ARM Powered HDMI Sticks, let it not just revolutionize Video-on-demand, let the $35 Google stick also be the x86 Wintel desktop killer.

1. My guess is Chromecast has MHL support, can otherwise get charge from MicroUSB, I wonder if a MicroUSB hub can allow for Ethernet connectivity on Chromecast.

2. I wonder how video games and apps are going to run natively on the Chromecast.

3. Does it support Bluetooth 4.0, RF and USB Host for wireless keyboards and mice to use the Chromecast as a Chrome OS desktop without a remote device?