Category: OS

Toshiba W30t 13.3″ Laptop and Tablet Hybrid with Detachable Screen

Posted by – September 6, 2013

The first product shown was a Toshiba W30t which is a hybrid laptop and tablet with a detachable screen. The W30t runs on the Windows 8 platform. Similar to other laptop hybrids the W30t keyboard docks includes an additional battery and can achieve up to 10 hours of battery life with the dock plugged in and 5 hours with it removed. The W30t has a 13.3″ touchscreen with an unspecified “HD” (probably 1366×768) resolution. Unlike other tablets and ultrabooks the W30t doesn’t have a ssd and instead has a conventional hard drive. The product comes with either Intel Core processors or AMD APU’s. The price should be 750 USD starting price for the Toshiba and even less with an AMD processor. Expect a Q4 2013 release.

Latest AMD A4/A6/A8/A10 APU based laptop demos

Posted by – September 5, 2013

AMD shows off some of the latest best value Laptops based on their A-series APUs, such as a 15.4″ AMD A10 laptop from Acer selling at $480 with additional ATI discreet graphics inside, also featuring examples by Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and other.

Kobo Arc 10 HD Tegra4 Tablet, Kobo Aura E Ink e-reader

Posted by – September 5, 2013

Kobo is probably the second biggest seller of E Ink e-readers in the world, focusing on many of the markets where Amazon isn’t wanting to have a big presence. The new Kobo Aura HD e-reader is awesome, features the thinnest and lightest 6″ touch and front-lit E Ink e-reader yet on the market. The Kobo Arc 10 HD is a new Tegra4 tablet with a 2560×1600 screen retailing at 379 Euro in Europe. Kobo also talks about a 1920×1080 7″ Tablet to retail at 199 Euros. What do you think about Kobo? I think Kobo is being very aggressive and coming out with very interesting mass market devices selling more and more.

Shenzhen Tena Rockchip RK3188, RK3066, RK2928 HDMI Stick Factory Packaging Center

Posted by – September 5, 2013

Shenzhen Tena shows their latest Rockchip based HDMI Sticks at their package and delivery center. The company is an ODM producer of HDMI sticks and sells them to HDMI Stick distributors worldwide. Here is their dual-USB Host RK3188 Quad core HDMI Stick, their RK3066 HDMI Stick and their new single-core RK2928 low-cost Miracast HDMI Stick.

Contact info (please only contact them if you are serious about buying/importing large quantities of these devices):
Shenzhen Tena Ltd
http://www.sztena.com
Sales manager: Calvin Huang
calvin@sztena.com

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Posted by – September 4, 2013

Samsung releases their latest Galaxy Note 10.1 with a Qualcomm S800 or an Exynos 5 processor inside.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch at IFA 2013

Posted by – September 4, 2013

Samsung releases latest Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy Gear launch at IFA 2013

Posted by – September 4, 2013

Samsung’s new Smartwatch at its launch event.

Shenzhen Tena RK3188 HDMI Stick Factory Tour

Posted by – September 3, 2013

This videos show the process of manufacturing a RK3188 HDMI stick. The Rk3188 features lower temperatures and greater stability. Shenzhen Tena is one of the close partners of Rockchip in optimizing and implementing the latest Rockchip processors for mass market HDMI Sticks to be sold worldwide. In the tour of the factory the manufacturing as well as the test of the Android mini pc is shown such as the different machines that are used to add components. Though much of the manufacturing process is automated, some of it is done by hand in order to add specific components like the female micro usb and male HDMI out. The process of installing Android is demonstrated and it is simply done through a computer and is then tested out. Overall the manufacturing process is a mixed one involving both hands and machines.

Contact info (please only contact them if you are serious about buying/importing large quantities of these devices):
Shenzhen Tena Ltd
http://www.sztena.com
Sales manager: Calvin Huang
calvin@sztena.com

$31 3.5″ 400×240 Spreadtrum SC6820 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A5, world’s cheapest dual-sim 2G/EDGE Android phone

Posted by – September 3, 2013

Here’s the world’s cheapest Android phone (that I can find thus far). We’re now approaching the sub-$30 pricing. Yup, $30, Android, capacitive 3.5″. Not 3G though, you get dual-sim 2G/EDGE modem at that price. If the 3.5″ screen is too small, you can get 4″ for $36 (maybe 480×320 or same 400×240, I need to check), or even 4.5″ for $45 (I think WVGA, I need to test and confirm), thus the Spreadtrum ARM Cortex-A5 system-on-chip solution with dual-sim 2G/EDGE support may compete well with the MediaTek MT6515 in that 2G/EDGE space. Let me know if you know which platform is more interesting in terms of reaching the world’s cheapest yet still usable Android phone target. We may already have reached the sub-$25 for an Android phone price now today, although it may surely be reached by the end of this year. Where can we go next year? Sub-$25 3G Android phones and sub-$15 2G Android phones? I bought 3 of these world’s cheapest phones, to use as my dual-sim roaming phone to keep my home SIMs active while I’m traveling, let me know what you would like me to test with those. The calling quality isn’t amazing, that’s one thing, but phone calls work. Wi-Fi works fine thus I can feed fast data to them from my 3G phone that does a portable hotspot if I want.

Read more on the Spreadtrum SC6820 platform: http://www.spreadtrum.com/en/products/basebands/view/sc6820/

$62 4.3″ WVGA MT6572 256MB RAM, cheapest nice 4.3″ dual-sim 3G phone in the world

Posted by – September 3, 2013

MediaTek MT6572 is the new low-cost 3G smartphone platform. Here’s the cheapest Samsung Galaxy 44-mini clone that I could find, this one with just 256MB RAM and 256MB ROM, you can expand storage with MicroSD card. This store also sells a clone of the HTC One. Thus you can get pretty decent 3G dual-sim phones for around $60-70 now all over China and exporting worldwide. I’m now testing this $62 MT6572 256MB RAM phone to see if I can replace my Galaxy Nexus with it and so that I understand better what the limitations are with having only 256MB RAM/ROM on ANdroid 4.2 with the MediaTek MT6572.