Here's Eva at the Allwinner booth announcing the launch of the new Allwinner A23 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400MP2 GPU, they claim it to be the most efficient dual-core in the world. The new Allwinner A23 offers lower power consumption, better performance and a lower more optimized cost compared to the previous Allwinner A20. Allwinner products support Android up to version 4.2.2 with 4.3 coming later. The A23 will be mass produced in October to be shown in devices here on ARMdevices.net in the weeks to come. Allwinner claims to be the largest producer of ARM SoCs for tablets in the world.
The 8" Toshiba Encore uses a 8" 1280x800 touchscreen and an Intel atom processor. The encore is very similar to the Acer Iconia W3. The Toshiba Encore runs x86 Windows 8 OS with Microsoft office included. The Toshiba encore has dual cameras a 2mp on the front and a 8mp on the back. Storage options include 32gb or 64gb with microsd expansion. The Price should be 299 Euros and other sites mention a price of 329 USD.
Here's a cheap Allwinner A20 1024x600 tablet being sold by Luckystar Aoson for $53 each in bulk.
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The first product shown is a 7" 1024x600 tablet with an unspecified dual core MTK processor, built in 3g and storage options up to 32gb. The next tablet shown is a 10.1" 1280x800 tablet with an unspecified dual core process (presumably from MTK). Wexler also makes a Tegra 2 based tablet with a 7" IPS screen and storage up to 32gb. Wexler's latest 7" tablet has a Tegra 4 processor. Wexler also makes tablets for airlines. Wexler's new product category was a smartphone. Wexler's smartphone has a 5" full HD screen, Quad Core Mediatek Processor, 13mp camera, and dual sim functionality. Wexler also sells a flexible unbreakable e-reader. Wexler doesn't give away the bulk or retail pricing of any of their products. Wexler sells their products mostly in Eastern Europe.
Archos shows latest products in their platinum range. The Archos 97 platinum features 2048x1536 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 $250€).
Archos is showing the Archos 101 XS2 the successor to the Archos 101 XS thin 10.1" tablet with keyboard dock. The Archos 101 XS2 has a 10.1" 1280x800 "real full IPS" screen. Like the previous generation the 101 XS2 comes with its own keyboard cover, here included at the 250$/€ 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.
Lenovo shows their latest range of 7" Tablets, here's the Lenovo S5000, one of the lightest at 247 grams, 7.9mm thick, quad-core MediaTek (MediaTek 8389 in the 3G model, MediaTek MT8125 in the Wi-Fi-only version), with a 1280x800 IPS screen, retailing at 199 Euro retail for WiFi version and 249 Euro for the 3G version. Lenovo also shows their other latest and upcoming tablets S1000, S3000 and more in this video.
My 11-year-old cousin Henry from Denmark walks around the Toshiba booth at IFA 2013, testing out the new Toshiba Tegra4 tablets, checking out the latest Toshiba 4K Upscaling Blu-ray player, Windows 8 touch-screen devices and more.
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 1366x768) 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.
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!