Fairchild Semiconductor supplies to 100% of all major smartphone and tablet manufacturers, they have at least 20 different components that go into every smartphone and tablet. They shipped over 1 Billion ICs last year into the smartphone market.
HP seems to have given up making the Palm OS and now is back in the Android tablet market with this affordable 7" Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core tablet to be sold for $169.
- HP Takes Lid Off HP Slate 7, 7-inch Android Tablet for $169 (hothardware.com)
- HP announces Android 4.1 powered Slate 7 for $169 (androidos.in)
- HP announces Slate 7 Android tablet with Beats Audio (geek.com)
- HP Announces Slate 7 Android Tablet (theepochtimes.com)
- MWC 2013: HP's $169 Slate 7 Android tablet hands-on (zdnet.com)
- HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169 (slashgear.com)
- HP Slate 7 preview: HP's return to tablets is better than expected (news.yahoo.com)
It somehow supports 4000 legacy printer drivers through the cloud.
Logitech is the leader in iPad keyboards, here are their latest thin and light Bluetooth keyboards for iPad standard and iPad Mini.
Allwinner released the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544MP2 back in December, and tablets have been shipping with it since January. Now at Mobile World Congress 2013, Allwinner announces the Allwinner A31S for use in Phablets, to support the modem module from ZTE and be optimized for Phablet use, Phablets are described as 3G/LTE phone devices between 5" and 7" in screen size. Allwinner also talks about the Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 that is pin-compatible with Allwinner A10 tablet designs, thus the A20 is expected to replace all Allwinner A10 tablet designs from March onwards.
Check out this GoClever Hybrid tablet with keyboard dock. It's similar to the Asus Transformer but for about half the price, selling at 299€ in 15 European countries. This device runs on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and they plan to also release one featuring the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7.
Qualcomm talks about their release of the Snapdragon 600 in devices unveiled at Mobile World Congress that are the Asus Transformer Infinity, LG Optimus G Pro and HTC One. At MWC 2013, Qualcomm also detailed more about their upcoming Snapdragon 200 and 400 series and they are also talking about the upcoming Snapdragon 800 series that increases GPU performance by 50%, supports 4K video encode and decode and many other new advanced features for the fastest smartphones and tablets to come later this year.
5" 720p screen on the MediaTek MT6577, can be dual-sim 42mbitps modem.
5" WVGA Smartphone from Alcatel One Touch on a Qualcomm processor.
Using the MediaTek MT6577 1.2Ghz dual-core processor. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra they say is the worlds thinnest smartphone at 6.45mm tichkness, has a 4.7" Super AMOLED screen, also features Alcatel One Touch Idol X and what they say is the most compact 4" smartphone in the world. They sold 7 million smartphones in 2012, they are planning to sell 15-20 million smartphones in 2013.