This may be the worlds cheapest Android phone, it may be sold for below $99 unlocked to end consumers without any need for contracts, it has a 3.2″ WQVGA capacitive touch screen, dual-sim support (EDGE, not 3G), runs on the MediaTek MT6516 ARM9 SoC platform. AnyData is targetting this device to the Indian and Chinese markets first, the rest of the world is also about to get access to these cheaper Android phones.
After the Huawei S7 released last year (check my top viewed video from last year), Huawei is upgrading their 7″ Android tablet with a slimmer design in the S7 Slim, capacitive touch screen, it may sell below $300 with or without 3G built-in. Huawei are also showing a mockup of their upcoming S7 Pro tablet that will come with a dual-core processor.
- Huawei Wants to Woo the U.S. With Cheap Tablets (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Huawei S7 tablet first hands-on (engadget.com)
- Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim hands-on; X3, HiLink & Mobile WiFi official (slashgear.com)
- “Huawei S7 Slim Android Tablet Brings Capacitive Touch at Under $300″ and related posts (gottabemobile.com)
Asus made this Tegra2 Powered Laptop and Tablet combo device, where the tablet part can slide out of the bottom keyboard part. This prototype feels heavy though, perhaps it’s just because it’s a very metallic design.
- ASUS Transformer Android Tablet (android-tablet.org)
- Toshiba Announces Tegra 2-Powered Honeycomb Tablet, Lets Its Name Remain A Mystery (androidpolice.com)
- ASUS Eee Transformer Android Honeycomb tablet with keyboard dock looks impressive (intomobile.com)
Interesting slider design by Asus, to add a keyboard behind the tablet.
- ASUS tablet lineup preview: Slider, Transformer, MeMO, and Slate EP121 go wild (engadget.com)
- Asus Eee Pad: what you need to know (techradar.com)
- The Many Faces of Asus’s Android Tablets [Asus] (gizmodo.com)
Featuring ST-Ericsson existing and upcoming range of LTE solutions including ThorM7400, the industry’s first two chip LTE/HSPA+ modem.
This video features ST-Ericsson’s second generation 21mbitps HSPA+ solution, used in the Samsung Galaxy 4G smartphone on T-Mobile. This kind of bandwidth can be used for high quality video streaming, and many other applications. ST-Ericsson is also launching the new 84mbitps Thor HSPA+ modem.
Freescale is providing the MCUs for the powermat systems made by Energizer and other companies.
This is a smart USB charger that automatically switches off all power consumption when the phone is charged. It’s sold by AT&T for $12 right now.
The idea is to connect your smart meter, home appliances, smart electric plugs to a home energy gateway, which then hosts a power management console on the web to let you manage your home power consumption from a tablet, from a mobile phone, laptop or any other device to access the web.
Here’s an interview with the product manager on Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, explaining some of the technology in this new Sony manufactured BRAVIA Engine Mobile LCD display.
- “Sony Ericsson Brings Bravia Display Tech to XPERIA Arc Android Smartphone (Video)” and related posts (gottabemobile.com)