Acer I think makes pretty cool Android phones that cover low end but also like this one pretty differentiated high-end in the Android smartphone space. This is the first time I see this aspect ratio in a 4.8" capacitive LCD screen, nice.
Those are using the cheap Qualcomm MSM7225 platform with dual-sim card support for one 3G sim card and one 2G sim card. Thus this type of phone, that could start retailing at $220 unlocked or that could be sold for even cheaper locked on pre-paid plans could be great to be used as a combination of basic Android smartphone, Mifi, using a cheap 3G data sim card and at the same time being used as your basic phone for your cheap pre-paid phone number. Gigabyte are first launching these in some eastern european countries.
Check out this awesome 7" Honeycomb UI, they had to put a 1280x800 7" screen to support the current Honeycomb software, that's the first time I see such high pixel density in a 7" screen. Honeycomb will be further customized for 7" and smaller screens, as they will resize icons so they get to be big enough for smaller screens, and all kinds of other screen size optimizations that Google and their partners are working on. The Asus Mimic is a cool Bluetooth headset basically, but feels more like an external mobile phone. You can dial on your tablet and talk in the bluetooth phone. I really like the idea of improving the Bluetooth accessories to function with 7" tablets that thus can stay in the jacket pocket when you receive calls or when you dial numbers. For some reason, Asus does not want to release this product with a normal 2D screen, they want to wait and ship it with this 3D parallax barrier 7" IPS screen. Let's hope that does not add too much cost, thickness and weight and other worse screen quality artifacts to this otherwise pretty awesome 1280x800 7" screen experience.
This is Asus new announcement. Put their phone in a slot behind the tablet. I have tried to ask some of their representatives if this means only the phone has a processor, or if both the phone and the tablet have the same Qualcomme Dual-core processor, some have told me it's got two processors, but someone else told me they both share the same processor. Logically there is a HDMI output and a USB Host connector in there. Dos this make sense to you? Or does it make more sense to put your phone in the pocket and the tablet wherever else you want to have it and a full power ARM SoC in each. Maybe it's just Asus who doesn't really want to charge double the price for this combination but prefers to try to provide the processor-less tablet as a $200-$300 accessory. This may be their Atrix dock.
For now it's just a mockup, 3Gnet is working with the Qualcomm Snapdragon development kit to prepare this Qualcomm 8255 based Android tablet.
JSR is making an MSM7227 based Android Smartphone.
Last year, they invited us into their top secret R&D centers, now here's a look into how they train their engineers to build the next generation Snapdragon processor:
This is HTC's first Android tablet, it uses the second generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8255 at 1.5Ghz, and comes with some special capacitive stylus system. I try it out in this video and try to understand how HTC is planning to integrate that kind of feature.
The MID Q7128 is Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 based, and even cheaper is the Freescale i.MX51 ARM Cortex-A8 based tablet, both in the same design.
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Qualcomm Dual-core MSM8260 1.2Ghz based, with a 7" 1024x600 capacitive touch screen, built-in capacitive stylus, they also plan to offer a Bluetooth Phone Remote device with a fancy transparent screen, check it out.
- ASUS MeMO tablet specced out, Android 3.0 and MeMic locked (electronista.com)
- ASUS Eee Pad MeMO fully detailed: 7-inch Honeycomb Flyer rival (slashgear.com)