Pierre Cardin Communication Electronics also called Shenzhen Vogues Industries are showing these new interesting Android tablets, one is 9.7" same LG IPS capacitive panel as on iPad running on Rockchip RK29xx series with front and back cameras, another tablet is 7" capacitive Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird tablet to be sold at $150 in bulk, and they also make a probably cheap 3.5" Qualcomm MSM7227 mobile phone as well.
I didn't have time to find it when I tried to find new stuff at Qualcomm's CES booth, but they did show a reference platform for their upcoming dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 to some bloggers at CES 2011 and they posted an official video here:
Expect to see more on Qualcomm's Dual Core Snapdragon at Mobile World Congress next month.
Here's an interview showing Qualcomm MSM8660 reference prototype at CES 2011 posted by IntoMobile.com:
- Qualcomm unveils dual-core Snapdragon reference handset at CES 2011 (engadget.com)
- Qualcomm: Our dual core Snapdragon chips are coming this year [Just can't say when exactly] (intomobile.com)
- The Dual-Core ARM Powered products are coming (armdevices.net)
- Qualcomm unveil new Snapdragon processor (dialtosave.co.uk)
- Qualcomm plots Snapdragon update, speed boost (zdnet.com)
Zaidtek E7 is an ARM11 Qualcomm MSM7227 based Android 2.1 capacitive tablet. You can notice that it looks similar to the Aigo N700 tablet that I posted earlier. This video also features the Zaidtek H7 Rockchip ARM9 RK2818 Android tablet. Prices are $350 and $250 respectively both including the built-in 3G modem for bulk orders of at least 200 pieces.
Aigo is a Chinese company who has been making portable media players for a while and now they are doing this capacitive 7" Android tablet, it's powered by Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 processor, comes with built-in 3G CDMA modem for around $450 unlocked retail price. So it is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it's also using a cheaper 600mhz ARM11 processor.
Here's a new sleek, super slim, super light, 117gr, Android Super Phone by Sony Ericsson using the new 4.2" Sony Bravia Reality Display technology which is a very bright, vivid colors, sharper image high end LED backlit LCD.
- Hands-on with Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc (electronista.com)
- Sony Ericsson Officially Launches Xperia Arc (pocketnow.com)
- A closer look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (ces.cnet.com)
- Meet The Misty Silver Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (pocketnow.com)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Hands On (Video) (pocketnow.com)
- "Sony Ericsson Brings Bravia Display Tech to XPERIA Arc Android Smartphone (Video)" and related posts (gottabemobile.com)
- Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc seeing an April release? (engadget.com)
Uses the same 3D screen that is in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS device.
Here's a 4.3" capacitive LTE enabled phone by LG powered by the Qualcomm MSM8655 processor.
Check this out. This is the full Windows on ARM platforms developed by Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and Nvidia. Microsoft demonstrates a recompiled version of Microsoft Office for ARM, some other apps, talks about how it will support all the apps on ARM, this is awesome.
The Lenovo ARM Powered tablet is $500 and the optional Intel laptop dock part is something like $800. Lenovo had shown this last year with a previous Snapdragon and Thunderbird's customized Ubuntu Linux on the ARM part which I filmed then, but now they updated the ARM part to Android 2.2 on Qualcomm's 8X50A is 1.3ghz 45nm processor (which they might upgrade to Qualcomm's dual-core processor by the time this tablet comes out with Android Honeycomb), they say it'll upgrade to Honeycomb, and it uses Lenovo's LeAndroid UI layer (similar to LePhone UI that is available on the Chinese market, notice Paul Otelinni at Lenovo's Aquanox party in the background of my last year's LePhone video) as default home replacement.
- Lenovo to Show First Tablets at CES (pcworld.com)
- Lenovo tablet line to be out in full force at CES (arstechnica.com)
- Lenovo to show first tablets at CES (infoworld.com)
- Lenovo bringing two tablets to CES 2011: U1 Hybrid resurrected? (slashgear.com)
Check out this interesting GLBenchmark 2.0 at anandtech.com, they compare the performance in benchmarks for following devices:
- Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S using SGX540
- myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 using Adreno 205
- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad using SGX535
- Nokia N900 and Motorola Droid using SGX530
- Nexus One, Optimus One and HTC EVO 4G using Adreno 200
Not in the benchmark, Droid X, Droid 2 and the Archos Gen8 Tablets have SGX535.
It will be interesting to see what will happen once possibly more competition comes with ARM Mali-400 in the upcoming ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processors and where its performance might be. Also I'd like to know what kind of performance Tegra 2 does for this 3D stuff. What Qualcomm Adreno 220 is cooking for its upcoming dual-core Snapdragons. And what 3D on-die GPU Marvell is going to use (supposedly does 200 million triangles per second) in its upcoming 628 Tri-core processor.
Find the full GLBenchmark 2.0 article over at: anandtech.com
- Samsung Hummingbird declared fastest chip by GLBenchmark 2.0 (intomobile.com)
- LG Optimus 2X Preview: The Most Powerful Android Phone (brighthub.com)