Orchard Inc raised $4 Million for a tablet startup, here showing their titanium aluminium enclosure design, water resistant, unbreakable, with Pixel Qi and OMAP4 Powered Android, designed for outdoor use.
Orchard Inc Toughlet, Pixel Qi tablet for commercial ruggedized outdoor use
Obigo Browser on TV, Smartphone, Tablet and more
Obigo shows their web browser running on a smart TV, on a Smartphone, Tablet and more. Their software solution on Android also enables to customize home replacements for Android based on HTML5.
AQ Corporation NFC solutions
AQ Corporation shows some of their latest NFC solutions for tablets, they sell tablets which stores can buy to receive NFC payments in store.
Arnova 7c G2 sold for 80£ in the UK, 7″ capacitive unlocked 3G HSPA+ inside
The new Archos Arnova 7c G2 has been released. It’s being sold for 80£ at Carphonewarehouse.com with an unlocked, no-contract 3G SIM card slot. It’s a 7″ 800×480 capacitive screen, the Qualcomm MSM7227 800Mhz ARM11 processor that can run Gingerbread now, ICS possibly soon, with the Adreno 200 graphics that supports most Android 3D games today.
This price is basically $99 without the 20% UK VAT tax. By far the cheapest 7″ capacitive 3G-enabled tablet.
Some other specs:
– 4GB internal storage, expandable with microSDHC cards
– Dimensions: 195 mm x 118 mm x 14.1 mm
– Weight: 490 g
– WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0 slave port, microSD slot, front facing camera, G-sensor, microphone, built-in speaker, GPS
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, Android ICS Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 Tablet with Keyboard Dock
Lenovo showed a prototype of their next generation Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich on the 1.5Ghz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Krait processor and supporting a keyboard dock that looks similar to the Asus Transformer Prime.
iRiver Kibot, this robot takes care of children
iRiver and the South Korean telecom company KT have introduced this robotic playmate for kids called Kibot. The price in South Korea is something like $40 plus a $30/month subscription contract with KT over 2 years which includes new educational apps and videos through the KT robot portal in South Korea. It’s based on Android and also comes with the full Google Marketplace. The pricing for it is about the same as an iPhone 4S. iRiver plans to do more robots, to take care of old people, and maybe at some point they’ll release an Android robot that cooks food, takes out trash and washes dishes. The Android robots are invading the world! So what do you think, should I start a new ARM Powered Robots category on my website?
Windows RT on OMAP4470 Texas Instruments 1.5Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet
Here’s Windows 8 on an ARM Powered Tablet, running on the Texas Instruments OMAP4470 1.8Ghz processor with the SGX544 GPU. This is the first time that I saw the OMAP4470 in a tablet and it’s the first time that I briefly touched Windows 8 on an ARM Powered tablet (as you can hear in the video, I wasn’t supposed to be allowed to touch it). Look forward to much more on OMAP4470 and Windows 8 on ARM in the months to come.
MHL at CES 2012
Judy Chen, Director of Marketing at MHL presents the latest developments at the MHL Consortium, the latest list of devices to support the new standard. It looks like most new high-end phones, HDTVs and new types of devices are using the MHL connector and are part of the MHL Consortium, the reason being having everything go through one Micro-USB connector on the side of devices makes them simpler, thinner, cheaper to manufacture.
Rockchip RK2918 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets
Rockchip is showing Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich running smoothly on their RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 processor.
Freescale i.MX6 Lite Series launched at CES 2012
Freescale launches 2 new i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processors at CES 2012, while demonstrating the performance of their quad-core, they are also launching the new i.MX 6SoloLite processor, which is designed specifically for next-generation eReaders and is the follow-on to the company’s i.MX508 processor and the dual-core i.MX 6DualLite, targeting a broad array of smart devices and products including tablets, IPTVs, IP phones, medical patient monitoring systems and home energy management solutions.
- Freescale’s Cortex-A9 SoCs include E Ink controllers (linuxfordevices.com)
- Freescale introduces new low-power chips for eReaders, tablets, TVs (liliputing.com)
Freescale shows i.MX6 for auto/aero-infotainment with long term support
Freescale is showing the next generation i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 based in-car infotainment system. Freescale promises to provide 15 years of support for the chip, meaning that car manufacturers can feel confident using the i.MX6 in cars and airplanes, as it takes multiple years to make those, Freescale promises to still manufacture the same processor 15 years from now. They optimize features for cars such as using sensors and cameras for better car safety. Freescale is a global leader in producing processors used in cars.
MobilTab Sleek Android Tablet
The MobilTab Sleek uses the Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 overclocked at 1.5Ghz, 7″ capacitive 1024×600 capacitive touch screen, they are for now merging some of the UI features of Gingerbread, Honeycomb and ICS, upgrading to ICS when available for the processor. They have a WiFi-only and HSPA+ version available.
Pixel Qi at CES 2012
The 1280×800 10.1″ Pixel Qi screen is ready, here it is demonstrated under a bright spotlight simulating the sun as well as in some prototypes of upcoming Android tablets. Founder, CEO and inventor Mary Lou Jepsen talks about the latest news from Pixel Qi, where they are going, what they are up to.
Emdoor shows $140 9.7″ and $85 7″ Telechips 8803 ARM Cortex-A8 ICS Tablets
Emdoor Digital Technology Co Ltd shows Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich working on their Telechips based 7″ capacitive and 9.7″ IPS capacitive based Android tablets.
Zenithink shows Android 4.0 ICS on AmLogic tablets
Zenithink shows $90 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 capacitive 7″ tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich support ($80 for resistive), minimum order is just 50 pieces, the 10.1″ is $160, 7″ 1024×600 for $120.
Feihong shows $130 ICS on Telechips 8803 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 and $48 ARM11 VIA based tablet
Feihong Industry Co Ltd shows Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich running on their Telechips 8803 based tablet. They also announce that Telechips is working on a dual-core processor to be released in tablets around March already (to be confirmed by Telechips etc).
Toshiba Excite X10 launched in the USA, OMAP4430 1.2Ghz thinnest lightest 10.1″ Tablet
The Toshiba engineers use a magnesium casing and a new type of display where they are directly bonding the touch panel to the display itself, eliminating the air-gap between those two, helping them to get it to be really thin and really light.
Asus Transformer Prime powered by the Nvidia Tegra3
Here’s the worlds most powerful ARM Powered Laptop.
Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance
Qualcomm shows their MSM8960 S4 Krait reference tablet playing some 3D games on a HDTV.
Toshiba shows 5.1″, 7.7″ and 13.3″ Tablets at CES 2012
Toshiba is showing 5.1″, 7.7″ AMOLED and 13.3″ HD Tablet concepts at CES 2012, look back for more from Toshiba on new tablets at Mobile World Congress.