Alcatel One Touch Idol X is a 5″ 1080p IPS with super narrow bezel, 0.8″ thick, 110 grams, MediaTek MT6589T 1.5Ghz, HSPA+, 13MP camera with custom Android UI. Price is to be around 300-400€ in Europe depending on the market, perhaps $300-400 in the USA.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X, 5″ 1080p MT6589T, 300-400€
Alcatel One Touch Idol S 4.7″ 720p with LTE and Idol Mini 4.3″ WVGA on MT6572
Alcatel One Touch launches Idol S an LTE-capable 4.7″ 1280×720 phone using Qualcomm processor, and the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini is ultra-cheap 4.3″ WVGA on the MediaTek MT6572.
Marseille VTV-1222 4K video upscaling certified by Technicolor
Marseille shows their latest VTV-1222 family of 4K video processors providing single-chip solution to process, enhance, and upscale legacy video content to 4K (3840×2160) for display on next generation 4K UHD TVs. Marseille claims to provide one of the best 4K upscaling technologies yet, to upscale 1080p content to 4K. The Marseille processor is embedded for example in the latest Toshiba Blu-ray player to upscale 1080p Blu-ray movies to 4K screens.
Read more at: http://www.marseilleinc.com/new-products/4k-video-revolution
Alcatel One Touch Pop C1/C3/C5/C7 3.5″/4″/4.5″/5″ entry-level, cheaper smartphone range
Alcatel One Touch shows their entry-level range of smartphones, starting with C1 HVGA 3.5″, C3 4″ WVGA, then C5 4.5″ and even the C7 5″ Full HD MT6589 phone. The price range of the Alcatel One Touch Pop C-series should be among the most affordable on the European market when they get released.
Kindle Paperwhite with E Ink Carta, better contrast, better page-turns, faster processor, still $119
E Ink releases the new latest Kindle Paperwhite, with a 25% faster processor, page turning is better using Regal Wave Forms, the contrast, blacks and whites are 50% better using E Ink Carta technology. The price is still $119 (with special offers) available at Amazon.com
Thompson TCL 4K TVs 50″ and 55″ invading the European Market
Thompson presents two new 4K TVs for the European market, 50″ 4K and 55″ 4K. The 50″ is to be sold initially for about 2,000-2500 Euros and the 55″ is to be sold for about 3,000-3,500 euros. Consider those are the introductory prices and that one can maybe hope prices to quickly come down during 2014 to for example 1000 euros for 50″ 4K and 1500 euros for 55″ 4K. Both TVs support native 4K content (maximum of 30fps over HDMI 1.X standard) and up-scaling conventional HD content to 4K resolutions with the Marseille upscaling solution certified by Technicolor. Thomson is thus the brand to bring TCL’s 4K TVs to the European market. Here’s hoping that the 55″ 4K TV from Thomson/TCL reach the sub-2000 Euro price point all over Europe sooner rather than later! Consider that TCL is China’s number 1 TV maker. And that Thomson is one of the brands that TCL is using to sells its TVs in Europe!
$329/299€ 8″ Toshiba Encore on Intel Atom
The 8″ Toshiba Encore uses a 8″ 1280×800 touchscreen and an Intel atom processor. The encore is very similar to the Acer Iconia W3. The Toshiba Encore runs x86 Windows 8 OS with Microsoft office included. The Toshiba encore has dual cameras a 2mp on the front and a 8mp on the back. Storage options include 32gb or 64gb with microsd expansion. The Price should be 299 Euros and other sites mention a price of 329 USD.
Toshiba Satellite ND15t
The Toshiba Satellite ND15t offers a conventional laptop form factor with a touchscreen. Specs include a 11.6″ HD (1366×768) Touch screen, Intel Pentium or Celeron processors and a variety of full sized ports. Expect pricing to be around 399 Euro which would make it one of the cheapest touchscreen laptops on the market. Includes HDMI, USB 3.0, and an 802.11n Wi-Fi.
Wexler Android Tablets and Smartphones at IFA 2013
The first product shown is a 7″ 1024×600 tablet with an unspecified dual core MTK processor, built in 3g and storage options up to 32gb. The next tablet shown is a 10.1″ 1280×800 tablet with an unspecified dual core process (presumably from MTK). Wexler also makes a Tegra 2 based tablet with a 7″ IPS screen and storage up to 32gb. Wexler’s latest 7″ tablet has a Tegra 4 processor. Wexler also makes tablets for airlines. Wexler’s new product category was a smartphone. Wexler’s smartphone has a 5″ full HD screen, Quad Core Mediatek Processor, 13mp camera, and dual sim functionality. Wexler also sells a flexible unbreakable e-reader. Wexler doesn’t give away the bulk or retail pricing of any of their products. Wexler sells their products mostly in Eastern Europe.
E Ink Carta, Regal wave form, flexible Mobius for Smartwatches, A4-sized e-readers and red E Ink
The new E Ink Carta technology delivers a 50% increase in contrast over Pearl E Ink, 20% less reflections, Carta technology is now in the newest Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6″ e-reader, and E Ink also shows the new Regal Wave Form technology which removes the need for full page refreshes allowing for faster refreshes for up to a hundred page turns when reading. E Ink also shows a smartwatch based on their flexible E Ink Mobius screen technology. E Ink Mobius screens are flexible and can be custom shaped enabling smaller new form factors. E Ink claims that the CST-1 watch is the thinnest watch in the world at .8mm thick. The E Ink watch amazingly gets a month of battery. Also here’s an A4 sized Mobius display. Sony has there own Mobius display based product designed for education with touch and active digitizer capabilities. E Ink Mobius screens due to their flexibility are much more durable than glass LCDs. Mobius screens currently use E Ink Pearl technology but could in theory upgrade to E Ink Carta. E Ink also shows electronic replacements for paper signs which is useful in retail outlets. Electronic signs enable real time price updates enabling much more accurate pricing which makes consumers more confident in a retailer. The electronic signs can last 5 years on a battery and in theory could operate without batteries.
Henry’s LG IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry goes and sees LG Latest products such as mobile products including the LG GPAD and LG G2. Henry also looks at LG TV products such as the TV covered wall and as well various kinds of 4K and 3D televisions. You can subscribe to Henry’s own YouTube channel at: http://youtube.com/TechToThePeopleVideo and watch his other IFA Booth Tour videos:
Henry’s Samsung IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour
TCL 84″ 4K Pen input Touchscreen TV
TCL demonstrats a 4K TV with pen touchscreen input support. The Large touchscreen allows for people to draw on it. The Pen uses a special sensor to interact with the screen. The TV is connected to a computer running Windows. For artists, education, business, no price yet.
Archos 50 Oxygen
Archos 50 Oxygen is the high-end MT6589T 5″ 1080p IPS phone from Archos, featuring two cameras, a 5mp camera on the front and a 13mp camera with dual LED Flash on the back. The targeted retail price is around $350€.
Archos 80/97/101 Platinum Tablets, aluminium case, full IPS, RK3188, 2GB RAM
Archos shows latest products in their platinum range. The Archos 97 platinum features 2048×1536 IPS screen “exactly the same as in the latest iPad”. The Archos platinum range also has dual band wifi, a Quad Core RK3188 processor clocked at 1.6ghz with 2GB RAM. The Archos Platinum range has a aluminium shells rather than plastic. The 97 platinum will be priced in retail at around $300€. Archos platinum range also comes in 8″ (I think $200€ maybe $150€) and 10.1″ (probably at $250€).
Archos 101 XS2 Generation 11
Archos is showing the Archos 101 XS2 the successor to the Archos 101 XS thin 10.1″ tablet with keyboard dock. The Archos 101 XS2 has a 10.1″ 1280×800 “real full IPS” screen. Like the previous generation the 101 XS2 comes with its own keyboard cover, here included at the 250$/€ targetted retail price. Upgrade from last year’s dual-core OMAP4470 Archos 101 XS the XS2 uses a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 28nm HKMG Rockchip RK3188 CPU with Mali-400 GPU along side 2gb of ram.
Lenovo S5000 1280×800 MediaTek MT8125 199€ (MT8389 for 3G 249€ version)
Lenovo shows their latest range of 7″ Tablets, here’s the Lenovo S5000, one of the lightest at 247 grams, 7.9mm thick, quad-core MediaTek (MediaTek 8389 in the 3G model, MediaTek MT8125 in the Wi-Fi-only version), with a 1280×800 IPS screen, retailing at 199 Euro retail for WiFi version and 249 Euro for the 3G version. Lenovo also shows their other latest and upcoming tablets S1000, S3000 and more in this video.
To21 Co Ltd shows CAVIUM CNW6611 Powered Miracast Dongle RTSD5000
Korean To21 claims that their CAVIUM CNW6611 ARM926EJ-S 378MHz Miracast dongle has the best yet Miracast performance on the market, the price is about 30 Euros for 10K bulk.
Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour
My 11-year-old cousin Henry from Denmark walks around the Toshiba booth at IFA 2013, testing out the new Toshiba Tegra4 tablets, checking out the latest Toshiba 4K Upscaling Blu-ray player, Windows 8 touch-screen devices and more.
Lenovo Vibe X, MT6589T ultra-slim 1080p Smartphone
The Vibe X has a Full HD 5″ screen and is one the smallest devices with a 5″ screen. The Vibe X has a polycarbonate design that looks like metal. The vibe X has a 5mp front camera which is good for self portraits. The Vibe X has the latest Mediatek 6589T processor at 1.5ghz and 2gb of ram. Unfortunately the device has no removable battery and a fixed 16gb of storage. Lenovo puts their own custom user interface on top Android 4.2 similar to MIUI in that it removes the app drawer called Lenovo Launcher. The Vibe X Should be available in China in October and outside of China in December and the price is yet to be announced.
Lenovo shows 7 new MediaTek smartphones at IFA 2013
Lenovo mostly targets Asia, Russia, the Middle-east, developing countries particularly with its smartphones and has yet to announce plans for Europe or the USA.