Toshiba to unveil affordable 7-inch tablet and world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet at CES

By on January 6, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

Toshiba to unveil affordable 7-inch tablet and world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet at CES

Toshiba’s tablets never took off like the company wanted, but according to Notebook Italia, Toshiba will soon launch an entry-level 7-inch Android tablet that will debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The black and blue slate features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 1024 x 600-pixel display, a rear camera, a microUSB port and a microSD slot. A leaked image also reveals three capacitive buttons, leading us to believe it will not be running Android 3.2 Honeycomb or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With the recent success of the Kindle Fire, numerous low-priced tablets are slated to appear at this CES and Toshiba’s new 7-inch model will be among them. Additionally, according to Toshiba’s Japanese website, the company will be showcasing the “world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet” at CES next week. Toshiba introduced the AT200 tablet last fall, which measured at just 7.7mm thick, however the company never announced a release date. More →

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Samsung announces the affordable Galaxy M with a Super AMOLED display

By on January 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM.

Samsung announces the affordable Galaxy M with a Super AMOLED display

Following the company’s announcement of the Galaxy Ace Plus, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its Galaxy M smartphone. The entry-level hadnset features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1GHz single-core processor and 4GB of internal storage. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and includes a 3-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera and a TV tuner. The Galaxy M is similar to the Wave, with a metallic body rather than the usual plastic back found on other members of the Galaxy family. The device will be priced around $500 dollars with no contract and will be available in three color options: Platinum Silver, Blue Black and Lavender Pink. There has been no word on whether or not the Galaxy M will be launch in the United States. More →

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New Nokia 500 is a race to the bottom [video]

By on August 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM.

New Nokia 500 is a race to the bottom [video]

While the Daytona 500 kicks off a race to the top each year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Nokia 500 is a race to the bottom. Nokia on Monday announced a new Symbian-powered smartphone that will aggressively attack emerging markets and smartphone users on a budget. The €150 ($217) Nokia 500 costs about what most popular smartphones do after subsidies, and it features specs we’re not used to seeing on entry-level devices. Highlights include a 1GHz processor, a 3.2-inch 640 x 360-pixel touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of storage and HSPA data. It also weighs just 93 grams, making it the lightest Symbian smartphone to date. As attractive as this handset could be in the low-end market, it begs the question: how long will it be until Nokia can attack young demographics and emerging markets this aggressively with entry-level smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said on numerous occasions that Nokia will be able to push affordable Windows Phones out to market very quickly, but €150 before subsidies is not an easy price point to hit. Nokia did not specify a launch date for the Nokia 500, saying only that it will be available before the end of the year. A pair of videos showcasing the new Nokia 500 follow below. More →

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T-Mobile intros Samsung Gravity SMART, Exhibit 4G Android phones

By on June 3, 2011 at 3:10 AM.

T-Mobile intros Samsung Gravity SMART, Exhibit 4G Android phones

On Thursday T-Mobile introduced two new Android phones that will be priced under $100 after rebates: the Samsung Gravity SMART and the Samsung Exhibit 4G. The Exhibit 4G runs the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, has a 1GHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera, and offers support for T-Mobile’s 21Mbps HSPA+ 4G network. The Gravity SMART runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), has 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash, and also offers a full four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile says both phones should be available this month, although pricing was not announced. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

By on June 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM.

AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

AT&T officially announced the Pantech Crossover on Tuesday, Pantech’s first Android smartphone. The Crossover is powered by a 600MHz processor, runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), sports a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, support for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks, a 2GB microSD card, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery good for up to five hours of use. It may not offer the best specs, but it does come with an affordable price tag. You’ll be able to pick up the Pantech Crossover on June 5th for just $69.99 with a new two-year A&T contract. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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T-Mobile announces LG Optimus T, affordable Android 2.2 device

By on October 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM.

T-Mobile announces LG Optimus T, affordable Android 2.2 device

Today, T-Mobile announced the addition of the LG Optimus T to its Android handset lineup. The Optimus T is being billed as an affordable, easy-to-use Android device for the masses. The press release is pretty light on specs, but we do find out that the device has a 3.2 megapixel camera, capacitive touchscreen display, and will run stock Android 2.2. The device is also a “with Google” production. The Optimus will come with a 2 GB micro-SD card and can be expanded to up to a 32 GB card. The handset will be available in burgundy or titanium and will launch in time for the holiday season. The full press release is after the break. More →

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