A tablet isn’t a laptop. They’re fun, they’re useful, but they’re not a laptop. There’s potential there, but some companies focus on the image more than practicality. Time to Remix what a tablet is to allow it to fulfil its promise of being a computer more than a complementary device.
Today, during an event that took place at Beijing, Xiaomi launched their first ever tablet, called Mi Pad. According to reports, it is a plastic iPad clone, a point that was obvious from the name of the tablet.
The Chinese company has become well known for two things: offering low cost alternatives with the mobile market, and blatantly ripping off popular products to make their own. Despite that, they are a valid player gaining increasing traction in a market where low costs devices are in high demand.
Looks-wise, it is pretty much an iPad mini. The brightly colored plastic has a large screen with a thin border and rounded sides. There are three buttons on the bottom to get to the menu screen, go back and pull up settings. Honestly, other than the colors (which are a bit brighter) it is indistinguishable on sight from high-end tablets.
Samsung has announced that they will be releasing a new tablet in the Galaxy line, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. While there is no word yet on the price, based on the tech specs it looks as though the company is aiming for a more budget friendly tablet this time around.
Though they have put a lot of focus on high end technology, Samsung has not forgotten the potential for users with simpler needs. They have been slowly releasing more affordable options, and based on the hardware, the Tab 3 Lite looks like it falls into that category.
Originally demoed a month ago at Computex 2013, the Tegra will go beyond their Project KAI Tegra 3 design. The Tegra Note tablet will have both original hardware and a complete operating system from the company, making it a new kind of high performance device without the price tag.
Last year the Nexus 7 became one of the most popular Android tablets released, and it remains popular to this day. NVIDIA was at least partially responsible for that success, thanks to their work on developing affordable high-tech hardware and software components used on the device. But now they are releasing their own Tegra Note, which further improves on the concept.
Well it looks like Amazon is on another push to grow as a company. They have already previously mentioned that they are betting a lot on switching to digital in the past. It’s very apparent first with their push on ebooks, the Kindle and the Kindle Fire.
Amazon is clearly not done with its expansion though and is just gearing up to do even more. From new employees to tablets and beyond – Amazon has quite a few changes in the near future up its sleeves.
In a push to expand the workforce in its warehouses, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has made an interesting offer on Amazon’s front page today. He is committed to a huge recruitment drive. Not only are they trying to expand their work force but they are making a very nice incentive to current longstanding employees.
While some are still calling it the iPad 3, Apple has made the decision to give their newest device a reputation of its own. Undoubtedly, “The New iPad” is the greatest tablet yet but it still features many of the previous conveniences, plus a few newer ones.
When taking the first look, the new iPad resembles its predecessors quite strongly, until your eyes get caught on its brilliant and crystal-clear screen. The 2,048 x 1,536 resolution of the display will satisfy even the most demanding customers, especially those who have a phobia of images lacking pixel density. To describe it in one word, the new iPad is simply splendid and there is no other gadget or device that can compare to it. Well, at least not yet.
A week ago LG Optimus Vu phone was announced. It is a smart “phone” some would say, however its most noteable feature is its significant size, which makes it just a tad smaller than a tablet. With many users fawning over the new size and many more criticizing it, it is hard to say whats the overall oppinion regarding the increased size of Optimus Vu.
This phone is just a tad shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Note, but is still significantly larger than an iPhone, having 5-inches wide. Apparently, the new Vu will be wider than the Note which will make it even bulkier for people to handle. If it’s not a phone or tablet, because his size this device should be named phablet.
So how does handling a larger smart phone feel? Well, those who have tested out the Note have been mixed however many who initially dislike it become very accustomed to it and say it feels quite natural. Fortunately, those who may not really like the size of the new LG Vu will definitely like its other features.