Top Tablets to look for at IFA Berlin
With the IFA nearing, all eyes are set curiously on gadgets. People have read about a lot of stuff all over the web by now but that remains inside with a big question mark. How will it actually look like? What will be the exact processor speed? Will the Sony Windows Tablet be actually convertible? Even if the images are watermarked with website names and published on behalf of manufacturers, that certain degree of skepticism will always be there. Similar is the case with the four tablets we have highlighted here, but that shouldn’t deter us from being prepared with something before the actual event. Here goes the line up!
Sony Xperia Tablet:
Prior to every company event, it seems a teaser is becoming a trend steadily. Sony has done that much before other companies do and spreading a little bit of that “unveiling object” has happened online. Rumors of a new Sony Tablet featuring a 9.4 inch HD display have popped up but not only with specifications leak but also of images allowing us to peek at the front, back and sides.
The front side still looks like the Tablet S released earlier. However, the backside has been refined to an extent. If you see, the wedge shape has been reduced to half now giving it a little more sophisticated look, I would say.
The Xperia branding rests on the extra body blended on the back and the rest of the body is covered in aluminum. The 8.8mm aluminum shell is unarguably thinner than the Sony Tablet S. The power and volume button, meanwhile, are positioned on the right side of the tablet. Reportedly, the Tablet is not destined for a Jelly Bean OS. As of now, it’s IceCream Sandwich only.
Sony is planning to release storage variants of the Xperia tablet: $399.99 for 16 GB, $499.99 for 32GB and $599.99 for a 64GB model. Different people crave for different amount of storage capacities and this is important.
The specs looks promising no doubt, but the mentioning of a 4G LTE model along with Android 4.1 JellyBean will make things different and even tougher for some of the competitors.
Samsung Windows 8 tablet:
We all know that Samsung tablets are not making a lot of noise in the market; rather its Smartphones are. The recently released Galaxy Note 10.1 is no doubt a great piece but prior to that, we haven’t actually seen a tablet that has received the extent of applause like a Galaxy S3, S2 or a Note for that matter when we compare things with the smartphone division. In fact, no Android tablet has caused a stir as the iPad has. This is what data reveals.
Samsung is trying to change things here probably. And how? By experimenting with a different platform this time called Windows. The Korean manufacturer is now teasing with a Windows 8 tablet just a day before the IFA. Now this is called a teaser!
Few reports have suggested that this is a hybrid laptop/tablet, something like the Ideapad Yoga which Lenovo demonstrated during the CES earlier this year. It will awesome if this one rotates a full 360 degree angle as well.
It’s for you to guess now whether the hybrid device would run Windows 8 RT or Windows Pro.
Sony Vaio duo 11:
Guys at PocketNow have got their hands on a Sony Tablet running Windows 8. Sony has always been remarkable when it comes to style. This time too, the consistency is quite evident from the images PocketNow have posted.
Sony Vaio Duo 11, as it is dubbed is a hybrid convertible tablet that has more of a professional looks this time unlike the Sony P or S. The convertibility factor would allow you to use it as a tablet and a laptop with a keyboard whenever required.
As mentioned above, the tablet will run Windows 8. However, it will not be contended to Windows RT version. There is more to that if judged by the interface and which will open a seamless stylus interface allowing you for handle the Windows 8 UI with your fingertips.
Mind you, the keyboard is not detachable and comes along with. However, it can be tilted full 360 degree for you to get the exact tablet feeling.
An 11 inch display is what speculated from the images but otherwise any sort of specs info is shy. The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has all chances of revealing itself at the IFA Berlin.
All credit to PocketNow, especially for the images!
No one can ignore actually. This is the era of Smartphones and Tablets. And that is precisely the reason why a top notch camera and a digital watch maker has entered this market. I am referring to Casio here, the Japanese Electronics major. And this entry is not just confirmed to one particular tablet, but two rugged tablets namely Casio V-T500-GE and V-T500-E.
They are tested for enough ruggedness and are IPR 54 rated meaning they won’t break if you drop them from about a three feet height, and won’t stop functioning if they get splashed with water or operated in dusty environments. You can get the rugged feeling from the rear side of the tablet, the coating around it.
It has been reported that the battery power would be enough to drive extensive working hours but a definite standby or work-time isn’t available.
The irony is that apart from details of an Android 4.0 (IceCream Sandwich), 10inches of display, a 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 processor and NFC capabilities, there’s nothing for us to glance upon. No camera capability details, pricing or availability details are known.