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November 6, 2013

Samsung chief vows to bring foldable screens to devices by 2016

According to SammyMobile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, ran the rule over its roadmap at the Samsung Analyst Day in Korea on Wednesday and highlighted that ‘curved’ – like the one featuring on the Galaxy Round – and ‘bended’ screens will come to market over the next year.

Fold-able displays are then expected to arrive in 2016 through to 2017.

Of course, innovation like this doesn’t come without obstacles and this is something Samsung has even recognized.

The firm said at the event that there were numerous “technical challenges”, which presumably could entail also trying to make foldable processors and [...]

 
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October 12, 2013

Here comes the first wave of Windows 8.1-based Bay Trail tablets

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell's Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba's Encore and Asustek's Transformer Book T100.

These new Windows 8.1 tablets are lighter and thinner than the initial batch of Windows 8 tablets that started shipping last year.

Coming a bit later are more expensive and more powerful tablets like the Surface Pro 2 based on Intel's fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell that will be positioned more as true notebook replacements.

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August 21, 2013

Intel could launch new tablet processors in late 2014

Citing sources in the supply chain, Digitimes reports that Intel will ship a small number of sample Cherry Trail processors to vendors in late 2013, and goes onto claim that the chipmaker could reveal more details on the new system-on-chip (SoC) at Computex 2014.

But Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, will also be turning its gaze to the smartphone market with sources convinced that the firm will announce the 22nm Merrifield SoC in late 2013, followed by the Moorefield and Morganfield designs in the first quarter of 2015.

Merrifield is expected to offer a performance boost of around 50% and a longer battery life when compared against Intel’s current [...]

 
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July 18, 2013

New Intel chief reckons tablets will fall below $150 this holiday season

Speaking on his first quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Krzanich stressed that Intel is now watching out for the “next big thing”, after coming late to the tablet party.

"We've not always lived up to the standard we've set for ourselves," said Krzanich, in comments reported by The Verge and other tech publications.

However, despite Intel’s late move in the mobility space, Krzanich is confident that consumers will be able to get their hands on seriously cheap Bay Trail-powered tablets, for “$199 and below” as the year wears on.

"Some you'll see even lower — $150, and below that, as we go through [...]

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July 17, 2013

Google’s next-gen Nexus 7 expected July 24th

Other indications that a new Nexus 7 is coming include Android Central’s post of a photo showing an inventory screen for a retail store that includes several models of “Nexus 2″ tablets. 

They’re all listed as having quad-core processors, and the 16GB model has a $229 price tag while a 32GB model is listed at $269.

Engadget also received a few shots of documents from OfficeMax about a “new Google Nexus 7″ which is built by Asus and which will have 32GB of storage and sell for $269.99.

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July 15, 2013

You can now buy Dell’s convertible XPS 12 ultrabook

Dell claims that the fourth-generation Core processors improve the device’s speed by 1.6 times and battery life by 2.5 hours. The addition of NFC means that users will be able to transfer files by touching their device to other NFC-compatible products.

All of this means that the new XPS 12, which succeeds the original model launched last year, will start from $1,199.

For this, buyers will get an XPS 12 ultrabook with an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

Those willing to pay up to $1,399 will get a Core i7-4500U processor and 8GB of RAM, while another $200 bumps memory up to 512GB. 

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June 4, 2013

Qualcomm’s new reference design aims to push tablet performance

Chip giant Qualcomm has introduced new 7- and 10-inch versions of the Qualcomm Reference Design tablet that will be based on the company's earlier, 3G-only Snapdragon 400 processors.

The company said the reference design should help its customers who were using chips designed for smartphones to power tablets. 

"While some of our customers have utilized Qualcomm Reference Designs for smartphones as a foundation for building and commercializing tablets in certain regions, Qualcomm Technologies has increasingly received customer interest in a Qualcomm Reference Design specifically designed for tablets in emerging regions," said Jeff Lorbeck, senior [...]

 
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May 6, 2013

An onslaught of tablet PC shipments set for this year

Tablet PC shipments are set to grow 67% from a year ago, to 256.5 million in 2013, and reach 579.4 million by 2017, according to a new report by NPD DisplaySearch.

A lot of that growth will come at the expense of notebook PCs with those shipments expected to decline 10% over the next four years, from 203.3 million in 2013 to 183.3 million in 2017.

But NPD notes there will be pockets of growth in notebook PCs. For example, shipments of notebooks with touch capabilities are expected to grow 48% Y/Y in 2014. (Shipments refers to units shipped to distributors, not sell through to users).

NPD says new operating systems such as [...]

 
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March 8, 2013

Motion Computing says biz demand is still strong for Windows 7 tablets

The company, based out of Austin, Texas, was exhibiting a collection of tablets at the Insight Technology Show in London today, where it stressed that demand remains strong for Windows 7, despite the release of Windows 8.

“Windows 8 is great for us, but some customers realize that there are limitations with it,” said Motion Computing's Northern Europe country manager Ian Davies.

“Today, our customers say that Windows 7 is what they need. A lot of them are still transitioning from XP and some research suggests that businesses will skip Windows 8 altogether and go to Windows 9.”

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January 2, 2013

Update: Is this the year of the Ubuntu tablet? Canonical hints at touch-friendly OS

A countdown clock on the firm’s website carried the rather cryptic message of “so close, you can almost touch it”, which could be a reference to the operating system supporting greater touchscreen control (Ubuntu first introduced touchscreen support in version 11.04). The countdown is due to end at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST).

This isn’t the first time Canonical has hinted at smartphone and tablet support for its highly rated Linux OS.

PhoneNews reports that the company will unveil a ‘new breed of Ubuntu devices under the Ubuntu Touch banner’ later today and possibly with an OEM partner, while various representatives from the firm have [...]

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