Verizon Shows Off New Motorola Xyboard LTE Tablet

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Verizon Shows Off New Motorola Xyboard LTE Tablet

Well this isn’t unexpected all though we have been hoping that they would drop the “Xyboard” moniker which unfortunately hasn’t happened. According to multiple outlets Verizon is gearing up to release two different 4G LTE Android tablets from Motorola. The first is an eight-inch model and the second a ten-inch model and both are expected to land before the end of the year.

The tablets are both packing dual-core 1.2GHz chips, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear cameras and 1.3 megapixel front cameras. The tablets will be sporting Corning Gorilla Glass, and they’re rumored to be “thinner than a AAA batter and lighter than a paperback book.” Apparently the 10″ version also comes with a stylus, and is more targeted to enterprise users.

There is no mention of the OS running on these tablets just yet, we imagine that they’ll ship with Honeycomb and then be updated to ICS, but we could be surprised and they may have ICS at launch.

Spec wise these tablets are already coming into the game slightly outdated with the Asus Transformer Prime slated to launch this month with the Tegra3 Quad-core processor, we can’t help but wonder why Motorola didn’t opt to go with a Quad-core option for their second round of tablets. It appears as though Motorola has been having a hard time keeping up with the advancements in technology, considering that most of their phones (outside of the Droid RAZR) have come out with specs that were top of the line 6 months before they launched, and are second tier by the time they launch. Either Motorola needs to speed up their launch process or  they have to design and build they’re devices to be more flexible when it comes to hardware. They could always make they’re products less expensive and then customers wouldn’t mind that their specs are a bit behind the industry leaders but you can’t charge high-end prices and deliver less than high-end specs.

Source:

Engadget

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Asus Transformer Prime Available For Pre-Order From Amazon.com

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Asus Transformer Prime Available For Pre-Order From Amazon.com

Interested in grabbing an Android tablet? Mulling over your options for what’s available and what you’re getting? Why not throw some of that hard earned cash towards the pre-order of the worlds first Tegra3 quad-core ICS tablet the Asus Transformer Prime! Yes Amazon currently has the Prime up for pre-order in a few different varieties. Of course it’s currently “out of stock” but that just means they don’t have actual units to ship yet but once they do if you’re one of the bold to pre-order this powerhouse device you’ll be getting yours ahead of most of the population.

A quick refresher on the Primes specs:

  • 10.1″ multi-touch display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR
  • 32GB eMMC Flash
  • 8mp rear camera
  • 1.2mp front camera
  • Micro SD Card Reader
  • 25 W/h Li-polymer battery
  • 1.29 lbs
  • available in Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold
Can’t complain about those specs especially since Asus is stating that you’ll be able to get 12 hours out of the battery pack and an additional 6 hours with the keyboard / doc station.
So, are you jumping on the cutting edge bandwagon?
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Tegra 3 Devices Announced and Rumored

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Tegra 3 Devices Announced and Rumored

Transformer Prime

Last week the Tegra 3 quad-core processor was announced and the first device to be powered by it, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Prime is a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1200 x 800 Super IPS+  Gorilla Glass display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and will run Honeycomb. Asus plans on upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the year. The Prime has been considerably slimmed down from its predecessor to a mere 8.3mm thickness, which is just thinner than the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Prime starts at $499 for a 32GB model and $599 for the 64GB one. The keyboard dock will cost an extra $149. Availability will be early December.

Since rumors are more fun than official announcements, here is one for you. BGR is reporting to have details on one of the first Tegra 3 smartphones, the HTC Edge. They believe it will be a 4.7 inch screen with 1GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 8MP rear-facing camera, a 720p front-facing camera, Beats Audio, NFC all inside an 8.8mm unibody casing. The best feature could be the 720p HD S-LCD 2 with optical lamination – read crazy display quality. The HTC Edge may launch in March or April of next year and rumored to run Ice Cream Sandwich. You can find an image below.

Via: Engadget, BGR

Image Via: pocketnow, Nvidia

HTC Edge

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Kal-El is here

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Kal-El is here

Tegra 3

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No it’s actually the Tegra 3. The long awaited quad-core chip from Nvidia, coded named Kal-El, is finally here. It will be know simply as the Tegra 3. It is the first quad-core chip on the market and it doesn’t even have 4 cores; it has five. The fifth core is what Nvidia is calling a “companion” core that will be utilized for low power tasks. While doing things like listening to music, playing back video and background updates only the companion core will be active. However, when more power is required for things such as browsing the web, multitasking, or gaming the fifth core shuts down the and beastly quad-core takes over. While Nvidia’s press release did not mention clock speed, The Verge is reporting the companion core has a maximum of 500Mhz; in single-core mode it will get up to 1.4Ghz and 1.3Ghz  when in dual-core or quad-core mode. Nvidia says it will offer 61% lower power consumption over the Tegra 2 with 12 hour battery life for HD video playback. Given that it can support 1080p video playback at a crazy 40Mbps, we will have to wait and see about that 12 hour battery. The Tegra 3 provides 3x the graphics performance of the Tegra 2 due to the 12-core GeForce GPU. 15 Tegra 3 games under development for the Tegra Zone – a market place inside the Android market that offer games optimized for Tegra devices. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be the first Tegra 3 device.

Press Release & Photo: Nvidia

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Asus Confirms Transformer Prime Nov 9th Launch with Quad-Core Processor

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Asus Confirms Transformer Prime Nov 9th Launch with Quad-Core Processor

Asus has confirmed the follow-up to their successful Transformer tablet, the Transformer Prime will launch on November 9th. This will be the first tablet to feature NVidia’s Quad-Core Kal-El processor, which we’ve covered before. Asus also confirmed that the Transformer Prime will launch with Honeycomb 3.2 but will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich after launch.

Asus has been definitely made its mark in the tablet arena, and they continue to push the curve with specifications. It’s going to be a hard market to compete in this coming quarter, with the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire coming out. It will be interesting to see how the Kal-El processor performs and what it can do to Android, specifically Ice Cream Sandwich because it will be able to utilize the multiple cores.

This holiday season is going to be a big one for Android, from phones, to tablets, to the newest version of Android. I hope everyone has been saving their money through out the year for all of these great devices!

Source:

Phandroid

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