Samsung has been riding high on the popularity of its acclaimed phone Samsung Galaxy S4 and the announcement of the Google edition of this phone has sparkled the market now. The South Korean phone maker has high expectations from this phone. The recent reports have …
During its Unpacked event in New York, Samsung has failed to announce exact release date of the Galaxy S4 to hit the markets in the US and UK. While T-Mobile and AT&T have already started offering the early sign-ups for this device, Verizon and sprint has also confirmed their plans to carry the device in the near future. neither have announced a release date and pricing for the device, Well, if you are residing in UK, the Galaxy S4 handset will be made available by a bunch of carriers including Deutsche Telecom, O2, EE, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, H3G, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Telefonica, Vodafone and Tesco Mobile. The popular online retailer – Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U. will be also offering the device.
According to the company, the Galaxy S4 will start hitting the shelves from the 2nd quarter of this year (April). Those who are looking to grab the device in the UK, and who have been holding their breath on more details about the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can finally rejoice. You will be pleased to know that a reliable source is saying the Galaxy S4 will be available to purchase from April 26th. T-Mobile, EE, and Orange will start taking pre-registration for the device on March 28th.
The source doesn’t reveal any details regarding the pricing information of the Galaxy S4 phone. Three UK will offer 4G connectivity for Galaxy S4 for no extra charge in the coming months.
Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 441 pixels per inch. It’s 1.6GHz Exynos 8-core processor will run the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, 4.2.2 and the phone will also be 4G LTE. In some regions, the device will be powered by a 1.9Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. It also holds two camera (13MP on back and 2.1MP on front), 2GB RAM, 16GB/32Gb/64GB onboard storage, which can be further expandable up to 64GB via SD card slot. The handset’s highlighted feature is the Smart Pause, which will work based on Eye Tracking technology.
Stay tuned for U.S. release dates updates..
There have been numerous rumors about the pricing of Lenovo Think Tablet 2 featuring Windows 8. This piece of news marked an end to those rumors. The new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 was initially speculated to be priced between $ 600 and $ 700.
But as WPCentral reported, the forthcoming Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be rolling out with Windows 8 on October 26th for $ 799 including Keyboard. The price might be high for some but it is sensible as it includes the optional keyboard and full Office 2013 suite installed. Well without these accessories, the price may be quite less.
The interesting features in the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is that it features Windows 8 Pro, a 10.1” 1, 366 x 768 IPS display, alleged battery with 10 hours battery life, 2MP cameras in the front and 8MP cameras in the rear, stream wireless video, AT&T LTE, NFC, USB ports, fingerprint scanner etc.
We are not sure of the processor, but it is rumored to be Intel’s Clover Trail at 1.8GHz clock speed. And it is not yet known whether the optional dock with a HDMI out port, three USB ports, and an Ethernet port are included or not with the price of $ 799.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is designed in favor of enterprise users but not for general customers, leading to its high price. In the August press release it was reported that with the presences of its aesthetics and powerful features in the tablet, IT managers will particularly enjoy the tablet’s security-enhanced technologies and manageability.
The tablet is going to launch through AT&T in the U.S. and will be capable to jump on the carrier’s LTE in the 4G model. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is launching on 26th October.
Less than a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has already officially announced that the new Windows 8/RT operating system will be released on October 26th. Today, the company has confirmed that its first hardware effort, the Microsoft Surface tablet will be also available in stores on the same day, October 26th. Microsoft first unveiled this .3 millimeter-thick magnesium slate on June 18th in Los Angeles, California.
In its annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft has revealed “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”
Microsoft Surface comes with 10.6-inch display with full HD resolution, powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (Windows RT) or Intel Core i5 CPU (Windows 8 Pro), 32GB, 64GB, 128GB of storage (Windows 8 Pro version), USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot and more. The tablet will be launched with two types of keyboards – the Touch Cover and the Type Cover.
There is yet no no word on when Windows Phone 8 OS will ship. Would you buy the new Microsoft Surface? We’ve to see how it’ll stack up against the mighty Apple iPad. Stay tuned for more details on the Surface as we get ‘em.