Sprint Announces 4G Tablet Due in 2011; Android or Windows?

Sprint is well aware of the demand for 4G, not only on smartphones but on tablets as well. We weren’t lucky enough to get to experience the speeds that 4G brings us with the Sprint Galaxy Tab, but an executive over at Sprint has told Forbes that a 4G tablet is in the works for a launch of 2011. The company also noted that they intend to sell tablets with different operating systems, another than Android, but we can’t assume that they’d leave a fresh Honeycomb tablet behind say, a Windows OS tablet. Only time will tell.

[VIA] Engadget

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Woow Digital's Tegra 2 Tablet and quot;The One and quot; Packs a Tegra 2 Core with Gingerbread

Feast your eyes on The One. Yes, that’s what Woow Digital is calling their newest Tegra 2 tablet, and it appears to be nothing short of impressive. The One will operate with Gingerbread and contains an NVIDIA Tegra 2 core, 16GB of flash storage, and 1GB of RAM. Of course the tablet will come with all the bells and whistles such as WiFi, WCDMA 3G and Bluetooth while Android 2.3 will display on a crisp 10-inch screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The image above shows the tablet running the game Dungeon Defenders, and surely we can agree that it’s definitely looking snazzy. As it is with most of the newest toys, The One will not be available to us in the States for it’s initial launch, however Japan will have first dibs on the Tegra 2 tablet before Christmas this year with an estimated price tag of $504. Check out some more shots of The One below.

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Samsung Reaches 600,000 Galaxy Tab Sales Worldwide

Originally Samsung predicted that their newest tablet, The Galaxy Tab would hit 1 million in sales before the years end, and it appears that they are well on their way to hitting their quota. Currently the company reports that they have sold around 600,000 Galaxy Tabs worldwide, and it hasn’t even been available for more than a month! Pretty darn impressive in terms of demand. We see no reason why pushing out another 400k units would be a hard task, especially with the Black Friday and Holiday specials right around the corner.

[VIA] Engadget

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Android News Weekly Wrap Up 11-19-2010

Droid Nerds Weekly Wrap Up. Consisting of a few of our headlines from this week! We will be Doing a Weekly Wrap Up every Friday so keep watching. For more Android News don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

http://droidnerds.com/content/google-picks-motorola-present-android-3-0-7-inch-motopad-666/

http://droidnerds.com/content/rogers-offering-mixed-pricing-samsung-galaxy-tabs-668/

http://droidnerds.com/content/samsung-releases-source-code-galaxy-tab-671/

http://droidnerds.com/content/lg-androids-hit-verizon-priced-low-672/

http://droidnerds.com/content/eric-schmidt-shows-nexus-s-web-2-0-summit-video-675/

http://droidnerds.com/content/google-brings-mobile-editing-google-docs-684/

http://droidnerds.com/content/nvidia-s-tegra-2-processor-showcased-major-tablets-ces-2011-685/

http://droidnerds.com/content/tablet-e-reader-nook-color-barnes-noble-689/

http://droidnerds.com/content/pick-up-motorola-droid-pro-tomorrow-verizon-179-696/

Toshiba Folio 100 Tablet Leaves Customers Disappointed

Remember the Toshiba Folio 100? We wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. Turns out that PC World is pulling their Folio 100 units due to a high number of returns by dissatisfied customers. Why? You may be asking. Well, it seems to be a number of things such as no pinch-to-zoom capabilities in the browser, sub-par pixel density, cheap casing, narrow viewing angles, and if it couldn’t get any worse… a lack of the Android Market. It’s unfortunate to see an Android tablet fall down the tubes (especially a 10.1-incher!), but hopefully Toshiba has something more impressive up their sleeves for the future.

[VIA] Engadget

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ViewSonic announces ViewPad 7 and amp; 10's US Release

We’ve talked about the ViewPad 7, but never heard word of a timeframe for its official release here in the US. ViewSonic finally announced that they would be launching the ViewPad 7 tablet here in the States in November. In case you missed out on the specs of this monster, we’ll run through a few of them.

  • 7″ Display
  • 1024 x 600 Resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM7230 600MHz Processor
  • 802.11b, 802.11g WiFi
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Also, if you remember the ViewPad 7 had a big brother, the ViewPad 10. Sporting an attractive Android/Windows 7 dual-booting OS. Unfortunately we won’t see this beast release until Q1 of 2011. The ViewPad 7 will retail for around $479 and will feature access to the Android Market. (Seriously) If the Galaxy Tab isn’t quite what you’re looking for this holiday season, then give the ViewPad 7 a try.

[VIA] Engadget

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Pre-Order Huawei Ideos S7 Tablet from Best Buy for $299.99

We know, it’s been a while since we’ve covered anything regarding the Huawei Ideos S7 Tablet. At any rate, this 7-inch Android tablet is still high in demand and is now currently listing on Best Buy for $299.99. Unfortunately however, units aren’t actually shipping until November 7th. So if you feel the need to get a headstart on the Galaxy Tab’s November 10th date, here’s your chance to make it happen.


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Vodafone.de now offering Samsung Galaxy Tab

As we get closer to the November 1st release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab overseas, more and more retailers are starting to list their not-so-competitive pricing. Vodafone Germany has just announced that they’ll be offering the Galaxy Tab for $1,017 without a contract, and $418 if you choose to sign your life away for two years. Still, these prices seem unusually high. Especially if they plan to compete with the iPad.

[VIA] Engadget

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Samsung hands out Galaxy Tabs to Lucky Londoners for 48 hours

Samsung appears taking their next step in gearing up for their official November 1st launch of the Galaxy Tab by loaning units to a selected number consumers in London, starting October 18th. The lucky folks who are chosen to get their hands on the tablet will have a 48-hour period to use the device to see how it can improve their daily commute around the city. The bad news is, it doesn’t look like Samsung will be as gracious as they were with loaning out Galaxy S devices, by then letting the users keep them afterwards.

For those of you in the UK, you can apply or just check out the promotion at a London tube station on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week in Liverpool Street, Ealing Broadway, Islington, Highbury, and Balham. You can also send in your application to: [EMAIL=galaxytab@tubetest.co.uk]galaxytab@tubetest.co.uk[/EMAIL]

[VIA] Inquirer

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Welcome the 7-inch ZTE Light Android Tablet

The company ZTE is butting into the tablet market with its latest Android packed ZTE Light Tablet. This 7-inch puppy does just about what you’d expect any current entry level tablet to do with features such as Android 2.1, 3G network, GPS, WiFi, SD card expansion slot, with an expected 10 hours of battery life. It appears that the tablet will also sport a custom Android skin. Stick with us, as we’re still waiting on further details to confirm pricing and availability.

[VIA] Engadget

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