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iPad 3 facing display shortages at launch

It won’t come as much of a shock, but Apple may find it hard keeping up with demand when they release the upcoming iPad 3. The demand for new Apple tablets is always extraordinary, but they face additional problems, due to display panel shortages. Digitimes have sourced information in the …

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Apple to release ‘mini iPad’ 7.85 inch tablet in Q3

People are waiting in anticipation for the iPad 3 with super high resolution screen and updated processing power. Apple have plans to supplement the flagship model, with a new 7.85 inch tablet, according to reports from Digitimes. They say that Apple are going to begin production of the smaller tablet …

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Apple is considering a 14-inch MacBook Air

Apparently Apple is seriously thinking about producing a 14-inch sized MacBook Air with primary motivation for this sized notebook stemming from the Asia market. It’s been determined that Asians are particularly fond of 14-inch notebooks and this size makes up between 35 and 40% of the total notebook market across Asia, …

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All of humanity to own an Android phone one day

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, his third in as many years. He touched on the fact that everyone could at some stage could own an Android smartphone if current levels of growth are maintained. This will be done by extending …

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Going cheap – iPad’s hit ebay before iPad 3 launch

Well we predicted this would happen weeks ago, and sure enough in the run up to the iPad 3 launch, everyone and their mother is trying to sell their Apple tablet. According to reports from CNet, Ebay made over 125,000 tablet trade in offers in February, and 97.6 percent of …

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ASUS announces some more Transformer Android tablets

Revealed alongside the Padfone last night were a couple of new Transformer series tablets. The tablets in question are the Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series and the Transformer Pad 300 series. Starting off with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series (buzz-word galore) there is a really impressive 1920×1200 Full …

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iPad 3 retina display, pixels analysed

With the launch of the iPad coming ever closer, there is much hype about the new ‘retina’ display. But what exactly does this mean for the customer? Well we know that the resolution will be much higher than the iPad or iPad 2, coming in at a staggering 2048×1536 pixels. …

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Apple face global battle over ‘iPad’ name

The legal action over the ‘iPad’ name is being taken to the next level by Proview as they seek to regain ‘worldwide rights’. Proview Electronics are suing Apple for alleged fraud and unfair competition, hoping that they can reclaim ownership after a 2009 sale of the name. Proview, a Taiwanese …

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iPad 3 likely to cost more than iPad 2

According to various sources it would appear that the upcoming Apple iPad 3 will cost more than the current iPad 2. A pricing sheet appeared on Chinese blog site Sina Weibo. Analysing the prices it would seem that Apple may have to charge $80 more for the same wi-fi models …

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Samsung announces a pair of Android 4.0 tablets

Samsung has just announced two new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and the Galaxy Note 10.1. Just like I speculated when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) was announced I knew Samsung would announce a larger 10.1 inch version fairly soon, and I was …

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iPad 3 may already be in U.S according to sources

The iPad 3 news frenzy shows no signs of slowing down as information was leaked this weekend that the iPad 3 may already be in America, after some shipping documents were posted online. These documents show that shipments are already underway starting February 26th from Foxconn to the United States. …

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Adobe release Photoshop Touch for iPad

iPad users will be happy to hear that Adobe have released a cut down version of their award winning image editing software package Photoshop for the Apple mobile device. Photoshop Touch, is the tablet version of Adobe Photoshop and it has features for applying photographic effects and to combine images …

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Facebook deny reading text messages on smartphones

Facebook, the social networking giant have been accused of accessing and reading personal text messages from users on their smartphones according to a report published yesterday in the Sunday times. Facebook have apparently admitted that they accessed personal data on users phones during a test of their own messaging service. …

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Huawei outs a 10.1″ Full HD Android tablet

Today at Mobile World Congress the mobile world’s underdog Huawei announced the MediaPad 10 FHD. The tablet is still fairly early into the production process with the model on show today being handmade. The tablet has Huawei’s home-brewed chipset, the K3V2 quad-core Cortex-A9 chipset inside. This chipset is apparently “more than 49% faster …

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Future iOS devices might get a smaller dock connector

Rumours, and I stress rumours are saying that future iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch models, could be getting a smaller, redesigned dock connector. The sources state that while this smaller dock will not be in the iPad 3 it will likely be included in the iPhone …

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Apple CEO Cook ‘we have more money than we need’

Apple CEO was grilled at the annual shareholders meeting yesterday and some of his answers hit hard. Cook said that the company direction without Jobs is still under debate, indicating that he is carefully weighing all the options. Replacing Steve Jobs is no easy task. The iconic Apple leader has …

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Samsung teases new 32nm quad-core Exynos chip

Samsung has just teased their latest quad-core Exynos chipset at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) event recently. The new chipset is to be manufactured on a 32nm process unlike the current Exynos dual-core chips that are currently found in smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, which are built …

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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 – is it enough?

Research In Motion have released their latest operating system, for the Playbook, simply entitled ‘2.0’. The Playbook hasn’t received a very warm reception since it was released, with many people feeling the operating system was never fully featured. This latest update is set to address many of the concerns by …

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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review

The IBM Thinkpad is an iconic machine well known for the ‘boxy’ design, class leading keyboards and chassis rigidity to deal with the toughest of working environments. Lenovo took over the IBM personal computer division in 2005 and have released a wide range of impressive systems since then. We reviewed …

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