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Apple iPhone 6S has been unveiled

Apple iPhone 6S

Once again Apple Inc. has come forward with their iconic handsets that are all set to deliver performance on the fingertips. Last year the company had released iPhone 6, which has been further modified for gaining more attention from the crowd. According to the sources, the mobile giant have kept the basic technology of the handsets same and added some extra specifications. Among the most important features associated with IPhone 6S are its smarter touchpad and a display that is sensitive to pressure.

Apple iPhone 6S

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. has announced the modifications that the company has made to its existing technological products. Apart from the iPhone 6S, Apple has also come up with the iPad Pro that has been specially modified for making the business experience better. Not only the iPad and the phone, but Tim also unveiled the latest version of Apple TV.

During the launch of these products, the Apple CEO explained that looks of these products have not been changed to a large extent. Instead, the company has concentrated on updating the products so that the users can experience more convenience at work. In addition, the iPhone 6S have been specially equipped for the latest 4G LTE network, which means a promise of better user experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 leaks out through live photos

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

A couple of Samsung Tab S2 8.0 photos are making the rounds online. The images have been leaked from the Taiwan Telecommunications certification authority’s website.The images are in line with previous leaks from TENAA. The tablet is supposed to be the successor to the premium Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. The model number of the device is SM-T715.The slate had also gone to the FCC for certifications which confirms the model number.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

The specs of the Tab S2 include a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor; most likely an Exynos 7420 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB expandable memory. The display is an 8” AMOLED unit with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. The photography capabilities of the predecessor were excellent and the camera resolution does not get a bump. The rear camera is 8MP and the front facing camera is a 2MP unit.

The device has already cleared all FCC certifications and is expected to be announced later this month in two variants, an 8.4” mid-sizedmodel and a 9.7” full sized model. The tablets will be available with optional LTE and multiple storage size options will be provided by Samsung.

Microsoft to Launch its Mini Tablets This Week

Microsoft Mini Tablet

This might be the week for Microsoft to launch its mini tablet finally. It looks like the wait will be finally over.

The software giant has sent many invitations for the tablet launch this week at New York. The event is the debut of its Surface Mini tablet which would be complimenting its earlier tablets of Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 that Microsoft has already in the market.

Microsoft Mini Tablet

It is not clear if the new Surface Mini would be much smaller than Surface Pro versions. Surface Pro 2 features Windows 8.1 OS which can run with all applications. It also uses Windows RT which is not a popular version of Windows that can run on processors of mobile phones.

Only Microsoft and its subsidiary Nokia are manufacturing such RT devices. Interestingly you can find a range of covers for Mini Surface tablet that has its cover maker calling it as Surface X.

This even proves that the name of the device might be Surface X or just X. The launch of this 7 inch or 8 inch mini tablet would even feature a major update of the mighty 1.6 inched Surface Pro.

Galaxy S5 Unveiled by Samsung

Galaxy S5 Samsung

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S5 smartphone finally at Mobile World Congress during an event termed “Unpacked 5”. The latest flagship smartphone of Samsung builds upon last Galaxy S4 with a new design, improved camera facilities, fitness tracking capabilities, a fingerprint scanner and more. The device promises to offer a refined experience to consumers as it is designed for the things that matters most to consumers.

Samsung Galaxy 5 unveiled

The simple plastic look can nowhere to be seen in Galaxy S5 as its back features a new perforated design and comes in the colour variants of shimmery white, charcoal black, copper gold and electric blue. A new device protection is also offered here including water and dust resistant coating. Not only that, the home button features an in- built fingerprint scanner for additional data security. There is a slight increase in the screen size as it comes with a 5.1- inch Full HD 1080p AMOLED display.

Galaxy S5 Samsung

The device packs in a 16- megapixel rear camera (up from the 13- megapixel sensor offered by S4) and boasts the “fastest autofocus in the world” of 0.3 seconds. Also, it is equipped with additional depth of field effects and faster HDR performance.

Nexus 7 on Verizon Expected to be Available from Next Week

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The Nexus 7 from Google available with Verizon network has received a lot of attention over the past few months and is now ready to be available.

Introduced in the year 2013 on the month of July, it was stated by Google that the new tablet will perform well with T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.

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LTE Nexus 7 that was introduced in the month of September faced issues when users tried activating N7 on the network. It was at that point of time Verizon stated that the device hadn’t received the certification yet for use on the network and the scenario would change soon.

Then, in the month of November, the company stated that certification process of the device has been kept on hold till the time it gets updated to Android 4.4 as there are system issues. However after that, both the companies have remained silent on the developments after that.

The good news is that, Verizon seems all set to start the selling of the device from this month. Sources have reported that Verizon is expected to be available from next week, possibly from 13th of February.

But, there are still no conformations whether the device will be available online and from stores or any one of the channels.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro Series in US

Galaxy Note Pro Tab Pro

It’s official with the announcement of the entire range of Samsung Galaxy Tablets at the CES, that the much anticipated 12.2-inch tablet would be available in the U.S. markets.

The tablets are proposed to be made available by the 13th of this month. However, for those who are worried about the long queue of customers who would be booking the tablet prior to the Valentine’s Day may not be worried at all. Samsung has started taking pre-orders through a list of several online retailers. These include Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and a few others.

Galaxy Note Pro Tab Pro

Moreover, there is no such announcement of any carrier agreements. Another thing which seems to be clear is the fact that these models might only come with Wi-Fi compatibility.

The pricing like always is dependent on the model a buyer choses, where the low end tablet sporting the 8.4 inch Tab Pro (16 GB) is available for $400.

For the other models boasting the 10.1 inch (16GB) and 12.2 inch (32 GB) is available for $500 and $650 respectively. The fourth release of the Note Pro has been priced at $750 and $860 for the 32GB and 64GB models respectively.

Samsung also clubs the devices with a 50GB Dropbox subscription which can be used for a period of two years.

Top Tablets to Play Games

Top Tablets to Play Games

Tablets are becoming more and more technical now, allowing you to do more than ever just by using your fingers. Being able to e-mail, use social media sites, take pictures and visit the vast application stores as well as play games like online casino makes them increasingly popular amongst people of every age.

There are a lot of tablets available now so the choice is varied. Some people are scared by this as they have no idea where to start, but for other’s shopping around for one that suits them adds to the excitement. The iPad and iPad mini are the most popular in the tablet stakes at the moment. Not very shocking to hear for most of you I’m sure. With 12 hour battery life and faster Wi-Fi speeds, it is a top choice for gaming amongst its many other functionalities.

Top Tablets to Play Games

If you are more of an Android lover, there are a few options you could have a look at. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an Android tablet that is a little kinder to your pocket than the iPad. It has an IR blaster and peel smart remote that let you control your T.V and download films. With over eight hours of battery life it will keep you occupied gaming for hours. Google have also brought out a new and improved version of the Nexus 7 which also uses Android. It has stereo speakers and a powerful processor which some of the other tablets don’t have. With one of the best high resolution screens around, expect a great gaming experience.

The Fuhu Nabi 2 is one of the best ones for parents who are wanting to let their children get their hands on it too. It has parental controls to help you stop your children from looking at things you don’t want them too and a bumper protection case in case they do any dropping. The app store is child friendly so you don’t have to worry about sharing your tablet. Sony’s Android Xperia tablet Z slate is light to hold and can be submerged in water for around 30 minutes, making it a little more reliable around the kids.

The Galaxy note 8.0 is another Android tablet available. It offers similar functions to the Galaxy Tab. It has handwriting recognition and amazing picture quality as well as pen and pad type functionality so you don’t even have to give up writing. It is also incredibly light and thin, providing hours of game time with no problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Likely to Support Verizon LTE

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Recently revealed filing of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicates that Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is likely to support Verizon LTE (Long-Term Evolution) connection.

According to the document, model SM-P905V of Note Pro 12.2 will support band 4 and band 13 of the Big Red American carrier.

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Pro

Samsung has kept its latest instalment in the Galaxy Note series quite less publicised as yet. All that has been known thus far about Note Pro 12.2 is that it has 12.2-inch screen with pixel-density of 247 pixels per inch that offers display-resolution of 2560 x 1600.

The size of the tablet is obvious from its name. Besides, being the latest in the line, the device will run on Android 4.4 KitKat. Besides, Magazine UX and Remote PC are the main new firmware features of Note Pro 12.2 that deserve mention.

The new tablet was revealed by the South Korean electronics manufacturer at Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It shall also feature Wi-Fi and 3G apart from LTE. There is no information about which other communication service providers will support the device when it is made available for the masses.

New “Voice Tablets” Launched by HP

HP-VoiceTab

The new “Voice Tablets”, Slate 7 VoiceTab and Slate 6 VoiceTab were launched by HP recently.

These handsets are a first for HP since 2011. With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean running under, these phones will be getting an Indian launch in February this year and yes, the prices are yet to be revealed by the company.

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As far as the specifications are concerned, both these devices feature a Quad-core processor, 16GB of storage space that can further be expanded via a microSD card, 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear camera, and front-facing speakers.

Slate 6 VoiceTab sports a 1280×720 6-inch IPS display while Slate 7 VoiceTab features a 7-inch IPS panel capable of producing a resolution of 1280×800. The frames measure sub 9 millimetres and 9.5 millimetres respectively.

It is yet to be decided by the company whether they are going to release these phones outside India but “something positive” is still on the cards, according to company executive Ron Coughlin.

He said that numerous reasons were taken into consideration on why they have chosen India as the launch pad for these phones. The first and foremost reason to make such a move is because India is a big market and is expanding every passing day.

HP Planning to Take the Smartphone Market by Storm

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HP has always remained optimistic when it comes to reviving its own Smartphone efforts. It seems as though the company is all set to make a comeback but, the fanfare might not be there as many were hoping for.

It is believed that HP has decided to launch seven-inch and six-inch Android tablets within a few weeks time from now that would specifically target the lucrative markets of India and China.

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The new devices to be launched by the company are expected to be priced around $ 250 without any contract. The good part about these devices is that they would have the recycled designs from some of the well-known and renowned manufacturers like Quanta and Pegatron.

Even though the company has not yet commented on these developments, there is no doubt about the fact that majority of Smartphone makers operating in the market would be facing a tough challenge once these devices are introduced.

It is expected that the company will first test the Smartphone market by introducing its products to lucrative global markets. Along with that, HP will concentrate more on the original hardware, carrier deals and corporate apps which are crucial if it wants to capture the more established areas.