There are no shortage of iPad 3 rumors out there. Quad-core A6, LTE radio, Retina Display — we’ve heard it all, but haven’t actually seen much in the way of evidence. Now MacRumors claims to have gotten its paws on part of the mythical beast. The site has a 9.7-inch LCD, in the same aspect ratio as the iPad and iPad 2 that certainly appears to be rocking a full 2048 x 1536 resolution. Without a way to power the screen its a little tough to be certain, but the same area of the alleged iPad 3 panel does seem to house twice as many pixels as its predecessor when viewed under the same magnification.
Could this in fact be the Retina Display destined to put iOS 5.1 in the hands of millions of tablet fans? We’ll just have to wait for Tim Cook to reveal of its secrets to us, which should be happening sooner, rather than later
We have already heard some rumored specifications on the new Nikon D800, and now the guys over at Nikon Rumors have managed to get their hands on some photos of the D800.
The Nikon D800 is reported to be smaller and lighter than the existing D700 and will apparently come with a 36MP sensor, plus a slightly larger display the the D700 and also better video quality than the D3S.
Other details include auto-focus identical to the D3/D700, plus CF and SD card slots, and it will be able to record video in 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24.
There are no details as yet when the Nikon D800 will be officially announced, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
The official biography of Steve Jobs will be released on Monday, but a number of media outlets have already got their hands on the book and have been releasing snippets of it, bringing to light a lot of interesting details concerning Apple and Steve Jobs’ life.Well, in one section of the book, Walter Isaacson (the author) writes about a conversation he had with Steve Jobs about a product that is supposed to change the television industry – the same way that the iPhone changed the mobile world and the iPod to the portable music world.
Here’s an excerpt from the book which hints at the product Steve Jobs was talking about:
I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,” he told me. “It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.” No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.
Rumors about a TV from Apple (not to be confused with Apple TV) have surfaced before but never mentioned officially, and Steve Jobs’ words might have be as close to an official statement we may get anytime soon. Until then, there’s nothing for us to do but sit and wait.
ASUS has kicked off a new teaser campaign for the next-gen Eee Pad Transformer 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the company’s original Transformer. Although the tablet is only shown in snippets, there’s still plenty to take away from the short video (which you can see after the cut): like before it docks into a keyboard base section, and has a rear camera now packing an LED flash.
The ASUS Transformer 2 is expected to be equipped with a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor supported by 1 GB of RAM and fitted with 32 GB of internal storage. It’s also expected to be running Android Honeycomb and sport a 10.1 inch touchscreen display.
According to a report earlier this week the new ASUS Transformer 2 might even be arriving as early as November 7th. As always when more information becomes available we’ll keep you updated, and if ASUS is looking to launch a new Transformer 2 system early in November we shouldn’t have long to wait for some official announcement from ASUS.
Today seems rife with Nexus announcements. We just reported about the “corrected” specs for the next Nexus phone, and now we’ve got reports about the phone has making an appearance in the wild. A Romanian website, Mobilissimo.ro recently posted up two new images and a video of the phone that is said to be the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime. While the pictures and video of the phone surely look like it could be the same device, we don’t get to see a side profile of the phone to determine whether the phone will be carrying the sexy curve that was shown off in the Unpacked video.
Ice Cream Sandwich looks just like it did in previously leaked photos and videos, so no surprise there – but we can’t wait to get it on our own Android phones. The phone also doesn’t look like it’ll be packing the massive 4.65″ display but then again, the person holding the phone could have big hands. However the screenshots taken by the phone are definitely 720 x 1280 in size, which is testament to the phone’s 720p display (though there’s a possibility the screens were edited – until something is officially announced we can’t say for sure). We can also see that the capacitive buttons are now on the display of the phone itself.
Check out the video demonstration of the new Nexus phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and let us know what you think. Is this the phone you’ve been waiting for?
The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet may be just a day away from launch, but further details of the Android-based ereader slate continue to leak. Originally tipped to be aesthetically similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook, thanks to a shared ODM in the shape of Quanta, there’s talk that the Kindle Fire actually used RIM’s tablet as a template. Still, it’s software which will arguably be more important – or, to be precise, content – and the pipes are groaning with word of which publishers have lined up to be included in Amazon’s roster.
The Quanta connection helped Amazon take a big shortcut in the Kindle Fire’s design, so gdgt‘s sources claim, which had already helped RIM design much of the PlayBook. Rather than task its own in-house Kindle team, Lab 126, to get up to speed on developing a slate, Amazon supposedly looked to Quanta’s existing experience with the PlayBook and the QNX tablet acted as a “shortcut” of sorts. Ironically, previous leaks out of Taipei have suggested that RIM demanded Quanta use its Taiwanese production facilities rather than those in China, specifically to avoid Chinese white-box vendors from copying the PlayBook design.
Amazon apparently came across some frustrations with processor choice – eventually requiring a slower TI dual-core chip than what’s in the PlayBook – and made some tweaks, but there’s still the chance that the RIM tablet’s flaws could be carried over somewhat. Sources reckon the Kindle Fire is “supposed to be pretty poor” and little more than a “stopgap” until Amazon’s more polished second-gen hardware drops in 2012.
The clunky early Kindle, however, suggests that customers may be willing to look beyond hardware if the content is right, and leaks point to that being the case. AllThingsD‘s sources have spilled a list of three magazine titans – Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith – which have each apparently signed up to distribute digital magazines on the Kindle Fire. That could mean titles like Wired and Vanity Fair appearing on the new ereader.
Well, what do we have here? According to “trusted sources” over at This Is My Next it’s a Motorola Spyder, or a Droid RAZR, or maybe even the Droid HD we peeped back in August. Whatever the name, the phone is apparently packing a first-of-its-kind 4.3-inch, 960 x 540 qHD super AMOLED display. The rumored LTE handset also supposedly contains a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel, 1080p rear-facing camera and HD front-facing camera, and is apparently outfitted in Gorilla Glass and Kevlar. TIMN is also boasting exclusive new details for the recently outed Atrix 2. It seems the name is confirmed as well as a handful of previously identified specs. What’s more, the phone’s got a couple of accessories on board, including a laptop dock called the Lapdock 100, also rumored to play nice with the Spyder, or RAZR, or HD. More images of both devices await you at the source links below.
Apple is expected to launch a more budget friendly 8GB iPhone 4 next month that will roll out with the launch of their new iPhone 5 next generation device, according to reports from Reuters. Two source close to the Apple production line have confirmed to Reuters that Apple has already begun production of the cheaper 8GB iPhone.
Currently the 16GB iPhone 4 is the smallest and cheapest iPhone Apple sells, but its thought by some analysts that the cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 could help Apple boost sales in emerging markets.
“Apple may want to push into the emerging market segment where customers want to switch to low- to mid-end smartphones from high-end feature phones, which usually cost $150-200,” – ”But I think for an 8GB iPhone 4 the price is hard to go below $200, so Apple will still need a completely new phone with low specifications for the emerging markets.”
said Yuanta Securities analyst Bonnie Chang
We hopefully won’t have long to wait to see if the reports are correct as Apple is expected to launch their new iPhone 5 in September if rumours and speculation are to be believed. You can read the full exclusive 8GB iPhone 4 story over on the Reuters website.
It looks like Acer is getting ready to launch a new Ultrabook notebook in an attempt to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire 3951, which shares a similar size and dimensions to Apple’s MacBook Air.
The Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook is expected to launch in October, and it will measure 13mm thick and weigh in at just 1.4 KG, as you can see from the photos is features an aluminum casing and an ultra thin design.
Other specifications include a second generation Intel Core processor, an optional 160GB SSD, up to six hours of battery life,it is expected to go on sale in October and will cost somewhere between $770 and $960.
Motorola may have plans for a new media player which plays simultaneously the functionsof the iPod nano and the tracking of physical exercises such as the Garmin Forerunner orNike + SportWatch. An image taken from a survey on the Internet shows a device very similar to what Apple already has a strap. As described by Engadget, the device should be equipped with GPS to monitor the activities of running and be equipped with a ”smartmusic player”, as the functionality of Apple Power Songs and Genius, the music should choose the most suitable depending on the type physical activity.
The device should synchronize with the computer to update the data and should be able to do with Android devices. What has not yet been established is the ability to interface with the ANT + for monitoring heart rate, pace and calories burned.
Motorola has not yet provided details on delivery times (or even whether the project will move from prototype to commercial). Some names were leaked on the net and betweenthem, the more likely it is MotoActive.