Sony has been given their word of the update of ice cream sandwich and it is arrived to their tablet – Sony Tablet S. From the video , it seems that the interface has been much more smoother and prettier than the honeycomb. It also has some features which are very useful ,like: photo editing tools, screen capture, and also floating windows apps. If you have a Sony Tablet S, do go upgrade and experience the new interface.
The update brings several new features to the 9.4-inch slate:
- Enhanced lock screen
- Direct access to Notifications
- Unlock direct to camera
- New panoramic camera mode
- Enhanced Gallery media viewer
- Direct SD card access + photo editing tools
- Exclusive “Small Apps’ for multi-tasking
- Calculator, Browser, Remote Control
- Move to screen edge for reduced clutter
- New Home Screen actions
- Drag icons together to create folders
- Add names to folders
- Enhanced web browser
- Switch from mobile to desktop web sites
- Save pages for offline viewing
- Access files directly from SD card
- Native screenshot capture
- Press “power” and “Volume –“
Lenovo has quietly released a video on Youtube about their new soon-to-be-released tablet. From what we can see in this video, this Android 4.0 tablet has an 8.9mm thick gunmetal unibody, quad speaker for extra bass, microSD slot, micro-HDMI, IPS display (for viewing at all angles) and 10 hours of battery life! It doesn’t seem equipped with a rear (yes, you read right) camera but included a 1.3 megapixel FRONT camera.
The price and the launching time of this tablet has not been announced yet. We predict this device will be launched at second quarter of the year but until then, do check out the video below.
The long awaited Asus Padfone has just started to talk pre-orders on Taiwan. It’s one of the most innovative product that have been announced last year. What Asus did was taking its own transformer prime and made it into three transformation: phone, tablet, and netbook.
The price for the phone alone is priced at NT$ 17,990(RM1867) . While the bundle package of the phone,tablet dock, and a 2-in-1 bluetooth earpiece/stylus will set you back to NT$ 24,980 (RM 2595), which is RM100 more than the price of an iphone 4s 32GB(RM 2499). I think it’s quite a bargain as you get a phone AND a tablet with that price. If you opting for the keyboard dock as well, expect to pay another NT$ 3291 (RM341), making a hefty total of RM 2936. That might seem like a very high price for most consumers because it is as the same price as some Ultrabooks in the market right now.
The phone itself is quite a looker, it features Asus own design mythology called “Zen”. It has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, Dual-core Snapdragon S4, 8 megapixel with f2.2 camera and it runs on Android Ice-cream Sandwich! For the tablet, it’s actually a display dock for the Padfone. All the processes is executed with the phone’s hardware. When slotted into the display dock, it will instantly output the current phone homepage into a tablet view. You don’t need to restart your phone in order to use Android 4.0 tablet version.
You can use the 2-in-1 stylus/ bluetooth earpiece to take notes, draw, and even use it to make calls. It’s a clever design so you don’t need to hold your tablet near to your face or unplugged the phone to get the calls.
With the keyboard, your tablet will transform into a netbook, allowing you to type easily on your lap.The keyboard dock also gives you USB port,HDMI port and SD slot. Not just that, each of the docks has built-in battery, which means you can get 5 times more battery with the tablet dock, and combine it with the keyboard dock you can get a total 9 times of battery life compare to the phone battery itself. That is a lot of handy battery life! That might just end your dilemma of opting to play your favourite game or save the battery for emergency!
The Padfone is kind of a good deal if you looked at the features and the freedom of cool transformation the docks allow you to have. Each of the transformation, it opens up a new possibility for you to experience a totally different device, a phone, a tablet , a drawing pad AND/OR a netbook? Life has got to be good if you’re spoilt with so many choices~
Take a look of the video that what Padfone can be in your life.
Asus Malaysia Facebook has just annouced that they will release the much anticipated tablet – Pad Memo to Malaysia market. Pad Memo is a 7-inch tablet that calls. To prevent you from looking ridiculous while picking up calls with a device bigger than your face, Asus provides an optional bluetooth handset. You can make calls , text and even listen music with it!
Pad Memo will also included a stylus. You can use it to take note, draw/ doodle and for “Draw Something” fan who has thick fingers, rejoice!
The price of the device is RM 1599 . Below is the Pad Memo specifications for your info.
If Asus Transformer is 3.1-inches more than your liking, then this is the one to look out for. Do keep an eye on the Samsung Tab 7.7 too, if you’re looking for something within the same league.
Stay tuned for more updates coming your way. Cheers!