Can We Expect An Apple iPad Mini 2 With Retina Display To Go Head On With Google Nexus 7?

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You know, just the other day, we were talking about how Apple would have to increase its productions costs for making an iPad Mini with the Retina Display feature. And now, according to rumors, there could actually be such a tablet in the works. Leaked pictures of the next generation iPad Mini have surfaced on a Chinese forum, giving away this surprise. The original iPad Mini drew a lot of flak for having a measly resolution of just 162 ppi, and especially when we’ve been hearing that its competitor Google Nexus 7 could receive an upgrade in the resolution, it makes sense that Apple would follow suit. In the leaked images, we can see that the tablet has a thicker body than the current iPad Mini, which could be because of the Retina Display. With this feature, the resolution of the new iPad Mini could be bumped up to 324 [+more]

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Bad News For Google Nexus 7: Apple iPad Mini And Amazon Kindle Fire Sold More Units In 2012

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The world loved the Google Nexus 7 when it first came out, and sure enough, the tablet did set the cash registers ringing. But looks like Google’s luck ran out pretty soon. According to industry analyst Benedict Evans, Apple’s iPad Mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD managed to sell more units during 2012 than the Nexus 7. This information, however, wasn’t easy to come by, since Google doesn’t provide total sales figures of its devices. But Evans inferred that less than 4.8 million units of the Nexus 7 tablets were sold during 2012, from various statements made by ASUS’ CEO. Evans estimates that Apple managed to sell around 10 million units of the iPad Mini, even though it was launched late last year. But the real leader in the low cost 7-inch tablet category seems to be the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. According to Evans, Amazon managed to rake up [+more]

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Kobo Arc Vs Google Nexus 7 Vs Apple iPad Mini: Being A Fabulous 7-inch Tablet Now Is All About That Extra Fire

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There’s a new 7-inch tablet on the block, the Kobo Arc. The good news is that the number of tablet users is constantly on the rise, and as people look for greater portability, we don’t think the demand for 7-inch tablet is going to reduce any time soon. So we’re pitting the Kobo Arc against two of the most popular tablets in the same category – the Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini, to see if it stands a chance in making a mark. Kobo Arc: The Kobo Arc has a screen similar to the Nexus 7 – it is 7-inches and has a resolution of 1280X800 pixels. It’s powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM. On the downside, it runs on Android 4.0 ICS, so in terms of the OS, is relatively older than the other 2 devices. The Kobo Arc has a 2 MP [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs Google Nexus 7 Vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD: A Premium Phablet or an Economical Tablet?

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 has won hearts all over the world, notwithstanding its price-tag. But today, we’re comparing the Galaxy Note 2 with some of the more affordable best-selling tablets to see if they’d make for a suitable alternative instead. So, do the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD stand a chance against this bestselling phablet? Form factor: Now, the main differentiator between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD is that the former can be used as a smartphone. So, you can make calls, send and receive SMS’s, in addition to doing everything else that a tablet does. But, it does have a smaller screen than the tablets. While the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have 7-inch displays, the Galaxy Note 2 is smaller, with a 5.55-inch display. All these devices have full HD displays, but the Galaxy Note 2 pips the [+more]

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iPad Mini Is A Tough Nut To Crack… Passes Drop Test

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    iPad mini and Nexus 7 are most coveted tablet in the market. And if you have been wondering which one is the toughest amidst them then according to the drop test conducted, iPad mini is more sturdy.   iPad  mini  was even pitched against iPad and surprisingly it emerged to be stronger. As reported by ibn live the three devices were handled by a machine, and dropped at the same time from the same height. There are three tests in all, carried out by a protection plan provider, Square Trade. In the first test, every tablet was dropped on its corner; in the second, it was made to land on its face. In the third, it was dunked under water for 10 seconds. In the first test, the iPad mini came out the least unscathed with only minor aesthetic aberrations, with no cracks visible on the screen. The [+more]

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Google Nexus 10 Coming Soon? Rumored Manual Found Online

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As excitement builds up for Google’s big announcement coming up on October 29, the web is flooded with images of what looks like two pages of a user manual for the Google Nexus 10. The pages feature a sketch of the top of the device with a power/lock button, a volume control button, and the bottom of the device features a charging port. The left side of the device features a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headset jack, while on the right there is a Micro HDMI port. According to the images in the manual, there’s a rear camera with a flash as well as a front-facing camera. Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 10 tablet at the October 29 event in New York. Also rumored is the launch of an LG Nexus 4 smartphone and an updated Android 4.2 or Jelly Bean. The LG Nexus 4 smartphone is [+more]

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Google’s Upcoming Event On Oct 29th: New Nexus Devices Expected

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October 29th is a special day not just for Microsoft, but also for Google. The makers of Android are also expected to announce some new products on this day, and if rumors are to be believed, we can expect to see new Nexus phones and tablets being unveiled on this day. The world can expect to get a peek into 2 new Nexus 7 tablets, both with 32GB of storage, but one offering 3G connectivity options. There are also talks of Google revealing a 10-inch Nexus tablet, being developed in collaboration with Samsung. The device is expected to have a 2560X1600 pixel resolution – way better than even iPad’s Retina Display technology, and could run on Android 4.2 or on the Jelly Bean. Tech enthusiasts are also hoping to see a new Nexus smartphone, being developed by LG, featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal [+more]

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Hurrah! Microsoft,The Surface RT is officially a Sell-Out!

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      Here’s some bad news for those who were planning to pick up the Surface RT 32GB model – well, you can’t, not for a while at least. So if you don’t mind shelling out a little extra, place your order for either of the other 2 models that are still in stock but finishing soon. The Microsoft online store had to turn away many potential customers for the Surface RT 32GB model that comes without the Touch cover, a day after it started taking pre-orders. For those who have managed to successfully pre-order this device, shipping commences within three weeks. The 32GB version with the Touch cover for $599 and the 64GB one for $699 are still up for grabs, and delivery is expected by October 26. Pre-orders seem to have become the fad of the day in the tech world, as this is a strategy that [+more]

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10 Best-selling Android Tablets

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Android tablets have come a long way from a rocky start to giving users the most refined experience. So for those who prefer an Android tab over iPad, we have listed down some of the best-selling Android tabs available in the market. Take a look: Google Nexus 7 $199 (8GB), $249 (16GB) A small-screen tab, Google Nexus 7 makes a great choice at an incredible price. The best small-screen tablet, it packed with all features you would like in a tab.               Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 $499 (16GB) A 10-inch Android tab, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is consumer-friendly, fun, and easy-to-use.             Amazon Kindle Fire HD $199.99 (16GB) This 7-inch tab is packed with a small screen but great features.                   Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 $499 (32GB), $599 [+more]

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The 7 Inch Tablet Market All Set To Get A New Entrant: The Apple iPad Mini Production Starts

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Widespread reports of Apple starting the mass production of its iPad Mini is hitting the web, leaving all Apple fans waiting for its launch. This smaller version of the iPad will be cheaper than its predecessor, which has a 9.7-inch screen. The iPad Mini will have a screen size of 7.85-inch with liquid-crystal display and a lower resolution as compared to the latest iPad. Earlier in September, there were reports that indicated that Asia-based LG Display and AU Optronics had already starting the manufacturing of LCD screens for Apple’s new device. With Google, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon taking a deep plunge into the tab market with their 7-inch tabs, Apple with its smaller tab hopes to stay ahead in the competitive market. The Google Nexus 7 was introduced in July. Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes with a price tag of $200, which is about half the price of iPad. [+more]

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