Kindle Fire HD Vs Archos Platinum Tablet Vs iPad Mini: Andriod Tablets Making It Harder And Harder For Apple



This is looking like a great year for those looking to pick up a tablet for themselves. ARCHOS is planning to introduce three new Android-based tablets across different sizes and resolutions in the new Platinum range. However, the tech specs of these three new models are almost the same. There’s an 8-inch 80 Platinum, a 9.7-inch 97 Platinum, as well as an 11.6-inch 116 Platinum on offer, starting from just $199 for the 8-inch model.

These three new devices will be powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, an 8-Core GPU, and 2 GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.0 ICS. They will also be equipped with 2 MP rear cameras and “webcam” front-facing ones. These tablets will feature a mini HDMI port as well as microSD card slots.

The 80 Platinum has a screen resolution of 1027X768 pixels, while the 97 Platinum has an amazing 2048X1536 pixels, while the 116 Platinum has a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. The 97 Platinum is priced at $299 and will be available from February, while the $349 116 Platinum will start selling from April. These tablets feature a basic design, but with the specs, are definitely functional.

The Archos Tablet is tough competitor to Apple Ipad Mini and Kindle fire HD. we will bring the detailed comparison soon.… Read the rest

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Apple iPad 4 Vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD: Amazon Blatantly Says We Are Better Than Apple


Amazon has launched a new TV commercial for Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The ad compared the screen of the tablet with Apple iPad 4. Though Apple iPad has better pixel density that Amazon Tablet (264 ppi Vs 254 ppi), Amazon claims in the ad that you can’t spot the difference.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD$299 is also half the price Apple iPad 4 (499).  Kindle Fire does not entertain Google Apps but sells you apps, content and cloud based storage.

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

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 others with its 265 ppi resolution against their 216 ppi resolution screens.  In addition, it comes with the S-Pen functionality, which can be used for easy note taking and scribbling on the device.

Tech specs: In terms of processing power, the Galaxy Note 2 packs a punch with its quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, making it suitable for those looking to run very heavy apps smoothly. However, if intense processing is not what you want, and you’re primarily looking for a decent device for gaming, email, browsing, etc. the Nexus 7 with its quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, or the Kindle Fire HD with its dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM should suffice comfortably.

In terms of internal storage, Samsung has put in 64 GB of memory within the Galaxy Note 2 and has also included a microSD card slot, should you require more space. The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are available with space only up to 32 GB for the high end models.

Camera: Without a doubt, the phablet has a superior camera – an 8 MP one in the rear as well as a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. But, if you are happy with your current smartphone and are just looking for a device that can let you access the internet, we don’t think you’d be too disheartened with both tablets’ front cameras.

The Kindle Fire HD still runs on Android 4.0, while the Nexus 7 is available with Android 4.2 and the Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1.2. Both the tablets are available in the $199-$299 range, while the Galaxy Note 2 will set you back by over $800 for the unlocked version.… Read the rest

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