First Day of Testimony: Apple Claims Samsung Did Not Innovate but Copied iPhone Technology


At the first day of testimony in the Apple – Samsung patent case, designer Christopher Stringer who had spent 17 years at Apple Inc. developing the iconic designs of iPhone and iPad, accused Samsung Electronics co. of copying Apple technology for its Galaxy products. As reported by Washington post, dressed in  a tan suit, the bearded and long haired Stringer said “Because of Apple’s desire to create original products, he and his co-workers surmounted numerous engineering problems such as working with the products’ glass faces in producing both products over a number of years. Stringer said he was upset when he saw Samsung’s Galaxy products enter the market.” “We’ve been ripped off, it’s plain to see,” Stringer further said. “It’s offensive.” Samsung attorney Charlen Verhoeven rubbished Apple’s allegations by saying that we at Samsung employ thousands of designers and spend billions on the R&D for the creation of unique products. [+more]

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Release Date of Microsoft Surface Confirmed, Coming on October 26


Microsoft is set to launch itself in the Tablet Battle.  According to the company’s annual report, the company’s much talked about Surface Tablet is coming on Oct.26, same day when Windows 8 hit the market. “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” Microsoft wrote in the report. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.” It is guessed that Surface will be an ARM- based tablet, which will run on a lighter version of Windows 8, Windows RT. One of the unique features of Microsoft surface would be the pre-installed Office feature, which will give the users an option of typing important documents anywhere anytime. The release of Intel-based Surface tablet running Windows 8 Pro will see the light of the day 90 days after the launch of ARM-based version with [+more]

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16GB Nexus 7 is Now in Stock at Google Play Store


It took less than a week for Google to get its in demand 16 GB version of Nexus 7 tablet back on sale at the Google Play store. After all how could they let their buyers wait for long! Nexus 7 was launched almost a month back and since then has been of lot of interest among people. The 7-inch tablet has lured customers towards itself largely because of its exceptional features and the extraordinary price, $200 that it is being offered at. The tablet runs on latest OS from Google, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is connected with Google Play store for music, movies, and TV shows, has 1 GB of RAM, a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, an inbuilt camera and a 1,280-by-800 screen display. The 16GB version of Nexus 7 was so much in demand that Google Play Store declared it out of stock almost a week ago. Apparently, [+more]

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What’s the New Google Tablet Got?


Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is 7 inches and it runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The display beats the likes of Kindle Fire and Nook. It also has an impressive 1280×800 resolution IPS display. For all those techies out there working around an unforgiving budget, there may yet be reason to rejoice. If you are on the lookout for a budget tablet PC, the newest entrant in the segment promises to liven up your options. Nexus 7 is the result of a collaboration between Google and Asus. It is a 7 inch tablet running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and should prove to be stiff competition to budget tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire or Barnes and Noble’s Nook. To start off with, the display beats the likes of Kindle Fire and Nook hands down. It has an impressive 1280×800 resolution IPS display. It’s not quite [+more]

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Karbonn Smart Tab 1: New Tab on the Block, Priced at Rs. 6.990


Why would you want to pick up a tablet for yourself? To start with, they have larger screens and are far more versatile and convenient than your smartphones. Not as clunky as a laptop, and with a longer battery life, a tablet lets you access the internet, work on Office documents and presentations, play games, watch videos, make video calls, and do much more. Compact and lightweight, it fits easily into your purse or backpack and lasts almost a day on a single charge, depending on your usage patterns. The tablet war is heating up with newer models appearing on the scene every few days. The latest company to jump on to the tablet bandwagon is Karbonn mobiles with the launch of the Karbonn Smart Tab 1. The Smart Tab 1 promises an enhanced video and gaming experience and is ideal for those who want entertainment on the move. But [+more]

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Lord of the Tablets; Return of the Next Mini iPad!


If you are a tech junkie just like most of my circle, then the latest discussion in your group would be the kind of tablets that would be adorning your palms from now on. Even as Kindle Fire 2 is expected to invade the market on August 7, its predecessor has been able to dominate the market of the 7 inch tablet, a feat which now faces a severe challenge. Kindle Fire which was introduced at a simple price of 199$ was manufactured by Quanta Computers backed by the global major, Amazon. The version went on to become the second highest selling tablet in the world right next to the original Apple product. Now, Fire faces a threat from the new age Nexus introduced by Google. Nexus is the first tablet done by Google and equals the price put forth by Amazon for Kindle. The price has been a crucial [+more]

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Intex iTab: Now Fabulously Suiting Your Pocket Too, Priced at Rs. 8,900!


It need not be contested that there are some completely drool-worthy, oh-so-expensive tablets in the market today. Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are two of the popular ones. However, what if you’re not interested in shelling out that kind of an investment? Fortunately, for the majority, the Indian market has recently been flooded with a number of tablets that are under the Rs. 10,000 price bracket. There has been a slew of new entrants offering stiff competition to the big ones and we are now spoilt for choice, despite our budget limitations. Intex is the latest to join the bandwagon and cast a spell on us with their newly launched groovilicious iTab. Although it was initially priced at Rs. 11,900, the company has recently offered a price-cut and you can now own the iTab at just Rs. 8,900. So let’s pick up our magic wand and go into [+more]

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