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Sony has announced today that the much sought after Sony Xperia Tablet Z is finally available in Australia! The Xperia Tablet Z is basically Sony’s tablet version of the Xperia Z, which has had some decent sales figures to date.
Much like the phone, the Xperia Tablet Z is also completely waterproof , dustproof and can be kept in freshwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre. and comes in at an insanely thin 6.9mm. This makes it touted as the world’s thinnest 4G LTE tablet, which is also rocking a 1900×1200 resolution 10.1″ HD WUXGA display. The tablet weights in at 495g, has 8.1MP and 2.2MP cameras, 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1 …
For far too long, Apples iPads have dominated the consumer tablet realm. However just last month the research firm IDC predicted that all of this was set to change.
Based on IDC’s data, in the first three months of 2013 there were approximately 49.2 million tablets shipped. Of which, 27.8 million ran Android and 19.5 million were iPads.
Whilst Apple is still the single largest tablet manufacturer in the world, Samsung is rapidly gaining on the US technology giant. Samsung shipped 8.8 million Android tablets in the first quarter of 2013.
To illustrate the drastic movements in market share, last year’s numbers for Q1 2013 shows that Apple dominated the tablet market with 58.1% compared to Samsung’s 11.3%. In contrast, …
A little surprise this afternoon: we’ve found that JB Hi-Fi has started to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 here in Australia as of today! Our own editor-in-chief Josh caught sight of the Note setup and a box of the sweet tablets in a Melbourne store earlier this afternoon; when prompted, a JB representative noted that yes, these are on sale as of today, at least at that store.
We don’t yet have details on price, but as soon as we know we’ll update this post with pricing details. Update: we’re looking at $456 for the 16GB WiFi model. We’re also finding out if other JB stores also have stock of the Note 8.0.
Are any of you holding out …
Is this the best looking tablet on the market?
The ASUS Eee Pad Infinity TF700T has been out for a while now having been released in Australia back in August 2012. Although over six months can be quite a long time in the fast moving tablet and indeed greater mobile world, a friend of mine bought one last December to take with him on an overseas holiday. After he returned, he expressed his love for this tablet and as a result we thought it would be good to do a review of this still top of the line ASUS tablet.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer series made a big splash on the tablet market, its original transforming design ingeniously adding …
Did you catch a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 over at Mobile World Congress? We did, and I had the chance to grab a hands-on demonstration of the device over at Samsung’s new Melbourne Experience Store. The store is nestled in at Highpoint Shopping Centre, joining Sydney’s George St store as Australia’s two SESs (Samsung Experience Stores).
First up, the device was absolutely divine. It was thin, light, felt well built and ran like a charm. The first thing I noticed was how great it felt in my hands. I’ve said for a long time that I’ve been pining for that 7″ form factor for the Note, but 8″ will do me just fine. I do however have …
Got yourself a Nexus 7 but have yet to get your hands on a dock?
A new option today on Google Play is offering the Nexus 7 dock for $49.99 plus shipping (presumably the same $19.99 delivery fee as the Nexus 7 itself) and is listed as shipping in 1-2 weeks). The dock price represents about a $10 premium over the pricing in the USA, before taking into account a stronger Aussie dollar and US sales tax (making it retail for about AUD42.25 if you’re picking one up in say New York).
Alternatively, if you are itching to get your hands on the dock quicker, or maybe if you want to save on the shipping costs (who wouldn’t?), you can …
Lately, with the release of great tablet offerings from Android vendors as well as Google’s efforts in making Android the best combined platform for both smartphones and tablets, we’ve seen a rapid rise in Android tablet market share.
After the end of the 2012 year, we’ve already seen some great numbers posted in the smartphone space – including an unsurprising lead by Samsung, and a (to some) surprising surge by Sony to fourth place. Now it’s time to have a look at what the tablet market did – a relatively newer market that has previously been dominated by Apple.
The IDC has published shipment data for the fourth quarter of 2012, reflecting a similar picture to the third quarter …
Are you reading this on a Nexus 7? Or perhaps you keep one besides your bed because they’re just so convenient.
The Nexus 7 has already won the hearts (and hard earned cash) of many, picking up awards like T3′s Gadget of the Year, and will surpass 6 million shipments by the end of January (with the higher capacity models unsurprisingly the better sellers). But what would make the Nexus 7 even better? 1080p perhaps? What about a thinner bezel?
Well guess what… Rumours are that Google is working with none other than ASUS (again) on a second generation Nexus 7 device. The second generation Nexus 7 is expected to have a 1080p display, a thinner bezel and an …
If you’ve been following the rumours, we previously reported that Samsung is expected to release a Galaxy Note 8.0 (which has since been confirmed to be appearing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona). The Galaxy Note 8.0, if the the leaked photos are anything to go by, looks like an oversized Galaxy Note 2/S3 that appears be a tablet with full smartphone capabilities (i.e. you can also make and receive phone calls using the phone’s earpiece).
Since our previous reports, there have been more pictures circulating – the featured image (from Frandroid) is another image of the device alongside a Galaxy Note 2; and news from rumour site SamMobile that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will come in …
Shortly after we reported that we may be seeing a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 make its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, another leak has brought us ever so closer to seeing this reality.
The leak (originating from Italian site DDAY) gives us alleged images of the Galaxy Note 8.0 showing a device not too dissimilar from the Galaxy Note 2 – with similar curves, as well as Galaxy Note 2/S3 style home and capacitive buttons, and even what appears to be an earpiece suggesting it can make and receive phone calls.
The leak also confirms the following specs:
- 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution
- 1.6GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16/32GB storage
- 5-megapixel camera
Are you a 4G speed junkie but want something with more grunt than the Telstra 4G Tablet or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G?
Well today might be your lucky day.
Telstra has just sent us an announcement regarding the Australian arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on their 4G network (arguably the best 4G tablet to arrive to Telstra yet) starting from just $53 a month. Whilst the Galaxy Note 10.1 isn’t the most powerful or highest specification tablet out there, the obvious Android competitors (i.e. the Nexus 10 and the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity) don’t currently have cellular options in Australia let alone Telstra 4G speed.
Just to recall some of its features:
- 10.1” 1280 x
Here’s another juicy rumour for all you Galaxy fans! According to SamMobile Samsung plans to release a Galaxy Note 8 inch tablet which (surprise-surprise) has the iPad Mini directly in its sights. Samsung has found great success recently with the Note, Note II and Note 10.1. From first thoughts the Note 8.0 will only add to the success Samsung is currently experiencing.
According to the information obtained by SamMobile the Note 8.0 will not disappoint with specifications including:
- 8.0 inch 1280 x 800 TFT Super Clear LCD
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 1.6 GHZ Quad-Core Exynos 4412 Processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 4,600 mAh Battery
- 5-Megapixel rear and 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera’s.
- microSD support
- S-Pen Functionality
The device is expected to come …