June 29th, 2011, 2:16 PM

RIM to Scrap 10 Inch Playbook, Refocus on Smartphones

The Financial Post and Forbes are reporting that Canadian smartphone maker RIM is planning to scrap the 10-inch version of the Playbook in favour of producing a new line of smartphones. These new smartphones from RIM will be powered by the QNX operating system, and will likely feature dual core chips. The response to the [...]

June 22nd, 2011, 5:37 PM

Amazon Expected to Launch Tablet Soon, Expects to Sell 4 Million Units

Rumors that Amazon will be soon launching a tablet PC have been somewhat vindicated by a recent posting on the Taiwan based tech news site Digitimes. According to Digitimes, Amazon is planning on launching their line of Tablet PCs as soon as August-September. The bookseller plans to sell four million units globally during 2011, with [...]

June 9th, 2011, 3:12 PM

Samsung Releases 1TB Notebook Hard Drive

Today Samsung unveiled the Spinpoint M8 1TB notebook hard drive, which they claim to be the largest notebook hard drive on the market. The Spinpoint M8 uses two 500GB platters that have a 5400-RPM spindle speed. In addition the drive has a 8MB cache and a SATA interface that provides 3Gbit/second transfer. To reduce the [...]

June 3rd, 2011, 12:25 PM

Honeycomb on Oak Trail Tablet Disappoints at Computex

Intel’s keynote at Computex highlighted the advancements their Oak Trail platform would make in the tablet market. However, according to benchmarks done by , Intel has a long way to go before we can bid farewell to ARMs. The tablet that the folks at got their hands on was a prototype made by [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 5:04 PM

Texas Instruments Launches new ARM Chip at Computex

Processor manufacturer Texas Instruments (TI) today announced at Computex an update to it’s ARM based line of OMAP 4 chips, the OMAP 4470. The OMAP 4470 has a clockspeed of 1.8 GHz, and it is powered by two 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A9 engines and two 266-MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores. This is a noticeable upgrade from the [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 2:16 PM

webOS Powered HP Touchpad Makes an Appearence at Computex

HP has been aggressively promoting their webOS operating system, a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS/Android and the tablet version of Windows 8, so it was rather expected it would have a “surprise” appearance on their new tablet at Computex in Taipei. Originally, webOS began as the successor to Palm OS and was demonstrated by Palm [...]

May 31st, 2011, 2:08 PM

ASUS Launching “Republic of Gamers” Branded Glasses Free 3D Laptop

As the first day of Computex wrapped up in Taipei, it was clear that ASUS has been one of the busier manufactures at the expo: demonstrating a line of tablets, the first ultrabook, and their newest gaming laptop which boasts glasses free 3D technology. The ASUS G53SX, which will be part of the “Republic of [...]

May 31st, 2011, 12:40 AM

Intel to Challenge iPad, Macbook Air Dominance with “Ultrabook” Notebook Category

Concerned by an expanding tablet market that has eroded the conventional laptop market, Intel unveiled a new category of notebook today, dubbed the “Ultrabook”, at Computex which combines the portability of tablets with the performance of a conventional notebook. According to the specifications established by Intel Ultrabooks will be notebooks that are less than 2cm [...]

May 30th, 2011, 2:49 PM

ASUS Unveils Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid at Computex

Taiwanese computer manufacturer ASUS demonstrated their newest entry into both the burgeoning tablet and smartphone market earlier this evening at Computex. Named the “PadFone”, this device is an Android powered smartphone that docks into a touchscreen tablet. This concept is not entirely new as Motorola’s Atrix 4G has somewhat similar features. Both the tablet and [...]

May 30th, 2011, 11:00 AM

ViewSonic Demonstrates Oak Trail Powered Tablet at Computex

Today at Computex ViewSonic showed off their first tablet powered by the new Intel Oak Trail processor, the ViewPad 10 Pro. The ViewPad 10 Pro has a 10 inch screen and is capable of running both Android 2.2 and Windows 7. While the ViewPad 10 does not run the latest Android OS release, HoneyComb, users [...]