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Dell's Streak 7 tablet is the highly anticipated big brother of Dell's 5-inch tablet, the Streak 5 that came out in September of 2010.  The larger Streak 7 goes up against stiff competition with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab,  though the Streak 7 is retailing slightly lower in the $449 price range without a contract and through T-Mobile on contract for a very competitive $199.99.  Regardless, the Streak 7 offers some pluses over the Galaxy Tab, like its 5MP rear-facing camera, but also comes up short in other areas such as its lower resolution display, with an 800x480 native... Read more...
A few manufacturers have forged on and released 10-inch Android tablets regardless of Google's hamstringing of it, by limiting Android Marketplace functionality on any device larger than 7 inches.  It's a hard line to walk without Google's blessing until Honeycomb is released but ViewSonic has stepped out with their 10-inch gTablet and we've spent some quality time with it. The gTablet is driven by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, comes equipped with 512MB of RAM, 16GB of Flash storage and a myriad of expansion options.  We'll first give you a hands-on demo of the device and then break down... Read more...
So, why haven't we seen more 10-inch or larger Android tablets to compete with the iPad?  That's a question we've been asking and we're sure many of you have the been wondering about the situation as well.  The primary reason is that Google's tablet-targeted operating system isn't here just yet.  The latest version, Android 2.2, which is installed on most 7-inch and smaller slates like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and the Dell Streak, is Google's smartphone OS.  Honeycomb is the OS that Google is slating for tablets (pun intended) and all the hype manufacturers can muster won't push... Read more...
We've heard plenty from tablet and smartphone manufacturers at CES about their upcoming 2011 products. Apple has remained nearly silent about its own plans, but Taiwanese sources have surreptitiously reported that the next-generation iPhone 5 will pose a threat to the best-laid plans of everyone else. According to the Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily, the iPhone 5 will incorporate several new technologies. Apple is expected to ditch the penta-band UMTS antenna currently within the iPhone 4 for a Qualcomm dual-mode chip that supports both CDMA and GSM technologies. This would remove the need... Read more...
In this episode of Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz and the crew from HotHardware talk about the hottest products from CES 2011, from tablets to handsets, to hot new SSDs and motherboards.  We also cover Intel's new Sandy Bridge Desktop and Mobile processors and hint of a new killer gaming rig contest/give-away in the weeks ahead! Show Notes: 01:20 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Desktops 02:52 - Intel Sandy Bridge processor for Notebooks 06:13 - The Hottest of CES  - All HH Coverage From CES 2011... Read more...
Intel and Nvidia announced today that they've resolved their legal problems thanks to a new, six-year cross-licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion dollars in five annual installments beginning on January 18. As part of the agreement, the two companies have renounced all previous legal claims, including claims related to possible breaches of the previous five year contract. "This agreement ends the legal dispute between the companies, preserves patent peace and provides protections that allow for continued freedom in product design," said Doug Melamed,... Read more...
Last night at Digital Experience, Toshiba gave us a closer look at the company's upcoming Android-powered tablet. It looks pretty sweet, with it's 10.1-inch widescreen display. We especially liked that this tablet has a built-in SD card reader as well as a mini USB connection and full-size HDMI and full-size USB ports. Under the hood, you'll find a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 with integrated NVIDIA graphics. Like a few other tablets we've seen at CES this year, Toshiba's tablet is waiting for an official release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb before releasing the tablet. That said, the tablet should be... Read more...
A little earlier today, in a jam packed meeting room in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, we spent about an hour listening to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang speak about the massive influx of mobile computing devices over the last few years and NVIDIA’s plans to better infiltrate the burgeoning market moving forward. During his address, Mr. Huang spoke almost exclusively about the company’s Tegra 2 processor and its capabilities and performance, although he also dropped a bombshell to close his talk about NVIDIA’s “Project Denver”—more on that one in a bit. While discussing... Read more...
2010 wasn't Tegra's banner year the way we thought it might be after seeing the Tegra 250 platform demo'd at last year's CES. There are signs, however, that 2011 may turn out differently. According to DigiTimes, multiple PC OEMs are warming up to Tegra after watching consumers ardently embrace the iPad. The success of Apple's tablet, according to some, has actually helped Android+ARM by demonstrating that non-Wintel systems can offer compelling user experiences. It's difficult to underestimate how important Tegra is to Nvidia's long-term future; the company has bet that Tesla and Tegra will become... Read more...
Roughly 13 months ago, we wrote a story discussing the importance of Tegra to NVIDIA's future and why the company has devoted so much time and money to it. Just over a year later, NVIDIA has affirmed that Tegra remains an essential part of its future business model, while tacitly admitting that the number of Tegra/Tegra 2 devices on the market hasn't ramped as aggressively as the company had hoped. When we pressed for details on why Tegra 2 had largely fizzled after its impressive debut at CES last year, company reps told us it wasn't a manufacturing issue or a problem with any part of Tegra 2's... Read more...
Steve Jobs and the rest of his Cupertino cohorts did two things when they released the iPad under  Apple's unofficial planned obsolescence model -- you know, the one where Apple leaves off obvious features like a USB port, HDMI connectivity, upgradeable storage, and everything else you'd find on even the most thinly spec'd netbook. First, they left themselves an upgrade path for a second generation iPad, one that will undoubtedly address some, but not all, of the original iPad's shortcomings. And secondly, they left the door wide open for a competitor to storm through with a bona fide "iPad... Read more...
Well, this explains a lot. The Boxee Box has been somewhat of a unicorn over the past months, with delay after delay sinking the hype that came with the product's initial launch. Back in June, it was reported that the Boxee Box was being delayed until November. Now, we think we know why. Originally, the Boxee Box was going to be based on an NVIDIA GPU, but now it looks like the Boxee Box will utilize Intel parts instead. Talk about pulling the rug out from under NVIDIA. It's honestly hard to say what sort of internal happenings caused the switch, but a new release issued today has confirmed that... Read more...
NVIDIA's Ion has helped to revolutionize the nettop and netbook market place. Just a couple of years ago, netbooks were incapable of playing back 720p content smoothly; now, Ion-equipped netbooks have no trouble playing back 1080p content. The next generation of Ion is already out, but now NVIDIA is hoping to do for smartphones what they already did for netbooks and nettops. The Tegra chip has been infrequently used in a few mobile devices, with Microsoft's Zune HD being the most prominent. But NVIDIA has big plans to expand the use of it, and LG's onboard. A new press release from the mobile phone... Read more...
At the time of this writing, the FTC's investigation into Intel's alleged monopolistic abuses is on hold as the government attempts to negotiate a settlement with the CPU and chipset manufacturer. If these negotiations don't result in a deal by July 22, the case returns to court, with arguments currently scheduled to begin on September 15. Intel is no stranger to these sorts of lawsuits; between AMD and the EU, the CPU giant has been battling such allegations for years. The lawsuit between NV and Intel, however, rests on different points than the AMD/Intel allegations. Here, the battle is over... Read more...
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