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Samsung had big plans for its home brewed Tizen operating system. The idea was to storm the mobile world with its own OS and become less reliant on Google's Android platform in the process. It was an ambitious goal that was made even more difficult to attain due to delays and a seeming lack of interest, though there's still hope for Tizen.Data collected by Counterpoint Research shows that the Samsung Z1, a Tizen-based smartphone that sells for $92, was the best selling handset in Bangladesh in the first quarter of 2015. The report didn't list the total number of sales, and we'll concede that Bangladesh... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and tablets, Samsung has relied heavily on Google’s Android mobile operating system. Android dominates the smartphone and tablet markets, and Samsung has done its best to differentiate its Android offerings by overlaying its love-it-or-hate-it TouchWiz user interface. But Samsung is looking to break free of its reliance on Google and branch out with its own homegrown operating system: Tizen. Tizen has already been featured in Samsung’s growing smartwatch lineup, and recently launched on digital cameras and the budget Z1 smartphone for emerging markets. However, Samsung... Read more...
The earlier reports were off by a month, but at least Samsung’s Tizen-based Z1 smartphone is finally a reality. After nearly a year of stalling, failed launches, and developer apathy, the Z1 is launching in India for a relatively low 5,700 rupees ($92). As we reported earlier, the Samsung Z1 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 768MB of RAM and includes 4GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot. As you can see from the pricing and processor specs, this is a decidedly low-end smartphone and the 4.3-inch WVGA screen further confirms this. Other specs include a 3.1MP rear camera, VGA... Read more...
HP's new Z1 Workstation is now available with a starting price of $1,899. This all-in-one features a 27-inch IPS display, quad-core Intel Xeon processors options, and NVIDIA Quadro graphics. The Z1 was designed for computer-aided design, digital media, and entertainment professionals. The display on the Z1 can snap open, making it easy for users to swap out parts and upgrade the all-in-one without tools. Additional options for the Z1 include USB 3.0, a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, and SATA, SSD, or RAID storage options. HP Z1 Workstation Now Shipping Worldwide World's first 27-inch all-in-one workstation... Read more...
If you are in the market for a new Core Duo powered notebook, you'll want to check out this article. We take a look at Sony's slick VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C. This notebook features a 13.3" XBrite screen and a hybrid graphics sub-system that can be powered by a GeForce Go 7400 or an Intel IGP. All in less than 4lbs of mobility.... Read more...
In terms of sheer numbers, Sony is not considered one of the major notebook players in North America. Though, they do remain a staple of what most people consider quality built notebooks worldwide, despite their competitively lower sale figures. Most VAIO machines through the years have been built surprisingly well and more to the point, have had a trademark flair for being slim, lightweight, sleek and versatile.  The Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150 is what some folks might consider a truly mobile compromise between performance and portability.  We'll take a closer look at the SZ150, all... Read more...
We recently decided to procure a new Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C Notebook for testing and evaluation here.  During the first couple of weeks of testing, it never occurred to us frankly that our unit perhaps wasn't representative of the material as described in its specifications and at the online reseller we bought it from.  Here are a couple of shots of our unit that may or may not add to the confusion, depending on how keen your eye is.   As you can see, clearly on the box label, which has a matching serial number to the unit itself incidentally, this system was tagged... Read more...