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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 Launched In India For Rs.23,250

Samsung recently launched the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 in India. It is the company’s first tablet device which runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 is also called as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in Indian market. It is the successor of the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab, which was launched back in 2010. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 comes with the Google Play Store, which allows you to access more than 450,000 apps and games.

Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India, said:
“Tablets are increasingly finding adoption amongst consumers because of their richer more converged experience. Users are able to surf the internet, enjoy multi-media and manage their work and life while being on the move. The new GALAXY Tab 2 310, with its powerful processor, Android 4.0 and its seven inch screen, make it extremely powerful and convenient device to carry”.

galaxy tab 2 310

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 features a 7 inch WSVGA display, sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, Samsung TouchWiz UI, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Music player with SoundAlive, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Apps, Games Hub, Readers Hub, Samsung Kies, Samsung ChatON, Google Play Store, A-GPS, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 4,000 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 measures 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weighs just 345 gms. This device comes with a price tag of Rs.23,250 in India. However, you can easily get this device for around Rs.20,000 at your nearest retail stores. Tata Docomo suscribers will get an additional 3 GB of free data download with a validity of 3 months.

Microsoft launches Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 for Tablets and PCs in India

Microsoft has introduced the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 for the Indian market making it one of the first multi-platform Bluetooth keyboards to be launched in India.

Bluetooth Keyboard 5000 pic 1

At less than three-quarters of an inch thick and 400 grams in weight, the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is a slim and sleek alternative helping you get rid of pesky wires, docks, or trans-receivers. I’ve been using the Microsoft Arc keyboard for several months and have been looking for an alternative that takes away the need for a trans-receiver. The small unit can easily be lost and also occupies a USB port all the time. The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is very easy on the hands and has an ergonomic Microsoft Comfort Curve design. The design promotes a more natural wrist position whether you are working on a desk or in a casual posture.

“Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile keyboard 5000 is especially designed for people on the move and as the market for mobile products such as the Tablets and Laptops increases; this is poised to become an accessory consumers would definitely want”.

Mr Satish Parreddi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Retail Sales & Marketing, Microsoft India

The compact keyboard offers full functionality of a keyboard and is compatible with both tablets and PCs, although it is small enough to slip into a bag. Priced at an attractive price of INR 3350 in India, the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 works equally well with Microsoft Windows (Windows Vista and Windows 7), iPad, iPad2, and many Android devices. Available only in black color, the keyboard requires the standard AAA batteries.

Micromax Launches The Android 4.0 Powered Funbook Tablet For Just Rs.6,499

We already knew that Micromax was planning to launch an entry-level tablet during the Q2 of 2012. Today, the company finally launched the much-awaited Micromax Funbook tablet in India. Surprisingly, this tablet runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It comes with a 7 inch capacitive display as well as a 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. This tablet comes with the E-learning app which offers reading materials, videos, multimedia, tests, assessment, references from leading content brands like Pearson, Everonn, GK Publishers, Scholarshub, Vidyalankar, Universal Tutorials, CAPS, Zion and many more.

micromax funbook

The Micromax Funbook features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor with Dual Mali 2D/3D GPU, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video chat, HD video playback, WiFi Connectivity, 3G Dongle support via USB, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, USB 2.0, HDMI out, up to 5 hours of browsing time and a 2800 mAh battery.

The Micromax Funbook comes pre-loaded with the Bolly Buzz and M clips app, which allows you to access more than 6000 songs and 4000 videos on the go. This tablet is available in 2 diiferent colors -Midnight Black and Slate Grey. The Micromax Funbook comes with a price tag of just Rs.6,499 (approx. $130) in India. To get this device, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Arrives On US Cellular For $399

US Cellular recently launched the much-awaited 4G LTE network. The initial rollout of 4G LTE includes select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. US Cellular is the first wireless carrier to offer 4G LTE in several of these markets. Last month, US Cellular announced that the company will soon launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator. Today, the wireless carrier finally launched its first 4G LTE device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

“The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first of many cutting-edge devices slated for use on the 4G LTE network,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “This sleek and functional tablet makes it easier than ever for busy customers to simplify and organize their lives.”

samsung galaxy tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE on US Cellular features a 10.1 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 32 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, Play Store, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, up to 12 hours of usage time, up to 400 hours of stand-by time and a 7000 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE comes with a price tag of $499.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. However, for a limited time, US Cellular subscribers in current and upcoming 4G LTE markets can get this device for $399.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 2 year service agreement. To get this device, simply head over to this page.

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Coming To US On March 6 For $529.99

Toshiba has already launched some of the powerful Android tablets in the past. This year, the company surprised us with its latest tablet device, the Toshiba Excite X10. This tablet was announced last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. The Toshiba Excite X10 is touted to be the world’s thinnest and lightest 10 inch tablet measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g).

Toshiba Excite X10 will be finally available for purchase in the US, starting from next week. However, the company will sell this device with a new name, the Toshiba Excite 10 LE. Toshiba will sell both the 16 GB model as well as the 32 GB model in the US. If you are planning to buy this amazing tablet device, then check out the complete specs below.

Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division, said,

“Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be. We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”

toshiba excite 10 le

Toshiba Excite X10 features 10.1 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of with 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, DLNA capability and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Toshiba Media Player, Think Free Office, Evernote, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, Android Market and Toshiba’s SRS sound enhancement technology.

The 16 GB model of Toshiba Excite 10 LE comes with a price-tag of just $529.99. On the other hand, you can get the 32 GB model for $599.99. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be available for purchase from March 6, 2012.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Coming To Verizon On March 1 For $499

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 at the IFA 2011. It is the company’s fourth tablet device after the original Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9. As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will come with a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Verizon recently announced that the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be finally available for its subscribers from the next month.

verizon galaxy tab 7.7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Samsung TouchWiz UI, 3.2 megapixel rear camera with HD (720p) video recording and full HD (1080p) video playback capabilities, 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, Video Hub, Samsung S Suggest, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Samsung ChatON, Music Player with SoundAlive, DivX/Xvid support, GPS with A-GPS, AllShare Play, Polaris Office, 16 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and 5100 mAh Li-Po battery. This device allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from the Android Market.

Verizon subscribers can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from March 1, 2012. This device will be available for $499.99 with a two-year service agreement and a minimum of $30 monthly 4G LTE data plan.

Fujitsu Unveils The Android Powered Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Tablet

Fujitsu is not popular for manufacturing tablet devices. However, the company just announced a new multimedia tablet, the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It comes with a large 10.1 inch display as well as a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Android fans won’t be disappointed, since the powerful Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tablet runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This tablet is specially designed for business professionals. It comes with pre-installed, licensed, and ready–to-use business software apps including Office suite, file viewer, and file editor.

Craig Parker, Head of Product Marketing, Fujitsu Technology Product Group, said,

“Thanks to the Stylistic M532, ultra-mobile professional users no longer need to compromise on their choice of tablet device – or indeed carry separate devices for business and leisure. The Stylistic M532 is the first tablet to truly deliver hybrid tablet computing, where during the working day both device and business data are secured within corporate networks, while after hours multimedia content can be safely accessed.”

fujitsu stylistic m532

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 features a 10.1 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel, 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, memory card slot, built-in speakers, Docking connector for Port Replicator, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, GPS, Symantec Norton Tablet Security, 4 hours of charging time, up to 9.5 hours of video playback, and a 3.170 mAh Lithium polymer battery.

This device measures 262.6 x 175.4 x 8.6 mm and weighs 560 g. The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tablet will be available in the UK from early summer. The price of this device will be announced shortly.

Toshiba Excite X10 Android Tablet Up For Pre-Order

Toshiba has already surprised us with its powerful Android tablets in the past. Last month, Toshiba announced the Excite X10 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This device comes with a 10.1 inch IPS display as well as a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor. The Toshiba Excite X10 is currently the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet.

This tablet currently runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. However the company has already promised the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the release of this device. The Toshiba Excite X10 is currently up for pre-order at the online retailer Future Shop’s website.

toshiba excite x10 pre order

Toshiba Excite X10 features 10.1 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of with 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, DLNA capability, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Toshiba Media Player, Think Free Office, Evernote, Android Market, and Toshiba’s SRS sound enhancement technology.

The iPad 2 measures 8.8 mm, while the Transformer Prime measures 8.3 mm. On the other hand, the Toshiba Excite X10 measures just 7.7 mm and weighs 1.2 pounds. Both 16 GB as well as the 32 GB variant is currently available for pre-order. You can pre-order the 16 GB and 32 GB variant of this device for $549.99 and $599.99 respectively. This device is expected to be available from the end of this month. To pre-order the Toshiba Excite X10 tablet, head over to this page at Future Shop.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Announced; Comes With 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Android 4.0 OS

Samsung recently launched a new tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. This tablet is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Tab 2 runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and it comes with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, instead of the 1 GHz single-core processor found in the original Galaxy Tab. This tablet comes with the Samsung’s Music Hub and Readers Hubs, which allows you to access more than 17 million tracks and 2.3 million e-books respectively.

“Two years ago, Samsung Galaxy Tab began to offer customers more possibilities on the go. Since then, Samsung has actively enhanced our tablet line-up with several tablets in different sizes,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy Tab 2 will provide people with delighted multimedia experience and allow efficient communication.”

samsung galaxy tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features a 7 inch WSVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UI, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing camera for video calls, etc.

It also comes with the usual Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, Video Hub, Samsung S Suggest, Samsung ChatON, Music Player with SoundAlive, AllShare Play and Polaris Office. This device allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from the Android Market.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB/ 16GB/ 32GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS and 4000 mAH Li-ion battery. This tablet measures 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weighs 344g.

samsung galaxy tab 2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will be first available in the UK, followed by the global markets from March. The price of this device in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark is mentioned below.

Sweden:
Wi-Fi: 2,995SEK ($450)
3G: 3,695 SEK ($556)

Finland:
Wi-Fi: 349EUR ($463)
3G: 429EUR ($568)

Norway:
Wi-Fi: 2,400NOK ($420)
3G: 2,990NOK ($523)

Denmark:
Wi-Fi: 2,350DKK ($419)
3G: 3,995DKK ($712)

Mercury mTab Neo Launched In India For Rs.15,999

Kobian Group, the maker of Mercury brand of computer components and peripherals, recently launched its second tablet device, the Mercury mTab Neo. This device is the successor of the not-so-popular Mercury mTab2 tablet. The previous model had only Wi-Fi and external 3G support, but the new Mercury mTab Neo features in-built 3G and SIM support for voice and video calling.

This tablet comes with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display and a powerful 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor. Most of the entry-level tablets currently available in the market runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. However, the Mercury mTab Neo runs on the super old Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. Check out the complete specs below.

Sushmita Das, Country Manager – India, Kobian Pte Ltd, said,

“mTab Neo summarizes convergence and convenience. The product combines functionality of two devices and makes the experience and usage more convenient and friendly. At Mercury, we strive to bring products with new ideas and make technology simpler and affordable for all. SIM calling, Bluetooth, in-built 3G, dual camera and overall a strong processor and battery pack up – it’s a complete package needed in the growing market of tablets”.

mercury mtab neo

Mercury mTab Neo Specifications:

  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 2 megapixel rear camera
  • 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • HDMI Video Output
  • Dual speakers
  • EDGE/GPRS support,
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g
  • mini-USB port
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • 4000 mAh battery

The Mercury mTab Neo comes with a price-tag of Rs.15,999. You will also get a 1 year warranty, with the purchase of this device. The Mercury mTab Neo will compete with other entry-level tablets such as Reliance 3G tab, Beetel Magiq II and iBall Slide in the Indian market.