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February 24, 2013

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0, to take on iPad Mini

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0: Almost two days before the official Mobile World Congress   starts, Samsung gave journalists a glimpse of the Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch tablet with a decent set of specs and support for Samsung's stylus, which the company calls the S Pen.

With the Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung is revisiting a space it helped pioneer with its original Galaxy Tab back in late 2010: the mid-sized tablet.At 338 grams (11.9 ounces), the Note 8.0's not much heavier than the iPad mini and as it's made to be held one-handed,

Besides the 8-inch 1280x800-pixel screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel back camera (plus a 1.3-megapixel one on the front for video calls), 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage that's further expandable via microSD cards.
The Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)-based device also supports Wi-Fi, A-GPS and comes with a 4,600mAh battery. International versions of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will support HSPA+ or LTE (depending on market) and will be capable of making phone calls.
On the software side, the smaller Note supports multi-window mode, the new generation of Samsung's S Note tools, and comes pre-loaded with software such as Flipboard and Awesome Note. Awesome Note is premiering on Android with the Galaxy Note 8.0, and Samsung will retain exclusive rights to the Android version of the app for at least a year.
Although the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a larger screen than Samsung's older 7-inch tablets — including the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab Plus — its body and design is more streamlined. Its design takes cues from the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1.

November 4, 2012

850,000 iPad minis To be Shipped in the first week of sales

Apple expected to ship 850K iPad minis in first week of sales: As the first iPad mini preorders are being delivered and the tablet hits shelves at brick-and-mortar retailers, shipment forecasts are already being released, with one analyst estimating a total of 850,000 units will go out to consumers over the device's first week of sales.

According to AppleInsider,  KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo  Apple will likely ship around 850,000 iPad minis in its first week on the market, based on supply chain checks and logistical considerations such as transportation.

Reports suggest that if the iPad mini  mass production had started sooner than mid-October, the tablet would have seen higher first-week shipments. As it stands, Apple is in short supply of the 7.9-inch device as about 950,000 units were manufactured prior to launch, a statistic reflected in shipment quotes from the Online Apple Store.

Apple  is expected to be the  no 1  in the mid sized Tablet Market with its iPad mini shipments outperforming Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7, two of the mini's biggest competitors. In the first two days after launch, iPad mini shipments are expected to reach the Fire's half-month shipment numbers and surpass the Nexus 7's average monthly shipments for the fourth quarter.

The Logic of Apple's iPad Mini Pricing

iPad Mini’s $329 starting price tag, which is a full $130 higher than the direct competition, was a disappointment for Appleas well as many consumers who hoped Apple would price the 7.9-inch 16GB gadget somewhere between $249 and $299 to stay competitive.

In a note to investors picked up by AppleInsider, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that the BOM (bill of materials) and manufacturing costs come to about $195 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.The priciest single part is the screen at $56.50. The logic board costs a fair amount -- $54 for the Wi-Fi version and $80 for the 4G LTE model, AppleInsider noted.

The $329 price tag for Apple’s iPad Mini is largely due to low yield rates for the product’s GF2 (DITO film) touch screen technology,” DigiTimes says in its report, adding “the DITO film sensor is having mass production issues, which has been a big contributor to why the device is approximately 40-50% more expensive compared to other 7-inch tablets that have OGS or G/G structures.

October 9, 2012

iPad Mini Coming on 17th October,2012

Most pundits believe Apple’s 7-inch tablet, the iPad Mini, will see light of day on Oct 17.
According to Fortune‘s Philip Elmer-DeWitt, a major Apple investor claims to have heard from multiple sources that members of the press will receive invitations to an Apple event on Oct. 10. History suggests that this would mean that the actual event would have to take place on Oct. 17 and that whatever’s announced would likely hit shelves on the Friday of the following week, which would be Oct. 26.
The tiny tablet — which Apple has never officially acknowledged — will be less of everything. It will be the iPad Retina’s stunted little brother.It will offer less screen real estate than the 9.7-inch iPad and fewer overall pixels (though it is sure to be another retina-resolution display). Two sources claim that the iPad mini — as it may or may not be called — will have a 7.85-inch screen with a lower resolution than the current iPad model.
The device’s screen is made by South Korea’s LG Display company and Taiwan’s AU Optronics, claim WSJ’s sources.
It will offer less screen real estate than the 9.7-inch iPad and fewer overall pixels (though it is sure to be another retina-resolution display).
Despite all this, the iPad Mini will be a perfect example of “less is more.”Tech industry sources explain that Apple is brilliant on managing all the parts and capabilities and knock down the size to compete with Galaxy Note  Apple might be able to finally  offer a $199 tablet