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Anymode Creates Smart Case Clone for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab

Written on July 19, 2011 by Lulu

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A company called Anymode produced a Smart Case clone for Galaxy Tab. This can be fishy!

Korean company, Anymode, produced an obvious copy of the iPad 2’s Smart Cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Even if it can’t use magnets to wake the tablet like Apple’s device, the Smart Case is definitely a one-for-one imitation that is complete with the folding, four segment design and even five of the same colors.

Its only difference is a basic shell to cover the Android tablet’s back.

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Toshiba Thrive Tablet, Facing Power and Reboot Hitches

Written on July 18, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Owners of Toshiba Thrive tablet are currently suffering from power flaws.

Toshiba, for the second time around, encountered several issues and problems with regards to its recently launched tablet — the Thrive. The device’s owners have posted comments on the company’s forums, claiming that the tablet is suffering from serious bugs. They say that the tab often refuses to wake up from sleep, it requires a hard reset, and the device frequently turns on even without prompting. These defects were also found in stock devices that have no installed applications yet.

Not all users are experiencing the said issues. But still, few statements affirm that such glitches can be solved through editing the Wi-Fi connection and screen timeout settings of the tablet.

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12 Outstanding Features of Apple’s iPad 2

Written on July 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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iPad 2 -- a smaller and lighter Apple device with two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording.

The iPad 2 may have entered the tablet world with more greater offerings than its predecessor. But is it really considered as an excellent creation from Apple, or is it just designed to get the public’s attention?

In this article, GADG listed down the best features of iPad 2, and see whether it’s worth buying for. Check them out after the break.

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Rumors: “iPad HD” is Coming this Fall

Written on July 08, 2011 by Lulu

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Based on a rumor, Apple is planning to release a revised version of iPad 2 that will have a higher resolution than its predecessor and it will be named as "iPad HD."

As Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, declared that 2011 would be the year of iPad 2, the company is planning to release a new version of the said device. The revised iPad would have a much sharper screen, as it uses a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 pixel display.

The revised version will be called “iPad HD”. According to sources, the new iPad will have a higher resolution than the recent version. It would also be compatible with some iPad versions of Final Cut Pro or Aperture. While early rumors about the iPad 2 said that it will have a “Retina” display, the device just featured the same 1024 x 768 resolution. But in iPhad HD, the device will have a 2048×1536 resolution.

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Five Reasons to Choose Motorola Xoom Over Apple’s iPad 2

Written on July 06, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Which is better: Motorola Xoom or iPad 2?

There are probably a lot of tablets that were released recently. One of these is the Motorola Xoom, which is usually compared to its rival — Apple’s iPad 2. The Xoom has added some advanced features that are not present in its previous versions, and perhaps these specs are considered strong enough to keep up with Apple’s tablet.

Listed after the jump are the top five reasons why you should choose Motorola Xoom over Apple’s iPad 2.

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Apple-rejected Panels, Used For iPad Clones

Written on July 04, 2011 by Lulu

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According to a report, panels that didn't meet Apple's requirements are being used to develop iPad clones by several Chinese manufacturer.

Based on a report from DigiTimes’ sources, rejected 9.7-inch IPS panels that didn’t meet Apple’s stringent requirements for developing the iPad 2 are being sold to China-based vendors. Sources pointed out that two main suppliers of the panels – LG Display and Samsung Electronics – shipped an estimated 12-15 million 9.7-inch IPS panels in the second quarter, while 7-9 million iPad 2s are projected to ship in the said timeframe.

Apple still have a long way to tap in the full potential of the tablet market in China, even though iPad has seen significant demand in the world’s most populated nation.

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Review Mash-up: Motorola Xoom, Apple iPad 2, and HTC Sensation 4G

Written on July 02, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Reviews for HTC Sensation 4G, iPad 2, and Motorola Xoom from top gadget news sources -- collected and disclosed.

Providing the best yet exact descriptions for those recently launched devices may seem complicated, which is why we have decided to collate some short reviews of the top gadgets for this year.

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Amazon Faces Problems with LCD Tablet Production

Written on June 30, 2011 by Lulu

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Amazon is facing a problem on securing a manufacturer for their rumored LCD tablet, as Apple Booked almost all of the tablet component makers.

According to a report, Amazon could face a problem with their rumored LCD tablet production due to Apple iPad 2’s occupation to most tablet manufacturers in the upcoming second half of the year. DigiTimes reported that touch panels makers Wintek, HannStar Display and J Touch received orders for a touchscreen tablet from Amazon.

However, Wintek also takes orders from Apple for their iPad and iPhone. Recent news about Wintek said that it will have a tight production schedule for the coming months, making ut diificult to accommodate orders from Amazon. On the other hand, TPK Holdings – a major supplier of touch modules for the iPad – said that they are uncertain to grab orders from Amazon because of the capacity problem.

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Fring Brings In Tablet-optimised Four-way Video app for iPad 2

Written on June 29, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Move and give way, FaceTime! The tablet-optimized four-way video app from Fring is coming to Apple's iPad 2.

Famous instant messaging and video VoIP service, Fring, recently released a tablet-optimized app for the iPad 2. The Fring app enables users to make four-way video calls to other subscribers, and works with 3G. That said, there’ll be little need for Apple’s WiFi and iOS only FaceTime application.

The Fring app for iPad 2 is now available for download at the App Store — free of charge. Fring is also set to unveil an inter-platform calling app for Android sometime in the future.

More news are sure to come, so just stick it here at GADG.

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Bloomberg: Apple’s iPhone with A5 Processor and 8MP Camera Coming in September

Written on June 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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A report coming from Bloomberg revealed Apple's plan of adding A5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera into its next iPhone, which is due out this Spring.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, Apple is planning to put an A5 processor (a more powerful chip than the one added to iPAd 2), and an 8-megapixel camera into their next iPhone. They also reported that Apple is currently working on an iPad with higher resolution.

The so-called iPhone 5, which is quite similar to iPhone 4, will start its production in August and is said to be released this coming September along with iOS 5. There are also rumors stating that Apple is looking forward to produce a cheaper version of iPhone using “chips and displays of similar quality to today’s iPhone 4″, which will be available in the market this spring.

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