Archos brought their PMP and tablet roadshow to the UK today, revealing not only pricing and availability for the upcoming Vision mediaplayer range but details of their Android MID. The Vision range - which currently includes 2-inch and 3-inch touchscreen models - will land in the UK in August; meanwhile, Archos reconfirmed that their Android MID will make its debut on September 15th.
Archos have announced a press event to be held on June 11th in Paris, France. While there's no actual written confirmation of what the event might be about, the shadowy PMP/MID device visible on the invite and the bright green color-scheme has led to speculation that it concerns Archos' Android-based Internet Media Tablet (IMT) phone.
The company announced that they would be developing an Android device back in February, with the IMT measuring just 10mm thick and having a 5-inch high resolution touchscreen. Connectivity will include not only WiFi, like existing PMPs from Archos, but 3.5G HSUPA/HSDPA for up to 7.2Mbps downloads.
Coincidentally the company's second strand of their 2009 financial recovery plan, our second Archos post of the day concerns their Archos 10 netbook. Freshly unboxed over at NetbookNews.de, the first netbook from the PMP company seems to hold its own against rivals from ASUS and Dell.
This year for Mobile World Congress was a rebirth of sorts, owing largely to the restructuring of Samsung’s release schedule, Sony’s continued success with their Z series, Nokia’s push of Android, and the next big wave of wearables. We’ve also seen brands like Lenovo and HTC push hard with devices that aren’t aimed directly at the top tier. This is an interesting time for smartphones and mobile devices of all kinds - it’s no longer just about the biggest and the best.
Mobile World Congress is upon us again, the cellularly-centric Barcelona show expected to see Nokia reveal its first Android device, Samsung its latest Galaxy flagship ahead of the iPhone 6 later this year, and wearables manufacturers further pitch the fast-growing segment. SlashGear is headed off to Spain to bring back all the details as they're announced, but we've already got a good idea of what we can expect and just how much of an impact it might make. Read on for our full pre-show guide!
Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn't seem like it'll be happening, let's recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy's ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.
Today's edition of the Daily Slash is strewn with rumors and speculation about none other than the fastest selling Android device of all time, that being the Samsung Galaxy S II. I say speculation and rumors because this device is not yet released in the USA, and once it does get here, it could be in basically any shape or form, so watch out! We've also of course got reviews of the brand new MacBook Air as well as Mac OS X Lion, not to mention the brand new Toshiba Thrive, the Motorola XPRT, and yes, we do have several giveaways going on this week, all of them for tablets.
BeBook is a company better known for its ereaders, but the lure of the tablet has proved too great. The BeBook Live is a low-cost Android slate, still proclaiming its ereader heritage but also hoping to earn itself a place as your browsing, multimedia and gaming gadget of choice. With a price significantly lower than that of rival tablets, can the BeBook Live really replace both your iPad and your Kindle in one fell swoop? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
First let us tell you of three rather important points from the Android Community side of the world today - first, the Nexus S and Nexus One Gingerbread 2.3.3 updates are going out OTA right this moment, then, take a peek at two bootloader points: Motorola XOOM Has Bootloader That’s Both Unlockable and Relockable and Atrix bootloader gets totally locked down. Awesome and harsh! Then have a look at some of the biggest fattest news you'll ever want to hear at a time like this as far as Apple goes: New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding, hooray! Grab yourself the first big update to Windows 7 since its launch, and have another look at Intel Light Peak [Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors].
Samsung Galaxy S2 gets early reveal - or is it just a Video Dummy? Android Honeycomb lead designer Matias Duarte assures us that that Android 3.0 is for much more than tablets. Google is offering speak2tweet to Egyptians to kep them online while their Middle East and North Africa executive goes missing in the heart of the country. Chris Davies jams out a column by the name of Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble. See why Google Latitude is about to Crush FourSquare! Help everyone out over on Android Community by telling them what you'd like to see at the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event tomorrow, today! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!