Another day, another tablet. This time around, it's coming from Coby. The Kyros Internet tablet is a touchscreen device that's running Android under the hood, and there's a few features in the small package that may interest anyone out there who's not wanting to go the mainstream route. Unfortunately, it's not a powerhouse, so it won't be winning any rewards any time soon for the speed it possesses.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but according to the latest Android rumors you may just be looking at Sony Ericsson's successor the XPERIA X10, currently codenamed ANZU. XperiaX10Blog's source reckons the smartphone has a 4.3-inch display along with an HDMI output, and that Sony Ericsson is aiming to release the ANZU in Q1 of 2011.
Update: More pictures from XperiaX10Blog after the cut of what's being cautiously called the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X12.
Yesterday, Sharp announced that the company's GALAPAGOS mobile phones would be getting 3D gaming, courtesy of Capcom and others, but that's not all the 3D love the company has in store for the future. Sharp has officially unveiled their brand new BD-HP90 3D Blu-ray player as well, packing plenty of features into an extremely small package.
Acer has injected some of their nettop DNA into a new network-capable media player, the Acer Aspire RevoView. The STB is capable of Full HD playback from local storage - either on memory card, USB drive or in the user-accesible 3.5-inch hard-drive bay - or streamed over the network via the RevoView's ethernet port.
Several models in Archos' newest Android tablet line-up have gone on sale, after making their debut at IFA 2010 several months ago. The Archos 70 - which has a 7-inch display - and the Archos 43 - with a 4.3-inch display - are both up for order at the company's webstore, priced at $274.99 and $249.99 respectively.
The PandaBoard Cortex-A9 OMAP4 developer board we mentioned at the start of the month has gone on sale, priced at a reasonable $174. Based around a dual-core 1GHz chip with 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, the PandaBoard supports 1080p 30fps output via HDMI and is intended to allow developers to whip up OMAP4-compatible apps in Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
Video demo after the cut
Who says Motorola and HTC should have all the big-screen Android fun? Huawei aren't especially known for their alluring smartphones, but the new IDEOS X6 could change all that. Packing a 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and HDMI output, the IDEOS X6 runs Android 2.2 Froyo and, if they can manage to bring it over to Europe or North America, deserves some attention.
Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
MSI has become the latest company to hold off on Windows 7 tablet plans, freezing the launch of its WindPad U100 until sometime in mid-2011 at the earliest. According to DigiTimes, MSI has announced it will instead launch an Android 3.0 Gingerbread slate by the end of March 2011, with a sub-$500 price tag and HDMI connectivity.
Panasonic Japan has outed what the company is calling the smallest ever DVR that integrates both Blu-ray burning and a hard-drive. The Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 measures a slight 210 x 194 x 65 mm and weighs in at 2.2kg; it can burn BD-R or BD-RE discs and or record media to its 320GB hard-drive.
It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.