IFA 2012

Samsung Series 5 ULTRA refreshed with touch for Windows 8

Samsung Series 5 ULTRA refreshed with touch for Windows 8

With Windows 8 on the horizon it's time for IFA 2012 to bring the touchscreen wave, with Samsung bringing on a brand new version of their popular Series 5 ULTRA laptop. This machine is ready to bring on its 13-inch display of power with 1366x768 pixel resolution plus Samsung’s SuperBright Technology for a massive 300nits of brightness. This device also of course has 10-finger touchscreen capability now for the touch-friendly future of Windows software.

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Samsung Series 5 and 7 Slate PCs bring Windows 8 goodness

Samsung Series 5 and 7 Slate PCs bring Windows 8 goodness

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed two new convertable slates with the ability to connect to a keyboard dock and run full touch-capable Windows 8. Both the Series 5 and Series 7 Slate PCs will be bringing a 10-point touch experience to your Windows 8 world with no less than their full Samsung set of features. In addition to being able to use the devices' touchscreens and keyboards to control what's on the display, you've got a Samsung S Pen to work with as well!

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Samsung Galaxy Note II official: 5.5-inch quadcore phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note II official: 5.5-inch quadcore phablet

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note II, the successor to its surprising hit "phablet" the Galaxy Note, with a 5.5-inch stylus-enabled display and 1.6GHz quadcore processor. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 2GB of RAM, the Note II also includes a fatter, longer stylus - though still fitting it into the body of the phone itself - with a new rubber tip for more comfortable handwriting and sketching. Perhaps most impressive, though, are the dimensions: by trimming the bezels, Samsung has managed to bring the new Note II in at almost the same size as the model it replaces, despite the larger screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Take the DNA of the original Galaxy Note, add the style of the Galaxy S III, and throw in a more comprehensive understanding of what digital pen-users want, and you'd come up with the Galaxy Note II. Samsung's second-gen "phablet" manages to deliver a larger screen in a more pocketable form-factor than its trail-blazing predecessor, including making the digital S Pen itself easier to wield. We caught up with Samsung and the Note II ahead of its official launch at IFA 2012 to see if one of our favorite devices could really have been so improved.

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Sony Xperia T and J detailed with NFC “one-touch” [Updated with NFC clarity]

Sony Xperia T and J detailed with NFC “one-touch” [Updated with NFC clarity]

At IFA 2012 the folks at Sony have let it be known that they'll be keeping the Xperia brand name for some time to come, complete with a hero smartphone Xperia T. This device is one of three new devices including the Xperia J and Xperia S, each of them set to be released soon with a set of new Sony applications and NFC functionality that'll bring the company straight into the future of mobile computing. What's more, the T is set to take on the whole smartphone world with specifications that exceed the hero expectations.

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Galaxy Note II leaked pre-IFA reveal

Galaxy Note II leaked pre-IFA reveal

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note II appears to have been revealed before its final release time with specifications and high-res images appearing together. This leak comes from PocketNow where they've got two different iterations of the Galaxy Note II, one of them blue, the other white. This device will have a 5.5-inch 1280×720 resolution display which will be a massive HD Super AMOLED panel - that's bright and sharp for certain.

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