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A recent report published by NPD DisplaySearch indicates that the demand for high-resolution displays is expected to increase for tablet PCs, notebooks, and other large-area flat-panel display (FPD) applications. The report – High Resolution FPD Market and Technology Report, highlights that as  TFT LCD displays move rapidly towards higher resolutions, consumer and manufacturer demand for high-resolution displays is increasing in the near term, especially in smartphones and tablet PCs. It also suggests that 4K×2K ultra-high definition (UHD) TV is starting to take off. “Previously used only for iPhones and other high-end smartphones, high-resolution displaysRead More
IDC: Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Forecast to Grow 7.3% in 2013 Driven by 1 Billion Smartphone Shipments According to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3% year over year in 2013. This growth is driven by strong demand for smartphones across all geographies will drive much of this growth as worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according the report states. The report points to a stronger-than-expectedRead More
Tablet
IDC: Middle East & Africa Tablet Market Surpasses Portable PC Market for First Time According to a new report from IDC, the tablet market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has surpassed the portable PC market  in the region for the first time since the second quarter of 2013. The report highlights that the tablet shipments for the quarter were up an incredible 208% year on year, reaching a total of 2.79 million units. Google’s Android operating system was reported to the biggest beneficiary of this growth with 2 million tablet devicesRead More
Tinhte – Vietnamese tech blog, has managed to get their hands on purported photos of BlackBerry’s Porsche Design of their handset running runningBB10. According to the report, the smartphone will launch  by mid 2014 and is currently in the testing phase. The model number will reportedly be the BlackBerry P’9982. The smartphone will be based on the size of the Z10 with superior design and materials are superior and retailed for approximately $ 2,000, according to the report. Source  Read More
People love publishing pictures on Internet today and the trend has been simply on the rise, thanks to the emergence of various photo-sharing websites, social networks and other communities. So, if you also want to join the bandwagon, then a good photo editing suite can make this process a cake-walk for you even if you are a beginner. Utility and Ease of Usage The biggest reason why professionals and even amateur photographers go for photo editing software is that they help them give that professional touch to their pictures. TheseRead More
More images of the yet to be announced Nokia Tablet -code named RX – 114 surface. Based on the leaked photos, the tablet is likely to run Windows 8 and  an Adreno 330 GPU/ Snapdragon 800 processor. Nokia has dominated the mobile phone market for years, before being overtaken by Samsung. This will be the company’s major foray into the  Tablet market, currently dominated by the iPad.Read More
This is Mindaugas (Gus) Petrikas take on what the next wearable smartphone should like. According to Mindaugas (Gus) Petrikas: A new take on the smartphone. “The Hook” is a 3D CAD concept of a wearable mobile phone. Curved to fit your wrist and increase screen area, as well as provide additional features. Wearing “The Hook” keeps you right in the centre of action – you are always aware of all the notifications and interaction. Never miss another call. Read your e-mails instantly. No more rummaging around in your pockets or purse forRead More
The painted electromagnetic field of a Macbook. Image: Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray – two designers at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, have found a way of making the invisible  electromagnetic field emitting from your Laptop visible. The painted electromagnetic field of a Macbook. Image: Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray “The project was part of a week-long experimental imaging workshop at CIID that asked students to visualize the invisible everyday phenomena, no digital retouching allowed,” Liz Stinson writes for Wired. “To get their images, Sturgeon and Ray holed themselves upRead More
Tablet running Tizen

Posted On June 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

World’s First Tablet Running Tizen OS Released

Technojd.blogspot (via Wei Feng network) is reporting that Systena – a Japanese technology company, has officially unveiled a tablet PC running Tizen OS to the masses. Features of the Tablet include: 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 architecture quad-core mobile processor. Built-in 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space Features a 10.1-inch 1920 × 1200 resolution screen A 30-megapixel front camera and a 2.0 megapixel rear camera, running Tizen 2.0 operating system The tablet also has a microSD card slot, support for capacity expansion According to the report, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will sell the tablet, butRead More
Want China Times is reporting that Hon Hai Precision Industry — the main manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, developing a smart watch device. The news was announced by Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou at a shareholders meeting. The wearable computing device can be used to measure the user’s vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, as well as to check phone calls and Facebook posts. In addition, the device will be able to if the measuring results are not within optimal range, the device will automatically give suggestions to the user aboutRead More
US Handset Subsidy Price Ratios
A new report from ABI Research shows that the average US implied subsidy for Samsung devices is 84% as compared to Apple 74% and HTC 80%. However, the report was quick to highlight that the absolute value of subsidy is $110 higher for the average Apple product. “OEMs and their carrier partners increasingly have to continue to employ highly tactical methods to make sure that their devices are subsidized to a competitive price point in order to help prevent consumers acting to avoid their product on price point alone,” the reportRead More
Sony Smartwatch
Pocket lint: Sony has launched a new SmartWatch, the Sony SmartWatch 2. The new watch comes offering NFC connectivity, waterproofing and is also water resistant. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is a second-screen companion for your Android smartphone and comes with a range of features. It will let you take calls, use it as a remote camera shutter, or us it for at-a-glance mapping when you’re out for a run. It is also water resistant with an IP57 rating, so if you’re out in a shower then your watch won’t get washed away. The display is larger than theRead More