Huawei are one of the biggest telecommunications equipment companies in the world. They are huge in China although their kit is used the world over. Chances are if you are a BT Broadband customer you are using modems build by them. Huawei make no bones about their desire to become one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and a couple of years ago they started their assault on the European market. I reviewed the G300 and found it to be a stunning budget range phone. The Huawei Read more [...]
Asus’ hybrid phone and tablet combo the Padfone 2 will officially see the UK daylight on March 1. Despite being amongst the AndroidGenus objects of desire for many months, it has been somewhat elusive with only a limited European release. The Padfone 2 will go on sale for £599 in either black or white, but Asus has also announced a suped up version in the form of the Padfone Infinity. This answers the critics who pointed out that the Padfone 2′s tablet resolution of 1280×800 was hardly cutting Read more [...]
7 inch Android tablets reviewed: The Asus Nexus 7 is pitted against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Acer A110. Who will win?
And undercuts Apple by £210 in the process.
There is very little that can be said about the Asus Nexus 7 that has not already been said. Google’s master stroke in releasing the 7 inch tablet prior to the mooted iPad Mini and be fore Amazon took the Kindle Fire outside of North American shores has meant this device is the best possible way to spend less than £200. It has not been all plain sailing though, with issues relating to supply and the dreaded spectre of faulty first batches in the form of ‘screen lift’. Regardless, millions have Read more [...]
Asus have today announced the Padfone 2, a combination of mobile phone and tablet that work as one unit. The announcement from Milan covers the Far East and Europe for a December release. And the device looks very impressive… Firstly the core hardware that drives the phone and tablet is astonishing: a 4.7 inch 720p display comprising of Sharp’s IGZO technology, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with a 13 megapixel camera. The phone portion has a large 2140mAh battery and it comes equipped with Read more [...]
Google has begun accepting orders for the Nexus 7 in France, Germany and Spain, writes the Verge. Is this a significant that manufacturing levels can now meet demand? Certainly the fondleslab seems to be getting easier to get hold of. Now Google is spreading Jelly Beans across Europe. Pricing is in line with US$, with the the 8GB variant fetching €199 and the 16GB model going for €249. This translates pretty closely to the UK pricing. European orders are estimated to ship within 3 to Read more [...]
Tesco have now started to promote the Asus Nexus 7 tablet with exclusive use of aisle point of sale branding. The UK supermarket chain has been selling the Google Android tablet since its official release in July, but only recently has it been visible in store. They are also only stocking the 16gb model. Tesco is also offering a wide range of other tablets in store, with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1 and 7 inch models), the Sony Tablet S and Motorola Xoom and Xoom 2. Not sure how much of Read more [...]