2012 was the year that tablets with 7-inch screens became really popular. Driven by e-reader popularity, the 7-inch screen is perfect for reading e-books and playing games. They are light and compact, easy to handle, and easier to fit in a bag. Popularity shot up with the release of Asus Nexus 7, in WiFi and 4G versions, and Android’s latest Jelly Bean operating system. The Nexus 7 led the pack of 7-inch tablets. By year’s end, Apple broke through the 7-inch pack with the iPad mini, sporting a brilliant 7.9-inch screen.
And now Samsung enters the fray. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past month, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is an advanced Android Jelly Bean tablet with an 8-inch screen.
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With what has become a tradition, J&R ushers in the Spring with our annual Camera Expo. We have a huge selection of cameras, camcorders, and accessories on sale. On hand for the expo are representatives from the biggest names in photography products to answer your questions on digital cameras, camcorders, and more. Take a look below at all the expo has to offer this weekend.
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The HDMI 1.4 specification adds support for extremely high video resolutions that go far beyond today’s 1080p systems. 4K is shorthand for 4,000 lines wide by 2,000 lines high, or roughly four times the resolution of a 1080p display. The term actually covers two formats, both supported in the HDMI 1.4 specification: 3840 pixels wide [...]
According to Reuters, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the world’s largest smartphone maker this quarter, overtaking struggling Nokia, which has lead the market since 1996. Samsung will take the top spot while Apple’s iPhone moves to second place. Nokia will occupy the third spot. The big factor, however, is that Apple has now decided [...]
Samsung is making it clearer that 3D HDTV is going to start having a big impact in 2010. Following the ESPN-HD announcement of broadcasting some World-Cup Soccer in 3D in June and another 3D alliance between Sony, Discovery, and IMAX, 3D HDTV is ready to deliver a thunderous impact on new TV and video sales [...]
Among the prevalent trends that marked CES 2010 has been the assortment of eBook readers being introduced by small manufacturers. Among the majors, only Sony has had a line of eBook readers. Now Samsung becomes the second big-league player eager to get its share of this new trend of reading and accessing books. The highlight [...]
One of the trends appearing in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is Internet Embedded TV. So far, HDTV leaders like Sony, Philips, Samsung, Panasonic and LG plan to offer Internet capability on selected TV models. Peer-2-Peer (P2P) Internet TV has been one of the alternative marketing means to provide streams of audio, [...]