Despite strong competition from the Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and Acer Iconia B1, the Polaroid M10 looks to streak ahead of the competition.
The latest Android tablet to take centre stage is the Polaroid M10. Although famed for their camera manafacuring skills, rather than their tablets, the M10 is shaping up to be a nice tabled indeed.
It sports a rather bland slab look, but does include a metallic back to give it a premium look and finish. All the standard ports are included, as well as HDMI-out for any movie buffs or avid gamers.
Display wise, the M10 uses a 10″ 1280×800 IPS screen which is pretty standard for budget tablets, but thankfully packs in a lot of power with its quad-core processor.
The Acer Iconia B1 is the latest budget tablet following in the footsteps of the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. But how does it compare?
The wave of budget tablets arriving on the market is set to increase once more with Acer’s new Iconia B1 tablet. At £99 it certainly is looking to compete with the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire in terms of price, but does it have the features and specs to match the current budget behemoths?
In terms of display, the B1 doesn’t offer anything spectacular and instead sports a 170 ppi 1024×600 LCD display, which is significantly lower than the 1280 × 800 WXGA pixels, with a pixel density of 216 ppi that the Nexus 7 offers.
For £99 you also get a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, as well as 8GB or 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via SD card.
ASUS are following up from the success of the Transformer Prime with their new Windows and Android hybrid device, the Transformer AiO.
ASUS was bery busy at this year’s CES, and managed to show off a selection of brilliant new devices. The highlight was the ASUS Transformer AiO, an all-in-one Windows 8 PC that can double up as a giant 18.4″ Android 4.1 tablet when not docked.
By default, the screen sits in the desktop PC station allowing you to connect an external mouse and keyboard to it, and then once removed, it can simply be switched over to an Android tablet. As a PC it runs a 3rd generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GT 730M graphics, while as a tablet it runs a Tegra 3 quad-core processor.
There’s an integrated handle to make it easy to carry around, as well as a built-in stand to use the tablet for tabletop use.
Sony have announced their new flagship phone for 2013 at CES, the Xperia Z
Sony Mobile have today announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z. The device itself has plenty of things going in its favour and will launch in the the first quarter of 2013 in the UK.
On top of a 5″ Full HD screen, the Xperia Z is powered by a Snapdragon quad-core processor, includes a 13-megapixel fast-capture camera, and is also enabled for 4G.
The Xperia Z will launch running Android 4.1, but will be upgradable to 4.2 soon after its release.
The new Tegra 4-powered Project Shield looks to bring portable gaming to the Android platform.
NVIDIA have announced Project Shield, a 7-inch clamshell device packing a 720p multi touch display and controller. There’s standard HDMI and USB ports and the ability to stream games from any computer with a GeForce card. On top of that, there’s full support for Steam, meaning you’ll be able to get some classic titles on it as well. Certain Windows titles will also be supported.
Apart from the gaming side of things, Project Shield will allow users full access to Google Play, and even access apps like Netflix and Slacker Radio.
No details on price or release date, but we’ll update as soon as we know.