Archive for July 10, 2011


10 July 2011

Melbourne Australia


I reported a couple of weeks ago, on  about the clone tablet market being an interesting one from China. One aspect of this is it will accidentally push the tier1 tablet providers to offer some features we have not seen yet in tablets. The flip side of that coin is that some manufacturers like Dell will already have devices that they are holding back, or planning to launch that the Chinese clone market, might launch features of first.

Only relevant in this context for the new feature set being offered.

The dell one is a good example that has 2 unique new features on its new Peju tablet ( the names means a woman people like, even her enemies, or a fish (cod)… Cannot make this stuff up)

·         One being an Ethernet port something may  will find useful, as it pushes the tablet more into a high speed download device that is currently limited by wifi or 3G speeds.

·         The other being the possible ability to upgrade the OS to windows 8

The latter has not been really discussed by anyone other than me so far, but I think it is a biggie. Currently to do a ‘normal’ upgrade to the OS on your tablet, you really need it pushed from the OS supplier, manufacturer, or carrier (or all), to your device. There are other ways some working better than others.

·         The point being the best upgradeability is one that is supported by Apple, Android/Google, or in this case Microsoft.

No one has seen how Microsoft will support tablet OS’s other than a good glimpse at Windows 8,  as none have been discussed in this context as Windows 8 is still months away.

If Windows 8 is a success with business even mildly, and business is expected to consider or embrace tablets as  ‘productivity’ devices and not just ‘consumption’ devices, then a migration strategy will need to be considered when the 1st generation of Microsoft supported tablets are launched that might support windows 8.

This will be less of an issue once Windows 8 launches, but til then manufacturers have to address the future proof-ness or worse wait till windows 8 launches and that may be 9 months away.

Microsoft will need to adopt an Android Honeycomb/Minority Report-esque ability to change screens if tiles are going to be used, and I will be looking forward to the next windows 8 alpha to see how it matures.

@Engadget  has the story on the dell here

As I reported in May 2011, the Samsung 10.1 is bigger, thinner, and a higher spec than the iPad2.

It is getting great reviews across the globe, and the global roll out is continuing.

Please see reviews and video below

Video Review of the 10.1 P7500 Series

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – via John Brandon Tech Radar UK ?

Rumour: Optus will stock the Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon, XOOM is on its way out the door via @Ausdroid

There were 2 models of the 10.1; NEW 10.1 (P7500 series) and the slightly earlier 10.1V (P7100 series). The 10.1V was a higher spec 8mp camera ,

little thicker & little heavier than the P7500. Not seen the 10.1V you will not, as it was a short production. Designed to compete with the Xoom,

Samsung cancelled production of the 10.1V, rolled out their version 2 model the P7500 series, when the iPad2 surprised them with a lower spec

but thinner than the 10.1v, the 10.1 was born. via @mr_internet

The 10.1V as a short run was released outside the USA only so Samsung did not upset the USA market, that they could not supply. This has confused

many as due to the timeline of the release some USA reviewers and non-USA reviewers were given the never to be released 10.1V so higher specs were

offered than showed up in the thinner 10.1 P750. I have and love both

10.1 NEW P7500 Specs vs 10.1V P7100 Series

10.1 P7500


Older 10.1V P7100


Xoom 2

The Ausdroid Story,

The original story and (all but vague) video via @engadget via @droidlife