Cherry Mobile Cruize, 5.2-inch Smartphone for $110 (Php4,499)

Just months after releasing their flagship smartphones, the 4-inch Flare and 5-inch Titan, Cherry Mobile just announced their new Bigger XL smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Cruize.

Cherry Mobile Omega: Officially Announced

It's now official, Cherry Mobile just announced their newest Jelly Bean smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Omega.


If you want to own a tablet but cannot afford the likes of Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, maybe the new Enjoy 71 tablet from MSI might suit your budget.


Via, a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Taiwan appears to be playing in the Android game with an intriguing new creation.


Since the tablet trend is now going for the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, more and more tablet manufacturers are catching up by making and updating tablets to be compatible with the OS.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lenovo to Upgrade ThinkPad Tablet to Ice Cream Sandwich

Since the tablet trend is now going for the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, more and more tablet manufacturers are catching up by making and updating tablets to be compatible with the OS. Based on the PCWorld report, Lenovo said they are planning to bring the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS to their ThinkPad Tablet on the 2nd quarter of 2012. Lenovo is not the only manufacturer to have done this, because others are also catching up with the trend. If you are a proud owner of the ThinkPad, I know you are very excited on the upgrade but unfortunately, there are no details yet about the said upgrade. We’ll give you an update later regarding the said upgrade.


Wi-Fi-only Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 is now Available

Early this month, pre-orders for the Wi-Fi only Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 started. Now, Motorola has finally decided that these tablets are now ready to be shipped. Motorola spread an email letting the consumers know that their XYBOARD tablets are now available for purchase on their website with two-day free shipping. The free shipping is also available for orders above $75. Well, free shipping is guaranteed if you are planning to order the XYBOARD tablets because they are above the specified price.
XYBOARD 8.2 16GB = $399.99
XYBOARD 8.2 32GB = $499.99
XYBOARD 10.1 16GB = $499.99
XYBOARD 10.1 32GB = $599.99

If you are interested in purchasing one, visit the Motorola website here.

Friday, January 27, 2012

ZTE Light Tab 2 Gingerbread Tablet to hit UK Next Month

At the CES event recently, ZTE revealed their 7-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet (ZTE T98). And now, they are planning to release yet another tablet called the ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 on late February. It is confirmed to hit the UK for a price tag of £235 inclusive of VAT and if ever there’s a chance it will hit the US, it will translate to approximately $365.

The tablet features a 7-inch capacitive touch screen display, a single-core 1.4 GHz processor, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, 0.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, 3.2 rear camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. There is no information yet if the new upcoming tablet is upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS but as of the moment, you might want to look at the specs from the retailer Clove.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kobian Mercury mTab2 Android Tablet Launched in India

If you are searching for an Android tablet that would only cost $250 or less, then you should consider buying this new tablet called the Mercury mTab2 from Kobian. Launched in India, the mTab2 features a 7-inch capacitive WVGA touch screen, 1GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor, 8GB of memory, and a 3D accelerator. The tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Like other Android tablets in the market today, the mTab2 is equipped with a USB 2.0 port that will certainly connect to peripherals like thumb drives, keyboard, mouse, and etc. For video chatting, the tablet is armed with a front-facing VGA camera. If you want to view your device to a larger screen, you can connect it to an HDTV via the HDMI cable. For browsing the web, the mTab2 has Wi-Fi connectivity.

The tablet is currently offered in India with a 1-year warranty which is a good deal for a dual-core tablet.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Viewsonic ViewPad 10e Gingerbread Tablet, priced at $399

First seen last year, the Viewsonic ViewPad 10e did not really draw any attention since then. The tablet, which is the successor of the ViewPad 10, is designed for entry level users, but the 10e doesn’t seem to be reasonably priced. Viewsonic is not that famous compared to other major players in the Android tablet world and it won’t change that way even if their new tablet is released. I stated that because the 10e has a selling price of a whopping $399!

Although the tablet’s 9.7-inch (1026 x 768 pixels) IPS display is reasonable, the 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and the 1 GHz single-core processor is just quite low. The tablet is also equipped with an HDMI port, micro-SD, and a micro-USB port. What makes the tablet even more disappointing is the fact that it is preinstalled with a stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS even though the competitions are going for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.

I think the Viewsonic ViewPad 10e doesn’t stand a chance at all. If you just add extra bucks then you get a quad-core ASUS Transformer Prime. Also, for $249, you will get a 7-inch quad-core ASUS MeMO with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. As of the moment, the ViewPad 10e is only available for preorder as listed by Amazon.

What do you think about the tablet? Are you interested to have one?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Motorola XOOM Receives an Official Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Great news to all Motorola Xoom owners out there because the latest and official Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS update should be available by now for OTA (Over-the-Air) downloading. This latest update of Android will replace the Xoom’s currently installed Honeycomb OS with ICS, which is the most recent build of Android. The Xoom update rolled out a week later when Asus started the release the same update to their latest Transformer Prime Tab.

As of the moment, I guess the update is only felt by the US Xoom users but I am pretty sure the international users will soon have the update also.
This is a good sign that all of the first generation tablets with Tegra 2 processor will also get the Ice Cream Sandwich too, because almost all of them have the same hardware build. That depends on the decision of the manufacturers though but this is enough to put a smile on the first-gen Honeycomb user’s face. As mentioned above, Asus was the first to roll out then Notion Ink tablet and now the Xoom. I really hope that LG, Acer, Samsung and other manufacturers will follow also.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

White Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and 10.1 Emerged in Vietnam

While most of the Samsung devices in the market today are black in color, they are now making white colored devices to satisfy the different consumer’s tastes. Just recently, they released a white colored Galaxy S II smartphone. Then, a white colored versions of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 just emerged in Vietnam. This time, the tablets are all dressed in white unlike the previous version where only the back portion is white. By the way, both the white and black colored version of these Tabs have the same specs.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Monday, January 16, 2012

HP TouchPad, to run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich using CM9?

If you are one of those who bought an HP Touchpad and calmly waited for a stable port of Android OS on their tablet, you’ll be jumping for joy when you see what the CM9 can offer. Previously, the Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 builds of the CM7 was not for the average user because they are not that stable to run. Although the Alpha 3 is much better than the two Alphas, it still has a lot of issues and also not suitable for an average user.

Since the CM7 alphas, a lot of improvements were made to make the Android OS work on the TouchPad. Because of that, let us welcome the CM9 and take a look at the preview video below:

CM9 is not that perfect but it is way better that the previous alphas. Everything works except for the video playback and the camera. Well, the CM team behind all of these is on the right path in terms of making the Android OS possible for the TouchPad. Do you own a TouchPad? If so, are you planning on flashing it with CM9?


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Toshiba Excite x10 unveils World’s Thinnest Tablet

Announced as the Regza AT700 in October 2011, the Toshiba Excite x10 which only measures 7.7-mm thick is now the world’s thinnest tablet. It is thinner than the ASUS Transformer Prime by 0.6 mm. Not only that, the tablet is also light at 535 grams beating up the 601-gram Apple iPad 2.

The 10-inch (1280 x 800 resolution) Excite x10’s display is shielded by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. The back cover of the tablet is outfitted with brushed magnesium alloy, making the tablet both damage resistant and elegant.
The Excite x10 is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4420 processor and it will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It is also equipped with a 2 Megapixels front-facing camera and a bigger 5 Megapixel rear camera.

Toshiba is known to equip their tablets with a multitude of ports and to keep the tradition alive, the Excite x10 is outfitted with a micro-USB, micro-SD, and HDMI ports. I am really impressed and surprised how they fit those ports considering the tablet is very thin. Well, of course they are not standard-sized, but it is much better compared to nothing at all.
Some may think that the price should be lower as the tablet goes thinner, but that is not the case here. The 16 GB Toshiba Excite x10 will have a selling price of $529 and $599 for the 32 GB model.
What do you think? Are you Excited for the Excite?