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iPad と Kindle DX を動画で比較

Posted in eBook by Agile Cat on October 17, 2010

Apple iPad vs the Amazon Kindle DX Graphite

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さあ、Apple iPad と Dindle DX Graphite の比較テストを始めるよ。 Web や eMail、そして Facebook をやるには、どちらが良いのだろうか? でも、使いやすい eBook リーダーも欲しいんだよね。 iPad の良いところはタッチスクリーン。 Kindle の良いところは eInk。 どちらも捨てがたい。 そしてアウトドアに適した Kindle と、インドアに適した ipad と、それぞれの利点がある。キーボード のサポートだって、正反対だ。 まずは、画面の切替速度、つまり eBook リーダーとしての、ページめくりを比較してみよう。。。

・・・ という感じで、ローテーション(タテ・ヨコ)の切り替えや、それぞれの重量による、手持ちにした時の感覚的な比較など、短い時間で適切なレポートを提供してくれます。まぁ、読書が主体なら Kindle を、マルチメディアなら iPad をという、順当な結論に至るのですが、この 約9分のビデオは一見の価値があると思います。 とくに、どちらにしようかと迷っている人には、最適なガイドになるでしょう。 Agile_Cat 的には、想像していた以上に、Kindle のページめくりとローテーションが速いので、チョット そちらに傾き気味です 🙂

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Android Tablet リスト その_3

Posted in Google, Mobile by Agile Cat on October 17, 2010

前回に引き続き、Good eReader から Android Tablet をピックアップ

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たしか、8月の終わり頃だったと思いますが、この Good eReader から、いくつかの Android Tablet をリストアップしましたが、こんなにあるのかと、驚いた方もいたのではないかと思っています。 しかし、その後も勢いは衰えず、Galaxy 後の報道をピックアップしただけで、またも10種類以上の機種に関するトピックが見つかりました。

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それら以外にも、Agile_Cat が使っている Archos からは、Android 2.2 対応の新機種が、まとめて5つも出たようです。 この製品ラインナップで注目すべきことは、それらのスペックもさることながら、価格がとても低く抑えられているところです。 最も小型の 2.8 インチで  $100 くらい、そして一番大きな 10 インチでも $300 くらいとのことです。 従来からのラインナップも決して高価というものではなく、Samsung などとは異なり、低価格路線をまっしぐらという感じです。

以下の製品ですが、価格帯はまちまちで、Cisco のタブレットなどは $1000 くらいするようですが、その他のメーカーの大半は、Archos のような定価価格路線のようで、ユーザーにとっては嬉しい状況になりりそうという感じです。 ーーー A.C.

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Pegatron rumoured to be making HTC Android tablet

High Tech Computer (HTC) has high hopes for the new tablet. The yet-unnamed new tablet will match up against iPad and other heavyweights in price and performance, if rumors are correct. Price of the new tablet should be around $800 (USD). The tablet will use Nvidia’s visual-computing friendly — and power-efficient — Tegra 2 platform, with a 32GB SSD and 2GB of RAM. You will of course have a multi-touch panel (1280×720), and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and software support from both the Android library, and Chrome\Google cloud-computing apps.

 

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Binatone launches ‘Home Surf Touch’ Android tablet in India

To begin with, its the 1.6 version of Android with which the Home Surf Touch comes equipped. This is antiquated since now world is waking up to the latest Android 2.2 Froyo while waiting for the more potent Gingerbread version. The screen measures 8 inches and is based on resistive touchscreen technology. Onboard storage measures 2GB while the tablet comes equipped with 128 mb RAM along with an ARM 11 processor having a clock speed of 667 MHz. Connectivity option is limited to just WiFi with 3G not being offered even as an optional extra.

 

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Mike Dell shows new Looking Glass Tablet

The most recent manifestation is Dell’s Looking Glass tablet. It was showed off by Mr. Dell himself, CEO Michael Dell, at the Oracle Openworld conference, taking place in San Francisco earlier this week. Though Mr. Dell was not limiting the pictures taken of the new device, he was keeping mum on the technical specifications, not really revealing anything beyond the basics. For now, the only thing we can say for sure is that it is an Android OS tablet, currently features a 7″ screen (possibly to butt heads with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy tablet), and a volume control on the top of the unit, beside a headphone jack.

 

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Blackberry Playbook Tablet Revealed

The Device features a 1GHZ Processor and 1 GB of internal RAM and a seven inch screen with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. You will be able to interact with the device via swipes and gestures with its capacitive multi-touch screen. It will feature the new Blackberry OS6 which debuted on the Blackberry Torch Smartphone earlier this month in the USA.

 

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Toshiba offers Folio 100 videos

The Folio 100 will also perhaps be the first serious tablet effort in the 10 inch segment running the Android operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Tab too runs the Android, but what makes the Folio 100 special is that its in the bigger 10 inch category, which pitches it slam bang in the hot iPad segment. However, the Folio 100 shares a similarity with the Galaxy Tab in that both the tablet devices run the latest Android 2.2 Froyo version of the popular Google operating system.

 

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Disgoi 7 inch Android tablet coming in October

So by what is known as of now, the Tablet 6000 is in the 7 inch category with a WVGA touchscreen having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels making up the front end of the device. On the inside, there is 256MB of RAM along with 2 GB of storage which can be expanded further by way of a microSD card slot. Connectivity options with the Tablet 6000 is restricted to Wireless 802.11b/g/n. These apart, the Tablet 6000 also includes a miniHDMI port, two miniUSB ports, a 2.5mm headphones socket, and a pair of integrated 0.5W speakers.

 

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LG “Optimus Pad” for 2011 launch

The reason for the repeated slippages is this: LG is awaiting the formal launch of the Android 3.0 Gigerbread and has in fact cancelled the launch of the Android 2.2 powered Optimus Tab primarily on the basis of reports of the Android 2.2 Froyo being not optimized to excel in a tablet environment, being more suited to smartphones. And it’s none other than Google itself that has made the confessions further stating that their next version of the Android, the Gingerbread, will be the first Android OS that will be suited perfectly for a Tablet device. While the OS itself is open source, Google still maintains a leash on the App store, which means any tablet running the Android OS having version less than 3.0 won’t have access to the Android MarketPlace.

 

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Cisco Cius Tablet pricing and news revealed

We have received reports that popular website Crunchgear received a document from a tipser sheds some light on the new Android Tablet Cisco is developing. Although this document does not shed too much light on the hardware aspects of the Cius, we do know that the entry level price tag will set you back about $1,000 and it will come bundled with Google Android 2.2. We also know that Cisco has claimed that they will stay on-top of all future Google Android releases.

 

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Advent Vega and Amico Tablets due in UK in November

The Advent Amico is a 7 inch tablet computer, running Google Android 2.1. It will have WiFi, a webcam, and is 15mm thick. It will retail around £129.99. The Advent Vega has a 10.1 inch display and will run Google Android 2.2. The Chipset included in this model will have is a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 and will have a 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam and WI-FI. Also included is multitouch support and a 10 hour battery. Popular sites such as BBC iPlayer, gaming sites, MySpace, Yahoo! Mail and YouTube can all be accessed with ease on the new Advent Vega. It will retail for around £249.99.

 

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CherryPad Android tablet now available in America

First up, the CherryPad is in the 7 inch category, with a 7 inch 800 × 480 resolution resistive touch widescreen display making up the front of the device. At its core, the CherryPad has a Samsung ARM11 processor clocking in at 800 MHz along with 256 MB DDR2 RAM. Storage capacity of the CherryPad amounts to 2 GB of NAND Flash though this can be built upon further by way of MicroSD cards. Wireless capability of the CherryPad includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g while there also exists the option to go for an external 3G modem. The device also boasts of an integrated gravity sensor while providing power to the device is a 3200 MAH battery. However, there’s no word yet as to how long the battery is good enough for on a single charge.

 

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YIFANG Android tablets, e-reader showcased at CEATEC

The other show stealer at the YIFANG camp has been the M707 – a tablet device with a 7 inch resistive touch sensitive screen and running Android 2.1. The tablet incorporates the unique Smart Pen technology that is powered by Pegasus and promises to convert anything that is written on a block note into a corresponding digital note. And of course the M707 come loaded with the usual tablet goodies like Wi-Fi, 3G, G-Sensor and so on and is also known to be capable of playing back 720p quality video.

 

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Brasser 7 inch tablet introduced in Germany

To begin with, the tablet has been christened Brasser MID 7 and is one more to join the 7 inch tablet segment that is getting increasingly crowded by the day and is one more to run the by now famous Android operating system, though its the slightly older 2.1 version and not the latest Android Froyo. The 7 inch touchscreen will have a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels which though could have done with a bit more to ensure even sharper and more distinct displays. Also, the screen lacks multi-touch support as well. This apart, the Brasser MID 7 comes with a quite impressive 4 GB of RAM while connectivity options with the tablet includes Wi-Fi along with 3G while the tablet includes an USB port as well.

 

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ZTE introduces the ‘Light’ Android tablet

As has already been mentioned, its a 7 inch TFT touch sensitive screen making up the front of the device and allows for a real quick internet experience. ZTE is claiming download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps via its HSUPA network. The Light comes equipped with built in Wi-Fi as well and is also able to make voice calls on dual band UMTS 2100MHz/900MHz networks. Within it is 512 MB RAM and a ROM of the same capacity while battery life is a quite respectful 10 hours. The Light balances out at a quite convenient 403 grams and comes integrated with a G sensor along with other goodies like a 3.5mm stereo headset, an external SD card slot that can expand the storage capacity all the way up to 32 GB, and so on. The Light is also able to play back music and video files.

     

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