by Brandon Miniman | August 31, 2012 11:53 AM
The Sony VAIO Tap 20 is an unusual Windows 8 tablet. The massive 20" screen (at a mere qHD 960x540 resolution) is designed for family interaction in scenarios where you'd place the device on a coffee table and play a game, thanks to 10-point multi-touch input. The Tap 20 has a unique stand on the back that lets the tablet rest at various degrees. The device we played with was a prototype, as Sony expects to reduce the weight and thickness of the device (and hopefully bump the screen resolution) in time for it shipping later this year. When it ships, Sony expects to offer it in Core i3, i5, ...
by Michael Fisher | August 31, 2012 11:33 AM
Does the Samsung Galaxy Camera stand a chance of making a lasting dent in the world of still photography? Not if you ask Jaime Rivera, but here at IFA we have the luxury of bathing in techno-lust without the need for in-depth analysis, at least on the trade floor. Our interaction with Samsung's latest experiment was fleeting, but satisfying. Our demo unit was responsive, substantial, and magenta (natch). We enjoyed the snappy performance of Android Jelly Bean on the point-and-shoot camera's 4.8" display, and the various amateur and "professional-grade" enhancements Samsung has built in to ...
by Michael Fisher | August 31, 2012 10:24 AM
We're not slaves to jumbo-superphones here at Pocketnow, and the landscape at this year's IFA in Berlin is catering to our diverse tastes just fine. Enter the HTC Desire X, a new midrange offering from the Taiwanese manufacturer that we reported on just yesterday. The device features a 5MP camera, 4" SLCD display, and a 1GHz dual-core CPU - nothing that's going to turn any heads in the spec department, but it's all bundled up in a casing that's beautiful, well-built, and refreshingly not gigantic. You'll have to check out Jaime Rivera's report on the Desire X from yesterday for more ...
by Michael Fisher | August 31, 2012 9:48 AM
As we reported just a couple days ago, the Optimus G isn't LG's only offering for the upcoming fall season. The new L9 features a dual-core 1GHz CPU with a deceptively large 4.7″ IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and a lightweight build. The newest iteration of the LG UI featured here is pretty interesting, allowing users to customize individual app icons, home screen transitions, and more. On top of that, the experience is light and snappy, feeling more like stock Android than a skinned build. Check out the video below for our full hands-on from IFA in Berlin.
by Jaime Rivera | August 30, 2012 4:00 AM
After learning about Sony's new Xperia line-up being announced just minutes ago at IFA in Berlin, we now have the opportunity to spend some hands-on time with the Sony Xperia J. The difference between this device and the rest is that this is a device slated at the budget minded, but retaining the Xperia design language at just 9.22 mm of thickness. When it comes to specs, the device includes a: 4-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480) at 244 PPI 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A processor 5 Megapixel camera Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under Sony's proprietary UI DLNA 4GB of storage ...
by Michael Fisher | August 30, 2012 3:44 AM
We already spent some quality time with the Sony Xperia TX here at IFA, and the Xperia T features much of the same: a 4.6", 720p display, 13MP camera capable of shooting video in 1080p, and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. The principal differences between the T and the TX are few, with the T destined for the German market -and therefore lacking LTE. The T also lacks the TX's immersion resistance, and color options vary between the two lines as well. Click on down to the video to see our hands-on of the Xperia T, and stay tuned for more videos as our IFA coverage continues.
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