Posts tagged with: iPad Mini

Apple's iPad mini is the company's first iPad tablet to deviate from the 9.7-inch screen size. The tablet is essentially a scaled-down iPad 2, featuring the same dual-core A5 SoC and the iPad 2's 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. The iPad mini is priced starting at $329 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.

  • by | April 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but at least it's action-packed – and that's just scratching the surface of this week's epic two-hour mobile technology podcast. Join us as we debate the merits of Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana, the forthcoming Nokia Cyan update, and the Samsung ATIV SE before moving on to non-Build topics ranging from BoomSound to smartphone waterproofing ... not ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 8:39 PM

    What if you woke up and your laptop wasn't working? Work or that term paper isn't going to wait. You've got to get work done, no excuses. You reach for your tablet, then pause. Can you actually get work done with that ol' thing? Most use tablets for leisurely things, such as playing casual games, reading, or even chatting with friends and family. Sure, some people use their Android tablets or iPads to get real work done. And those sticklers with their Windows and Windows RT tablets surely know how to get work done with as little as possible. But could you actually work from a tablet? Would ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 10:26 AM

    One of the most interesting drama stories of this decade when it comes to tech is how Apple and Samsung can hurt each-other in the courts, and be partners at the same time. We know that Samsung is in-charge of building a lot of the silicone chips we see on most of Apple's mobile devices, and even some of Apple's laptop computers. Reports have it that Samsung is now going to begin production on more Apple components, and this time away from silicone. At the moment Apple uses AUO to build the displays of Apple's non-retina iPad mini, and then LG and Sharp for its Retina displays. The report ...

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  • by | February 25, 2014 3:59 PM

    There are plenty of miniature things in this world that are great. Love or hate it, the Mini Cooper S is an incredibly fun car to drive. The iPad mini is a smaller, more affordable version of the iPad Air with just as much power and prowess. Even mini golf is one of my favorite time wasters to partake in when I'm on vacation. If my opinion on "mini" were instead based on the mobile industry's meaning of the word, I would hate practically everything with the mini tag. We all would. Samsung has been doing it for a few years now – throwing the mini tag on the end of its popular Galaxy S ...

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  • by | February 23, 2014 2:57 PM

    The difference between the Huawei MediaPad M1 and the Apple iPad Mini (and ...with Retina Display) is very small: 0.1 inches. ...but seriously, we're comparing the two in this Huawei MediaPad M1 vs Apple iPad Mini video, and we're looking at similarities, and differences, between the two. You won't see any Android vs iOS remarks in this clip, as this is a question you'll have to answer, in this particular case, yourself. The two OSes couldn't be any more different, and the two tablets are different themselves too. Whether we talk resolution, processing power, or storage, they have very ...

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  • by | February 23, 2014 12:54 PM

    After looking at the Huawei MediaPad X1 by itself, we are now comparing it with Apple's iPad Mini (not the Retina Display version), not necessarily because Huawei called the tablet out (alongside the Nexus 7) at the event, but because it's a direct competitor for Huawei's crossover. Of course, we have 7.9-inches on the iPad Mini versus 7 inches on the MediaPad, as well as no phone capability versus a slate with an actual headset, but there are a lot of similarities, and differences, between these two. We're leaving the eternal Android vs iOS topic and question to the side, and focus on ...

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  • by | February 12, 2014 5:09 PM

    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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  • by | February 10, 2014 11:46 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 on the Microsoft Store for a very attractive price. Then we talk about the Nokia Normandy and the reports that the Wall Street Journal is pushing. Samsung follows the news as we talk about a possible "value edition" galaxy S 4, aside from a Galaxy Tab 4. HTC then hits rumor mill with the possible launch of mid-range phones along with the M8, and a possible Nexus 10 tablet. We end today's show talking about a recent study that shows the iPad mini as very easy to break. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | February 10, 2014 2:07 PM

    At Pocketnow we've developed a certain level of fame for our Durability Report series. We test a smartphone or tablet beyond its review period and tell you what things you should care for most if you want it to last your two-year contract. We do avoid intentional drop-tests, but that doesn't mean that insurance companies do, and you'd be surprised at the results of one company's tests. European insurer SquareTrade recently decided to test the most breakable gadgets in the mobile industry. Its tests weren't scientific, but then again, it's not like if the drop tests or submersion tests that ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 3:03 PM

    Just after Apple's quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple's benefit. The IDC's latest results show that the iPad's market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% last quarter, which is definitely ...

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  • by | January 5, 2014 8:00 AM

    There’s no denying that the tablet industry has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than three years. For those of us non-believers of the original Microsoft Tablet PC, or even the first iPad and its potential, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would’ve been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect tablet, and not every device fits every user. Make sure you watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and the ...

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  • by | December 18, 2013 6:59 PM

    Looking at the latest round of iPads, it's easy to say we've come a long way. In just under four years' time, Apple has managed to make the latest full-sized iPad 211g lighter than the original. It's also 2.8mm shorter, 20.2mm narrower, and almost half the thickness – 7.5mm versus the 13.4mm thickness of the original. The outward appearance has drastically changed, as well. It's lighter, more premium, more comfortable hold, and, well, prettier. All the while, Apple has maintained the same screen size, 9.7-inches, and quadrupled the resolution, effectively doubling the density – 264ppi ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Things are going faster and smoother for Apple when it comes to propagating the latest version of the company's OS than, say, for Google, but the two companies are on a totally different strategy. While Android 4.4 KitKat is running on 1.1% of compatible Google devices, Apple's iOS 7 powers 74 percent, a nice adoption rate to have for the latest iteration of a platform. Of course, iOS 7 was announced and released earlier than Android 4.4 KitKat, giving it a relatively large head-start! Still, with the latest figures in, as of December 1, 2013, 22% of Apple's compatible devices still run ...

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  • by | December 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    I’m probably going to be overly dramatic with the following statement I’m going to make, but it’s true: I’m tired of hearing Tim Cook repeat how excited he is about 2014. We’ve heard so many CEOs repeat this over and over, and when the company's 2013 line-up wasn’t much to get excited about, it’s honestly a hard glass of water to want to swallow. I don’t know about you, but I’m mixed about Apple’s 2013 line-up. We knew that the iPhone wouldn’t get much more than an iterative update, which has been the norm from Apple in the last six models it’s launched of their ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 11:51 AM

    More than anything else, what we wanted to see Apple change between last year's iPad mini and this year's edition was to improve the tablet's display. Rumors made it seem touch-and-go there for a while, but eventually we got the resolution bump we asked for. As we go hands-on with the new tablet, we've been talking to you about the differences we've spotted compared to the first iPad mini, but now we're hearing about a problem not with what Apple changed, but with what it didn't; it seems that while Apple did enhance the iPad mini 2's resolution it didn't correspondingly improve the ...

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