It’s been a slow rollover in the personal computing world from disparate terminals and screens and mice and dongles to a more civilized and tidy tablet form factor. Convertible laptops coming out of Lenovo, VAIO and Microsoft are definitely a good sign of things to come. It turns out that Toshiba wants to get in on the consumer end, too.
It’s introducing the dynaPad, a 12-inch full HD tablet running on Windows 10. The screen make-up is a sandwich of Gorilla Glass 3 panes and a sensor mesh, topped off with an oleophobic coating to combat against nasty fingerprints. [...]
Just because the PC market’s contracting doesn’t mean that competition doesn’t get colder. At least in Japan, it’s actually getting warm enough to the point of a possible three-way merger between the personal computing parts of Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO — the latter a spin-off from Sony and resurgent in the high-end market.
The three Japanese companies will hash out details and may have a preliminary agreement within the month. Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO’s controlling investor will have approximately equal, if not equal shares in the operation. [...]
The ink has dried on an agreement between Sony and Toshiba. The two companies have been in talks about the former purchasing the latter’s semiconductor factories — factories that also produce CMOS camera sensors for many clients, including smartphone makers. Now we know the finalized numbers on the table and the timeline moving ahead.
Sony will pay ¥19 billion or roughly $154 million for the facilities, equipment and other assets from Toshiba’s operations located in Oita, Japan and will be under the control of Sony Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary.
We know that Acer beat everybody to the punch with the announcement of the W3, which is the world’s first Windows 8 tablet to fit in an 8-inch display form factor. Still, one thing we’ve learned about the mobile market is that being the first to announce something is not a guarantee that it’ll actually reach the market faster or be more affordable than the rest of the competitors that’ll arrive at the scene.
Such is the case of Toshiba, which just announced the Toshiba Encore, and offers a sweeter package than what Acer is offering with their W3. Both [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Toshiba’s new line-up of tablets and why these don’t really move the dot for the company in their mobile endeavors. Then we talk about Intel as the company has landed two new mobile processors and has even won Samsung as a customer with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We look at the smartphone market share statistics and notice the supremacy of Android, the growth of iOS and Windows Phone and the decline of BlackBerry. HTC is next as we talk about their dramatic increase in revenue for May and also the price increase of the HTC [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today’s show talking about Google’s app choices for [...]