Posts tagged with: Toshiba
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    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. That display is housed ...

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    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. It's likely that VAIO will be the ...

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    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. Sony intends to run the ...

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    Why wait another week or so and rub elbows with millions of angry bargain hunters capable of anything it takes to save a buck when retailers like Amazon and Expansys are ready to cut you some of the greatest deals to date on sizzling hot mobile gadgets. Granted, the latter electronics merchant is nowhere near as famous as Amazon, but in our many interactions with Expansys over the years, we’ve never been let down. You can rest assured therefore you’ll be getting a legit, fully functional unlocked 32GB original LG Nexus 5 at just $200 if you hurry. There’s no telling how long the ...

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    If you're not entirely sure what to believe when it comes to Sony and its smartphone business, we won't blame you. There were rumours of the company exiting the smartphone business, which were then debunked, and, more recently, reports of a dedicated smartphone-manufacturing-plant popped up. On top of all those we're now hearing that Sony might be acquiring Toshiba sensor business. There are several reports claiming this, all based on "sources" (meaning nothing's official for the time being), and, according to these people, Toshiba is asking about 20 billion yen ($164.68 million) for its ...

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    Yet another Windows 10 tablet/laptop hybrid trudges on Microsoft Surface-dominated turf, aiming to stand out with a high-precision pen accessory, quite possibly the sleekest design in the niche, and a series of pre-loaded business-centric apps. Meet the slim but robust and versatile Toshiba DynaPad, which somehow manages to tip the scales at 569 grams in tablet mode and 996 when docked to a handsome, spacious keyboard. The profile measures just 6.6 and 14.9mm thick respectively, compared to the Surface Pro 4, which starts at 8.45 millimeters and a weight of 766 grams. At 12 inches in ...

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    They say conventional PCs are dead and buried, but the IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin provides sufficient proof computer manufacturers will instead adapt to a new set of requirements from tech consumers and survive. Gone are the days of rigid, boring, inflexible laptops is the message Toshiba sends with the Satellite Click 10, Satellite Radius 12 and Radius 14 convertibles. Though obviously the smallest of the bunch, the Click 10 may well be the most attractive and is definitely the most versatile model. The “full-sized” keyboard easily attaches and detaches from the WUXGA (1,920 x ...

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    Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Acer, Nokia, Toshiba, Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, are just a few of Foxconn's largest clients. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese company that also happens to be the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer. At a recent company shareholder meeting, the company's chairman, Terry Guo, made some reassuring statements. According to Guo, this year, in 2015, Foxconn will become the world's largest desktop, tablet, and smartphone OEM (original equipment manufacturer) / ODM (original design manufacturer). ...

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    Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may have debuted on the company's Windows Phone handsets, but it's on the cusp of expanding in a big way. In addition to the Android and iOS apps we saw the company announce last month, Cortana is also set to find a home on PC, and you may have already had a chance to give it a spin in a recent Windows 10 preview. While we generally think of Cortana as a software tool or a cloud service, today we also get word of an interesting hardware component that's just over the horizon, as Toshiba shares word of plans to equip all its upcoming Windows 10 laptops ...

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    Yes, we know that as geeky as Project Ara is going to be, we won't be able to test it unless we move to Puerto Rico in its initial launch phase. While there's nothing wrong in moving to such a beautiful island, we're sure you're all as skeptical as we are over how the modules of this Google project will look for the end consumer. Toshiba seems to agree that this is a valid concern, and has decided to show us its camera modules. Toshiba has been able to build three initial camera modules for Google's Project Ara, a front-facing 2 megapixel camera, a 5 megapixel primary camera module, and a ...

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    The last time we had the opportunity to talk to you about a Toshiba tablet, we were looking at the eight-inch Encore running Windows 8 late last summer. At $330, it was already a pretty affordable tablet, but even that low price isn't low enough for Toshiba. Today we see the company introduce not just two new Windows tablets that manage to outdo the Encore when it comes to affordability, but also an Android model with an extremely low price of its own. On the Windows side of the fence we get the two new Encore 2 tablets, an 8-inch and 10-inch model. Both run quad-core Atoms, and both have ...

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    One of Google's ongoing ambitious projects is Project Ara, the modular smartphone letting you swap internal components at ease. One of the questions surrounding the project lately has been about which companies will sign on to deliver parts for the smartphone, and we are finally now seeing some news regarding this. Toshiba will be supplying chips for the smartphone, an oddity considering that the current chip market has been saturated by giants NVIDIA, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Intel. The company will provide three different types of processors for the device, for both modules and the phone ...

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    We've been bringing you our best quality mobile-tech podcast once a week for over a year now, and we're not about to break that streak on one of the biggest tech weeks of the year. Sure, we might've missed our usual Wednesday/Thursday time slot, and we might've even technically missed the weekend dividing line, depending on what time zone you're in - but you know what? We've just capped off four days of intense video coverage with a midnight podcast from one of the most echo-filled hotel rooms in all of Berlin, and we're uploading it through the technological equivalent of a 1999-era AOL ...

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    Early this morning we caught wind of the Toshiba Encore, the latest eight-inch Windows 8 tablet to go official. While not the first tablet running such software in that form factor, running an Intel Bay Trail Atom sure could give it a leg up on the competition, and the very attractive sticker price of a mere $330 could make the Encore difficult to ignore. We simply had to check this guy out for ourselves, and see if it really would be capable of delivering a solid Windows 8 experience while still managing to keep its price so bottom-basement. Did Toshiba make too many sacrifices? Will this ...

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    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 tablets run on Intel Atom chips, but ...

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    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 One. We end today's show ...

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    We're continuing to see new devices being unveiled and now it's turn for some new Toshiba Excite tablets. The manufacturer announced three new Android-powered slates joining the family: the Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure, all ten-inchers running version 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Toshiba Excite Pro (above) and the Excite Write (below) are basically one and the same tablet, though not really. Screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 on both and they pack an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD), as well as an eight-megapixel main camera. Toshiba ...

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    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 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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    One of the most interesting cameras to arrive in 2012 was the Lytro light-field camera, with its unique construction and optical properties that let users refocus and tweak their shots in software, well after the photo was initially snapped. It's almost a bit like something out of science fiction, but this year it was truly a commercial reality. Now that same kind of technology could be finding its way to smartphones and tablets, thanks to a new sensor from Toshiba. If you've ever used a Lytro, you surely noticed how bulky it was, at least compared to svelte point-and-shoot models. After ...

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    An interesting thing just happened to the tablet world. We might've lost a whole size category before it had a chance to get popular. It didn't take long after the release of Apple's first iPad for competing OEMs to start shipping their response products, expanded versions of Android 2.x and Honeycomb running on oversized slates. Led by devices like the first Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM, the non-iOS sector of the tablet market grew quickly early on, but for a variety of reasons failed to sell well on the whole. Thankfully for tech diversity, there's that "interesting thing." ...

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    This little number caught our eye at IFA, and though it doesn't meet the strictest definition of "brand-spanking new," having been announced at MWC many moons ago, we wanted to shoot a quick-look video anyway because it's so darn cool. To our eyes, the uncreatively-named AT270 ("Android Tablet," get it?) resembles something of a cross between a Nexus 7 and an iPad, with the size and portability of the former and the build quality of the latter. The screen, a 7-inch AMOLED panel, features amazing color saturation and excellent blacks, while performance is solid on Android ICS. The only ...

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    Toshiba hasn't exactly been keeping its Excite line of Android tablets a secret; we've been hearing about the Excite 10 for months, caught a look at a 7.7-inch model from the MWC, and learned of a gigantic 13.3-inch design. Today Toshiba goes official with all three models, announcing specs and pricing for the Excite 7.7, Excite 10, and Excite 13.3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. This Excite 10 is a different beast from the hardware Toshiba announced for the US at the Excite 10 LE; unlike the LE with its TI chip, all three Excites we're talking about today run quad-core Tegra 3 components. ...

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    Earlier today, while looking at the latest Toshiba tablet to be revealed, we lamented how disappointed we were by the news of the underpowered model, especially after seeing some innovative ideas come out of the company, like the 13.3-inch prototype tablet. When we first told you about the device, it didn't seem like much more than a mock-up, and we weren't sure if Toshiba would ever produce a working model. As it turns out, we're getting the opportunity to check out a fully-functional version earlier than we ever thought possible, upon the release of a hands-on video of the giant-sized ...

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    Toshiba's been coming to our attention most often lately in its role as a tablet manufacturer, with news of the AT200 heading to new markets under new names, and word of a quad-core 7.7-inch design. Sure, everyone's got a quad-core tablet to show-off nowadays, but we've also seen some really interesting prototypes from Toshiba, like a giant 13.3-inch model. Today, we learn of yet another Toshiba tablet, the 7-inch LT170. Unfortunately, the LT170 isn't the most impressive Toshiba model we've heard of, with neither hardware specs nor a price that are really attractive. With a 1GHz processor, ...

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    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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