According to Meizu Me and the official Meizu BBS, the Meizu M9 has already hit Meizu’s total sales target for 2011 in just Q1. Due to this, Meizu CEO Jack Wong wouldn’t lower the M9′s current price.
Sony Ericsson has indicated that its Xperia X10 device will get an update to Android Gingerbread 2.3.3. This announcement is noteworthy because Sony Ericsson previously said the Xperia X10 wouldn’t be updated anymore.
Tablets seem to be all the rage these days, but if you’re in the market for a netbook computer, Asus’ new offerings may be worth an extra look. Acer has just added the 1015B and 1215B to their Eee PC family, and as you probably could have guessed, the two first numbers represent the screen size. The Asus Eee PC 1015B will come with a 10 inch display, while the Eee PC 1215B comes with a 12-inch display. Starting at $289 (€200) and 379 USD (€270) respectively, both units come with 250GB storage, 1GB RAM, VGA, USB and HDMI ports with 1080p Full HD output.
What’s Chumby you ask? It’s a widget display that you can customize and hack to your liking. Chumby Industries have been around for a while, and now they’ve announced that they will ship the Chumby 8 on April 5th for $199 USD (140 Euro). The Chumby 8 will have a 8-inch 800×600 touchscreen, access to over 1,500 free apps, with preinstalled apps for digital photos and music.
Sprint has now officially announced the HTC EVO view 4G, which is a 7-inch 1024×600 Android tablet featuring a 1.5GHz processor, dual cameras (5 megapixel rear, and 1.3 megapixel front), WiMAX and a tablet edition of HTC’s Sense UI. Does this sound vaguely familiar? Well, that’s because this the same as the HTC Flyer, just with 4G and branded by Sprint. The Evo View 4G will come with 32GB of flash storage this summer, along with 1GB RAM and a 4000mAh monster battery. Press release after the break.
Toshiba has created a 14-inch DisplayLink-powered USB mobile monitor which weighs only 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg) and is selling for a reasonable $199.99 USD (approx. 140 EUR). The Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor comes with a 1366×768 pixel resolution, 220 nits brightness through AC power, 400:1 contrast ratio, 16ms response time and native support for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. A USB connection is all that’s needed to use this monitor, as both power and screen signal will be transferred through it.
Google’s Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint this spring for $200 dollars on contract. Staying true to the orignal 3G Nexus S, the 4G Nexus S will come with a stock Gingerbread Android experience. The Google Nexus S 4G does, however come with a few differences, being a few millimeters thicker and a few grams heavier than the original. The real change is inside the Nexus S 4G, which now supports both CDMA / EV-DO and WiMAX radios. In the menu, there’s a WiMAX toggle, which is good for those times when you want to conserve battery. Samsung press release after the break.
ASUS is looking to release their latest product, the ASUS Transformer this coming Friday in Taiwan. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, that can be docked into a keyboard unit and be used as an notebook computer. Speaking of specifications, the Asus Transformer runs on Tegra 2, comes with a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1GB DDR2 memory, and 16 or 32 GB storage. Pricing will be around €399 EUR without the dock.
Source: Netbook News
Sony is apparently working on a Chrome OS notebook and a “VAIO Hybrid PC,” which could really be anything. The Chrome OS notebook is said to be modeled after the Google Cr-48, with similar dimensions and keyboard, but with a slightly smaller screen at 11.6-inches, compared to Cr-48′s 12.1-inches. Sony’s Chromebook is said to run on NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage. Battery life is expected at around 8 hours, and the device weighs just under 1 kg (2.2 pounds). Pricing and release dates have yet to be announced. We want our Sony Chromebook!
Source: Sony Insider
Well, what do we have here? It looks like someone at Samsung couldn’t keep their pictures to themselves and has now leaked some confidential company slides depicting the Samsung Galaxy S II Mini. Apparently, the Galaxy S II Mini is just a miniaturized version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Yet, Samsung classifies it as “High End,” which sounds like a high price tag to our ears. The Galaxy S II Mini will come with a 5 megapixel camera with AF and flash, Android Gingerbread, 3.7-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen and a 1.4GHz processor, along with all the normal stuff we’re used to seeing in Android smartphones, such as WiFi and GPS. Judging by this leaked slide, Samsung Galaxy S II Mini will be released some time in April 2011. That’s next month!