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The Super-Slim Xperia Tablet Z Feels Like Sony’s Finest Tablet Yet


After Sony launched a string of curious Android tablets that failed to catch on, the business had no choice but to go back to the drawing table and try something various. That something various wound up being the Xperia Tablet Z, quickly one of its most traditional designs yet– a choice that might end up paying off perfectly. Now that the decidedly non-kooky Xperia Tablet Z is preparing for a look stateside, we tracked one down right here at MWC to obtain a look at what Sony’s tantalizingly thin tab brings to the table.

First things initially– if you’re a follower of minimalist industrial design, then you’ll find a great deal to like right here. Sony’s bright 10.1-inch Reality Display (running at 1,920 × 1200 no less) is the clear focal point of the gadget’s face, and there’s nothing else conserve for a Sony logo design, an IR blaster in the edge, and a quickly missed out on 2-megapixel camera. The display is also helped by one of Sony’s Mobile Bravia engines, which means colors can easily handle a lurid cast unless you dial it down. Meanwhile, the back is a matte black slab without any information various other than a small Xperia logo and an 8.1-megapixel camera in the top- right corner. One can quickly call it dull, but “understated” seems like a better fit due to the fact that of how good it feels.

The Tablet Z weighs in at a scant 1.09 pounds, and its trim waistline is only 6.99 mm thick– for a bit of point of view, the iPad mini is just a hair thicker at 7.22 mm. In order to keep the weight as low as possible Sony considered a practically completely plastic body. That seems like the recipe for a chintzy-feeling tab, however that ’ s definitely not the case below. In spite of being extremely light, the Tablet Z has a remarkably strong, premium feel to it. There’s a bit of offer to be felt if you get the thing by the sides and offer it a twist so it may deal with some long-term concerns down the road, however it’s a far cry from some of the overly creaky, plasticky tablets that still pepper the market.

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A quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of RAM are stashed inside the Tab Z’s waterproof body, and my time with the Tablet Z was mainly lag-free. When confronted with the prospect of putting out tens of gadgets for public consumption at Mobile World Congress, a lot of business normally try to do something to keep we nerds from mucking around with them too much. Not so here– I had the ability to download and install Quadrant from the Google Play Shop to obtain a somewhat much better concept of exactly what the Tablet Z can. Over the course of 3 trials the Tablet Z regularly set up scores in the low to mid-7,000 s and topped out at 7601– gadgets like the Nexus 10 and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 usually hover around the mid-4,000 s.

Given, this is an artificial benchmark and does not offer a full photo of performance, but it’s clear that Xperia Tablet Z is no slouch.

I just really have one gripe with Xperia Tablet Z– the customized UI that Sony has loaded on top of Android. Longtime readers may know that I’m a devoted proponent of leaving Android untouched, and Sony’s application just does not do it for me. In fairness, it’s lighter and less cumbersome than some of the various other overlays presently congesting other Android devices so you may disagree, however the periodic bit of visual stutter while rifling with menus, and the truth that background images were misshaped when set, raised some flags. That said, Sony has actually included some neat features to help make up for it, such as a universal remote app that functions as a programming guide, and a spruced up brand-new gallery that displays geotagged photos on a globe.

At an early morning press address yesterday, Sony Mobile CEO Kuni Suzuki indicated a restored concentrate on bringing the company’s “innovative innovation and resources” to Sony Mobile, and confidently called 2013 a “development year.” Normally, it’s too early to tell if that in fact pans out, but certainly not impossible. The Xperia Tablet Z is a (hopefully not so) uncommon return to form for Sony, and right here’s hoping that the rest of 2013 is complete of products as well-executed as this one.

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Super-Slim HTC Ville Spotted On Video With Sense 4.0 In Tow


News of HTC’s forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Ville has been making the rounds since last November, but now with Mobile World Congress less than a month away, we’re finally getting our first real look at it.

HTC-Hub has managed to get their hands on a pretty extensive hands-on video, and it looks like the Ville is shaping up to a pretty impressive mid-range device.

The video tour confirms most of the specs that BGR leaked last year, from the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor to the 4.3-inch qHD display. A (possibly backlight-illuminated) 8-megapixel camera sits high on the device’s back, while a VGA front-facing camera rounds out the package up front.

The Ville looks mighty slim in the video — the rumor mill pegs it as being under 8mm thick, which could put it in competition with devices like the Droid RAZR for being the world’s thinnest smartphone. Interestingly, the Ville still leans on three discrete hardware buttons rather than placing them directly on the screen a la the Galaxy Nexus.

In light of some recent handset releases, the Ville’s spec sheet doesn’t seem quite as impressive as it once did. Still, it’s got at least two things going for it — some frankly impressive industrial design and HTC’s Sense 4.0 overlay.

I’ve never been a huge fan of manufacturer-specific Android tweaks, but if Sense 4.0 is as fleshed-out as a recent report from PocketNow makes it out to be, I may soon be singing a different tune. Though the Ville seems to have its share of snazzy animations, the promise of deep Dropbox integration and the thoughtful inclusion of a guest mode may be the real crowd-pleasers once the Ville (and its big brother the Edge) start trickling out of Taiwan.

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CTL intros new line of ‘super-slim’ LED monitors

CTL intros new line of 'super-slim' LED Monitors

Last we heard from CTL, the Portland-based company was pushing the rather underwhelming 2goPad SL10. We may not have been impressed then, but CTL’s attempting to win us over again, this time with a set of three new LED monitors. Available in small, medium, and large, the 22-inch LP2151, 24-inch LP2361, and 27-inch LP2701 all offer 1920 x 1080 displays, 1000:1 contrast ratios (5000000:1 dynamic), two millisecond response times, and HDMI and VDI inputs. They also sport a helpful anti-glare coating and are apparently a quarter of the thickness of “traditional LCD monitors” — whatever that means. Not exactly earth-shattering specs, but at $ 216, $ 258, and $ 330, we suppose they’re not insanely priced, either. Hit the source links for more info, and check out the full PR after the break.

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Acer S222HQL Super-Slim LED-backlit Monitor

Acer is ready to launch a new monitor at IFA Berlin 2010. The company has announced plans to present its S222HQL Super-Slim LCD monitor. The S222HQL sports a sexy and slim design and features a LED-back lite for power-saving, which is good for the Earth and your wallet.

The upcoming Acer S222HQL Super-Slim LED-backlit Monitor is also equipped with a 21.5-inch display that delivers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a response time of 2ms, and 250 cd/m2 of brightness.

Some other features include a DVI and HDMI port. Nothing on price just yet.


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Superslim iPhone 4 enough to fend off Android?

Superslim iPhone 4 enough to fend off Android?
Impressive new display, but no game changers Opinion Apple CEO Steve Jobs duly stood up at the company’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week to introduce the long-awaited iPhone 4.…

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K01: Toshiba’s super-slim Windows Mobile slider phone

Whereas Sharp decided to cautiously embrace Android, Toshiba still seems to be firmly in the Windows camp. After releasing the “iPhone killer TG01″ on WinMo 6.5 last year, the company announced another Windows Mobile-based cell phone in Japan today (Toshiba is one of Microsoft’s official “Mobile Partners”, after all).

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