Don't-Miss Tablet Stories
Most years, the IFA trade show in Berlin is pretty boring. In 2013, it's anything but.
Startup Aava Mobile's white-label tablet has an 8.3-inch screen and is aimed at enterprises
Ultra High-Definition has been a big trend at this year's IFA show in Berlin. And it's coming to Panasonics Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, in the form of a 20-inch, 3840 x 2560 pixel screen. Just don't expect a lot of battery power.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 feels like a revised version of last year's predecessor, with new internals, a new body, and better camera sensors.
Panasonic's first 4K HDTV try is the Smart Viera TX-L65WT600, which has a 65-inch screen and can display up to 60 frames per second.
Microsoft clearly bought most of Nokia to ensure the future of Windows Phone, and ensure a safe harbor for its licensing strategy. But there's a case to be made that this is a marriage of equals. Equal failures, that is.
No, Surface isn't going away, and the Nokia acquisition may actually be a good thing for the fledgling hardware brand.
Promises "a new display technology" that will offer higher contrast and better reflectivity.
Microsoft's plan to buy Nokia's phone business and have a larger presence in hardware devices has so far brought little response from PC and smartphone vendors in Asia. But the deal could end up bringing dividends to Microsoft's long-time partners in the region by revitalizing the Windows ecosystem, according to analysts.
What a difference a few years makes: In a slide deck explaining the deal, Microsoft explains the domino effect that begins with phones.
A smart watch from Samsung Electronics, an Acer smartphone that can shoot 4K video, and a Sony smartphone with a 20-megapixel sensor are among the announcements expected at this year's IFA consumer electronics show.
Researcher IDC has slightly lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2013 and beyond, blaming competition from larger-sized smartphones and futuristic wearable computing devices.
If issues persist, early adopters may have to live with faulty hardware.