Tech2's top 10 hits at MWC 2012
| by Roydon Cerejo
Asus teased us with the PadFone at Computex 2011 and now that it is finally announced, it looks like an impressive piece of kit, if productivity is of utmost importance to you. Asus has taken their concept of the Transformer one step further here. The phone itself is a standard ICS smartphone, which transforms into a tablet when docked with the Station. This also has a built-in battery that extends the battery life of the phone. Furthermore, you can also dock it with the same Station dock used by the Transformer Prime for even more battery life, extra connectivity and a full-sized keyboard. This is going to be one costly gadget, make sure you have your affairs in order, if you’re lusting for this one.
Is it a phone or tablet? You decide
Sony is about to make a big splash with their new NXT series and also their first line-up without the Ericsson tag. The Xperia P will feature an all-aluminium, unibody design and their new ‘WhiteMagic’ technology, which adds a fourth white sub-pixel to the traditional RGB pixels, thereby enhancing the brightness levels. Their new ‘Reality Display’ is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine and is one of the main USPs of this phone.
Sony's fresh new start
This particular phone peaked our interest, since it will be the first Acer phone to feature their new AcerCloud service that will be launching for PCs in Q2. The service allows you to share your photos, music and documents among Acer notebooks, PCs and Android phones, so you have access to your data, no matter the device you’re on. Acer will launch special apps, like clear.fi Photo, clear.fi Media, AcerCloud Docs, just for this purpose. Rather than dumping all the files in the cloud, AcerCloud will merely index them for you in the cloud and if you request that file, it will be transferred from that device to your phone or PC. Acer says that you’ll be able to pull files from your PC, even if it’s off as AcerCloud will wake the machine up and send across the file you requested. This all sounds pretty cool and we can’t wait to have a go at it.
To the clouds!
Asus’s new Transformer series is a bit of a puzzler, as it’s hard to tell, which their flagship model is. We have the Transformer Pad Infinity 700 that features LTE, Full HD Super IPS+ screen, but only dual-core CPU. Ok, so it’s not any dual-core CPU, but the first tablet to feature Qaulcomm’s new S4 SoC, which uses ARM Cortex A15 CPU cores built on the smaller 28nm fabrication process, so this is going to sip the battery, rather than gulp it. On the other hand, we have the Transformer Pad 300, which also features LTE, but is powered by a Tegra 3, quad-core SoC, so it will be more powerful. You know what, we’ll take both of them please.
The first LTE tablet!
The X900 is also set to be India’s first Android phone, based on Intel’s Medfield Atom SoC. The chip in question here is the Intel’s Atom Z2460, built around the 32nm fabrication process, it features a 1.6GHZ single core CPU with Hyper-Threading and Burst Performance Technology (BPT) that dynamically scales the CPU, depending on the load. With everyone focusing on quad-core and beyond, Intel’s single-core SoC may not seem like much, but remember, it’s how you use this power that matters most, so we hope to be surprised. There isn’t too much information on this right now, so here’s what we have so far.
Bringing Medfield to India
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