Samsung Galaxy Tab: Spotted, Photo’d and Video’d

Looks like another Chinese site has got hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  The device is running Android 2.2 (FroYo) and has a Swype keyboard.

Other rumoured specs include:

  • 1024 x 600 AMOLED display
  • PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processor
  • 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera
  • 3G , GPS, and Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 30 pin proprietary Samsung Connector.

Here’re the other pictures:

Meanwhile, Electronista managed to get a video of the Galaxy Tab in the wild, this time down under in Australia.

Here’s the short Video:

Exciting times! Catch us on twitter if you have more to say, we’re @myportableworld. Or you can comment below.

The official site is up, you can visit it here. They also have a video up, you can check it out below!

Sources: BGR, Ifanr, Engadget, Electronista

OlivePad VT100 – India’s First Android Tablet

Olive Telecom, and Indian Device Developer, today announced the launch of OlivePad – VT100, India’s first 3.5G tablet in their press release today. The OlivePad VT100 will be available in India at all Croma stores from August with a price tag of around Rs.25000. This puts the Android device in the same price range as the iPad which is yet to be released here in India.

“Designed as a multi functional device, Olive Pad operates on an Android Operating System and supports 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth. With an inbuilt three mega pixel camera and a front camera, the Olive Pad can be used as a touch notebook allowing browsing, Multimedia, Instant Messaging and easy access to the world of social networking, GPS for maps and turn by turn directions, gaming console, an e- book reader, Television and it is also a Smart Phone allowing voice and Video Calling.”

Even though Olive Telecom’s site didn’t have any information about the detailed specs about the device, fonearena seems to have got that information over at their blog.

Here’s some of the key specs about the OlivePad VT100:

Chipset: 600 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227
Connectivity: 3.5G HSUPA Connectivity, Quadband GSM, WCDMA, Wireless LAN  WiFi, Bluetooth, mini-USB
Screen: 7 inch Capactitive Touchscreen capable of  800×480 WVGA Display
Memory: Internal Memory 512 MB+ 512; MB External Memory Card support upto 32 GB
Camera: 3 MP Autofocus 4X zoom, Secondary front camera
Multimedia: Dual Speakers; Audio codecs – MIDI, MP3, AMR, AAC AAC+; Video codec – 3GP
Positioning: GPS with AGPS
Calls: Voice and Video Calling

Speaking at the launch of India’s First Pad, Mr. Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom said, “At Olive, it has been our constant endeavor to create products driven by technology at the forefront. With this launch, we are bringing consumers to experience cutting edge technology that the world has been talking of. It is the true convergence device that brings together the Computer, Mobile Phone and Entertainment on one platform. The Olive Pad is aimed at today’s technology savvy generation who want easy on the move connectivity.”

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LG to launch Android Tablet in Q4

Engadget has news that LG will be launching an Android tablet in Q4 this year!

There are no specifications out yet, but hopefully it’ll be running Android 2.2 (FroYo) and might have an LG customized UI. Anyone excited about this??  Let us know by commenting below, or you could get in touch with us on twitter – we’re @myportableworld or on Facebook by commenting on our Page.

Source: Engadget

Cisco’s new Android based tablet – Cius

Cisco has just announced their latest tablet which runs on Android. They are not looking at entering the consumer market and going head to head with Apple’s iPad, but are targetting this device to the enterprise market.

Here’s the highlights of the device from their press release:

Cisco today unveiled Cisco Cius, a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration business tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video.

Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable device weighing just 1.15lbs (0.52kg) that extends the productivity benefits of Cisco collaboration applications to a highly secure mobile platform. In addition to full telepresence interoperability, Cisco Cius offers HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud.

Based on the Android operating system, Cisco Cius is an open platform for communication and collaboration whose form factor and applications are designed to more securely connect employees on-the-go with the right people in real-time, and to provide those workers with the ability to access and share the content they need from any place on the network.

Cisco Cius offers IT professionals new options when it comes to equipping mobile workers with computing devices. Through virtual desktop integration, Cisco Cius offers flexible computing options with cloud-based services, providing dramatically lower capital costs and cost-per-user for desktop maintenance.

Businesses can also tap into the growing Android developer community that is building business-class productivity applications with appropriate IT controls.  The combination of applications and flexible computing options provides a compelling alternative to today’s PC-on-every-desktop paradigm.


Product Features

  • The Cisco Cius is a lightweight portable business computing tablet offered with an optional HD audio station equipped with a telephone handset speakerphone, HD DisplayPort and USB ports.
  • The Cisco Cius tablet features a front-mounted 720p HD camera which refreshes at up to 30 frames per second; a seven inch, high-resolution widescreen super VGA touch-target display for real-time and streamed video, and single-button TelePresence interoperability that can be utilized either when the tablet is docked, or being used remotely via Wi-Fi.
  • The tablet has a 5-megapixel rear facing camera that can transmit streaming VGA quality video and capture still images, and dual noise-cancelling microphones for audio conferencing.
  • Cisco Cius features an eloquent contacts-driven user experience, designed to enables users to quickly reach their important contacts.
  • An on-board accelerometer readily orients applications for viewing in portrait or landscape modes as the user rotates the device to their preferred viewing orientation
  • Cisco Cius supports 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi for enterprise campus mobility and 3G cellular services when off-campus. 4G services will be available at a later date. Bluetooth and Micro-USB means users can work untethered and share data with a PC.
  • A detachable and serviceable battery offers eight hours life under normal usage.


  • Customer trials of Cisco Cius will begin in the third quarter of calendar year 2010, with general availability in the first quarter of calendar year 2011.

More information about this device is available at Cisco Cius: