It is true that Acer only a few months ago brought us one of the first round of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets In the Iconia Tab A500, a 10-inch tablet with a thin metal backing attached to one of the cheapest prices on the market. What weve got now is only the second 7-inch tablet on the market and the first one to carry any version of Honeycomb.
Just as consumers are now starting to enjoy 1080p displays on current high-end smartphones out there, it appears that phones with even better displays are on the way for 2014. According to various insider sources, the general public will see more premium phablet devices utilizing 6-inch displays with a WQXGA resolution.
During the Q4 Apple earnings call, Cook addressed words spoken by Steve Jobs in the past regarding a 7-inch tablet:
On comments that Steve made before about 7 inch tablets, let me be clear, we would not make one of the 7 inch tablets, we don’t think they’re good products, we’d never make one.
In case you’re wondering what Steve Jobs said about the 7-inch form factor, here&
Following the lead of the newly launched Kindle Fire HD tablets, Barnes & Noble has just announced two new additions to the Nook family: the 7-inch and 9-inch Nook HD+ tablets. The 7-inch Nook HD will be known as the world’s lightest and highest-resolution HD tablet, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ will be identified as the world’s lightest full HD tablet.
Vivitar has announced a new line of tablets for kids, called the XO tablet, which includes a 7 inch and 1o inch version. Both versions of the tablet will feature a quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage, as well as the standard WiFi and Bluetooth radios and rear and front facing cameras.
Rumor has it that LG is working on a phablet that is similar to the Xperia Z Ultra in that it will have a 6.4-inch display. However, it will have a higher pixel density than the Ultra. This new phablet will feature a 1920 x 1080 display with a ppi of 418, while the Ultra tops out at 342. It will also have the Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera.