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March 28, 2013

Report: Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments

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Apple's shipments of the iPad mini will reportedly be about 20 percent thinner in the second quarter of the year, DigiTimes reported.

Citing various unnamed sources, the news site - which has a spotty record when it comes to Apple rumors - blamed the cuts on increased competition from 7-inch Android tablets, saying that total shipments of the tiny tablet will be 10-12 million units in the second quarter.

The downsizing, DigiTimes said, comes as Cupertino adjusts its reserves in preparation for the next-generation iPad mini, rumored for release in the third quarter. Apple has also reportedly changed its 2013 shipment estimates for the iPad and iPad mini to 33 million and 55 million, respectively.

Cupertino's tablet has been good to the company, joining the iPhone 5 to make up 20.3 percent of all connected devices in the fourth quarter, IDC said this week. In the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple sold 22.9 million tablets; while the company didn't break out stats on iPad vs. iPad mini, it saw "strong sales" of both versions.

October 18, 2011

Report: Leaked Flyer Reveals Samsung Galaxy Nexus

All year long we've been speculating over Google's third Nexus smartphone, the so-called Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus, and now that we're hours away from Google and Samsung's announcement, we have one final rumor to share. And trust us, it's a good one.

Android Central, via the Japanese site Blog of Mobile, posted a photo and full spec sheet of the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime that allegedly originates from local carrier NTT DoCoMo (click the image below to see it in all its glory).

A few of the specs listed confirm some past rumors, like a curved screen; NFC support; dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor running at 1.2GHz; 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and HD video-recording.

April 25, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad Android Tablet Leaks

The tablet deluge continues. Thanks to the former Engadget editors who currently run ThisIsMyNextSite, the cat is out of the bag on the upcoming Honeycomb-based Lenovo ThinkPad tablet.

TIMNS got their hands on what appears to be an internal Lenovo-training PowerPoint presentation featuring the new device, which TIMNS says is "shaping up to be the most interesting Android 3.0 tablet we’ve seen yet."
The ThinkPad Tablet, aka the Think Slate, is a 10.1-inch tablet running on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, with 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive touchscreen. It sports an option for "sketching and note-taking" though a "true pen" option that sounds a lot like the one on the forthcoming HTC Flyer (both touchscreens are made by the same company -- N-Trig). The device also boasts both front and rear cameras, weighs in at 1.6 pounds, and will come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iterations.The Think Slate sports a number of connectivity options: USB 2.0, Micro USB, mini-HDMI, SD card. It will also support both 3G and 4G wireless radios (a carrier hasn't been announced yet).