MWC: Tablet market just got a lot more crowded (photos)

MWC: Tablet market just got a lot more crowded (photos)

Summary: At Mobile World Congress, several big-name companies either revealed their new tablets or their upcoming plans for one. Should Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung be worried?

TOPICS: Tablets

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    Galaxy Note 8.0

    For the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung unveiled its latest entry for the tablet market, the Galaxy Note 8.0. This Android based 8-inch tablet features a 1.6GHz quad-core A9 processor, 2GB RAM, and its popular S pen. Its biggest selling point is its screen resolution of 1,280x800 pixels and 189ppi (pixels per inch), which rivals the 7.9-inch iPad mini.

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    HP's Slate 7

    In Barcelona, HP introduced its first Android tablet, the Slate 7. Its 7-inch display features 1,024x600 pixel resolution. The tablet will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports a dual-core ARM A9 processor. It also features the ePrint app to print from your tablet over wi-fi, and Beats Audio software to boost your music.

    Obviously, its biggest selling point is its price at $169 — undercutting the prices of the current 7-inch tablets produced by major manufacturers.

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    Lenovo A1000, A3000, S6000

    At MWC 2013, Lenovo unwrapped a trio of new tablets — a pair of 7-inch models, the A1000 and A3000, and a 10-inch slate, the S6000.

    The 7-inch A1000 model is geared for first-time buyers and packs a dual-core processor, plus up to 16GB of internal capacity. But it's possible that there will be 8GB and 16GB versions. It also will include amicroSD card slot for additional storage.

    The more powerful 7-inch A3000 will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and a promise of " extensive memory". Its screen has a resolution of 1,024x600 and the option of 3G connectivity.

    The 10-inch S6000 promises a quad-core MediaTek processor and a "substantial battery" in a 20-ounce package. Resolution is 1,280x800, but the price tag is expected to be very competitive.

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Topic: Tablets

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  • why would "Microsoft, Google and Samsung" be worried?

    all 3 have their products represented here. and Apple is doing just fine.
    • Because

      You cant write for ZDNet, unless you use irrelevant headlines.
  • More choices = Very good!

    Happy to see that Microsoft, Google and Samsung are not stuck into an Infinite Loop and innovate.
  • they all look the same

    I know that the rounded corners square form is the most appropriate for touch devices but its a bit boring. Anyone that can make a tablet or a phone with a different shape will at least get brand recognition. But the thing I really want from a tablet or a phone is having the front facing camera in the middle of the screen, I suppose that's a technical impossibility but it would be really nice for video calls. Also why on tablets do they not have the best camera on the front?
    richard in norway
    • We'll make yours look like a pizza pie

      How's that.
  • Exterior accessories

    Nice tablets. Hope for the best.
    China Name Plate Co. Ltd.