Verizon Wireless And LG Bring Tablet Productivity And Smartphone Functionality With The Intuition™ By LG

The Intuition™ By LG

Verizon Wireless let us know about the release of the Intuition By LG. Read article below for details:

BASKING RIDGE and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA today announced the Intuition by LG, a next-generation device that offers the full functionality of a smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket friendly device.  The Intuition by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.

LG’s 5-inch display with high-definition detail gives customers a premium viewing experience with exceptionally sharp detail, and the 4:3 aspect ratio makes it ideal for reading e-books, watching videos, Web browsing and reviewing presentations.  The Intuition features the Polaris® Office app, allowing customers to view, create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations right on the Intuition’s large display and can even organize files by category or folder.

The QuickMemo™ app can be used with a single press of a button and allows customers to draw or write messages with the included Rubberdium pen or with their finger on just about any screen. Add a personalized handwritten note to pictures, maps, websites and easily share with friends through text messages, social media, email and more.  Customers can even pick different colors and pen types to help further customize their notes.

The Intuition also features the LG Tag+ app and two reprogrammable NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers that can be used to create and switch between different phone modes with a single tap.  For example, the stickers can be posted onto an office door or bedroom nightstand and customers simply tap the NFC sticker with their phone to activate a mode and tap it again to return to their original settings.  The different modes are customizable and include Car Mode, Office Mode, Sleep Mode and User Mode.  Settings like Bluetooth®, GPS, Wi-Fi and more can be turned on or off by tapping the back of the Intuition on an LG Tag+ sticker.

Additional Features:

  • 5-inch display with high-definition detail
    • 4:3 aspect ratio to fully use the screen size and eliminate dead space
    • 650 NIT display provides excellent legibility and sharp details even in direct sunlight
  • The Notebook app turns the Intuition into a virtual notepad for creating documents which, can include text, drawings, images, annotations, video and voice clips
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security, corporate data encryption with Data-at-Rest Encryption (DARE), secure multi-headed VPN for corporate network connections, remote wipe capability and more
  • Suite of Amazon apps includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos, IMDB and Audible so customers can watch movie trailers, download audio books, shopping and more
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting
  • Enhanced camera features include voice commands to take a picture, continuous shot to take 6 shots with one tap and panorama shot to merge horizontal shots.
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Bluetooth® Version 3.0 + HS
  • SmartShare – Share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices

Pricing and Availability:

  • Intuition by LG will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • As an online only promotion, customers who purchase Intuition by LG at www.verizonwireless.com between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10 will also receive a LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth® headset at no additional cost
  • Customers purchasing the Intuition by LG will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Share Everything Plans allow customers to add Intuition by LG to their account for $40 monthly access.  For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS ADDS SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2® 7.0 TO EXPANSIVE TABLET PORTFOLIO

Verizon Wireless let us know that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is coming this Friday to a Verizon dealer near you. Press release follows.

Affordable 7-inch Tablet with Access to Rich Multimedia on America’s Largest 4G LTE Network

 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0), available beginning Aug. 17 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Galaxy Tab 2 customers will have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) features power and portability with its 4G LTE connectivity and 7-inch display making mobile entertainment easy.  The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes loaded with multimedia-rich apps like Netflix and Samsung’s Media Hub for watching movies and TV shows while on the go or on the couch. Customers can also take advantage of the compact design and use the Amazon Kindle app to keep their favorite books with them at all times. The Peel Smart Remote app turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping customers easily find their favorite shows, while eliminating the need for multiple remote controls.

 

The Galaxy Tab 2 is also a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) device featuring on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.  Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris® Office application to easily create and edit documents.  The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Adobe® PDF, Zip files and more.

 

Additional features

  • 4G LTE – Customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 600,000 apps available to download from Google Play Store
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera for video chat
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core application processor
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 technology
  • Multiple video file formats supported, including DivX and XviD support
  • Wi-Fi® Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • 8 GB internal memory with support for up to 64 GB microSD card

 

Business features

Samsung’s SAFE mobility solutions provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that customers are able to operate more efficiently on the move.

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) – Customers communicate directly with Microsoft Exchange Server enabling push email, calendar and contacts
  • VPN and MDM support from Industry-Leading Solutions Providers – Supports industry-standard VPN protocols to help customers efficiently tap into VPN networks, and MDM capabilities that allow IT departments to effectively safeguard employees’ mobile devices and corporate data
  • On Device Encryption – SAFE helps prevent unauthorized access to mobile data by leveraging the AES 256-bit encryption standard, encrypting all data, including app-specific internal data and internal/external memory

 

Price and availability

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.comstarting Aug. 17 for $349.99.
  • Customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab 2 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Share Everything Plans allow customers to add the Galaxy Tab 2 to their account for $10 monthly access.  For additional information, customers should go to: www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 (Verizon)

Thanks to Verizon Wireless, I have the chance to evaluate the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.  First impressions, It is very fast and thin.  This tablet is sturdy for its size and extremely easy to carry around. The 4G LTE signal has been great and very fast.  The Wi-Fi radio is also very strong able to pick up signals better than some of my laptops.  I am impressed with the ease of use and some of the factory installed apps.  It picked up my gmail just fine, and also other accounts that I have.  The Galaxy Tab is quick to respond to whatever I have asked it to do.  My children have a good time using the Wet Paint app that allows them to draw pictures and save them to the tablet.  On other platforms, I have had problems with this app, but on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 it worked flawlessly.  I am able to run Angry Birds with no problems, all screen transitions and graphics run smooth.  This tablet seem to have a better picture than some of the others I have encountered.  Below is a list of features from the Verizon Wireless website.  I am going to try to get the Home Theatre Manager app to run on the Galaxy Tab and will report on it next week.

Carrier Verizon
Form Factor Touch Screen, Tablet
Color Light Silve
Operating System Android 3.2, Honeycomb
Camera (Front) 2.0 Megapixel
Camera (Rear) 3.2 Megapixel
Features Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Action, Panorama, Single, Smile; Smile Shot; Geo-tagging; Editing Modes; TV-Out with HDMI Dock or Adapter; Online Image Uploading
Camcorder Video capture and playbac
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.74″ x 5.24″ x 0.31
Weight 12 Ounce
Battery 5100mAh
Usage Time Up to 13 hrs in 3G; Up to 12.5 hrs in 4G LTE
Standby Time Up to 16.25 Days in 3G; Up to 10.4 Days in 4G LTE
Internal 16GB
External 32GB
SD Card SDHC/SHD SD Card
Frequencies and Data Type 1x/EV-DO RevA/LTE: 850/1900/700MHz
Data Speed 4G LTE
CPU Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4GHz Dual-core
Main Display Resolution 1280 x 800 WXGA
Main Display Size 6.5″ x 4.06″
Main Display Technology Super AMOLED™ Plus
User Interface Widgets; TouchWiz™ ; Social Hub; Smart Unlock
Audio Music Player; Compatible Music Files, AAC, AAC+, AC3, eAAC+, IMY, FLAC, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA; Audio, Streaming; Ringtones, Polyphonic; MP3/Music Tones
Video Video Player; Compatible Video Files, 3G2, 3GP, AVI, DivX/XviD, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WMV; Video, Streaming
Fun and Entertainment Downloadable Content; Wallpapers, Animated; Samsung Widget Gallery; Samsung Media Hub; Netflix
Business and Office Microsoft® Office-compatible; OCR/Business Card Scanner; vCard/vCalendar; Voice Memo; Quick Office Pro HD
Messaging Options Email; Corporate Email; Instant Messaging; Swype™ ; Predictive Text (XT9®)
Sensor Type Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity

U.S. Cellular to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on New 4G LTE Network

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab™ 10.1

Thursday March 22nd U.S. Cellular is adding its first 4G LTE device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, to its cutting-edge device portfolio. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available at all U.S. Cellular retail locations and online at USCellular.com. The Android-powered tablet will run on the new 4G LTE network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, in markets where it is available and on U.S. Cellular’s nationwide 3G network in all other areas.

The sleek and functional tablet, combined with 4G LTE speed, ensures that busy multi-taskers can get what they want when they want it, while staying entertained on-the-go. With up to 12 hours of battery-life, 32 GB of storage, and a $399.99 price tag in select markets, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great value compared to the iPad.

U.S. Cellular tablet customers will enjoy the Galaxy Tablet 10.1 on the only 4G LTE network with unique benefits, such as the first rewards program in wireless and faster device upgrades without continuously signing contracts, which is one of the reasons why we have the happiest customers in wireless.

Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

Archos 80 G9
Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

The Archos 80 G9 tablet is a great buy for the money.  I did a lot of research before purchasing this tables, and I am most impressed with its speed and graphics.  Archos G9 tablets have access to the true Android Market unlike many other lower end tablets. Another great feature of the Archos G9 series is the ability to add 3G connectivity via an Archos USB 3G adapter. I have downloaded many games and apps that run smooth as silk on this tablet.  Angry Birds comes with the tablet and plays smooth as silk.  The Dual Core processor is plenty to make this tablet run with the best of them.  I have also found that it has a very long battery life. I have been able to take it along on jobs where I have wireless access and listened to the radio all day thru the tablet and not lost all the battery.  I have also used the tablet to view flash enabled websites and it works fine. Below are the specs from the manufacture web site.

Display characteristics • 8”: 1024 x 768
Application Framework • Android
Processor • Standard version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 at 1GHz.
• Turbo version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz (at start of 2012).
• 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Capacity • Flash Memory: 8 or 16GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
• HDD memory: 250GB*
Video Playback1 • MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
• MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
• H.264 HD (HP@L4.2, up to 1080p@30 fps and 1080i/720p@60 fps)With optional plug-in:
• Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF
Audio Playback1 • MP3
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLACWith optional software plug-in:
• AC3 5.1
Photo viewer4 • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitles • .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported
Webcam • 720p front camera with 720p encoding
Interfaces • USB slave: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
• USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (Micro USB/USB Host cable sold separately)
• microSD (SDHC compatible)
• HDMI output6 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
Miscellaneous • Built-in GPS
• Built-in speakers
• G-sensor
• Compass
• Built-in kick stand
• Built-in Microphone
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
Dimensions & weight • Flash series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 11.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.46 inch) – 465g (17 oz)
• Hard Drive series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 14.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.58 inch) – 599g (21.9 oz)
Battery life • Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
• Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
• Internet navigation time 7: up to 10 hrs
Scalability7 • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com
Minimum system requirements • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP or higher
• Mac OS. X with Android Transfer Files application (not included)
• Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
• USB 2.0 interface

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L6 (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group) without GMC.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ Not all Google applications are available in all countries
6/ External video output disabled for Macrovision®-protected contents.
7/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.