- by Karolina Mosiadz
Yesterday kicked off, one of the most interesting events for mobile & tablet enthusiasts, MWC 2013. To facilitate increased number of booths and time-constrained attendees, the fair moved to a bigger location close to the airport. However, nothing changed in regard to head-spinning innovations and product releases. The prevailing theme up till now has been giant phones, tablet – phone hybrids and phablets in all spec and price ranges.
A while ago we had to decide which one to chose: a phone or tablet, now it´s irrelevant because we can have a variation of both with different specifications. Last year we have seen an emergence of phablets, now the trend moved to interconnected mobile platforms.
ASUS is teasing the customers with its newest invention FonePad, a word play based on another famous product of the company PadFone. FonePad is a 7-inch tablet (half way between 5-inch and 10-inch screens making up PadFone) running on Android 4.1 and powered by1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor. It can work either as a phone or a tablet.
Just unveiled Samsung Galaxy note 8 is an inch bigger, but still comes with phone functionality. It runs on Android 4.1.2, and other specifications include HSPA+ support, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, a microSD slot, Bluetooth 4.
LG sticks to more conventional route with it´s newest Optimus G Pro. This 5-inch, 1080p phone runs on the latest Qualcomm mobile chip, Snapdragon 600.
Fujitsu shows off its ARROWS line of water-resistant phones and tablets. This time it revealed new additions to the family: ARROWS X powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 and 2GB of RAM and ARROWS V with 4.7-inch 720p display, a 13.1-megapixel camera, and1.5GHz quad-core CPU.
Sony showcased new Xperia Z tablet, voted the thinnest one on the market. This 10.1-inch Android device is 6.9 mm thick and weighs only 495 grams. Following into Fujitsu steps it also provides the highest levels of water resistance.
Android is the predominant operating system and so it shouldn’t come as surprise that an impressive number of devices offer SDXC support, enabling people to extend the memory capacity up to 128 GB (and soon up to 2T). We are excited to share with you that majority of the these devices ship with Tuxera exFAT inside.