<![CDATA[Touch Panel Control]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:49:44 +0000 http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/skin/frontend/default/tpc2/images/rss-png.png Touch Panel Control http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 rumoured for January launch]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-12.2-rumoured-for-January-launch/ 82aa4b0af34c2313a562076992e50aa3 Samsung is apparently working on a tablet with a 14.1 inch touch panel display, making it one of the largest devices of its kind.

Now Engadget reports that an FCC filing in the US has confirmed the existence of the device, which will apparently be known as the Galaxy Note 12.2.

Since it is part of the Galaxy Note family, it is also expected to feature the S Pen stylus, offering users a different way to engage with its touch panel display.

The tablet will be making its first appearance during the Consumer Electronics Show in January of 2014, which as always, is taking place in Las Vegas.

Insiders believe that it will feature a 2560x1600 resolution on its large display, along with an octa core processor from Samsung's own Exynos family.

Of course, there is a little confusion over the actual screen size, as the name tag suggests that it would be more likely to boast a 12.2 inch display.

Whatever the case, Samsung's love affair with larger devices is still helping it to innovate in the smartphone and tablet market and it will be interesting to see whether Apple's next iPad comes in a bigger size next year.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:14:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Samsung plans two new flagship touch panel tablets]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/Samsung-plans-two-new-flagship-touch-panel-tablets/ 9fc3d7152ba9336a670e36d0ed79bc43 The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range is currently in development and rumours reported by TechBlog, suggest that it will be available with either an 8.0 inch or 10.1 inch touch panel display.

The Galaxy Tab first emerged as a rival to the iPad, although it has failed to find the same traction in the market as Apple's device.

This has not stopped Samsung from progressing the range each year and these new models sound suitably well equipped.

The 8.0 inch iteration will sport a resolution of 1280x800 and come with a relatively modest 1.5GHz dual core processor. Samsung has allegedly managed to make it thinner than the iPad Mini and only a little heavier.

The 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3 will follow in the footsteps of its smaller sibling in terms of screen resolution and processor, while actually having less RAM, for some reason.

Hopefully, Samsung has realised that to take on the iPad, it needs to make its tablets a more affordable proposition. There are of course other touch panel Samsung tablets on offer, such as the eight inch version of the Galaxy Note, so the company will, effectively, be competing against itself.

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 03:44:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Asus introduces 7 inch touch panel phone]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/Asus-introduces-7-inch-touch-panel-phone/ 069059b7ef840f0c74a814ec9237b6ec Asus has used MWC 2013 as a launch pad for a number of new devices, perhaps the most interesting of which is the Fonepad.

For all intents and purposes the Fonepad is like many other bargain basement Android devices, since it will cost less than 200 to buy outright and comes with a decent, if not world-beating, selection of hardware components.

It can also be used to make phone calls, which may seem like an obvious feature, but is more surprising when you consider that the Fonepad has a seven inch tablet-style display and design.

The touch panel is as big as that found on dedicated tablets like the Google Nexus 7, with a 1200x800 resolution giving it a decent level of clarity. But with a built-in 3G antenna, it can also make calls to any mobile or landline number, which is something that even top tier tablets cannot achieve.

The main rival to the Fonepad is arguably the Samsung Galaxy Note range, which has been a surprise success since its first generation arrived in 2011. There is clearly room in the market for supersized smartphones that take on tablets at their own game, so it will be interesting to see how this cut price offering sells.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:23:35 +0000