2013-08-31

The 'Wacom iPad' is here: Cintiq Companion tablet launched with Windows 8 and Android versions

Article cited from digitalartsonline.co.uk by Smartphonebay.net
Wacom has surprised us by launching two tablets that combine its powerful pen tools with the ability to work wherever you want without being tethered to a laptop or desktop.
Originally hinted at back in March, and trailed by a promo video a few weeks ago, we've been wondering whether Wacom would create a full tablet PC – which would give users access to high-end creative tools such as Photoshop and Corel Painter – or a smaller Android-based 'digital sketchbook'. We weren't expecting both, which is what the company has delivered in the form of the Cintiq Companion and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid respectively.

Wacom Cintiq Companion specs

Spot the difference: the Cintiq Companion (above top) and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid (above bottom)
From the outside, both the Windows 8 and Android version are near identical. Both have 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 screens – the same as theCintiq 13HD Wacom released earlier this year. Unlike the Cintiq 13HD, both tablets support multi-touch input like the Cintiq 24HD Touch. The tablets' overall design clearly draws on Wacom's Cintiq and Intuos lines of tablets – and feature the standard D-pad style Rocker Ring and ExpressKey shortcut buttons creatives will be used to from those previous Wacom tablets.
The 13.3-inch screens are high-quality IPS displays with 178-degree viewing angles both horizontally and vertically – which should make it easy to see what's on screen whether you're sketching in the park or train, or showing off your work to a group of clients.
As with the Cintiq 13HD, the Cintiq Companions both support 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity through the Pro pen, which ships with both a travel case (below) and desk stand to keep your nibs and coloured rings safe wherever you are. Both are also compatible with other Wacom pens, including the Art Pen, Classic Pen and Grip Pen.
Both tablets ship with an adjustable stand allows both tablets to be used at a range of angles from fully flat on a desk or your lap, to propped up a tad for more comfort, to near-vertical for presenting or demoing.
Other features common across both models include Micro-HDMI video out for adding a second display (such as if you're using the Cintiq Companion in a pitch presentation or lecture), front and rear cameras (2Mp and 8Mp respectively), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, an accelerometer, and USB ports for connectivity. However, while the Windows-powered Cintiq Companion has two USB 3.0 ports, the Android Cintiq Companion Hybrid has a single USB 2.0 port.
Wacom claims at battery life of seven hours for each model, which should be long enough for a good stint in the park – though we've no news on how the screen will fair in the sunshine.

Wacom Cintiq Companion vs Cintiq Companion Hybrid

The differences are almost all internal – and in who the tablets are aimed at. The Cintiq Companion is a full-spec creative tool that Wacom claims is more than capable of running demanding day-to-day creative tools such asPhotoshopIllustratorCorel Painter and Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro – while the Cintiq Companion Hybrid is for dooming and drafting using a set of Wacom's own creative applications (plus Android apps such asPhotoshop Touch and that platform's version of Sketchbook Pro, we imagine).
The full-spec Cintiq Companion (above) has an Intel Core i7 3517U processor running at 1.9GHz and 8GB of RAM. You can buy it with either a 256GB or 512GB SSD drive. The internal storage can be expanded with Micro SD cards (which currently offer up to 64GB of storage).
Both run Windows 8, though the higher-end model runs Windows 8 Pro, which adds corporate network tools you probably don't care about. It has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivty.
The Cintiq Companion Hybrid (above) has an Nvidia Tegra4 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2 (known as Jelly Bean). Again there are two versions: 16GB of storage or 32GB (both have 2GB of RAM). Again a Micro SD card slot offers up to 64GB of additional storage.
This Android tablet ships with two Wacom-created sketching apps: Wacom Creative Canvas for painting and sketching and Wacom Manga Canvas for, er, painting and sketching Manga artworks (us neither).
In a bit of technical wizardry, when you plug the Cintiq Companion Hybrid into a Mac or Windows computer, it turns into a standard Cintiq – allowing you to work in Photoshop, Painter et al as if you'd plugged in a standard Cintiq 13HD.
Wacom is selling an optional bluetooth keyboard for the Cintiq Companion – though you could use any Windows 8-compatible USB or wireless keyboard.

Wacom Cintiq Companion release date and pricing

Both models are due in October. The Cintiq Companion costs £1,375 plus VAT for the 256GB version and £1666.67 for the 512GB version. The Cintiq Companion Hybrid costs £999.99 for the 16GB version and and £1,083 for the 32GB version.
Digital Arts expects to get a first chance to get our hands on the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid at the IFA show in Berlin from September 6-11. Tune in then for our first hands-on review of the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid.
Update 10.50am: Wacom has confirmed that the Cintiq Companion has Bluetooth 4.0 and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid has Bluetooth 3.0. The eariler information was supplied to us was incorrect.

Update 21/8/13: Wacom has confirmed that both models of the Cintiq Companion have 8GB RAM. The eariler information was supplied to us 

2013-08-30

Samsung Galaxy Gear could have dual-core CPU, 10-hour battery life


Article cited from http://tech2.in.com by Batterybay.net

Despite the recent announcement that the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be unveiled at the upcoming IFA, we’ve still been rather starved for details. However, some information about the smartwatch has been revealed courtesy of Gigaom and AmongTech

Apparently, the Galaxy Gear is set to have a high-quality 2.5-inch OLED display that will be able to show a full spectrum of colours. Under the hood, it will be powered by a dual-core Exynos 4212 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a Mali-400 MP4 GPU. The display resolution is expected to be 320 x 320 pixels.
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It'll be quite a beast (image credit: Digital Trends)


The smartwatch will be equipped with NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE, allowing for easy syncing with smartphones. It also has an accelerometer. The display itself can support touch and swipe gestures. It is based on Android 4.1 and 4.2, and has some syncing with smartphones and tablets. For example, swiping a notification on the smartwatch will open it up on the smartphone. There will also be integration with Twitter and Facebook.

Managing the smartwatch can be done via the companion app, screenshots of which have been revealed by serial leaker @evleaks. It is rumoured that the app won't be available through Google Play. Instead, it will only be downloadable from the Samsung App Hub. This hints at the Galaxy Gear being exclusive to Samsung's devices.
The companion app seems to come with all the typical bells and whistles
The companion app seems to come with all the typical bells and whistles


The smartwatch is expected to have a great battery life. Some say that it will be able to stay alive for ten hours. It will have 1GB of RAM and will be available in two variants—6GB and 8GB. It is also expected to sport a 4 megapixel camera with 720p recording capabilities.

Battery for Pantech Vega 6, Vega N6 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $15.79


- Capacity: 2700mAh 
- Li-ion battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible with battery have part number: BAT-7400M


2013-08-29

Battery for Welch-Allyn 72240, 12000

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $40.79

- Capacity: 3000mAh 
- Ni-MH  battery
- Output: 4.8V
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at sales@batterybay.net
- Compatible for battery with part number: B11261, 7229

2013-08-28

LCD Screen for LG Optimus Vu, F100S Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $28.79

- Repair parts for LG mobile
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer
- Compatible with: LG Optimus Vu, F100S

2013-08-27

Samsung Galaxy Core battery life test concludes, numbers are inside

Article cited from http://blog.gsmarena.com by Batterybay.net
We’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Core for enough time now that we got see how good the battery of the affordable smartphone is.
The Samsung Galaxy Core we have here on campus is of the dual-SIM variety which, in theory, should do worse than the single-SIM edition, having to power a second radio all the time. But is it really that bad? Find out after the break.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy Core comes equipped with an 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, which needs to deal with those dual radios but also the Snapdragon S4 Play chipset and the 4.3″ WVGA screen. Those last two bits have proven to be pretty efficient, so the Galaxy Core is not without its chances to impress here.
The Samsung Galaxy Core managed almost 12 hours in the talk time test – 11:52 hours to be exact, which fairly good, considering that the low-power chipset and the screen can’t help it at all here.

Talk time

  • Huawei Ascend Mate25:12
  • HTC Butterfly12:18
  • Samsung Galaxy Note12:14
  • HTC One mini12:04
  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim11:58
  • Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam11:58
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core11:52
  • Samsung Galaxy Premier11:30
  • Asus Padfone 211:20
  • HTC Droid DNA11:07
  • HTC Windows Phone 8X11:07
  • Samsung Wave 3 S860011:07
  • Pantech Burst4:46
Web browsing is where the SoC and the screen do play a big part. The Samsung Galaxy Core lasted 6:54h, which was enough to place it in the upper half of our table and comfortably above the other dual-SIM smartphone we recently tested, the HTC Desire 600.

Web browsing

  • Sony Xperia ZR11:20
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos7:09
  • Samsung Galaxy Express7:09
  • Motorola RAZR i7:06
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)6:58
  • Apple iPhone 4S6:56
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core6:54
  • HTC One V6:49
  • LG Optimus G Pro6:40
  • Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus6:40
  • Sony Xperia L6:40
  • HTC Droid DNA6:40
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus3:01
And finally we come to the video playback test. The Galaxy Core didn’t get to shine here, with its score of 7 and a half hours sending it lower down the ranks compared to the other two tests.

Video playback

  • Motorola RAZR MAXX (ICS)16:35
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini7:46
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V7:45
  • Asus Padfone 27:38
  • Huawei Ascend P17:38
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G7:33
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core7:30
  • Sony Xperia ZR7:30
  • HTC Droid DNA7:30
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE7:30
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 27:30
  • Sony Xperia SP7:27
  • Nokia Lumia 7103:27
When all is said and done and we combine the three results with the stand-by time of the Samsung Galaxy Core we arrive at a rather good endurance rating of 49 hours. That’s going to be the interval between your charges if you do an hour of calling, web browsing and watching videos each a day.
That’s a very impressive result and points that the single-SIM Galaxy Core will get an even higher one because it doesn’t need to deal with a second always-on radio. But even the dual-SIM Galaxy Core gets more than enough juice out of the 1800 mAh juice pack.

2013-08-26

LCD Screen for Pantech Percption (With Digitizer) Released

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $107.79

- Repair parts for Pantech mobile
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer
- Compatible with: Pantech Percption