Apple TV Meta-Review:
The latest set-top box out of Cupertino is set to land in customers’ households tomorrow; however, a few reviews of the new Apple TV are coming our way this evening. Publications have gotten the chance to review the new Apple TV, which features 1080p capabilities powered by a single-core A5 processor, and also features an updated UI. Here is what world is saying about Apple’s New TV
At $99, the third-generation Apple TV continues to be as excellent a value as the previous model-and now it supports higher-quality video too. That’s a good thing. For those with the previous generation, however, the decision to upgrade comes down to whether the difference in quality between two high-definition formats is important (and noticeable) enough to you.
This year’s Apple TV is a strange little device. Nearly everything it did before, it now does better – it streams 1080p content, is easier than ever to navigate, and remains one of the simplest devices to set up and use that we’ve seen. But when I reviewed the 2010 Apple TV, my biggest concerns were all about the content: the available content on a device like the Boxee Box or the Roku positively dwarfed the Apple TV. That’s still true, though the iTunes integration with Netflix is a solid sign that Apple’s thinking the right way.
Having 1080p video on my 60-inch HDTV is magnificent. I’ve been watching movies and trailers all week and the experience of watching a movie in 1080p that you are streaming from Apple is incredible.
On my network, the movie starts almost instantly, so I don’t have any lag time to download. I walk in, choose a video and watch it.
The Apple TV is the epitome of convenience. With iCloud, I have access to all of my iTunes Match music and videos, so I don’t need to connect to a computer anymore. I can purchase movies, TV shows and I can watch content from Netflix. That’s perfect.
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Reveals New Tablet
DoCoMo, the major Japanese mobile phone company, has announced a new tablet – MEDIAS Tab N-06D. The MEDIAS Tab N-06D will be Android based. The device will be waterproof, and is compatible with Japan’s new and much-hyped V-High multimedia broadcasting service. It will only be available in Japan, and will be available for purchase in April.
The MEDIAS Tab N-06D has a 7-inch screen WXGA high-definition screen and a 1.2GHz dual core processor. It is the world’s thinnest tablet at 9.9mm, but that’s only when you’re comparing it to other waterproof tablets. It will have speakers with high quality audio, and it is compatible with DoCoMo’s “Xi” LTE service. Just like the smartphone, it also uses DoCoMo’s wallet and one-seg mobile TV services. What do you think about these new devices? Let us know in the comments.
Source – talkandroid.com
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Reveals New Smartphone
NTT DoCoMo, the major Japanese mobile phone company, has announced a new smartphone. The Aquos Phone SH-, will be Android based. The devices will be waterproof, and are compatible with Japan’s new and much-hyped V-High multimedia broadcasting service. It will only be available in Japan.
The Aquos SH-06D smartphone will feature a 4.5-inch high-definition 3D display and 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, and it comes with a charging stand with a built-in antenna so you can watch multimedia broadcasts while the phone is charging. The SH-06D has a 8 MP rear-facing camera, and you can choose from Magenta Red, White or Blue Black. The smartphone is compatible with DoCoMo’s mobile-wallet services and can receive one-seg mobile TV.