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It seems like a new contender has just stepped in the 7-inch display market. It is the X10 Airpad which is claimed to be the best 7 incher available, for as low as 200$. We will let you set your own opinion about X10 that if it’s really worth the heading of “Best 7-incher available in the market”.


The device features a 7” TFT LCD screen of 800×480 resolutions. It has a capacitive multi touch screen with a CPU of 1.2 GHz Rockchip 2918 Cortex A8 processor. It runs on the latest Android Gingerbread of version 2.3 and it is pre installed with Flash 10.1. X10 Airpad has a RAM of 512 MB and a 3 axis accelerometer. Unfortunately the 7-incher has a 2 Mega pixels camera, which means there would be no high quality photography.

Let’s come to the brighter features of X10. It has an internal storage capacity of 4 GB and an external micro SD up to 32 GB. It has a good battery of 4000 mAH which means 6 hours of talk time. A user can play 6 hours of music and access 4 hours of internet through Wi-Fi. X10 Airpad features a 3.5mm Audio jack and full USB support (mini).

The specs of X10 Airpad 7” aren’t too bad in comparison with the price tag and they are neither too good to say that it’s the best 7-incher in the market. Let’s not put ourselves in curiosity because X10 may not prove to be the best in market.

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There were some rumors around the web about the new upcoming Android flagship of Sony Ericsson – Anzy X12. According to the leaks from last weeks, it should have been packed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But now there is some additional information, which the guys from Mobile-Review has posted, which reveals that X12 will come equipped with Android 2.2 instead of Gingerbread. It’s a bit odd decision for SE, but maybe this is their policy – they released X10 family with Android 1.6 and update to Android 2.1 is just on its way now (when most people are looking forward to Gingerbread already). And now releasing a new device with FroYo – probably SE should revise their OS policy and make their users happy, releasing the new versions of Android a bit more faster, otherwise they could face a drawback in sells.

Taking a look at the rest of the rumored specifications, Anzu X12 should have the Qualcomm MSM7230 (code named Scorpion) processor, running at frequency of 800MHz. Probably many of you would say “Why are they going down from 1GHz in X10 to 800MHz here?” but I’m sure that  our overclock-oriented readers will be happy with this processor. Some time ago the guys at XDA developers have managed to overclock the Scorpion processor in T-Mobile G2 to the astonishing 1.9GHz frequency, making about 2800 Quadrant score. The rest rumored specs include a 4.3-inch screen at resolution of 854×480 pixels and breathtaking 12MP video camera (my 700$ DSLR is not that much). Stay tuned for more information about Sony Ericsson’s new handset.

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The long rumored Android accessory, which is thought to be the most useful and interesting for the users, is finally available in Europe. Sony Ericsson’s LiveView is something like a wrist watch (actually It is a watch, too) which is capable of connecting to almost any Android mobile phone and display different notifications on its screen, so you don’t have to take the handset out of your pocket in order to read an SMS or see some new status updates in Facebook.

LiveView is offered for 59 Euros in France, 49 pounds in the UK, and about 42 Euros in Germany. Amazon is selling it for 90$. Regarding the hardware features of the device, it uses Bluetooth in order to establish a connection to the mobile phone and the general operating range is about 10m. It also has a 1.3-inch OLED display, two hardkeys and four softkeys. It is attached to your hand either via clip or wristband. As for its software abilities, LiveView can be used to control your music player – Play, pause, next, previous track and volume adjustment and also display the track title, or you can view the incoming SMS messages, RSS feeds, view Facebook and Twitter updates. You can also see the person who is calling you and even mute the ringtone of the mobile phone.

The list of compatible phones includes:

  • Acer – Liquid Metal
  • Dell – Streak
  • Google – Nexus One
  • HTC – Desire, Desire HD, Desire Z, Gratia, HD mini, Legend, Wildfire
  • Motorola – DEFY, Flipout, Milestone, XT720
  • Samsung – Galaxy Europa I5500, Galaxy S I9000, i5500 Corby
  • Sony Ericsson – X10, XPERIA X10 Mini, XPERIA X10 Mini Pro

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