BSNL's tablet at Rs 3,250 to rival Aakash
BSNL came in the field of Tablets. BSNL announced on Friday that it would bring three
tablets in partnership with Pantel, a company based in Noida. Of the three, the cheapest
one will be sold for Rs 3,250, a few hundred rupees more than the commercial version of
The 7-inch tablet - BSNL Penta T PAD IS 701R - is powered by 1ghz processor and
comes with 256MB RAM. It has a resistive screen and runs on Android operating
software. The tablet will be sold along with special data plans and 3G services from
BSNL. This is more greeter then the aakash.
The two other tablets are priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 13,500. Both have capacitive
screen, which has better touch sensitivity. These two tablets are also made by Pantel.
Pantel website shows that the company has started a prebooking for all three.
casing and the release could also introduce Retina Display, which means sharper pictures
and vivid colors. Apple iPad 3 the release date just might be March 29, 2012
Could it also have a mobile phone? Several rumors indicate a possible mobile phone built
right inside the tablet itself. However, this one might not be happening because it would
have an impact on iPhone sales.
The new Apple tablet won’t be as fast as we originally thought. Does it matter all that
much? It depends on how you plan to use the device.
If your usage revolves around checking emails, Facebook or reading the news, it won’t be
a deal-breaker. The iPad 2 uses a dual-core A5 chip, so the hardware will still get an
Several legitimate sources are standing by reports that the iPad 3 will have 2048×1536
Retina Display. Meaning, we’ll see a jump in display quality similar to the one from the
iPhone 3G to iPhone 4. Expect sharper pictures with more vivid colors.
The Mac blogs (9to5Mac, MacRumors and Repair Labs) are on fire with the idea that a
photo circulating of an iPad 3 shell is indeed the next iteration of Apple’s tablet.
Everyone is sticking to a March release date. According to AllThingsD, a source familiar
with the matter says the iPad will be announced the first week of March.
Previous rumors over the iPad 3′s release date include a note by Citi analyst Richard
Gardner saying the tablet would come out in February, which was reported by Business
Insider. Another prediction came from the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily
News, which claimed the iPad 3 would be launched in March or the middle of the first
And most recently, Mashable noticed iPad 3 books were set to launch on Amazon’s
European site March 29 – meaning, the iPad couldn’t come out later than that date.
The original iPad launched in April 2010 and the iPad 2 in March 2011. Things are about
to get interesting.
Apple is going to release new iPad 3. we've brought as many details as we can on its possible
specifications for you. The iPad 3 has quad-core ARM-based processor. let’s know what is Quad-core?
Quad-core designs are coming from various ARM partners and the Tegra 3 has already been launched by
Nvidia, as well as the Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm that gives unrespectable speed. The iPad 2 uses
a dual-core A5 chip, so the hardware will still get an upgrade. so you can imagine what
performance you will get from iPad3. iPad 3 doesn't have a double-resolution display .now, the
display use in iPad 3 is something you'll only get in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. it has 9.7 inch display.
Apple iPad 3 release date
Apple iPad 3 the release date just might be March 29, 2012
Website YourDailyMac has unearthed iOS 5.1 carrier profiles which carry the possible iPad 3 release date of
9 March 2012 in their names.
However, we'd expect the iPad 3 announcement to be in February, with the iPad 3 US release date in early
March and the iPad 3 UK release date in late March.
Apple news site iMore says the announcement will be 7 March, citing sources "which have proved reliable in
the past" have confirmed the date ahead of any official announcement from Cupertino.
Digitimes reported in late November 2011 that panel makers had already started shipping panels for the new
iPad 3 - a million in October and two million in November.
Foxconn, Apple's major manufacturing partner, is said to have started production of the iPad 3 in January.
2012. A source at one of Apple's partnersalso told Bloomberg also stated that the company began
production of the iPad 3 in January, with a view to reaching full volumes in February.
Digitimes says the new model is expected to meet the heady heights of 9.5 to 9.8 million units over the
course of Q1 2012.
The Apple iPad 3 will have a quad-core processor
It's probable that the iPad 3 will have a brand spanking new processor, Apple's A6 - which will surely be
a quad-core ARM-based processor. Quad-core designs are coming from various ARM partners and
the Tegra 3 has already been launched by Nvidia, as well as the Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm.
According to the Korea Times in November 2011, the A6 processors are to be manufactured by Samsung,
despite the companies' ongoing patent battles.
Apple iPad 3 display
A retina display was widely predicted for the iPad 2, but of course the current iPad doesn't have a double-
resolution display: for now, that's something you'll only get in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Could an iPad
3Retina Displaybe on the way? It's the very first thing on our iPad 3 wish list.
The exciting news is that it looks as though it is happening, with Apple reportedly testing suppliers' current
shipments of 2048 x 1536 resolution 9.7-inch displays. Now that iBooks 2 has been launched (as of 19
January 2012),we've also seen further references to 2x iPad screen images - these will, most likely, be for
However, it's not always been plain sailing for the display - rumours continued over the summer and autumn
of 2011 that the retina display in the iPad 3 was continuing to be a challenge.
Back in May 2011, we reported that the iPad 3 could launch with a Samsung-made AMOLED screen,
following rumours that Apple was in talks on the matter with Samsung execs. There have also been more
LG and Samsung rumours, too.
However, according to the Wall Street Journal in late November 2011, Sharp will manufacture panels for the
device. Apparently Apple is investing in infrastructure at Sharp's LCD plant. Further rumours said that
Apple is looking to implement some nifty dual LED lightbar technology into the iPad 3, apparently in a bid to
counter-balance the brightness issue that the Apple tablet may have, due to its super-high pixel density.
A part leak in early December again pointed to a Sharp-manufactured 2048x1536 retina display and dual
iPAD 2: We wanted a retina screen, but didn't get it - what about for iPad 3?
Will the iPad 3 actually be called iPad 2S?
An iPad case maker in China, Chinee, has started to sell a cover for a device it's calling 'iPad 2S'.
Case manufactures have a good history of being on the money when it comes to pre-empting Apple's
hardware plans, with last year's iPhone 5-gate being an exception to the rule.
There is no confusion of where the iPad 2S name derives from – following the way of the iPhone as we saw
Apple announce the iPhone 4S last year.
According to several rumours the iPad 2S will sport the same look as the 2, with a boost in internal gubbins
but slightly more portly in depth.
There may be an iPad 3 LTE version
Persistent rumours suggest LTE support will be provided for the US. Great for the US, though it will leave
the UK behind as there's no 4G connectivity as yet. Cnet.com believes that the new iPad may feature a
Qualcomm 4G LTE Gobi 4000 chip.
On 14 February 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that: "Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc.
will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks,
according to people familiar with the matter."
The iPad 3 will usher in iOS 5.1
Alongside the much anticipated iPad 3, Macotakara sources seem convinced we'll see iOS 5.1 come out of
beta in March too.
The iPad 3 will have a bigger battery
A casing supposedly for the iPad 3 was posted online in February, with its size suggesting we're in for an
increase in battery and graphics power in the new Apple tablet. Some say the new casing appears to
accommodate a larger battery.
Will the iPad 3 have a smaller dock connector?
Parts previewed on some websites indicate that, although the iPad 3 will still have a 30 pin dock connector,
the packaging is streamlined. Well, if this is true, we knew it would happen sooner or later.
The iPad 3 hardware could include an NFC chip
Apple's very interested in Near Field Communications, and one particularly tasty rumour at Cult of
Mac suggests that the iPhone 5 will use NFC to take over nearby Macs, enabling you to use your data and
settings with a flick of the wrist.
The iPad 3 specifications will include more storage
The iPad 2 has the familiar 16/32/64GB storage options. A 128GB option for the iPad 3 isn't impossible -
although that might depend on the situation in Asia, where natural disasters caused chaos in parts of the
electronics industry last year.
The iPad 3 features could include a Thunderbolt port
Two generations of USB-free iPads suggest that Apple just isn't interested in adding one, but the new
Thunderbolt port found in the 2011 MacBook Pro andMacBook Air could be another story: it's a combined
accessory/display connector with astonishingly fast performance.
There could be more than one iPad 3
TUAW says the iOS 5 code features new code files for USB devices in the iOS 5 firmware, Through this,
TUAW found references to an iPad 3,1 and an iPad 3,2. Is this latter variant the LTE version?
The iPad 3 could be thicker
The iPad 3 might be bulking out, reportedly so it can house a higher-resolution display than the iPad 2, and
the extra girth is all down to pixel density.
THICKER?: Could iPad 3 be thicker than iPad 2?
The iPad 3 specs might include an SD card slot
This was widely predicted for the iPad 2 and, like the Retina Display, didn't materialise. One for version 3,
perhaps? Using a separate adapter to read camera cards is rather inelegant and clunky.
The iPad 3 specification should include a better camera
The rear-facing camera on the iPad 2 isn't brilliant: an iPhone 4S-style camera and flash would do nicely.
Several reports are suggesting the new device will have an 8MP camera.
The iPad 3 might use gesture controls
Could the iPad 3 have Kinect-style gesture controls? We're not so sure, butrumours suggested so in late
The iPad 3 could feature a carbon fibre case
Apple has hired a carbon fibre expert, senior composites engineer Kevin Kenney, fuelling speculation that
the next iPad could be encased in the lightweight material.
Tags: iPad 3, tablets