It has been raining gadgets in the the last 24 hours as major companies including Sony and Samsung showcased their innovative gadgets at IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show.
Like it is with every technology event there has been too many new launches and too much buzz on the internet around these launches. Instead of repeating the same coverage, we at TGF thought of compiling some of the key highlights from all the gadget goodness that happened at IFA.
Samsung Forays Into Smart watch with Galaxy Gear
One of the most talked about gadget from the IFA has been the unveiling of Samsung’s smartwatch-Galaxy Gear.
Slated to go on sale in the United States this October for $299. While sluggish software and battery issues have led to Galaxy Gear getting mixed reviews, no one is doubting that Samsung has outdone the expectations. With Samsung’s forte in incremental innovation, the Galaxy Gear is only going to improve. Verge has a great hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Samsung Announces Newer, Better Versions of Galaxy Note tablet and Galaxy Note Smartphone
Samsung is proving why it is leading the smartphone market share and is not ready to rest yet.
At the IFA, Samsung announced a high resolution version of its Samsung Note 10.1 tablet and in addition to the fact that it will sync with the gear smartwatch, the tablet has marked improvements in software performance.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been beefed up as well what with a 5.7 inch screen size, 3GB of Ram, 2.3 GHz quadcore processor and a 13 megapixel camera. Also, improved is the S-pen and the accompanying software which industry experts suggest is Samsung’s attempt to kill the touchscreen keyboard (To think that in India, touchscreen keyboards aren’t yet mainstream)
Sony vows with camera lenses for smartphones
While Samsung has hogged the limelight as far IFA is concerned, Sony has managed to vow with the announcement of QX10 and QX100 cameras. While companies like Nokia already have smartphones with extreme camera features (Nokia Lumia’s 41 megapixels phone anyone), a full blown camera that attaches to your smartphone is a smart move from Sony.
Toshiba’s bullish on Windows 8.1, launches new tablets
The tablet wars aren’t going to die any sooner as Toshiba continues it hunt to compete with the likes of iPad. Well, the actual performance does not seem to align with Toshiba’s expectations with the new tablets receiving lacklusture reviews.