"missing the point." You must go forth and buy the tablet you know, in your heart, if you will, will be the one you'll love the best.
Joy Studios, makers of such gems as pre-pre-concept visions of Apple iPad 2, Sony Playstation Portable Phone, and the Apple iPhone Nano, they've got a brand new bag. This new design is a phone that will run Honeycomb out of the box, making use of Android 3.0 to create what they're calling the "big brother" of the Motorola ATRIX. This Motorola Bee can record video in full HD 1080p, has a gigantic 4.3 megapixel screen at 1280x720, and of course works with both its own HD Multimedia Dock and Laptop Dock.
on SlashGear, it appears that America's appetite for the "Beeb" is not waning anytime soon as BBC has announced their iPlayer app will be coming soon to not only the iPad, but Android tablets tablets as well. Last year, BBC launched their BBC News app to great success, and now, the Royal network plans to premiere their iPlayer as the next in a steady line of apps for British Television.
Galaxy Tab returns, suggesting that figures indicating up to 16-percent return rates are entirely false. Instead, the company says, US return rates are under 2-percent. The news follows another clarification from earlier this week, when Samsung was thrown into damage control after reports suggested an exec had described sales of the tablet as "quite small"; in fact, the spokesperson had said "quite smooth" but seemingly been misunderstood during the quarterly financial call. At under 2-percent, that puts the Galaxy Tab return rate at around the same as what's been quoted for Apple's iPad, though the company is yet to announce official numbers. Samsung is expected to unveil a 10-inch Galaxy Tab with a dual-core processor at MWC 2011 later this month. [via SlashGear]
Galaxy Tab sales situation goes from bad to worse as, only moments after Samsung was forced to admit that its much-lauded sales figures were in fact merely shipments to retailers and carriers, analysts suggest returns rates for the 7-inch slate have been surprisingly high. ITG crunched the numbers across 6,000 US retail locations and discovered that, between the November launch of the Galaxy Tab and January 15, 15-percent were returned. In the run up to the holiday period, the number was a little closer - at around 13-percent - but in the period after it rose to 16-percent, likely as unwanted gifts were returned. In comparison, ITG suggests, Verizon has been seeing just 2-percent returns on Apple's iPad since it began selling the larger iOS slate. ITG blames Android 2.2 Froyo as unsuited to tablet-scale use, despite Samsung's attempts to customize the platform with its own apps. Google will attempt to change its fortune in the tablet space later this week, with a Honeycomb launch event; for more on what that will bring to the table, check out our deep dive into Android 3.0. [via SlashGear]
reportedly passed the 2m sales mark for the Galaxy Tab, less than three months after the Android slate first went on sale. The news follows Samsung's announcement of 1m Galaxy Tab sales in early December 2010, though still leaves the 7-inch tablet trailing Apple's iPad in popularity. However, Samsung might not mind that too much, given it has supposedly inked a deal with Apple to supply mobile processors for future devices; more, in fact, than it will be using for its own products. [via SlashGear]