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OLPC XO 3.0 tablet running Android priced at $100

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) will have an interesting tablet at this year's CES, and is said to start off at $100. The tablet, named XO 3.0, is 8 inches with a resolution of 1024x768. The actual screen type will vary depending on how it is configured upon purchase; a PixelQi display will run you ~$100 over the original starting price and standard LCD screen.

LG factory strike may make HD displays scarce

If you've been enjoying the 720p screen on AT&T's LG Nitro HD, savor the experience - it may become rare in just a little while. At LG's primary LCD factory in Nanjing, China, a labor strike involving 8000 workers is threatening to bring the company's screen manufacturing plans to a grinding halt. That spells trouble for a lot of Android phone and tablet manufacturers, chief among them being (naturally) LG.

LG Esteem Leaks – Brings Gingerbread and LTE to MetroPCS

Found on a LG Partner portal, the LG Esteem has been confirmed for MetroPCS. The device will run on MetroPCS' 3G/LTE network. It will also be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board as well. Though MetroPCS doesn't sell its devices on discount with contracts, it is also reported that the device will sell for $349 with a $100 mail-in-rebate.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 may get fatter and dimmer screen in some areas

I mentioned that new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 commercial just a bit ago. We haven't heard anything about the slightly smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet in a while now that was announced along with the 10.1 a few months back. Apparently, there is a reason why we haven't heard anything else about the 8.9 tablet and that reason is issues with the smaller LCD that the tablet uses. Shortages of screens have long plagued the industry and kept popular devices off the market in numbers to meet the demands of the consumers.

LG G2x having LCD screen bleeding issues? Quality Control?

Today marks the day, the amazing T-Mobile LG G2x was released along with the G-slate and Sidekick 4G and there is already reports coming in that there might be a few hardware issues that need to be worked out. Or some quality control. We have our very own review unit of the G2x and it was awesome. Nothing but great things to say about it, but we got another one and it had a serious issue. Backlight bleeding.

Quantum Dots Future of Samsung Displays

Behold, the Quantum Leap of our time! Researchers over at Samsung Electronics have been making a full-color display with none other than the elusive technology called quantum dots. What the heck is that all about? Quantum-dot displays, they say, are not only cheaper and more energy-efficient than the LCD displays found in today's common devices, they're brighter too! Samsung currently has a four-inch diagonal display whipped up that uses an active matrix, that is, each of its quantum-dot pixels is controlled with a thin-film transistor, and the entire prototype is made of flexible plastic so it can bend with ease!

Galaxy S vs. Desire vs. X10 – Direct sunlight screen test

It’s a well known fact that AMOLED screen look terrible at best in direct sunlight. This makes the device almost unusable in direct sunlight. This is the one area where an LCD screen has a slight advantage over AMOLED screen. Samsung has just eliminated that advantage with the release of the Super AMOLED screen that made its debut on the Galaxy S.

Samsung responds to Apple, Retina VS AMOLED

At the keynote presentation for the iPhone 4, Steve Jobs took a few shots at other displays for not being as good as the Retina display that is on the new iPhone. Many people took exception to these claims and finally someone has responded to these allegations. Samsung especially says, “The Retina display isn’t that great, AMOLED is better”. Well, this isn’t an exact quote but they are saying something along those lines.

Samsung introduces the Corby i5500 Android 2.1

Besides releasing the highly anticipate Galaxy S all across the world, Samsung has a few other Android devices in the making. They have just introduced the Corby i5500. This is a mid-range handset that runs Android 2.1 and will be available shortly in Europe.

HTC Legend AMOLED struggling with grayscale

The AMOLED display used by HTC for their Legend smartphone has ended up under the microscope this week, with Tweakers enlisting the help of color-testing equipment after the handset was criticised for not displaying grayscale colors properly.  According to their results, the Legend's screen shows various degrees of pink, grey, brown and green rather than true grayscale. At this stage, Tweakers aren't conclusive on whether the issue lies with the AMOLED display itself, or its white balance settings.  However, the effect - in varying degrees - was observed in two Legend handsets they tested.  Meanwhile brightness was also down, with the Legend mustering 253 cd/m2 while its Hero predecessor - which uses an LCD display - managed 310 cd/m2.  Unfortunately an HTC Desire wasn't available for Tweakers to similarly examine.
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