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2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

By the end of 2012 smartphones and tablet devices will sport a USB 3.0-based microUSB connector, which will allow speedier data transfer than the current USB 2.0 standard.

USB 3.0 theoretically allows for data transfer rates of around 625 MB/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, whose maximum data transfer speed is 60 MB/s. The USB 3.0 transfer speed on mobile devices won’t be that fast, but it will be much faster than now.

“What takes 15 minutes will roughly take 1 minute and 10 seconds,” said Rahman Ismail, CTO of the USB Implementers Forum at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will also recharge more quickly through USB 3.0.

via USB 3.0 Is Coming to Smartphones and Tablets.

2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

By the end of 2012 smartphones and tablet devices will sport a USB 3.0-based microUSB connector, which will allow speedier data transfer than the current USB 2.0 standard.

USB 3.0 theoretically allows for data transfer rates of around 625 MB/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, whose maximum data transfer speed is 60 MB/s. The USB 3.0 transfer speed on mobile devices won’t be that fast, but it will be much faster than now.

“What takes 15 minutes will roughly take 1 minute and 10 seconds,” said Rahman Ismail, CTO of the USB Implementers Forum at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will also recharge more quickly through USB 3.0.

via USB 3.0 Is Coming to Smartphones and Tablets.

2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

2012 Brings USB 3.0 To Speed Up Syncing and Charging

By the end of 2012 smartphones and tablet devices will sport a USB 3.0-based microUSB connector, which will allow speedier data transfer than the current USB 2.0 standard.

USB 3.0 theoretically allows for data transfer rates of around 625 MB/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, whose maximum data transfer speed is 60 MB/s. The USB 3.0 transfer speed on mobile devices won’t be that fast, but it will be much faster than now.

“What takes 15 minutes will roughly take 1 minute and 10 seconds,” said Rahman Ismail, CTO of the USB Implementers Forum at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will also recharge more quickly through USB 3.0.

via USB 3.0 Is Coming to Smartphones and Tablets.

If You Gotta Have A Kindle, Get Free 2-Day Shipping

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced free two-day shipping for the Kindle family, Amazon’s most gifted, most wished for, and bestselling products, for delivery before Christmas. Customers who order by 8 pm PT on December 21 will receive their Kindle in time for Christmas with free 2 day shipping to any address in the continental U.S. As the holiday approaches, customers still looking for the perfect gift can order the $79 Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/kindle, the $99 Kindle Touch at http://www.amazon.com/kindletouch, the $149 Kindle Touch 3G at http://www.amazon.com/kindletouch3G, and the $199 Kindle Fire at http://www.amazon.com/kindlefire.

via Amazon Media Room: Press Releases.

When It Comes To Tablets, Wi-Fi Rules

Tablet owners overwhelming prefer Wi-Fi-only devices over those with cellular connections, according to a new study by Connected Intelligence, a service from market research firm The NPD Group.

Slate users are relying more and more on Wi-Fi for a number of reasons. According to Connected Intelligence vice president Eddie Hold, consumers are concerned about the high price of cellular data plans, and they’re willing to rely on Wi-Fi instead.

via Study: Tablet Buyers Use Wi-Fi, Not Cellular Data | PCWorld.

Kids Sure Do Want Apple Stuff This Holiday Season – Kid Friday

Apple iPad, iPod touch, iPhone top kids' holiday wishlists this year

Nielsen’s latest report on consumers took a look at what kids were asking for as holiday gifts this year, and once again Apple’s iPad was king of the hill. In fact, Apple took the top three slots of most desired products, with the iPod touch and iPhone claiming numbers 2 and 3.

Though the iPad was most desired last year as well, demand for Apple’s tablet shot up to 44 percent of kids surveyed from the 31 percent who wanted one this time last year. The iPod touch and iPhone were on 30 percent and 27 percent of kids’ lists this year, while “non-iPad” tablets were on 25 percent of Santa letters.

Twenty-one percent claimed to want a smartphone other than the iPhone, but no single Android model had any mindshare among kids under the age of 13. Of those older than 13, 24 percent had the iPad at the top of their lists, while 17 percent wanted a non-Apple tablet.

A word of advice to parents doing holiday shopping this season? Skip over that bargain-bin, no-name Android tablet, even if that means kids won’t get a tablet at all this year. A kid that is sad for a week is better than one that hates you for a year for buying the wrong tablet.

via Apple iPad, iPod touch, iPhone top kids’ holiday wishlists this year.