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Searching for a tablet but a bit overwhelmed by all of the devices out there? When it comes to choosing a tablet, it's what is inside that matters to create an amazing computing experience. The heart and brain of the tablet, the processor, is what will power all of your experiences, but everything from the operating system to auxiliary and USB ports to the size of the touch screen can impact what you get out of your device. Learn more about what to look for when purchasing a tablet.



Croma, one of India’s largest consumer electronics retail chains, announced its branded tablet and 2 in 1 based on Intel Atom Z3735 processor (Bay Trail), running Microsoft Windows 8.1. The new tablet and 2 in 1 offer amazing features, graphics, great performance with long battery life, all packed into a sleek form factor. The new devices will be available through Croma’s 101 outlets in 16 cities across the country and Cromaretail.com.

Today, Fujitsu announced the release of their new ARROWS Tab, an 8-inch tablet powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z3735F and running the Windows 8.1 operating system. Ideal for business use, the ARROWS Tab is incredibly portable, has extended battery life and comes with Microsoft Office to enhance productivity in the office, at home or on the road. The tablet will be available worldwide in October 2014.

HP, along with Intel and Microsoft, announced a new program this week called “Mobilize Your Business”. The program will combine hardware and software solutions to help businesses integrate mobile technology into their workplace. As part of the program, Intel, HP and Microsoft will be working closely together to deliver solutions that enhance worker productivity with reliable, high-performance hardware, focusing on enterprise-ready security and optimized power consumption. The full “Mobilize Your Business” program will be available for channel partners this fall.

Intel is creating a fun spin on communication with the launch of Pocket Avatars, a new over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging app developed by Intel Labs technologists. With a standard smartphone camera, users are now able to create customized messages using 3D images of their favorite characters, including American Greetings Care Bears, Annoying Orange, Gumby and Pokey , LEGO characters, Mr. Bill and the San Diego Chicken. By leveraging sophisticated technology, Pocket Avatars captures a user’s facial expressions, head movements and voice, and then maps this data onto a 3D character. Messages can be shared through the app, on social media, or via text message and email. Pocket Avatars is free and available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. View the blog post for more.

ASUS announced a lineup of innovative tablets that caters for a wide range of computing needs. All are based on Intel® Atom™ processors running Android. The ASUS Fonepad 7 and Fonepad 8 which provide phone functionality with 7 and 8-inch screen sizes for uncompromising multitasking capabilities are based on the Intel® Atom™ Z3560 processor ("Moorefield"). The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 were also announced, featuring the 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3745 processor ("Bay Trail"), with outstanding performance for fast web browsing, immersive gaming and smooth video playback. Two new ASUS Transformer Pad tablets are also being showcased by ASUS based on the Intel® Atom™ Z3700 Processor Series ("Bay Trail") with an option of full HD IPS display and LTE WWAN.

Leading into Computex, Dell unveiled a new wave of devices including the new Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets based on Intel® Atom™ Z3400 series processors ("Merrifield"). The company also announced its Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1, based on 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor and Intel® Pentium® processor. The new products have innovative designs and connectivity options that give students and professionals alike the ability to work when they need to and play when they want. In addition, Dell announced a new Inspiron 20 3000 Series AIO with up to Intel quad-core Pentium processor.

Acer announced the Acer Iconia Tab 8, a highly portable 8-inch Android tablet with a Full HD display enhanced with Zero Air Gap technology packaged in simple and elegant design that comes in excellent value, making it compelling for young users and families. The Intel® Atom™ processor Z3745 processor ("Bay Trail") in the tablet brings users a fast and smooth gaming, videos and web browsing experience with long battery life for uninterrupted enjoyment.

Holiday travel planning can be stressful, costly and a painful chore. With an array of new travel apps available to help streamline the planning and booking process, mobile devices can be one of the best travel gadgets you own. In this month’s episode of 'Mobile Insights Radio with Peter Biddle,' ReeD Martin, director of Design & User Experience at Mobiata/Expedia discusses how mobile has put the human experience back into travel, with apps streamlining everything from travel planning, to booking, to travel management flow.  Mobile Insights Radio, hosted by Peter Biddle, Intel engineer and executive, is an online radio program that brings together a variety of perspectives to discuss the fusion of technology, life, culture and science.

Wind River has developed open source, real-time kernel virtualization software for the demands of next-generation telecommunications equipment,  network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud initiatives. Delivering high performance and low-latency matching native environments, Wind River Open Virtualization Profile enables services to be rapidly deployed and run anywhere on the network while reducing total cost of ownership for service providers. Optimized for Intel® architecture, Open Virtualization Profile is integrated with Intel Data Plane Development Kit and supports Intel DPDK Accelerated Open vSwitch. For more information, view the news release and offering.

Intel today announced the completion of two concurrent company acquisitions. Aepona is an industry leader in API exposure and monetization platforms for service providers around the world, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mashery provides world class technology solution for API Management and monetization, headquartered in San Francisco, California. These services allow Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), network providers, enterprises and OEMs to securely grant access to their network resources while achieving monetization opportunities. The acquisitions are part of Intel’s efforts to build a portfolio of services that bring compelling experiences across all platforms and hardware architectures, further accelerating the delivery of integrated, cross-platform solutions. Aepona and Mashery teams will be integrated into the Intel Services Division.

Intel wants to remind people everywhere to switch to more secure passwords by adding a new day to the calendar: May 7th for Password Day. Find simple tips and guides towards digital strength at intel.com/mobile-security. Over the three weeks following password day, those who pledge to change their passwords at intel.com/mobile-security will be entered to win one of three touch-enabled Ultrabook convertibles as well as the latest McAfee security software. Join us today to eradicate your vulnerable passwords!

Intel is launching an online video conversation platform called 60 Second Insights, created to bring together leaders in their respective areas to share their visions and perspectives on technology and mobility - how our culture, business, art to our youth, family and health are impacted and how technology and mobility will evolve going forward. 60 Second Insights is out to capture the enthusiasm that we all share on mobility and technology and also create a platform for an ongoing conversation on where we go from here. The first of these videos featuring executives from companies such as Ericsson, DreamWorks, Pandora and TechShop and innovators including a National Geographic explorer and fashion designer are now LIVE for viewing.

The application of technology in the classroom can alter the way how students learn. With PCs powered by the Intel Atom processor, classrooms in countries like Argentina, Macedonia, Georgia and Portugal are not just putting technology into schools, they are changing lives. However, countries need to choose the right technology solutions to really make a difference in their education system. Paige Johnson, Education Strategist for Intel, blogs on her observations as educational institutions across the globe increasingly embrace technology in classrooms and challenges they are facing.

What cool technologies will 2011 bring?  Check out Intel’s predictions including from CTO Justin Rattner and CIO Diane Bryant and share some of your own.

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