iPad mini, LG Nexus 4 and Windows 8: get ready for the most exciting 10 days in tech in 2012

iPad mini, LG Nexus 4 and Windows 8: get ready for the most exciting 10 days in tech in 2012
As this week draws to a close, we are approaching what will probably be the most exciting week in tech this year. Okay, okay, that depends on the point of view, but let us just mention three products that we’ll finally see in the coming days - the Apple iPad mini, the LG Nexus 4 and Windows 8 devices.

Those are clearly some of the biggest launches for the industry this year. Not only that, the iPad mini will give one huge boost to the affordable smaller tablet niche. The Microsoft Surface on the other hand marks the beginning of a new era at Microsoft, one where the company starts to manufacture its most important hardware itself, hoping it’s not too late to the mobile boom.

Finally, we’re eagerly anticipating Google’s Nexus event on October 29th. With so many companies fighting for the lime light, check out the slideshow below to see who brings what to win.



1. Savage unregistered

Techie's fantasy.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wow, hope these days would create awesome memories :) I am Desperately waiting for 920 and surface.

16. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I am waiting for the xperia NeXus!!

17. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I am waiting for all things Nexus and the Surface! WP on the other hand I am going to wait and watch

32. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

same here too!

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Same here

34. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012


3. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

To look at .... i like windows phone and even surface


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Those big ugly tiles. Even Windows 7. Vistas look better.

20. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

your nickname really reflects your posts

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol...nokia and google? WTH!!! not gonna happen coz elop is microsoft and hates linux! love to see a xperia device!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

"Very well said" +1 A LINUX HATER HE IS. no wonder Nokia is going down cause of him. Fire him right now. Why don't the public march or boycot him. My beloved pride NOKIA.

5. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Nokia 920, MS surface *Drool* *Drool* followed by a wolf howl :D

6. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

"29 October, 2012 Press release- Nokia is joining Android and Will Continue with Windows Phone. Nokia is no longer exclusive to Windows Phone and will no longer receive 250 millions quarterly from Microsoft. First Android devices will come at MWC 2013." Everyone cheers ... :)

8. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

Ha! Now, that would be one good way to get the media attention.

26. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I would definitely consider a Nokia Android phone. Their cameras and screens are great. As long as they stick with Windows, I'm not buying. I prefer the openness of Android.

7. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

naaaaa........i guess ifa waz much better....near ifa we saw iphone 5 and during ifa we xperia t, note 2, galaxy camera,lumia 920.........so much

9. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

iPad - overpriced surface rt - overpriced vista tablets LG Nexus - needs samoled screen (lcd dark grey bars not black at bottom WP 8 - needs more phones Xperia Nexus - Win D Conference - Hopes and dreams for the future


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WP8 needs to be more open like Android or Linux. +1

25. papss unregistered

No it doesnt. Another me too platform where a new version of the operating system comes out every other month and splits the platform up? No thanks

27. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This makes no sense. It's much better to have some people running a freshly updated OS (Android) than to have every single user running a many months outdated OS (Windows Phone). Android 4.1 doesn't make Android 4.0 bad. But at least Android users have the option of an OS that is more recent than Windows Phone 7.5.

30. papss unregistered

Tell that to folks who have gingerbread or S3 people who dont get JB until next year

31. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Gingerbread is an OS from late 2010. Ice Cream Sandwich is from late 2011. Jelly Bean is from 2012. Windows Phone 7 is from 2010, and 7.5 is from 2011. Windows Phone 8 is from 2012. Windows 7.x users are basically screwed: There is no update path at all. Gingerbread and ICS users might be able to wait for an update or flash a ROM. ROM flashing, of course, an impossibility on Windows due to its closed nature. Bottom line is, Android is in better shape than Windows in terms of updates. Side note: I still run Gingerbread.

33. baldilocks

Posts: 1463; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Xperia Nexus - Never gonna happen.

10. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

iPad, mini iPad and iPhone5 are boring.

11. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

this is the beginning of the end of the iPods.

28. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Only the beginning? The beginning of the end for iPods was many years ago. I'd say that we're approaching the end of the end.

15. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

They are forgetting the Samsung event for what is already known to be the Galaxy Note II for the US with pricing and colors to match. All and all expect to be glued here indeed.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm partial to the week that the Lumia 910 and 810, Razr HD and M, and iPhone 5 were announced, but this will be an exciting time as well, to be sure.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Can someone please explain the ongoing fascination with a Sony Nexus? As a Verizon customer, I've only been exposed to one Xperia device, the midrange Play, which only really appeals to the hardcore gamer. What's so great about the Xperia line that it has such a huge following? Or rather, what would an Xperia Nexus bring to the table that an LG or Samsung would not, other than the obvious customer choice?

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