Checking out the Microsoft Surface 2 with a First Timer

Thomasin Savaiano checks out the Microsoft Surface 2

Some readers of GBM will remember in my previous incarnation here that my lovely wife, Thomasin Savaiano, would assist me when I was checking out new gadgets by allowing herself and her reactions to be videoed. Thomasin is not a gadget geek by any means and her reactions are responses that I’m sure many approaching […]

T-Mobile will Give All Tablet Users 200MB of Free Each Month

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Apple’s iPad Air isn’t the only tablet that T-Mobile will provide with free data. The nation’s fourth largest carrier has announced that all tablets on its network will get 200MB of free data at absolutely no charge. According to a press release on the subject, T-Mobile will allow any tablet equipped with 4G LTE to […]

What’s in a Name for Tablets? Surface vs Air

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What’ in a name? Well poets and copywriters and marketing teams have struggled with that question for centuries. Naming a product is always a tricky proposition. Once you get started branding something with a name, you’ve set up semiotic expectations as well as dictated a path towards the future. You also set yourself up for […]

iPad mini 2 vs Nexus 7 2013: 7 Key Differences

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Almost exactly one year after announcing its first mini tablet, today Apple announced the new iPad mini 2 with Retina Display. After countless leaks, reports, rumors, and even release date leaks all the details are finally official. The hotly-anticipated device didn’t change much as far as looks and styling, but under the hood we have […]

Apple Touts 475,000 Tablet Apps as Android Lacks

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In case you missed the news this afternoon, Apple just announced the all-new iPad Air (iPad 5) and the newly improved iPad mini 2. With plenty of excitement around the new Air, even without TouchID, Apple quickly went from talking about the beautiful design and into what matters. That being applications. The iPad is more […]

Nokia Enters The Tablet Race with RT Based Lumia 2520

The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.

Microsoft wasn’t the only one launching RT 8.1 based Tablets last night. Well, at least not yet the only one. Nokia held it’s party, Nokia World, in Abu Dabi and in addition to announcing new phones, unveiled the Lumia 2520 Tablet, a Windows RT 8.1 based Tablet. This gives the world two RT 8.1 based […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Available

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Users can now purchase Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. At least, they can if they’re waiting outside one of the many Microsoft Stores the company has kept open for the launch of the upgrades to last year’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Users who don’t reside near a Microsoft Store or […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

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Nearly a year to date that it began selling its own brand of Windows devices, Microsoft is set to launch the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. While the road to updated versions of the Surface RT and Surface Pro has been relatively short, it hasn’t been without its triumphs and struggles. Many of those […]

Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HDX: 5 Key Differences

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The new Nexus 7 is readily available and at the moment doesn’t have any real competition. This week though comes the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet, available as of Friday, and the iPad Mini 2 is on the horizon. Now that Amazon is finally getting its new tablet in the hands of buyers, […]

Kindle Fire HDX 7 Arrives to Battle the iPad Mini 2

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With the Apple iPad Mini 2 event just days away, Amazon has announced this afternoon that its new Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch Android tablet is available right now. Starting at $229 the new Kindle tablet aims to take on both the upcoming iPad Mini 2, as well as Google’s own Nexus 7. Last month Amazon […]

$5 a Day Offers AT&T Tablet Owners Instant 4G Gratification

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For those users who find themselves infrequently needing cellular mobile broadband data, wireless carrier AT&T is offering a new plan that allows customers to purchase a day pass for just $5 for 4G LTE connectivity. The rate will give you just 256 MB of mobile data, but offers convenience and flexibility for those who find […]

Low-End Windows Tablet Selection Continues to Expand with Acer W4

The Acer W4 with its optional keyboard dock.

It seems Acer won’t be outdone by the new 8-inch tablets surfacing from both Dell and Lenovo. The company is launching the Acer W4, a revamped version of the Acer W3 tablet that it released to users earlier this year. Acer hasn’t gone and completely rethought its tablet formula in creating the Acer W4. Instead, […]

New $299 8-inch Lenovo Miix2 To Take on Surface 2

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 might have stolen all the attention away from traditional PC manufacturers so far, but if the Lenovo Miix2 Windows 8.1 tablet is any indication, Microsoft won’t have it for long. Debuting later this month, Lenovo’s Miix2 tablet is all about changing the expectations of what users expect from […]

Intel CEO Says to Expect $99 Tablets this Holiday Season

The iPad mini 2 release date, complete with a Retina Display could arrive in 2013 as Apple pushes to compete with the new Nexus 7.

Tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper, and it seems that the trend won’t stop during the holiday season. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says that we should expect $99 tablets during the holiday shopping season, as well as $299 Haswell-equipped laptops and $349 hybrid machines. Krzanich said during a conference call today with analysts that touchscreen-based laptops running […]

Google Promotes Nexus 7 Ahead of iPad mini 2 Launch (Video)

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Google is at it again promoting its new Nexus 7 tablet with the release of two new TV ad spots. Both which were released with perfect timing considering this afternoon Apple finally announced the new iPad and iPad mini will be revealed on the 22nd of October. With a few days to wait before we […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet Available Now, Takes on the Nexus 7

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Back in August LG announced plans to finally get back into the Android tablet market after a rather long absence starting with its new LG G Pad 8.3 slate. In what is designed like a bigger LG G2 smartphone, the new G Pad tablet has specs and features galore and is positioned to do well […]

Apple Confirms October 22 Event, New iPads Most Likely on the Way

The iPad 5, iPad mini 2 and new MAcBook Pro event may come with a live stream.

As expected, Apple has officially confirmed that it’ll be hosting an event on October 22 and has sent out invitations to the press that note that the company “a lot to cover.” We’re not quite sure what this means, but the invitation is quite colorful yet again, hinting to the possibility that whatever we see […]

Galaxy Note 12.2 Could Beat Bigger iPad to Release

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Recently we’ve heard reports that Samsung is preparing to manufacture and release a tablet larger than anything else it currently offers. It’s being reported that a 12.2-inch tablet is in the works with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, and that after Google turned it down to focus on its Nexus 7 Samsung continued on anyways. […]

Google Putting Tablet Apps Front and Center in November

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This afternoon the Android and Google Play Store developer team took to their Official Android Developers Blog to not only confirm more than 70 million Android tablets have been activated, but that they’ll soon be focusing additional effort and space in the Play Store to highlight tablet apps. Google announced that later next month, starting […]