Five Reasons to Avoid the HP TouchPad


I’m a few days into testing out the HP TouchPad and it has its pluses and minuses. This post lists some reasons that I would avoid making a purchase at this point and is meant to accompany a post that will follow with some reasons why you might want to think about making this your […]

Touch Tablet Shootout: The Porch and Sunlight Test

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It’s the 4th of July here in the US and I’m getting ready to head to the great hot, muggy  outdoors for the rest of the day. Actually, I’ve been in the great, hot, muggy outdoors most of the morning as I’ve been on my porch enjoying both the morning and playing around with the […]

Landscape or Portrait? Packaging Reveals All with New Tablets


So, after purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an HP Touchad yesterday I took a few unboxing pictures. My powers of observation obviously went the way of the dodo bird. It wasn’t until this morning when I looked at the pictures that I noticed how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was packaged with an emphasis […]

Words With Friends Loses Support for Android Honeycomb

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While the details surrounding this remain murky, we can confirm that the popular Scrabble-like game,  Words With Friends, is no longer available on the Android Market for Android Honeycomb devices. And the interesting part is, Zynga’s support team apparently has no idea what’s going on. AndroidPolice first reported on the disappearance earlier today and one […]

Tablet Turblence Continues

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A funny thing happened on the way to the The Year of the Tablet 2.0. Actually several funny things happened. Of course they aren’t so funny if you’re a Tablet manufacturer or developer hoping for a competitor to the iPad. Things didn’t quite pan out for those Tablets released so far due to problems we’ve […]

Archos Unveils G9 Series Honeycomb Tablets; 250GB HDD, 3G Support

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Archos has announced a pair of Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablets, the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9, and they look like they are both going to be pretty solid offerings, especially for those of you who covert hard drive space on your devices. The biggest difference between the two is the size of […]

The iPad Split Keyboard Raises the Bar for Onscreen Keyboards


When iOS 5 arrives this fall, the new split keyboard is one of the features that users will notice. After spending a week using the new split keyboard on the iPad 2, and comparing it to the split keyboard from SwiftKey on Android 3.0, I am a firm believer in doing it first doesn’t always […]

Apps for Google TV Platform Imminent?

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It looks like applications access for Google’s Google TV platform, which runs on a modified build of Android, may be coming soon as hinted by Google’s latest actions on Android Market. Visiting the web portal for Android Market (, users are now greeted with not just all the Android smartphones they own to which they […]

Motorola Xoom 4G Leaks Out in Official Verizon Ad

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Yesterday, Verizon posted a commercial showing off its tablet devices. In the commercial, there was a strange looking tablet device that didn’t appear to be any of the devices that Verizon has in its portfolio which includes the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Well, today, Android Central has shed some light on […]

Sony Teases S1, S2 Android Tablets in First of Five Part Video Series


Sony has debuted a teaser video teasing two of its forthcoming Android tablets, the single-screen S1 tablet and the dual-screen S2 model. The video, which is set to a real-life version of pinball, shows glimpses of both tablets as a pinball activates a train that goes through a cityscape casted from the shadows of household […]

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Launching in September in Europe?


It looks like Sony may be on schedule in launching its pair of Android tablets, a first for the consumer electronics-maker, and the S1 and S2 tabs may appear as early as September in Europe. A private note from Sony’s marketing group obtained by Engadget reveals that Sony may be taking pre-orders for the tablet […]

How to Root the Acer Iconia Tab A500 with Gingerbreak

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The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Honeycomb 10.1″ tablet that I am reviewing is easy incredibly easy to root thanks to the Gingerbreak app which can root or unroot the device with the tap of a finger Here are the steps and applications needed to root the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Turn on USB debugging – from […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 First Impressions (Video)


I just got ahold of an Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet running Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. If you already own an Android smartphone, want a tablet that supports external storage, doesn’t need a dongle to connect to a HDTV or perhaps just like the open nature of the Android marketplace; the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is worth […]

Lenovo Readies Two Android Tablets, Windows Tablet for U.S. Launch


Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest PC-maker, is gearing up to launch several tablet models this year that includes two Android slates for summer under its IdeaPad and ThinkPad brands in the U.S. market. The company had began to aggressively target the mobile market segment in its home market of China with its LePhone and LePad […]

Toshiba Thrive Android Tablet Demo (Video)


Toshiba will be making its Thrive Android tablet available for U.S. pre-orders starting on June 13th, and promises to make its Android Honeycomb slate stand out in the sea of Android tablets already on the market. The company is addressing user needs and demands with its tablet and promises that the Thrive will be among […]

Sony S1 Tablet Passes Through FCC for 4G Life on AT&T’s HSPA+ Network?


After the dual-screen Sony S2 Android tablet had gone through the FCC, it looks like Sony’s also readying the single-screen S1 slate for release. The tablet was recently seen going by the FCC for regulatory approval for use in the U.S., and the certification documents reveal that the model being inspected comes with AT&T-compatible mobile […]

Sony’s Dual-Screen S2 Tablet Visits FCC to Prepare for 4G Life on AT&T


Sony’s dual-screen Android S2 tablet was spotted at the FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+ frequencies, which could potentially indicate that AT&T may offer the tablet in its lineup. The tablet, along with a single-screen slate, was announced a few months ago in Japan. The S2 will come with two foldable 5.5-inch display panels that can be […]