Google Nexus Tablet Entering Production in April?

Google Nexus Tablet Entering Production in April?

Back in March of 2011, we heard whispers concerning a Google Nexus tablet. Of course, that rumor never materialized but it did gain legs in December when Eric Schmidt said that Google would be marketing a tablet of the “highest quality” within six months. We now sit about two months since he made that statement […]

Face-Off: Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet

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Though the two tablets have a lot in common, once you do a feature by feature break down and comparison it’s clear that they each have strengths that appeal to different people and dealbreaking weaknesses that help consumers decide which to pick. Read our face off to find out which budget tablet is best for you.

It’s Official: $199 8GB Nook Tablet Available Today

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Looks like the rumor was true. Today a new Nook Tablet went on sale on Barnes & Noble’s website. The 8GB version of their second gen tablet not only has half the internal storage, it also has half the RAM (512MB instead of 1GB). This is a bit ironic since the company touted the original […]

10-Inch Kindle Fire Tablet Rumored for Q2 Launch

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According to a Digitimes report, Amazon is prepping to launch a 10-inch version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet starting in Q2. The report suggests that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has won the manufacturing contract for the 10-inch Kindle Fire slate, beating out current Quanta and Inventec, which are responsible for producing the current 7-inch […]

Rumor: $199 8GB Nook Tablet Coming To Walmart February 22

According to a document obtained by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is planning to introduce an 8GB version of the Nook Tablet. The launch is supposed to happen at 12:01am at Walmart, of all places. The smaller internal memory chip may mean it’ll sell for $199 instead of the $249 the 16GB version costs. At […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comments on Amazon Fire Kindle Tablet, Pre-Paid iPhone

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At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook provided some insight into how Apple views the pre-paid phone market as well as the popular and well received Amazon Kindle Fire rival tablet running on a heavily skinned version of Google’s Android operating system. Commenting on the Kindle Fire, Cook recognizes that […]

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet Review: First Impressions

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The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet has just come in for review and we are going to be putting it through the paces over the next week or so. If you’re not familiar with the IdeaPad A1 tablet, it’s an Android Gingerbread based slate that launched back in October of 2011. Lenovo clearly did not have […]

How to Backup and Erase Your Kindle Fire

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Maybe you got a Kindle Fire and aren’t that crazy about it. You want to sell the thing, give it away or return it to Amazon or the store where you bought it. It could be you just want to start over and remove all the free Amazon App Store of the day apps, documents […]

Walmart Offers Kindle Fire for Valentine’s Day Sale

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Looking for a last minute gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Well, if you’re beloved is a geek, a techie, or an avid reader, the Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch slate may be just the perfect gift for the day of love, and the good news is that Walmart is offering a promotion on the […]

Great Valentines Day Gadget Gift Guide

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Valentines Day is a great time to remind someone you care about that you love them. While gadgets alone won’t show your true feelings, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gadgets to give this Valentines Day. Instead of roses that wilt and chocolates that go bad, why not pick up a fun gadget gift […]

Amazon Takes on the iPad in New Kindle Ad

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Over the last couple of months, Samsung has produced a number of advertisements that have taken shots at Apple, its fans and its products. And now, it appears that Amazon has joined the fray with a new Kindle ad that takes shots at Apple’s iPad while touting the benefits of the company’s Kindle e-reader and […]

SlingPlayer Comes to Kindle Fire

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The SlingBox offers a great way to enjoy TV viewing on mobile devices or via the web and Sling Media announced this week that the SlingPlayer app is available for the Amazon Kindle Fire as well. We recommend it as one of the best ways to watch the Super Bowl while on the go, if […]

Pad & Quill Fire Keeper: A Beautiful Kindle Fire Case

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If you have a Kindle Fire, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at the beautiful Kindle Fire Keeper, a case from Pad & Quill. Pad & Quill cases protect your iPad, eBook reader,  computer or iPhone with a touch of class giving users a classic book-like experience even though they’re holding a very […]

SAP Playing with Fire…and Other Consumer Tablets

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AP, the giant enterprise software company from Germnay, isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think about potential Kindle Fire customers, but its CIO was playing with one when I met up with him at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. We chatted about why more and more consumer devices are making it […]

Amazon Makes Money Off Of Kindle Fire Owners, Not Device Sales (Duh)

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A few months ago iSuppli did a teardown of the Kindle Fire and surmised that the tablet costs about $202 to make, which is $3 more than the company charges consumers. Ever since then everyone has dutifully repeated the meme that Amazon is selling the Fire at a loss. Except: they’re not. First, there’s more […]

5 Kindle Fire Alternatives

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When the Kindle Fire debuted last year analysts predicted that the tablet’s $199 price tag would initiate a race to the bottom on tablet prices. That prediction proved prescient at this year’s CES where we saw several high-profile Android tablets priced between $179 and $249. Unlike the Kindle Fire and it’s arch nemesis the Nook […]

Nexus Tablet’s Biggest Competitor Is Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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Google has already gone on record that it would build its own branded tablet hardware, much like what the company is doing with smartphones under the Nexus brand, with the latest incarnation the Galaxy Nexus through a partnership with Samsung. While initially, the Nexus Tablet is thought to be Google’s response to Apple’s iPad tablet […]