The iPad Mini and the Nexus 7 Bring Us Closer to the Mobile Dream

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Mobility has always been the target. Go anywhere. Connect anywhere to anything. Do what needs doing. Slide the Tablet in a pocket. Move on. We’ve wanted to escape from our desktops with laptops followed by netbooks and succeeded in doing that as far as those devices allowed us to. But in those escapes we always […]

Analyst Claims Grim Black Friday Sales for Microsoft’s Surface RT Tablet

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A new research report published by Piper Jaffray anaylst Gene Munster suggests that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet hardware may not have sold favorably compared to the competing iPad and iPad mini slates at Apple’s retail stores. Munster had observed Apple and Microsoft company-owned retail stores, which are usually located in close proximity to one another […]

Microsoft to Support Surface RT Tablet Hardware for 4.5 Years!

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In an update to its support site, Microsoft has detailed its support policy for the new Surface tablet that runs the company’s consumer-oriented Windows RT operating system. According to Microsoft, the Surface RT will receive ‘mainstream’ support until the end date of April 11, 2017, or roughly 4.5 years since the device debuted. The company […]

iPad Commanded 88% of Black Friday Tablet Web Traffic

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Despite analysts’ predictions of fluctuating tablet market share, when it comes to web traffic for tablets on the busiest consumer retail day of the year, Apple’s iPad still reigns supreme compared to competing Android slates. In a report by IBM, the iPad controlled 88 percent of all web traffic from tablets for the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday […]

Microsoft Confirms Surface RT Sales Off to a ‘Modest’ Start

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Speaking to a French newspaper, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that sales of his company’s first self-branded Surface RT are off to a modest start. This is the first indication of any sales progress for the tablet since it debuted late last month alongside the new Windows 8 desktop OS and the lightweight Windows […]

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet to Cost $870?

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Leaked pricing of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, which will run on Intel’s Core i5 processor alongside Windows 8 Professional, suggests that the tablet may land in the U.S. for the starting price of $870. In Germany, retailer Notebook.de is listing the 128 GB model for about $909 and the 64 GB model is priced at approximately […]

Windows RT Takes Up Half the Storage of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet

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Microsoft had recently disclosed how much storage you’ll end up having on the various different storage configurations of its Surface RT tablets, which runs the embedded Windows RT operating system designed for processors with architecture designed by ARM Holdings. According to Microsoft, the base 32 GB edition of the Surface tablet will see half of […]

Screen Size Choices Now More Real For Consumers

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What size Tablet is right for you? Well, in my view, I wouldn’t let anyone else make that judgement for you. It all depends on what you need and want to do on a Tablet that will determine the best fit. Most of what you want to do on a Tablet these days is not […]

Ubuntu Gets Hacked On Google’s Nexus 7 By Canonical

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Maker of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has created a way to install the operating system on to the Google-branded Asus-made Nexus 7, which is shipped and sold with the Android operating system. To get started, users will need to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 7. The installation process to get Ubuntu to run on […]

Marketing VP Schiller Explains Apple Tax Behind iPad mini’s Price Tag

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When Apple had announced the iPad mini at a special media event in San Jose, California for the starting price of $329, a few onlookers were disappointed that Apple did not do more to meet Google’s and Amazon’s $200 starting price for those companies’ 7-inch tablets. According to Apple’s marketing head Phil Schiller, there is […]

Sprint Announces More Affordable 4G LTE Tablet Data Plans

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Hot on the heels of Sprint announcing that it will in fact be supporting Apple’s newly unveiled fourth generation iPad and the more diminutive iPad Mini, both with 4G LTE connectivity, on its network, the Now Network has just announced new data plans for 4G LTE connected tablets. These plans won’t be specific to iPads […]

iPad Mini Comes With 4G LTE, Differentiates From Nexus 7

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At its media event, Apple debuted the iPad Mini and compared its 7.9-inch iPad tablet against Google’s popular Android-powered Nexus 7, highlighting 4G LTE as one of the many differentiators. This will allow users to have constant, ubiquitous access to information, the web, app stores, and more from every where there is cellular reception. Apple […]

iBooks 3.0 Leaks Hints at iPad Mini’s E-Book Focus

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Apple’s been long rumored to focus its much anticipated 7.85-inch iPad Mini on the e-book segment to grow its tablet market share and compete with lower cost Android slates, like Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. Now, a listing for an iBooks title comes with requirements specifications from Apple inside the company’s iTunes […]

Can Apple Convince Current iPad Owners to ‘Upgrade’ to iPad Mini?

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Apple is expected to make a big splash with its highly anticipated and much leaked 7.85-inch iPad Mini later this month when the slate gets announced, but can Apple convince existing iPad owners to ‘upgrade,’ or rather add the smaller tablet to their gear? For new iPad owners, Apple will likely tell a compelling story […]

Why I’m Taking the Microsoft Surface RT Gamble

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As I mentioned in a post some time ago, I’ve had a Microsoft Surface RT Tablet on my fall shopping list for some time now. Today, as Microsoft finally announced the pricing and made limited pre-orders available, I pulled the trigger and ordered one. I ordered a 32GB model with the Touch Keyboard and I […]

iPad Mini Price, Storage Options & 3G Models Leaked

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Wondering how much the iPad Mini will cost and if it will have built in mobile wireless broadband when the small slate launches? Ahead of Apple’s much anticipated and speculated announcement of the smaller-sized iPad, leaked prices for the slate have appeared on European consumer electronics retail giant Media Markt, which is a German electronics […]

Shelving for iPad Mini Accessories Being Planned for Retail Partners

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It looks like Apple is planning some shelving units that it will employ at its retail partners–like Best Buy and Target–to host accessories for the rumored iPad Mini tablet. Newly leaked blueprint. According to Apple Insider, which obtained a copy of the leaked blueprint, it isn’t certain for which Apple retail partners these displays will go […]

Google to Replace 16 GB Nexus 7 With 32 GB Model?

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It looks like Google may be throwing in some added value for future buyers of the Nexus 7 tablet. The Google-branded, Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet is currently being offered in either 8 GB or 16 GB capacities, but it is now said that Google may replace the 16 GB model and offer it at the […]