Vizio Tablet Goes Up for Pre-Order, Starts Shipping in Mid-July

Vizio Tablet

If you have been waiting to buy Vizio’s 8-inch Android tablet ever since the company’s announcement back at CES, today is your lucky day. The Vizio Tablet will go up for limited pre-order starting today and will start shipping out on July 18th. For those of you that aren’t into the whole pre-ordering thing, you’ll […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Inches Closer to Launch

Galaxy Tab 8.9

At CTIA 2011, Samsung showed us not one but two different tablets. One of those tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was recently released to the market and a 4G LTE version for Verizon is currently up for pre-order. The other, the smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, has been virtually silent since we went hands-on. […]

RIM Senior Exec Pleads for Change in Open Letter to Bosses


It’s no secret that RIM has been struggling. The phone they announced at BlackBerry World, the BlackBerry 9900/9930, has been delayed. The BlackBerry PlayBook launched to mediocre reviews and sales of the tablet have been average at best. The company’s workforce has taken a hit and it’s still a ways off from getting its first […]

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Review: Sweet Shell, Bitter Core


A candy shell with sweet filling and a bitter core, that’s how I’d sum up the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate Tablet PC if it was a confectionery treat. Nearly everything about this tablet is first-rate, except the slow processor. There are understandable reasons for that, but ultimately, while the Q550 can do the work, it […]

Part 1 | Motion Computing CL900 – The Hardware

CL900 On Dock

We spend time with the Motion Computing CL900 slate. It has multi-touch, digital ink, and up to eight hours battery life in a small, light slate. Does it live up to it’s potential as the perfect companion in the office, on the road, and sitting on the couch?

Rob Bushway Checks out the Motion CL900 Tablet

Rob Bushway has his hands on the Motion Computing CL900 Tablet and has put up a few posts and videos about his early usage on the slate that is being billed as light and rugged. You can check out all of Rob’s posts so far here, here, here, and here. Rob, as you would expect […]

More Slates Than You Can Shake a Stylus At


Last week, between packing up the HTC Flyer for return and unwrapping a Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 for review, I found myself in tablet heaven with five – FIVE – slates at my fingertips. How could I not share the marvelous sight with you?

Motorola Fails U.S. Xoom Owners Yet Again

Motorola Xoom

I am mystified as to how Xoom owners are putting up with all of the nonsense spewed their way from Motorola. Every single day it seems like there is another mishap and today is no different. You see, Motorola rolled out Android 3.1 to Xooms outside of the United States and lo and behold, Motorola […]

T-Mobile: G-Slate 2x Faster Than iPad 2, 3x Faster Than Motorola Xoom


T-Mobile’s LG-made G-Slate tablet just saw a drop in price, possibly due to poor sales, and it appears that the carrier is preparing to try and make a big sales push as a leaked document has revealed that the company is now “legally” able to “definitively” say that the G-Slate is two times faster than […]

Panasonic Announces Toughbook Android Tablet Aimed at Enterprise


Panasonic has announced an enterprise-grade Toughbook Android tablet that that will feature a 10.1-inch display and will be on the market for businesses at some point later this year. The Toughbook tablet will bring a secure, durable and functional device to professionals that work in an environment where those attributes are needed on an electronic […]

Huawei Unveils 7-Inch MediaPad Tablet with Android 3.2 Honeycomb


Huawei today announced its 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, dubbed MediaPad, that will apparently come with a yet to be release version of Google’ s tablet software, Android Honeycomb 3.2. The tablet will likely be the first 7-inch tablet to run Android 3.x and according to the company, Android 3.2 is the same as Android 3.1 only […]

A Conversation with a Reader about Tablet PCs and Tablets Part 3


This is the third is a series of posts that encompass an email conversation with a GBM reader about Tablet PCs and Tablets. The reader has given me permission to post the conversation but wishes to remain anonymous. You can find the first two parts of the conversation here and here.   Warner, Thanks for […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet & Smartphone News – Week of June 17th

Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951 touchpad Remote

Another week of tablets, smartphones and notebook news and reviews is behind us. This week we saw a collection of business and back to school notebooks launch, including many running the new AMD Fusion A series Quad Core APU. On the tablet front we shared our first impressions of the Acer Iconia A500 Honeycomb tablet and a conversation with […]

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Reportedly Delayed Until Fall

BlackBerry PlayBook

More bad news on the BlackBerry front as Research in Motion’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has revealed that the company will not be launching 4G BlackBerry PlayBook models until fall, much different than the summer window which had been previously announced. Lazaridis’ statement was made in passing as he was talking about how he was excited […]

A Conversation with a Reader about Tablet PCs and Tablets: Part 2


This post continues a conversation I’ve been having via email with a GBM Reader. That reader has given me permission to post this conversation but wishes to remain anonymous. You can find Part 1 of this series here. Warner, Thanks for the lengthy response, but let me say that there is nothing surprising in it. […]

A Conversation with a Reader about Tablets and Tablet PCs


This is going to be a series of posts that chronicle a series of conversations I have had with a GBM reader. That reader wishes to remain anonymous but has given me permission to use the conversation in posts here on GBM. Below is the first email I received and my first response. Warner, I’m […]

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 […]

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Hands On

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Tablet

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an affordable Windows tablet that brings back memories of Tablet PCs of yesteryear. At just $549, this Windows tablet is in the same price range as its iOS and Android counterparts. Rob Bushway, the co-founder of GottaBeMobile, got his hands on an Acer Iconia TabW500 and posted a review […]

Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb Tablet Pre-Orders Begin Today

Toshiba Thrive

A couple of days ago we brought you a video demo of Toshiba’s upcoming Android tablet, the Toshiba Thrive, a device that is now available for pre-order here in the United States. For those with tunnel vision, the Toshiba Thrive is a 10-inch HD display, Android 3.1 Honeycomb powered device which will be arriving with […]