New Nexus 7 Build Quality Questioned As Tablets Go On Sale Early

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Though Google’s new mid-2013 Nexus 7 tablet isn’t slated to be available until July 30th, some retailers like Best Buy and GameStop are making the slate available to consumers as of today, Friday, July 26th, for purchase. And even though comments have been so far positive with the upgrades that Google has made given the […]

Microsoft Bets Big on Surface RT And Loses Big

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In a big gamble on entering both the hardware space and the competitive tablet market with Surface RT (reviewed) and Windows RT, Microsoft announced in its earnings call that it had lost nearly $1 billion as part of that investment. The company reported that it has written off a $900 million loss this quarter alone related […]

Acer: No Revised 8-Inch W3 Windows 8 Tablet With New Display…For Now

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Following a highly publicized post at WP Central that Acer would quickly release a newly revised Iconia W3 tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform that would incorporate a better and improved display, we had reached out to Acer and the company confirmed that this isn’t the case. “This rumor is false,” an Acer public relations […]

Google Maps Arrives on iPad

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After having launched its third-party mapping and navigation application for the iPhone after Apple had shunned Google services for iOS’s Maps app on iOS 6, Google is now making Google Maps available for iPad owners. Hints at an iPad-specific version appeared about a week ago when Google updated the iPhone Google Maps version, and now […]

Leaked Schematics Show iPad 5 Will Be Even Thinner Than iPad mini!

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Newly leaked schematics for Apple’s much rumored fifth generation iPad tablet, or the iPad 5, reveal that the slate will be much slimmer than the current iPad with Retina Display, Apple’s fourth generation iPad. In fact, the measurements indicate that the fifth generation full sized iPad would be a hair slimmer than the already slim […]

Microsoft to Add to Confusion and Make Multiple Variants of Surface RT Tablets?

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It looks like upcoming versions of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, a slate computing device that runs the company’s ARM-based Windows RT operating system, may come in multiple different variants supporting multiple processors. While the initial Surface RT that’s still being sold today is shipping exclusively with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, a future version of the […]

Mainstream 7-Inch Android Tablets to Hit Bargain Basement $99 Price This Year?

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While Google’s Asus-made Nexus 7 brought Android tablets mainstream with its $199 price tag and access to the Google Play ecosystem, a new report from DigiTimes says that tablet prices will further drop to half this cost. In the third quarter of this year, the publication predicts that mainstream 7-inch Android tablets will retail for $99. […]

Samsung Formally Announces Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 With Intel

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Android hardware-maker Samsung had formally announced two new models in its Galaxy Tab 3 lineup at the Computex tradeshow, weeks ahead of a separate media event scheduled in London. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will be joining the third generation Galaxy Tab 7.0 model, but this time at least […]

Windows 8.1: Why Microsoft Needs to Bet Big on Phablets

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While there is chatter that Microsoft will be allowing its smartphone partners to scale up with the next build of Windows Phone, Microsoft really should be thinking about scaling down its Windows 8 platform to fit smaller phablet-sized screens. With Windows 8.1, the company is now allowing tablet-makers to create smaller 7- and 8-inch slates, […]

Bracketron Universal Tablet Windshield Mount Review

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As tablet makers added GPS, drivers ended up wanting to use them to find their way around town. The Bracketron Universal Tablet Windshield Mount holds a tablet in place in the car. The mount suctions to a windshield or vehicle dash and clasps onto the edges of any tablet measuring 4.5″ to 7.75″ by 5.5″ […]

Don’t Expect the iPad to Launch When the iPhone 5S Gets Announced

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Apple’s iPad tablet may launch at a separate event following the speculated launch of the next generation iPhone 5S‘s debut this fall. According to Japanese blog Macotakara, the iPad will debut towards the end of the year. The publication didn’t specify if the second generation iPad mini, which is being rumored with a Retina Display, would […]

Intel Makes Galaxy Tab 3 the Fastest Android Tablet

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A report from GL Brenchmark suggests that Samsung may be switching from processors based on UK-based ARM Holdings’ designs to Intel’s x86 architecture on its newest tablet. Specs and benchmarks for what is believed to be Samsung’s third generation and un-announced tablet series show the device running on a Clover Trail Atom processor made from Intel. […]

Samsung Design Makes It Easier to Bring More Tablets to More Bars

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Remember AT&T Mobility’s old “More Bars In More Places” ads? A Samsung slate design innovation may make it easier for consumers to take more tablets to more bars, or essentially make it easier for consumers to take large 10-inch tablets to more places. As it stands, the domicile of 10-inch tablets is usually the home […]

Google Redefines Mapping Experience

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Google is redefining the mapping experience for Android, iOS, tablets, and desktops with the new introduction of Google Maps at the Google I/O developer conference. Google says that it now provides over 15 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions and it’s working to improve that experience with additional imagery, photos, and user-submitted photo spheres captured with […]

Nokia Exec Hints at Tablets

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Being the lone smartphone-maker without a tablet release, Nokia is under pressure to release a tablet. At a press event yesterday to unveil the Nokia Lumia 925 flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Nokia went on record to say that it is still very much interested in crafting a tablet, but offered very little details. Executive […]