Acer Planning $149 iPad mini Android Competitor

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According to the latest report, Acer may be considering lowering the price of its 7.9-inch Android tablet in an effort to better compete against Apple’s iPad mini on price. The Acer Iconia A1 tablet, currently priced at $249, would see a $100 price cut, according to DigiTimes, if Acer does go through with its plan. That […]

Asus MeMO Pad 7 Arrives, $50 Less than Nexus 7

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The Asus MeMO Pad 7, the company’s inexpensive 7-inch Android tablet is now available for $149, $50 less than the Nexus 7. Asus’ new Android tablet has a 7-inch screen similar to that of the Nexus 7, though it has a lower-resolution 1024×600 display. Because both the new MeMO Pad 7 and the Nexus 7 […]

The Problem with Microsoft: It Doesn’t Have the Face of a Star

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Microsoft did a fantastic engineering job with the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets–early media reviews have called the design a handsome job with sturdy build quality thanks to its VaporMG construction. The slates come with an assuring click when the kickstand is propped out or the keyboard cover is snapped into place and a […]

Google Plans to Sell 8 Million Second-Gen Nexus 7 Tablets Starting July

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In a new report revealing Google’s target numbers for the second-generation iteration of its Nexus 7 tablets, the Internet search giant is said to aim for sales of 8 million slates beginning this July through the end of the year. Previous rumors surrounding the Nexus 2 7-inch slate had placed the tablet’s debut this May […]

Galaxy Tab 3 Plus to Get Simple ‘Galaxy S Tab’ Name at Launch

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When we spoke with Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show, the tech giant had promised that it would simplify the naming convention of its devices in the future, and it looks like the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus may be the first device to benefit from the simplified naming. We are hearing rumors that the third-generation […]

Will HTC Be a Launch Partner with Windows Blue?

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With the next-generation Windows 8 software upgrade dubbed Windows Blue slated to occur later this year, there is now speculation that Microsoft partner HTC may deliver a Windows tablet at the same time. It’s still uncertain whether HTC’s tablet will run the full Windows 8 software or if it will run the more limited touch-based […]

Tablets to Benefit Most From T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Plans

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T-Mobile had announced its UNcarrier plans at a media event in New York City yesterday morning, separating a customer’s network access contract-free subscription for voice and data access from monthly installment plans to purchase their smartphones or tablets without the need for contracts or subsidies. Essentially, this translates to a customer having two separate portions […]

Attention Now Shifts to iPad 5, iPad mini 2 Launch for T-Mobile

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Now that T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest carrier, has announced the iPhone 5 for its nascent 4G LTE network, attention is quickly shifting from Apple’s flagship smartphone to the company’s iOS tablets in the form of the iPad and iPad mini. With speculations that Apple may debut its new slate hardware models this fall, […]

E-Readers May Be Cleared for Takeoffs, Landings in 2014

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The Federal Aviation Administration, or the FAA, in the U.S. may revise its longstanding policies to allow the use of select electronic devices during the sensitive takeoff and landing period. Thus far, no electronic devices are allowed to be powered on during flight when the plane is under 10,000 feet as the FAA says that […]

BlackBerry Contradicts Itself, Playbook 2 Already in Development

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Just a day after BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, CEO Thorsten Heins said that the company would not be releasing another PlayBook tablet until the company could figure out how to differentiate its product and add value to consumers, another BlackBerry executive is now claiming that a PlayBook is already in development and […]

Google Brings YouTube Capture App to iPad as Tablets Grow

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With more people using the cameras on their larger size tablets to capture photos and videos, Google is responding to the trend by porting its YouTube Capture app to be compatible with Apple’s iPad and iPad mini slates. The app was previously made for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it looks like Google has […]

Dell XPS 18 Is a Mobile Tablet Workstation For Your Home

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There are tablets and phablets, and now Dell is hoping to carve out a new tablet computing category with its XPS 18, which the company is calling a portable all-in-one. In essence, the XPS 18 is an 18-inch tablet that can be used as a traditional all-in-one (AIO) PC, like Apple’s iMac, or as a […]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Launch: March 22 in Japan

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Sony had previously announced that the Xperia Tablet Z would launch in Japan, but gave no date. Now, we know that the tablet will be available on March 22 on Japan’s NTT DoCoMo‘s 4G LTE network. The Japanese carrier will begin taking pre-orders for the slate starting on March 9. Like the flagship Xperia Z […]

News Corp’s Amplify Edu Tablet Designed for the Classroom

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News Corporation had partnered with Asus to launch its education-centric Amplify tablet that’s designed to be a complete ecosystem for use inside and out of the classroom environment. Unlike various solutions offered before that are apps-based and is centered around a textbook experience, Amplify is built on Google’s Android operating system and seems to be […]

Bluetooth Listing Confirms New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus With 4G LTE

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Though Samsung was rumored to be announcing its third-generation Galaxy Tab tablets at Mobile World Congress late last month, the company skipped the Galaxy Tab 3 announcement in favor of focusing on the new Galaxy Note 8.0. However, it looks like Samsung is still working on the Galaxy Tab 3, and a new listing at […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Verizon to Launch Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE on March 7? (Update: Official)

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After much waiting, the long awaited 4G LTE-enabled edition of Samsung’s S-Pen-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet may land on March 7 if rumors are to be believed. The network had announced that it will be offering the LTE edition of the slate for its network earlier in the year, but failed to give a specific […]

Samsung Confirms Full Tablet Experience for Galaxy Note 8.0

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There was a bit of uncertainty surrounding the Galaxy Note 8.0 announcement by Samsung at Mobile World Congress. It was unclear at the time if the diminutive tablet will run the tablet version of the Android operating system and support tablet-optimized apps, or if the 8-inch display will merely be another blown up display akin […]