BlackBerry CEO Doesn’t See A Future For Tablets [Update]

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In an interview with Bloomberg BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he doesn’t think there will be a market for tablets in five years, which could mean there is no successor to the BlackBerry PlayBook planned. Heins said “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a […]

Nokia Rumored to Not Introduce Windows RT Tablet at MWC

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Despite persistent rumors that Nokia may be developing its own Windows tablet of some kind, the latest speculation now is that such an announcement–at least with Windows RT–will not be happening at Mobile World Congress next week. Though the Finnish smartphone giant has a press event at the industry show, chatter now is that the […]

Tim Cook Not Sure About Apple’s Tablet Marketshare

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During a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference Tim Cook claimed he couldn’t talk about Apple’s tablet market share. Why? Because Apple is the only company that reports what it sells. Curing his talk Cook pointed out that Apple sold more iPads last quarter than HP, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, sold PCs. HP […]

Android Tablet Usage Increases, Still Far Behind iPad

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A new study from online advertising network Chikita says that Android tablet usage is slowly gaining on iPad usage. Chikita uses data from its large ad network to see how popular different devices are on the web. According to the company’s numbers from January 2013 the iPad is still the clear leader in web usage, […]

ZTE V81 Looks to Challenge iPad mini With 8-Inch Display

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may not be the only 8-inch Android tablet to challenge Apple’s iPad mini as the ZTE V81 has been spotted on the Chinese phone-maker’s webpage ahead of a presumed Mobile World Congress announcement. Though the ZTE V81 runs Google’s Android operating system, it does bear an uncanny resemblance to Apple’s […]

Tablets at CES 2013 Roundup

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A lot of new tablets were introduced at this year’s CES. While there a lot of tablets to choose from already, many of the tablets we saw at CES were trying to compete with more popular tablets, such as the iPad and the Nexus 7. While tablets provide different functions, the user should approach purchasing […]

AMD Hires Point to Tablet and Smartphone Focus

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According to Reuters AMD recently hired two senior engineers from Apple and Qualcomm in an attempt to move more into the tablet and smartphone arena. From Qualcomm, AMD hired Charles Matar who has experience in System-on-Chip processors. He will help the company make new SoC chips for mobile devices in his new role of vice president […]

Happy New Year: A Wish List for 2013

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A Wish List for 2013 Happy New Year! Many of our GBM readers are already celebrating the arrival of 2013 while the clock ticks down on 2012 here in the states. Each new year brings hope of things new, or different, or changed, but if you’ve lived long enough, you know that much will stay […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best Tablets for Kids

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Tablets for kids are a popular item on wishlists and parent’s shopping lists and this holiday season there are more options than ever. From toy tablets like the LeapPad 2 and the more advanced Nabi 2 to full Android tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, and even a few iPads that won’t break the […]

Let the Tablet Shopping Season Begin!

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It has been a big week in Tablet land with Apple finally announcing its iPad Mini and the early reviews of Microsoft’s Surface RT hitting the Internet, prior to some consumers getting their hands on that device on Friday. Monday will be a big day as well with Google making some Tablet announcements. Amazon, having […]

Verizon Offers Secret Monthly Payment Plan for Tablets

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Verizon no longer subsidizes the price for tablets, but the carrier does offer a rarely mentioned payment plan for tablets, including the iPad. The Verizon tablet installment plan matches up nicely with the cheap $10 a month cost to add a tablet to the Verizon Share Everything plans, which share a pool of data between […]

HTC Pulls Out Of U.S. Tablet Market

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According to a Fierce Wireless report today, HTC is getting out of the U.S. tablet market. Apple dominates the U.S. tablet market, while Android manufacturers, such as HTC, have generally struggled to sell their tablet devices.  While HTC will sit out the tablet fight for now, a company spokesman said HTC may re-enter the U.S. tablet […]

Will Windows RT Tablet Prices Kill Hopes of Beating iPad?

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A leaked roadmap for ASUS branded Windows tablets shows that Microsoft’s attempt to compete with Apple as the leading player and Android as the scrappy upstart might be lost before it gets back into the game. This depends on whether the leaked roadmap of an ASUS branded Microsoft Windows RT Tablet proves valid. It shows introductory level […]

What the New Kindle Fire Needs to Beat the Nexus 7

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Its looking quite likely that Amazon plans to announced some new Kindles, including an update to their once popular but now floundering Kindle Fire color tablet. The will make these announcements at an event next week on September 6th. So what will Amazon try to do to make the Kindle Fire a leader in the […]

Samsung Announces ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro With Windows 8

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In addition to the Galaxy Note 2, Samsung announced two new Windows 8 tablets during its Unpacked event at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro both use Microsoft’s Windows 8 desktop OS. Like the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, both ATIV PCs run the full version of Windows […]

Why the iPad Beats the Nexus 7 as My Primary Tablet

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I’m back to using my iPad as my primary tablet after a few weeks of doing most of my mobile tablet computing on the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. Google and Asus produced a great 7-inch tablet and I love it. It’s close to being the tablet I’ve wanted since I began using tablets with the […]

Toshiba Cancels Windows RT Plans Citing Component Shortages

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After having shown off some hardware based on Microsoft’s ARM-based Windows RT operating system, hardware partner Toshiba has announced that it would not release any devices based on the lower-powered, lower-cost architecture and instead plans on focusing on developing machines (laptops, desktops, and tablets) based on Windows 8. Windows RT is a stripped down version […]

Smartphone and Tablet Users Sick of Slow Speeds

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A new study shows that smartphone and tablet users are generally impatient when waiting for websites to load on their devices. According to the Keynote Competitive Research survey smartphone and tablet users are only willing to wait a few seconds for websites to load on their devices. Of the 5,000 users that answered the survey, […]

Casio Launches New Tablets Aimed at Pen-Enabled Writers

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Casio has launched four new tablets for the Japanese markets, and though these tablets run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Casio is aiming these tablets at enterprise users with the goal of integrating handwriting and notes into the slates. Like Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets and HTC’s Flyer and Jetstream slates, the Casio models feature a […]