Intel Launches New Bay Trail Atom Chips for Tablets

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Just a couple months after launching its fourth-generation Haswell processors, Intel is updating its Atom lineup with new Bay Trail chips for Windows 8 and Android tablets. The new 22nm chips use Intel’s newest Silvermont architecture, and are officially dubbed the Z3000 series. These new processors will go head-to-head with ARM and nVidia in the […]

Motorola Tablet in the Works, Says CEO

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed that the company is working on a new tablet, according to Engadget who spoke with the big wig about whether or not Motorola had plans to get back into the tablet market. “That’s something we are working on, but [there's] nothing specific to talk about right now,” said Woodside. Motorola […]

Twitter Android Tablet UI Leaks, APK Available Now

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It seems Twitter is getting ready for an Android tablet update that will finally see the app get a tablet-optimized user interface that takes advantage of a two-pane setup. The new UI was spotted running on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at IFA 2013 last week, and the APK for it is actually available to download […]

Intel to Distance Itself From Netbooks, Dumps Atom Brand on Laptops, Convertible

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In a bid to distance itself from the failed netbook computing form factor, Intel will not be using its Atom brand in upcoming laptops and convertible devices. However, Atom will continue to exist in standalone tablets. “When Intel speaks to customers internally about micro-architectures, Atom is out, Silvermont is in,” the world’s largest chip-maker told CNET.  According […]

LG Working On New Tablet?

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Like rival smartphone-maker HTC, it looks like LG may be looking at renewing its tablet efforts with a forthcoming tablet that could debut as early as the third quarter of this year. At this point, there’s still not a lot of information known about LG’s tablet effort or which operating system that tablet will run. […]

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 […]