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 […]

Big Fish Unlimited Delivers Tablet & PC Cloud Gaming

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Big Fish Games now has its own cloud gaming service specifically targeted at casual gamers. According to GeekWire, Big Fish Games announced the new service at Casual Connect in Seattle. The new service offers users access to 45 casual games from Big Fish Games for just $7.99 per month. There isn’t much information about which devices […]

Windows 8 Will Ship On October 26

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Microsoft’s next generation OS will release to the world on October 26. Microsoft confirmed the release date on the Windows Blog with very little information. There’s no mention of Windows RT, but since RT started out as Windows 8 on ARM, we wouldn’t be surprised if it launches on the same day. If it does, […]

Verizon Tablets No Longer Available On-Contract

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With the introduction of its shared data plans, Verizon no longer will offer its tablets at subsidized prices meaning those interested in snagging one will have to pay an arm and a leg. First noticed by SlashGear, Verizon’s tablet selection online no longer lists any subsidized pricing. Instead, all of its tablets are listed at […]

GameStop Taking Google Nexus 7 Preorders with Trade in Bonus

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GameStop announced that buyers can now preorder a 16GB Google Nexus 7 Tablet. The video game retailer will accept trades of video games, old gaming systems and Android Tablets, iPads, iPod Touches and some phones. Users with old gadgets lying around may want to consider letting GameStop take them in for a discount on the new […]

Modbook Pro: 13″ OS X Tablet Unveiled

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Modbook Inc. officially introduced the Modbook Pro, a 13″ tablet. Based on the 13″ MacBook Pro, the Modbook Pro comes with powerful components and a Wacom digitizer. The tablet could be attractive for creative professionals who want to take their work on the road without giving up the pinpoint control they’re used to when working […]

The Modbook Mac Tablet is Back

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Modbook is teasing a new Mac tablet on its Facebook page and promising full details tomorrow. The original Modbook debuted at MacWorld Expo 2007 as a modified 13″ MacBook turned tablet. Apple fans all but forgot about the device once the iPad launched, but a refreshed model could be very interesting for those who find […]