Keyboards Don’t Sell Tablets

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Attention everyone who thinks a keyboard is the key to beating the iPad: 2009 called. They want their thoroughly disproved idea that tablets need keyboards back.

Dell Planning Windows RT Tablet for October Launch?

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We know Dell will have a number of PCs ready for the Windows 8 release later this year from simple intuition, and now we know the company is also planning at least one Windows RT tablet. According to Neowin Dell is preparing a Windows RT tablet for release in mid-October. The company is having trouble […]

Why the iPad Beats Android Tablets in Church

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When it comes to using a tablet to run a church service the iPad is a clear winner. Bryan Faulkner serves as the technical director for his church and describes himself as an Android fan, but not a fanboy. When his church bought him a tablet to do his work, he eschewed Android and went iPad because […]

Nvidia Icera Modem Approved For AT&T 4G LTE

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Nvidia-powered tablets and clamshell devices are now approved to run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Nvidia announced today that it’s Icera 410 LTE modem chipset is now validated on AT&T’s network. That means manufacturers can use the modem in their devices, letting those devices connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network (as well as the carrier’s 2G, […]

Sprint Canceling Early Upgrades on June 1st?

Sprint Ending Early Upgrades on June 1st?

In an effort to cut expenses, it appears that Sprint will be decommissioning its early upgrade program that allowed customers to cancel within 10-14 days of an expiring contract. The evidence, supplied by TechnoBuffalo, reveals Sprint’s plans to end the policy effective June 1st. If true, and it looks like it is, that only gives […]

SRS iWOW Universal Improves the Sound of Smartphones and Tablets

SRS iWOW Universal

Smartphones and tablets are great for listening to music, but the sound quality isn’t always that great. The SRS iWOW wants to help by boosting the sound that comes out of any mobile device. According to The Gadgeteer, the SRS iWOW Universal is a small device that plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack of any […]

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Review

Toshiba Excite 10 LE

Last year Toshiba waded into the Android tablet market with the Thrive, a 10.1-inch slate that served as the company’s response to what they deemed missing in the then current crop. Thus, it had several full-size ports, a rugged-ish exterior, and a thick chassis to accommodate both. Though a decent tablet, the Thrive didn’t generate […]

Moms Want iPads Instead of Flowers for Mother’s Day

Moms Want iPads Instead of Flowers

A new survey says that mothers want tech for Mother’s Day, and most of them want an iPad over everything else. The survey comes from TechBargain, so the results obviously going to skew towards tech. In the survey, 91 percent of mothers said they’d prefer an iPad to flowers for Mother’s Day. We assume the […]

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Unboxing and First Impressions

Excite 10 LE Unboxing

Earlier this month Toshiba’s newest Android tablet, the Excite 10 LE, launched to some… mixed reviews. Most cited issues with Honeycomb as the biggest drawback. The fact that it launched with Honeycomb and not Ice Cream Sandwich angered others. This week Toshiba rectified that issue by pushing an Android 4.0 OTA update to the tablet. […]

Google Wanted To Sell 10 Million Android Tablets in 2011

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When Google and Motorola announced the Xoom in early 2011, the search giant expected to sell 10 million Android tablets in the year as well as another 10 million in 2012. According to The Verge, the numbers come for a presentation given by Google’s senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin in 2010, when the Xoom […]

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review: GPS Performance and Apps

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet is a Wi-Fi only device but does include a GPS radio for maps and navigation. Samsung also sells a car mount that will work with the Tab 2 (made for the Tab 7.0 Plus), indicating that the company expects users to use the tablet in place of a standalone […]

Nook Tablet (8GB) Mini-Review: Performance

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Barnes & Noble recently introduced a new version of the Nook Tablet for $199 that differs in minor ways from the $249 Nook Tablet (16GB) that came out last holiday season. The less expensive Nook has half as much internal storage (8GB) and half as much RAM (512MB), but is otherwise identical to the original. […]

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Data Packages

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Plans

In addition to announcing the availability of the HTC One X, it’s latest flagship Android phone, AT&T has announced new GoPhone data packages that the carrier will be rolling out starting April 22nd. GoPhone data packages are, in short, pay-as-you-go plans. They appeal to customers who don’t need the latest and greatest smartphone or better […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Guide | 10.1, 8.9 and 7-inch Tablets Explained

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Navigating the many Samsung tablets available can be a bit confusing, so I put together a Guide to the Galaxy Tab to help you sort them out. Below is a list of all the Samsung tablets either currently on sale or announced starting with 10-inch devices and moving on down. (I know I’m cheating a little by including the Galaxy Note, but it’s a tablet!)

Nook Tablet vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

Nook Tablet vs Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

If you read my post comparing the Kindle Fire to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you probably think you know how this particular matchup is going to end. After all, the Nook has many of the same limitations as the Fire, including limited hardware and app selection. However, the Nook has some benefits over the Kindle Fire that make it a better choice for some consumers, even over the Tab 2.

Tablets and Simplicity. A Quest or a Reality?

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Perhaps it is because I’m getting older, or rather that I on the side of the mountain where I realize I have less steps ahead of me in life than I have already taken on the journey. Or perhaps it is just because no matter how hard I try, I seem to be busier and […]

Can the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Take On The iPad at Half The Price?

Recently the Associated Press published an article claiming that for most people the word iPad is synonymous with “tablet”. The implication being that there aren’t any other tablets worth people’s brainspace around, thus the iPad is the default. However, I think both Amazon and Barnes & Noble can cite a few million reasons why that […]

Are 4G Tablets Better Than Smartphones For Older Users?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

In the comments on my review of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Verizon Wireless, reader Karen Murray said something interesting. She told us that she bought the tablet on contract plus a basic phone instead of a smartphone. Since no one offers family data plans yet, it made more sense for her to ditch the […]

Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

Kindle Fire vs Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

With the introduction of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung has entered the low-cost tablet space with an excellent entrant. Priced at $249, it’s only $50 more than the $199 Kindle Fire from Amazon. The price alone is enough to tempt many users, but $50 is a significant gap when budgets are tight. Is the Galaxy Tab 2 worth the $50 premium?