Windows 8 Touch Interface Impresses But Is It Enough?

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Well, Microsoft took the wraps off their touch tablet strategy yesterday and if I had to describe the effort in one word, it would be “impressive”. They addressed several key problems with touch in Windows, including my main one. But there’s a rub that we old schoolers may not like and still unknown is how […]

Microsoft Details Stringent Specs Required of Windows 8 Tablets

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At the All Things D conference earlier, Microsoft had announced and demoed basic features behind the Windows 8 user interface, showing off the new Live Tiles UI and HTML5 and Javascript apps, but the company left some lingering questions unanswered about its strategy and how it hopes to compete with always-on operating systems like iOS, […]

Android Tablets Aren’t Made To Be Held The Right Way

Tim Bray, Google’s Developer Advocate for Android, has taken a stand on tablet orientation, and he says portrait mode is the way to go. I wouldn’t go that far, but he makes some good points. Unfortunately, the problem isn’t with how people are holding their Android tablets, but how manufacturers are designing them.

Windows 8 Coming in 2012 to Usher in Separate Tablet, Slate Categories

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Slates and tablets may be used interchangeably in 2011 to describe one touchscreen form factor on a larger-sized touchscreen befitting of the category’s moniker, but in 2012 when Windows 8 systems begin to ship, they’ll have separate distinctions. Addressing a crowd of developers in Japan, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer referred to the next-generation desktop-class operating system […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News & Reviews (May 20th)

This week we had a bunch of great smartphone and notebook reviews to keep you in tune with the latest and greatest technology. We also announced a reader meetup for June 3rd in San Francisco where you can come out for a chance to meet up with GottaBeMobile writers and other top tech blogs and influencers in […]

Intel: 10 New Tablets Running Intel Chips Coming to Computex

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Intel is promising that 10 new tablets will be arriving and debuting at the Computex trade show in Taiwan later this year that will run on its Atom-based chips in the latest battle against ARM in the mobile space. The move will see placement of Oak Trail processors, which is built on the Atom platform, […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News (May 13th)

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This was a busy week for smartphones and tablets with Google I/O 2011 and a collection of other announcements. In case you missed the news and reviews, we have rounded up the most popular items for you to digest quickly. We also have our top picks for notebook reviews and news to give you some afternoon reading. […]

News That Comes Back Around: Why Every Child Needs an iPad

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I think if Rob, or Dennis, or Sumocat, or just about any other Tablet PC blogger said it, we said it about a bazillion times back in the day. Put Tablet PCs in the hands of children and you’ll find out why these devices are the wave of the future. Children don’t have preconceptions when […]

Staples Goes All in on Tablets & eBook Readers

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Best Buy has done a great job capturing the consumer mindshare, and wallet-share, over the past few years, but Staples is about to dive in full force in an attempt to become the go to retail location for tablets. As this week’s ad for Staples suggests, you can go into a local Staples location and […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 29th

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This week we saw a Verizon 4G LTE outage push back the Samsung Droid Charge, the release of new Dell Precision mobile workstations, release of the Droid Incredible 2 and much more. We also have a great roundup of Mother’s Day Tech Gifts that includes eReaders, smartphones and notebooks. This list includes Mother approved gifts […]

Sony VAIO Slider a Windows Tablet?

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In addition to the announced S1 and S2 tablets, a slide indicates that Sony may also be working on a Windows-based tablet in the future that would possibly compete against the Samsung 7 Slider. There’s no detail currently at the moment about the device, which is being called the “Freestyle Hybrid PC,” utilizing a slider […]

Dell Bets that Android Tablets Will Outpace iPads

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Computer maker Dell is hedging its bet on the mobility space with tablets and smartphones as venues for growth into the future. An optimistic Michael Dell had sat down with the Wall Street Journal to reveal his insights and thoughts about the changing and evolving PC market into what rival Apple has called the post-PC […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Review: A Short Video

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Here’s a quick video look at the BlackBerry PlayBook. The web browser baked into the PlayBook is pretty nice and responsive. The $499 BlackBerry tablet just went on sale and RIM sent one over for review. In this video you can see that the PlayBook does indeed display GottaBeMobile.com very well. If I scroll super […]

Intel Profits and Shares Up Thanks to Mobile Adoption

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Intel announced their first quarter earnings and the company’s share price jumped as a result. The chip maker saw a 6.7% spike in share prices after announcing they had a record 29% rise in earnings during the first quarter of 2011. Revenue grew from $10.3 Billion in Q1 2010 to $12.8 Billion this year. Earnings […]