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Vizio 7-inch Tegra 3 Tablet Features Stock Android Experience

Earlier today we mentioned Vizio was introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some Android-related news for us as well. Vizio has now announced a new 7-inch tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor and pure Android experience without the bloat. Interestingly enough, one of the key features of the Windows 8 tablet was it was also a pure Windows 8 experience, with no vendor-specific junk thrown in.

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Vizio Announces Windows 8 AMD Tablet

While CES doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, many press announcements and unveils related to the show have already begun. One of this announcements comes from Vizio, who has now announced plans for their first Windows 8 tablet.

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VMK Smartphone and Tablet Designed in Africa

When we think about advances in technology and design, we might consider the Cupertino campus in California or perhaps a design house in Europe. That could be changing as what you see here are a pair of products from a technology startup called VMK. They’re based out of Congo in Africa.

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Acer Rumored to Release $99 Tablet Next Year

According to supply chain makers in Taiwan, Acer will soon release the Iconia 1, a 7 inch Android tablet with a bargain price of only USD $99. Supposedly this tablet will come sometime in the first 3 months of next year.

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Nokia Windows RT Tablet Coming to Mobile World Congress 2013

The Microsoft Surface hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Windows RT is going to lose any support. In fact, there’s word that Nokia is working on a new tablet powered by Windows RT and this new device will be making its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 16GB Tablet for an Impressively Low $250, Today Only

Looking to get your hands on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model this holiday season? Whether it is for you, or someone else, today is the day to buy. For the rest of the day you can get your hands on an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 16GB version for just $250, which is $50 less than normal. In order to get the $50 off, you simply need to enter the promotional code “FIREHD89” at checkout.

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Android Tablets Might Dethrone the iPad as Early as Mid-2013, suggests ABI Research

The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.

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ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard and Stand Works with All Your iOS and Android Devices

The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you’ll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.

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Google Nexus 10 Tablet Spotted at Walmart Ahead of Release

The customer has taken a picture of the 32GB model resting on a shelf with a $499 price tag underneath the item. Apparently, the person who took the picture did not buy it, but instead took a photo and left the store. So far there have been no other reports about possible early releases like this one, so there’s probably quite a small quantity of Nexus 10 tablets in public reach at this point.

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Pinch Interface Connects Phones and Tablets into One Large Display

When using the app between two or more devices, the user can ‘pinch together’ two screens by using their thumb and index fingers both on a separate device, and pinching them together, like you would when zooming in on a web page on a normal touch screen. The screens can be lined up at any angle, whether that is vertically or horizontally, and the pictures will match themselves up automatically if they become misaligned when attached.

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Is A Microsoft Xbox Surface Tablet in the Works?

While we’ve seen 10-inch Windows 8 tablets and even Microsoft’s own Surface RT, what about 7-inch devices? So far Microsoft doesn’t seem interested in that category, but that might be because they are readying their own 7-inch Xbox Surface.

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Google Android Director Says Other 10-inch Tablets are “Overpriced and Underpowered”

A New York Times interview with Google’s Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.

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Khan Academy and Samsung Bringing Tablets into Select California Schools

Many school systems across the globe have made switches to tablets and e-readers. Having a digital solution like this means kids don’t have to carry heavy backpacks full of books, which can lead to back issues in the long run. It also can save the educational system money since the e-books are generally cheaper than text copies, of course you also have to pay the huge cost of the tablet/e-reader initially.

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HTC Bows Out of the U.S. Tablet Market

Are you an HTC tablet fan? While I doubt many readers are frantically shaking their head “YES”, there are probably a few fans out there. Unfortunately, HTC not only has had several fiscal problems holding them back, but they also have had problems breaking into the tablet market. With bigger plays like Apple, Samsung, Google/Asus and Amazon– it isn’t that surprising to hear that they are stopping the sale of tablets in the U.S. for now.