Most of the creative types in the audience will swear by their Wacom tablets, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay full price to get one.
Maxell is often a name that conjures up thoughts of old-school VHS tapes and CD-Rs for burning. The truth is that the company does a whole lot more than that, as was shown at IFA 2012 this year. The most exciting items shown off were two budget tablets, both under $300.
Archos is getting involved in the gaming world with its own 7-inch Android gaming tablet, the “GamePad”. What’s in store for the new tablet? We certainly don’t know everything about it’s specs yet.
In the last few years, HTC has quickly moved away from a major innovator and leader in the smartphone world. As a result, the company has also suffered from more than a few fiscal setbacks in recent times.
The Transphone is aiming to bridge that gap too and we’ve got the first exclusive hands-on photos of the upcoming device.
You know, with all this talk of a rumored Apple iPad Mini, it looks like the folks in the Android crowd are doing what they can to compete on price ahead of time. Case in point is the slashing of price on the Toshiba Thrive.
While many of us use devices like the iPad and Nexus 7 on a daily basis, tablets aren’t just for adults. The children’s tablet market is continuously growing and adding new devices. Some of these offerings have the full power of Android in a tough child-proof shell, while others are specialty devices with custom operating systems. One such locked-down kid’s tablet is the LeapPad 2 from Leap Frog.
When it comes to sharing a tablet for the whole family, 7-inch, 9.7-inch or even 10.1-inch might be a little restrictive. Most families tend to stick to these sizes though because they are readily available and are the most affordable option. Sure, bigger screen tablets like the Excite 13 do exist, but at a premium price. This is where Archos steps in. Archos might not be the most popular brand around, but they are known for sticking to relatively budget-friendly price points. A new FCC filing suggests that Archos is preparing for a larger-screen tablet with family sharing and use in mind- the 13.3-inch Archos FamilyPad.
Leaked information from internal slides seem to have hit German news site, Mobiflip, painting a picture of a powerful new Sony Xperia tablet. The new Sony tablet features pretty impressive specs such as a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 3G connectivity and storage choices of 16, 32 or 64GB.
In the California trial today, Samsung revealed that it is working on a new tablet, codenamed “P10”, which would feature LTE connectivity and a massive 11.8-inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution.
When the Microsoft Surface was first unveiled there were many in the tech world that felt it was an attractive looking tablet design, but it also raised up questions including whether or not it could potentially affect Microsoft’s Windows OEM partner relationships. Microsoft of course was quick to shrug this all off when talking directly to the public, but according to new government filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission it seems that the boys and girls at Redmond understand a true risk does exist with their new tablet initiative.
A set of documents have leaked out that Apple plans to use in court, in which Google warned Samsung that the design for the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 were too similar and even famous designers apparently cautioned Samsung that the Galaxy S looked too much like the iPhone because of its shape and overall design elements.
Microsoft did tell us that the RT version (ARM) of Surface would be price competitive with similar ARM-based tablets and the Pro line should fall in with Ultrabook pricing, so at least we have a vague price tag in mind. Despite all of this, a Swedish website has posted the Surface and all four of its variants at prices that translate roughly to $1,001 and up.
When it comes to Android devices, there are tons of different vendors, power configurations, prices and features. This is both a blessing and a curse for the platform, and something that it seems that Microsoft will be repeating with Windows 8 devices.
Barnes & Noble launched its own “Nook For Web” experience today, allowing Nook to compete against iBooks, Kobo Instant Reader and Kindle’s Cloud Reader.
Bumping up your performance to the next level is the newly announced Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch. This is the latest version of Wacom’s 24HD pen display and drawing screen series.
As its name implies, the 97 Carbon features a 9.7-inch 5X multitouch IPS screen. There’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under the hood and, thankfully, there is full access to Google Play and the full suite of Google apps right out of the box.
There seems to be an increasing number of devices in recent times that tout themselves as the perfect tablet experience for those that also want a laptop-like productivity experience, Windows Surface included. That being said, Fujitsu seems to do one better, creating a true hybrid tablet/laptop experience that is targeted at the business crowd, and best of all they are offering two different hybrids, the LifeBook T902 and Stylistic Q702.
Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.
A new company, Modbook Inc, has formed again and is now creating its own Modbook Pro. The Pro is by the same designers as the original, even if its not under the same company name, and this time takes a 13-inch MacBook Pro for the modification.
In a very lengthy, yet compelling read, Gizmondo produced an article that essentially applauds the new Microsoft Surface tablet and welcomes it as a game changer that makes the Air and iPad look obsolete in comparison. The article goes on to state that the system follows the ten design principles that folks like Apple’s Jonathan Ive seem to live by.
Yes, we know about the two versions of the Microsoft Surface and its support for Netflix, but what about all the other details that still have us scratching our heads?
Recently the web has been ablaze with rumor and speculation regarding a big upcoming Microsoft announcement that was scheduled for Monday- which is now today. The wait is over, and it turns out that what was announced is part of the Microsoft Surface brand. No, this isn’t another massive Surface table, it’s a tablet.
Windows 8 is on its way out at this end of this year and is Microsoft’s way of attempting to enter into the tablet wars. Microsoft’s approach is certainly unique since they are using the existing PC Windows as the basis of their tablet entry, instead of adopting Windows Phone like Apple did with iPhone OS.
Lamborghini probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of phones, but apparently they are releasing a new range of luxury phones and tablets aimed at the Russian market.
We thought cost could be an issue and we also thought battery life could be a problem. And now, Nintendo has confirmed our hesitations about the latter.
“Join us as we introduce the truly incredible next transformations.” Given that the only context where Asus has use the “transform” moniker is with an Eee Pad, we’re pretty confident this week’s event has something to do with a new tablet.
It seems that Google’s 7-inch tablet PC is schedule for a full release in July, with an initial batch of 600,000 units shipping as early as June. According to the information cited, supposedly from sources within the supply chain, Asus is co-developing the device and the entry-level tablet will be around $200 or less.
That’s changing, now that Sony is ready to push out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the dual screen Sony Tablet P. As with the Tablet S, the update will be pushed out automatically via the software update feature.
It seems that Wikipad and Gaikai are coming together to create a gamepad attachment for the Wikipad, allowing gamers to add dual analog and buttons into their Wikipad gaming experience.
Today ComScore introduced a new version of its Device Essentials service that includes improved analysis of mobile devices and operating systems. The biggest take away from this though is that ComScore now reports that the Kindle Fire has managed to capture 54.4% of the Android tablet market, according to information gathered through February of 2012.
Personally, one of the highlights is the inclusion of a native screenshot capture. It used to be that you had to root the Sony Tablet S to get this feature, but now it’s built-in; just press the power and reduce volume buttons at the same time.
Toshiba’s Thrive tablets were certainly not crowd favorites, and the company, after listening to customer complaints, has introduced a new line of tablets in the Excite line. It’s a good thing that they are changing their designs and bringing out pretty looking devices: the 7.7″ tablet which has the same AMOLED display on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the 10″ Excite with a resolution of 1280 x 800. But why in the world have they decided to include an unnecessarily large 13″ model in the list?
Rumors about a so-called Nexus tablet from Google have been flying around for a while. What you see above comes to us from Pocketnow and the pictured device is purported to be the search giant’s upcoming tablet. Could it be the cheap stock Android Nexus tablet meant to compete against the new iPad?
Do you remember the Motorola Atrix 4G and how it had that laptop dock? You know about the PadFone from Asus that has a slot in the back to take your smartphone? Well, the Exotablet is fundamentally the same idea, except for Apple iDevices.
How does a $200 Nexus tablet running a Tegra 3 processor sound to you? Pretty darn good, I’d wager. Is this really happening? Beyond rumor and speculation we really have no clue, but we do know that there has been plenty of rumors and discussion abound regarding a cheap Tegra 3 tablet at some point in the near future.
Archos has done a pretty good job creating a niche of budget devices like tablets, specifically those under the Arnova branding. The Archos Arnova 9 G3 is supposed to continue the company’s tradition of low-price tablets, but this time around it will come packed with Android 4.0 ICS. Today it showed up at the FCC website, which is probably a pretty good sign that it is about to hit stores sooner rather than latter.
As it turns out, Google could be looking to be even more aggressive with its pricing for the Nexus Tablet, getting it down as low as $149. That significantly undercuts just about everyone else in the market
Retro games often lose their lustre, you go back 5 or 10 years later with a hope of reigniting that once lost flame, only to be left thinking, meh. It was better before. We are pretty sure that the arrival of the Neo Geo X — which will be shipping with classic Neo Geo titles on board — is going to give you a similar unsatisfied feeling.
It may not be coming jam-packed with features as the new iPad which becomes available today for the cost of an arm and leg, and it may not be as thin as the teased stainless steel Archos slate, but it certainly is unbeatable when it comes to its price tag. The ridiculously cheap Aakash 2 tablet, which is the successor to the $35 Aakash tablet designed for the students in India, will be launched in the country in the coming month with a price tag of just $40.
The new iPad, as you know, has arrived with impressive specs, but all those features have resulted in the device becoming fatter and heavier. That’s certainly not a big problem, but those of you who are dying to see a super-thin tablet should check out the Android-running Archos G10 XS, which is the latest in a […]
Remember that tablet/notebook cross which was shown off by Sony at CES earlier this year? The convertible concept tablet dubbed “Hybrid” looked interesting although there was no confirmation whether the company would work on the prototype for market launch. And now a new info suggests that Sony has plans for bringing out the QWERTY-equipped slider.
Part of the reason why the iPad and iPad 2 continued to dominate the tablet space was that most of the “good” Android tablets cost just as much as their iCounterparts and many people viewed Apple’s tablet as a premium device. The original Eee Pad Transformer made some headway by launching at $399, digging under the cheapest iPad by a full $100, but even that was met with relatively limited success.
It’s been postulated for some time that Google was working on a so-called Nexus tablet that would fundamentally follow in the footsteps of its Nexus family of smartphones. Now, we’re hearing that it could be Asus that will be charged with building the pure Google tablet.
There are all kinds of rumors swirling around that Google is preparing a self-branded Android tablet, but apparently it’s not joining the Nexus family. Instead, it could be called the Google “Play” tablet.
The race to ultra slimness has taken on bulemic supermodel proportions. Shaving off those precious millimeters is the newly introduced Toshiba Excite 10 LE. The Android tablet is about as thin as it gets with its 7.7mm profile.
Although all tablet lovers are waiting anxiously to know all about what’s new from Apple, at least some of you are looking forward to play with the Tablet P, Sony’s unique clamshell Android tablet. The dual-screened device, which was announced last year, is finally making its way stateside via AT&T on March 4th.
The upcoming Excite X10 from Toshiba doesn’t exactly buck the trend, but you may be interested to hear that it’s tentatively scheduled to hit store shelves by the end of the month. That’s just a few days away.