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A Closer Look at The Asus Padfone Smartphone Tablet Dock

Mostly living up to the expectations, rumors and leaks, the Asus Padfone was revealed to the world at Computex Taipei 2011 this week. The idea is similar to the Motorola Atrix, except the phone goes directly into a tablet-shaped device. The problem is that Asus is keeping its mouth shut about any real details.

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Asus Melds Tablet and Smartphone to make Padfone

And why not? Asus is is set to release their own re-engineered iteration of the Motorola Atrix 4G dock, riping out the keyboard making a dockable smartphone slate, we have the PadFone. This is a new generation of devices to hit the streets and all they are is just a shell without the guts and brains. Slide your smartphone into the PadFone, and you have just made buying a computer more efficient. Rather than two massively destructive impacts on the earth, you have just one marginally less destructive.

Android
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NEC Android Tablet gets Dual Display

A rose by any other name? NEC showed off its LT-W Cloud Communicator a few months ago at CES and now the dual-screen Android tablet is re-emerging with a new name. Behold the NEC LifeTouch W Tablet. The Acer Iconia is the only dual screen tablet in town.

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HTC 10-Inch Puccini Android Tablet Leaked

HTC isn’t one to shy away from the growing tablet market. The 7-inch HTC Flyer might be good for some folks, but what if you want a bigger screen. To compete with the Xooms of the world, we now get a look at the HTC Puccini.

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Amazon To Release Android Tablet?

When interviewed by Consumer Reports, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said to “stay tuned” for the company’s plans to release a tablet device. Bezos suggested that if they did produce a tablet, it would not kill the Kindle, but supplement it.

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Piggyback Concept combines Phone, Tablet and Laptop into one device

Brooks Benefiel’s Piggyback Tablet is a three-in-one concept that could render purchasing individual tablets and netbooks unnecessary. The Piggyback Tablet concept uses a smartphone to power a tablet and netbook computer. While Motorola’s Atrix 4G smartphone has an optional laptop dock, the phone only becomes a netbook when plugged in, whereas when plugged into the Piggyback, the phone becomes both a tablet and a netbook

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Sony Unveils Android 3.0 HoneyComb Tablets with Dual-Screen too

Sony is giving it their best effort to take on Apple’s iPad and the array of other Android tablet’s inching for a #2 spot in the tablet work. Sony’s tablets, code named S1 and S2 consist of a single screen 9.4-inch tablet and a dual 5.5-inch screened tablet, both sporting 3G/4G and WiFi and will run on Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet-optimized OS.

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Leaked: Dell’s Android Tablet Plans for 2011

Everyone is getting entrenched in the tablet game for 2011, hoping to knock the iPad out of the top spot (or at least carving out a sizable slice of the pie). What’s Dell doing? Well, we’ve got the leaked roadmap for at least three new devices.

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How to Get T-Mobile G-Slate Tablet for $100 Less

Psst. I’ve got a little secret to share with you. If you’re thinking about picking up a new tablet device and you’ve got your eyes set on the G-Slate from T-Mobile, there’s a way to get it for $100 less than the $530 advertised price.

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Fujitsu Lifebook X2 Concept Tri-Folds Your Tablet Duties

This design isn’t exactly sanctioned by Fujitsu itself, it came via Yanko Design contributor Park Hyin Jin. The idea is that it takes a notebook and completely folds it up. Open it once, and it’s almost like the old Nokia Communicator devices, except doing it with a touchscreen up top (otherwise it wouldn’t be a tablet) and a hardware (?) QWERTY keyboard down low.

All Tablets Reviews
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 2.2 Tablet Review

When the iPhone arrived on the scene it quickly rose to dominate the smartphone world. Then, Android came along and it has steadily increased its market share until it was king of the hill. In much the same way, the iPad is currently dominating the tablet world, but Android tablets are rising to the forefront too. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a prime example of that.

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GameStop Gaming Tablet Set for Release This Year?

When e-readers hit the scene, it’s like every bookstore chain wanted a piece of the action. It mostly started with the Amazon Kindle, but that quickly spawned the Nook and Kobo. The same sort of thing is happening with tablets now too, but we’ve got an unlikely entry coming down the chute: GameStop.

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Chrome OS Tweaks Point To Google Tablets

Wait. I thought Android 3.0 Honeycomb was the de facto tablet operating system to come out of Google. Even though we’ve already seen the CR-48 netbook, it looks like Google is still interested in pursuing a tablet-friendly version of its cloud-based Chrome OS.

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Bell Expands Mobile TV Offerings for Smartphones and Tablets

In case you haven’t joined the revolution already, you might want to know that you don’t have to sit in your living room to watch television. You don’t even need to be at a computer for an Internet stream. Bell would love it if you picked up a tablet and starting watching TV there (in addition to your home service, of course).

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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don’t care if you’re only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn’t work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that’s why they’re taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

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Archos Flies Under Radar, Making Money With Tablets

As it turns out, despite all the overwhelming attention that devices like the Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom are getting, Archos is doing just fine. In fact, they’re doing better than fine; they’re growing. This is despite the fact that the average Joe and Jane don’t even know about Archos at all.

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WTF: No Flash Support for Motorola Xoom Tablet

During CES in January and with MWC this month, we’ve seen a lot of new Android tablets. All of them, without fail, will mention that they have love for Flash 10.1, quick unlike a certain iProduct. Well, as it turns out, the championed Motorola Xoom isn’t so Flashy after all.

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Sony S1 Slate Concept: A PlayStation Tablet

Will Sony’s rumored “tablet” concept live up to the expectations set by Apple’s miraculous iPad? If not, will they supersede them? Let’s face it- the main things we all look for nowadays are versatility, battery life, and affordability. We have yet to see anything from one of the biggest players out there, Sony, and if anyone can pull it off to take a second place in the tablet world next to Apple it is Sony.

HTC
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HTC Flyer Android Tablet

Seeing how just about everyone else is coming out with an Android tablet these days, it should really come as little surprise that HTC wanted a big slice of this pie too. And now it’s here: behold the HTC Flyer.

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LG G-Slate Tablet Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

It’s one thing to come forward with a spec sheet that should leave users in awe. It’s another thing altogether to have a product that people will actually want, admire, and use in the long run. Apparently, the G-Slate from LG falls short in that regard.

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LG Optimus Pad 3D (G-Slate) Tablet Priced At 999 Euro

There’s a price to be paid when you want to be on the cutting edge of technology. These days, being on the cutting edge means something to do with 3D displays, and that’s where we find the LG Optimus Pad. We also find the astronomical price that comes with this new tablet.

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Official: HP TouchPad WebOS tablet

The HP TouchPad has been announced today at the HP/Palm Think Beyond webOS event. It’s the companies first jointly created tablet to run purely on the webOS platform, and the first of a family of slate devices to emerge into the market.

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Touch typing on tablet devices with LiquidKeyboard

I’m very much partial to physical keyboards. Maybe it has to do with the tactile feedback. Maybe it has to do with the ability to “feel” between the different keys for added accuracy. With the creation of the “LiquidKeyboard,” these concerns may soon be overcome on tablets.

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Over 100 tablets unveiled at CES 2011

We knew that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was going to represent the year of the tablet. We knew that just about everyone was jumping on board this newfound goldmine, but we had no idea how big this would become. How big? Well, there were over 100 new tablets revealed at CES 2011.