TABLETS
130227-razer
Pre-Order the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet This Friday

If you’ve been drooling over the Razer Edge since it was officially unveiled last month at CES, you will soon be able to get your hands on one. Well, sort of. While the actual gaming tablet itself won’t start shipping until “later that month,” you can start placing your pre-orders on the Edge this Friday, March 1.

Android
Vizio-7-inch-tablet
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.

windows
121218-nokiart
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.

Android
nexus-ipad
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.

microsoft
surface
Microsoft Will Support Windows RT on Surface for 4+ Years

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.

Android
zagg-keyboard
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.

Xbox
surface-xbox
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.

windows
121101-lgtouch
LG Touch 10 Monitor Uses Ten Fingers for Windows 8

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8 and find your lack of touchscreen capabilities frustrating, you might be interested in the LG Touch 10. It’s a 23-inch montior with full touchscreen tech. In fact, it is able to support up to ten contact points at the same time.

Lenovo
lenovo-lynx
Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

HTC
htcme
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.

HTC
htc8x
New Windows Phone Device Leaked, HTC 8x

HTC might not be doing nearly as well as it used to, but that hasn’t stopped it from producing new products. First there was a rumor of a new HTC tablet, now it looks like a Windows Phone 8 device is in the works from the company.

Sony
SonyXperiatablet
Leaked: New Sony Xperia Tablet With MS Surface-Style Keyboard

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.

microsoft
surfacing
Microsoft Acknowledges That Surface Tablets Represent A Potentially Risky Move

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.

microsoft
surfacetab
Rumors Claim Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Sell for $1000+

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.