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Get £100 Google Play credit when you buy Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

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If you’re a Brit and were thinking about picking up a Samsung Galaxy Tab pro 8.4, now may be the time to do so.When you purchase the slate, the Korean manufacturer will thank you by giving you some Play Store credit, £100 to be exact.

You can currently find the tablet for as low as £279 at brick and mortar retailers like John Lewis and Curry’s PCWorld. Read more »

Worldwide tablet sales fail to reach projections

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IDC has confirmed that worldwide tablet sales are selling sluggishly.

There was only a 3.9% growth in sales as compared to last year, suggesting that the entire tablet market may be reaching a point of stagnation. Read more »

Samsung’s tablets right behind the iPad

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IDC, a technology research firm, shows that the sales of Samsung’s line of tablets are catching up to the sales of the iPad.

Apple still controls the dominant market share, but IDC’s research shows that the Cupertino-based tech manufacturer isn’t growing. Samsung’s tablets, however, are displaying promising growth. Read more »

Acer Iconia W4 3G slate with Windows 8.1 goes official in India

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Acer took the wraps off the Iconia W4 3G Windows 8.1 tablet in India. The slate will hit the shelves in a couple of days, on May 3 for Rs. 29,999 (about $498).

Impatient users can already pre-order the Iconia W4 3G by going to Acer India’s official Facebook page. Early birds will receive a free Crunch Cover worth Rs. 2,999. Read more »

Acer announces Iconia Tab 7 and Iconia One 7 tablets

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Acer unveiled two new tablets today – the Wi-Fi-only Iconia Tab 7 and the 3G-enabled Iconia One 7. Both slates will go on sale in May on bargain prices.

Acer Iconia Tab 7 will be actually sold in two different versions depending on the market. Iconia Tab 7 A1-713 features a 7″ LCD display of 1024×600 pixel resolution, a 2MP rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Android 4.4 KitKat update will be seeded later this year though. Read more »

Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 leaks, official update coming

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The original Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 slate was released in August, 2012, initially running on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung released only one firmware update during the past two years flavoring the tablet with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Nowadays there are already two new Note tablets – Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Note Pro 12.2, but as it turns out the pioneer was not forgotten. A leaked official test firmware suggests Samsung is almost ready to release an official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the original Galaxy Note 10.1. Read more »

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 10 tablet leaks

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There have been murmurs of a new Lenovo tablet with a 10” display in the works for a while, and it looks like the rumors have finally been confirmed.

The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 was leaked online for a brief while by the company’s Australian branch. It was soon taken down, but not before the device’s specs were captured. Read more »

Two new Samsung slates: SM-T705 and SM-T700

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Think there are enough Samsung tablet variants out there? Well the Korean tech giant is now throwing another pair into the mix.

User Agent profiles reveal the two new tablets are the SM-T700 and SM-T705. Hit the jump to learn more about their features. Read more »

Refreshed Acer Iconia Tab B1-730 to go official next week

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Acer is holding a press event next week on April 29 in New York. As the teaser image suggests, the company will unveiling several new devices.

The snippet in the far right suggests that a refreshed Iconia Tab B1-730 should be part of the new lineup. Read more »

Japan Display announces 10.1″ 4K IPS LCD for tablets

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Japan Display is working to release a 10.1″ IPS LCD with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). This makes up for the impressive pixel density of 438 ppi, which is comparable to the current high-end smartphones.

The 4K 10.1″ display features 1100:1 contrast ratio with a 160-degree viewing angle and a brightness of 400 nits. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series will be available in the US from May 1

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Samsung officially unveiled its new thinner and lighter Galaxy Tab 4 series earlier this month. The lineup consists of three devices – Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and now the company has confirmed that they all will be available in the US on May 1, with the pre-orders starting tomorrow.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series will be up for grabs in black or white versions. The slates will be available for purchase from quite a few major retailers across the United States – the pre-orders are accepted at Samsung’s online store, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, OfficeMax, PC Richard and Son, Sears and Tiger Direct. Read more »

Apple launches iPad trade-in program in US and Canada

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Apple’s worldwide environmental campaign doesn’t just end with printed ads as the Cupertino-based giant has announced the expansion of its Reuse and Recycling program. Apple’s new effort will allow users of iPad tablets to recycle their old ones and get their hands on the shiny new models.

For now, iPad (all four generations) are the only eligible devices for the Reuse and Recycling program. The users of the program receive credit for their old Apple devices and the company is now allowing consumers with iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on any other Apple product. Read more »

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 for AT&T gets FCC approval

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The AT&T version of the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 has payed a visit to the FCC, carrying the model number SM-P907A.

The tablet packs 4G LTE connectivity and will operate on the LTE bands 4 and 17. There’s every indication that outside of this, the NotePRO 12.2 for AT&amp:T will feature the same specs as its international sibling. Read more »

iPad Air 2 front panel photos surface, hint a thinner shell

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A bunch of photos of the upcoming second-generation iPad Air have leaked straight from factory floors in China. The photos are obtained by Dutch website OneMoreThing and show the iPad’s glass front, which now has the LCD layer integrated into the glass itself – currently, that’s not the iPad Air’s case where the two layers are distinct from one another.

And here’s the front panel compared with a coin for measure. According to the report, it’s just 1.5mm thick, which could allow Apple to fit a larger battery. Read more »

Sony announces US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Sony officially announced US pricing and availability of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The ultra-skinny, water-resistant slate is now available to pre-order directly from Sony across the Atlantic. It will hit the shelves early next month, on May 4.

Pricing of Sony’s flagship tablet kicks off at $499.99 for a Wi-Fi-only slate with 16GB of built-in memory. Read more »