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Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire lineup – Snapdragon 800-powered Fire HDX 8.9″ and HDX 7″, cheap HD 7″

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Jeff Bezos posted yet another “Dear Customers” letter to the front page of Amazon.com announcing the new Kindle Fire lineup – that’s great advertising right there. The lineup consists of three tablets – the 8.9″ Fire HDX, the 7″ Fire HDX and the 7″ Fire HD.

Jump after the break for more info on the new tablets. Read more »

Archos announces 7-inch GamePad 2 with quad-core processor

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Archos brought its first 7-inch Android tablet with hardware gaming controls, dubbed GamePad, a year ago and now the company has revealed its second-generation GamePad in a brief post on a retail website.

Archos GamePad 2 comes with a 7-inch display just like its predecessor, but the resolution has been increased from 1024 x 600 pixels to 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »

Microsoft outs Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro and dedicated accessories

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Microsoft has just announced its second generation Surface tablets – the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro. Both slates are thinner, faster and lighter, with better displays, USB 3.0-enabled, and powered by the latest 8.1 version of Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro.

As expected Microsoft is also launching a new lineup of Surface accessories including a new Type Cover with backlit keys. Read more »

Leaked inventory system confirms ASUS as the next Nexus 10 manufacturer

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We had earlier reported that Google has chosen Asus as the next manufacturer to build the successor of the current Nexus 10 tablet. Now, a leaked PCWorld inventory screen confirms that Asus is indeed the company behind the second-generation Nexus 10 slates.

The alleged leak also suggests that the upcoming Nexus 10 will carry a price tag of £349.99 (about $562). Read more »

Micromax announces the Canvas Tab, costs $270

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Indian phone maker Micromax has launched their first Canvas series tablet, the Canvas Tab P650, in India for the price of Rs. 16,500, or $267.

The tablet will sport an 8-inch IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of expandable storage, alongside 1GB of RAM. Read more »

NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet platform goes official

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NVIDIA took the wraps off the 7” Tegra Note complete tablet platform. Designed by the chip manufacturer, the Tegra Note will be brought to market by NVIDIA’s partners with a starting suggested retail price of $199.

Unsurprisingly, the NVIDIA Tegra Note is powered by a Tegra 4 SoC with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU. Read more »

LTE Nexus 7 2013 arrives in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan, Korea and the US

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The Google Nexus 7 (2013) became official this summer and for many people it stands out as the golden benchmark in small-sized tablets. Sadly, Google didn’t make the LTE version of the slate available right away and people willing to experience 4G wireless speeds on their tablets were left in the cold.

Now, the wait is over, as Google has started offering the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) in a number of markets.

More specifically, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan, Korea and the US can now enjoy the benefits of the LTE-enabled Nexus 7. Read more »

Here are the new ASUS PadFone Infinity promo videos

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ASUS launched a duo of promo videos alongside the newly announced PadFone Infinity. Unsurprisingly, the pair of video clips is focused on the hardware highlights of the Android powerhouse.

The first video showcases the PadFone Infinity and its tablet docking station. Read more »

Alleged parts of iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 hint at possible color options of the tablets

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The back casings of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 have been leaked a few times already and we even saw the images of the upcoming iPad alongside its predecessor. With Apple’s next-generation tablets rumored to be launched in the coming month, the leaks intensity is picking up.

The latest leak, which shows the alleged SIM card tray slot of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini, suggest that the upcoming Apple tablets might be available in different hues. Read more »

LG G Pad 8.3 could cost as little as $299 according to Chinese sources

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The LG G Pad 8.3 is a FullHD slate by LG with reasonable specs, which we saw and liked at IFA 2013.

We’ve been in the loop of its availability and know it will hit at least 30 countries by the end of the year but we haven’t heard a whisper about its pricing. Well, sources coming from China indicate a price tag of $299, which would position the 8.3″ slate as a serious contender to something like the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 will support multi-user functionality in the nearest future

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board, but unfortunately, both the slates does not come with all the goodies of the 4.2 version. It looks like Samsung omitted the multi-user capabilities for both the tablets in its final software.

However, Samsung has will be adding support for the multi-user functionality on both the tablets through their upcoming respective software updates. Read more »

Next generation Kindle Fire press image gets leaked

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Amazon seems to be close to announcing the next generation models of their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets as the leaks and rumors are slowly gathering steam. We have heard a few things about the Kindle Fire HD in the past, including some leaked benchmark scores that pointed towards a Snapdragon 800 SoC and 2560×1600 resolution display.

Now, evleaks has leaked a new press image of what looks like the standard Kindle Fire model. The design is slightly changed compared to the current model, mostly with respect to the bezel around the display. The current model has thinner bezels along the top and sides of the display and thicker one at the bottom when held in portrait mode. The new one has equally thick bezels surrounding the display. Read more »

Sony reveals Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition – for $650 you can cook with Android and Bluetooth

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Sony is trying to bring out your inner Gordon Ramsey with a special edition of the Xperia Tablet Z – the Kitchen Edition. Yep, you read that right – the water-resistant tablet isn’t afraid of the kitchen environment that usually holds many dangers for an electronic device.

So, what sets the Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition from the regular edition? Read more »

Nokia’s Windows RT tablet revealed in new leaked image

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We have been seeing bits and pieces of Nokia’s alleged Windows RT tablet for a while now. Windows expert Paul Thurott now has what looks like a press image of this unnamed Nokia tablet that is scheduled to be announced later this month.

The Nokia tablet will have a 10-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 6.7 megapixel camera and a $499 price tag. As mentioned before, this tablet will be running on Windows RT and not the full blown Windows 8, which is a cause for concern. Read more »

Tablet shipments will surpass PC shipments in Q4 this year according to IDC

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Tablet shipments are set to surpass their PC counterparts in the last quarter of this year according to IDC. PC shipments will still be greater than the tablet ones for the year, though the future belongs to the slate army according to International Data Corporation.

According to IDC, tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on annual basis by the end of 2015 (PC shipments include desktop and portables combined). Read more »