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Micromax LapTab tablet that dual-boots Android and Windows goes official

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Micromax, the Indian smartphone manufacturer, has announced its first dual-boot Android and Windows tablet dubbed LapTab at CES in Las Vegas.

Micromax’s LapTab runs both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Windows 8 OS and offers flexibility to all its consumers who are looking to adopt a machine with two of the most popular operating systems. Read more »

Lenovo launches new ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1 tablet

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Lenovo has announced a new 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet called the ThinkPad 8. The device is meant to compete with the iPad mini and is targeted at professional users.

The ThinkPad 8 has an 8-inch, 1920×1200 resolution display, although Lenovo does not bundle a stylus with this device. On the back the tablet uses an aluminum body and supports flip cover similar to the iPad’s Smart Cover that magnetically snaps on to the side. Read more »

Acer Iconia A1-830 and B1-720 unveiled

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Acer has officially announced the Iconia A1-830 and B1-720 tablets. The latest additions will be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that kicks off on January 7.

The Acer Iconia A1-830 sports a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The 4:3 screen can be viewed at angles of up to 178 degrees. With 1GB of RAM, the tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, which also comes with the Hyper-Threading technology. Read more »

Polaroid announces a trio of Q-series tablets with 4.4 KitKat on-board

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Polaroid has officially unveiled its Q-series of Android slates that contain three budget offerings. The Polaroid Q7 is a 7-inch slate, while Q8 and Q10 are 8-inch and 10.1-in respectively.

All the three tablets from Polaroid are powered by the latest Android operating system, the 4.4 KitKat. Read more »

Microsoft upgrades Surface Pro 2 CPU two months after launch

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Microsoft has started shipping slightly faster version of the Surface Pro 2 last month without any official announcement. The change was noticed by some customers who purchased the device recently.

How big is the change? Not much, it seems. The base model that shipped with an Intel Core i5-4200U clocked at 1.6GHz is now clocked at 1.9GHz. The more expensive 4300U model also gets an unspecified amount of clock speed boost along with Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology. Read more »

ASUS accidentally confirms upcoming VivoTab Note 8

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Another interesting Windows 8.1-powered slate is coming very soon, considering ASUS has already uploaded the device’s user manual on its website. It’s the VivoTab Note 8 with IPS display, a quad-core processor and a stylus.

The VivoTab Note 8 has already passed through USA’s FCC as well, which means it will probably go official at CES in a few days. Read more »

Panasonic Toughpad 4K 20″ tablet delayed until mid-February

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Proudly announced nearly a year ago, Panasonic’s Toughpad 20″ 4K tablet was finally scheduled to hit the US in January. However it has suffered yet another delay in production and is now expected to start shipping in mid-February.

The Toughpad 4K tablet is priced at &pund;2,700 and arrives with Windows 8.1 Pro out of the box. The resolution produced by the 20″ display is 3840 x 2560 pixels resulting in a pixel density of 230ppi. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 specs and benchmarks make the rounds

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Details on the specs and the benchmark performance of the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 have emerged. The top-end tablet is tipped for a MWC 2014 release in Wi-Fi-only and LTE flavors.

The Wi-Fi version of the upcoming tablet will sport the model number SM-P900, while the LTE variant will be known as SM-P905. Read more »

Best Buy offers the Nexus 7 with $25 Google Play Store credit for $199

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Best Buy treated the ASUS Nexus 7 to a hefty price reduction. Pricing of the stock Android 4.4 KitKat slate now starts at $199.99 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi-only version.

To sweeten up the deal even further, the electronics retail giant also throws in a $25 Google Play Store coupon code to get you started with your app collection. Read more »

Samsung reportedly sold 40 million tablets in 2013

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According to a report in Korean media, Samsung has sold 40 million tablets in 2013. The number falls right in line with the manufacturer’s expectations which were revealed during an analyst day in November.

Samsung has reportedly sold 12 million tablets over the past three months alone. Read more »

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi gets treated to an Android 4.3 update

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Hot on the heels of its Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra siblings, the Wi-Fi-only Sony Xperia Tablet Z got treated to an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Carrying the model number 10.4.B.0.577, the new OS version is now seeding to devices around the world.

With a size of 792MB, the update for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is quite substantial. Read more »

8.4-inch Samsung tablet found on FCC site, believed to be Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

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One of the easiest ways to confirm whether or not a rumored device is legit is to see if it has passed through the FCC certification process, and judging on the info found on the FCC site, Samsung has a new tablet in the works with model number SM-T320.

Information from other sources corroborates that and even gives us its screen size – the odd 8.4 inches. Rumors say that this device would go by the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 moniker, but that’s hardly confirmed.

What today’s FCC leak confirms, however, is the existence of the device plus the usual tidbits about the tablet having Bluetooth, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. Yup, that’s hardly much at all. But it gets more interesting. Read more »

Samsung Germany New Year’s Bonus cashback starts today

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Starting today, Samsung Germany is offering their Neujahrsbonus cashback bonus program to all customers who purchase one of the participating Galaxy devices, including the Note 3, S4, S4 mini, Tab 3 8.0, and even the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Now that’s Christmas is behind us, this seems like another great reason for celebration by any potential Samsung device purchasers in Germany. Read more »

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 now receiving Android 4.3 update

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NVIDIA has started rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to its Tegra Note 7 tablet. The new firmware comes with a couple of new features along with a few improvements to enhance the overall experience of the slate.

The Tegra Note stylus now has better support for left handed users and is a lot sensitive. The addition of DirectStylus option under the setting’s menu, stylus removal and insert notifications are some of the new features on-board. Read more »

XOLO Play Tegra Note review

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After releasing the Android based portable gaming console, Shield, NVIDIA is now entering the popular 7-inch tablet category with the Tegra Note. Just like the Shield, the Tegra Note tablet focuses on gaming but also bundles in stylus functionality at a very attractive price point.

Unlike the Shield, NVIDIA won’t be selling the Tegra Note tablet directly. Instead, it will be manufactured for NVIDIA by OEM partners across the world and sold under their own brands. What we are looking at today is the XOLO Play Tegra Note, which is manufactured and sold by XOLO for NVDIA in India and is similar to the Tegra Note tablet offered by other OEMs such as Gigabyte, EVGA and ZOTAC in other markets. So let’s take a closer look at NVIDIA’s first tablet. Read more »