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Hammacher Schlemmer produces 3D tablet, glasses not required

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Although 3D tablets without glasses have been available since early this year, they haven’t really captured the hearts, and more importantly, the cash of interested consumers. Hammacher Schlemmer is looking to change that with the No Glasses 3D. It is so confident that customers will enjoy their product that they offer a no questions asked full refund to anyone unhappy with it, along with a lifetime warranty, which is almost unheard of in the mobile tech world these days.

The unique retailer is offering what it claims to be a revolutionary 3D experience on its tablet. Utilizing a parallax barrier over the tablet’s display, the screen creates the 3D effect without requiring you to wear special glasses. This is achieved by the parallax barrier displaying separate pixel sets to the user’s eyes – much like the LG Optimus 3D back in the day. Unlike other 3D technologies, the parallax barrier is supposed to provide an easier, unstrained viewing experience. Read more »

Samsung working on 8″ and 10″ tablets with AMOLED display

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Samsung has done an Android tablet with AMOLED display in the past, but the recent slates from the global market leader have all been using LCD panels. However, we might soon be looking at a range of AMOLED tablets from Samsung, according to a report from the Korean Digital Daily publication.

The latest report from the Korean media, suggests that Samsung is working on 8″ and 10″ tablets with AMOLED screens. Both tablets are expected to be officially announced early next year. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 2520 has arrived, check out our hands-on

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The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the Finnish company’s first tablet to boot Microsoft Windows. Like the Microsoft Surface 2 we reviewed recently, the Lumia 2520 comes with Windows RT 8.1 out of the box.

We got our hands on an AT&T version of the Nokia Lumia 2520. The highlights of its spec sheet include a beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 10.1” ClearBlack 1080p display, 32GB of expandable memory, 2GB of RAM, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera, and LTE connectivity. Read more »

Acer announces Aspire Z3-600 with 21.5-inch touchscreen display

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Acer has officially unveiled a new all-in-one PC, dubbed as Aspire Z3-600. The latest addition to the Aspire series comes with a touchscreen and kickstand and aims to become one of the best portable tablet in its class.

The Aspire Z3-600 comes with a 21.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The machine runs on Intel’s Pentium J2580 quad-core processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics along with 4 GB of RAM. Read more »

Amazon record-breaking Kindle sales go beyond numbers

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In the hottest-selling weekend of the year (between Black Friday and Cyber Monday) Amazon has, once again, sold a record number of Kindle talbets.

What’s the number – well, Amazon doesn’t say. Can we compare it with last year’s record number – no, Amazon didn’t say then either. All we know is the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and Fire HD were the best-sellers in the Kindle family. Read more »

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

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As its name suggests, the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case sits on top of the company’s range of iPad Air accessories. The cover for Apple’s flagship slate features a full Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard dressed in aluminum.

Founded in 1983 in a garage in Southern California, Belkin is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of mobile accessories globally. Read more »

LG V510 service manual surfaces

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The service manual of an upcoming LG slate with a model name V510 has shown up in China. The designation suggests that the device is very similar to the LG G Pad 8.3, which carries the V500 model name.

The newly leaked service manual suggests that the LG V510 measures 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm and sports an 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Read more »

HP outs a quartet of competitive Android tablets

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Hewlett-Packard has quietly released a new trio of Tegra-powered compact tablets that aim to lure more than a few shoppers this holiday season, as well as ultra-cheap dual-core 10-incher.

All four tablets are set to come with Android 4.2, with the cheapest starting at $149.99. Read more »

Amazon slashes Kindle Fire HD and HDX prices for Cyber Monday

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If Black Friday has been too much of a hassle for you but you still need a good deal on a tablet, Amazon’s got you covered. It’s now selling its 7″ Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD slates at a discounted prices until quantities last.

Both slates have seen a $50 discount – the Fire HD’s 16 GB version is now $119, while the Fire HDX has $50 on all its storage options, the cheapest being $179 for the 16 gig. Read more »

The latest Amazon Kindle Fire HDX ad takes a poke at the iPad Air

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Amazon joined the likes of Nokia and Microsoft this holiday season by throwing a punch at Apple in a commercial. The retail behemoth’s latest ad for the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX aims squaarely at the iPad Air.

As expected, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 commercial focuses on its larger-resolution display, as well as lower weight and price tag in comparison to those of the iPad Air. Read more »

Black Friday breaks online sales record thanks to mobiles

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The trend of constantly increasing online sales during the Thanksgiving Thursday and the Black Friday has continued for yet another year. A study found that the total revenue for the two days reached $2.99 billion, representing an increase of just over 25% compared to last year.

The boost in sales was driven in large part by the growing mobile sales, which this time accounted for almost a quarter of all online spending. The spending from smartphones and tablets rose a whopping 118% YoY and accounted for 24% of the dollars spend online. Read more »

Apple’s Black Friday offer goes live in Europe

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Apple’s Black Friday has already gone live in Australia, where the Cupertino company is offering Apple Store Gift Cards with the purchases. However, the offers seem to vary from region as the company is offering discounts in place of gift cards in couple of other countries.

Apple’s Black Friday deals are now appearing on the UK, France, Germany and other European Apple websites. The online stores have promotional discounts on the MacBooks, Apple TV, iPads, iPods and other accessories. Read more »

Apple offering Apple Store Gift Card with purchases this Black Friday in AU

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Apple’s Black Friday deal has gone live in Australia and slowly making its way around the world wherever the Apple Online Store is available. Unlike previous years where the company offered discounts on the products themselves, this year it is offering Apple Store Gift Cards with purchases.

The denomination of the Apple Store Gift Card depends upon the product you purchase. If you buy an iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you’ll get a A$150 gift card. An iPad Air will get you A$75 gift card and the iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch will get you A$ 50 gift card. If you buy the iPod nano, you’ll get a A$ 25 gift card. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 rooted

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The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a great tablet, especially if you consider its price. But there’s one problem – it’s stuck with Amazon’s customized Android and Amazon’s own app store. With a bit of hacking, you can change part of that.

The Fire HDX has been rooted, which makes it possible to install the Play Store (though it’s not easy). Read more »

Nokia Lumia 2520 will be exclusively offered by John Lewis in the UK

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Nokia announce UK pricing and availability of the Lumia 2520 tablet. The 4G LTE slate with Windows 8.1 RT on board will be exclusively offered by John Lewis starting next week, on December 4.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be priced at £399.99. Read more »