According to a report by Strategy Analytics, chipsets destined for tablets have marked a year-on-year jump of 23% in Q2 2014. According to the estimates, $945 million worth of tablet chipsets have shipped in the last quarter alone.
Standing on top is Apple with its iPad slates, which hold a 26% revenue share. Interestingly, Intel is close by at second place at 19% and Qualcomm is third with 17%. Read more »
According to e a report in Bloomberg, the next iPad model will have a gold color scheme option. Apple’s next full-sized tablet is expected to launch in October.
The upcoming new color scheme is reportedly a move by Apple to boost sales. Read more »
The previously rumored sub-$200 Windows notebook by HP is now a fact. HP Stream 11 will hit the shelves in November in Orchid Magenta or Horizon Blue with a $199.99 price tag.
HP Stream 11 features Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core CPU with fanless design. Read more »
Instead of Holywood actors, the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab S ad features the host of Brain Games Jason Silva. The show is interesting and shows cool visual tricks that play with your brain’s perception.
However, that’s not the case wit the Galaxy Tab S slate. That’s because its display is so good that it communicates directly with your brain, according to the ad, at least. Read more »
The latest ad for Microsoft’s latest tablet, the Surface Pro 3, is all about football. And the NFL. And specifically, the Seattle Seahawks. The whole idea is that the Surface Pro 3 is “trusted by the pros”, yet “built for the fans”.
Since Microsoft has a $400 million advertising deal with the NFL, perhaps this ad shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Read more »
If you’re looking for an Android tablet yet find a 7-incher to small, a 10-incher too big, and Samsung’s 8.4-inch offerings too expensive, then this is surely for you.
Thanks to a hefty price reduction, the LG G Pad 8.3 can now be yours for just $224.99. That’s apparently $125 off the current recommended retail price for this tablet. Read more »
Verizon has started selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 today. The tablet is being offered with built-in 4G LTE connectivity, as you’d expect. It’s already up for grabs at the carrier online, as well as in brick and mortar stores.
For a limited time, if you get it with a two-year data contract you’ll only need to pay $499.99. Otherwise, the full price of the Tab S is $599.99. You can also use Verizon’s Edge installment plan to pick up the tablet. In this case, you don’t pay anything upfront, but then you have to make 20 monthly payments of $29.99. Read more »
Amazon has announced a special Kids Edition of the Kindle Fire HD. This is essentially the newly announced Kindle Fire HD in 6-inch and 7-inch sizes but with a special rubber case around it to prevent it from being damaged.
If, however, your kid does somehow managed to break it, the Kids Edition comes with a two-year, no questions asked replacement guarantee. Read more »
According to a report by The Daily Dot, Apple will unveil new iPad models next month, on October 21. The latest OS X Yosemite is also expected to launch on the same date.
An October launch for the next generation Apple iPad family should hardly catch anyone by surprise. Read more »
The NVIDIA Shield Tablet has been available for many weeks now, but so far only in a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iteration. A 32GB version with support for 4G LTE networks has been promised, and starting today you can pre-order it.
It will set you back $399, which is $100 more than the model that comes with less storage and sans high-speed data connectivity. Read more »
Samsung has taken a short break from it jokes on Apple’s behalf and has launched a new Galaxy Tab S ad campaign featuring Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard.
The ad goes through the couple’s daily activities and shows how the Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Tab Pro are integral parts of their lives. Read more »
Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablets are currently part of eBay daily deals and carry a pretty cool price tag. For $219.99 with free shipping, customers in the US can enjoy the 8.4″ 2560 x 1600 pixels LCD of the slate. The regular price of the tablet is $400.
Sadly, the free shipping deal is only valid for the United States, but eBay will be glad to offer you shipping abroad at about reasonable prices and will calculate the import taxes for you. Read more »
Sony seems to be very proud of the three members in its recently unveiled Xperia Z3 family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. To prove this once more, the Japanese company has now published an article which outlines nine individual features that can be found across the three devices.
These are all things you might not have known about, according to Sony. So let’s go through them. Read more »
NVIDIA accidentally dropped the HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document. The juicy bit appeared in the company’s lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.
In addition to the already familiar HTC Nexus 9 name, NVIDIA also revealed the tablet’s release time frame. Read more »
Dell and Intel have taken the wraps off of what they claim is going to be the world’s thinnest tablet. The Dell Venue 8 7000 is just 6mm thin, which beats even Sony’s 6.4mm Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
But that’s not all for this device’s differentiating features compared to the competition. It’s also got a RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera, which enables things like facial recognition, emotion tracking, 3D scanning, and 10-finger gesture recognition. Read more »