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Android dominates CES 2014 awards

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CES awards were flying off the shelves and into the laps of various companies. Samsung, Sony and Nokia were honored with awards in several categories for their mobile and imaging products.

The winners in the Wireless Handsets category were the LG G2 and the SpareOne Plus. Read more »

Apple iPad mini 2 bares it all in an iFixit teardown, gets a low repairability score

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A day after it hit the store shelves, the iPad mini 2 unsurprisingly paid a visit to the folks at iFixit. As expected, Apple’s slate got a proper teardown to go with the traditional iFixit repairability score.

The first thing to grab the attention under the hood of the second generation iPad mini is a beefy 24.3Whr battery. Read more »

Kindle Fire HDX 7 now on sale in UK

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Today Amazon UK started the sales the sales of the Kindle Fire HDX 7 slate. It is available for purchase at the retailer’s website and costs £199 for the 16GB ad-supported version.

If you add £10 more you can get the ad-free model. Read more »

Surface RT 32GB to cost $199 on Black Friday

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The US is getting ready for the big discounts on Black Friday and Best Buy is kicking off things early with a Surface RT 32GB deal for just $200. Black Friday isn’t for a couple of more weeks so you’ll have to wait until then, the deal is only valid between November 28 and 30.

The good news is that this is an online deal, so you won’t have to brave the Black Friday queues. Plus you get free shipping. Read more »

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 is now seeding

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Google began rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. The good news arrived on Android’s official Google+ account.

The latest Android version is currently seeding to Wi-Fi only 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets. Read more »

A duo of NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 promo videos made the rounds, check them out

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As the first slates using the platform are beginning to make their way into the marketplace, a couple of NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 promo videos made the rounds online. Announced back in September, NVIDIA’s creation aims to bring powerful internals and affordable price to the tablet realm.

The first promo video gives a broad outlook of the tablet platform’s talents. Read more »

An Apple iPad Air catches fire in Australian Vodafone store

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A Vodafone retail store in Canberra had to be evacuated on Wednesday because an iPad Air burst into flames.

The fire allegedly started at the charging port, set the whole iPad on fire and proceeded to fill the entire store with smoke. Read more »

Apple allegedly in talks with Samsung to fix burn-in issues on Retina iPad mini

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Starting last month, industry insiders close to Apple’s supply chain reported on potential supply issues Apple could face regarding production of its Retina iPad Mini display panels.

The latest report out of Korea indicates that burn-in problems with the LCD panels will result in Apple delaying its launch of the new iPad mini, and could cause Apple to reopen negotiations with Samsung in order to help complete the order of some 15 million panels. Read more »

Panasonic’s huge 4K tablet coming to the US in January

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The world’s first 4K resolution tablet from Panasonic, which debuted at CES this year, is set to hit the US just after the holiday season this coming January.

The tablet will miss the US holiday shopping bonanza, but at an MSRP of $5999 it’s hard to see the 20-inch tablet as a stocking stuffer. Read more »

Apple iPad Air is cheaper to build than iPad 3

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The Apple iPad Air is a major redesign of Apple’s 9.7″ tablet and is unquestionably more advanced than all their previous models. But did it cost Apple more to make? AllThingsD and researchers from IHS report that the Air is cheaper than the iPad 3 (the last big iPad they have examined), despite the cost of the display going up.

It’s really the screen that is the biggest change to the internals. A new design has allowed Apple to use just one layer of glass instead of two, which has reduced the thickness from 2.23mm to 1.8mm. Read more »

Archos announces 101 XS 2 Android tablet

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Archos has launched a new large Android tablet, the 101 XS 2. It has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display and Archos Coverboard keyboard that snaps magnetically to the tablet and acts as a cover, keyboard and a kickstand.

On the inside is a quad-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and Mali 400 MP4 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space with microSD card. The tablet has 2 megapixel cameras on the front and back. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Verizon Ellipsis 7 with quad-core processor goes official

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After appearing in rumorland, the Verizon Ellipsis is now official. Verizon’s first tablet is 4G LTE enabled and will rub its shoulders against the likes of Google nexus 7.

As the name suggests, Verizon’s Ellipsis is a 7-inch slate with a 720p IPS LCD display. Read more »

Nokia is reportedly working on a compact Windows RT tablet dubbed Illusionist

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As the Nokia Lumia 2520 enjoys its fair share of attention, a report on the company’s second Windows RT tablet made the rounds. Allegedly, an 8” Windows RT slate dubbed Nokia Illusionist is in development.

Reportedly the Nokia Illusionist will be released in early 2014 with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »

Amazon celebrates FAA ruling with a surprising one-day Kindle sale

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Last week the Federal Aviation Authority in the United States issued a ruling which allows the airlines to expand the use of personal electronics during flight. Today, Amazon decided to celebrate the occasion with a one-day sale of its Kindle family of tablets.

Today only, users can snag an Amazon Kindle tablet with 15% off its regular price. Read more »

Sleek bezels, thin edges and a diet that did wonders – here’s the iPad Air hands-on

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While many were awaiting the iPad mini with Retina display, Apple was busy running the larger iPad through the treadmill so that when the unveiling came, it won’t fall into the shadow of its smaller sibling.

So much so, in fact, that once unveiled, it was revealed that the rudimentary upgrade was not to the big iPad but, in fact, the iPad mini. The streamlined body, reduced weight and retention of the great display made the iPad Air the talk of the town, garnering the front spot on Apple’s website is a testament to that. Read more »