We already told you how much we like the Tablet Z. It is a great tablet with impressive high-quality hardware and design, plus it’s water and dust resistant just like the Xperia Z smartphone.
The Xperia Tablet Z, just like other popular slates, will surely need some accessories and Sony is ready with the official lineup. Read more »
The Asus MWC event yesterday brought the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad. It wasn’t very well organized for the press, but luckily, you can watch the highlights in the comfort of your own home.
Asus tried to spice the event up with a mini magic show, but that was mostly cut out of the video. What does that say about how engaging the performance was? Read more »
If you’re after a slim, water resistant LTE tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but live nowhere near Japan, then the wait is finally over.
The Xperia Tablet Z (both LTE and Wi-Fi only) is set to launch globally this quarter but there’s no official word yet on its price or which markets will get it first. Read more »
Today, Lenovo outed a few new lower-midrange Android tablets, including a 10-inch 1.2 GHz quad-core model with a 8.6mm waistline.
The A1000, A3000, and S6000 will all run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and give users access to affordable tablets starting in Q2. Read more »
HP has launched its first Android-based tablet, the HP Slate 7. The HP Slate 7 will be priced at a very competitive $169.99 and will go on sale in April.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Slate 7 has a 7.0-inch, 1,024 x 600 resolution FFS+ LCD, 1.6GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/b, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, stereo speakers and Beats Audio. The HP Slate 7 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »
We are no strangers to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Although the product is yet to be officially announced, we have heard about it and even seen it a few times in the past.
The tablet was rumored to be unveiled officially at the Mobile World Congress this year. The rumors, it seems, were true, as was noticed by one of the show goers, who managed to snag a picture of the tablet at Samsung’s booth prior to official announcement. Read more »
The Asus Padfone 2 was announced just prior to the 1080p boom of 2013 but still has qualities everyone loves and yearns for in a smartphone – capacious 720p screen, potent quad-core processor, pixel-rich camera, Android Jelly Bean, etc.
And coupled with a slate it’s a really hard to beat combo, price-wise. But does its battery have the chops to last for more than a day – find out in the breakdown after the break. Read more »
Just like it did for the smaller 7″ MeMo Pad, Asus is now posting a promo video for the 10″ MeMo Pad Smart on YouTube.
The device was unveiled in Thailand earlier this month and is expected to make the rounds on the MWC 2013 floor in Barcelona. Read more »
The Ubuntu team has been busy working on a phone OS, but it decided to take an intermediate step and create a tablet OS. The timing of the launch coincided exactly with the HTC event (leading us to question if the two are related, turns out it wasn’t) and while the new HTC One got all of the attention yesterday, it’s time to meet Ubuntu for Tablets.
Ubuntu’s interface started off as a desktop UI, but Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu – has a vision similar to that of Microsoft. They want one interface to conquer all screen sizes, from a pocketable phone to the 60” TV on your wall. Read more »
Canonical, which recently announced it’s developing Ubuntu for smartphones, has put a peculiar countdown on the ubuntu.com website saying “Tick, tock, tablet time!”
Interestingly, the timer coincides with the one on the HTC website, which will end at the start of the company’s press events in London and New York. The Taiwanese company is set to announce its new One flagship smartphone at the event, but could we also see an Ubuntu tablet debut there? Read more »
After the lulzy Microsoft Surface Pro ad, Apple has now released two new ads for its own tablets, the iPad and iPad mini.
Called ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’, the two ads once again concentrate on people using their iPads to get things done, with the focus primarily being on the incredible range of third party tablet apps that the iPad has. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has leaked so frequently in the past couple of months (heck, even Samsung’s head of Mobile Communications confirmed it), that the device may as well be out already.
The latest news about the compact tablet is that it’s set to hit retail in Europe at the end of March for around €359 for the WiFi only version (€449 if you throw 3G into the mix). Compare this to €329 for the iPad mini (€429 with 3G), and you can see that Samsung aim to directly compete with the smaller iPad with their upcoming product. Read more »
Microsoft split its Windows OS into two – Windows RT on ARM and Windows 8 on x86 processors – and with that there are two sibling tablets, the Surface and Surface Pro. The RT-powered Surface was already taken apart by iFixit to judge how hard it is to repair, now it’s the Pro’s turn.
Here are some of the more interesting components found inside the Surface Pro: Read more »
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro slate just two days ago and its 128GB edition is already out of stock. However, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft’s ad campaign for the tablet and we just got to see its first TV commercial.
The video won’t show you many of the Surface Pro features, but it’s still pretty cool and worth your time. Read more »
After the part-phone-part-tablet amalgamation that was the PadFone, ASUS is now set to announce the, wait for it, FonePad. Unlike the PadFone, however, this one does not slot inside any other device (not yet, at least) and is a standalone Android tablet, based on an Intel processor.
The ASUS FonePad runs on Intel’s low-end Atom Z2420 processor, also known by the name ‘Lexington’. It has a single-core, 1.2GHz CPU with Hyper-Threading, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8, 16 and 32GB memory options with microSD card slot, 4,270mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »