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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 stops by, poses for the camera

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The budget 7″ Android tablet market has been enjoying quite a lot of attention from a number of manufacturers and the latest device to join in on the fun is a refresh of one of the very first small tablets – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

The third-generation of 7″ Galaxy Tab has just hit the shelves and it feels nicely polished and put together. Read more »

Vine app now available on Kindle Fire

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After releasing on the Google Play Store recently, the Vine app is now available on Kindle Fire. The app requires Android 4.0 and above, so can work on every version of the Kindle Fire, except for the very first model.

For those who are not aware, Vine is a new social networking service for sharing short, six second videos. It used to be known as the Instagram of videos, until recently when Instagram itself added support for videos. The Vine app for Kindle Fire is the first tablet version of the app, as it is only available on smartphones on iOS and Android. Having said that, the UI is similar to the Play Store version of the app and not really optimized for the big screen as such. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 hits our office, hands-on video is inside

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is arguably the most interesting of the latest generation Samsung slates. It’s an affordable dual-core tablet running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution isn’t as big an issue as it is on the 10″ screen of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz is on top, of course, full of useful apps and services.

The SamsungGalaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a thinner, lighter and S-Pen-less version of the Galaxy Note 8.0. It’s cheaper too, so you may be willing to forgive the less capable chipset. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 drops in for a hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is the largest member of the new Tab 3 lineup, and it has stopped by our studio for a quick hands-on before it gets whisked away for a full review.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is one the first Samsung tablets to run on Intel’s new Atom Z2560 chipset, and we’re eager to see how it fares under Samsung’s Android Jelly Bean build with TouchWiz optimizations. Read more »

U-Turn: BlackBerry PlayBook won’t get BlackBerry 10 update

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Today is certainly not a good day for the BlackBerry fans. Earlier CEO Thorsten Heins reported disappointing earnings results for the last quarter. The company did manage to increase its revenue, but it didn’t meet profit expectations, in fact its operating loss is $84 million. Because of the bad financial report the company’s stock tumbled down over 25% at time of writing.

During the financial results conference call BlackBerry delivered another portion of bad news – there will not be BlackBerry 10 update for the PlayBook slates. Read more »

Huawei announces quad-core MediaPad 7 Vogue Android tablet

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Huawei has announced another addition to its MediaPad tablet family, the MediaPad 7 Vogue.

The Vogue will be running on the same in-house Huawei K3V2 chipset as the recently-announced Huawei Ascend P6 flagship. Read more »

HP officially announces the Slate 21 AIO Android tablet with Tegra 4 chipset

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At an event in Beijing, China, HP officially took the wraps off the Slate 21 Android tablet. It’s built around a 21.5″ IPS display sporting a 1920×1080 pixels resolution.

The rather oversized tablet is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chipset and runs Android 4.2.2. The extra space is further used to house a dual speakers DTS Digital Theater Systems setup. Read more »

Brown Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is official, US to get first dibs

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Last month, we saw a leaked image showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in a brown paintjob, although we had no idea when or where it will be available. Until now.

The Brown versino has popped up online from several US retailers for $399.99, and is available now. Read more »

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hands-on: Android-sized Windows 8 tablet

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Today Samsung has announced the Ativ Tab 3 – a tablet, utilizing an Atom CPU to runs Windows 8.

We got a chance to spend some time with the Ativ Tab 3 and we snapped lots of pics. Read more »

Samsung officially unveils ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablets

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At today’s Premiere event in London Samsung officially announced two tablets – the convertible ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. Both devices run Windows 8, while the ATIV Q can dual boot Android as well.

Starting up with the Samsung ATIV Q, as it is the more interesting slate of the two. It’s built around a 13.3″ display with the jaw-dropping resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. Read more »

The Apple iPad finally gets to taste iOS 7, lots of screenshots inside

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Since Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference brought iOS 7 to the world of iTech enthusiasts, we’ve waited to see the cool facelift running on the iPad’s 9.7″ Retina.

Well, the wait is over as early screenshots of iOS 7 running on the bigger canvas have surfaced. It all looks as you’d expect it to and the OS has been nicely optimized to make best use of the extra screen estate. Read more »

Microsoft drops Surface RT price to $199 for educational insitutions

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Microsoft has decided to make their Surface RT tablet more attractive to educational institutions by offering massive discounts. Now, schools and colleges will be able to purchase the 32GB Surface RT for just $199, which normally costs $499 to the general public.

If they choose to go with the optional Touch Keyboard Cover option, then it would set them back by $249 instead of the usual $599 and the Type Keyboard Cover model would cost $289 instead of $629. All models come with Microsoft Office as standard. Read more »

Prototype iPad 5 and cases for it leak, suggest an iPad mini-like design

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The iPad mini is selling well and Apple might be thinking of adopting its narrow bezel design for the big iPad too. Photos of a prototype iPad 5 along with cases for it have leaked, but we only have someone’s lap to give us a sense of scale (otherwise it might just be an iPad mini, take this with a pinch of salt).

The iPad uses a 4:3 screen, which makes it quite wide and the iPad mini got around that with very thin bezels on the left and right of the screen. Read more »

An ASUS tablet, likely to be the second generation Nexus 7 stopped by the FCC

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A yet to be revealed ASUS made tablet, carrying a Nexus brand name has made an appearance at the FCC. The revealed specs of the upcoming slate make it more than likely to be the highly-anticipated second generation Google Nexus 7.

The specs of the ASUS tablet include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, front and rear cameras, LTE radio, and a 4,000mAh battery. Read more »

Samsung reportedly ordered 12 million 12.2″ IGZO displays from Sharp to make tablets

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With an uninspiring Galaxy Tab 10.1 refresh out of the way, Samsung may be looking to produce something more interesting – Korean site ETNews claims that a 12.2″ tablet is on the way.

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Sharp to deliver 2—2.5 million 12.2″ screens a month for a total of about 12 million panels per quarter. The two companies announced they will work closer after Samsung bought a 3% stake in Sharp. Read more »