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Next generation Kindle Fire press image gets leaked

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Amazon seems to be close to announcing the next generation models of their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets as the leaks and rumors are slowly gathering steam. We have heard a few things about the Kindle Fire HD in the past, including some leaked benchmark scores that pointed towards a Snapdragon 800 SoC and 2560×1600 resolution display.

Now, evleaks has leaked a new press image of what looks like the standard Kindle Fire model. The design is slightly changed compared to the current model, mostly with respect to the bezel around the display. The current model has thinner bezels along the top and sides of the display and thicker one at the bottom when held in portrait mode. The new one has equally thick bezels surrounding the display. Read more »

Sony reveals Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition – for $650 you can cook with Android and Bluetooth

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Sony is trying to bring out your inner Gordon Ramsey with a special edition of the Xperia Tablet Z – the Kitchen Edition. Yep, you read that right – the water-resistant tablet isn’t afraid of the kitchen environment that usually holds many dangers for an electronic device.

So, what sets the Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition from the regular edition? Read more »

Nokia’s Windows RT tablet revealed in new leaked image

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We have been seeing bits and pieces of Nokia’s alleged Windows RT tablet for a while now. Windows expert Paul Thurott now has what looks like a press image of this unnamed Nokia tablet that is scheduled to be announced later this month.

The Nokia tablet will have a 10-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 6.7 megapixel camera and a $499 price tag. As mentioned before, this tablet will be running on Windows RT and not the full blown Windows 8, which is a cause for concern. Read more »

Tablet shipments will surpass PC shipments in Q4 this year according to IDC

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Tablet shipments are set to surpass their PC counterparts in the last quarter of this year according to IDC. PC shipments will still be greater than the tablet ones for the year, though the future belongs to the slate army according to International Data Corporation.

According to IDC, tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on annual basis by the end of 2015 (PC shipments include desktop and portables combined). Read more »

Intel’s new Bay Trail chipset promises Cortex-A15/Krait 400 levels of performance, lower power usage

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Intel has been trying to get into the mobile business and has had moderate success so far, but with the new Bay Trail chipset the chip giant may have finally done it. Bay Trail chips will use the new Silvermont CPU cores and Intel’s own GPUs like the ones used in Haswell processors.

Bay Trail will be under the Atom brand for tablets (Z3600 for dual-core CPUs, Z3700 for quad-core) and Celeron and Pentium for laptops (N2000 and N3000 respectively) and desktops (J1000 and J2000). Read more »

ASUS launches Bay Trail powered Transformer Book T100, wants $349 for it

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Yesterday at the ASUS IDF press conference CEO Jerry Shen announced the company’s first tablet to run on Intel’s Bay Trail platform. It is called the ASUS Transformer Book T100 and is an entry-level 10.1″ tablet running the Windows 8.1 operating system.

The 10.1″ display is of the IPS variety and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is rather mediocre for a display of such size . Read more »

DODOcase Color Block cover for 2013 Nexus 7 hands-on

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Following the successful treatment it gave the original, DODOcase launched its line of locally handcrafted covers for the 2013 ASUS Nexus 7. The San-Francisco based designer and maker of bookbound cases has an entire collection on offer for the second generation of the most popular slate in the Android realm.

I managed to spend some quality time with the DODOcase Color Block for the new Nexus 7. Inspired by the artist journals from the past, the cover offers a fresh take with a classic twist on the tablet case concept. Read more »

Intel shows off the working of next generation 14nm SoC

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Intel has officially announced its newest SoC, which is the world’s first chipset built on 14nm architecture. At the on-going Intel Developer Forum 2013 event in San Franciso, Intel’s CEO Brain Krzanich showed a functioning laptop that was running on the 14nm Intel SoC.

Brian did not reveal any details about the device, but we got to know that the latest chipsets will start shipping by the end of this year. Read more »

Dryft keyboard for tablets makes typing easier by tracking your fingers

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A new keyboard interface designed for tablets aims to let you type easier and quicker by automatically repositioning the keyboard under your fingers, wherever they may be on the screen.

This is helpful because you no longer have to locate the row of buttons where you usually rest your fingers on traditional hardware keyboards, allowing you to type more intuitively. Read more »

Apple iPad 5 shows up alongside iPad 4, confirms iPad mini-like design

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A prototype of the upcoming iPad has suggested that the fifth generation tablet would sport an iPad mini-like design. Shortly after, more leaked images of the alleged back casing of the iPad 5 had also confirmed that the iPad 5 would resemble the existing iPad mini.

Now, we have couple of images, showing the next generation iPad sitting next to its predecessor. Those align nicely with previous rumors, giving even more credibility to those slimmer bezels. Read more »

Coast is Opera’s brand new browser for the iPad

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Opera has released a brand new browser made specifically for the iPad called Coast. Coast reimagines the traditional browser interface and utilizes gestures to make the interaction easier and more attractive.

When you launch Coast you will see some sites pinned to the browser’s homescreen, along with the URL/search bar, which opens one of the most innovative interfaces I’ve seen. Read more »

Microsoft’s next generation Surface tablet will break cover on September 23

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Microsoft sent out invitations for the launch event of the next generation Surface tablet. The slate will go official on September 23 in New York City.

Recent rumors have pointed that the new Microsoft Surface could launch in three different flavors. Read more »

ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is now available in the US Play Store

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Google quietly began offering the LTE capable 2013 ASUS Nexus 7 in the US Play Store. The 4G ready tablet is priced at $349 for a 32GB slate with a T-Mobile SIM and 2GB of data for one month.

Of course, the LTE capable Nexus 7 will not support only on T-Mobile’s network. Read more »

LG details G Pad 8.3 availability detailed, to hit 30 countries by year’s end

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LG marks a strong comeback to the tablet market with the G Pad 8.3 and showcased it in full at the IFA 2013 show, albeit being mum regarding availability and pricing.

Thankfully, today the Korean company shared its plans to distribute the G Pad 8.3 and the good news it’s going to be available in 30 countries by the end of the year. Read more »

Microsoft reportedly working on new generation Surface: Surface 2, Pro 2 and Mini

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Microsoft’s first Surface tablet proved to be a rather expensive failure, but the Redmond company is undeterred and is rumored to be working on three new Surface tablets – Surface 2 (supposedly an RT successor), Surface Pro 2 and Surface Mini.

Little is known about the new Windows RT-running Surface 2, but the Surface Pro 2 will reportedly look pretty much the same as the current generation, just with a “refined” kickstand. Read more »