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Dell makes 18-inch Windows 8 tablet, throws logic out of an equally large window

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We are no strangers to ridiculously large tablets. We saw a few at CES, including a particularly enormous 20-inch Panasonic tablet. Although one would assume this is just some quirky thing that would go away if you don’t pay attention to it, it seems OEMs aren’t quite willing to let go of it.

Dell is the latest to join the ranks of these comically large tablets (at this point they are more tables than tablets). Unlike others, however, Dell has made slightly more effort to justify the size of this device, by making it turn into an All-in-One at a pinch. Read more »

ASUS begins rolling out Android 4.2 for the Transformer Pad TF300T in the US

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ASUS has been remarkably quick in the past year or so in rolling out Android updates for its devices. Now the Taiwanese company has become the first to roll out the elusive Android 4.2 update for its Transformer Pad TF300T tablet.

The update is currently available only in the US but is expected to roll out in other regions in March. The update is said to bring performance improvements and features such as multi-user accounts. Read more »

Archos announces the 13.3-inch FamilyPad 2, selling for 299 Euro

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Archos has announced a big one – tablet, that is. The company has unveiled the FamilyPad 2. It sports a 13.3″ 1280 x 800 screen, a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core GPU and a reasonable price tag of €299. It will be launching in Europe “very soon”.

This mammoth of a tablet weighs 1.3kg but luckily comes with a free dock to hold it in place on tables, etc. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched in India as Galaxy Note 510

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Samsung today announced the South West Asian version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 – and it’s called the Galaxy Note 510. The reason for renaming the 8″ slate is still mysterious.

The devices is slated for a launch on the Indian market and perhaps some other South West Asian markets too. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aka Galaxy Note 510 is a new addition to Samsung’s range of tablets – it slots somewhere in-between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note II. Read more »

Chrome Super Sync Sports lets you play games with your smartphone as a controller

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A nifty new Chrome experiment has caught our eye recently, one which lets you and your friends use smartphones or tablets to control online games.

You and up to three other people can swim, cycle or run your fingers against each other in this nifty new way to have fun with your mobile devices. Read more »

Here are the official Sony Xperia Tablet Z accessories

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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 »

Highlights of yesterday’s Asus event show Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announcements, skimp on the magic

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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 »

Xperia Tablet Z to become available worldwide this spring

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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 »

Lenovo unveils the A1000, A3000, and S6000 entry-level Android Tablets

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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 Slate 7 announced, runs Android Jelly Bean at a temptingly low price of $169.99

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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 »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted at MWC before official announcement

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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 »

Here goes the Asus Padfone 2 battery score rundown

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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 »

Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 promo video hits YouTube

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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 »

Canonical announces Ubuntu for Tablets OS, preview coming tomorrow to Nexus 7 and 10

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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 »