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Asus Fonepad 8 tablet launches in India with voice call support

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Today Asus launched a new tablet in the Indian market. It’s the Fonepad 8, model number FE380CG, which was originally unveiled last June. Not only has it been introduced in the subcontinent, but it’s already available to buy.

The device has been priced at INR 13,999, which roughly translates into $227 or €195 at the current exchange rates. For that amount you’re getting a tablet, but you can also think about the Fonepad 8 as a huge phone – since it has voice calling features. Read more »

The rumored large-screen iPad might launch with optional stylus

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According to the popular KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s rumored 12.9” iPad will launch with a touchscreen stylus. The latter is said to be an optional accessory for the upcoming slate.

The stylus will aim to make the user experience on the large-screen Apple slate better. Read more »

Here goes the early Nokia N1 scoop – camera samples, unboxings, disassemblies

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The Nokia N1 Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet is out in China and already some 20 thousand people have it on tap so now it’s time for the early impressions.

There’s a slew of unboxing photos accompanied by impressions, some benchmarks, a couple of camera samples and even a disassembly of the tablet. You can find those right after the break. Read more »

Are new Galaxy Tab and Note series tablets in the offing?

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It appears Samsung is planning to update its entire Galaxy Tab and Note slate lineup. A Sammobile report is suggesting that South Korean company is working on at least four new tablets: the Galaxy Tab AS (Small) (SM-T350/351), Tab AL (Large) (SM-T550/T551), the SM-P350/351 (Wi-Fi/Cellular), and the SM-P550/551 (Wi-Fi/Cellular).

As per the report, the first two might be successors to the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, respectively, while the last two could be mid-range Galaxy Note devices, given that the current Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note Pro tablet lineup bears model numbers SM-P600 and SM-P900. Read more »

Jide Remix Ultra tablet is a Surface clone running Android

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Jide, a company founded by three ex-Google employees, have come up with a new Android-based tablet that is a straight-up clone of the Microsoft Surface.

The Remix Ultra tablet has a 11.6-inch 1080p display, unnamed NVIDIA 4+1 processor, and 2GB of RAM. It has a similar design to the Surface, with a kickstand at the back and a detachable keyboard that connects magnetically. Read more »

Microsoft Office for Android tablets preview makes it to the Play Store, gains Lollipop support

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Last November, Microsoft launched a preview of Office for Android tablets. However, this was only available to you after you completed a survey, and if you then got invited. Starting today, though, the preview has thankfully arrived on the Google Play Store, which is where you can go to download the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android tablets.

What’s more, there’s now support for Android 5.0 Lollipop, so those of you who have Android’s latest on your tablet can finally try out the Office apps too. Read more »

New Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows tablets announced with Wacom pen support

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Last year Toshiba released a pair of tablets under the Encore 2 name. Both devices featured a slick body with rounded edges for better handling and a nice Satin Gold finish. Both tablets feature 1280 x 800 pixel screens in 10 and 8-inch form factors, respectively. They are powered by quad-core Atom processors and come with an array of connectivity options: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Micro HDMI and wireless display support.

In a recent announcement Toshiba revealed that it will now offer an improved version of the devices that include support for Pen input and are bundled with one, produced by Wacom. The extra input method is said to be very precise, with 2048 levels of pressure intensity and should offer an array of new possible features and uses for the next generation Encore 2 tablets, dubbed Encore 2 Write. Read more »

Lenovo unveils Yoga 3 convertibles, ThinkPad Yogas and an 8″ Yoga Tablet

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Aside from the carbon ThinkPad X1, Lenovo also brought out new Yoga convertible laptops. The Lenovo Yoga 3 comes in 11″ and 14″ sizes, both powered by a 5th generation Intel processor. The signature move of the Yoga are the four modes – Laptop, Stand, Tend and Tablet – thanks to the hinge that opens all 180°.

The Windows Yoga line continues with an 8″ tablet that can use a pen instead of a stylus and three ThinkPad models that aren’t as portable as the Yoga 3 but pack additional features. Read more »

ASUS introduces a trio of Windows Transformer Book Chi tablets

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Alongside the Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 2 Zoom phone duo, Asus also introduced a trio of Windows tablets from its Transformer Book Chi series. Тhe T90, T100, and T300, as their called, all run Windows 8.1 and can be attached to keyboard docks to become a full-fledged laptop.

Like their names suggest, the Transformer Book T90 Chi and Book T100 Chi feature 8.9″ and 10.1″ screens, respectively. The resolution of the T90 is 1280 x 800, while the larger T100 is one step ahead with full HD panel. Both are powered by the Intel Atom Z3775 and are offered in 32GB and 64GB flavors.

However, the star of the show is the Transformer Chi T300 with its all-aluminum body and 12.5″ IPS 2560 x 1440 pixel display. Under the hood, there’s an Intel Broadwell Core M processor with no fans. It’s quite thin too with a waistline of 7.6mm when detached and 16.5mm when attached to a keyboard dock. Read more »

Latest Surface Pro 3 ad focuses on praising “the tablet that can replace your laptop”

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Microsoft has released a new ad for its Surface Pro 3 tablet today. And it seems to us that the company has cranked up the praise in this one – it’s obvious how proud it is of this device.

Add in some complimenting quotes from a few well known publications, and you pretty much have the whole recipe for this commercial – which, by the way, is called “Accolades”. Read more »

Import database reveals Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 tablet on the way

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Samsung has a Galaxy Tab 5 slate coming our way. Sporting the model number SM-T55, the upcoming tablet appeared in an Indian import/export database.

If the model number is anything to go by, Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 shapes up to be a minor upgrade over the model it is bound to replace. Read more »

Sony rumored to launch a 12.9-inch tablet in 2015

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According to a report in DigiTimes, Sony has a high-end 12.9” tablet in the works. The full-size slate is expected to launch in the first half of 2015.

The upcoming tablet is allegedly going to be only 8.6mm thin. Read more »

Confirmed: Nokia N1 Android tablet to launch in China on January 7

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Just a few days after there were reports that Nokia could launch its first Android tablet, the N1, in China on January 7, the company’s social networking channels have confirmed the news.

As clear from the image shown above, Nokia is running a contest in the Asian country where participants stand a chance to win 800 tickets and six VIP passes for the Finland-based company’s media event on January 7. Out of them, a total of 24 lucky winners will win the device. Those interested in participating in the contest can register here. Read more »

LTE LG G Pad 8.0 now available in South Korea

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The mid-range tablet offering by tech giant LG was released to select markets a few months ago. But it seems that it is only now reaching the local market. The G Pad 8.0 is now available in South Korea with a price tag of KRW 330,000 or about $300.

The device itself, while not spectacular was meant to follow in the steps of the highly successful LG G Pad 8.3. Read more »

Android 5.0.2 factory image goes live for Nexus 7 (2012)

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Factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop went live in AOSP. The new OS build in currently available only for Asus Nexus 7 (2012).

The update build number is LRX22G. Read more »