According to the latest IDC Q3 report regarding bulk tech purchases for education needs, Google Chromebooks are now preferred by the majority of schools than Apple iPads. While the lead of Chromebooks in the education sphere isn’t jaw dropping, it’s a sign that many schools prefer the cheaper, yet functional Chromebook alternative.
Chromebooks lead the way with 715,500 units, whereas the iPads have slipped to 702,000. The laptops running Chrome OS sell as low as $199 and are made by a range of manufacturers including Samsung, HP, Dell and Acer. Read more »
The initial batches of Nexus 9 tablets manufactured by HTC apparently suffer from having hardware power and volume buttons which are hard to press, and have almost no travel. Additionally, the tablet’s screen has been found to suffer from pretty extensive light bleed.
It looks like HTC was made aware of these issues, and has already fixed them in the newest batches of Nexus 9s being sent to buyers. Read more »
Archos did its usual pre-IFA mass announcement of multiple devices, including the Windows 8.1 running Archos 80 Cesium. Little was known about it other than that it was supposed to launch in October. Better late than never I suppose.
The 80 Cesium belongs to the line of very affordable Windows tablets – €150 in this case – and it comes with the usual concessions. Read more »
Today Jolla has announced three “stretch goals” for its already highly successful tablet project. If reached, these funding goals will allow the company to bake in some additional features for the tablet.
The Jolla Tablet, you may remember, is financed through crowdfunding. It’s been a great campaign so far, with the company initially asking for $380,000 and receiving pledges of more than $1 million in just two days. Read more »
President Obama signed the E-Label act today, proposed back in July. The new regulation allows manufacturers to remove the physical FCC markings from certain electronic devices and display them inside the software instead.
Currently American companies are required by law to place certain regulatory texts and stamps on their devices and the FCC stamp is arguably the ugliest of the bunch. Read more »
Best Buy unveiled its planned price cuts for Black Friday, but apparently it couldn’t wait until midnight and Apple products are already discounted – and some devices already running out.
The deals are available now online and will be available in stores starting 5pm. Read more »
The HP Slate 6 Voice Tab II has just launched in the Indian market from the official HP Online store. It is priced at $260 (INR 15,990) and will soon be officially launched.
The device bears a lot of resemblance to the previous version of the tablet (HP Slate 6 Voice Tab) with the same 6″ 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display and a Marvell PXA1088 chipset with a CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz. Read more »
The official Keyboard Folio case for HTC Nexus 9 is now available to order from Google Play n the United States. The search giant’s official online store has the cover in stock, ready to leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days.
As expected, the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio costs $129. Read more »
If you have been thinking of picking either of the two SHIELD devices from NVIDIA, you better wait till Black Friday. NVIDIA has announced bundles for both devices exclusively for Black Friday.
If you go with the new SHIELD tablet, you will get the wireless controller, Green Box bundle (includes Portal, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1) and free subscription to NVIDIA GRID service to stream 20 PC games for free until July 15 2015. All of this for $399. If you choose the SHIELD portable, you get the device, carrying case, and glossy black armor for $199. Read more »
Jolla recently started an Indigogo campaign for their upcoming tablet, which met with an incredible response, helping them achieve almost 300% of their initial target within a few days.
The company had originally decided upon China, Hong Kong, India, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, and United States as the countries that it will be shipping the tablet to. But after the overwhelming response, the company decided to ask people which other countries they would like to see the tablet being shipped to. After several votes, the company has decided to add Australia and Canada to the list. Read more »
The Jolla Tablet campaign reached its (rather low) funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours and now in its second day it has already passed the $1 million mark. The campaign is going so well that the price keeps rising – the first 1,000 tablets went at $190, the current batch of 1,000 tablets is priced at $209.
And the price will keep rising, eventually reaching its estimated retail price of $250 – matching the metal-clad Nokia N1. Read more »
Does the gold iPad Air 2 from Apple look a tad understated for you? Put your worries aside, as the Vietnam-based jewelers from Karalux are now offering Cupertino’s flagship tablet in 24K gold.
Pricing of the gold-plated iPad Air 2 is surprisingly sensible. Read more »
The carrier nicknamed Big Red has added two LG tablets to its roster today. They are the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1, both LTE-enabled as you’d expect. And they’re both already available to purchase from Verizon.
The tablets are offered with some limited time pricing if you agree to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier. Read more »
People seem to really be loving the idea of a Jolla Tablet. That is, if we judge based on how much money they’ve already pledged for the device on Indiegogo. The tablet’s makers have already been promised 184% of their funding goal.
The Jolla Tablet was announced earlier today, and it’s already raised over $700,000, the goal having been $380,000. And the campaign has 21 days left. Read more »
So, Nokia announced an Android-running clone of the Apple iPad mini. There are multiple things wrong with that sentence, but while your rub your eyes in disbelief you can watch this short reveal video as evidence the Nokia N1 is indeed real.
The N1 is Nokia’s first Android tablet, it previously tried making Windows RT tablets but that fizzled out quickly. Read more »