Asus is finally setting its Transformer Prime beast of a tablet free. The company just released the official tool that unlocks the bootloader of the Tegra 3-powered Transformer Prime, enabling the dev community to do its magic properly.
The unlocking tool is available through the Asus Transformer Prime support page over here. You need to have your Transformer Prime updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for it to work, so if you haven’t gone through with the update yet, now is the time. Read more »
Just as rumored yesterday, Barnes & Noble released today an 8GB version of their Nook Tablet for $199, available in select stores today.
The price shouldn’t come as a surprise as it matches Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. On another note the Nook Color’s price is now down to $169. Read more »
A metallic-clad new Huawei tablet has come out of hiding and posed for a couple of shots.
It’s a 10.1-incher with the HD 16:9 aspect ratio. The software inside will reportedly be Android ICS and an 8 MP camera is mounted on it too. Read more »
Surprise, surprise! After numerous rumors of a launch date for the eagerly awaited update, the Playbook 2.0 is finally seeding to users worldwide. We were just greeted with an update notification.
Hello, Android apps, hello Mail client, hello built-in Calendar. The update is downloading as we speak. We will update with live impressions once it’s setup and ready to go. BlackBerry has already come up with a scoop of the new features. Read more below. Read more »
According to a snippet of Walmart documentation seized by The Verge team, Barnes & Noble are ready to launch an 8 gig version of their Nook Tablet.
Being available only with 16 GB, it currently sports a higher asking price than that of the Kindle Fire, $249 vs $199, it’s less popular with customers. Read more »
Earlier this month we saw some leaked images of a new Eee Pad. We now know the specs of the TF300T as well.
Although this is not as robust as the Transformer Prime TF700T announced earlier this year, it should nonetheless provide a more affordable alternative for consumers not wanting to dish out the announced $599 MSRP when the TF700T comes out later this year. Read more »
“Simple, fast and cost effective” was the most prominent statement found in the iPAD’s promotional material and to clarify, we’re referring to Proview’s Internet Personal Access Device, rather than anything from Californian tech giant Apple.
Yes, the name that has recently shown itself to be a thorn in Apple’s side has a face and it’s oddly familiar. Read more »
We have been hearing about it for quite a while now but RIM has yet to give a specific release date for the next major release of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. However, Engadget has now received some images that help clear the doubts.
According to these images, the OS 2.0 update is slated for release on February 21, just three days from now, at 4:01 a.m (in an unknown timezone). Read more »
The Kindle Fire was Amazon’s first step into the tablet world, discounting the E Ink enabled Kindles before it, the Fire was a full color, 7″ Android tab rocking Silk, its cloud-supported web browser.
Now it would appear that Amazon have approached electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn as a new OEM to add to list of those charged with producing its successor, the Kindle Fire 2. Read more »
At this point we shouldn’t be more than a month and a half away from the Samsung Galaxy Note official Android 4.0 ICS update, but how about getting a little preview of what’s to come? The first ICS 4.0.3 ROM for the phoneblet just leaked and we even managed to install in on a Note we had lying around and test it.
As you will see in a bit, the ROM is really stable and snappy and seems good enough for everyday use. All the hardware is supported, including the S Pen. Read more »
Android has been being available for tablets for a long time now, but it never really succeed in letting you do multiple things at once as you would on a proper computer. With CyanogenMod 9, though, multitasking could get a lot more easier and intuitive thanks to an application called Cornerstone.
Created by the developers at Onskreen, Cornerstone is quite a simple way of working with up to three different apps visible on the screen. And if everything goes well, we can expect to see it in the future release of CyanogenMod 9. Read more »
Despite looking just as imposing as its global sibling, the LTE packing Samsung Galaxy Note I717 for AT&T certainly is a different character from the international N7000. For starters, the U.S. bound phoneblet has gone through the same treatment as its local cousins from the Galaxy S II family, which includes having four touch-sensitive buttons at its front, instead of the three button configuration with a hardware button at the center of the global version. The AT&T Galaxy Note has also ditched the mighty Exynos chipset for Qualcomm-made silicon instead.
Like I mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset with two Scorpion cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. The GPU is Adreno 220. Read more »
Fill this in under unlikely, but we just heard that an 8″ iPad might be happening soon. According to Wall Street Journal’s sources the company is in the advanced stages of testing a smaller version of its wildly popular slate.
The 8″ iPad is said to have the same resolution as the iPad 2, namely 1024 x 768 pixels. That information was reportedly confirmed by two of Apple’s suppliers, who delivered the panels for testing purposes. Read more »
A bunch of new rumors have surfaced about the soon-to-be-launched iPad 3. First, iMore is reporting that the iPad 3 will launch on Wednesday, March 7, which is just three weeks from now, which was then confirmed by The Loop. They are also saying that the iPad 3 will have a 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display and a quad-core A6 processor. Lastly, they mentioned that it will also have 4G LTE connectivity, but they seemed less sure about this.
The Wall Street Journal has now come out and confirmed that last bit of information. According to their latest report, the iPad 3 will have 4G LTE connectivity on both Verizon and AT&T’s networks. Read more »
There might be an 8.9″ Kindle Fire in the blueprints for a 2012′s launch, says Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley.
According to him an upgraded 7″ and new 9″ models are expected to launch in mid-2012. Read more »