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Razer’s ‘Project Fiona’ is now Razer Edge

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Almost exactly a year ago we talked about the Razer Project Fiona, a tablet running Windows 8 with integrated joysticks on the side for gaming.

Now, a year later, the product has gone through several revisions, including a new form factor (or four of them, to be precise), new specs, a launch date and a price. Oh, and it’s now called the Razer Edge. Read more »

Panasonic announces 20-inch, 4K Windows 8 ‘tablet’

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In times when people are slowly starting to migrate from bigger 10-inch tablets to the more convenient 7-inch ones, Panasonic has decided to go the other way. And perhaps a bit too far, if I might add.

What you see above is Panasonic’s latest ‘tablet’, a 20-inch monstrosity that has a mind-boggling 4K resolution display. And on the inside it’s running on the full Windows 8 operating system. Read more »

Tablets shipments are predicted to overtake notebook shipments this year

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Tablets killed the netbook star, but are notebooks next? According to analysts at NPD DisplaySearch, tablets shipments will overtake laptop shipments this year and will start building a gap to push them out in the following years.

What’s more interesting is that according to NPD‘s projections, the most popular screen size by the year 2017 will be 7.9″ and not the currently popular 7″ or 9.7″/10.1″. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE headed to Verizon this month

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Samsung has just issued a press-release announcing the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be landing on Verizon’s network this month.

The slate version for Verizon will be LTE capable and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box with a few Verizon-specific customizations. Read more »

Dead Trigger 2 scheduled to arrive in Q2, to feature Tegra 4 optimizations

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Madfinger Games’ sequel to the popular zombie shooter game Dead Trigger looks to be slated for a Q2 2013 release, according to the company’s Twitter feed.

The game is also to be one of the first to be released on Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC, and will feature a THD version designed specifically for Tegra-based Android tablets. Read more »

ASUS debuts VivoTab Smart Tablet with Windows 8 and a keyboard cover acting like a stand

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CES 2013 is in full swing and ASUS has fueled the train of announcements with the latest member of its Vivo family of devices – the VivoTab Smart Tablet.

The slate is running Windows 8 and is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Vizio announces 7″ Tegra 3 and 10″ Tegra 4 Android 4.2 tablets

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CES 2013 tablet announcements continue to pour in, and the latest pair comes courtesy of Vizio, which unveiled pretty exciting 7″ and 10″ slates .

Both tablets are running stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with very slight UI modifications from Vizio. Most interestingly, though, the Vizio 10″ tablet is running the just announced Tegra 4 SoC. Read more »

Alcatel announces affordable One Touch Tab and Evo 7 family of tablets, prices them as aggressively as possible

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Alcatel has decided to step into the affordable Android tablets market with two lineup of slates – the One Touch Tab and Evo 7.

The Evo 7 lineup consists of two 7-inch tablets which feature the rather unique add-on modules, one of which allows you to add support for mobile data connection. Read more »

7″ Acer Iconia B1-A71 unveiled – lets you taste Jelly Bean on the cheap

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Acer has just introduced the latest addition to its lineup of Android-running tablets. The new slate is called the rather peculiar B1-A71 and will cost about €119 after taxes. This will make it the most affordable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean slate from a big manufacturer.

That kind of money buys you a 7″ display of WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600 pixels), a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor and 8GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card slot. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity are also available as well as a front-facing camera and a standard microUSB port. Read more »

Asus ME301T MemoPad 10, a $365 10-inch Android tablet, could show up at CES

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According to rumors, Asus has plans to introduce two cheap 7″ Android tablets at CES (maybe as cheap as $129). A leak from retailer Icecat.us points to a cheap 10″ tablet that might be joining them at the Asus CES booth.

The tablet is known only as Asus ME301T MemoPad 10, will apparently pack a Tegra 3 chipset (like the one in the Nexus 7) and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Official Nexus 7 dock should go on sale this Sunday, can be yours for $40

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The official dock for the Google Nexus 7 tablet was first announced in early August last year, but we’ve barely heard from it since (the Asus Japan site has it listed, but it’s currently out of stock). So, here’s some good news – B&H Photo Video has the dock listed on their site as coming soon.

The Nexus 7 dock features a microUSB port used for charging and data connectivity along with a 3.5mm audio jack to plug in external speakers. Read more »

Tablet web traffic sees iPad dominate again, Kindle Fire ahead of Nexus line, Surface RT barely makes a mark

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The Apple iPad is the most popular tablet hands down and unsurprisingly it dominates the web traffic share in the US and Canada with 87% in the month of December (was 88% in November).

The data comes from Chitika Insights who use it as a yard stick. Read more »

Apple is expected to ship 8 million iPad mini tablets in Q4

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It appears that Apple will ship significantly less iPad mini tablets in Q4 than initially predicted. According to component suppliers in Taiwan, the Cupertino giant will ship an estimated 8 million slates in the last quarter of 2012 – not the projected 10-12 million.

The reason for the occurrence is not lack of interest towards Apple’s creation – it remains quite healthy. Read more »

More details on Nokia’s 10″ Windows RT tablet emerge

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While it is hardly a secret that Nokia is hard at work on a 10″ Windows RT tablet, details on the upcoming slate are still fairly scarce. A fresh report however, has shed some more light on the upcoming Finnish tablet.

Reportedly, Nokia’s Windows RT tablet will sport a similar display to the Microsoft Surface RT. Read more »

Acer will launch a $99 Android tablet and lower-priced Windows 8 slates in 2013

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Acer will launch a $99 Android tablet in 2013. The sub-$100 slate will go head to head with the numerous low-cost Chinese tablets which are offered in developing countries under a plethora of different brands.

The budget-friendly Acer Iconia Tab B1 will sport a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU (likely a Mediatek unit), a 7″ display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and 512MB of RAM. Read more »