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HTC allegedly working on R7 and R12 Windows RT Blue tablets

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HTC is allegedly working on a couple Windows RT Blue powered tablets, which are codenamed R7 and R12. The “R” in the title indicates that the slates will be running on the latest Windows RT Blue edition.

The HTC R7 is rumored to sport a 7″ full HD display and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Microsoft reaches 100 million Windows 8 sales, hints at upcoming Blue update

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It’s been six months since Microsoft launched Windows 8 for the masses and yesterday the company shared that it has already reached a significant milestone – 100 million sales.

The 100 million sales mark isn’t groundbreaking, as the software giant has been selling Windows 7 at a similar rate. Even Microsoft acknowledges there’s room for improvement. Read more »

Amazon lists 8-inch Acer W3-810 Windows tablet ahead of launch

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about an upcoming Windows 8 tablet from Acer in the 8-inch form factor, which is a first for this platform. The tablet in question is an Acer W3-810, which has now reached a semi-official status after a listing on Amazon ahead of the official announcement.

The listing, which has since been pulled, priced the tablet at $379.99. Read more »

Acer Iconia A1 tablet goes official with 7.9″ display, quad-core CPU, and low price tag

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Acer took the wraps off the Iconia A1 Android Jelly Bean slate. The 7.9″ tablet sports a quad-core CPU and a starting price tag of $169.99 which is bound to stir things up in the market for entry-level tablets.

The Acer Iconia A1 is powered by a quad-core CPU whose type is yet to be known. Read more »

Toshiba unveils 11.6-inch Windows 8 powered WT310 business tablet

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Toshiba has announced the launch of WT310 tablet, designed exclusively for business users. The slate comes with a wide range of features, which include the DigitizerPen that converts handwritten notes into editable text.

Toshiba WT310 runs on Windows 8 Pro (64-bit), sports an 11.6″ Full HD screen and is powered by the latest Intel processor technology for Ultrabooks.. Read more »

Combined Apple and Samsung expected to ship 110 million tablets for 2013, Chinese makers to follow close by

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Following yesterday’s IDC analysis report for tablet shipments in the first quarter of the year, DigiTimes reckons that combined Apple and Samsung will ship close to a total of 110 million slates in 2013.

The news comes from a Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker, who has received a massive order from both companies, as well as smaller Chinese manufacturers, who sell the “white box” Android tablets (the cheaper, low-margin ones). Read more »

Photos of Tegra 4 powered Toshiba tablet crop up, show a QWERTY keyboard accessory

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A number of Tegra 4 powered devices were discovered in AnTuTu benchmark results, including a Toshiba tablet. Now we’re getting a better look of that tablet thanks to photos sent to Techblog.gr.

The tablet runs Android 4.2.1 and is powered by four Cortex-A15 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Tegra 4 chipset also packs a fifth power-saver core. Read more »

Barnes & Noble adds Google Play Store support to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+

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Barnes & Noble have announced that they will be adding support for the Google Play Store on their NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Android tablets. So far these devices have been restricted to downloading content only from Barnes & Noble’s content store but are now open to the entire Google catalog as well.

Along with the 700,000 apps and games, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ users will also be able to access music, movies, books and magazines from the Play Store. Other than that, Barnes & Noble is also adding the Google Chrome browser and Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Search. Read more »

Microsoft allegedly working on its second generation Surface tablets

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Microsoft is rumored to launch its next generation Surface tablets at its Build Developer Conference, which will kick start on June 26.

According to the upstream supply chain sources, the company already has about 1-1.5 million Intel based units in its inventory and the components are said to be supplied from the end of 2012. Read more »

IDC: 49.2M tablets shipped in Q1 2013, Android and iOS still the top dogs

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According to a preliminary data from the IDC, the tablet market is set to skyrocket in 2013 with a very promising first quarter. The data is still preliminary, but IDC expects to see a 142% jump in tablet shipments this quarter with a total of 49.2 million units shipped – more than all of 2012′s first half.

Apple continues to be at the top of the tablet sales chart for Q1 2013, managing to ship 19.5 million units, which secured it a 39.6% tablet market share. Year-over-year growth for the company is impressive as well at 65.3%, but not nearly as impressive as the rest of the tablet manufacturers. Read more »

Benchmarks reveal unannounced Tegra 4 devices – HP SlateBook 10 X2 and HP SlateBook 21 AiO, and a 10-incher by Toshiba

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It looks like both HP and Toshiba are working on devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chipset. HP has two – a tablet and an All-in-One computer – and Toshiba has at least one tablet (that we know of). The trio was discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks.

The HP tablet is called HP SlateBook 10 X2 and packs a 10” screen with FullHD resolution. It ran Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean at the time of benchmarking. Read more »

The world’s first tablet with a projector announced, offers 100-inch projection display

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The world’s first tablet with a built-in projector has been announced and it has been named LumiTab. The tablet allows you to enjoy interactive games, process documents, make presentations, read e-books and enables even control your laptop PCs.

LumiTab’s one button projection system lets you show the contents of your display on a wide screen. Read more »

Samsung plans on making 2013 the year of the tablet with Galaxy Tab DUOS, Tab 8.0, Tab 11 and Nexus 11

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This is strictly in unconfirmed rumors territory, but we’re hearing a lot about Samsung’s tablet plans in 2013. The company already delivered the Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and seems intent on following up with Galaxy Tab DUOS 7.0, Galaxy Tab 8.0, Galaxy Tab 11, Nexus 11 and finally (maybe) the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

Coming from sources close to SamMobile we now have some preliminary specs for those, but sadly no availability information. Read more »

iPad is the most satisfying tablet in 2013 according to a study from JD Power research

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Apple iPad is still the most satisfying tablet for the US users, according to a report from JD Power research, who are known for providing customer satisfaction insights.

The study from the firm covers five key factors, which include performance, ease of operation, styling and design, features and the cost of the device. Read more »

Asus Eeepad ME302C spotted in benchmark, complete with Intel Clover Trail+ processor

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An as of yet unknown tablet from Asus, the Eeepad ME302C has surfaced on the GLBenchmark website, revealing yet another variant of Asus’ successful Android based tablet.

The Android version in question will be the latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but more importantly, the tablet will be powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor clocked in at 1.6 GHz. Read more »