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Amazon expands Kindle Fire HD availability to over 170 new countries

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When the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ were launched last year, they went on sale only in a handful of countries around the world. Now, almost eight months since the product was officially announced, Amazon has gone for a more global release.

The Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ are now available for pre-order in over 170 countries and will start shipping on June 13. Read more »

Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 tablet ad bashes the Apple iPad with the help of Siri

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In one of its most memorable Windows 8 tablet ads to date, Microsoft utilized the voice of Apple’s own Siri virtual assistant to make a case for its product. The Redmond giant took a jab at the iPad in a parody of one of Apple’s commercials.

Microsoft’s ad puts the spotlight on Windows 8′s Live Tiles, office, and multitasking capabilities by putting the ASUS VivoTab Smart side by side with an Apple iPad. Read more »

Alleged second-gen Nexus 7 makes a short appearance in an official Google video

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With Google denying us new device announcements at its I/O event, rumors surrounding the upcoming second-gen Nexus 7 were bound to heating up even more. Today a viginal redditor going by the nickname DangJuice has spotted an unusual looking Nexus 7.

The alleged updated Nexus tablet is starring in one of the developer panels at the Google I/O conference. As you can see from the screenshot above the tablet on the left doesn’t look like the current Nexus 7 tablet. Read more »

Sony gives the Xperia Tablet Z the pure Android treatment, says Xperia ZL is next

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Tailoring AOSP Jelly Bean to run on the Xperia Z just wasn’t enough for Sony and now the company is boasting the Xperia Tablet Z to be getting the same treatment.

The Tablet Z also joins the Xperia S, which was the first to get a pure Android version from Sony. Now developers and ROM makers can benefit from the open kernel sources and configuration files. Read more »

Apple reduces iPad Mini’s display orders, hints at decline in shipments

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Apple has reduced its orders for display panels from AU Optronics, the company that supplies the panels for the iPad Mini. The firm will now ship only 2.5 million to 2.8 million units in the second quarter, which is down from 4 million shipped in the first quarter.

According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is cutting its orders due to a slowdown in iPad Mini shipments for the rest of the second quarter. Read more »

Specs and a photo of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 leak online

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lineup has been established recently with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 announcement. Since then we saw quite a few leaks about the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

Today’s leak is quite spicy, as it brings all keys specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and even gives us a glimpse of the slate’s design. Read more »

Archos announces the 80 xenon, a quad-core 3G tablet for $200

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Archos announced its ChefPad a few days ago and now, the company has unveiled the 80 xenon, a slate designed with built-in 3G and Wi-Fi.

Archos 80 xenon sports an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The tablet features a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 2 megapixel rear camera and microSD card slot for memory expansion. Read more »

Microsoft’s second generation Surface RT tablets to be unveiled in June, estimated to be priced around $249-$299

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We already know that Microsoft is working on the second generation Surface RT tablets. The slates are rumored to be announced in the month of June, according to a report from DigiTimes.

The upcoming Surface RT tablet is reportedly manufactured by Pengatron Technology, using an Nvidia Tegra processor. Furthermore, the second generation Surface Tablets are estimated to be priced around $249-$299. Read more »

HP unveils two tablet/laptop hybrids – Windows 8 powered Split x2 and Android powered SlateBook x2

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HP is following up on its x2 line of tablet/laptop hybrids with two new models – the 13.3″ Split x2, running Windows 8, and the 10.1″ SlateBook x2, running… Android. Both are laptops with detachable screens, which turn into tablets on their own.

The 13.3″ screen of the HP Split x2 is an IPS LCD with 1,366 x 768 resolution. The device is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or i5 (Y-series with 7W SDP / 10W TDP) with 2GB RAM (upgradeable), and has a 128GB SSD with an optional 500GB HDD. Read more »

Archos announces ChefPad, a 9.7-inch Android tablet for the kitchen

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Archos has launched its ChefPad, a tablet that is designed exclusively for cooking enthusiasts. The slate comes with few dedicated apps, which is bound to be your virtually cooking assistant.

Archos ChefPad sports a 9.7″ display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM. Read more »

Sony prepares a 13.3-inch e-ink stylus-enabled tablet for students

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Sony has just announced its new project – 13.3-inch slate with e-ink touchscreen and stylus input support.

The tablet features a 13.3-inch flexible e-ink display with a resolution of 1200×1600 pixels, stylus-enabled touch panel above the screen, 4 GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. Read more »

Analyst predicts Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and 16:10 display for the second-gen Nexus 7

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A research report coming from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the second-gen Nexus 7 is going to pack a substantial upgrade compared to the outgoing model. He suggests the new Nexus 7 would feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and is going to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The upgraded slate is still going to be manufactured by ASUS with the 7″ display left will bring a major resolution boost – 1920 x 1200 pixels. Read more »

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 »