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Microsoft Surface Pro torn down, found nearly impossible to repair

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Microsoft split its Windows OS into two – Windows RT on ARM and Windows 8 on x86 processors – and with that there are two sibling tablets, the Surface and Surface Pro. The RT-powered Surface was already taken apart by iFixit to judge how hard it is to repair, now it’s the Pro’s turn.

Here are some of the more interesting components found inside the Surface Pro: Read more »

Watch the first Microsoft Surface Pro TV ad

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Microsoft launched the Surface Pro slate just two days ago and its 128GB edition is already out of stock. However, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft’s ad campaign for the tablet and we just got to see its first TV commercial.

The video won’t show you many of the Surface Pro features, but it’s still pretty cool and worth your time. Read more »

ASUS set to announce Intel-based FonePad Android tablet

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After the part-phone-part-tablet amalgamation that was the PadFone, ASUS is now set to announce the, wait for it, FonePad. Unlike the PadFone, however, this one does not slot inside any other device (not yet, at least) and is a standalone Android tablet, based on an Intel processor.

The ASUS FonePad runs on Intel’s low-end Atom Z2420 processor, also known by the name ‘Lexington’. It has a single-core, 1.2GHz CPU with Hyper-Threading, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8, 16 and 32GB memory options with microSD card slot, 4,270mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

evasi0n jailbreak brings the Weather app out of hiding on some iPad’s

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After the evad3rs team unleashed the first-even untetherered iOS 6 jailbreak come to light yesterday, some iPad users that have already taken advantage of it are reporting that the Weather app has popped back on their springboards.

While some think the jailbreak has installed the app on the iPad’s homescreen, in reality it has always been there only it was hidden so far. Read more »

ARM Q4 profits exceed analyst predictions

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British-based chip designer ARM posted a pre-tax profit of roughly $125.9 million, up 16% in the fourth quarter.

The popular ARM Cortex series of processors can be found in the vast majority of mobile devices and tablets out there, which explains the higher than expected quarterly profit. Read more »

ASUS shows off MeMO Pad cool features in a promo video

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ASUS debuted its affordable MeMO Pad slate last month and now is showing it off in a promo video on YouTube.

The video concentrates on the affordable tablet’s key selling features like the 5GB free lifetime cloud storage by ASUS, SuperNote Lite note-taking app, the photo-editing ASUS Studio among others. Read more »

‘Little Inferno’ for iPad game review

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Little Inferno made its public debut last year as one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U. Made by the designers of the popular game World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth, the game was lauded for its unique gameplay and won many awards. After that it was released on Steam and has now made an appearance on the mobile platform with the iPad version.

There is a pyromaniac in every one of us and that’s whom the game is made for. You simply set fire to things in this game, and then do it in various combos to create bigger fires and earn more points. All of this is wrapped in a mysterious story that unfolds as the game progresses. Sounds interesting? Let’s find out more. Read more »

Asus ME301T MemoPad 10 press images leak

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Only a few days into this year several Asus tablets leaked – a couple of 7” models and a 10” one. The 7-inchers are already official, but their larger sibling is not. Its press images come ahead of the official announcement though, so here’s the Asus ME301T MemoPad 10.

Currently available info points to a 10.1” screen of 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution and a Tegra 3 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A9 with a fifth power-saving core, GeForce graphics, 1GB of RAM). The tablet will sport 16GB of built-in storage and probably a microSD card too. Read more »

UA profiles for next-gen Samsung Galaxy tablets leak, we may see a Galaxy Note with the Nexus 10 screen

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User Agent profiles are a long time favorite of the rumor mill and they deliver again – three new model designations of Samsung tablets were discovered, presumably the Tab 3 series. The profiles give nothing but model number and screen resolution, but with a bit mode digging, we found out a bit more.

The top-end model is the GT-P8200, which packs a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel screen, the same as the Google Nexus 10 (manufactured by Samsung). AnTuTu scores for the P8200 list the OS as 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and the CPU clock speed as 1.7GHz. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 gets priced ahead of announcement

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 slate just can’t put ahead of its announcement, can it? First we got an official confirmation of its existence and then we saw its face twice.

Today the Galaxy Note 8.0 is once again making headlines, this time with some pricing details. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display is now official

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Apple has just made the 128GB edition of the iPad with Retina Display official.

The fourth-gen Apple tablet will not replace any of the already established storage capacity options of the slate, and will be sold alongside them. Read more »

Next generation Nexus 7 rumored to pack full HD display, to be revealed at Google I/O in May

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The Google Nexus 7 is one of the most desirable tablets around, and according to the latest rumors it’s going to become a lot more so come May, when the next generation of the slate is expected to be announced.

According to a report by DigiTimes citing upstream supply chain sources, ASUS and Google are currently working to unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet packing a full HD display at the upcoming Google I/O 2013. Read more »

NVIDIA allegedly to manufacture low-cost Android devices for other companies

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Following the rather modest success of the Tegra platform in the smartphone and tablet segment, it seems NVIDIA is now gunning for a bigger share of the pie, so far dominated by the likes of Qualcomm and Mediatek.

According to Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-review.com, NVIDIA is planning on manufacturing smartphones and tablets of its own and will be selling them to companies to be rebranded and sold under their brand. Read more »

Purported images of next generation iPad back panel leak

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It’s just been a few months since Apple launched the fourth generation model of the iPad with Retina display and we have already started seeing leaks of the next generation model, expected to go on sale later this year.

What you see above is allegedly a prototype back plate of the fifth generation iPad and as you can see it looks exactly like the current generation iPad mini, pictured right next to it. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire crowned the most popular Android slate, accounts for 37% of all droid tablets

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A research carried out by mobile app analytics service Localytics shows that despite the fuss the Google Nexus 7 generated, the Amazon Kindle Fire range of tablets is the one with to dominate the Android market.

Localytics claims that it used data from over 500 million unique devices during its research and came up with some pretty interesting numbers. Read more »