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Sony tears down its Xperia Tablet Z on video, takes you on a tour of its innards

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The Tablet Z is Sony’s latest Android slate, which was confirmed to go global at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We witnessed its beauty with our eyes and were impressed by its weight and slim waistline. And to tickle the inner geek inside all of us, Sony has put up an official teardown video of the tablet.

Before tearing it down, Sony offers a walkthrough of the Tablet Z and then gets down to business. Read more »

iCloud tops Cloud Media Services in the US for the fall with 27%

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According to a survey by Strategy Analytics which was gathered by data collected last fall Apple’s iCloud is the most popular cloud service in the US.

27% of those surveyed who use a cloud service have tried iCloud in US with Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive in second and third with 17& and 15% respectively. Read more »

Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available on pre-order in UK, ships in mid-April

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The official online Sony store in the UK is now taking pre-orders for the Wi-Fi-only version of the Xperia Tablet Z. The 16GB model is available only in black color (for now) and costs £399.

You can also opt for the 32GB Tablet Z, which is available in black and white paintjobs and costs £449. Read more »

Google releases new ad for the Nexus 10

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Google has been releasing some amazing ads lately, especially for their Nexus devices. And the latest ad for the Nexus 10 takes things up a notch.

The ad shows a couple about to have a baby. The focus of the ad is on the ‘shareability’ of the Nexus 10, and how you can have multiple user accounts on the tablet, use it for reading, watching movies, social networking, video calling and how two can people do all this from a single device. Read more »

Microsoft has reportedly sold 1.5 million Surface tablets

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Microsoft’s Surface tablets have added a new dimension to the way we look at tablets. The Surface series of Windows tablets, which can also function as a laptop with a help of a dock has further reduced the gap between tablets and laptops.

According to a few recent reports, Microsoft has sold more than 1.5 million units of the Surface tablets. The Windows giant has managed to sell about 400,000 Surface Pro units and just over a million units of Surface RT tablets. Read more »

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in Europe for 269 euro, slashes US price to $269

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The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has been exclusive to Amazon US ever since it was released last September. Fortunately, today Amazon is finally ready to expand the tablet’s availability. As of today, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available at Amazon in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Another positive change is that the US prices are lower now, down to $269 (16GB) and $300 (32GB). In Europe, the tablet costs €269 and €299. All quoted prices are only valid under Amazon’s Special Offers program. Read more »

Samsung gives you 6 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 8.0 over the iPad mini

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Samsung is no stranger to comparing its products against the competition, more specifically Apple. The latest device, which the Koreans are keen to show is better than its Cupertino-designed alternative is the Galaxy Note 8.0 compact tablet.

Yes, Samsung has put together yet another i-am-better-than-you piece, but this time it’s not in the form of a table, but rather six images detailing the six reasons why you’d want a Galaxy Note 8.0 instead of an iPad mini. Read more »

Dell makes 18-inch Windows 8 tablet, throws logic out of an equally large window

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We are no strangers to ridiculously large tablets. We saw a few at CES, including a particularly enormous 20-inch Panasonic tablet. Although one would assume this is just some quirky thing that would go away if you don’t pay attention to it, it seems OEMs aren’t quite willing to let go of it.

Dell is the latest to join the ranks of these comically large tablets (at this point they are more tables than tablets). Unlike others, however, Dell has made slightly more effort to justify the size of this device, by making it turn into an All-in-One at a pinch. Read more »

ASUS begins rolling out Android 4.2 for the Transformer Pad TF300T in the US

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ASUS has been remarkably quick in the past year or so in rolling out Android updates for its devices. Now the Taiwanese company has become the first to roll out the elusive Android 4.2 update for its Transformer Pad TF300T tablet.

The update is currently available only in the US but is expected to roll out in other regions in March. The update is said to bring performance improvements and features such as multi-user accounts. Read more »

Archos announces the 13.3-inch FamilyPad 2, selling for 299 Euro

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Archos has announced a big one – tablet, that is. The company has unveiled the FamilyPad 2. It sports a 13.3″ 1280 x 800 screen, a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core GPU and a reasonable price tag of €299. It will be launching in Europe “very soon”.

This mammoth of a tablet weighs 1.3kg but luckily comes with a free dock to hold it in place on tables, etc. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched in India as Galaxy Note 510

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Samsung today announced the South West Asian version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 – and it’s called the Galaxy Note 510. The reason for renaming the 8″ slate is still mysterious.

The devices is slated for a launch on the Indian market and perhaps some other South West Asian markets too. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aka Galaxy Note 510 is a new addition to Samsung’s range of tablets – it slots somewhere in-between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note II. Read more »

Chrome Super Sync Sports lets you play games with your smartphone as a controller

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A nifty new Chrome experiment has caught our eye recently, one which lets you and your friends use smartphones or tablets to control online games.

You and up to three other people can swim, cycle or run your fingers against each other in this nifty new way to have fun with your mobile devices. Read more »

Here are the official Sony Xperia Tablet Z accessories

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We already told you how much we like the Tablet Z. It is a great tablet with impressive high-quality hardware and design, plus it’s water and dust resistant just like the Xperia Z smartphone.

The Xperia Tablet Z, just like other popular slates, will surely need some accessories and Sony is ready with the official lineup. Read more »

Highlights of yesterday’s Asus event show Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announcements, skimp on the magic

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The Asus MWC event yesterday brought the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad. It wasn’t very well organized for the press, but luckily, you can watch the highlights in the comfort of your own home.

Asus tried to spice the event up with a mini magic show, but that was mostly cut out of the video. What does that say about how engaging the performance was? Read more »