Category: Tablets
Switch view

New rumor states that the Galaxy Tab S2 will be Samsung’s thinnest tablet to date

by 41 comments

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been popping up in the rumor mill quite frequently during the past few months. This is only natural, as the continuation of the company’s famous Galaxy Tab S line was bound to see the light of day sooner or later.

This being said, we do have some idea of what to expect from the upcoming device and one of the most prevailing rumors has been that the tablet will be thinner than an iPad Air 2. A new rumor, courtesy of OnLeaks might just prove that the Galaxy Tab S2 is exceptionally thin. Read more »

Lenovo working on Lollipop tablet with 64-bit MediaTek chipset

by 7 comments

Earlier this year at MWC 2015, Lenovo had announced two Android tablets powered by MediaTek mobile chipset – Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 and Lenovo Tab 2 A8. Both packing different set of specifications are set to arrive later this year for select markets.

The popular upleaks has posted that Lenovo is apparently working on an Android tablet housing a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT8735 chipset announced earlier this week and will run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Read more »

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 are $100 cheaper for a limited time

by 32 comments

Samsung has decided to shave a cool $100 off the prices of both Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab S models. This is only valid for the US, and you can only take advantage of the deal if you buy either tablet from Samsung’s own official online store. Furthermore, the offer is only available until April 11.

So you have just under two days to purchase a cheaper Galaxy Tab S 8.4 or Galaxy Tab S 10.5. With the discount applied, the former now costs $299.99, while the latter is priced at $399.99. Read more »

Dell Venue 10 7000 is a high-end Android tablet with Intel CPU

by 47 comments

Dell took the wraps off a full-size version of its sleek Venue 8 7000 Android tablet. Dell Venue 10 7000 is a 10.5” Android 5.0 Lollipop slate, designed with Android power users in mind.

An optional keyboard dock will be among the accessories available for the tablet. It will transform the device into a portable workstation. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 hits Germany in May, costs 299 euro

by 39 comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab A is the newest mid-range lineup of slates, which should replace the Galaxy Tab 4 series soon. The Galaxy Tab A 8 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablets went official last month in Russia with attractive designs and mid-range specs.

Both Galaxy A Tabs feature similar specs – 8 or 9.7″ 4:3 screens of 1024 x 768px, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (courtesy of Snapdragon 400 or Snapdragon 410 chips), 2 gigs of RAM (1.5GB for the Wi-Fi model), 16GB expandable storage, 5MP cams and Android Lollipop OS. The battery capacity for the 8″ model is 4,200 mAh, while the 9.7″ has a beefy 6,000 mAh unit. Read more »

Microsoft intros Surface 3 tablet starting at $499, running ‘full’ Windows 8.1

by 159 comments

The Surface Pro 3 has been out for a while now, but it’s quite expensive for the mass-market. So Microsoft decided to unveil the Surface 3 tablet today (sans the “Pro”). This is basically the successor to the Windows RT-powered original Surface and Surface 2, but it no longer runs that little-used iteration of the OS – and it no longer sports an ARM processor.

This time, Microsoft is pairing an Intel Atom x7 with ‘full’ Windows 8.1 (upgradeable for free to Windows 10 when that launches), so the Surface 3 will run any Windows app you throw at it – including the full version of Office, of course. That rectifies what were probably the biggest downsides to the RT-powered Surface tablets of the past. Read more »

Jide’s Android-powered Remix tablet to begin shipping in May

by 17 comments

The Jide Remix tablet, which was announced back in January this year and is already available in China, is set to be available globally in the coming months. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign that allows people in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and most European countries to order the tablet, which is priced at $349 and begins shipping in May.

Specs-wise, the Remix ultra-tablet features an 11.6-inch, 1920×1080 screen, a 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of expandable storage space. The device sports 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, packs in a 8100 mAh battery, and runs a modified version of Android 4.4.2 called Remix OS. Also, it looks similar to the Surface, with a kickstand at the back and a detachable keyboard. Read more »

The Nexus 9 tablet can be yours for $300 from BestBuy, but you have to be quick!

by 92 comments

The HTC Nexus 9 tablet is now on sale at BestBuy, but it’s a 4-hour deal, starting at 11 a.m. and spanning up until 3 p.m. CT today. In this small timeframe the store has put both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Google tablet on sale with a $100 price cut.

This puts the 16GB version at $299.99 and the 32GB one at $379.99 respectively. Both come with free shipping, but you better act fast if you want to snatch one. The offer comes with two additional accessories, also offered at promotional prices. Read more »

Google created a special tablet for use in Ebola treatment centers

by 111 comments

Treatment centers for airborne diseases such as Ebola are no joke. Everything is locked down and the doctors and scientists working on the patients have to wear special suits and there is a strict control of objects getting in and leaving the center.

As such, it is difficult to communicate with people outside the center. One such center in Magburaka, Sierra Leone had a problem, where the doctors had to shout off information from a piece of paper and then destroy the paper. This is when Google stepped in and created a one-off devices specifically meant to be used in this environment. Read more »

IDC: Apple iPad shipments will dip to 60 million units this year

by 50 comments

According to a report by the research firm IDC, Apple will ship roughly 60 million iPad tablets in 2015. The Cupertino giant moved 63.4 million slates last year.

IDC projects Apple to capture 25.6% of the tablet market this year – down from 27.6% in 2014. Read more »

Huawei MediaPad X2 gets a price tag in Europe

by 13 comments

The freshly announced Huawei MediaPad X2 got priced in Europe. Amazon has listed the 7” tablet with phone cellular network connectivity in Germany and Italy.

In Germany, the MediaPad X2 costs €349 for a 16GB model with 2GB of RAM in silver. Read more »

Bloomberg: large-screen iPad will not enter production until September

by 13 comments

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple’s previously rumored 12.9” iPad won’t enter production until September. Past reports suggested that the full-size slate will launch as early as Q2 this year.

The Cupertino giant allegedly planned to begin manufacturing the tablet during this quarter. Read more »

Nokia N1 hands-on

by 37 comments

After Microsoft took over Nokia’s devices business we felt we’d never hold another Nokia device again. But as it turned out the company wasn’t done. It’s not exactly clear how much of Nokia there is in the Nokia N1 but after handling it we feel reassured that this is indeed a product of the quality-driven Finish brand we know and love.

The Nokia N1 launched in China solely while the rest of the world is aching to see the low-cost high-end slate launch elsewhere. However the Nokia rep we talked to assures us that the Nokia N1 is coming to Europe – so here goes a sneak peak at what to expect. Read more »

Archos unveils the first 256GB tablet with Fusion Storage tech, two more slates

by 6 comments

Archos has its focus firmly on tablets at MWC and pulled the wraps off three slates, sporting the company’s “Fusion Storage” technology. Using software algorithms, the tablets will combine built-in memory with microSD card capacity for a combined storage solution.

The whole process happens automatically for a seamless user experience, and should allow for practically unlimited capacity for apps and media. Read more »

Jolla Tablet hands-on

by 12 comments

Founded by former Nokia employees, Jolla is a company that aims to carry on the MeeGo legacy. Its open-source Sailfish OS has now reached version 2.0 and it’s getting ready to debut on the crowd-funded Jolla Tablet. We had a chance to spend some time with the slate so we now have a better idea of how the eccentric platform behaves on its reasonably capable hardware.

The Jolla Tablet comes with a 7.85” display of 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution which we found to be rather good. Its brightness levels are very high and the viewing angles were great – despite some contrast compression we were still able to make out what’s on the screen even at extreme angles. Read more »