Posts Tagged ‘tablets’

Microsoft, stop already – you’re embarrassing yourself – MS gives away RT tablet keyboard for free

// June 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

I can’t say I don’t appreciate the gesture but more to the point, I don’t appreciate getting price-gouged to begin with. When Microsoft introduced the Windows RT Tablet, they must have felt like they could charge anything they like and people would come running. And to further poke its customers in the face, they introduced […]

Google rumored to be prepping upgraded Nexus 10 with more powerful quad-core processor and 8-core GPU

// January 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

Rumors are beginning to circulate that Google is prepping a major upgrade to their flagship Nexus 10 tablet. The Nexus 10, introduced in October 2012, is equipped with a powerful Exynos 1.7GHz dual-core processor and a Mali-T604 GPU but users have reported performance issues such as lag and stutter as the processor struggles to power […]

Latest Sony Xperia Tablet Z rumors

// January 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Undoubtedly the Sony Xperia Z smartphone is going to rock and the Xperia Tablet Z looks to be lining itself up quite will with its smaller sibling. We’ re fairly certain the device will sport Sony’s highly touted waterproof and dustproof casing and Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 running on a quad-core processor is quite likely […]

Google announces new Nexus 10 tablet with higher resolution than iPad’s Retina display

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google unveiled the Nexus 10 tablet today. Manufactured by Samsung, the Nexus 10 will be introduced as the “highest resolution tablet on the planet” as it sports a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with 300 ppi. It will include Samsung’s new Cortex A15-based Exynos 5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, quad-core Mali T604 GPU, […]

Librarian of Congress says OK to jailbreak smartphones but illegal to jailbreak tablets

// October 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The United States Librarian of Congress has ruled that jailbreaking tablet devices is illegal (but jailbreaking smartphones is OK). The closed nature of the devices with respect to eBooks in particular, sparked the exception that made jailbreaking smartphones legal. However, the Librarian said that the definition of a tablet device wasn’t specific enough to allow […]

ASUS announces VivoTab RT tablet (Windows RT) with quad-core Tegra 3 with keyboard dock available October 26

// October 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

ASUS announced its new VivoTab RT, running Windows RT, will be available on October 26 starting at $599 for 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB version (sorry, but we’re going to see these Windows 8/RT devices priced too high for a while longer). The VivoTab RT is pretty much the equivalent of the popular […]

Rumor central – what surprises to expect at Google’s hastily arranged October 29 New York City event

// October 21st, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Hardware

There are lots of rumors flying around regarding Google’s hastily arranged October 29, 2012 event in New York City (six days after Apple reveals its iPad mini and the same day as Microsoft’s event in San Francisco). Filtering out all the fluff and sorting out what makes the most sense, here’s what Geek Slop thinks […]

Rumors are Best Buy’s in-house branded tablet, Insignia Flex, will be priced too high to compete

// October 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Best Buy’s in-house branded tablet, the Insignia Flex, will feature a dual-core 1GHz processor, 9.7 inch screen, and 10 hour battery life, putting it in direct competition with Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. But where Amazon and Google’s tablets will be priced at $199, rumors are that the Insignia Flex will run […]

Google partnering with Samsung to make 10-inch Google Nexus tablet

// October 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

CNET has reported that a Google Nexus 10-inch tablet is in the works. The 10.1 inch tablet will features a 299 PPI, 2560×1600 resolution display, significantly higher than the 264PPI on the Retina iPad.

Barnes and Noble introduce new affordable Android tablets – but you might want to wait for the Windows 8 devices

// September 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Barnes and Noble signaled their intent to stay in the race today when they released a set of new aggressively-priced HD Android tablets (surprise, no Windows 8 – yet). 7-inch and 9-inch versions were announced, each with variable RAM configurations. Both are built upon Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and neither is going to disappoint […]

Amazon introduces cool new gear including 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD tablet

// September 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Lot’s of new gear introduced by Amazon today.  Amazon held an invite-only event in an airplane hanger in Santa Monica, California.  Guests were treated to several product announcements, some of which could be game changers.  They again stressed the tablet as a service device and not a gadget (which means Amazon makes their profits off […]