A while ago manufacturers realized that while tablets are perfect for entertainment on the go, for example watching movies, playing games or e-reading, they may not be the best choice for users who do some serious typing due to the lack of physical keyboard. Tapping on the screen is fun but for many years before the first tablet came into being, we typed on hardware keyboards and for this reason our fingers react better when they can feel actual keys. That’s how the idea of hybrid devices combining tablet and laptop characteristics was born and bloomed into quite a selection of such devices. The most recently announced Android-powered convertible notebook / tablet is called Tab Book and comes from LG.
Some users like to buy themselves every gadget that hits the market and proudly display their collection of smart devices. Others, however, are content owning one multipurpose product. With such users in mind Samsung announced a mid-range Galaxy TabQ Android tablet equipped with 7-inch display. The slate, which doubles as a phone, debuted in the Chinese land last week and will be carried by China Mobile (SM-T2558) and China Unicom (SM-T2556).
News about NVIDIA tablet launching plans are spreading round the net with the speed of light. Just two days ago, the leak presenting the highly detailed photos of the alleged NVIDIA Shield Tablet along with its estimated date of premiere surfaced, and the next day just after 24 hours we received completely new hints confirming the launching date and giving the exact price of the device. Ladies and Gentlemen, the NVIDIA Shield will be available on July 29 for $299 and more.
NVIDIA made a name for itself in the tablet world after it has delivered the Tegra 2 chip to power the first true Android tablets that ran Honeycomb. The company also made the Tegra 3 processor which is beating inside the Nexus 7 tablet. Finally, there’s the Tegra Note 7 which has been on sale since last year. There is no question that the company is interested in the tablet market but it hasn’t made its own slate so far. However, it may change soon and to prove it we have the NVIDIA Shield tablet press image that have just leaked out.
Always competing with Samsung – LG – is now bringing its new smaller 7-inch version of its flagship Android tablet, the LG G Pad 7.0 to the US market. The device, which is already present on European markets since June, now will be available for grabs to US users thanks to AT&T, which will add the Pad to its offer, as an affordable mid-range offering. How do we know that? Well, our favorite tipster – @evleaks, the source of the rumor, has recently posted a new leak presenting press render of AT&T branded LG G Pad 7.0.
Not long after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, AT&T kicks off the sales of an 8-inch member of the Galaxy Tab 4 lineup. Starting on July 15th, users will have various ways to buy the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 4G LTE from AT&T online: for $369.99 outright, for $269.99 with a two-year contract or for $18.50 per month with $0 down and no annual contract. On July 25th the tablet also will be available from retail stores. In their commercials, AT&T and Samsung are proudly saying that the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is the tablet for the whole family and it will suit each kind of user.
The waterproof Sony Xperia Z2 tablet was announced back in February this year and went on sale right next month in some markets. We knew that it would be available in the US at some point too, but it sure took its sweet time to make it across the ocean. The almost 5-month wait finally paid off and the slate arrived at Verizon with 4G LTE flavor. The carrier began accepting pre-orders this week so if you secure a unit now, you can rest assured that you will be among the first users who will get their hands on the device when it starts shipping on July 17th.
Rumors and leaks regarding the iPhone 6 have been popping up like crazy in recent days, but the smartphone isn’t the only device that Apple is working on. Within the next few weeks (or months) we should also see the successor of the iPad Air to go official. However, until the Cupertino company goes public with the iPad Air 2 we have a new set of images to enjoy that show the tablet caught on camera and reveal slimmer design and Touch ID sensor in tow.
Leak shows that the Nexus series aren’t dead yet, the Nexus 9 may be the most powerful Google tablet yet
The next Nexus device is a pretty controversial subject, partly because we can’t be sure if it actually exists, at least in plans, or is merely a product of wishful thinking mixed with creativity. One day we are tipped of Android Silver which supposedly will replace the Nexus lineup. The next day all the websites are buzzing with details of the Nexus 9. Based on the latest leaks we are inclined to believe that the Nexus series aren’t dead yet. In fact, if there’s some grain of truth in the rumors, the Nexus 9 may be the most powerful Google tablet released so far.
Almost three months after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, Verizon Wireless added the 4G LTE version of the device to its portfolio. The slate is now for sale from the carrier’s online store and for a limited time it costs only $279.99 provided that you sign a new two-year contract. After the special promotion expires Verizon will sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 4G LTE for $379.99. Additionally, if you are a More Everything subscriber, you can add the tablet to your existing account for an additional $10 monthly access fee.
Hisense has made its name in Asia and Europe, however, the company isn’t the most popular brand in the US when it comes to tablets, or any other devices for that matter. It doesn’t mean that Hisense products aren’t worth considering. On the contrary, the Chinese manufacturer has a history of releasing devices that combine decent hardware with reasonable prices which is a mix we always love to see. That said, and 8-inch Hisense Sero 8 Android tablet has just arrived in the US and it’s priced at just $129. At the moment, the tablet is offered exclusively by Walmart.
There have been so many rumors regarding Apple’s upcoming devices that we could write a book filled out with with press images and live pictures. As the big day on which the company will make its devices official approaches, the leaks increase in intensity. Today, courtesy of Apple Club we bring you a fresh photo of the iPhone 6 as it smiles to camera along with the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.
The Nexus 7 (2013) is almost one year old so it’s the right time to start discussing next-generation model. For a while it was speculated that it could be made by LG; however, following Ken Hong’s claim that the company doesn’t have a Nexus device in its immediate plans, the manufacturer of this year’s edition is still up in the air. At the moment our best bet seems to be HTC and its almost 9-inch slate codenamed Volantis which might be the new Nexus 9 tablet. The device has leaked out in mock-up image and a pretty detailed list of specs, both of which we are happy to share with you.
We got our first glance at Samsung’s new premium Galaxy Tab S lineup of tablets a couple of weeks ago when photos of the slates leaked out along with a list of specs. While it’s fun to take a peek at upcoming devices prior to their release, it’s the manufacturer’s announcement that we are always looking forward to as this is how we get to learn all the secrets. Ladies and gentlemen, last night at Samsung Premiere event in New York City the company unveiled its new flagship tablets: the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5, making the Galaxy Tab S series official.
Flexible displays have been the object of heated discussions for a very long time. Several electronics makers boasted about their plans to release a device with such screen, but so far very few managed to put their plans into action. One of such companies is Samsung with its curved Galaxy Round and foldable display rumored for the Galaxy Note 4. While the screen of the Round is not bendable, it proves that an alternative to a standard flat display is no longer a futuristic dream. According to the latest reports, Samsung is exploring the idea ever further and reportedly is working on a foldable tablet. It seems that we may see a Galaxy tablet with foldable display as soon as next year.
It’s become a tradition recently that Windows tablets are more expensive than Android slates. However, the tradition is not set in stone and lately we have seen prices dropping WP devices to a more competitive level. Earlier this week we got a peek at an 8-inch tablet which is the cheapest Windows 8.1 slate announced so far. Made by Chinese company Emdoor, the 8-inch EM-i8080 will be priced at just $100 when it hits the stores.
Following Barnes & Noble’s announcement from last year confirming that the company won’t me making the Nook tablets anymore, many users said their goodbyes to the brand. However, it looks like the brand in not dead, as a new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has just been unveiled. The name pretty much says it all, but in case you have any doubts let us explain – the new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a product of collaboration between Barnes & Noble and Samsung.
Does the expression “Project Tango” ring a bell? It might, since it was already mentioned a few times in relation to Google’s Android-powered smartphone that was introduced by Google earlier this year. The phone contains multiple sensors for creating 3D maps; however, it appears that the new technology won’t be limited only to smartphones. Google has just unveiled Project Tango tablet that can sense the world in 3D. How cool is that?
The market is saturated with small-sized affordable Android tablets, but if you prefer Microsoft’s platform, your options are rather limited. Since Windows is associated with more professional use, the system is a more popular choice for larger devices. However, Toshiba stands a great chance to change the trend with the announcements of the 7-inch Encore 7 Windows 8.1 tablet, which was unveiled at Computex in Taiwan by Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Nick Parker.
In addition to its super affordable Venue 7 and 8 Android tablets, Dell also made official a few other devices worth our attention. Among them are the Inspiron 7000 Series and the Inspiron 3000 Series 2-in-1 laptops that are able to fold into tablets. Unlike the Venue tablets which are decidedly affordable entry-level offerings, the 7000 Series is aimed at more demanding users.