It’s not a secret that tablets, smartphones and other adult equipment make the best toys for kids of all ages. The problem is that adult devices are usually pretty fragile and may not survive the treatment little hands can give, not to mention all the inappropriate content a child may access when using a tablet unsupervised. That’s why many manufacturers release devices made especially for kids. The latest addition to kid-friendly tablet portfolio comes from Verizon. The carrier just announced the Ellipsis Kids tablet with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers and parental controls.
Verizon announces Ellipsis Kids tablet with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers and parental controls
Samsung and Barnes launches the Galaxy Tab E Nook featuring a bigger screen along with a more modest price
It’s not a secret that electronics industry is a tough one to succeed. All it takes is one bad turn, delayed response to competition’s move or sometime just bad luck and you are headed for trouble. A while ago it seemed that Barnes & Nobel hit a rough patch with its Nook brand after Microsoft ended its partnership with the company and sales results from 2014 were less than satisfactory. However, it appears that together with Samsung‘s offer of cooperation came also salvation. Last month the companies launched the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook and now they are back with the Galaxy Tab E Nook featuring a bigger screen along with a more modest price of just $249.99.
Microsoft kicks off the best tablet computer for 2015, meet the new Surface Book ultimate 2 in 1 laptop
Microsoft announced a bunch of new devices at yesterday’s even in New York City. In addition to three Lumia smartphones and a next generation Surface Pro tablet, the Redmond company also kicked off the best tablet computer for 2015 called Surface Book. In fact, it’s Microsoft’s first laptop offering ultimate 2 in 1 experience.
Microsoft unleashes the Surface Pro 4 with bigger screen, smaller bezels, new stylus and thinner keyboard
While Surface Pro users didn’t have to wait for a new model quite as long as Lumia fans, many felt that a new tablet is way overdue. Luckily, the wait is finally over. During an event in New York City, Microsoft unleashed the Surface Pro 4 equipped with a bigger screen, smaller bezels, new stylus and thinner keyboard. Unlike the Lumias, the company didn’t skip a generation and the Surface Pro 4 directly follows the Surface Pro 3.
Google takes on Surface and iPad Pro and intros Pixel C Android Marshmallow tablet with smart keyboard-case
Today at its special press conference Google announced the Pixel C, a notebook-tablet hybrid device. Being the company’s response to the Microsoft’s Surface and Apple’s iPad Pro, the new slate is a pro-oriented portable device equipped with a big 10.2-inch screen panel and a smart keyboard-case that should meet all productivity needs required by professionals. Worth to mention that the new Google product is the very first tablet to run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Remember when last June Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Tab E? Today, the XLTE-capable version of this entry-level Android-based tablet hits Verizon online store priced at $329. If you’re looking for an affordable device for browsing the net on the go, the Verizon Galaxy Tab E should be on your radar since it brings the fastest available connectivity and a big readable display at a comparatively low cost.
The giant iPad Pro is currently definitely the biggest star of the Apple’s tablet family, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a device for everyone. If you’re put off by its premium price or size, you can think over getting yourself the more compact iPad Mini 4. Starting today, you may jump on T-Mobile and get yourself the latest 4G LTE-capable update to the iPad Mini line for $0 down.
Amazon refreshed its Fire HD tablet range, bumping up screen quality, durability, and value for money
If you are in the market for a new tablet, Amazon may be the place to look for one, as the retailer has just made official a whole bunch of new slates. In addition to the super affordable Fire and Fire Kids Edition, the company also refreshed its Fire HD tablet range, bumping up screen quality, durability, and value for money; meet the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10.
Amazon’s Fire series (earlier known as Kindle Fire) dates back to 2012. During these years the retailer kept an annual upgrade schedule and this time is no different. Amazon typically unveils its tablets in fall, so we knew that we could expect an announcement soon, especially since there were rumors suggesting that new devices were on the way. It turns out that the rumors were spot on – Amazon just kicked off a 7-inch Fire tablet priced at $49.99 along with Kids Edition for $99.99.
While giving a wide-coverage announcement to the gargantuan 12.9-inch iPadPro, Apple almost forgot to mention about the iPad Mini 4. Breaking with its October release tradition, the Cupertino team introduced this afternoon a new update to the iPad Mini series that can be simply described as a smaller alternative to the iPad Air 2. Except for delivering world brand new tablets, Apple simultaneously updated iPad prices making the older generations more affordable.
It’s a big day for all Apple’s enthusiasts. Today at its special press conference Apple officially unveiled a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Delivering the biggest ever display on an iOS device and the most powerful performance of all iOS-based devices, the Cupertino company’s new tablet offers killer specs and highly precise input enhanced by a smart keyboard and a pencil stylus. If you like to know more about this giant among iPads, stay with us.
ASUS is now selling in the US the newest ZenPad S 8.0 Android tablet with killer specs and reasonable price
Electronics manufacturers make you believe that it’s impossible to make premium yet inexpensive devices to justify high prices. Asus, however, proves that it’s not necessarily true. The company set a new price-to-specs standard with its ZenFone 2 – a pretty high-end and affordable smartphone and now it’s time for tablets. Starting today, Asus is selling in the US the newest ZenPad S 8.0 Android tablet with killer specs and reasonable price.
Dell unveils Latitude 12 extreme tablet designed for people who need to rely on their tablet in harsh environment
There are many kinds of tablets available on the market, all serving different purposes. Traditionally, tablets are used for surfing the net, watching movies or playing games, but there are also kids-oriented slates that feature colorful cases and parental control mode. However, all these may be not enough for someone who lives an adventurous life. That’s why Dell released Latitude 12, an extreme tablet designed for people who need to rely on their tablet in the most hostile environment.
While hardware and software are far more important than the appearance, it goes without saying that slim phones and tablets are much more attractive than thick, brick-like devices. Samsung is well aware of that. Last week the company unveiled its thinnest smartphone so far, the Galaxy A8 and today it’s time for tablets. Samsung just announced its new 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 models with iPad-like 4×3 format and extra slim frame.
If you have been following Computex 2015 news back in early June, you might have come across the name ZenPad S 8.0. It’s Asus’ slim, sharp and light 8-inch tablet that impressed the audience at the show. Asus typically takes its time when bringing new devices to the market so we didn’t expect the slate to show up in our stores anytime soon. Well, guess what? The tablet is already on sale in the US. The ZenPad S 8.0 is up for grabs from Best Buy for just $199.99. Moreover, all order of $35 and more are eligible for free shipping, so the tablet will be delivered to you at no additional cost.
Samsung Galaxy Tab family gained another member. Yesterday, the South Korean manufacturer officially debuted the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for the Taiwanese market, at least for now. Preceded by numerous leaks the new Android tablet comes equipped with a pretty large display, package of entry-level hardware and low price. Here’s everything you want to know about the new Galaxy Tab E.
Witnessing Samsung’s efforts to deliver flexible and foldable display to the world, we know that innovative display solutions are the company’s favorite research field. It’s not a secret that for some time the net is buzzing with rumors suggesting that the mobile giant is working on a fully foldable portable device that can change its size factor with just a single flip. These speculation found confirmation in recent patent leaks presenting pics of the prototype of a new foldable tablet.
Introduced in 2014 the Google’s Project Tango tablet was initially an exclusive offering available only by invitation for developers and it was pricey too. To get the slate in his hands a tech enthusiast had to pay a hefty price of $1024. This apparently is about to change. To get one of these pretty much futuristic tablets featuring 3D mapping you don’t need to have an invitation any longer. The Project Tango is now within your reach invite-free via Google Store. What’s even more interesting, the device is on sale at a half of its original price.
It’s not a secret that HTC has been having a hard time recently. The company hit a rough patch last year and had to cut costs and reorganize its business. Nonetheless, HTC shows no signs of slowing down. Since the beginning of the year the Taiwanese manufacturer has released a number of smartphones including the 2015 flagship HTC One M9, Asia-bound One M9+ and E9+ as well as the third generation Butterfly. According to some rumors, the company is working on yet another smart product and this time it’s going to be a tablet. Called HTC H7, the device might be coming in the second quarter of 2015 as a cheap low-end offering.
This weekend Huawei quietly launched the MediaPad M2 in Paris. Being a successor of released last year MediaPad M1, the device is the manufacturer’s flagship tablet for 2015. Labeled with the price tag of something round $390 it comes with a package of powerful specs, including an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 SoC and 4G LTE connectivity and design inspired by the company’s flagship smartphone the Huawei P8. Here’s everything you want to know about the slate’s hardware, pricing and availability details.