Some folks are so much into latest technology that they won’t even look at last year’s model of a phone or tablet. Those are usually people who don’t have to save money to buy a new gadget because they have plenty. Users with slimmer wallets wait for price cuts of older models which usually occur when a new device is released. If you were eyeing Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 or iPad Mini now would be a good time to get yourself one. Apple has just discounted the iPad Air and iPad Mini older models as the newest models hit the market.
Apple announce the iPhone 6 and its Plus variant a few weeks ago but the company is not done for this year yet. Apple’s portfolio consists of a variety of devices, the most popular of which, right next to iPhones, are iPads. Recently we have been hearing quite a lot of chatter regarding the new iPad Air and today marks the end of rumors as the new thinner, lighter and more powerful Apple iPad Air 2 becomes official will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow.
The third generation of the smallest and lightest premium sector tablets has just been announced. It’s simply dubbed iPad Mini 3 and features the TouchID fingerprint scanner. Though the newest iPad Mini 3 received several integral upgrades, it strongly resembles its predecessor, so its future users will get nothing more than a familiar looking Apple’s slate with some modest updates. The pre-orders begin tomorrow with shipping scheduled to start at the end of next week.
Google Nexus 9 by HTC featuring Android Lollipop goes official, pre-orders start on October 17th, ships November 3
Just as expected, Google has announced today the fervently-awaited Nexus 9 tablet that has been created in partnership with HTC. The tablet is the very first device that operates on Android Lollipop and is said to hit the retailers’ shelves on November 3rd with pre-orders starting on October 17th. The Nexus 9 will be available in three color schemes, two capacity options and an LTE-enabled variant. Feel interested in further details? Let’s take a closer look at the slate.
During this week’s HKTDC tech event in Hong Kong, we could witness the premiere of a very interesting Windows tablet. The 7-inch slate is called the Emdoor EM-I8170 and comes labeled with ridiculous low price tag of $65, which makes it even cheaper than the most affordable Pipo Work W4 Windows 8.1 tablet priced at $81 that we introduced last month. Let’s check what this super cheap tablet can offer its users.
Thinner and lighter Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with improved hinge design seems to be a winner among the all tablet-laptop hybrid devices
Lenovo certainly is not resting on laurels. Yesterday’s announcement of new devices is a tangible proof that the company has been very busy lately updating its key lineups. In addition to a bunch of Yoga tablets, the Chinese manufacturer also unveiled third generation of the Yoga laptop. Thinner and lighter Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with improved hinge design seems to be a winner among the all tablet-laptop hybrid devices available today on the market.
Lenovo intros 13-inch Yoga Tablet Pro 2, one of the most intriguing two-for-one hybrid specials we have ever seen
Recently, Lenovo announced several new products joining their list of offerings, including the Yoga Tablet 2 running both Android and Windows and the running exclusively Android Yoga Tablet Pro 2. The tablet houses a massive 13.3-inch QHD display and many more equally intriguing features like for example, a built-in projector that enables the user to display the screen’s content on even 50-inch surface. Feel interested in the device? Let’s take a close-up at it.
Lenovo launches its new Yoga Tablet 2 in 8″ and 10″ varieties where users can choose between Android and Windows 8.1 platform
If you want a tablet with typical design, there are plenty of options to choose from ranging from very cheap to quite expensive depending on hardware specification. However, if you want a tablet that will stand out from the crowd, then your choices are more limited. One of such devices is the Lenovo Yoga Tablet. The first generation is already one year old, so it’s time for a follow-up. Today Lenovo launched its new Yoga Tablet 2 in 8-inch and 10-inch varieties where users can choose between Android and Windows 8.1 platform.
VAIO, wanting to prove that they’re doing well as an independent company, has just announced its first tablet since they’ve been sold out to JIP. The device highly resembles the Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup in both design and functionality and targets at high-end market. This is a prototype that was created with no Sony’s influence showing the VAIO’s aspiration to achieve success in PC business sector where Sony wasn’t able to.
Published this Monday report claims that the iPad Air 2 is going to be the slimmest tablet currently available. The leak says that the slate will be 0,5 mm thinner than its predecessor thanks to the innovative display assembly. Which means that the upcoming iPad will be only 7 mm thin. The tablet is planned to be unveiled during upcoming Apple press event that is scheduled to take place on October 16th.
Sharp has just let us in on a secret regarding its new tablet. The slate doesn’t have an official name yet, or if it does, the company didn’t reveal it yet. The device is unique in a very special aspect – it’s bearing a new mix of display technologies: Qualcomm’s Mirasol aka MEMS and Sharp’s IGZO. Used for the very first time together in one device, both technologies seem to complement each other very well.
HP released silently the new Android tablet, HP 10 Plus on October 4th. Actually, the company was supposed to unveil its new line of tablets this summer but nothing was officially said or done in this matter. But now it could change, since the HP 10 Plus tablet has popped up for sale on Amazon online store and HP’s official website, though an official press release is yet to be released. Even though the tablet hasn’t officially announced yet, the key features of the slate are up for those who want to learn more about the device or even buy it.
Recently Tesco officially announced the second generation Hudl tablet joining the UK retailer tablets lineup. Featuring 8.3-inch 1080p HD screen and quad-core Intel Atom processor the device seems to be a great improvement in comparison to its predecessor. What’s even more interesting the pretty good tech specs come along with the astonishingly low price of £129 which is around $207. If you feel interested in the Hudl 2 and the Tesco offer, let’s take a closer look at it.
Big national carriers may announce different promotions and deals that make their offer a little bit more attractive to customers. However, if you want to go really cheap, you should look somewhere else, at FreedomPop for example. This Sprint mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that kept costs at low level by selling refurbished devices announced today its own line of handsets and tablets. This way the wireless carrier puts price before hardware giving away 7-inch Liberty tablet for only $90.
HP and Microsoft tandem has just announced two more new tablets joining their list of offerings, the HP Stream 7 and HP Stream 8, both running Windows 8.1. The HP Stream line has been designed to rival with the flood of cheap Android tablets that are trying to dominate the market. Both slates come as a low-cost Windows tablets starting at price under $100. They are expected to hit the US market in November.
Huawei has just introduced the 8-inch Honor Tablet to the Malaysian market. The compact slate is said to be closer to a large smartphone than any other tablets. The Honor Tablet is capable to make and answer phone calls just as well as type and receive text messages. The pre-orders start in Malaysia on October 29th with price starting as a equivalent of $184.
Microsoft’s flexible approach to Windows licenses has one huge advantage – a crop of ultra-affordable tablets. Up until recently, the leader in the category of budget tablets was the KingSing W8, but now we have a new winner that has redefined the term “affordable” once again. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the dirt cheap Windows tablet, the 8-inch Pipo Work W4 which costs only $81 (499 Yuan in China).
Due to the fact that Google’s Nexus 10 made by Samsung wasn’t able to win with Apple’s iPads, Google this time has joined its forces with HTC to bring new tablet to the market. The positive aspect of new collaboration is that both companies have at their disposal new technologies to produce more advanced and fashionable devices, as fashion has become a major selling point today. A new effort of the two companies should be visible soon as the new HTC Nexus 9 is rumored to be officially announced on October 16th.
We all know that kids love every gadget that features touch screen. Why? Well, maybe because of the direct interaction with things displayed on the screen that is easy to handle with. Additionally, games are also a great fun. All these explain why electronic manufacturers want to have a kid-friendly tablet in their offer. But in most cases the fact that tablets are dedicated to children means not only low price but also less than acceptable tech specs and odd UI. Perhaps the announced today Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition could change the way manufacturers approach to the issue of kid-focused tablets and could be the best tablet for your kids.
Amazon challenged the tablet sector with their latest offer. When they promised to deliver a decent sub-$100 tablet the whole world was skeptical, but everything suggest that the company kept their promise. Just yesterday’s evening Amazon announced starting to accept pre-orders for their Kindle Fire HD 6 offered for the mouth-watering price of $99 and the Kindle Fire HD for mere $139 with general release beginning in October. The both tablets are available in the wide variety of color schemes.