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.
As it could be expected around this time of the year, Amazon launched the new upgraded Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 along with the Fire HD7, the “all-new” Fire HD 6 and the Kindle Fire HD Kids. Out of the quartet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is decidedly the most high-end and deserves to be called flagship. Great news is that you won’t have to wait long to grab the device because pre-orders are open starting today.
Few days ago we heard about Sprint adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to their offer, and just today another major service provider AT&T announces expanding its list of offerings by the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4, both in long-awaited LTE variants. The carrier begins to accept online pre-orders for both tablets with shipping starting sometime round September 23rd. Furthermore, the devices are reported to be officially available in the AT&T’s retail stores on September 26th.
Apparently the Google Nexus 9 has been officially confirmed by a reliable source. Nvidia has published their law documents that are being used in the court fight between the mentioned chip manufacturer, Samsung and Qualcomm. The documents don’t only confirm existence of the forthcoming slate but also unveils that it will be equipped with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor.
All of you thinking that contest for the title of “the thinnest” device is only limited to the smartphone sector, you all are wrong. Everything suggests that tablets join the race with Dell teasing us with the new Venue 8 7000 tablet at its press conference for developers. The Dell’s measuring only 6 mm Venue is said to be the thinnest tablet that features a 8.4-inch display. In comparison, the latest iPad Mini is 7.5 mm thick, so the Dell’s design achievement looks really impressive. Let’s take a close-up at the device offerings.
All those thinking that Android-running, 64-bit MeMO Pad 7 tablet was the only tablet that Asus had up their sleeves during IFA 2014, were definitely flabbergasted when the company announced the VivoTab 8, a running the latest Windows 8.1 OS 8-inch slate that houses a 64-bit Intel-made processor. Unfortunately, its availability and pricing are still something of a mystery.
During the IFA 2014 event Alcatel unveiled its the newest Android tablet that joins the ranks of the OneTouch Hero family. The OneTouch Hero 8 with a 8-inch screen offers octa-core performance and multi-pole connectivity and full lamination, eliminating reflection, which makes it the perfect medium to watch movies and videos, for gaming and for browsing the Web. Families will also find that it is well adapted to social TV, reading magazines and newspapers, and for taking on trips. Let’s take a closer look at the device.
During the IFA 2014, the ASUS team unveiled new fashionable model 7-inch Memo Pad 7 Android tablet. The design of the new tablet focuses on color, style, thickness and weight. The Asus Memo Pad 7 puts as much of an effort into its external appearance as it does into its internal prowess so the Memo Pad 7 has been designed to resemble classy pocketbooks. The new tablet will be available in Rose Champagne, Gentle Black and Burgundy Red as this little beauty is all about fashion.
ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 arrives as ultrabook targeted at business users that can be transformed into a tablet when needed
Lenovo’s first Think Pad Helix was launched in 2013 and more than a year after the first went on sale, Lenovo has come up with a refreshed design which was launched in IFA 2014. Think Pad Helix 2-in-1 Ultra is a promising device which is better than the previous version in many areas. The most impressive features is that it is 15% slimmer, fanless Windows PCs and has more battery life compared to the previous version. The ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 is one of the first 2-in-1 ultrabooks which can be transferred into a tablet when needed and is mainly targeting the business users.
After yesterday’s simultaneous announcement of two phabets, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung surprises us one more time with unveiling its new heavy duty Galaxy Tab Active tablet that expands the company’s ruggedized horizons. This water and dust, chunky-body 8-inch Android tablet is reported to target the enterprise users and all the adventure lovers.
Sony don’t stop to surprise the IFA attendees, aside from the long awaited premiere of the Xperia Z3 smartphone along with its compact version, the company announces one more device being added to their lineup, the 8-inch Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet. Although the new tablet is considerably smaller than other Sony’s Xperia Z tablets, it receives the same package of high-tech hardware. The new slate running Android goes official and is said to hit the market this fall.
Have you ever wondered why manufacturers use codenames? The answer seems pretty obvious – to keep curious folks off sensitive details before a device goes official. However, in this time and day when news travels faster than light, a simple codename is not enough to keep a smartphone or a tablet a secret. How about two codenames for one device? Nope, won’t work either. That’s how we learnt that a certain HTC tablet, which goes by the name Flounder and Volantis, could be the long rumored Nexus 9. Better yet, last week the slate passed Wi-Fi certification.
It seems that this year’s IFA is going to belong to Sony, or at least that’s our assumption based on countless leaks regarding the company’s upcoming products. It appears that in addition to the much anticipated Xperia Z3 smartphone and a smaller Xperia Z3 Compact model, the company will also unveil the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and… a smartwatch. And we think so, because the tablet was spotted in a picture along with a new smartwatch we haven’t seen before.
Being a perfect combination of entertainment and education, tablets are gaining on popularity among children. Some of us consider them harmful to the child’s mind, other busy parents think tablets are their best ally in raising children. Fuhu, the company with great tradition in the kid-focused devices, appear to have found an answer to all these doubts with introducing their new enormously big tablet, the Nabi Big Tab HD which comes in two 20 and 24-inch variants.
Just few days ago we were discussing the similarities between the Amazon’s Fire Phone and the new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook promotional videos and speculated the upcoming launching of the mentioned tablet. Today, the Nook dedicated version of the Galaxy Tab 4 is being officially launched. In opposition to other gaming focused tablets, it is said to be design for reading first, so all e-books fans should be delighted.
It looks like Barnes & Noble tries to find the solution for their economic problems. Since Barnes & Nobles Media sales are reported to be in steady decline, the company, in order to save some money, resigned form its own homegrown line of the Nook tables and asked Samsung to revamp its Galaxy Tab 4 with the bookseller-made software called Nook. Today’s morning the company started to tease its prospective customers with a new promotional video on the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Let’s take a closer look on the video and the new slate.
Announced back in May, the most compact member of the LG’s G Pad series has finally made is to the US shore. To be more exact, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE is offered by AT&T which is the first, and at the moment the only, US carrier where you can grab the tablet. If you are still debating whether the device is worth your attention maybe this will help you make up your mind – AT&T is selling the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for just 99 cents if you buy it together with one of the LG smartphones: LG G3, LG G2 and LG G Flex.
Feel the lack of motivation to study? Your not the only one, but Microsoft seems to have found the solution to the problem. Now, the company teases all students with discount of $150 for the Surface Pro 3, decreasing the tablet’s price tag to just $649 for its basic version. Interested in details? Let’s take a look.