Rivalry to conquer the hearts of bookworms nationwide this shopping season has just begun. Considered the cheapest e-book-oriented tablet the Amazon’s Fire has gain a serious competitor to fight with this Black Friday, as Barnes and Noble has just announced their new tablet. Priced only fifty bucks the upcoming Nook Tablet 7” is an pretty basic Android slate equipped with customized Nook software out of box.
Released some time ago the Galaxy Tab A has just received a successor. The new generation of the Samsung’s tablets has been just introduced to its home-market of South Korea, where it is sold for an equivalent of $440. Although the device comes equipped in a package of quite respectful specs, its biggest selling points are a massive 7,300 mAh battery and S Pen enhanced input.
If you are looking for an inexpensive smartphone, there’s a pretty wide selection of such devices. If you are in luck, you can even grab a unit for free. But what if you need a cheap tablet? Worry not, there are a few devices worth your attention out there and starting this Friday, there’s going to be one more as AT&T is about to sell Trek 2 HD Android tablet for just a buck.
In case you’re in need for a compact and powerful tablet, Verizon has an offer that may catch you attention. In partnership with ASUS the Big Red unveiled today the ZenPad Z8. Being an 8-incher the slate packs solid hardware and LTE connectivity, which altogether make it a perfect work companion and portable center of entertainment. The ZenPad Z8 is already available for pre-order with its shipping planned to kick off next week.
Alcatel POP 7 LTE Android T-Mobile exclusive tablet is now on sale labeled with tempting low price of $130
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet for web browsing, then the Alcatel POP 7 LTE should get on your radar. Announced today the device is an exclusive T-Mobile offering priced at generous $129.99. As its name suggest the slate comes equipped with a 4G LTE connectivity support for ultra-fast net surfing and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Although, judging by the specs, the Alcatel POP 7 isn’t an alternative proper for those who want a mobile device to replace their laptop when they’re on the move, it offers all the basic functions we expect from a modern tablet at reasonable price tag.
Perhaps Panasonic isn’t the first company that pops up to your mind when thinking about mobile devices, but thanks to its Toughpads it is definitely well-known to all those customers who like outdoor activity and need a solid compact tablets. Today, on the third day of the MWC expo Panasonic unveiled the latest updates to the introduced in 2014 line of heavy-rugged tablets. The Toughpad FZ-N1 and FZ-F1 come closed in an extremely durable body case and may offer one of the fastest processor.
Verizon announces Ellipsis Kids tablet with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers and parental controls
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, AT&T announced launching its first own-branded tablet. Called Trek HD 4G LTE the new slate comes packed with pretty decent hardware for its price and Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed right out of the box. Additionally, being a budget-friendly offering, the tablet carries the price under $50 on contract. According to the carrier’s announcement the Trek HD 4G LTE will become available for purchase on May 12th.
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.
Today at a special press conference in Russia Samsung announced two more devices joining the Galaxy Tab family, the Galaxy Tab A and Tab A Plus. Carrying an 8-inch or 9.7- inch screen respectively, both devices are introduced as mid-range offerings featuring the iPad-like 4:3 aspect ratio. According to the recent leaks the Galaxy Tab A series will hit the market priced at something around $320 dressed in blue, grey and white color options. The Galaxy Tab A Plus will be priced approximately $370.
BlackBerry surely isn’t the first company that pops up your mind when thinking of tablet makers. Being more precise the BlackBerry’s debut in the tablet-like devices sector with its Playbook wasn’t definitely a successful one. However, this traumatic experience didn’t make the company to abandon their plans on conquering the tablet market. Realizing its tablet ambitions Blackberry has just introduced a new high-security tablet targeting at business and government customers.
If you’ve been following news from the tablet market then you probably heard that Apple is planning to release a huge iPad possibly with stylus support. If that’s true, it means that Apple is still working on the tablet, while HP is already in the game with new slates. Earlier today the company launched the massive 12.3-inch Pro Slate 12 with Duet Pen and Stereo Speakers along with a smaller 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8.
Announced in September 2014 at the Intel’s Developer Forum the Dell Venue 8 7000 Android tablet, today goes officially on sale priced at $400. Hailed the world’s slimmest tablet, the Venue 8 7000 is showing the world how much high-end hardware can be packed into such an ultra-thin body, simultaneously dictating new design standards other tablet makers should take to their heart.
In order to spread around some more Christmas cheer, Acer in cooperation with Best Buy has just announced an amazingly good offer on the Iconia Tab 8 Android Tablet. The tandem has slashed the price of the already inexpensive device to $139.99, simultaneously giving their customers a gift card worth $40. If the Iconia Tab 8 is present on your holiday gift shopping list, you may feel interested in the offer’s details, so let’s check its ins and outs.