tablet

  • North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

    North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

    We’ve heard previous reports that North Korea was building their own PCs, but a more recent report out of the South Korean Dong-a Ilbo newspaper suggests that a tablet may also be in the works. It’s unclear whether or not the tablet was made in North Korea or in China, though previous reports of a North Korean tablet demoed at the Pyongyang International Trade Fair were said to… Read More

  • The Google Nexus Tablet: The Top 6 Must-Have Features

    The Google Nexus Tablet: The Top 6 Must-Have Features

    Google I/O is nearly upon us, and all signs point to Google revealing a tablet later today. The device leaked and then over the last few hours several high-level sources confirmed the device’s existence. It’s likely a low-end, 7-inch tablet powered by Google’s latest mobile operating system, Jelly Bean. Try as they might, Google has yet to deliver an answer to the iPad. Read More

  • Amazon May Finally Be Ready To Battle Apple In China With Kindle Debut

    Amazon May Finally Be Ready To Battle Apple In China With Kindle Debut

    Are Amazon’s Kindle tablets and e-readers ready to break into the world’s biggest market? We’ve spotted some Chinese Help documentation for Amazon Kindle devices on the company’s China-facing site in a sign that they may be coming for real this time. Even though the online documentation vanished, we have a screenshot of Google’s cached version of the… Read More

  • WSJ: Google Planning To Sell Tablets Straight To Consumers

    WSJ: Google Planning To Sell Tablets Straight To Consumers

    Here we go again: the rumors of Google branching out into the tablet space have been floating around for what seems like ages now, and the Wall Street Journal has jumped into the fray. They cite the usual handful of unnamed sources, who this time say that Google is planning to open up their own online store a la Amazon to sell Android tablets. Not just any Android tablets, mind you —… Read More

  • Auraslate Is An Open Source Android Tablet For Hackers

    Auraslate Is An Open Source Android Tablet For Hackers

    If you’re sick of firmware lockdowns and failed reflashings on your other Android tablets, the Auraslate may be for you. It’s basically an Ice Cream Sandwich-compatible tablet built from the ground up for hax0rz and programmers alike. There are two models – the 7-inch 726B and the 10-inch 1026 – and the 1026 can run the latest version of Android. You can upload any… Read More

  • Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites

    Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites

    Following its November debut, HTML5 publishing platform (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Pressly, is preparing to launch its self-serve platform for bloggers. Planned to go live this spring, the platform will allow publishers of any kind – big or small –  to transform their WordPress sites, Tumblr blogs, Twitter updates and other social feeds into tablet and touch-friendly… Read More

  • iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    FixYa, a product Q&A site, took a look at its own holiday stats to collect some facts about many major cell phones and tablets including iOS and Android devices. The conclusion? iPhone owners tend to be most interested in fixing battery and call quality problems on Android users found a number of screen issues including freezing and problematic interfaces. They also found that the iPad… Read More

  • Amazon’s Trojan Horse: Don’t Underestimate The Kindle Fire

    Amazon’s Trojan Horse: Don’t Underestimate The Kindle Fire

    A number of prominent folks have been ripping into the Kindle Fire lately, claiming that it is slow, exhibits poor UX choices, and that consumers are returning them en masse. Heck, even the affable Marco Arment writes “If I didn’t need the Fire for Instapaper testing, I’d return it.” Tough crowd. But there’s another narrative that says this is a secret success. Read More

  • PC Hardware Makers Pulling Back On Tablet Manufacturing

    PC Hardware Makers Pulling Back On Tablet Manufacturing

    Digitimes, quoting “sources from upstream supply chains,” is stating that PC manufacturers like Dell, Acer, and HP are building fewer tablet products in direct reaction to devices like the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet. Citing an inability to gain traction against devices with rich content to back them up, the manufacturers are looking elsewhere to regain a foothold in the… Read More

  • Hands On With The Nook Tablet: Can It Put Out The Fire?

    Hands On With The Nook Tablet: Can It Put Out The Fire?

    The Nook Tablet, announced last week to much fanfare, is a follow-up to the company’s popular Nook Color and a direct competitor to Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire. I’ve only just got this device into my hot little hands so expect a full review this week but initial impressions are good. The device is about as big as the Nook Color and the Fire, although the Tablet is… Read More

  • Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you’d expect out of Android and a nice variety of ports, albeit with a somewhat rough build-quality. Read More

  • Pressly Tablet Reading Platform Startup Battlefield Presentation

    Pressly Turns Websites Into Tablet-Friendly HTML5 Web Apps

    TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Pressly is an HTML5-based platform that turns online publications into tablet-friendly websites that work on the iPad, Android tablets or the BlackBerry PlayBook. The sites it produces are nearly indistinguishable from their native counterparts, like Flipboard and Zite for example, offering a similar experience for browsing through articles, images and videos. Read More

  • Is The Next Motorola Tablet Called The Kore? All Signs Point To “Yes”

    Is The Next Motorola Tablet Called The Kore? All Signs Point To “Yes”

    Before we enter the breach, I’d like to ask that you all have your grains of salt at the ready because we’re entering some highly speculative territory. Motorola has been going on a domain shopping spree lately, and thanks to a little snooping by the folks over at Fusible, now we’re all privy to Moto’s purchases. Read More

  • Oh Gosh: The HP TouchPad 16GB Is On Woot For $379

    Oh Gosh: The HP TouchPad 16GB Is On Woot For $379

    Remember when I said I thought HP was telegraphing its sales with the TouchPad pricing? And how I said the device is $100 off this weekend? Well either HP is not selling any TouchPads at all ever or they’re on some Quixotic race to the bottom in relation to every other tablet out there. You see, the TouchPad is $379 on Woot this morning. Read More

  • MSI WindPad Enjoy Sneaks Out Thanks To The FCC

    MSI WindPad Enjoy Sneaks Out Thanks To The FCC

    What does MSI’s new WindPad want you to do? Enjoy (but only a little) that’s what! That’s why their latest 10-inch Android device, the Enjoy, looks so underpowered. The device has just appeared on the FCC website and is running a 1GHZ ARM Cortex-A8 processer and, get this, Android 2.3. Feh. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic Shows Android-Powered E-Book Reader/Tablet Hybrid

    Video: Panasonic Shows Android-Powered E-Book Reader/Tablet Hybrid

    Panasonic is prepping an Android 2.2-powered e-book reader/tablet hybrid [JP] that’s specifically designed for the Japanese market. The device will offer e-books through a store set up by Rakuten, the country’s biggest e-commerce company, with the initial line-up including a total of at least 10,000 titles. Read More

  • Android 3.1 Is Now Rolling Out To The Acer Iconia Tab A500

    Android 3.1 Is Now Rolling Out To The Acer Iconia Tab A500


    Acer’s honeycomb tab is now feeling the good graces of Android 3.1. The update is now rolling out to the Iconia Tab A500 just a month after it was officially released by Google. Of course updates like these take time and aren’t generally available for every device right away. But check anyway. Constantly. Eventually you’ll get the latest Android release that I found was more… Read More

  • Analyst Predicts Higher-Res "iPad 2 Plus" Will Launch In Late 2011

    Analyst Predicts Higher-Res "iPad 2 Plus" Will Launch In Late 2011

    Word on the street, specifically Wall St., is that Apple has an “iPad 2 Plus” in the works, with plans to ship in late 2011. Go ahead and grab a salt-shaker now, because despite the truckload of congruent predictions, I still don’t quite buy it. FBR Capital Markets’ Craig Berger claimed earlier today that Apple has asked for component suppliers’ quotes to build… Read More

  • HP's webOS Boss Encourages Team Through Early Reviews

    HP's webOS Boss Encourages Team Through Early Reviews

    We didn’t exactly heart the TouchPad. We didn’t hate it, either. We even said that “WebOS and the Palm TouchPad are nearly perfect, an excellent amalgamation of everything that was ever right about Palm.” Granted, perfection in this industry lasts about as long as a battery cycle, and we had plenty to gripe about, but as far as the TouchPad goes, we have hope. But… Read More

  • Archos Releases $99 Android Tablet, I Release Bile

    Archos Releases $99 Android Tablet, I Release Bile


    This $99 Archos tablet runs Froyo and has a 7-inch 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen and 4 amazing GB of storage. No mention of processor but I suspect a few TI-81s have sacrificed their lives to be part of this mess. Read More