tablet

  • Report: Amazon In Advanced Talks To Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Business In Deal Worth Billions

    Report: Amazon In Advanced Talks To Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Business In Deal Worth Billions

    Amazon is in “advanced negotiations” to buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business, according to Israeli newspaper Calcalist, with the price expected to be in the billions of dollars range. If the deal goes ahead Amazon would take a step close to rivals Apple and Samsung by gaining the ability to design and manufacture its own mobile chips. Read More

  • Hands On With The Kupa UltraNote, A Modular, Customizable Tablet That Makes Windows 8 Shine

    Hands On With The Kupa UltraNote, A Modular, Customizable Tablet That Makes Windows 8 Shine

    At the Pepcom MobileFocus event at CTIA MobileCon, an unlikely underdog made a very big impression on me. It was the Kupa UltraNote, and it was my first hands on with a tablet that ships with Windows 8 installed. The Kupa impressed, from its modular design that allows for ample customizability, to its pen-based, pressure-sensitive input system that makes drawing on the tablet a pleasure. Read More

  • Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    A new study from Pew Research claims that the more devices we use, the more news we consume. In fact, rather than splitting the time spent consuming news between, say, a smartphone and a tablet, most users who own both devices tend to double the amount of time spent reading the news. According to the report, which was based on a survey of 9,513 U.S. adults conducted from June-August 2012… Read More

  • Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet

    Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet

    Short Version: Want the Microsoft Surface without the Microsoft? Archos may have the device for you. This unique tablet/keyboard combo turns itself from traditional slate into an Android-powered ultralight in a few simple steps. Best of all, it’s going to get Jelly Bean in Q4 2012 so your investment, at least for a few months, will be sound. The cons? It’s a little chintzy, a… Read More

  • 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

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