• Asus confirms: "killer" product coming in early June

    We noted a few weeks ago that Asus would be putting out a sweet tablet during Computex Taipei, and now the internet is all a-twitter after their CEO re-confirmed this. He seems pretty optimistic — but the real question is whether they can bring it to market. I mean, I saw the Eee Keyboard more than a year ago and it’s still not in my living room. Can they really make this… Read More

  • Archos 7 Android tablet specs leak out

    Archos has tablets too, you guys. Let’s not forget about Archos. Whether or not the company purposely let details of the 7-inch “ARCHOS 7 Android” tablet slip out on a product page of an online retailer in the UK (that page has now been removed), you’ve got to admit that the timing is interesting. Read More

  • HP shows off its slate computer while revealing a key disappointing detail (Windows)

    Apple isn’t the only company with tablets. HP and Dell showed off its slate concepts at CES ’10, but their demo’s left us with so many questions. HP’s CTO Phil McKinney at least reveals a bit more about his company’s offering. But hopefully he’s out of the loop a bit and HP actually has more planned for the device. Otherwise, the HP Slate will be about… Read More

  • Boogie Board writing tablet costs $30, features ‘no power LCD technology’

    Going completely paperless just got a bit easier with an LCD tablet that – wait for it – actually seems to be an affordable and useful way to replace paper pads. The Boogie Board from Improv Electronics features  technology from Ohio’s Kent Displays called “Reflex LCD,” a pressure-sensitive, flexible plastic that requires zero power to retain what’s written… Read More

  • ASUS expected to announce sub-$500 Eee Pad in early June

    You guys like tablets? And Tegra? Well according to DigiTimes, “Asustek Computer plans to unveil a tablet PC based on Nvidia’s Tegra processor at Computex Taipei 2010.” That conference runs from June 1st to the 5th. Read More

  • Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Dell debuted some sort of slate product at CES. At first I was intrigued, and then someone told me the size. Five inch screen. Five inches, people. That’s one and a half inches more than an iPhone. Take your thumbs and index fingers and make a little window with them — you know, like a photographer or director does. That’s about five inches if your hands are at all like mine. Read More

  • Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 tablets! Some less than $200! The future! Now!

    You know what’s so hot for Y2K10? Tablets. If you want to get just about anybody in the technology journalism industry all riled up, just talk about tablets. It’s also a good way to make small talk. Texas-based Freescale, purveyor of fine ARM Cortex chips for various mobile devices, is getting in on the tablet madness full force by promising to demonstrate strange and wonderful… Read More

  • The Mag+ shows how we might one day read magazines, if mags don't die first

    See that tablet concept thing designed by design agency BERG? Yeah, that might be the future of print publications. But you probably already knew that. For the past 20 years tablets have been deemed the next-gen magazine, but so far nothing has been produced that actually steps up to the task. And don’t get excited, that tablet isn’t real. It’s just a concept of the format… Read More

  • Tablets, tablets, tablets: What to expect at CES 2010

    Every year at CES there’s a theme, a trend that runs through the event like a seam of CE gold. A few years ago it was GPS devices and last year it was netbooks. There was a period of laser TVs in there somewhere along with some 3D stuff, but generally you could watch almost every manufacturer fall over themselves to get something out the door that matched the zeitgeist. This year… Read More

  • "This means something:" Why the magazine industry is suddenly crowing about tablets

    Whenever companies do something inexplicable, the nerd in me always comes back to that scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind when Richard Dreyfus keeps building models of a mountain, culminating in a huge, muddy mess in his kitchen. Throughout it all he keeps saying “This means something.” Well, the latest molehill into a mountain is the move by Time Inc. and Conde Nast… Read More

  • T3's "Netpad" puts a few new twists on the tablet format

    Product differentiation is getting more and more difficult these days. The lozenge-shaped, touch-enabled, all-purpose computing device is fast on its way, and while things like the Courier are still serving up surprises, you could be forgiven for thinking most of these big blank screens are pretty similar. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to see some smart additions to the tablet… Read More