• LifeTouch: NEC preps Android-based tablet PC

    A number of Japanese companies, for example NTT, have announced or hinted at tablet PCs in the past months, but NEC is the first to actually name, spec and date its first model. Dubbed LifeTouch [JP], the NEC tablet will feature a 7-inch TFT LCD screen (800×480 resolution), weigh 400 grams, and run on Android 2.1. Read More

  • Notion Ink Adam "on track," gets funding, looks at hardware variants

    So the reports of the Adam being delayed until November were… partially mistaken. Notion Ink has updated their blog with more particular (and more optimistic) info, though they stop short of providing an actual launch date. “We are on track” is the extent of their hinting, and that’s good to hear (on track implies July or August availability), but there’s more… Read More

  • Notion Ink Adam delayed until November

    Well, that’s that. We all liked the look of Notion Ink’s Adam, with its hot-pants interface (controls in the back) and Pixel Qi screen, but if it’s not going to hit until November then there’s little chance of its survival. It’s hard out there for a tablet, and with dozens of new tablets making their debut at Computex, it may be too hard for the Adam to… Read More

  • Innoversal Lattice Tablet gets its Pixel Qi touched

    Pixel Qi. If you haven’t heard of them, you will. Everyone will want one of their screens. They offer both a full color LCD screen and an E-Ink screen in one. From what I have seen so far, the technology appears to be very promising. Other companies seem to think so as well, and are lining up to use Pixel Qi screens in their devices Read More

  • Full-color 13-inch e-paper "e-Magazine" looks-promising

    Yeah, “looks promising” doesn’t need a hyphen, but it just felt right. The device in question is a color e-paper tablet from Delta Electronics called the e-Magazine. Not the most creative name, but it gets the point across. It’s 13.1″ diagonally and weighs about 1.6 pounds (730 grams). The color is low-contrast, unfortunately, but e-paper is a moving target… Read More

  • Two 14.1" touchscreens joined at the hip – meet the Kno. It's big.

    Honestly? Two 14-inch displays? Tips the scales at 5.5 pounds? I honestly can say this is the least appealing tablet-style device I’ve seen. I’m sorry, but the entire point of this form factor is portability and ease of use. How can you use it at all, when you’re too busy trying not to fall over from the weight? It’s supposed to replace your textbooks — I… Read More

  • Panasonic unveils super-light convertible tablet PC

    Panasonic in Japan today announced [JP] the “Let’s Note CF-C1”, which the company says is among the world’s lightest convertible tablet PCs. The latest addition to Panasonic’s “Let’s Note” series of notebooks weighs just 1.46kg (including the battery, 1.67kg with two batteries). The company says it was able to push down the weight by choosing… Read More

  • Windows Embedded Compact 7 now available, wins award for most generic name in computing

    Microsoft has made Windows Embedded Compact 7 available for download. You probably have no use for it, unless, I don’t know, you’ve created a homemade tablet in your garage in your spare time. Read More

  • Via reveals four sub-$150 Android tablets you won't buy

    Via’s cheap Android tablets have been supposedly been found. Via Gallery has a 16-pic spread showing different angles for each. Call us underwhelmed. Also, call us right for predicting this garbage. Anyway, click through for a shot of each product. Read More

  • The top seven iPad knockoffs

    Either you lead or follow and Chinese manufacturing houses have been chasing Apple’s designs for years. The iPad is just their latest victim. You can’t blame them, really. It’s the hottest device since the rotary phone. We’ve seen a steady stream of clones flowing onto the web for months. Here’s the seven best starting with the just-found iPed. Read More

  • OLPC tablet to have dual-mode screen, run Android, be at CES 2011

    The One Laptop Per Child program’s leader, Nicholas Negroponte, showed off some renderings of the XO-3 tablet, and announced several new details. The occasion for the presentation was a partnership with Marvell, whose extremely low-cost Moby tablet design surfaced a few months ago. They’re working with Marvell (and Pixel Qi, reportedly) to produce this new tablet, which they are… Read More

  • Via to flood the US market with five sub-$150 Android tablets by year's end

    2010 was called the year of the tablet and Via might make that come true. The chip maker plans on releasing five tablets by the end of the year. The kicker is that these five models will cost between $100 and $150 — or so says a Bloomberg report. These tablets are said to run Android and will be available in the states in the second half of the 2010. Via’s upcoming tablets are… Read More

  • Intel to debut dedicated tablet "solution" at Computex

    Intel is ready to take on the Apple A4 CPU and will show off its solution at the upcoming Computex conference. The chip maker is apparently almost ready to unveil a silicon meant specifically for tablets. Who knows if Intel PC Client Group VP actually had the green light to reveal the upcoming announcement, but that’s exactly what he did. Read More

  • Two minutes' hate: competitors smash ice apple at Windows tablet event

    I know, it’s all in fun. But it’s kind of funny that Apple is now the one being hammered. Read More

  • The Inkia inPad 701 and inPad 702 breaks onto the scene

    >Inkia isn’t a new player in the tablet game and so the inPad 701 and inPad 702 might be solid contenders. Details are a bit light but we know that both run Android on a 7-inch screen with the 702 model getting a 3G module. It’s probably safe to assume that the target market is Asia but retails such as Dynamism has a long history of bringing similar products to the states. That… Read More

  • Dell's Streak micro-tablet to hit Europe in June, US "later this summer"

    I’m not sure who among you is really pumped about a 5-inch tablet when we’ve got phones approaching that size, but hey, diff’rent tablets for diff’rent… users, right? It looked okay when we saw it a while back, but who will buy the 5-incher knowing there are 7- and 10-inch variants on the way? I guess maybe if you want one for each pocket. Read More

  • Acer to debut Chrome OS devices at Computex?

    Acer has said for a while now that they would be the first to market with Chrome OS devices. Seems like that would be up to Google, but I guess it helps to be willing and able. Sources are now saying that these devices will debut as early as June 1 at the Computex show in Taipei. Read More

  • The ExoPC's release date and GPU, everyone

    We’ve been following the ExoPC‘s development with a bit of curiosity and excitement. It’s one of the only tablets, along with the Notion Ink Adam and WePad, that has a chance to grab a bit of marketshare away from the iPad. The ExoPC just got a bit more interesting, too. Blog Geek just got confirmation that the slate will use the Broadcom BCM70012 or Crystal HD, which should… Read More

  • AigoPad re-revealed, sports 7-inch screen, Tegra 2, and Android 2.1

    This is the second Android-and-ARM-based tablet to hit just today. At this rate, we’ll be buried in them. This one is called the Aigo N700, and although it looks completely different from the AigoPad we saw announced a couple months back, I’m guessing that they just decided to redo the shell. There are also 5-inch and 4-inch versions coming, but I really don’t see the… Read More

  • The Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets access to Android Market's paid apps

    The Archos 5 Internet Tablet just got a bit cooler. It finally has access to paid apps from the Android Market thanks to the latest firmware. This solves one of the biggest gripes we’ve heard about the small Android tablets. Previsously users could only download the free Android apps, not the preimum apps that cost something. This is actually a significant move in the Android tablet… Read More