tablets

  • Video: NEC's "LifeTouch" Android tablet up and close

    We’ve shown you the LifeTouch [JP], NEC’s first stab at making a touchscreen tablet PC, on Monday, and now we got pointed to a video that shows the device in action. To recap, the LifeTouch is a seven-inch Android 2.1-based tablet running on an ARM Cortex A8 CPU (more info). Read More

  • Forrester Projects Tablets Will Outsell Netbooks By 2012, Desktops By 2013

    Forrester Projects Tablets Will Outsell Netbooks By 2012, Desktops By 2013

    The tablet era has just begun, but Forrester Research is already predicting tablet sales in the U.S. will overtake netbook sales by 2012, and desktop sales by 2015. At the Untethered conference today in New York City, Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps laid out her projections comparing tablet sales to netbooks, laptops, and desktops. She expects 3.5 million tablets (including the iPad… Read More

  • 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