• 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

  • NetWalker PC-T1: Sharp announces mini tablet for Japan for next month

    The iPad hasn’t landed in Japan yet, giving domestic competitors some room for their own announcements for tablet PCs. Sharp, for example, today unveiled [JP] the NetWalker PC-T1, which looks like a tablet variant of the PC-Z1 the company introduced last year. Both models look pretty similar, it’s just that the older device lost the keyboard to become the T1. Read More

  • Lenovo's hybrid laptop-tablet U1 is approaching release

    Lenovo has just updated its site with some encouraging words, saying that its freaky U1 hybrid tablet-laptop is “coming soon.” The news isn’t really the imminence of its arrival, but rather that it’s arriving at all. I gave it a thorough hands-on at CES, and it seemed pretty beta — but a cool idea. Maybe they’ve worked out some of the kinks? Read More

  • Well, of course Google is working on a tablet

    There is much excited talk right now about Eric Schmidt letting slip that Google is indeed working on a tablet. Yeah, I think we all knew that. The only real surprise is that it’s running Android, possibly with Chrome tacked on as the browser. Why not ChromeOS? I suppose Google thinks it would be pretty ridiculous to debut a new OS with a new device, with only web apps available, when… Read More

  • The WePad gets a price and launch date (update: Now with a demo of the interface!)

    The WePad made headlines a few weeks back when the tablet launched out of seemingly nowhere. It’s really the anti-iPad with multitasking, Flash, SD card slot, USB, along with the Android Marketplace, but while maintaining Apple’s sleek design. But the pricing and availability wasn’t mentioned with the hardware specs. The company just went public with those deets’ along… Read More

  • Meizu up to their old tricks, clones the iPad this time

    It looks like Meizu has done it again. This Chinese electronics manufacturer best known for its iPhone clones has recently revealed a new product that looks surprisingly similar to the iPad. Read More

  • More details about the ExoPC slate surface

    The ExoPC is shaping up to be a major contender in the tablet PC space with the iPad’s good looks and an affair of ExoPC UI-Layer on top of Windows 7. And if these leaked capabilities are in fact coming, the HP Slate better look out. This guy will steal some of its thunder. Read More

  • Nokia plans to join the tablet party with Intel team-up

    The iPad may be the first truly viable tablet product on the market, but can it withstand repeated blows from serious rivals like Google, HP, and Microsoft? Within a year, we’ll be looking at 15-20 tablet options and if you don’t think some might approach or surpass the iPad in quality and usability, well, you’re a fanboy. The latest addition to the lineup: Nokia is working on… Read More

  • Review: Viliv S10 Blade convertible netbook

    I hate it when a product like the Viliv S10 Blade looks so good as a concept but fails to live up to its potential. The S10 has a late-model Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a multitouch 10-inch screen. Should be solid, right? Wrong. Read More

  • The Archos 9 PC Tablet makes room for the Atom Z515 CPU

    Isn’t it grand when companies somewhat silently update their products with new hardware but keeps the previous price. That’s just what Archos did with the 9 PC Tablet. Overnight it went from the Intel Atom Z510 1.1GHz CPU to the Z515 1.2GHz Atom with Hyper-Threading and Intel Burst Performance Technology. It’s a nice little spec bump, actually. Read More

  • HP Slate priced, dated, and spec'd?

    The HP Slate has been showing up in all sorts of places since it’s CES 2010 debut. But we really never knew much about it. We didn’t know what CPU or GPU it was running, along with if it had 3G, GPS, webcams. But a Spanish site seemingly has all the answers and we like what we hear. Read More

  • The SayCool tablet mates a 7-inch multitouch display to Windows XP

    There is a steady stream of tablet PCs flowing out of China recently. Most of them are just the same ol’ thing, but this SayCool tablet stood out from the rest with a 7-inch capacitive screen that’s apparently multitouch capable. Now, the tablet runs Windows XP, which isn’t nearly as touch friendly as Win7, but it certainly can be done with the right cocktail of software… Read More

  • ARM guy: 50 tablet computers coming out in 2010

    Man oh man. This is going to be like the netbooksplosion that happened after the EeePC hit. Roy Chen, a big man at ARM, said at a press meeting that they expect perhaps 50 tablet computers to be made available worldwide in 2010. Of course, in the US, we’ll only see a fraction of them — maybe 15 or 20. Some of these will be knockoffs, some Android devices, some this or that or the… Read More

  • Notice the Windows alternative in HP's slate device. This is a good thing.

    We have written repeatedly that Windows itself is one of the main reasons why touchscreen computers have never caught the general public’s attention. The interface just wasn’t designed for finger input. Like it or not, that’s the truth. Windows was designed to be used with a mouse, and to a lesser extent, a pen or stylus. That’s fine. Windows 7 works great. Read More

  • Ezy Tablet PC features 10.2-inch multitouch screen, runs Windows

    I’ll leave the comparisons between the Ezy Tablet PC and a certain device to be launched in a little under a month up to you. Actually, aside from the casing and the 10.2-inch multitouch LCD, there’s not a whole lot else in the way of commonality. Read More

  • Hey, Doc, looking for an iPad for the ER?

    Barco, makers of high-end medical displays, just launched the CliniScape and ProScribe tablets. The screens are 10.4-inches and 12-inches respectively and are ruggedized and drop resistant. They are also, presumably, blood-proof. The devices run an Intel Core Solo and Windows XP. Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook C1 claims world’s lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet crown

    Just 3.2 pounds, folks. That’s all. Jetsetting, globetrotting, running after trains and then jumping into that one open car with all the hay in it. That could be you. Except once you’re in the hay car you could get on Twitter and be like, “Just ran alongside train and jumped in open car filled with hay. Need a Claritin! Blah! ROTFLOL!” Read More

  • Budget 7- and 8-inch Android tablets coming from Archos

    Archos is gunning for the more budget-sensitive crowd with the 7-inch “Archos 7 Home Tablet” running Android atop a 600MHz ARM9 CPU due in April for around $179. Read More

  • OpenTablet 7: sure it looks nice, but all Flash? I don't know about that

    The OpenTablet from OpenPeak looks like a pretty decent little piece of hardware. I don’t see any specs in the release, but it’s based on Intel’s Moorestown platform, has a 7″ screen, and probably is respectable in the areas of RAM and so on.It’s even got two cameras, HDMI out, and more. The thing is, though: it’s all Flash-based. I don’t know about… Read More

  • Color e-reader uses butterfly-based technology to save power

    Oh, biomimetic desigin. Is there anything you can’t do? Well, at any rate, you’re doing this, which is cool enough for now. Qualcomm is putting out a new display technology they call “Mirasol,” which uses reflective bits of color to display an image, much like the way the iridescent scales on butterfly wings do. They claim it draws even less power than e-ink, which… Read More