All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tablets’

Asus Announces Updated PadFone Infinity

Asus has been on a run the past few weeks, unveiling devices ranging from a new extra-small Fonepad tablet to a new Chromebook laptop. Now, the Taiwanese company has unveiled another of its strange PadFone devices. The PadFone is essentially two separate devices, a smartphone and a tablet. The catch is that the smartphone can be docked into a slot …

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8-Inch Tablet Demand Reportedly Low

Last month, analysts began predicting that tablet manufacturers would begin introducing 8-inch tablet models this fall to compete with Apple’s iPad Mini. Sure enough, tablet manufacturers such as LG began to announce such tablets at the beginning of September. Now, with the back-to-school season coming to a close, it appears that the demand for 8-inch tablets may not have matched …

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Entertainment, Social Media Top Tablet Use Survey

With tablet sales now taking a bite out of traditional PC sales, it’s worth it to ask the question of what exactly consumers are using the devices for. Market research firm Gartner has done just that, and the results shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone familiar with mobile device use. The top use of tablets, according to the survey, is …

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Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold

Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned again about secretly recorded comments he made about bribes involving British newspapers. The postponement was advised by the News Corp …

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Microsoft Offering $200 For Old iPads

Last fall, Microsoft announced its Surface lineup of tablets. The company had hoped that the Windows 8 devices would be able to challenge Apple’s iPad in the full-sized tablet market. Like Windows 8 itself, however, the Surface (particularly the Surface RT) was a spectacular flop. As of its latest quarterly financial report, Microsoft was forced to take a $900 million …

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Tablet Shipments to Beat PCs This Holiday Season

Last holiday season was disappointing for PC sales. The market was let down by the failure of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform, and market watchers have partially blamed the rising tablet market for slow PC sales. Now, for the first time every, tablet shipments are forecasted to beat PC shipments in this year’s fourth quarter. Market research firm IDC today released …

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Next Surface RT To Be Called Surface 2 [Rumor]

It’s fair at this point to say the Surface RT was a failure. Microsoft’s first attempt at a tablet was designed well enough, but the limited Surface RT OS just wasn’t as desirable as the full Windows 8 experience available on the Surface Pro. Microsoft is obviously not going to let Windows RT die like everybody else has, but it …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sales Predicted to be Slow

Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The device is Samsung’s direct competitor to the iPad, and comes with impressive specs and software. However, the tablet industry is currently in a shift toward smaller tablets. The less-expensive 7-inch tablet category is already taking a bite out of the sales of larger tablets, a trend that seems …

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ASUS Unveils New Fonepad Tablets

The Nexus 7 has been a surprising hit. While Amazon still rules the Android side of the mini-tablet market, Google’s 7-inch tablet has sold millions of units worldwide. Now, the manufacturer of the Nexus 7 is competing with its own Google-branded tablet. ASUS this week at IFA unveiled its new Fonepad lineup of small tablets. The Fonepad 7 is a …

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New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Announced

In addition to the new Galaxy Note 3 and the newly revealed Galaxy Gear smart watch, Samsung today announced a refreshed version of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will have the same 10.1-inch screen as its predecessor, but with an improved 2560 x 1600 resolution. The 3G and Wi-Fi version of the tablet will come with …

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LG’s 8.3-Inch G Pad Tablet Announced

As the mini-tablet market begins to take sales from the full-sized tablet segment, those same tablets, like smartphones, are beginning to creep up in size. A number of new tablets in the 8-inch size category have already been predicted for this fall. This week, LG proved the predictions right by announcing a new 8.3-inch tablet. The device, named the G …

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Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia

As the smartphone and tablet markets begin to become saturated in western countries, manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets such as China and Brazil for growth. However, with smaller tablets becoming more popular and larger smartphones taking off, market watchers are beginning to wonder whether the so-called “phablets” could soon cut into tablet sales. Today, analyst firm IDC released …

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