Archive for Tablet PC

Sprint To Launch WiFi-Only Motorola Xoom On May 8th

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

Sprint has announced that they will be launching the WiFi-only version of the Motorola Xoom on their network on May 8th, so now it is official. The device will cost $599.99. The Android Honeycomb tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash.

Other features of this tablet include 1GB DDR2 RAM, 32GB of storage space, 3G (optional), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 720p HD video recording, 1080p Full HD video playback and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Eee Pad Transformer Launches with Limited Supply

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

So today is the day that the Eee Pad Transformer tablet was supposed to be available. You have been waiting patiently and we have some good news. The company has kept their word. You can get one today online and in retail stores. However you may have trouble finding one, since the tablet is in limited supply.

The tablet is available from places like Amazon, Walmart.com, Target, Sears and others. You can get the full list of sellers here. To refresh your memory, it features Android 3.0, a 10.1-inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra processor.

Archos 7c Android tablet ships

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

The Archos 7-inch Android tablet which first showed up in January is now shipping, so if you have been waiting, you won’t have to wait any longer. To refresh your memory, the Archos 7c features Android 2.1 and a 7-inch 800×400 capacitive touchscreen display as well as 8GB of RAM and it is expandable with a microSDHC slot.

The device supports 720p video playback at 30fps and supports video formats like .mpa, .mkv, .mov, and .flv. Audio support includes MP3, WMA, WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC and AAC3. The USB port can also act as either a slave or host and incorporates Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.

Amazon ships WiFi-only Streak 7 in the US

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

Here’s some good news for those of you who have been eagerly waiting for that $380 WiFi-only Dell Streak 7 you pre-ordered. Amazon has now started to ship them out to it’s US customers.

You might remember, the device features a dual-core 1GHz Tegra T20 processor, 16GB of storage, dual cameras, and an upgrade to Android Honeycomb (3.0) at some point. So if you pre-ordered one, it should be arriving soon. Check that mailbox regularly.

Sumixe 7-Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

Another day, another tablet enters the packed arena. This time it’s a budget-friendly Android tablet from Chinavasion, the Sumixe. This tablet is priced at an affordable $141.33 and features a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive multitouch display, a 720MHz Telechips 8900 ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM.

Other features include 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 0.3-megapixel front camera, WiFi, an HDMI port, a built-in 2W speaker, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 1800mAh battery and Android 2.1 is running everything.

Cisco Cius Tablet Ships

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

We have some good news concerning the Cisco Cius tablet today. You can now purchase Cisco’s new Android tablet. The Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable business tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies. For business.

It supports Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0, HD video (720p) with Cisco TelePresence solution, a 7-inch high-resolution color screen and a battery that delivers up to 8-hours of use. The Cisco Cius tablet can only be ordered through your Cisco field representative at the moment.

Kogan introduces Ubuntu notebook, Android tablet in Australia

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2011

Kogan is launching a trio of new budget computing products in Australia: an Android tablet, an Ubuntu notebook, and a set-top-box that brings Android to your TV. I know, the tablet is just another in a sea of tablets, but the Agora model is just $140 (it will go up to $189). The tablet is expected to ship at the end of May with a 1 GHz Samsung processor, a 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, 512MB of RAM, and a 3600mAh battery. It runs Google Android 3.0.

The Internet TV Portal will retail between $149 and $199, allowing you to run Android apps on your TV. The set top box will come with a special remote control that features special Android buttons. You can expect the Internet TV Portal on May 27th.

Hannspree to launch Android 3.0 tablet this year

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

Hannspree tablets aren’t among the most popular in the US, but they do have a habit of showing up in Europe. So you know the name, even if you don’t own any of their products. A Hannspree tablet roadmap has now surfaced, showing the company’s tablet plans for this year.

Hannspree is already offering a 10 inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel display and NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, but soon a cheaper model with a Texas Instruments chip will be available. Both models have WiFi, Bluetooth, and Google Android 2.2. If it’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb you want, you’ll have to wait until the third quarter of the year.

Survey shows iPad’s effect on PC market

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

A recent survey by Google-owned AdMob showed that many consumers are spending more time on their tablets and less time sitting uncomfortably at their PCs, using smartphones, watching TV, listening to the radio, and of course reading those outdated paper books. The are neglecting many things in favor of tablet use. AdMob expects tablet customers to reach 165 million devices over the next two years.

1,430 tablet owners participated in the survey, among these 77% said they spend less time with their personal computers after buying a tablet, 43% said they use their tablets more than their personal computers, and 28% say that they now use a tablet as their primary computer. 68% said they spent at least 1 hour each day with the device, 84% use it mainly for playing games, while 78% search for information. It’s very clear that the tablet is King. But we already knew that. PCs are on the way out, but not completely gone yet.

MTS 1055 Android Tablet for Russia

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

MTS has just released their newest Android tablet for the Russian market. The MTS 1055 features a 7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive multitouch display, a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), and a 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Other features include an FM tuner, GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, a microUSB port, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 3400mAh battery and Android 2.2 Froyo is running the show. The MTS 1055 will cost you 13,000 Rubles ($465 American).

Packard Bell Liberty Tab Honeycomb tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

Packard Bell has debuted the patriotic sounding Liberty Tab. Think of it as its own version of Acer’s Iconia Tab A500. The biggest difference between the two is simply the name itself. It has the same style, it sports a 10-inch screen, a Tegra 2 processor, dual cameras, and the Honeycomb OS.

Looks like this one will be arriving in Europe this June, pricing will depend on what country you call home. The question is, will you be buying one? Will you? Let us know in the comments below.

Archos Arnova 8 Android Tablet now available for Pre-Order

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2011

If you have been waiting for the Archos Arnova 8, the Android tablet is now available for pre-order in the US via the J&R online store. It will cost you just $159.99. That price isn’t very painful.

To refresh your memory, the Arnova 8 features an 8-inch 800 x 600 resistive touchscreen display, a 600MHz processor, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, G-sensor, 720p HD video playback support, a USB 2.0 port, two built-in speakers, WiFi and Android 2.1 is running things.

Coby Kyros MID7024 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2011

Coby’s latest device is the Kyros MID7024. This tablet is powered by a 1GHz Samsung S5PV210 ARM Cortex A8 processor and has 512MB RAM, the Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display with a 800 x 480 screen resolution.

Sound good? Well here are some other specs: You also get Wi-Fi, a front-facing camera, an HDMI output, a microSD memory card slot and 4GB of internal flash memory. What do you think? Is this tablet for you?

Google and LG working on a “Nexus Tablet”?

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2011

We’ve had Google Android phones since late 2007 and the first Google phone came from working with HTC on the Google Nexus One which launched last year. This year the Google Nexus S arrived from Google and Samsung. So they like to partner up. The latest rumor is that Google is working on its first Nexus-branded tablet with another friend.

According to Mobile Review, Google is working with LG on a Google Nexus Tablet. Of course this tablet will run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb and it might launch as early as this summer or early in the fall. It is likely that Google would make sure that the tablet would get software updates earlier than third party tablets.

AnyDATA unveils two 7-inch Qualcomm Snapdragon Android Tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2011

AnyDATA has announced two 7-inch tablets to the already crowded market. The first is the AMD120 model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Then there’s the higher end AMD810 model which sports a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3G, and will ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Both share the same design.

Both feature a 1024 x 600 resolution 7-inch capacitive touch display, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, front and rear cameras, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gryoscope. They weigh 440g.