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Enspert launches Identity Tab E301 at CES

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

Korean electronics maker Enspert has just unveiled the Enspert Identity Tab E301 at CES 2011. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz processor, with Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 7-inch display. This one is about education and entertainment.

The Enspert Identity Tab E301 comes in three versions. There’s a WiFi model, 3G, or WiFi and 3G. The screen has wide viewing angles and the Korean version will come with a TV tuner for your on the go entertainment needs.

eLocity announces seven 10-inch Android 3.0 tablets

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

eLocity, who makes the A7 tablet shown above has just announced seven 10-inch Tegra 2 tablets running Android 3.0. Yes, seven! We don’t have much info as far as specs, but the new A10 line will use the dual-core Tegra 2 T-250, have “high-resolution” multitouch screens, microSD storage, USB ports, a front-facing camera, and an HDMI port that supports 1080p output.

Who knows why they chose seven 10-inch tablets with pretty much the same basic specs. Maybe they just want to throw a bunch of tablets at the market and see what sticks. We should learn more at CES.

Ramos to unveil three new tablets at CES 2011

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

Ramos will be introducing not one, not two, but a trio of new tablets at CES. There’s the W10, W12 and W15 models. The Ramos W10 sports a Cortex A9-based SoC (System-on-Chip) with the Mali-400 3D graphics chip and 512MB DDR2 RAM.

Next, the Ramos W12 boasts an A9 SoC with Mali-400 graphics and an 8-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Last but not least, the Ramos W15 packs in the RK2918 Rockchip SoC and an 8-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Sadly, we don’t have any info on pricing for any of these yet.

Details on Vizio’s Android-based tablet, smartphone

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Earlier today Vizio confirmed many of the details of its Rose Bowl tablet teaser. The company is getting into mobile devices and will use Android for the Via Tablet, an eight-incher with a front camera, three speakers and Wi-Fi for Internet access. There will also be a matching Via Phone which sports a four-inch display, a back five-megapixel camera and its own front camera.

We still don’t have many hardware details, but the company promised a ‘blessed’ version of Android with support for the Market. The devices won’t ship until sometime this summer, so the tablet will likely use Honeycomb (Android 2.4) or later. One carrier has been lined already but is unidentified.

Vizio uses Rose Bowl to tease upcoming tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Vizio has used this year’s Rose Bowl to tease the company’s upcoming tablet device. The company is known for their LCD TV’s, not tablets. Vizio chief sales officer Randy Waynick demonstrates the device in a message that aired during the half-time break.

He also talks about Vizio’s desire to create products that deliver “entertainment freedom for all,” and the ability to view games on their LCD TVs or “any of their great new products, from anywhere”. In the spot, the tablet appears to stream match content directly to the device. Video below.

RIM says the PlayBook is fine, no battery issues

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

The BlackBerry PlayBook has us all drooling ever since we first heard of it, but we had been hearing concerns about its battery, and maybe that there would even be a product delay. Well RIM wants to ease your mind with a healthy dose of damage control.

According to a statement made to Erictric, there’s nothing to the PlayBook’s battery issues and initial product test findings were based on pre-beta units. RIM says that the PlayBook is still good to launch by the end of March. This is great news, since this tablet is very promising and we are all looking forward to it.

Sharp Galapagos Android tablets coming to the US

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

Sharp has announced that it will be bringing its Galapagos Android tablets to the US. These tablets are already being sold over in Japan and were previously rumored to arrive in the US during the holidays, but alas, it never arrived.

However, now they are finally arriving and they should be available in 5-inch and 10-inch sizes. The tablets will be available in 3G versions, instead of the Wi-Fi-only versions in Japan. Sharp will likely have the tablets on display at CES 2011. Better late than never.

RIM faces PlayBook battery issues

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

Looks like there is a problem with the battery life of Research In Motion’s tablet PC, the PlayBook. After making a splash with it’s introduction, the device has somewhat yielded to the competition. One issue is that the device has trouble keeping up with the 10-hour battery life of the iPad or even with the 6-hour battery life of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.

Word is that some re-engineering can be expected to get the device in a state where it is ready for release. I hope they work the issues out. It would be a shame if this one was gimped by battery life of all things.

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales averaging 1000 units per day

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab that went on sale with LG U+ last week is getting some pretty impressive sales figures. We’re talking around 1,000 units per day. LG is obviously happy with these numbers. LG U+ has a variety of plans to go along with the Galaxy Tab, plus they are selling it for free if you commit to a three-year contract.

As for its specifications, it is the same as the SKT version, including a 1GHz processor, a 7-inch WSVGA LCD display, Android 2.2 Froyo, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3G and T-DMB support, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot.

Onkyo 10.1-inch TA117 Android tablet with NVIDIA’s Tegra 250

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Why wait for CES when you can announce something today, right? Onkyo has just unveiled its TA117, supporting both Microsoft and Google. Two models will be made available, the TA117C3 and TA117C1. Both have a 10.1-inch touch panel (1024 x 600 resolution), Android 2.2, NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 (1GHz), 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a microSD expansion slot, USB 2.0 connectivity (x2), HDMI out and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

There’s also a docking port to use with an optional stand. The C1 has 512MB of DDR2 RAM along with 8GB of integrated storage, while the C3 has 1GB of memory and 16GB of NAND. No word yet on price or a release date.

Boss Magic 8292 7″ Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2010

Boss Magic sounds like a finishing move that will help you beat the boss in a video game, but as it turns out, they are the makers of this $139.99 7″ Android Tablet. It must be magic, since it looks a lot like the iPad. The Boss Magic Album 7″ Android Tablet 8292 features WiFi, 2GB of memory, an SD slot, mini USB connection, and a 7″ capacitive touchscreen.

Sadly it also features just a 2 to 3 hour battery life. No info on what processor is inside or what version of Android it’s running.

RoverPad 7 Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 24th, 2010

The RoverPad 10 inch Android tablet from Russian electronics manufacturer Rover Computers, has now launched a smaller 7 inch tablet. It’s called the RoverPad 3W T70 and features a 7 inch resistive touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, it comes with a 720MHz Telechips 8902B processor and features 512MB of RAM.

Some other specs include 4GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot, accelerometer, two mini USB ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and a 2,500mAh battery. The device comes with Google Android 2.1 and it is available in Russia for $293.

Point of View Mobii Android Tablet shipped in Europe

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

Point of View has started shipping their latest Android tablet ‘Mobii’ in Europe via DiTech’s online store. The device is selling for 349 Euro (or $458). The Mobii features a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor, and an NVIDIA Tegra 250 chipset.

Other features include 512MB RAM, 512MB of flash memory, a microSD card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a 3300mAh battery and Android 2.2 is running the show.

ViewSonic gTablet pulled due to flaws

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

Google and NVIDIA together faced their second setback together as a leak on Saturday revealed that Staples was pulling the ViewSonic gTablet from store shelves. The tablet is being pulled due to a “manufacturing defect” and its display area has been removed entirely.

Right now there’s no indication that the gTablet will ever return, and customers who are seeing this week’s flyer will be told that there’s no equivalent replacement. Also, neither Staples or Viewsonic has explained what the mystery flaw is or whether the gTablet would return later fixed.

E FUN Nextbook Next3 Android Tablet now shipping in the US

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

E FUN has begun shipping their latest Android tablet, the ‘Nextbook Next3′ in the US via HSN’s online store. The tablet is priced at $199.95 and offers an 8.4-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen display, along with 2GB of internal storage and an SD card slot.

You’ll also get WiFi, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headset jack and it runs Android 2.1 OS. The tablet also comes pre-loaded with the Borders eBook app and 25 free books for those who like to read.