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Pandigital 9″ TouchScreen Color Multimedia WiFi eReader tablet w/ Case for $199

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2010

Pandigital has a new iPad-like tablet coming in a 9-inch form factor, shown in the FCC photo above. Looks like this Pandigital tablet will be $199.99 inclusive of shipping, via QVC. Payment can be broken down into five monthly instalments of $40 each of course.

The device is powered by at least Android 2.1, with four buttons upfront at the bottom and includes a 4GB SDHC memory card. We don’t yet know when it will be available though. Might just be a QVC exclusive for all we know.

Velocity Micro’s 7-inch Cruz Tablet now shipping for $300

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

Maybe you don’t want to pay $500+ for an Android tablet. We hear ya. If that’s the case, Velocity Micro’s Cruz Tablet is finally shipping. For $299.99 you get a 7-inch Android 2.0 tablet with an 800 x 480 capacitive touch panel, 512MB of RAM, 12GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, inbuilt speakers, a headphone jack, mini-USB port and a rechargeable Li-ion that will deliver around ten hours of use.

Just keep in mind that you’ll be stuck accessing the Cruz Market instead of the Android Market, and there’s no embedded 3G. But hey, the price is right and there’s no contract.

NOOK Color retails for $249

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color e-book reader is now available for purchase should you choose. The device is priced at $249. The 7 inch android tablet features a 7-inch IPS touchscreen display at 1024 x 600 resolution.

Of course there is also the Google Android operating system and a web browser. The eReader also has built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to surf the web, check your email and read your favorite blog. So, who’s getting one?

Commtiva N700 7-inch Android 2.2 Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer Commtiva has introduced a 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet, called the N700. It made an appearance at the FCC today, suggesting a possible launch in the United States, where it will surely get lost in the over-saturated market.

The Commtiva N700 features a 7-inch (480 x 800) capacitive multi touch screen, a Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), an included 4GB microSD card, a 3MP camera, GPS, 3G data, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Commtiva N700 is priced at about $475.

BlackBerry PlayBook gets compared to iPad in video

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2010

This video might just be a little biased since it was produced by Research In Motion (RIM), but at least it lets you see what the BlackBerry PlayBook is capable of when it squares off against the iPad. The video shows how the web browsing experience is, with comparison tests being run on a PlayBook and iPad.

It demonstrates three factors: the speed of the PlayBook Browser, its ability to handle Adobe Flash content, and the performance of open web standards like HTML 5. We’ll let you decide who the winner is.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 tablet up for pre-order for $599

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7 tablet is on sale at Amazon for $599. That’s over a hundred dollars more than it was supposed to cost. This will no doubt hurt the devices sales, despite the 600MHz ARM CPU and front and rear-facing cameras on board.

Since Samsung’s Galaxy Tab doesn’t have phone functionality in the states, there is a market for a seven-inch Froyo tablet that can do voice calls, but that price is a deal-breaker. What do you think?

PocketBook IQ and 602 Android-powered Tablets now available in the US

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

The PocketBook IQ 701 and the 602 e-readers are now available to us yanks in the U.S. The Pocketbook IQ 701 sports a 7-inch LCD screen, a 1600mAh battery, the Google Android 2.0 OS, a USB port, a headphone jack, WiFi, an SD card slot and a 533MHz processor.

The Pocketbook 602 features an e-ink display, WiFi, Bluetooth, 2GB of internal storage and a micro SDHC card slot. If you are interested, the PocketBook IQ 701 and 602 Android-powered tablets are priced at $150 and $170.

FIC Tycoon TVB00 Windows 7 Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

First International Computer (FIC) has unveiled its Tycoon TVB00 tablet PC powered by Windows 7 Home Premium. The device will be released in Taiwan and through ODM in other markets.

The company spent a lot of time modifying the OS since Windows 7 was designed mainly to be used with a mouse and keyboard. Some specifications of the Tycoon TVB00 tablet include a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive.

Coby Kyros Internet Touchscreen Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

Coby is getting into the tablet market with the Kyros. This Android 2.1-powered device sports a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display, and will hook up to your HDTV via HDMI. The 4GB of internal memory is enhanced with an SD memory card slot for up to 32GB.

Other specs include an 800MHz ARM1176 processor, the Aldiko E-Book and AppsLib apps, for access to thousands of e-books and the ability to download and browse the AppsLib marketplace.

Samsung Galaxy Tab now available at T-Mobile

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

You’ve been waiting and drooling and now T-Mobile USA has opened up sales for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet. The tablet will cost you $399.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 without a contract.

As far as data plans, T-Mobile is offering customers a $24.99 a month plan for 200MB of data, or $39.99 a month for 5GB. Both plans offer unlimited use of T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. You also get unlimited text messaging and MMS on both data plans.

Isabella Fable rugged tablet for kids

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

Isabella has announced their rugged Fable tablet for kids. Now your little tykes can access e-books and share photos via VizitMe.com. The tablet can store created drawings in the cloud, and of course allows parents to limit content access so they don’t find bad things.

Isabella already has a deal with global education publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to provide picture books and interactive content. Some other features include a mobile broadband connection and a camera which can snap photos to be colored later using the drawing app.

Samsung Galaxy Tab costs $215 to manufacture

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2010

You plan on paying $699 for your Samsung Galaxy Tab, right? So that headline doesn’t feel very good does it? Sadly it’s the same for everything we buy. There’s always a mark-up. iSuppli claims that the Galaxy Tab only costs $205 in materials, while costing $215 to manufacture.

Cheap labor is par for the course. The most expensive part in the Galaxy Tab would be its 7-inch display and NAND Flash memory, at $57 and $51. This news won’t stop most of us from buying one, but it’s nice to have all of the facts anyway.

Creative Ziio 7 and 10 inch Android tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2010

Creative has just announced a pair of 7-inch (480 x 800) and 10-inch (1024 x 768) Ziio tablets running the Android 2.1 OS. Both tablets feature a ZiiLabs ZMS-08 processor, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, WiFi 802.11b/g, and microSD expansion.

They’re scheduled to ship in December with the 7-inch model costing €229 (8GB) or €259 (16GB) and the 10-inch model costing €289 (8GB) or €319 (16GB). No word on whether they will hit the US or not. You have enough tablets to choose from here anyway.

CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab with 5,700 Swarovski crystals

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

Do you have too much money, no sense and absolutely no shame? If so, then check out this new CrystalRoc Galaxy Tab. We can’t tell you the price, but we do know that the tablet packs 5,700 Swarosvski bright crystals.

Oh and a custom logo too. If you are interested in this eyesore, you can expect it to show up exclusively at Harrods in London on Monday, November 1st. Do rich folk actually buy these? Have any of them ever been blinded by their device?

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet now available for pre-order in the UK

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

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android tablet is now available for pre-order in the UK in Misco’s online store. The tablet will cost you 399.99 GBP (or about $638). The ViewPad 7 features a 7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen display, along with a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.

Some other features include 512MB of RAM, 512MB of flash memory, a full-sized SIM card slot, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 3-megapixel camera, a front-facing VGA camera for video calling, G-sensor, A-GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.2 Froyo runs the show.