Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specs

Forget the Nexus 9: Sony just unveiled a PS4-ready iPad mini rival

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

Forget the Nexus 9: Sony just unveiled a PS4-ready iPad mini rival

In addition to the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact flagship smartphones, and the budget Xperia E3, Sony also unveiled a new tablet at IFA 2014 called the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that the company claims is the “world’s slimmest and lightest compact tablet.” More →

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iPad Mini Price Cut

Apple reportedly agrees to iPad mini price cuts to prevent further market share drop

By on September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Apple reportedly agrees to iPad mini price cuts to prevent further market share drop

Apple has reportedly agreed to lower the price of its Wi-Fi-only 16GB iPad mini that’s usually priced at $299 in order to counter slower iPad sales this quarter. Digitimes says that the iPad maker has recently “cooperated” with U.S. retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut the iPad mini’s price. More →

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iPad mini Air and iPad Pro Rumors

Crazy rumors say thinner iPad mini ‘Air’ is coming soon, 12.9-inch iPad Pro set for 2015

By on July 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Crazy rumors say thinner iPad mini ‘Air’ is coming soon, 12.9-inch iPad Pro set for 2015

The iPhone 6 may be the hottest device coming from Apple this year, but that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on some other interesting products. A new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News says Apple will soon launch an even slimmer iPad mini model, and that it’s still working on a bigger iPad Pro version. More →

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iPhone 6 Photos

iPhone 6 and next-gen Retina iPad mini rendered by design master

By on July 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

iPhone 6 and next-gen Retina iPad mini rendered by design master

We have seen dozens of dummy mockups of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 over the past few months, and the odds are very good that we can expect Apple’s actual iPhone 6 to resemble them when it launches sometime this fall. But according to a recent report from Nikkei, which has a very good track record when it comes to Apple’s unreleased devices, these iPhone 6 mockups feature a massive design flaw compared to Apple’s real next-generation smartphone that will completely change the look of the device.

Thankfully, we can now see what Apple’s iPhone 6 might look like without that big flaw, courtesy of one of the best in the business. More →

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Surface Mini Release Date

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

By on July 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

Has Microsoft finally found the key differentiated functionality that will make its Surface mini tablet a hit? According to earlier reports, Microsoft cancelled plans to unveil its smaller Surface tablet at the last minute this past May when the realization set in that consumers likely would have no reason to purchase the Windows RT slate over the similarly sized iPad mini or Android tablets. According to a new report, however, plans to launch the Surface mini are now back on. More →

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Next-Gen iPad Mini Photos Leak

New leak may be our first look at the next-gen iPad mini

By on June 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

New leak may be our first look at the next-gen iPad mini

The biggest two items on Apple’s fall release schedule are going to be the iPhone 6 and the yet-to-be-seen iWatch, but we shouldn’t forget that the company’s popular tablets are due to get new models as well. MacRumors directs our attention to a new picture published at Taiwanese website Apple.club.tw that shows a mockup of the iPhone 6 sitting on top of what appears to be the next-generation iPad mini and the next-generation iPad Air. MacRumors notes that we really can’t tell very much about the new iPad mini from the leaked picture although it does seemingly show that Apple’s newest mini tablet will indeed have the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system that was first unveiled with the iPhone 5s. More →

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OLED iPhone iPad Mini

Crazy 4-inch iPhone that unfolds into an iPad mini reportedly being tested

By on May 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Crazy 4-inch iPhone that unfolds into an iPad mini reportedly being tested

Apple may be working on a few wild prototypes, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote in a research note to investors, including a 4-inch OLED iPhone that transforms into an iPad mini. Apparently, Misek got wind of various Apple prototypes from Asian suppliers, although MacRumors suggests the company might keep such prototypes close to the chest, producing them in-house or in very small quantities by certain partners. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Pad Specs, Price and Release Date

Video: Meet the one shameless iPad mini knockoff worth checking out

By on May 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Video: Meet the one shameless iPad mini knockoff worth checking out

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled it’s first tablet ever, the Mi Pad, which looks like an iPad mini clone dressed in iPhone 5c colors, and which will be more than affordable when it launches in China later this year. The tablet will cost 1,499 yuan (about $240) or 1,699 yuan (about $270) depending on built-in storage, which is significantly lower than the iPad mini, whose price starts at $399. More →

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Surface Mini Launch Date

Microsoft expected to take on iPad mini with smaller Surface launch

By on May 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft expected to take on iPad mini with smaller Surface launch

Many reports have detailed Microsoft’s plans to release a smaller Surface mini Windows tablet that would compete directly against the iPad mini and similarly sized Android tablets, but the company has taken its time to actually bring the product to market. However, Microsoft may soon launch the Surface mini, as it has scheduled a “small” press event for May 20 in New York City, where it’s supposed to talk about its Surface tablet line, according to The Next Web. More →

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Apple Refurbished Retina iPad mini

You can now buy a Retina iPad mini from Apple for as cheap as $339

By on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

You can now buy a Retina iPad mini from Apple for as cheap as $339

If you’ve been holding out for a discount on the latest line of iPads, you’re in luck. 9to5Mac noticed on Thursday that refurbished Retina iPad minis are now available on Apple’s website, starting at $339 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi-only model in silver and space gray. 32GB Wi-Fi models are listed at $419 and 64GB models will run you $509. Each of these prices represents between a 15-16% discount off of the standard price for a new device. More →

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iPad Air 2 Release Date

Solid source details Apple’s next-gen iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

By on April 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Solid source details Apple’s next-gen iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

Despite the fact that we have seen nothing new from Apple through the first two and a half months of 2014, the company reportedly has a huge year planned that will include the launches of a number of new products beginning late in the second quarter. The third quarter is apparently when the action will really start though, and a new report from one of the most reputable sources in the business seemingly reveals key details about Apple’s next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini tablets. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s vs iPad mini

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

By on April 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

Alleged iPhone 6 design drawings that were leaked back in March have already inspired one designer to come up with a set of iPhone 6 renders that imagine what the new smartphone might look like. However, MacRumors has come up with its own set of renders based on the drawings, commissioning designer Ferry Passchier to render the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models based on those design sketches and to compare them with current devices. More →

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iPad Mini Samsung Display

Apple reportedly crawls back to Samsung again for iPad mini displays

By on March 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM.

Apple reportedly crawls back to Samsung again for iPad mini displays

Apple executives may hate Samsung and its “poorly made objects” with every fiber of their being but that doesn’t matter: Samsung is still a first-rate component supplier and Apple still needs it to help manufacture products to the scale it wants. AppleInsider directs our attention to a new report from Korea’s ETNews that claims Apple has decided to go with Samsung as its top supplier for displays for its iPad mini tablets.  More →

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