Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Sales

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

By on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

Microsoft’s first venture into the tablet market didn’t exactly go well but the company has been doggedly refining and improving its products to the point where it may be starting to see some sales success. ZDNet’s Ed Bott does a nice job of digging through Gartner’s latest report on PC sales and has found that there’s one category of PCs that has been surging this year: Premium ultra-mobile PCs such as the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro 3. More →

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Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G LTE

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

By on July 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

One of the lightest, most durable tablets we’ve ever reviewed is back with some new tricks up its sleeve. In coordination with Sony, Verizon will be the exclusive carrier of the Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE when it releases later this month.  More →

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Google Nexus 8 Tablet

Google’s next-gen Nexus tablet spotted in shipping manifest

By on July 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Google’s next-gen Nexus tablet spotted in shipping manifest

Even though some say the Nexus line of devices is approaching the end of the road, Google has recently confirmed that it doesn’t plan to kill the family of devices which it uses to highlight its vision of what Android should look and feel like on smartphones and tablets. Some reports have already mentioned a high-end HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet is coming later this year, with one particular story offering plenty of details about the tablet that’s supposed to launch alongside the final Android L build this fall.

However, it’s not clear what the name of Google’s 2014 tablet will be. And now a Nexus 8 tablet, which was also mentioned in previous months, was spotted in a shipping manifest on Indian cargo tracking site Zauba. 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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iPad Air 2 Leaked Pictures

New leak offers our best look yet at the next-gen iPad Air

By on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

New leak offers our best look yet at the next-gen iPad Air

We’ve had more than our fill of iPhone 6 mockups, which is why we’re happy to see that mockups for the next-generation iPad Air have started popping up on the Internet as well. Japanese website ASCII Plus has posted several high-quality pictures of a next-gen iPad Air dummy that show us some of the subtle design changes that Apple is planning to make with its next tablet. More →

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Nexus 9 Specs Leak

Leaked specs show the Nexus 9 will be the most beastly Google tablet yet [updated]

By on July 2, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Leaked specs show the Nexus 9 will be the most beastly Google tablet yet [updated]

We’re very happy to hear that Google isn’t going to stop producing Nexus-branded products anytime soon, particularly since both its Nexus 5 smartphone and its Nexus 7 tablet were two terrific gadgets. Now @evleaks brings us word that Google’s next major tablet, which will likely be called the Nexus 9, will have some absolutely killer specs that should make it the best Google tablet yet released. More →

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Microsoft Surface Mini Release Date

New report explains why Microsoft ditched plans to launch the Surface Mini

By on June 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

New report explains why Microsoft ditched plans to launch the Surface Mini

Microsoft’s line of Surface brand tablets have easily been among the most sleek and well-made Windows devices the world has ever seen. What they haven’t been, however, is a hit with consumers or enterprise users. Microsoft continues to improve its Surface lineup each year, having most recently launched the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet that features what quite possibly the most impressive laptop/tablet hybrid design we have ever seen. The devices are still a tough and expensive sell in a market driven by price, however, and they don’t offer much in the way of truly useful differentiation.

Apparently, Microsoft’s much-rumored Surface Mini tablet didn’t offer much differentiation either, and a new report claims Microsoft cancelled plans to build the smaller tablet at the last minute. More →

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iPad Air 2 Rumors

Thinner next-gen iPad Air model with Touch ID compared to current version in new video

By on June 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Thinner next-gen iPad Air model with Touch ID compared to current version in new video

Late summer and early fall this year are going to be huge for Apple. After months without any new products, the company is expected to launch a flurry of new devices beginning with two completely redesigned iPhone 6 models, one with a 4.7-inch display and one with an even bigger 5.5-inch screen. Also expected are a new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, a new Apple TV, an iWatch, a refreshed iPad mini and a sixth-generation full-size iPad, currently referred to as the “iPad Air 2.”

Now, a mockup believed to be an accurate representation of Apple’s next-gen iPad Air has been shown on video and compared to the current iPad Air model. More →

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Galaxy Tab S Display Review

Here’s why the Galaxy Tab S has the best tablet display ever

By on June 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Here’s why the Galaxy Tab S has the best tablet display ever

Samsung’s trend of crafting unbeatably attractive displays continues with the release of the Galaxy Tab S. According to the latest display technology shoot-out at DisplayMate, the Galaxy Tab S has “the best performing tablet display” that the team of experts has ever tested. In fact, the performance is almost identical to the display of the Galaxy S5, which received the same honor in the smartphone category. More →

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iPad Air 2 Leaked Picture

Next-gen iPad Air shown up close in new leaked pic

By on June 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Next-gen iPad Air shown up close in new leaked pic

We’re starting to get some quality leaks for Apple’s next-generation iPads. Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer on Monday sent out a picture on his Twitter account showing an iPhone 5s sitting on top of what looks like a next-generation iPad Air. Hemmerstoffer didn’t provide many details about the device in his tweet and only writes “Hello iPad 6″ in a caption. The most notable feature in the leaked picture is the silver ring around the device’s home button, which is a surefire indication that it will feature the Touch ID fingerprint scanner that is a linchpin of Apple’s strategy for conquering the world of mobile payments. 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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Google Nexus 9 Release Date, Price and Specs

This is the HTC-made Nexus 9

By on June 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

This is the HTC-made Nexus 9

Numerous reports have claimed that HTC will make the next Nexus tablet, a high-end 8.9-inch device that could be unveiled this summer, including Google code leaks that revealed an HTC Volantis/Flounder is in the works. However, Android Police received more details about the tablet from a tipster, including a full list of specs and what looks like an early draft image for the device. More →

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