BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Release Date

Ever gluttons for punishment, BlackBerry mulls PlayBook sequel

By on February 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Ever gluttons for punishment, BlackBerry mulls PlayBook sequel

The original BlackBerry PlayBook was certainly not the company’s crowning achievement. In fact, the PlayBook was such a notorious dud that BlackBerry never even bothered to upgrade it to BlackBerry 10 and former CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry was basically done with tablets for the foreseeable future. However, a new management team has taken over and with it has sprung a new sense of optimism about the company and what it can do in the future. And apparently, that even includes taking another shot at the tablet market. More →

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Microsoft Office Tablet App Alternatives

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

By on February 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

Microsoft Office may not be in danger any time soon. It still makes up a large chunk of Microsoft’s revenue, and most businesses rely on its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. But Office is also notorious for being misused — people will paste screenshots into Word and email them instead of just pasting them directly onto email, or they will open up Excel to perform a simple calculation. Analyst Benedict Evans has drawn a key insight from these classic misuses: Increasingly, different functions in Office, such as the various misuses, can be done with apps on tablets or phones. More →

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Android Tablets 4K Gaming

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

By on February 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

There are plenty of reasons to pick an Android tablet instead of an iPad, but a great selection of third-party games has never been one of them. Although many of the most popular iOS apps do eventually make their way to Android, the Google Play store has never been especially competitive with the App Store. The introduction of 4K gaming could change that, however. More →

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Best Tablet iPad Air

Best Mobile Tablet of MWC wasn’t even officially present at the show

By on February 26, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Best Mobile Tablet of MWC wasn’t even officially present at the show

While many MWC 2014 attendees may have brought their iPads along, Apple did not have an official presence at the show, a regular “habit” for the company. However, the iPad Air, Apple’s latest flagship iOS tablet, won the Best Mobile Tablet award GSMA awards – last year, Google’s Nexus 7 (2012) won the same award. More →

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Release Date

Sony unveils its new flagship tablet: The Xperia Z2 Tablet

By on February 24, 2014 at 2:46 AM.

Sony unveils its new flagship tablet: The Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony scored a minor hit with its Xperia Z smartphone last year but the company has still had no luck coming up with a hit tablet. Sony is clearly hoping to change that with the new Xperia Z2 Tablet, a new device that features a 10.1-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core processor, an 8.1-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM and a 6000mAh battery. The Xperia Z2 Tablet will also be tailored toward gamers and will be compatible with the PlayStation’s wireless DualShock 3 controller. The new tablet will be available in March, although Sony hasn’t yet announced pricing for the device. Sony’s full press release follows below.

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Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 Launch

Google reportedly forcing Asus to ax Android/Windows tablet project

By on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM.

Google reportedly forcing Asus to ax Android/Windows tablet project

The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 Android/Windows tablet/laptop may never move past concept phase, Digitimes says, citing Chinese publication The Economic Daily News, as Google is apparently forcing Asus to dump its freshly announced dual-OS device. More →

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iPad Smart Cover Patent

Apple has bold plans for its iPad Smart Cover

By on February 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Apple has bold plans for its iPad Smart Cover

Since 2011, Apple has been selling Smart Covers for its line of iPads. While they cleverly lock and unlock the iPad, they have not evolved much from their original incarnation. This could be fine, except that the competition is constantly showing how much more can be done with tablet accessories. More →

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Samsung Flexible Tablet Laptop Project

Samsung to reportedly show off secret bendable tablet at MWC

By on February 20, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

Samsung to reportedly show off secret bendable tablet at MWC

Samsung will reportedly demo a bendable tablet at MWC 2014, although the company will only secretly show off this particular prototype, etnews reports. The device would let users choose between tablet and laptop mode, with the screen bending at 90 degrees. However, details about such a product aren’t available yet, and it’s not clear when such a convertible tablet model would ever be launched. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Ad

Video: Samsung goes back to its roots, bashes Apple in new tablet ad

By on February 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM.

Video: Samsung goes back to its roots, bashes Apple in new tablet ad

Apple’s latest, greatest tablet has dominated the sales charts since it launched in November, but Samsung still isn’t impressed. In a very blatant response to the ‘Pencil’ ad for the iPad Air, Samsung has released its own commercial, mocking both the sincerity of Bryan Cranston’s narration and the size of the Apple tablet itself. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is actually a few millimeters thinner than the iPad Air, yet features a 2560 x 1600 display, a slight improvement over the Air’s 2048 x 1536 screen. Samsung’s newest tablet is also able to multitask, something that iOS still doesn’t allow. This parody might ring a few bells considering Amazon pulled a similar stunt last December, but it’s clever enough that we’ll let it slide. More →

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Apple iPad Your Verse Ad

New Apple campaign claims the iPad is essential for scaling mountains

By on February 18, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

New Apple campaign claims the iPad is essential for scaling mountains

Apple’s latest addition to the ‘Your Verse’ iPad campaign introduces us to two brave mountaineers who never forget to pack their tablets when preparing for an expedition. We got a glimpse of mountain climbers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington in the first ‘Your Verse’ commercial, but the new written feature on the ‘Your Verse’ page gives us an in-depth look at how an iPad can be a tool for capturing and sharing incredible moments as well as a lifeline when the going gets rough. More →

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Xperia Z2 Tablet Image Gallery

Leak: This is Sony’s next flagship tablet

By on February 18, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Leak: This is Sony’s next flagship tablet

After leaking hardware details for Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet, which may be unveiled soon at MWC 2014, @evleaks has provided an image of the unreleased tablet. In addition to the famed leaker’s image, more renders showing the tablet have been posted online by @gadgetleaks, who provided several other purported press pictures of the tablet. More →

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 Specs, Features

Details surrounding Sony’s next high-end tablet leak

By on February 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Details surrounding Sony’s next high-end tablet leak

Sony is expected to unveil new products at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show on the same day Samsung introduces the highly anticipated Galaxy S5, although it’s not clear what new products that the company will announce. Sony is rumored to have both a flagship smartphone and a tablet in the works, although it’s only the Xperia Z2 handset that appeared in most leaks so far. However, @evleaks has discovered more details about the new tablet as well, which should succeed last year’s Xperia Tablet Z. More →

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