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Quad-core Transformer Prime tablet launches December 12th, starts at $500

December 1st, 2011

The long-awaited sequel to ASUS’s Eee Pad Transformer tablet finally has an official release date: December 12th. The Transformer Prime became available for pre-order last week and if the sentiment shared by our readers via email and comments on the site is any indication, this could be one of the most eagerly anticipated Android tablet launches …

Motorola XOOM 2 tablet pricing and image leak

November 1st, 2011

We first heard mumblings of the XOOM 2, Motorola’s second Android Honeycomb tablet, in late September. Now, a leaked advertisement obtained by Engadget suggests the XOOM 2 will be offered for €399.99 by Carphone Warehouse in Ireland just time for the holiday shopping season. The XOOM 2 is reportedly equipped with a 10.1-inch display, a dual-core …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

October 21st, 2011

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 made its retail debut in September and it is nearly identical to its larger predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It mostly packs the same hardware but, as its name suggests, has a smaller screen. I enjoyed the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 when it launched earlier this year: it was thin, powerful …

SA: Global tablet shipments balloon 280% in Q3, Apple owned 67% of market

October 21st, 2011

Global media tablet shipments in the third quarter ballooned 280% over the same quarter last year to reach 17 million units. Boston-based research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics found that Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android OS combined to capture a combined 94% of the global market, leaving Microsoft, HP and RIM fighting for scraps. …

Netflix adds support for Honeycomb tablets

October 19th, 2011

Netflix subscribers can finally stream movies to their Android tablets without worrying about installing third-party .apks files or attempting annoying work-arounds. The company announced on Wednesday that its application now supports tablets running Android 3.x (Honeycomb). In addition, the Netflix app supports users in Canada and Latin America now. Netflix for Honeycomb is free, provided you …

Motorola XOOM Family Edition tablet to launch on October 16th for $379

October 14th, 2011

Motorola announced on Friday that it will begin to sell a new XOOM Family Edition Android tablet on October 16th for $379. The XOOM Family Edition is nearly identical to the original XOOM, but it comes preloaded with $40 worth of games and applications, such as Kid Zone, Asphalt 6, Sim City Deluxe and Quickoffice …

Quad-core Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 tablet may be set for November 7th launch

October 11th, 2011

Asus’s followup to the popular Eee Pad Transformer tablet maybe be set for a launch early next month. The LambdaTek Component Shop currently lists the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2, referred to as model number TF201-1I020A, for £537.85 including VAT. Other details on the retailer’s site are limited, though the Transformer 2 listing mentions a quad-core Tegra …

T-Mobile SpringBoard hands-on

October 11th, 2011

We are on the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show floor in San Diego and just quickly swung by Huawei’s booth to check out one of T-Mobile’s latest tablets, the SpringBoard. This Huawei-built slate is definitely one of the best looking 7-inch tablets we’ve seen yet. The back and sides of the tablet feel like aluminum …