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Panasonic introduces Toughpad family of Android-powered rugged tablets

November 7th, 2011

Panasonic’s line of Toughbook notebooks can handle a whole heap of abuse, and the company is now cleverly expanding into the tablet market with the same basic principles of durability and security. Panasonic on Monday unveiled its Toughpad family of Android-powered devices, with both 7 and 10-inch options. The first model, the Panasonic Toughpad A1, is …

HTC to launch unique new tablet next year

November 7th, 2011

HTC may launch a new tablet next year that it hopes will be distinct in a growing sea of Android tablets, Reuters recently reported. HTC already has a number of Android-powered tablets on the market including the 7-inch Flyer (EVO View 4G on Sprint) and the AT&T Jetstream 4G. “[The] tablet is a market we …

Nokia CEO hints at possible Windows 8 tablet

November 3rd, 2011

While discussing his intentions to expand Nokia’s presence in the United States, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recently made comments that suggest his company could have a Windows 8 tablet in the pipeline. “There’s a new tablet opportunity coming,” Elop told Bloomberg in a recent interview. “We see the opportunity. Unquestionably, that will change the dynamics …

GameStop begins selling Android tablets pre-loaded with 7 games

November 3rd, 2011

GameStop recently began carrying several Android Honeycomb tablets pre-loaded with seven free games. It was originally rumored that the game retailer would begin selling its own custom Honeycomb tablet, although it appears that is no longer the case. GameStop currently lists the Acer Iconia, Acer Iconia Tab A500, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola XOOM, ViewSonic …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus launches November 13th for $399.99

October 21st, 2011

Samsung announced on Friday that pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will begin on October 23rd for $399.99. The device will then be available from a number of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct and Fry’s on November 13th. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is powered by Android Honeycomb and offers a 7-inch display …

iPad and iPad 2 dominate enterprise, represent 98% of tablet activations

October 20th, 2011

Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 tablets continue to dominate in the enterprise market, according to the Good Technology Device Activations Report for the third quarter of 2011. 4% of all tablet activations in the enterprise were for Android tablets, while the iPad and iPad 2 were responsible for 96% of activations. The iPhone 4 was …

RIM introduces new BBX platform for phones, tablets and embedded devices

October 18th, 2011

During its BlackBerry DevCon 2011 conference on Tuesday, Research In Motion announced its next generation platform, BBX. BBX will be used on the company’s upcoming phones, tablets and embedded devices. RIM said developers can take advantage of HTML5 to bridge the gap between BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7 and the BBX platform. However, developers can use …

Dell, HP may release Windows 8 tablets in Q3 of 2012

October 18th, 2011

Dell and HP will reportedly be among the first manufacturers to launch Windows 8 tablets, and the devices could be on the market as soon as the third quarter of next year, DigiTimes said recently. Supposedly, Amazon’s low-priced Kindle Fire has driven several manufacturers to pursue Windows 8 over Android in an effort to avoid …

18.7 million tablets reportedly shipped in Q3, iPad market share grows

October 18th, 2011

Tablet vendors shipped 18.7 million units during the third quarter of this year, DigiTimes said on Tuesday. Third-quarter shipments were up 27.5% over the second quarter, but the increase was less than the 60.9% jump in shipments between the first and second quarters of this year. The slower growth was attributed to a weaker global …

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 …