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Sony accidentally leaks 2K-display Xperia Z4 tablet

February 25, 2015 by Tom in Sony, Tablet with No Comments.

The Sony Xperia Z4 tablet was briefly revealed today thanks to an error on the Xperia Lounge app, which put out a picture of the super-slim tablet. According to the leaked image, it will have an "ultra fast processor", "industry leading battery performance" and a 2K display (2048 x 1536 pixels). The rest of the details will no doubt appear at the Z4's intended launch at Mobile World Congress 2015. Via pocket-lint

Wacom be gone! Astropad turns your iPad into a pro graphics tablet for free

February 20, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet with No Comments.

Two ex-Apple engineers have created Astropad, an app that syncs your iPad with a Mac and lets the iPad operate as a professional graphics tablet. To be used with a stylus, Astropad uses the company's Liquid technology that was developed to offer excellent colour-corrected output and 60fps responsiveness that is more than twice as fast as AirPlay. The free app works with any Mac program and works both wired and over WiFi. Via astropad

Tablets slim down for super-skinny summer 2015

February 18, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Dell, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

This summer could see a battle of the waistlines as tablets aim to out-slim each other. The current slimmest tablet is the Dell Venue 8 7000, which at 6mm is 0.1mm slimmer than the popular Apple iPad Air 2. Now there's news that the Galaxy Tab S tablet will be gunning to beat them both. The next Galaxy Tab S2 will launch in 8- and 9.7-inch models, which cut down on screen size from the current 8.4- and 10.5-inch versions. Via tablet-news

From Russia: KREZ TM802B16 3G Intel Windows tablet

February 18, 2015 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

From out of Russia comes a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the KREZ TM802B16. The tablet runs on a Bay Trail-T Intel Atom Z3735D processor clocked at 1.33GHz. It's got a standard 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD. The 8-inch IPS display sits at 1280 x 800 pixels and the battery's 4000mAh. It weighs 246g and is 8.9mm thick. There's also support for WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and USB OTG. While the specs are a little uninspiring but functional, the $200+ price tag is a little steep considering what $100 will get you in the Windows tablet market these days. Via tablet-news

Lava Xtrom Mega dual-SIM Android tablet announced

February 17, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

It's got a pretty grand name, the Lava Xtrom Mega. Sadly its specs are less exciting. Hailing from India, this newly announced tablet has a 10.1-inch display at 1,280 x 800 pixels and runs on a quad-core ATM7029B processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The black tablet also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which is expandable to 32GB via microSD. Representative of its region's needs, it has dual-SIM support, as well as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The cameras aren't much to shout about, they're a bog-standard 2MP rear shooter and a 0.3MP front-facer. It runs Android 4.2 JellyBean, comes with a 6,000mAh battery and price is TBA. Via tablet-news  

Pipo to bring out dual boot Windows and Android Intel Core M tablet

February 12, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The next Pipo tablet to utilize an Intel Core M processor will be a dual boot Windows and Android tablet. It has a 10.1-inch display and runs on the M-5Y10C chip. It comes with an impressive 4GB DDR3 RAM and supports USB 3.0 and SD card expansion. The only thing to look out for here is as it's a large tablet, the Windows side of it might just be the trial, which will need to be activated at cost after 30 days. Windows aside, with its specs it could just serve as a solid Android slate. It's expected to be out for around $399. Via liliputing

Cube iWork 11 large Windows tablet supports calls

February 11, 2015 by Tom in Cube, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The 11.6-inch iWork 11 tablet supports calls, technically making it the world's biggest 'phablet'. The iWork 11 Windows 8.1 tablet has a full HD display and runs on a quad-core Intel BayTrail processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB storage, as well as a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. Connectivity options include WCDMA 3G and GSM, as well as Bluetooth 4.0. It also offers HDMI out and expansion via SD card. Price and availability TBA. Via gizchina

64-bit Allwinner A64 processor for budget 4K video Android tablets

February 11, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Chinese chip manufacturer Allwinner wants to bring down the cost of running high quality videos with its new Allwinner A64 S0C processor. Touted as a cost-effective solution to 4K video and faster processing, the A64 sports four Cortex A53 CPU cores and supports H.265/H.64 video decoding, as well as 4K video output via HDMI. These chips will be available to device manufacturers at the low cost of $5, which could usher in a new generation of high powered affordable devices running Android 5.0. Via gizchina

Budget Aigo X86 Android tablet runs on Intel and boasts Retina Display

February 10, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Chinese firm Aigo has announced the X86 Android tablet, a budget model with better-than-budget specs. The X86 Android tablet runs on an Intel Bay Trail quad-core processor and comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It runs MIUI based on Android 4.4.4 an has a 7.85-inch display with a great resolution of 2048 x 1536. It has a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facer, 16GB memory and packs a 4300mAh battery. The X86 launches in China at 999 yuan (US $159). Via gizchina

NVIDIA Shield adopts Tegra X1 processor for second generation

February 10, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

The first NVIDIA Shield tablet turned heads within both the gaming and general tablet community thanks to its powerful 2.2GHz Tegra K1 chip. Now it has announced the second generation of this acclaimed device will pack an even more powerful Tegra X1 chip, which is said to be 40% more powerful than its predecessor. It is expected to up the stakes in terms of memory, with rumours hinting at 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Lots more speculation has been offered but we'll report once it becomes fact. Via tablet-news

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