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500GB NVIDIA SHIELD Pro tablet finally confirmed… mostly

May 22, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

Last week Amazon listed the 500GB NVIDIA SHIELD Pro, the next incarnation of the popular gaming tablet famed for its graphics capabilities. It was swiftly removed but again appeared a few days later on the NVIDIA website - before being taken down again. The tablet was dismissed as a dev device but an insider has let on that it is infact a consumer device and will be officially announced before the end of May. The list price was US$299, though that could go up or down before the official announcement. Via androidcommunity

Sony VAIO Z Canvas 2-in-1 tablet for Japan with US return rumours

May 22, 2015 by Tom in Sony, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The Sony VAIO Z Canvas 2-in-1 tablet with detachable keyboard will be released in Japan at the end May. As well as the keyboard, the Windows 8.1 tablet also comes with an active digitizer pen. The VAIO Z Canvas has a large 12-inch, 2560 x 1704-pixel display and will support at highest an Intel Core i7 Haswell processor, 1TB of storage and up to 16GB of RAM. In Japan it will launch at a typically Japanese price - starting at 249,800 yen, the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage baseline model is over US$2000. There is word a version will make it over to the US in the autumn, so that'll no doubt be adapted to fit a price that can compete with the Microsoft Surface 3 Pro. Via lilputing

Genuine GenPad 8 special edition with added Hello Kitty

May 22, 2015 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Fresh out in Taiwan is the Genuine GenPad 8 Hello Kitty tablet, an 8-inch Windows 8 slate tied into the famous Japanese cat-girl. The tablet runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor that's clocked at 1.83GHz. It has an 8-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel IPS display and is powered by a 4200mAh battery. The cameras are a 2MP front-facer and a 5MP rear cam, and it comes with 32GB storage and 2GB of RAM. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n. When it hits the streets in Taiwan it'll cost around $220 and will be pre-loaded with Hello Kitty content and wallpapers. Via tablet-news

Sophisticated design for budget Texet X-Pad 8.2 3G Android tablet

May 21, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Launching soon in Russia, the Texet X-Pad 8.2 3G Android tablet is a budget slate with a smart design that brings to mind the Nexus 7. The tablet runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT8382 Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1..3GHz. There are no shortage of data option thanks to its support for 3G, WiFI and AGPS. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and has an 8-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel display. The cameras are bog standard at 2MP and 0.3MP rear and front respectively. The battery is a 4000mAh unit that promises 7 hours of video playback. It'll be out in Russia for $141. Via tablet-news  

Fujitsu Q665 2-in-1 Intel Core M tablet coming soon to Japan

May 19, 2015 by Tom in Fujitsu, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Fujitsu has announced the Fujitsu Arrows Tab Q665 2-in-1 tablet/notebook, which features an Intel Core M Broadwell processor. The tablet sports an 11.6-inch full HD display and a detachable keyboard dock, as well as 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. Two RAM options will be available - 4GB and 8GB - and storage is an impressive 256GB solid state HDD. Chip options include the Intel Core M-5Y10C and Core M-5Y31 processors and the OS choices are Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro. Battery life is 10 hours and it supports 801.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and sports USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI ports. Now: the sad news is the price starts at 154,600 yen - US$1300. That's the price in Japan so there's a chance a variation might make it out to other markets at a more agree

AT&T Trek HD tablet for mid-price 4G LTE connection on the go

May 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

AT&T has announced the AT&T Trek HD Android tablet, a mid-range device that provides an affordable option for a 4G LTE internet connection on the go. The 8-inch tablet has a 1280 x 800-pixel display, runs on a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Onboard storage is 16GB, expandable to 32GB via microSD. To keep up with the extra battery usage from the LTE connection it carries a 4,060mAh Li-Ion battery that offers 8 hours usage. The back camera is a 5MP unit and the front-facer is 2MP. It weighs 0.75lb and is out now for $199 outright or in the US $49.99 with a two-year contract. Via tablet-news

Tough tablet – RuggON Rextorm PX-501B for hard knocks

May 16, 2015 by Tom in Tablet with No Comments.

RuggON has announced a new tough tablet to join the burly market of rough and ready super-slates. The RuggON PX-501B Windows tablet has a 10.1-inch display and runs on an Intel i5 Broadwell clocked at 2.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. It's also backed up by Intel vPro technology and integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000. The battery offers between 6.5 - 13 hours of battery life. On the tough front it keeps the similar bold RuggON design that's as colourful as it is strong. There's also support for the likes of a barcode scanner, a magnetic stripe reader and it supports hot swap batteries. The tablet is IP54 certified against water and shock resistance, but this is an industrial or tough tablet enthusiast only device as it clocks in at $2,799. Via tablet-news

NEC Hybrid Standard is new 2-in-1 tablet/notebook

May 14, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

NEC is set to launch its new 2-in-1 tablet and notebook hybrid, the NEC Hybrid Standard, which has an 11.6-inch display and runs on an Intel Core M processor. Along with its detachable keyboard, the higher tier model also comes with a digital stylus. The display is 1920 x 1080 pixels and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and features a microSDXC card slot, micro HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port and an USB 2.0 port. Two models will be released - the cheaper of the two runs on an 800MHz Intel Core M-5Y10c processor and the more costly model runs on a 1.2GHz Core M-5Y71 chip. As it's Japan, the prices aren't as wallet-friendly as we'd hope - the starting price for the lower spec model is 154,800 yen (US $1,300). Via liliputing

New Sharp Android tablet Aquos Pad SH-05G to launch in Japan

May 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Sharp has announced its new Android tablet, the Sharp Aquos Pad SH-05G through Japanese carrier DoCoMo. The 7-inch tablet has an IGZO LCD panel with a 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution and Pure Red technology. It supports LTE connectivity as well as One Seg and Full Seg TV and comes with Android 5.0 onboard. The processor is a Snapdragon 810 and it comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage and a 3900mAh battery. It'll go on sale mid-July, price TBA. Via tablet-news

Auris Zwing boombox speaker and tablet hybrid

May 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Audio, Tablet with No Comments.

This concept boombox with Android tablet built in is either an innovation or Homer Simpson's dream car, depending on your point of view. Currently in the campaign phase on Indiegogo, the Auris Zwing is a 7-inch Android tablet backed up on each side by a loudspeaker that houses 1-inch silk dome tweeters and two 3-inch woofers and Digital Signal Processing (DSP). The modern slant on the ghetto blaster has a 5,000mAh battery for eight hours video, 15 hours music or 20 hours tablet-free listening (onboard speaker storage at 8GB or 32GB). Also onboard is an HDMI port, microUSB port, USB output support for WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC and Airplay. The tablet also has a 5MP front-facing camera. If it hits its goal and hits the shelves it'll retail for $399 for the 8GB versi

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