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Dark Side: Xiaomi Mi Note Black Edition released

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

The Black Edition of the popular Xiaomi Mi Note has been released in China. This is the latest variant edition of the Mi Note is a limited edition and will cost $400. Fans of Mandopop might be keen to learn that it also comes bundled with Jason Zhang's latest album onboard. The Black Edition is limited to 30,000 units, the specs remain the same as the standard Mi Note. Via ubergizmo

Wisky 3G0891 Windows tablet is a bright and shiny slate

April 13, 2015 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Mobilegeeks spotted the 12" Wisky 3G0891 at IDF 2015 and it's caught our eye too. The striking aluminium backing gives the texture some heft, which isn't necessarily a plus point, but it looks nice and the slate sports some nice stats. The Wisky 3G0891 tablet comes with Windows 8 and runs on an Intel Core-M processor. It has 4GB of RAM, a 12.2-inch 2560 x 1600-pixel display, microSD card expansion, mini HDMI and two USB 3 ports. Pricing and availability TBA. Via mobilegeeks

High-res Kobo Glo HD eReader out in May

April 13, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The world of eReaders has been quiet of late but there is one significant release on the way: the Kobo Glo HD. The Kobo Glo HD eReader display follows the Kindle Voyage model but at $130, it shaves $70 off the price of the Amazon model. The Glo HD has a 6-inch, 1448 x 1072 pixel E Ink Carte touchscreen with 300 pixels per inch. Night-time reading is supported by the Kobo ComfortLight. Storage is capped at 4GB and it supports 15 file types, including EPUB. On May 1 it will be released in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. A European release will follow later that month or early June. Via liliputing

Asus Padfone S Plus smartphone and tablet combo unveiled

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Asus, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Asus has unveiled its latest Padfone, their phone and tablet dock combo device. The Padfone S Plus ups the stats from previous incarnations and will launch first in Malaysia this week. The Padfone S phone will cost around $300 and the tablet dock is sold as an optional extra. The phone sports a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage (with microSD expansion), a 13MP rear camera with 4K video support. There's also WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, QI wireless charging and a 2300 mAh battery. The tablet costs and extra $165 and has an 8.9-inch display and 4,990mAh battery. Via liliputing

GamePad Digital Q9 nice price Android gaming tablet

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The NVIDIA Shield is the undisputed Android gaming tablet champion but there are lots of other options available at a much more appealing price. New out is the GamePad Digital Q9 tablet, which has a 7-inch display flanked in gamepad controls. This Q9 runs on a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor with a Mali-T764 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It has HDMI output but the IPS display is just 1024 x 600-pixels. On the flipside it's only $120. Via liliputing

Cube i7-CM Ubuntu tablet is one of the cheapest Intel Core M tablets

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Cube, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Cube i7-CM is a stripped-back version of the popular Cube i7 tablet. It runs on a Intel Core M processor and at $399 is one of the cheapest slates to sport the new Intel line. The i7-CM has 64GB internal storage and a SSD SATA 3 drive, which trumps the regular eMMC storage options. The OS is Ubuntu, which is bubbling under at the moment beneath the blanket of iOS and Android options. The tablet runs on an Intel Core-M 5Y10c dual core processor and has a 5000mAh battery. It has an 11.6-inch IPS Full HD display and comes with 4GB of RAM. Not too shabby. Via tablet-news

Xiaomi Mi Pad price drop might mean impending Mi Pad 2

April 7, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad has been out for almost a year and as we know in slate lifecycles, that's more than enough time past for a device to step aside for its younger, better and brighter sibling. Original Mi Pads have gone down in price in China, fueling speculation that the Mi Pad 2 will be with us very soon. The website is also currently down for a facelift. The Retina-display Mi Pad runs on the powerful Tegra K1 chip and is reasonably prices, so the Mi Pad 2 is worth looking out for. Rumours suggest it will have curved glass, LTE and will this time run on a Snapdragon CPU. Via tablet-news

Cube launches official tablet cases that follow the Apple iPad Smart Cover design

April 2, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, Cube, Tablet with No Comments.

Cube has launched a range of imitation sheepskin cases and covers that closely resemble the excellent design of the Apple iPad Smart Cover. That said, they are much, much cheaper than the Apple versions and come in a number of sizes for Cube tablets from 7-inches to 11.6-inches. The 39 yuan (US $6!) 7-inch case is for use with the iwork7, the T7 and the talk 7X tablets. Cases then progress through the sizes up to 11.6-inches, which is on sale at 59 yuan (US $9.50). [gallery link="file"] Via imp3

PiPo updates W4 tablet: dual boot, double the RAM and four times the storage

March 30, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The PiPo Work W4 budget Windows tablet was released last year. Now PiPo has overhauled its specs and has doubled the RAM and quadrupled the storage, while the size and processor remain the same. It is now also billed as a dual boot system that runs both Android and Windows OS. The updated PiPo W4 is an 8-inch tablet that runs on an Intel Atom 64 bit Z3735F processor. This time around it comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage, a significant leap from the previous model's 16GB. The screen resolution isn't much to write home about at 1280 x 800 and the battery is 4500mAh. With the new features comes a higher price, this W4 will cost 699 yuan (US $110), while the old basic version cost $80. Via imp3  

New 8.9-inch, 16MP cam Android HTC tablet expected May 2015

March 30, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, HTC, Tablet with No Comments.

Spec speculation on the next HTC branded tablet have begun and if rumours are to be believed it'll be an 8.9-incher with a 1530 x 2048-pixel display, which sits it in the same stead as the Nexus 9. It's expected to run on a 2.2GHz Allwinner H8 processor with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. It's also expected to come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options and Android 5.0. A 16MP main camera and 8MP front-facer should be onboard and it'll have a 6,700mAh battery. There's also talk of a front-facing stereo BoomSound speaker system. ETA is May 2015. Via ubergizmo

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