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KingSing launches $99 Windows tablet

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Making full use of the lapsed licensing laws from Microsoft, KingSing is to release a $99 Windows tablet. The KingSing W8 has an 8-inch, 1200 x 800 display and runs on a quad-core Intel Baytrail processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 1GB of RAM, WiFi connectivity and HDMI output. Also onboard is a microSD port and a USB port. While these aren't mindblowing specs, they're pretty good for such a nice-price tablet. The W8 goes on sale later this month. Via gizchina

VIA toughens up with rugged Viega Android tablet

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The next tablet from chip maker VIA is the rough'n'ready rugged 10.1-inch VIA Viega - an IP65 certified water- and dust-proof tablet made for the outdoor life or the factory floor. The vibration protection promises to keep it working after drops from six feet up and the shatter-resistant glass seals the deal. So, what are you protecting? A pretty standard tablet that runs on a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 10.1-inch display is 1280 x 800 pixels, it has 2 micro USB ports, micro HDMI, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and optional 3G connectivity. Battery life is at nine hours and VIA puts its money where its mouth is with a confident three year "longevity support". Via liliputing

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 iPad keyboard charges phones on the go

July 22, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Tablet with No Comments.

So many tablet keyboards, so few distinguishing features. That's why when something novel pops up or with an extra function, it momentarily sticks its head above the competition. The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard for iPad also has a built in battery and micro USB slot for charging your phone while you get in some tablet time. Portable tablets are a nice idea but not too appealing as something extra to cart around. This kills two birds with one stone, so worth consideration. Strangely, as it's a iPad-specific product, the microUSB slot doesn't work so well for charging iPhones - meaning an adapter is needed for Apple purists. Android smartphones are fine though. The keyboard's out at US$99. Via pocket-lint

HP x Huawei in all but name for new HP Slate 8 Plus, Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus Android tablets

July 22, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, HP, Tablet with No Comments.

HP will release three new Android tablets - the HP Slate 8 Plus, the Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus models - which will be built by Chinese manufacturer Huawei but bear the HP branding. The 8-inch HP Slate 8 Plus is a born-again Huawei MediaPad M1, which features a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.6GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD expansion. The standard model has 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. A 3G model will also be available. The 10.1-inch HP 10 Plus tablet has a larger 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 770mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. Finally, the HP Slate 10 Plus swaps in a HiSilicon quad-core

Colorfly G710 budget 3G phablet

June 13, 2014 by Tom in Tablet with No Comments.

Colorfly will soon release the G710 tablet, a 7-inch 3G tablet that doubles as a phone. The tablet has a 1280 x 800-pixel IPS screen with 216PPI. It also comes with ColorDisplay enhancement technology for boosting prettiness. It's powered by a MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core processor but doesn't offer much excitement in the memory stakes, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. The 3G aspect supports internet access and call functions, taking SIMs that suck from WCDMA networks. It has a 5MP rear camera, TF card expansion and GPS. It's priced at a reasonable 499 yuan (US$80). Via imp3

FTW: XOLO announced first Windows 8.1 tablet – Win

June 12, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Win is XOLO's first Windows 8.1 tablet, set to be released in India. More and more tablets are taking up Microsoft's free OEM offer, so emerging markets will likely be flooded with Windows 8.1 devices (along with Firefox OS). The aluminum tablet has a 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and runs on an AMD Temash A4-1200 processor with a Radeon HD8180 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, a microHDMI port and a microSD slot. While it's being bundled with a reduced Bluetooth keyboard offer and free ebooks. the $290 price tag seems a bit steep considering what else is out there. Via ubergizmo

Stereo Aigo X85 boasts audio goodness, but which tablet has the best sound?

June 11, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Tablet with No Comments.

China's Aigo has released the X85, which is all about audio, by the looks of the promo pic. The X85 is powered by an Intel Z2580 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, and has an 8-inch IPS display at 1280 x 800 pixels. It also comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP front-facer, WiFi capability and Android 4.2 JellyBean. They're obviously proud of their front stereo speakers but which tablet is the king of sound? Or if you're committed to audio, is a Bluetooth speaker/aux stereo the only way to go?  Let us know on the MP4Nation forum. Via tablet-news

Cube Talk8 is the mummy bear of Cube’s phablets

June 11, 2014 by Tom in Cube, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Baby bear Cube Talk7X too small? Daddy bear Cube Talk9X too big? Maybe the new Cube Talk8 will be just right. It has 3G connectivity and the 8-inch screen is a 1280 x 800 pixel display. The tablet runs on a MediaTek MTK8382 1.3GHz processor. Keeping with the 8 motif, there's 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. It runs on a 4200mAh battery and skimps on camera capabilities, with a 0.3MP front cam and a 5MP back camera. It'll be out sometime soon for around US$100. Via gizchina

Chuwi VX8 tablet full specs revealed

June 9, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Chuwi, Tablet with No Comments.

The full specs for the Chuwi VX8 tablet are out. It appears to be a super-slim tablet at 5mm and it's powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor using A7 architecture and clocked at 1.3GHz. The GUP is the Mali 450 MP4. On the display front, the 8-inch screen has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It's a little more lightweight on the memory side: it has 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage, expandable to 32GB. It has a 4000mAh battery and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. Via imp3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet official pics

June 9, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Official photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet have leaked ahead of the official unveiling, expected later this week. From the pics, it's looking likely the Tab S will have a fingerprint scanner home button (which will also be used for security confirmations for services such as PayPal) and a call function. It's expected to be a 465g, 6.6mm-thick tablet. It is also expected to have an Ultra Power Saving Mode for low battery times and a Download Booster that combines the power of WiFi and network data. The screen's expected to be a 10.5-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED display and it's likely to be powered by an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor with a Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Also expected is an 8MP camera, 32GB storage and Android KitKat 4.4.2. We'll find out fo

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