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Sony Digital Paper E Ink Tablet breaks the $1000 barrier

March 28, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Sony with No Comments.

Sony's got its consumer market wrapped up with the PS4 for the time being, so for the professional market it's putting out a 13-inch tablet that uses its Digital Paper technology. The slate has a high-resolution, high-contrast display and a pen for notes. This will cost US$1100. The 13.3-inch, 1600 x 1200 E Ink Mobius display has 2.8GB of storage and microSD and WiFi support. Keeping it strictly pro, the quarter-inch-thick Digital Reader only supports viewing and editing PDF files and has no support for third-party apps. You gotta really love PDFs to go for this one. Via liliputing

Office for iPad this month? Windows 8.1 version still in the works

March 18, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Microsoft, Other Tablet with No Comments.

The rumour mill's buzzing with talk of a Microsoft press briefing scheduled for March 27th, where it's is believed the release of the long-awaited iPad version of Office will be announced. A few days after comes the BUILD 2014 conference, where we should see Windows 8.1 Update 1, some Windows 9 sneak peeks and a look at a working Windows Phone 8.1, among other things. Codenamed Miramar, Office for iPad could be with us soon, dredging up questions of when it'll be standard fare for native Metro-powered devices. Via tablet-news

Apple axe iPad 2 to make way for Retina Display fleet

March 18, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet with No Comments.

Apple's entry-level tablet is now the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display. The last non-HD Apple tablet, the iPad 2, has bitten the dust. In its place is a tweaked version of the iPad that was pulled when the iPad air launched. The 'new' model has a 9.7-inch display, an A6X chip, 16GB storage and a 1080p, 5-megapixel iSight camera. It costs £239 (US$544) for the Wifi version and £429 (US$710) for the Wifi + Cellular model, with 4G support. Via pocket-lint

Read all about it…underwater: Pocketbook Aqua waterproof eReader

March 6, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet with No Comments.

The old holiday mainstay of a book by the pool can be updated to an eBook in the pool, if that's your thing. Pocketbook Aqua is waterproof to IP57 standard, which means it can be under up to a metre of water for 30 minutes. (Conversely, waterproofing company WaterFi guarantee their work can go down a whopping 200 feet. While the main reason for using this would be to have an eReader that could take a splash or accidental spillage, that guarantee might put the clumsiest minds at rest - or please bookworm divers.) The Aqua eReader has a low-resolution E-ink screen, 4GB of storage, WiFi and is touchscreen. It runs Pocketbook's software on a 1GHz CPU with 256MB RAM. It will support Epub and PDF formats and will cost approx. US$150. Via the-digital-reader

VIA Vixen Firefox tablet available to developers

March 1, 2014 by Tom in Hardware News, Other Tablet, VIA with No Comments.

Firefox OS is hotting up, with the second tablet made available to developers - the 7-inch 1024 x 600 VIA Vixen. There have been glimpses of the OS but most is known about the hardware for now. It's powered by a 1.2GHz VIA dual-core processor, based on ARM Cortex-A9 tech, with a Mali 400MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. It also has an 8-megapixel camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It joins the Foxconn InFocus Firefox OS tablet as the first testers for the next big OS trying to make a splash. Given the trust the world has in Mozilla's Firefox browser, I'm sure curiosity will cause a lot of hot-fox adopters. Developers can apply for the tablets now from the Mozilla website. via gsminsider Is there room for another OS? Let us know what you think on the MP4Nation forum.

One more time with feeling: Fujitsu’s haptic sensory tablet

February 25, 2014 by Tom in Fujitsu, Other Tablet with No Comments.

Fujitsu showed off its touch-tastic haptic sensory tablet at MWC. The idea behind the device is that vibrations replicate the texture of what's on the screen, so you can 'touch' what you see. Quite why one would want to do this is still out but at the moment it's semi-effective. Engadget got their hands on one and report that slippery surfaces are realistic but rough textures (trial images included crocodiles and zithers) come across mostly as indeterminate buzzes. It could be a cool new thing or a fast-fading fad, but for now we're keen to see whether this is picked up by other manufacturers for tablets. Gaming giants Valve are already implementing haptic feedback on their new buttonless Steam Controller devices. Via Engadget

Alibaba Confirms Upcoming AluYun Based Tablet To Come Soon And In English

September 12, 2011 by Alex in Other Tablet, Tablet with 1 Comment.

Alibaba, a China based internet business and a major player in online commerce for small-time businesses have come out with their very own operating system - AliYun - that launched not but a month or so a go. The new OS that can already be found on the K-Touch Cloud Smartphone W700 (with Tegra 2) will now have its own tablet. The upcoming AliYun OS-base tablet will be out within the next couple of months, and will have English support, so good news for all you China-tab lovers from overseas. Find out more about the OS after the break. You might not have heard of AliYun, or you may be one of the 22,000 Alibaba employers that knows all about it, but if the former, the OS is heavily based on cloud computing. It also runs Android apps and HTML 5 and web apps support. As for the tablet

Video: HP TouchPad + CynogenMod = Android Fun

August 30, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, HP, Other Tablet, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

The HP Touchpad and its recent slash in price has made this tablet a steal, but now it gets even better with the tablet being able to run Android OS. The example we've got here is of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread from a CynogenMod update. You can check out the video after the break showing the OS booting up on the HP Touchpad. It won't just stop with Gingerbread however as other platforms are expected to bring Android 3.x which for a USD$100 tablet with a dual-core processor and good quality touchscreen, isn't bad at all. Of course with customised tweaks, you're always going to run a risk so it's better to wait until updates have been finalised. Developers are actually working on an apparent touchscreen driver issue, focusing on making it much more responsive. So it looks like the the

Video: A Little Bit Of Ridiculous – 2001: A Space Odyssey Used In Samsung Vs Apple Patent War

August 25, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Apple, Other Tablet, Samsung, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

Apple and Samsung have been going at it for a little while now, with Apple suing Samsung for the alleged copying of what Apple is trying to patent as the 'tablet look', with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. Well it looks like things are going a bit out of hand as Samsung are now using a reference taken from a 1969 film as a means of defense. The film: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The reference: read after the break. The clip from the film that Samsung are using in their defense has the film's actors using a tablet-like device, which Samsung are saying are generic tablets and therefor claiming Apple did not create the classic tablet look. This is of course the same design Samsung are using for their Galaxy Tab 10.1, and pretty much almost every other tablet out there. And wit

Video: A Look At The Fusion Garage Grid 10 Tablet

August 24, 2011 by Alex in Android Tablet, Fusion Garage, Other Tablet, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

Last weak saw the unveiling of who Tabco are and what they've been banging on about. It turns out that Tabco are in fact Singaporean based company, Fusion Garage who are responsible for bringing us the Joo Joo tablet, and the devices in question are a 10-inch tablet - the Grid 10 - and a 4-inch smartphone - the Grid 4 - both of which have a unique operating system called Grid OS. If you happened to have missed the unveiling and live-stream showcasing the devices then check out the video we have here that shows us what the Grid 10 looks like, and how totally awesome Grid OS is. Check it out after the break. The video shows how incredibly thin and slick the tablet looks, with only one criticism from us - the slanted back. We reckon the tablet would have looked better if it was straigh

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