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Split-screen Sailfish OS Jolla tablet gets funding – out Spring 2015

December 11, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The crowdfunding mission for the Jolla tablet was a success, so 2015 will see the launch of the new tablet that offers split-screen functionality and runs Sailfish OS. Supporters paid in force and en masse to get this made and they'll be rewarded in the spring with their tablets. The tablet will also support Android apps and will have a 7.85-inch IPS LCD display, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 4,300 mAh battery and a 5MP camera. Via tablet-news

Room for another OS? Top-spec Jolla tablet runs Sailfish 2.0

November 23, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with 1 Comment.

The Jolla Tablet has a top-notch spec sheet and comes at a nice price. It runs the open source Sailfish 2.0 OS, which may put off some buyers but will be the icing on the cake for adventurous tech users. The tablet resembles the Apple iPad mini 3 and Nokia N1 with its 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 resolution display and quad-core Intel processor. It also comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, all for $189. The Sailfish OS is all about simplicity in its usage MO and as a bonus, it runs Android apps. It's available on Indiegogo. Via pocket-lint

Prepared to switch? Ubuntu UT One tablet on the way

October 31, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Apple and Android dominate the tablet OS market, would you be willing to make the switch to Ubuntu? Coming soon from Demski Group and Mastermind Hardware and Logistics is the UT-One - a Ubuntu Touch tablet with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display. It's expected to run on an Intel Atom Z3735D processor, sport 2GB of RAM and have 16GB storage. There's also microSD expansion, two 2MP cameras and a 7,900 mAh battery. It's expected to be out in December. Via tablet-news

Apple iPad Air 2 looks certain to have 2GB of RAM and an A8X processor

October 16, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Ahead of the Twitter-flooding Apple press conference, it seems pretty certain that the new iPad Air 2 will have 2GB of RAM and an Apple A8X processor, thanks to this leaked photo. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both run on an A8 chip - the A8X is the modified - and likely more powerful - version for the tablet. It's expected it will again slim down the bulk of tablets and will also offer NFC connectivity. Find out tomorrow - place your bets now. Via tablet-news

Security-conscious Blackphone tablet in the works

October 13, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Blackphone handset is all about keeping things private. Its modified Android OS, PrivatOS, offers secure calling and messaging and now the manufacturer promises a "high-end" tablet that's also privacy vigilant. The tablet will run PrivatOS and use the same communicate encryption that's made Blackphone the go-to handset for those who need it. Via ubergizmo

Apple date decided for iPad Air 2

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

iPhone 6? Done. iOS 8? Check. The next date for the Apple fanatic's diary is October 21st, which is reported to be the launch date of the iPad Air 2. The Daily Dot reports this'll be the date for the new skinny slate, along with a revamped iPad Mini. Via gizmodo

Kobo Aura H2O eReader trumps books by being waterproof

August 21, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

A new argument in eReaders vs books is settled with the Kobo Aura H2O device - drop a book in the bath and it's ruined; drop the H2O and there's a chance it'll live. Kobo's new IP67 certified eReader wears its talent on its sleeve with the name but elsewhere it has a high-resolution E Ink Carta display at 1430 x 1080 pixels. It also has a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, a microSD card reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a battery that'll last for an average of two months after a full charge. It's expected 1st September and will cost $179. Via liliputing

iPad Air 2 doubles RAM to an industry standard 2GB

August 21, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

In 2014's tablet market, 2GB of RAM is the expected loadout for new releases. Apple is finally catching up and offering double the RAM for the high-priced tablet, the new version of which will be officially announced in October. The iPad Air 2 could sport the expected split-screen feature coming in iOS 8, which would demand more memory. Via techradar

Tom Hanks launches typewriter passion project for iPad

August 20, 2014 by Tom in App News, Other Tablet, Software / OS with 1 Comment.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks loves typewriters. He can't get enough of the click-clacky manual machines. Not one to be outdone in the digital age, Hanks has launched Hanx Writer - a writing tool app for iPad that replicates classic typewriter tones and layouts. The app shot to number one in the App Store and is available for free but offers in-app purchases for additional features and themes. Hanks wrote about his love of typewriters in the New York Times last summer and thanks to the App Store, we can all share his passion. Via pocket-lint

Keyboard cases transform tablets into productive functioning netbooks (remember them?)

August 15, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Remember netbooks? The mini PCs' window was wide a year or so before tablets shaped up. Now they're long forgotten but the best of both worlds can be achieved with a keyboard case for 8-inch tablets. Engadget has found the three best for Apple iPad Minis and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and provides a full rundown over on their site. The collected cases are the ClamCase Pro for Apple iPad mini, the ZAGG Rugged Folio for Apple iPad mini and the ZAGG Folio for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Each case is a neat and tidy solution that keeps everything in one place and provides protection for the precious screens. Check out the lowdown over at Engadget.

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