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Apple iPad Air Plus will have four speakers according to 3D case render

March 25, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Air Pro / Plus, which is expected to launch in the next few months, will likely sport four speakers according to a 3D render of a case for the tablet. The speakers look like they'll be at the top and bottom, two per side. There's also space for the volume controls, a microphone, a 3.5mm audio jack and a Lightning port at the bottom. Elsewhere, the iPad Plus is likely to run on an Apple A8X or an A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, a Retina display and a fingerprint scanner. Via tablet-news

UbuTab Ubuntu Tablet ships in April in two sizes – one big, one huge

March 11, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Ubuntu powered UbuTab will ship in April and will launch in two capacity sizes. The first is a nice 64GB, the second is a massive 1TB. That's a lot of storage space on the go. Available at the UbuTabShop, the 64GB UbuTab will cost $239 and sports a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display. An Android model is also available if Ubuntu seems too daunting. The 1TB SSD unit will cost $659 and like the 64GB model runs on a quad-core 1.5GHz Intel Z3775D processor, comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD graphics. They also support WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as mini HDMI out, microUSB OTG, microSD cards and pack in a monster 11,000mAh battery. Via tablet-news

Wacom be gone! Astropad turns your iPad into a pro graphics tablet for free

February 20, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet with No Comments.

Two ex-Apple engineers have created Astropad, an app that syncs your iPad with a Mac and lets the iPad operate as a professional graphics tablet. To be used with a stylus, Astropad uses the company's Liquid technology that was developed to offer excellent colour-corrected output and 60fps responsiveness that is more than twice as fast as AirPlay. The free app works with any Mac program and works both wired and over WiFi. Via astropad

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

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