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In case you haven't noticed, wireless carriers are fighting each other tooth and nail, and they're fighting over you. Yes, you! That's especially true of Sprint and T-Mobile, two companies that nearly merged with one another a few months ago, and are now bitter rivals, each trying to steal subscribers away from the other (along with Verizon and AT&T). As a result, there have been a lot of new pricing plans and promotions, the latest of which has Sprint combining its "iPhone for Life" and "iPad for Life" plans into a single lease option.Taking advantage of the new deal, you can snag an iPhone... Read more...
Take everything you know and expect from an Android tablet, crumple it into a ball, and throw it away. Done? Good -- none of what you just purged from your brain will do you any good when looking at the Venue 8 7000 from Dell. It's not heavily modified and tied to an online shopping experience like Amazon's Fire tablets, nor does it take a barebones approach like the defunct Nexus 7 from Google. The Venue 8 7000 doesn't even flex an ARM processor. So now that you know what Dell's latest Android tablet doesn't have, let's spend a few moments talking about exactly what it is. For one, it's the... Read more...
If you were one of the more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl last night, you no doubt noticed blue Microsoft Surface Pro tablets all over the place. As we covered during the preseason, Microsoft's joined forces with the NFL for five seasons to get Surface Pros into the hands of team coaches and other personnel, for a total of 25 units per team. Ultimately, this is designed to help make sideline strategies a bit easier to manage, and so far it seems to be a well-received addition to the game. Well, what better time than now to have a sale? Whether you're a Patriots fan still sitting... Read more...
We've been talking about Microsoft's important Windows 10 event since late November, and finally, it goes down tomorrow. Because Rumorville never sleeps, we have a few last-minute hints at what might go down tomorrow. The most interesting rumor involves a "phone-laptop hybrid", one that gave me the immediate thought of someone holding a 13-inch notebook to their ear. Two scenarios are more likely, though. One would be to bundle an LTE chip inside of the notebook that would allow people to place calls through the device (either using speaker phone or a headset), while another would be a clone of... Read more...
The late Steve Jobs once said in regards to tablets that "if you see a stylus, they blew it," plain and simple as that. He also raged against large size smartphone models and smaller size slates, yet his successor, Tim Cook, has been more willing to embrace these things. This is why the iPhone 6 Plus is so much bigger than any of the models Jobs had a hand in designing (or approving), and why the 7.9-inch iPad mini exists. It's also why the rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" might also come with a stylus. While Jobs made it clear that a stylus has no place... Read more...
Nokia appears to have a winning product on its hands with its N1 tablet, a 7.9-inch slate that looks a lot like Apple's iPad mini slate. Turns out there are plenty of buyers for an iPad lookalike at a fraction of the price -- Nokia said it took all of four minutes and two second to sell out of its initial batch of 20,000 N1 tablets, with more than half a million additional buyers lined up. The Finnish firm that recently sold its handset business to Microsoft made its N1 sales announcement on Weibo, a Chinese social network. According to the post, another 566,438 potential N1 buyers are waiting... Read more...
Pepcom’s Digital Experience gives the media a chance to take a sneak peek at some of the coolest gadgets as CES kicks off, so we checked out the latest gear from HP, Patriot, and the like. This year we found ourselves dodging a number of drones, including Parrot’s Bebop, which hovered at about eye-level, taking in the show with its built-in camera.Parrot is touting its Skycontroller remote, which looks a bit like an oversized console remote at first glance. But plug your tablet or smartphone into the Skycontroller and you’re in for an entirely different experience. With the tablet as a display,... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, we teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA to put together one heck of an exciting giveaway!This time around we gave you all a chance to win a trio of awesome NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets, along with a companion SHIELD Wireless Controller and Cover. And we’re talking 32GB LTE SHIELD Tablets here, locked and loaded with the freshly released Android Lollipop update and access to NVIDIA’s GRID game streaming service! Three Identical Prize Packages Were Up For Grabs!32GB LTE/Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet + Wireless Controller + Cover Well, we've finally been through all of the... Read more...
Google created Android as an open platform with the intent that software developers and hardware manufacturers would create new, useful, and innovative things for the platform. Since Android was introduced, we’ve seen a number of interesting devices from cameras to HDMI dongles that utilize the OS. But tablets and smartphones remain the key focus for most manufacturers. Most Android tablets are cookie-cutter slates. The major differences from one model to the next are generally a combination of software features and variations in key hardware specifications such as the... Read more...
Tablets existed long before Apple came out with the iPad five years ago, though the Cupertino company certainly deserves credit for advancing the category and creating demand that didn't really exist prior to its release. And it's been a good run for Apple, which has dominated the tablet market ever since, but has the market for these devices run its course? We don't know the answer to that question yet, though there are indications that should worry Apple. One of them is ABI Research's forecast that iPad sales will tally 68 million units in 2014, down from 74 million units in 2014.... Read more...
By the numbers, tablet growth is slowing way down these days. That being the case, expect to see companies take chances on new and unique designs in hopes of spurring interest among consumers who are reluctant to upgrade from whichever current model is serving them. That includes Sony, which is reportedly gearing up for an extra large-size tablet launch in the first half of next year.Citing "sources from the related supply chain," news and rumor site Digitimes claims that Sony is working on a 12.9-inch tablet with a 3840x2400 resolution display. That's 4K Ultra HD territory, and to power all those... Read more...
Considering the fact that NVIDIA produces just a couple of its own mobile devices, it was pretty surprising last month when the company said that it'd be one of the first to roll-out the Android 'Lollipop' update to a tablet - the SHIELD Tablet, to be exact. And so it did, right on schedule. Marco gave us a run-down on the update right before its official release, and considered that while some performance degradation could be seen, the update overall was well worth it, and made the market's best 8-inch Android tablet even better. That's a statement I wholeheartedly agree with, although I'd extend... Read more...
Xiaomi has a success story most companies can only dream of. Despite having been founded only in 2010, the company is already a major player in the mobile market, with the likes of Samsung finding that out the hard way. One of the reasons Xiaomi has proven so successful is that it's delivered great hardware at great prices, and while that's an equally great thing for consumers, it's taken a bit of a toll - we reported just last week that the company is currently operating on a 1.8% profit margin. Despite all that, the future of the company looks very, very bright, especially after word that... Read more...
It’s that time again, folks! To usher in the holiday season, we have teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA to put together one heck of an exciting giveaway!This month, we're giving you all a chance to win a trio of awesome NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets, along with a companion SHIELD Wireless Controller and Cover. And we’re talking 32GB LTE SHIELD Tablets here, locked and loaded with the freshly released Android Lollipop update and access to NVIDIA’s GRID game streaming service! Three Identical Prize Packages Are Up For Grabs!32GB LTE/Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet + Wireless Controller + Cover For a chance to win,... Read more...
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