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A market research firm forecasts media tablet shipments around the world will reach 145 million units in 2013. New players, a wider range of lower cost tablets to choose from, and increased interest from business sectors will help media tablets to "continue to take the market by storm," ABI Research says. "The rate of innovation is slowing... Read more...
While it's no doubt tough to make inroads in the tablet market these days, you won't catch Sony resting on its laurels. As the company strives to make something of a comeback in the mobile and computing sectors, it's going to lean heavily on the new Xperia Tablet Z to make some positive impressions. The new 10.1"... Read more...
The way Gartner sees it, we're all going to be living in single-PC homes in the not-too-distant future. Mom, pop, little Billy and his sister Janet won't have their own PCs anymore, and will instead share a single primary PC in the household for heavy lifting, and use a tablet for content consumption chores, like surfing the web and playing... Read more...
For years, notebook PCs have been the go-to device for mobile computing, but is this the dawn of a new era? Tablets are everywhere these days, they're dropping in price, and according to NPD DisplaySearch, they're going to fly off store shelves faster than notebooks in 2013. NPD DisplaySearch forecasts that tablet shipments will reach 240... Read more...
With CES getting underway, Lenovo treated us to some one-on-one time with one of its more unsual products: The Horizon Table PC. The 27-inch tablet is not only big enough to be used as a table, it is one. As we discussed earlier,device fits into (and becomes the centerpiece of) a special, high-tech table that runs Windows 8.   In... Read more...
If there's one company worth watching out for at any CES, it's Corsair. More often than not, the company unveils a slew of products that catch our attention for all the right reasons, and sometimes even cause us to want to rebuild our PCs using its latest collection of kit. Another stature from Corsair is the... Read more...
Of all the companies that we were certain would be producing tablets at CES 2013, RCA was most certainly not in that group. Nevertheless, that's one of the companies that is indeed introducing a tablet in Las Vegas this year, with the Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) breaking into the market. It's actually a pretty... Read more...
One of the essential features of any smartphone is the built-in camera, and the quality of photos a device outputs plays a role in our evaluation of these devices. For many, a quality camera is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in an increasingly social landscape, so is it any surprise that smartphone and tablet... Read more...
Samsung was on to something when it decided to bridge the gap between a smartphone and tablet. Hence the Galaxy Note was born, which has since passed the torch to the Galaxy Note II. Samsung's second generation phablet (phone + tablet = phablet) is selling pretty well, achieving a million sales in South Korea since launching in September,... Read more...
At $199, Google Nexus 7 is already making waves, but it looks like the popular tablet could be headed for even lower price points, if component makers in Asia are right. Digitimes is reporting that the next Nexus 7 may come in at the enticingly-low price of $150, and a $99 price tag isn’t out of the... Read more...
Mobile devices cater to a multitude of needs, but one of the most important and perhaps interesting is learning. Even in a country like the United States, where education and learning content isn't hard to come by, many parents have begun introducing their children to tablets. It's a way they can learn... Read more...
If looks could kill, the new 9.7-inch Titanium HD tablet from Archos would be lethal, at least based on the handful of pics we've seen. Even more impressive is the tablet's spec sheet, not the least of which includes a brilliant IPS panel with a 2048x1536 resolution, the same as Apple's 3rd and 4th generation iPad devices. Unlike the iPad,... Read more...
Facebook is planning some big changes for its fairly tame advertising format, according to Ad Age. Right now, many ads are static images and a little text by your newsfeed. By Q2 of next year, you’ll be seeing video ads popping up. The plan is to make video ad spots available to advertisers in the computer and mobile app versions of... Read more...
You can find some interesting things when browsing through filings on the US Patent & Trademark Office's website. One such patent that has intrigued is an airbag for mobile devices, such as your smartphone or tablet (though it could also be applied to any handheld gadget, like a digital camera or media player)... Read more...
AT&T is enjoying record sales of smartphones this quarter. As a result, the wireless carrier could exceed expectations for smartphone sales for the entire year. While speaking at an investor conference, Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T's mobility arm, said AT&T has already sold 6.4 million smartphones in the first two months of the... Read more...
Although HP's attempt at competing in the consumer tablet market with the HP TouchPad may have been short-lived, the company has continued to compete in the business segment of the market with products such as the ElitePad. In yet another effort to attract the business crowd, HP recently announced the new HP EliteBook... Read more...
While the ASUS name may be well-recognized by visitors of HotHardware, it's still a relative unknown in North America to those who don't eat tech for breakfast. This, despite the fact that the company really does produce some compelling products. Let's not forget that it was ASUS which spear-headed the entire netbook movement. ASUS has proven... Read more...
Archos introduced a new tablet designed with families in mind. Featuring a 13.3-inch display, the new FamilyPad is designed for the whole family to gather around (though large families may feel a bit crowded). The tablet's display features a 10x multitouch screen with a resolution of 1280x800. Archos is aiming to put "a digital twist on family... Read more...
Sprint will begin offering its first 4G LTE tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on November 11. The tablet will sell for $549.99. The Galaxy Tab 2 features Android 4.0 as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch touchscreen. You'll find a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera on the Galaxy Tab 2 as well as a front-facing VGA camera. Thanks... Read more...
It probably goes without saying that one of the most-sought after products this holiday season will be Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Since its release this past July, the Nexus 7 has become a bit of a de facto tablet for those looking to get in on the tablet craze for an accessible price, or those looking for an extra tablet to keep around the... Read more...
You know you have some interesting technology on your hands (well, fingers) when you manage to make Minority Report look outdated. Engineers at Autodesk Research are showing off a proof-of-concept Magic Finger, which is a tiny device that turns virtually any surface into a touch pad. The Finger uses a micro camera and an optical flow... Read more...
Don't particularly enjoy some of the design decisions Microsoft has made with Windows 8? You're in good company - even Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds things to complain about, especially with regards to multi-monitor usage. One of the more common complaints about Windows 8 made by the general public is... Read more...
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