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Toshiba’s Excite Tablet, Seen in IFA Booth

Written on September 01, 2011 by Lulu

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Toshiba's much more improved tablet called Excite was seen at the IFA show.

Toshiba’s much improved tablet, Excite, made an appearance at the IFA show ahead of time. Even though staffs were closely watching it, the said Android slate was clearly seen at the Toshiba booth before the expo started.

Excite appears to use mostly a stock version of Android 3, and has the mini HDMI, microSD and microUSB support that was leaked out previously. Other details said that it is one of the few Android 3 tablets outside of the HTC Jetstream to use something other than a Tegra 2 chip — if these details are accurate. Toshiba might use a dual-core, 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 chip that could make it one of the fastest tablets in the field. Front and rear cameras are known, but support for 3G or 4G isn’t.

The Excite promises to reverse an additional error Toshiba made with the Thrive and should ship much closer to its unveiling date, most likely within a few weeks.

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ASUS Rolls Out Eee Pad Slider’s Official Page

Written on August 15, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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ASUS reveals full Eee Pad Slider specs through its newly launched page.

Without any noticeable actions, ASUS finally kicked off an official page wherein people could take a look at the confirmed specifications for the Eee Pad Slider device. The tablet will still be sporting Tegra 2 processors, with 1GB RAM and a 16GB or 32GB storage like the Transformer. However, since the device features a built-in keyboard, the Eee Pad Slider will be much heavier — measuring 2.12 pounds and 0.68 inches deep.

Moreover, the manufacturer announced that they will be upgrading the tablet from Android 3.1 into Android 3.2.

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider also comes with plenty of ports, such as a USB, a mini HDMI, a headphone jack and a microSD slot. The 10.1-inch tablet takes pride in having a 1280×800 display resolution with great camera features similar to Transformer. It brings a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash.

This unique tablet from ASUS is slated to hit the market sometime in September 2011. Its 16GB version is expected to be retailed for $400, while the 32GB model gets a $550 price tag.

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ACER Iconia Tab A100, to Hit U.S Market in August

Written on July 29, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Seven-inch Android 3.2 Iconia Tab, set to be released in August for $300.

Sources close to the retailer unveiled that ACER Iconia Tab A100 will launch in the U.S earlier than expected.

The tablet is said to hit the market sometime in August with a retail price that is much cheaper than its predecessor. With a cost of only $300 compared to the $450 10-inch A500, this seven-inch tablet still features the same Android 3.2 system and Tegra 2 processor, but will be sporting a much smaller screen and memory storage of 8GB and 512MB RAM.

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ASUS, Doubling Their Tablet Shippings Before the Year Ends

Written on July 16, 2011 by Lulu

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ASUS is stepping out to be one of the largest tablet shipping company, as it doubles its shipping in early 2011.

ASUS’ shipping of Android tabletS might double before the year ends, causing the company to be one of the largest shipping company in the field of tablets. Once the company hits the chronic shortages, the shipments of its Android tablets like the Eee Pad Transformer will reach 1.2 million to 1.5 million in the summer — and could increase more in the coming fall.

Orders increased to as many as 4 to 4.5 million tablets in the first half of this year. This surprises even ASUS itself because the company just set a target shipping of 2 million tablets for the entire year. The 51.7 percent surge in the revenue of Pegatron, ASUS’ manufacturing partner, might be a direct attribute to the company’s increasing tablet sales.

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Video: Toshiba Thrive Unboxing

Written on July 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet gets an un-boxing on a silent video.

The Toshiba Thrive, which is due to launch on July 10, had been given an early unwrapping in a silent video. The device seems to be a bit thicker than its competitor. However, part of the reason why its thicker than others is that it holds a compartment for a replaceable battery which other tablets lack.

The device also retains all the standard Honeycomb tablet trimmings, aside from its replaceable battery. These include a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The Toshiba Thrive also has a HDMI and USB ports, and a micro SD slot.

Toshiba Thrive is available in a 16GB model retailing for $480 and 32GB model that is selling for $580. An 8GB version is also available, but in smaller quantities, for $430.

See the video after the cut.

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Sony Releases a Second Teaser Video for S1 and S2 Tablets

Written on July 06, 2011 by Lulu

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Two weeks after Sony released their first 'Two will' video, the "Going Smoothly" flick for S1 and S2 is out.

After releasing the first video dubbed “First Impression” two weeks ago, Sony released the second in its series of ‘Two Will’ five teaser videos for their upcoming Android-powered tablets.

The new video is called “Going Smoothly,” and it features the two tablets communicating through a native e-mail app. The S1 tablet have a 9.4-inch touchscreen and Tegra 2 processor, while the S2 features a folding design and two 5.5 inch screens — which goes along virtual PlayStation buttons. Both tablets will have access to Sony’s Qriocity and video service and support DLNA media streaming.

When the fifth and the final video is released, the tablets might be ready for launch. Based on the gap between the first two videos, it is predicted that the tablets will be release in mid-August.

Check the second teaser video of S1 and S2 after the break.

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Five Reasons to Choose Motorola Xoom Over Apple’s iPad 2

Written on July 06, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Which is better: Motorola Xoom or iPad 2?

There are probably a lot of tablets that were released recently. One of these is the Motorola Xoom, which is usually compared to its rival — Apple’s iPad 2. The Xoom has added some advanced features that are not present in its previous versions, and perhaps these specs are considered strong enough to keep up with Apple’s tablet.

Listed after the jump are the top five reasons why you should choose Motorola Xoom over Apple’s iPad 2.

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Sony Officially Reveals Honeycomb Tablets

Written on April 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony unveils the Honeycomb-powered S1 and dual-screened S2 tablet. The devices are touted to make a debut this fall.

Tokyo is the place to be right now, as Sony officially unveils its tablets — the S1 and S2. The devices both possess the vigorous power of Google Android Honeycomb, and are slated for a Fall release.

The 9.4-inch S1 media tablet is equipped with Tegra 2, a rear and front viewing camera, and a customized “Quick and Smooth” touch panel interface. The device also has an integrated infrared, allowing users to remote control other Sony devices.

The S2, on the other hand, has an interesting twist. It is a dual-screen, possessing a pair of 5.5-inch 1024x480p displays. The device is also equipped with Tegra 2 chip and a camera.

Check out the demo video after the jump!

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb Landing this July?

Written on April 25, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Honeycomb-enriched Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet comes with Tegra 2, plus optional stylus and keyboard booklet.

Looks like T-Mobile and Motorola won’t be the only one having a Honeycomb-powered tablet, at least until July. Apparently, a PowerPoint presentation was leaked this past weekend unveiling the company’s latest contraption — the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. And it’s all got the juicy power of Honeycomb and NVIDIA Tegra 2. Plus, it’s got a couple more surprises under its sleeve.

The tablet is slated for a July release with a price tag of $499.

More details after the jump.

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T-Mobile G-Slate Tablet Review: Great Features, But…

Written on April 24, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With a widescreen display, Google Android's Honeycomb, and a 3D-camera, does the T-Mobile G-Slate have what it takes to dominate the tablet market? Not really.

From the makers of the G2x smartphone, your friendly neighborhood T-Mobile, comes its latest tablet out in the market, the T-Mobile G-Slate. Powered by the sweet-succulent juice of Android Honeycomb, a unique widescreen display, a 4G network, plus a 3D camera, the G-Slate has the makings of becoming the legendary iPad 2 killer. Unfortunately, despite all these savvy features, it’s the tablet’s very advantage that spells its downfall.

The T-Mobile G-Slate has a smooth and satisfying touch with a thickness of 0.49 inch plus a matte finish at the back. It provides a nice comforting grip where you don’t have to worry that it will slip from the palm of your hand. It’s screen is 8.9-inch big, a humble size compared to the iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom tablets. But it’s unique widescreen display somehow gives that unique appeal.

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