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MetroPCS offering entry-level Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Alcatel onetouch

If you’re a MetroPCS customer and in the market for a new, cheap tablet, there’s a pretty good deal available available for you right now.

The prepaid carrier (through T-Mobile) is offering the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax) on a pretty inexpensive data plan. For $10/month, you can get unlimited data, which siphons off 1GB  of data to the Pop 7 tablet. If you add the device to an existing plan, you’ll get a $5 monthly discount off your bill. Here are the rates for current subscribers, straight from MetroPCS/T-Mobile’s press release..

  • $10 / month: Unlimited data with first 1GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $20 / month: Unlimited data with first 3GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $30 / month: Unlimited data with first 5GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds

The tablet itself isn’t much in itself — a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch display, 8.9 mm thin, Wi-Fi/4G/Bluetooth and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean — but it still isn’t a bad deal for prepaid customers looking to expand their tech arsenal.

Hit the break for the link to the press release.

Source: MetroPCS/T-Mobile

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Sony reportedly launching 12-inch tablet in 2015

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Sony_Logo_01_TA_CES_2014According to sources to DigiTimes, Sony will be launching a 12-inch tablet in quarter 1 of next year. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The sources say that Sony’s tablet will be high-end and come with a stylus. 

Large-screen tablets are all the rage these days, with Samsung releasing its 10.1-inch Pro series earlier this year, and Microsoft releasing its Surface Pro 3.

Source: DigiTimes

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Onda v891w nice-price Intel quad-core Windows tablet

Posted by Tom October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Onda has announced the V891w 8.9-inch Windows tablet, which runs on an Intel quad-core processor and costs $130.

The tablet has a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display and runs on a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F CPU.

It comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage (with microSD expansion option), as well as support for WiFi, WiDi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB and Intel HD Graphics Gen7 GPU.

Via tablet-news

Kindle Fire HDX 7″ bundled with Fire Phone, only from AT&T

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Amazon has just announced a new deal that will make you buy the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet finally. The new tablet is now available in AT&T stores and online for only $49.99 starting today, October 24. The affordable price is offered ONLY when you buy it with the Amazon Fire phone.

This is a limited offer so don’t waste your time. t’s already a good deal to get both the Kindle Fire and the Amazon Fire phone. If you don’t want the phone, you can just get the 32GB variant of the Kindle Fire HDX 7” for $99.99 with a 2-year contract or at $10/month without any downpayment and no annual service contract. Be willing to pay $199.99 if you want to purchase the tablet outright without any contract.

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is an Android tablet that can be a great tool for entertainment, education, and some relaxation. Play games, surf the web, chat with friends, check you social media networks, and watch TVs shows and movies right on the Kindle Fire. The Fire Phone, also powered by Android, comes with one year of Prime so you can access media content for free. You can also enjoy Prime Music or read books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Kindle Fire HDX tablet features X-Ray, a special function that lets you search for key phrases and characters while reading an e-book, movie trivia while watching, or lyrics to a song while listening to music. The tablet’s Dolby Digital Plus audio system allows high-quality surrond sound and optimized audio profile.

Specs of the tablet include a high resolution display for vivid images, 2GB RAM, and 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor for faster app launches and multi-tasking. The Kindle tablet is based on Android but it runs Fire OS 3.X Mojito user interface for easier navigation. You can easily connect to the Amazon Appstore and the cloud services.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 - 32 GB - Black

The Amazon Fire HDX tablet is ideal for children because of the FreeTime feature. With this feature, parents can create profiles for their kids and set what apps, games, videos, or books they can access. They can set limits as to what the kids can access on the tablet.

You can purchase the Amazon Fire HDX 7-inch with Fire Phone from AT&T.


New Android and Windows 8 8.9-inch Colorfly tablets

Posted by Tom October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Colorfly has announced three new 8.9-inch tablets – two running Windows 8 and one with Android KitKat 4.4.

The three full HD tablets all run on an Intel Bay Trail Z3735F processor and come with 2GB of RAM.

The differences lie in OS and connectivity. The two Windows tablets come in 4G LTE (i898W 4G) and 3G options (i898W 3G).

The Android tablet is 3G only and goes by the name of i898A 3G.

They’re due out in November, when we’ll deliver the full specs.


Via tablet-news

Barnes & Noble and Samsung release new Nook tablet

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

If you like co-branded tablets and ebook reading gadgets, then you have another great news from Samsung and Barnes & Noble. Just a few months after they released the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, they’re now selling a bigger version of it: the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1. But along with it, they also announced that the new tablet comes with a new Nook software and that this will also be pushed on the 7-inch gadgets as well.

The 10-inch Nook tablet has the same specs as the new Galaxy Tab 4 line that has been released by Samsung in the last few months. It has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 display and runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The tablet has a 1.5 GB RAM and an internal memory of 16GB, but you can expand it up to 64GB through a microSD slot. The main camera has a 3 megapixel resolution while the front-facing one has just 1.3 megapixels. You wouldn’t really use a 10-inch tablet as a camera anyways (we hope not) so those low specs are understandable.


In terms of the software, the new updated Nook software will sport a better UI and claims to give the users a better book shopping experience. The navigation has also been improved, as it will make it easier for you to jump from one content to another, as well as through the library and the e-book you’re currently reading. It also now supports both portrait and landscape orientation, as any ebook reader (and tablet) should definitely do. The new software comes built-in with the Nook tablet, while the older 7-inch ones will receive it as a firmware update by November.

The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 is already on sale through both online and the brick and mortar shops of Barnes & Noble. You can get it at an “introductory price” of $299.99, although there’s no indication yet up to when this special offer will last and what will be the regular price of the Nook tablet.

VIA: SlashGear

Amazon accepting pre-orders for HTC accessories for Nexus 9

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

If you’re already dreaming of awesome accessories for your future Nexus 9 tablet, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. The Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover from HTC created for the new tablet has been shown on the Google Play website but is not available for pre-order yet. But now thanks to Amazon, you’ll be able to closely anticipate having these accessories as they are accepting pre-orders already, with shipping expected early next month.

The Keyboard Folio serves as a case, a two-angle stand and an external keyboard as well for the Nexus 9. It attaches to the back of the tablet through a magnet and can be used as a keyboard through Bluetooth connectivity, with reportedly up to 5 months of battery life. But if you don’t feel like you don’t need a physical keyboard to use with the tablet but you still want to protect a device as precious as your upcoming Nexus 9, then you can settle with the Magic Cover, also from HTC.


It is also a magnetic cover that can protect either the front or the back of the tablet, depending on how you’re using it or storing it at the moment. It has a hinge cover so it can remain attached even without any fixed attachment or mechanical part. It is origami-inspired in terms of design and can be used as a stand as well with two different angles to use. Aside from the fact that it wakes the tablet up when flipped open, it can also open your camera when you open the flap covering it. It is available in four colors – Black, Lime stone, Coral Amethyst and Mint Indigo.


The Magic Cover is priced at $39.99 while the Keyboard Folio is of course, a lot more expensive at $129.99. It is the same price both in the Google Play Store and in Amazon, but there is no news yet as to when it will be available for pre-order. Ordered accessories are expected to ship out by November 3, just in time for when you can purchase your new Nexus 9.

NVIDIA Shield tablet software update 1.2.1 now available

Posted by wicked October - 21 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

NVIDIA is good about keeping its Android-powered tablet, the Shield, updated and performing well. This tablet is squarely aimed at gamers and is most notable for having a fancy controller accessory to control the games. NVIDIA has announced a new software update is now available for the tablet.

The new update brings the tablet to software version 1.2.1 and adds several new enhancements and bug fixes. The update improves WiFi performance on the 5GHz band. Better WiFi performance is something that we all want.

NVIDIA also added in performance optimizations for encrypted devices. The big fix in this update is a remedy for an intermittent charging issue that some users have encountered. The new update landed yesterday.

The last update came on September 30 and brought the device to software version 1.2. It added a lot of new features including improved touch performance and lots more. The new update can be downloaded by going to settings, about Shield, system updates.


Cheap E-Fun Nextbook 2-in-1 Windows tablet with POGO keyboard

Posted by Tom October - 21 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The new Windows Nextbook tablet/notebook from E-Fun is looks to be a pretty affordable 2-in-1 options to consider.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch IPS display and attached to a foldable POGO keyboard for upright use.

It runs Windows 8.1 on a quad-core Intel Atom processor and comes with 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB.

It’ll be out in November for the worth-a-look price of $179.

Via geeky-gadgets

Massive Nabi Big Tab HD tablet – the verdict

Posted by Tom October - 21 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

A while back we reported on the huge 20-inch Nabi Android tablet for children.

Over at SlashGear they’ve got hold of one to review, so how does this curiosity hold up?

In the review, the verdict seems to be the big, heavy tablet isn’t for portability.

The 1600 x 900 screen comes across as ok for kids but not knock-out in comparison to other tablets, but the viewing angle gets the thumbs up.

Despite some bugs, the Nvidia Tegra 4 processor holds up well and overall it’s slated as an interesting alternative to pocket-sized slates.

Via slashgear