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Archos Announces the Child Pad 7” ICS Kid-Friendly Tablet

on Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Children always want to have things like their parents have, and I’ll admit that my daughter had her first (hand-me-down) PDA when she was five.  Before that age, I wouldn’t have been comfortable even letting her play with my devices because very young children can have trouble understanding the need for being very careful withRead More…

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Why I Love My Android Tablet – Widgets

on Friday, March 2nd, 2012

How do you use your Android tablet? How are your screens set out? Is it just a bunch of apps ? This article is supposed to be in the vein of my Thinkpad Tablet review, a “how it works for me” rather than any sort of technical discussion. ( And you’ll note that I haven’tRead More…

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Oregon Scientific MEEP! Tablet – Meep Meep!

on Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Released at the American International Toy Fair, Oregon Scientific displayed the MEEP! Android Tablet.  Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, the tablet will be available with a number of optional accessories, such as musical instruments, to amuse and educate the children. Ruggedised to take the knocks of everyday play, the tablet has aRead More…

'Bottom' edge with speakers. Samsung Epic shown for comparison- it is actually a tad thicker!

Toshiba Thrive AT105-T1032 10.1″ Android Tablet Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, January 16th, 2012

We had a good Christmas season at our house this year, electronics wise! A combination of events from price drops and clearances to unexpected cash meant that my wife and I both ended up with a tablet. She got a white 16GB iPad2, and I got a 32GB Toshiba Thrive AT105 10″ tablet. (I am notRead More…


SWIFT7 and SWIFT10 Android Tablets from Chinon

on Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Chinon has introduced two new Android tablets.  The SWIFT7 (left) has a Cortex-A8 Core 1.2GHz processor with 512MB DDR3 processing memory, 4GB of storage space, and a 7.0 inch 800×600 LCD (4:3 ratio) with a capacitive touchscreen.  The SWIFT10 (right) has a Cortex-A8 Core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB DDR3 processing memory, 8GB of internal storage,Read More…


YINLIPS Android Game Console and WiFi Tablet

on Monday, December 12th, 2011

This YINLIPS Android Game Console and WiFi Tablet from ishareGifts packs a lot of functionality in a small package.  It emulates NES, SNES, GB/GBC/GBA, Mega Drive, MAME, N64, PSX, Flash 10.X games.  It also functions as an Android 2.2 tablet with which you can surf, listen to music, watch videos, use apps, read ebooks, andRead More…


Coby Introduces New Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” Tablets

on Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Coby has announced an upcoming line of Android Internet tablets that will be among the first to feature the Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS.  They’ll be introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2012.  There will be a 7″, 8″, 9″, 9.7″, and 10″ model, and all will have theRead More…

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Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Review

on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

“The pen is mightier than the finger” -Ian 2011 (Apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton) Let me start this article by saying that if you’re looking for a technical review of the new Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet then this is not the article for you. There’s quite a few speed and feed reviews out there, but what I want toRead More…


Akash Android Tablet – Enabling India for $38

on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Indian Government and Canadian company Datawind have just released the Akash, a 7″ Android based Tablet. The Indian government has contracted to buy some 8 to 10 million of the devices by March 2012 and will initially be giving the devices away to students for free and when available commercially will sell for aroundRead More…


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0….PLUS

on Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Samsung has announced their successor to their Galaxy Tab 7.0 imaginatively named….. Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. With  1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 7″ WSVGA (1024 x 600) PLS display , 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory, microSD slot (up to 32GB), 3-megapixel auto focus rear camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (with TouchWiz), andRead More…


New 7″ Android Thrive Tablet from Toshiba

on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Toshiba has announced the new 7″ entry into their Thrive tablet family.  The Thrive 7″ tablet has an AutoBrite LED-backlit multi-touch display with 1280X800 resolution.  It’s powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™2 Dual Core Mobile Processor, and it will run Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).  You can see the dimensions on the above photo;  the Thrive 7″ weighs less thanRead More…

Bring Art to Your Photography with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Everybody has read about the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We know that it runs the latest version of Android, so it will have access to the world of Android applications. We know we can connect to the world via cellular systems, WiFi, and Bluetooth – and navigate the world with GPS.Read More…


23″ Android Megapad – it’s HUGE!

on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Martin Drashkov  has taken it on himself to hack himself a 23″ Android Tablet  Costing him around $600 with off the shelf components “devices like this will make simultaneous use by two users a practicality and will let users more fully immerse themselves in apps and games ” Won’t fit in your pocket or gadget bag though and Swypes gonnaRead More…


PowerDVD Mobile v3.0 – Total Entertainment for Android Tablets

on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

With PowerDVD Mobile v3.0 on your Android tablet (running Android 3.0 and above) and PowerDVD on your Windows PC, you can seamlessly connect and easily share, play and download media.  You can access your PC’s multimedia content from the tablet or stream content from the PC to the tablet.  Use your tablet to playback your favoriteRead More…


Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet available for pre-order

on Friday, August 26th, 2011

The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is now up and available to “Buy Now”  on the Lenovo online store. Models available are 16GB, WiFi-only for $499 and  $569 (32GB) and $669 (64GB). Preorder now with delivery of these 10.1″ Multitouch Display (1280×800) , NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablets expected to start on 29th August. Preorder from Lenovo *Edit: Some confusion aroundRead More…


Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet – The Cure for Business?

on Friday, August 12th, 2011

Is the corporate world ready for Android ? Is Android ready for the corporate world? Lenovo seems to want us to think so. Due for release on August 23, the new Thinkpad Tablet is being pitched firmly at the corporate market. This 10.1″ WXGA , IPS, Gorilla Glass unit comes with Android 3.1, 64GB storage,Read More…


Vizio 8″ Android Tablet Bundle is Available for Pre-Order

on Monday, July 4th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

The new 8″ Android tablet from Vizio is now available for pre-order.  The VTAB1008-1 tablet will have the V.I.A. Plus interface on the Android 2.3 platform.  It has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a built-in GPS.  It has the usual tablet features:  capacitive multi-touch touchscreen (1024X768), front-facing camera for video chatting, accelerometer, and 10-hour battery life.Read More…


Panasonic Announces Rugged Toughbook Android Tablet for Business

on Friday, June 17th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Panasonic has a line of rugged Toughbook computers designed for business use, and they have announced they are adding an Android tablet to the line. The enterprise-grade tablet will be introduced in the fourth quarter of this year.  In addition to it’s rugged build, it will have a bright, daylight-viewable screen.  An active stylus willRead More…


Barnes & Noble Announces Apps for the Nookcolor

on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Barnes & Noble has announced the addition of apps, games, and music for their Android-based Nookcolor.  It will come pre-loaded with Pandora radio, Quickoffice, and games like Sudoku, puzzles, and chess.  You’ll be able to shop for other apps – like Angry Birds, Lonely Planet, apps to keep you organized, apps for kids, and moreRead More…


Samsung Announces the GALAXY Tab 10.1

on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Samsung has announced their newest Android tablet, the GALAXY Tab 10.1.  The Tab 10.1 will have a 1280 X 800 10.1″ display and a 1GHz Dual Core processor running the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform.  There’s a rear camera (8MP) and a front-facing camera (2MP) for video chatting.  You’ll have 4G and WiFi connectivity.  You canRead More…


Maylong 7″ M-150 WiFi Middie Universe Tablet Powered by Android

on Monday, November 1st, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

Seems like everybody is selling little tablets now – even Walgreens is stocking them in their online store (not sold in brick & mortar stores).  The Maylong 7″ M-150 tablet has an ARM9 (VM8505+) cpu with 256MB DDR memory and an SD/MMC slot for adding additional storage.  It runs Google’s Android OS (but doesn’t specifyRead More…


Tablets Replacing Laptops?

By: Jeff Hollaway
on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

A while ago, Steve Jobs said when introducing the iPad, “The transformation of the PC to new form factors like the tablet is going to make some people uneasy because the PC has taken us a long ways”. True, the PC has taken us a long way and yes, the tablets are the latest hotRead More…


Borders to be Offering the Android-based Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet from Velocity Micro

on Friday, August 27th, 2010

Borders is expanding their ebook reader offerings again.  They’ll soon have two Android-based devices from Velocity Micro.  They are the Cruz  Reader (left) and the Cruz Tablet (right).  Both come pre-loaded with the Borders ebook reader app, both have 7″ TFT full-color displays and Android operating systems, allow web surfing, listening to music, and watching video.  Both have accelerometers,Read More…