As one of the device manufacturers that laid the groundwork for the unexpected mainstream rise of Chromebooks, it must pain Samsung to see rivals like Asus, Lenovo, HP and Acer do better business in the growing PC market sector.
Just the other day, we were talking about AT&T crossing swords with Sprint for Galaxy Tab S availability, while Verizon and T-Mobile appeared to stand idly by, relying on their existing portfolios of 4G LTE-enabled slates.
Amazon has introduced upgraded Kindle tablets, including a beefed up Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, as well as the Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with top-of-the-line specifications, offering users a top-notch performance. The Kindle Fire HD also features improvements at an exceptional price.
After emphatically throwing its hat in the 7-inch low-cost, low-end Windows 8.1 tablet ring with the $119 Encore Mini, Toshiba seems prepared to up the ante soon enough, chasing higher-end, higher-stakes pieces of the slate market.
AT&T sure jumped the gun back in June, boasting about being “among the first US carriers” to score 4G LTE-enabled flavors of Samsung’s top-notch Galaxy Tab S slates, and getting our hopes up for nothing.
That Lenovo would look to bring forth a spin-off of the 8-inch Miix 2 tablet nearly one year after the second-gen’s release is hardly surprising. But why roll the Miix 3 out with little to no fanfare in China mere weeks on the heels of IFA 2014? And why downgrade the predecessor’s hardware?
It’s the ultimate on-the-go gaming machine. No, it’s an all-purpose top-of-the-line Android tablet. Actually, it’s both. An exquisite device for mobile gaming, but equally as impressive when used to browse the web, listen to music, play movies and video clips and even take handwritten notes and create works of art.
Did we or did we not “warn” you a spin-off of the dirt-cheap HP 7 Plus Android tablet was coming? We certainly did, although we never suspected several follow-ups were in the works. But as it turns out, the 3G-enabled 7 Plus G2 sighted at the FCC isn’t going to fly solo into the sunset, with a Wi-Fi-only 7 G2 also looming large on the horizon.
Every day is a holiday for Amazon, you should know that by now, so even if back to school promotions are mostly behind us and Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals considerably down the road, you can still get sizzling hot computing gear on the cheap.
Admit it, when Toshiba showcased an Encore 7 tablet prototype at Computex that was supposed to ultimately go on sale for $150, you were skeptical. And who can blame you? After all, seeing Android gear cater to the needs of the tightfisted is routine, but catching sight of similarly priced Windows-based slates is an entirely different kettle of fish.
We’ve heard quite a lot about the next iteration of Windows in the past few weeks, codenamed Threshold. Rumors suggested that Microsoft will hold an event this month, and it turns out to be correct. The software giant has scheduled an event on September 30th in San Francisco. While the invite doesn’t say if it will be Windows 9, it simply mentions, “Join us to hear more about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.”
While all eyes were pointed squarely at Apple’s glamorous iPhone 6/6 Plus/Watch announcements last week, Dell was using the much lower-profile Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco as an inconspicuous launch ramp for a couple of very exciting Android tablets.