It’s been a long time coming, making the rumor rounds ever since October 2013, and at last, it appears a Surface model with 4G LTE speeds is all set to break cover. As expected, Microsoft has chosen the second-generation Windows RT-running tablet, as equipping the Pro 2 with an LTE modem wouldn’t have made much financial sense.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time we know nothing for sure vis-à-vis Google’s Nexus plans, so we voice our wildest fantasies, fueled by questionable reports and “word from the inside”.
Instead of making a big fuss about its newest Android tablet, plainly dubbed the HP 8 (model number 1401), Hewlett-Packard has simply started selling the thing via hp.com, at a seemingly reasonable $169.99.
Just because Asus has been paying more attention of late to smartphones and phone/tablet hybrids, it doesn’t mean their once praised Transformer Pad line of tab-cum-laptops is completely forgotten.
Like clockwork, Samsung’s biggest, baddest, proudest, most productive tablet ever has debuted at Verizon. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 joins the LG G Pad 8.3, bolstering Big Red’s increasingly generous 4G LTE-enabled device lineup.
Great news, Sprint customers, your carrier hasn’t only been expeditious with Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Galaxy S4/Note 3 duo, but it also plans to give the royal treatment to multiple other Samsung devices in the near future.
Guess Samsung wasn’t kidding when it announced a future greater emphasis on high-end tablets, as the Galaxy Tab Pros and Note Pro have barely seen daylight and some sort of spin-off is already in the works.
Of the four high-end Android tablets unveiled back at January’s CES, Samsung commercially launched three already. In Wi-Fi-restricted flavors, that is, as 4G LTE availability looks problematic.
Protective cases and gear for tablets are about as ubiquitous as Bluetooth audio devices and external battery packs. While you, technically, can’t go wrong with any decent one, it takes something a bit more to stand out and turn heads.
Asus has been fairly erratic of late in its quest to somehow make PadFone mongrels popular all of a sudden in the mainstream global mobile market, enriching the family with an E mid-range model, Mini diminutive variant and US-destined X version. Also, an Infinity Lite that everyone ignored.
We’ve known for a while Verizon-branded 4G LTE-enabled versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG’s G Pad 8.3 are in the works, and we may have just found out when they’ll debut. Assuming the internal Big Red document Android Police dug up is legit, the two tabs will roll out on March 6, i.e. next Thursday.
Not bothered in any way by how everyone anticipated this year’s Mobile World Congress to be Samsung and Sony’s show, Alcatel keeps on trickling out budget-friendly Android devices during major tech expos, hoping they’ll score some exposure and bolster their still frail reputation.