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Acer rehashes Iconia One 8 and Tab 10 with a greater emphasis on youngsters

While many of you US-located power Android users probably never knew Iconia One 8s and Tab 10s even existed, Acer worked diligently behind the scenes on sequels to the low-cost slates available via Amazon.

Sit tight, Android gamers, 5.1 for Nvidia Shield Tablet and Portable are both nigh

Even though the newest iteration of Android is a couple of weeks old already, which should have given Google plenty of time to update the entire Nexus roster, you can still count the 5.1-powered devices on the fingers of one hand.

HP upgrades Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 convertibles, keeps prices low

Finding a premium-looking, versatile, powerful and relatively inexpensive Windows 8.1 laptop/tablet hybrid is certainly no easy feat, but HP’s new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 rosters appear to be ticking all the essential boxes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0/9.7 go up for US pre-orders ahead of May 1 launch

Internationally unveiled a few weeks back, Samsung’s newest mid-range tablet recruits are now officially headed stateside as well. And in case last year’s Galaxy Tab 4 trio didn’t make it clear enough, the Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 do – it’s all about providing low-cost choice for prospective iPad Air/Mini buyers.

Deal of the day: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 at $105 in RadioShack stores

It’s raining lucrative gadget promotions this beginning of the week, and in case you’re made of steel and able to resist both the Fire HD 7 deal at Amazon and Best Buy and BlackBerry’s assortment of discounts, we have something even better for you.

Deal alert: Fire HD 7 tablet at $79 via Amazon and Best Buy

For a limited time, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is only $79, at least if you can make do with 8 GB internal storage and sponsored screensavers. Remember, there’s no microSD external space expansion possibility, and the OS easily occupies half of those scant 8 gigs.

Looking to discard an old tablet? Best Buy will shave $200 off a Surface Pro 3

Why go through the hassle of selling decrepit gear on eBay and risk getting stiffed by professional con artists disguised as honest buyers? Or worse still, give up on a 100 percent functional tab just because it’s a little old and clunky? That’s what trade-in programs are for, and the latest such upgrade scheme from Best Buy is unusually generous.

Panasonic’s newest 20-inch Toughpad is crazy sharp, crazy expensive

A brand-new Toughpad 20 shall go on sale in July for an “affordable” $2,999 and up.

Deal alert: LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 at $280 with Verizon or AT&T

The only Samsung slates brought out this beginning of the year are the textbook definition of affordable, mediocre gear. Plus, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 can’t be purchased stateside yet, not even in Wi-Fi-limited flavors. Meanwhile, it’s clearly just a matter of time until the high-end Galaxy Tab S 2 pair will break more »

Contradictory reports call for Surface Pro 4 launch in July or October

Surprised to see a non-Pro, third-generation Microsoft Surface debut on the heels of the Pro 3 instead of a much more logical Pro 4? Odds are a new high-end 2-in-1 laptop replacement is also coming by the end of the year, though the team behind the affordable Surface 3 responded to speculation with an ice-cold “no comment” on Reddit.

Asus MeMo Pad 7 LTE launches exclusively with AT&T on April 10

AT&T will sell a decidedly lackluster Asus: the LTE-capable MeMo Pad 7 with quad-core Intel Atom power, HD screen resolution and 1 GB RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders at Verizon come bundled with Gear S/GTab savings

Verizon sure picked an odd day to open pre-sales for hands down the most exciting Android smartphones around this beginning of the year, but April Fools’ is officially behind us now, and there’s no reason to fear pranks anymore. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are still up for grabs via the nation’s leading more »