Mobile gaming enthusiasts must have thought their Thanksgiving present this year was an impressively timely Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Nvidia’s Shield Tablet. But the Santa Clara-based chip maker extraordinaire has at least one more surprise in store for the holidays.
Forget Black Friday, as a heap of high-profile US retailers seem to have kicked a Black Week of sorts into gear. Best Buy is perhaps the most aggressive discounter, shaving among others a full hundred bucks off the list price of the spectacular Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.
Admit it, you reckoned gadget manufacturers went mad when starting to unveil 7-inch tabphones. But somehow, they seem to have grown on people, particularly in Asia, so nowadays, everyone from Samsung to Lenovo to Asus to Acer has at least one or two to offer their eccentric customers.
As if Verizon customers didn’t have plenty of 4G LTE tablet options already, the nation’s largest wireless network sees its Android slate family grow by two today. Just in time for the holidays, the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 join LG’s other high-speed “mini-PC”, the G Pad 8.3.
The unveil of Tesco’s first-gen Hudl Android tablet left a lot of people scratching their heads in confusion last fall, but clearly, the British grocery retail market leader knew better than its skeptics. Not only has the Hudl recently spawned a sequel, proving the original was a box-office success.
Black Friday deals come in many shapes and sizes, but usually they involve discounts or special gadget bundles. Sony seems to swim against the current this year, letting Xperia Z3 users enjoy a few riveting movies for free.
Pondering a Nexus 9 purchase but would like to always be one tap away from going online? The LTE-enabled version of the Google-powered tablet is right around the corner, at least on T-Mobile.
Wait for Black Friday to get in on the best gadget deals of the year? That’s so 2013. This year, the holiday shopping season starts early at a wide range of retailers and mobile carriers. Including T-Mobile.
The tablet market didn’t need yet another Android-running iPad mini lookalike, but the Nokia N1 is quite special. For one thing, it’s a surprisingly early sign Nokia is alive and kicking after selling its once mighty device manufacturing division to Microsoft.
If you just missed Amazon’s recent deal on a refurbished LTE-capable Kindle Fire HD 8.9, ignored it because it was a refurb, or on account of the tablet’s age, here’s a better promo on a newer, cooler Fire family member.
For Lenovo, the introduction of a new ThinkPad Helix at IFA 2014 in September was a power move. The computer manufacturer knew full well the Intel Core M-based machine couldn’t go on sale for another couple of months, yet they unveiled it anyway, to showcase their grand future plans.
The name E Fun doesn’t ring many bells for many tech users and gadget lovers, but what you probably don’t know is the budget tablet producer has its offices located here, in the USA. Don’t feel patriotic? Then here’s another reason to consider E Fun’s Nextbooks – affordability.