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Barnes & Noble, Samsung intro low-end, low-cost Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

It’s alive! The Nook brand, although badly hurt by the downfall of e-readers, lives on in the form of a Frankensteinian hybrid that combines Barnes & Noble’s Android skin with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI for the most non-Android Android experience not hailing from Amazon’s labs.

Rookie Lenovo wearable effort, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro spotted en route to IFA

There aren’t many device manufacturers as involved and successful as Lenovo in so many different branches of the vast tech market, but as versatile and rich the company’s product portfolio currently is, there’s apparently room for more.

Back to school whopper: Spend $700 on select Dell gear, get free Venue 7 tablet

Summer vacation is nearly over, so you young rascals out there are probably trying to make the best of the little free time you have left. But if you can spare a moment between all the partying, the wandering around aimlessly and carefree and the not thinking about school, maybe we can smoothen your return to the classroom.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact incoming, likely with sub-8 inch display

Seeing Sony tease its next month’s IFA presence with no hint whatsoever regarding a tablet announcement sure caught us by surprise, but we figured the Z3/Z3 Compact smartphone pair simply required too much work to leave room for a Z3 Tablet.

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Updated Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with 4 GB RAM, 4G LTE shows up for sale in Europe

After tweaking its larger 10-inch ThinkPad tablet to accommodate higher-end specifications back in April, Lenovo seems to have just done the same for the ThinkPad 8. With little to no fanfare, that is, as the new, upgraded 8-inch Windows slate showed up unannounced on Lenovo’s German online store, going for €460 and up.

LG G Pad 8.0 scores 4G LTE connectivity, launches this week in Europe

Completely absent from the tablet game not long ago, LG made a critically acclaimed and mainstream-appealing comeback with the G Pad 8.3, but that was just the beginning. Next up, the Koreans brought to light a trio of lower-end G Pads to battle Samsung’s countless Galaxy Tabs.

Asus confirms pre-IFA September 3 event, sets out ‘in search of incredible’ again

Say what you will about Asus, but the Taiwan-based PC, tablet and smartphone producer has never been a big fan of prudence. Its entire device roster, from PadFones to Fonepads to Transformer Pads and Zenfones, has risks written all over it, and even in terms of release timelines, Asus has rarely applied caution.

Deal alert: Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at $430 on eBay

While waiting for the no doubt groundbreaking, Quad HD display-toting, potentially metal-made Galaxy Note 4, hardcore fans of Samsung’s S Pen-supporting gadget line may be tempted by the family’s largest member yet.

Traces of unannounced Acer Iconia A3-A20 tablet crop up, IFA debut in store

Acer may have concentrated most of its recent Android tablet efforts on the low-cost, low-end 7 to 8-inch compact niche, but by the looks of it, at least one larger model is due for an announcement at next month’s IFA expo in Berlin.

Coupon code slashes $100 off select tablets, computers and iPads at Staples

Apple’s iPad Air is likely a mere month or so away from getting a sequel, and although odds are the sixth-gen 9.7 incher won’t revolutionize anything, it’s probably smart to hold off until the follow-up is official if you’re considering the purchase of a large iPad.

Asus upgrades PadFone Infinity, Fonepad Note 6 to Android 4.4 KitKat

Have you ever wondered why Asus smartphones and tablets don’t sell like hotcakes in spite of their really unique identities and productivity edge over, say, Samsung, Sony or LG-made rivals? Of course, the Nexus 7 line is the exception, with its popularity mostly owed to Google’s co-branding stamp.

Benchmarks reveal looming Android-based HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus, Pro Slate 12

If the recent exposé of the high-end Pro Slate 8 wasn’t enough to prove HP is gradually becoming serious about its Android prospects, newly harvested information on a Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus and Pro Slate 12 should once and for all clarify the PC maker’s growing mobile ambitions.