Acer quietly intros Iconia Talk S, yet another voice call-supporting tablet

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.

Verizon beefs up LTE tablet lineup with LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1

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.

UK retailer Tesco launches own-brand low-cost Connect 7 Windows tablet

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.

Sony offers Xperia Z3 owners three (six?) awesome free movies for Black Friday

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.

LTE-capable Google Nexus 9 rolling out through T-Mobile in early December

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.

Everybody gets a free tablet from T-Mobile this holiday season

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.

Surprise: Nokia unveils $250 N1 Android tablet with iPad mini-inspired design

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.

Deal alert: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (non-refurb) going for $259 with 32 GB storage

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.

Upgraded Lenovo ThinkPad Helix goes on sale at $979 and up

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.

Looking for a dirt-cheap tablet this Black Friday? Why not the $99 Windows Nextbook 8?

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.

Nvidia bringing Lollipop to Shield Tablet next week, alongside free gaming bundle

Nvidia vowed its Shield Tablet would be one of the first Android soldiers to load itself with 5.0 Lollipop, and next week, the GPU and SoC maker will be delivering on that promise. Impressive turnaround for a device manufacturer with little to no experience in the field, and no special relationship with Google.

HP Stream 7 available from Microsoft, Stream 8 up for pre-orders on Amazon

HP’s ultra-low-cost Stream family of Windows 8.1 devices isn’t only meant as a direct competitor for budget Chromebooks, it also targets the cheapest Android tablets around.