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We have seen a new breed of Windows 8.1 devices this holiday season, and it looks like the prices are still falling as there is a new 7in Windows 8.1 tablet that costs $59.99.
In just a few hours Jolla managed to blast past its $380k goal to bring a tablet to the masses that will seriously undercut the big players in the same market, now they want to add more features.
According to inside sources, LG is looking to launch a new tablet that will double as a laptop thanks to a detachable keyboard. Essentially LG wants to compete with Microsoft's Surface lineup.
Microsoft's low-cost strategy for Windows tablet is hitting new pricing points as the WinBook TW70CA17 is being priced at $60 by MicroCenter and this is not for an RT device.
Jolla, the company made up of mainly ex-Nokia folks, has unveiled its new tablet project today and an Indiegogo campaign to go alongside it. The tablet comes with decent specs and is priced at $189.
Jolla has unveiled a new teaser image that suggests the ex-Nokia team will announce a new device next week. Although details are scarce, the tagline could suggest a new phablet or tablet device.
There are two things about the Nexus 9 I'm interested in: Itss size / weight and its dedicated keyboard cover. Is the 9-inch display the best of two worlds? Is the Nexus 9 a good productivity device?
The Linx 7 is one of the most affordable Windows tablets ever to launch in the UK, and offers an Intel Bay Trail-T processor, 32GB storage, front and rear cameras, and a year of Office 365 Personal.
If you use Apple SIM and select AT&T as your carrier, you can no longer change the carrier to something else, effectively ruining the Apple SIM. It is a broad yet unsurprising move from AT&T.
Vaio, which was recently spun-off from Sony, has just unveiled its first independent product. It's a powerful tablet-laptop hybrid aimed as some very specific needs, according to the company
HP has announced its new inexpensive laptops and tablets running Windows 8.1, with prices beginning at $200 and $100, respectively, to combat cheap Chromebooks and Android tablets.
The long-awaited Nexus 9 tablet, built by HTC, and Nexus 6 handset, from Motorola, are said to be launching on October 15 or 16, followed shortly after by the rollout of Android L to other devices.
Indian devices brand iBall has unveiled its first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8-inch display, quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras and integrated 3G connectivity.
Dell has shown off what it claims is the thinnest tablet ever - but despite its sleek 6mm-thick body, the Android device also squeezes in an 8.4-inch 2560x1600px OLED screen and 4G LTE connectivity.
Asus has announced an 8in Windows 8 tablet that follows in the previous footsteps of a prior device -- the Vivo Tab Note 8 -- but this device drops a few features from its older brother.
During the last few days, it has become clear that Microsoft is now using Office as its primary tool to help make its tablets look more attractive than those running Android.
Acer's new 8-inch Iconia tablet costs just $150, and runs either Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 - but the Windows version also includes an enticing freebie: a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
Toshiba has unveiled the Encore Mini, a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Atom processor and 16GB storage, for under $120 - and it includes an Office 365 Personal subscription worth $70.
When Microsoft announced that Windows would be free on devices smaller than 9 inches, it was only a matter of time before entry level competitors started putting their OS on cheap tablets.
Microsoft may soon have some competition on its hands in the large-screen tablet realm, with Apple reportedly taking on the Surface Pro 3 with a 12.9-inch iPad set for release in early 2015.
The recently released NVIDIA Shield tablet is showing signs of cracking after limited use. Users are complaining that the device. which retails at $299, have noticed hairline cracks on the casing.
Microsoft has announced a significant update for its OneNote app on Android, adding handwriting support and introducing a new tablet-friendly UI, including the familiar Microsoft Office 'Ribbon'.
Tablets have become so light, there is less of a weight penalty with increasingly larger displays. What's preferable? A 9.7-inch tablet that's 1lb in weight, or a larger one that is slightly heavier?
New information from a report by Bloomberg suggests that new iPads are going to be unveiled later this year. Sources claim that the potential follow-up to the iPad Air will include an AR coating.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 will arrive in 25 more markets on August 28th. The device has already gone up for pre-order on each market's Microsoft Surface Pro websites with delivery due on launch day.
The Google Nexus 7 can be had for around $215 nowadays, but going below that usually involves some compromises. Today, I'm checking out Asus' attempt at a low-cost Android tablet.
Small Windows tablets don't have to cost big money, as the new Kingsing W8 shows, with a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Bay Trail-T CPU, 16GB storage, 8in IPS LCD, 3G connectivity and more, for just $99.
Microsoft has released new videos on its Surface Pro 3, with one successfully managing to include just about every significant and noteworthy feature of the new 12-inch tablet in under 90 seconds.
The latest study reveals a strong preference among youths for tablets. The majority of next-generation tech users prefer to game on devices such as iPads and Galaxy's rather than handheld devices.
Allview has become the latest addition to the Windows Phone platform, announcing two new handsets, including the ultra-thin quad-core 4.7-inch Impera i, as well as a low-cost Windows 8.1 tablet.
Next week, Google is expected to announce the Nexus 9, a 9 inch tablet that has some impressive specs like a high resolution 4:3 display and a svelte aluminum 'zero-gap' body.
The Onda V989, powered by an eight-core Allwinner A80T chipset, has scored over 48,000 points in AnTuTu which is about a third more than the Galaxy Note 3 and twice as much as the HTC One.
With the first Surface Pro 3 model going on sale later this month, Microsoft has cut prices on its Surface Pro 2 range by up to $200, with the 64GB Pro 2 now priced at $799 - the same as a 64GB Pro 3.
The XOLO Win is the first Windows 8.1 tablet from the company, with a 10.1-inch display, aluminium body, 2GB RAM and AMD Temash chipset, and will be joined by XOLO's first Windows Phone this year.
AT&T is running a promotion available to anyone buying an Android phone or tablet via its website, with a two-year plan or finance agreement, giving them $50 of free credit for the Google Play store.
Vido has released three tablets, heavily inspired by the Lumia and Surface range, that feature a full-blown Windows 8.1 OS and a series of other nifty specifications
Google has unveiled a new Project Tango tablet that is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1. The 7-inch tablet will not be coming to market but will be available to developers later this year.
Japan Display Inc. has announced a new 7" WUXGA display that will utilize WhiteMagic technology.This LCD will be able to consume 40% less power than standard LCD's and is intended for use on tablets
Thin and light, it's what we all want from a device, even at the expense of performance. Intel, however, is looking to break that trend with the new Core M processors and a tablet reference design.
Asus and AT&T have announced that the convertible, hybrid phone and tablet PadFone X will begin retailing in the US from next month priced at $199.99 on a new contract.
Demo units of the Surface Pro 3 will be available in Microsoft Stores from June 6, giving potential buyers the opportunity to try out the device in person two weeks before it officially goes on sale.
Google is reportedly working on a 7-inch tablet with 3D mapping features as part of its "Project Tango" research efforts, which began earlier this year with a similarly equipped smartphone prototype.
The placement of the Windows button on the Surface Pro 3 causes interference with the placement of the palm for right-handed artists when drawing on the device, Penny Arcade's illustrator has found.
Following the relative success of the Slate 7, HP has followed up and released the HP 7 Plus: a fairly low specification tablet with a very reasonable $100 price tag.
Details emerge of a 'One Microsoft Ink' strategy to improve support for digital ink and pen input across Microsoft products, including Windows, Office, Surface and Perceptive Pixel touchscreens.
Microsoft has added support for running its business-themed Lynch messaging app for Android on tablet devices, along with a number of other new features and improvements.
The Windows RT 8.1 based Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet will finally be hitting the Australian shores and at an exorbitant price, nearly 8 months since its global launch at Nokia World in October 2013.
A recent story from Finland revealed Nokia put a tablet PC into production in 2001 but canceled it after 1,000 units had been made because the company felt there was no market for the device.
Sony will release a 13.3" $1100 dollar e-ink tablet that will be aimed at legal, higher education, governmental agencies and corporate boardrooms. The device will launch in May.