Tablets

Acer Iconia Tab A510 Available for Pre-Order

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 14:39 -- Marshall Walker

Acer's Iconia Tab A510 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for pre-orders. The $450 tablet features a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 10.1-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a micro USB 2.0 port.

Acer Pre-Order

It ships with the full suite of Polaris Office 3.5 (compatible with Microsoft Office), and can stream 1080p video in 30fps for up to 12 hours. It also features a 5MP rear camera and a 1MP front-facing camera.

Huawei MediaPad Latest Tablet to Get Ice Cream Sandwich

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:01 -- Marshall Walker

The Huawei MediaPad is joining the Asus Transformer Prime as one of the few Android tablets to feature Ice Cream Sandwich. Huawei announced that all new MediaPads will begin shipping with Android 4.0 in 2012.

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0

Huawei also announced their MediaPad color series. The new shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink tablets will run Android 3.2 and will feature high-quality displays (1280 x 800 pixels at 217 PPI), 1080P Full HD video playback and Qualcomm dual-core 1.2 GHz processors.

It's a Great Time to Buy an ASUS Transformer Prime: The World's First Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 15:17 -- Marshall Walker

If you passed on buying an Asus Transformer Prime because it was too hard to find, now is a great time to pick one up. Not only is the tablet back in stock on Amazon, but Asus announced that the Transformer Prime is the world's first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet at CES on Monday.

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0

The OTA updates were supposed to begin on January 12, but lucky Prime owners started receiving them them a few days early. If you have not received the update, you can check for it manually by going to the "Firmware Update" section of your tablet's "About Tablet" settings menu.

The Only Readily Available 3D Tablet in the World is...

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 17:14 -- Marshall Walker

Glasses free 3D technology made the HTC EVO 3D a very popular smartphone. Making it surprising that there is only one 3D tablet readily available in the world. The Hong-Kong based company Brando is the only retailer that offers this type of device. For $199 you can get the clunky named Gadmei T863 3D.

3D Tablet

The Gadmei T863 3D features an 8-inch glasses free 3D capable lenticular display, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and support for a wide variety of 2D and 3D photo and video formats. It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but only features a 1GHz Arm Cortex A9 processor. Not bad for $200 considering it also offers 8GB of built-in storage, HDMI output, and a micro SDHC slot.

Can Amazon Fix the Kindle Fire Before It's Too Late?

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:21 -- Marshall Walker

The customer reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire have been a mixed bag so far. Some claim to love it, and others have an issue with its small screen, slow connectivity and the lack of the ability to hide porn from their wives. Usability expert Jakob Nielsen recently slammed the device's "fat-finger" problems and slow screen updates.

"7-inch tablets have either a glorious future or will fail miserably. I doubt there's a middle path in their future," Nielsen wrote in his report.

While some of Nielsen's criticisms mirror some customer complaints, his concerns over programmers not designing content for 7-inch tablets doesn't really add up for the Kindle Fire. Unlike other failed tablets with barren app stores, the Kindle Fire already offers thousands of apps, movies, games, music and books through Amazon.com.

Amazon Kindle Fire Holiday Ad

The Kindle Fire is so important to Amazon's future that the company is losing money on each device. Like video game consoles, Amazon hopes to make its money back on content like renting movies and selling virtual books. The customer complaints have not fallen of deaf ears, and Amazon has promised its first OTA update to address the issues in a few weeks.

Amazon Cancels Transformer Prime Pre-orders

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 18:36 -- Marshall Walker

One day after we listed Amazon as one of the online retailers accepting pre-orders for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, customers started receiving e-mails saying orders were being canceled due to a lack of availability from suppliers.

Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order:

ASUS TF201-B1-GR Eee Pad Transformer Prime 10.1-Inch 32GB Tablet (Amethyst Gray)

We’ve canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. If you see a charge for the canceled item, we will refund you within 1-2 business days.

ASUS Transformer Prime Release Date Confirmed For December

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:27 -- Marshall Walker

ASUS has confirmed the Transformer Prime will be available online and at retail stores on December 19th. Check out the awesome promo video below, and be sure to visit the new product site for more info.

The Transformer Prime ships with Android 3.2 Honeycomb and will be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. It features a 10.1-inch LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 40 pin connector port, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Bluetooth 2.1, and Adobe Flash support.

Toys R Us Releases $200 Tablet For Kids

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 16:04 -- Marshall Walker

Tired of your children hogging your tablet all of the time? Now you can buy them their own Android slate for only $200! Toys R Us teamed up with app developer FUHU to create the Nabi Tablet for kids. They're calling it an "affordable" tablet for children, but a $200 coloring book seems kind of pricey to me. However, it does feature some impressive specs for a children's toy.

Nabi Tablet

The Nabi is powered by a 533MHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, and it features its own kid friendly user interface on top of Android. It ships with WI-Fi, a front facing camera and 1080p HD video playback. There is also a Nabi App Store with over 500 apps to download (from $1 to $6).

HTC Flyer $100, HTC EVO 3D $50 For New Sprint Customers (UPDATED)

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:47 -- Marshall Walker

Best Buy is clearing out their inventory of HTC Flyers by discounting the $500 tablet to $100. BestBuy.com has sold out, but maybe one of your local stores has a few left. It's worth the call. I'm not sure why they're reducing their stock, maybe they're making room for the Kindle Fire, which has already sold over 95,000 units before its release.

HTC Flyer

Amazon is also offering the HTC EVO 3D for $50 to new Sprint customers. Existing Sprint customers can nab one for $100. Not a bad deal, you can get a great smartphone and top of the line tablet for around $200!

HTC Flyer Tablet Dropped to $300 to Compete With Low Cost Kindle Fire

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:21 -- Marshall Walker

The HP TouchPad and Kindle Fire have created a domino effect in tablet prices. Best Buy permanently dropped the HTC Flyer to $300 on Saturday to compete with the low cost Amazon tablet. That's $200 less than its normal $500 asking price. The 7-inch 16GB Flyer is available at Best Buy stores and online at Bestbuy.com.

HTC Flyer

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook also received a temporary price cut from Best Buy on Thursday. The 16GB RIM tablet is now $300, the 32GB version is $400, and the 64GB model was dropped to $500. The PlayBook sale ends on October 8.

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