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4 months ago

LG G-Pad 8.3 sees insane price cut at Tesco UK, now available for £119

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UK supermarket Tesco has a sweet deal for anyone looking for a brand new Android tablet. The white LG G-Pad is now available for just £119, part of the supermarket's Easter Deals. That's a massive saving of £130 for an 8-inch tablet with a quad-core chip and 16GB internal storage. While it's the Wi-Fi model, we're still filing this under "awesome deals". Be quick though, it only runs until Tuesday.

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4 months ago

T-Mobile offers up LTE tablets for the price of Wi-Fi models, free data through 2014

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Yesterday T-Mobile introduced a new Simple Starter plan that could get you in the cellular door at $40/month, and today they're shaking things up again by reducing the price of their cellular-enabled tablets to match that of their Wi-Fi-only siblings. Additionally, T-Mobile customers that activate a new tablet will get 1.2GB of free LTE data through the end of 2014.

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4 months ago

Samsung heads to YouTube to show off the Galaxy Pro tablets

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Samsung's Galaxy TabPro and NotePro tablets have been available for some time, but that doesn't mean it's not too late to start advertising them. In that spirit, Samsung today pushed out four new ads touting the software and hardware features of the Galaxy Pro Series tablets, including bits on Multi Window, the "4 megapixel display" pixel density, and support for multiple users.

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4 months ago

Lenovo announces US pricing and May release date for new A-Series tablets

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Three new tablets hitting multiple sizes at amazingly low prices

Lenovo is refreshing its lineup of A-Series tablets today, hitting three different sizes, price points and functionalities with the A7-50, A8 and A10. Starting off on the smallest end, the A7-50 packs a 7-inch HD display with wide viewing angles, perfect for reading books or web pages, along with a 5MP rear camera. The A8 steps up to an 8-inch screen, adds Dolby audio and comes in a variety of different colors. The A10 is the largest of the bump at 10.1-inches, and comes in at just 9mm thick with the ability to be paired with an optional Bluetooth keyboard for improved productivity work.

All three new tablets are powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processors, have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 1280x800 IPS displays (regardless of screen size) and follow similar design languages that look to be simple and easy to hold. The price points are quite impressive as well — the A7-50 starts at $129, with the A8 coming in at $179 and A10 just $249. The tablets will be available starting in May from a variety of retailers, including Lenovo's own online store.

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4 months ago

Specs leaked for Samsung's SM-T800 tablet with 10.5-inch AMOLED display

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Rumors have been circulating for some time that Samsung was working on large AMOLED displays for their tablets, and now we might know a bit more about a tablet so-equipped: the SM-T800. No doubt it'll have a more user-friendly Galaxy Something-or-other name if and when it launches, but according to SamMobile, The SM-T800 will come with a 10.5-inch Super ALOMED display packing 2560x1600 pixels in that space.

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4 months ago

Lenovo announces four new tablets

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Lenovo tablets

Lenovo today announced four new "A series" Android tablets. On tap are the A7-30, A7-50, A8 and A10, with each "A" number denoting the display size. Lenovo puts it thusly:

The new range starts with the A7-30 seven-inch devices, designed for optimal music or multimedia enjoyment through exceptional Dolby®-enhanced dual-front speakers while still packing a performance punch. The A7-50 is the affordable on-the-go reading companion with a 7-inch, wide-view HD display for sharper text and web pages, while the larger screen A8 is the mobile “home entertainment” center that comes in a variety of bold colors to suit different personalities and lifestyles. Rounding up the new A-series is the A10, which is equipped with a superb 10.1" wide HD display and Dolby® enhanced dual front speakers for an amazing movie watching experience on the move.

The tablets will be available this quarter. The A750 runs £99.99. The A8-50 is £139.99, and the A10-70 tablet starts at £169.99

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4 months ago

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 4 in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch flavors

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Previously outed by Samsung no less, the Galaxy Tab 4 range is today official. Coming as with its predecessors in 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch form factors, the Galaxy Tab 4 is the latest lineup of mid-range tablets from Samsung.

Spec wise each has a 1280x800 resolution display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Android 4.4 Kitkat, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage with an option for an 8GB version of the 7-inch. Cameras on each are 3MP and 1.3MP and there will be options for Wifi-only and LTE capable tablets.

The Galaxy Tab 4 range will also come with the usual array of Samsung's own apps and services, including Group Play, Samsung Link and WatchON, multi window and more. All will be available in black or white beginning in Q2 2014. There isn't any indication of price at this time.

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Source: Samsung

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4 months ago

Acer Iconia A1-830 review

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Acer's Intel-powered A1-830 is well-built, but not without some cut corners

Remember Acer? The company that, upon Android’s introduction, stepped out of its Windows-powered comfort zone and introduced the Iconia A500, a clunky but noble first stab at the increasingly popular Android tablet market? Acer continued to experiment with various sizes and shapes, but never really managed to enter that upper echelon monopolized by big names like Samsung, LG and Asus.

But despite its lack of a blockbuster hit, Acer has honed its Iconia line into a budget-friendly, solidly built alternative to its expensive competitors. Last summer’s A1-810 was built to compete with the iPad mini for half the price: the end product was a tablet that appealed to new and novice tablet users alike.

Enter the Iconia A1-830, the follow up to the 810 introduced at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. It takes what made the 810 work – modest specs, a 4:3 ratio, and a sub-$200 price tag – and refines it into a sequel-worthy package. Here’s a look at what Acer can do for $180.

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4 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 appears in poor quality render

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Unnanounced tablet shows a strong family resemblance in poor quality render

We've heard about the as yet unnanounced Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 before – outed by Samsung no less – but until now we've seen nothing more than a name. Serial leaker, @evleaks has today posted this, the apparent first image of the new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4. But it isn't exactly a quality render, with the screen looking off center and the home button not quite, well, straight. But hey, it's a render, not a photo. Or maybe this is what the real thing is actually like. Wouldn't that be something?

There aren't any real surprises to be seen. It has the standard Samsung-style home button, flanked by the same back and task-switching buttons found on the new Galaxy S5 and the not uncommon for Samsung earpiece. The April 24 on the screen might mean something, it might not. We'll surely find out soon enough.

Source: @evleaks

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5 months ago

Buying a Nexus 7 Folio case? Watch out for discoloration on your tablet

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Nexus 7 (2013) with discolored corners

The 'Bright Red' Nexus 7 Folio is pretty great, except when it tarnishes your Nexus 7

One of Google's official Nexus 7 cases, the Nexus 7 Folio, came out back in December as it started to build up first-party case offerings for the tablet. It set folks back a cool $49, but when I reviewed it I found that it wasn't as extravagantly expensive as it may seem at first glance. The case is solid, has sleep/wake functionality, a nice dual-mode stand and kept out of the way as much as possible. I liked the case so much I've kept it on my Nexus 7 pretty much permanently since then.

Fast forward three months, and I took the case off my Nexus 7 for a change of pace. What's that? Deep reddish-orange lines all around the back of my tablet. Around all four corners and everywhere there's a cutout on the case, a deep red line on my otherwise pristine black Nexus 7. I can scrub all I want, and the lines don't seem to want to come off.

The big culprit here is likely the slightly loose nature of the case because it has an open-backed design. The edges are pretty rigid and have a ribbed design on the inside to make them tough, but they flex just enough that they can move around on the tablet over the course of daily use. everywhere the case can flex, it's leaving its mark on the back of the tablet.

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