Tablet pre-orders will ship in the U.S. and Europe on Sept. 30
Today's the day you can plop down a chunk of your local currency to pre-order the NVIDIA Shield Tablet with an LTE connection and 32GB of storage. The pre-order price for this higher-end model of the Shield Tablet comes in at $399 here in the U.S., and gets you the exact same Shield Tablet but with double the internal storage and the ability to connect to mobile data networks.
We've worked up a full list of HSPA+ and LTE frequencies that the Shield Tablet LTE will connect to, but NVIDIA points out that it does have full certification from AT&T to run on its network. That'll presumably give it the "best" performance on AT&T, but the tablet is completely unlocked and you'll have no problem connecting to any number of networks around the world so long as you purchase the right data plan made for tablets.
Intel and Dell teamed up today to reveal plans for a tablet they described as being the "world's thinnest" for a launch sometime this holiday season. The Android-based Dell Venue 8 7000 will be just 6 mm thick.
The big points are that this is a business-based device — you're not going to walk into a store and just pick one up. But if you do end up with one for work, you'll be able to abuse it quite a bit without breaking the thing.
Most impressive perhaps is that it's got one honking removable battery. It's almost comical how big it is. Have a gander.
Among all the announcements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR, and the like from Samsung at IFA 2014, we also got our first look at Samsung's new ruggedized tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active. Essentially it's a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE, but with a more durable construction about it. IP67 certified durability, that is.
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At the IFA in Berlin, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab Active, a ruggedized 8-inch tablet that can withstand a 1.2-meter fall thanks to its protective coating. Certified IP67, the tablet is dust and water resistant and comes with a tougher version of the S Pen stylus, called the C Pen, that provides an alternate form of input for when you're wearing gloves.
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