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1 month ago

AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199

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After a lot of noise and not a lot of real information, AT&T has finally announced a June 6 preorder date for the ASUS PadFone X. You'll be able to snag one for as low as $22.92/month, or $199 on a two-year contract. That price includes the PadFone Station tablet which the phone plugs into for a better view of whatever you're working on.

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1 month ago

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets will allegedly come with a fingerprint scanner

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Samsung's upcoming tablet series, the Galaxy Tab S, will allegedly feature a fingerprint scanner that is similar in functionality to the one used in the Galaxy S5. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the tablets will come with a battery saver mode that debuted on the Samsung's latest flagship, called Ultra Power Saving Mode.

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1 month ago

Hands-on with the new LG G Pad lineup

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LG G Pad

LG brought its new tablets to its G3 party

A couple of weeks ago, LG announced three new additions to the G Pad range – a 7-, 8- and a 10.1-inch offering. At the grand LG G3 Day showpiece event in London, the new tablets were on show and so we got chance to spend a little time taking a look at each of them.

The internal hardware is very much the same across all three, and with a Snapdragon 400 inside we're not looking at the absolute cutting edge in terms of hardware performance. There is a HD display on board – though not 1080p – Android 4.4 KitKat and some elements of LG's latest user interface, with some visual elements straight out of the G3.

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1 month ago

Toshiba's Excite Go tablet aims low with $110 price tag

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Toshiba hasn't enjoyed much success in the tablet segment, a fact it is looking to change with the launch of its latest offering, the 7-inch Excite Go. Available in July for $109.99, the tablet is one of the most affordable slates from a major vendor.

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1 month ago

No, Google did not just leak their next tablet — this is an old Nexus 10

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This is image that's been posted onto the Google I/O 2014 website, and has been making the rounds today as Google somehow being dumb enough to accidentally leak an unannounced product in an official production. Just take a moment to note the placement of the front-facing speakers, the volume rocker at the bottom corner, and the gentle curve of the sides.

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2 months ago

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet reportedly headed to Verizon

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The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is headed to Verizon, or so says serial tipster @evleaks. We've already had word directly from Sony that its latest tablet would be headed stateside – costing from $500 outright. There isn't any other information provided like when, or how much, but presumably it'll be coated with a giant Verizon logo and support for the carriers 4G LTE network.

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2 months ago

Google reportedly manufacturing tablets that can map your surroundings in 3D

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is building 4,000 prototype tablets equipped with cameras and sensors that can map the world around them. The prototype is said to be a part of Google's Project Tango efforts.

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2 months ago

Vodafone's 8-inch Smart Tab 4 just £125 on PAYG

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If you're on Vodafone in the UK and are looking for a cheap tablet to get it done, the new Smart Tab 4 might just fit the bill. The 8-inch tablet (800x1280) sports a quad-core MTK8382 processor at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a 2MP rear camera, with 0.3MP out front.

It's running Android 4.2.2 at launch, with an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat in the works.

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2 months ago

HP launches the bezel-heavy 7 Plus for $99

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How low can quad-core go? HP's answering that question by launching the HP 7 Plus, a 7-inch Android tablet that features four Cortex A7 cores. Leaked earlier this month, the 7 Plus is the most affordable tablet offered by HP.

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2 months ago

EE launches the Eagle 4G LTE tablet it hopes will soar

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UK carrier EE has a thing going on right now with birds-of-prey when it comes to naming its devices, and the Eagle follows on from the Kestrel in offering high-speed data at an affordable price. This time out we're getting a tablet, though the Eagle is basically a rebadged Huawei 8-inch slate.

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