Internet Tablet

Samsung Nexus 10 manual leaks ahead of announcement

We are only days away from Google's big media event on Monday, and rumors are circling around exactly what Google is going to announce. Well, Korean site Seeko has acquired a Samsung Nexus 10 manual, which seems to confirm the larger version of the Nexus tablet's existence. Sadly, the page posted from the manual does not tell us much else about the new tablet, other than the mere fact that it probably exists.

Motorola Xoom OTA update brings new market for tablets

New details are just hitting the wires that another update is hitting the Motorola Xoom. Last week it received an OTA to Android 3.2.1 and we are now hearing another update has hit devices this morning. Along with it brings a brand new Android market for tablets -- looking beautiful just like what we now have on our smartphones. As soon as I get more details I'll drop the APK so everyone can enjoy the new market too.

ARCHOS Introduces the 70 Internet Tablet, First Android Tablet with 250GB HD

Archos has just announced one of their new tablets, the Archos 70 Internet Tablet. The tablet is going to be media focused with its 250 GB HD and a 7 inch screen. The device features a unique over-molded PVD stainless steel structure which houses some impressive internals. These include:
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Wifi
  • 3D Graphics accelerator
  • HDMI out
  • 7-inch capacitive touch screen
  • Android 2.2
Even with its 250 GB hard drive, it's still the slimmest and lightest on the market coming in at just 14 oz and dimensions of 7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inches. You can order yours now at ARCHOS.com for $349.99. Update: Apparently, there was some confusion with a mixed up image and pre-release press release. The ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet is coming and shall be available here within the next few days. You can check out the Official Press Release below: Denver, Colorado – December 29, 2010 – ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player, market today announced the availability of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet, 250GB version in retail stores. The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet, 250GB version offers a unique over-molded PVD stainless steel structured slim and light design. It also features the latest technology high res capacitive touch screen, a powerful 1 GHz processor and high speed WiFi that allows PC like web-surfing. Although the tablet sports 250GB, it is still the slimmest and the lightest (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch – 14 oz) on the market and is now available for $349.99 MSRP at ARCHOS.com The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet - 250GB is a connected mobile device with a sublime user interface, 3D Graphics accelerator and Wi-Fi connectivity. With Android™ Froyo compatibility as the user interface, this tablet comes with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application, flash 10.1, HDMI output connectivity, tethering via your mobile phone and home streaming from your PC capability. “We are proud to be the first to release an android tablet that features a 250GB HDD” says Henri Crohas, CEO and Founder. “We strive to be the leader in the Android and Windows based tablet market by creating award-winning innovative options at affordable prices.” Connected Android™ tablet As a Hi-def multimedia tablet, users will experience: • A huge storage capacity to store up to 250 movies • A full multimedia experience, with 720p HD video playback • Built-in web cam for chatting with friends and family • With the HDMI output function, you can view the full Android interface on your TV in High Definition, including all the apps, not only video playback like other tablets on the market • Play 3D games from your TV and use your tablet as the steering-wheel/control • Unique Android Multimedia applications designed by ARCHOS such as: o Movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog o 3D animated photo frame with ability to display pictures from Facebook, Flickr and Picassa directly through WiFi o Music cover carrousel allows quick browsing of your music album covers • A lot of applications with Appslib to fit your lifestyle including games, books, music, social media, recipes, news and sports This latest tablet is from a long line of ultra affordable and ultra portable internet, multimedia, wide screen and super-fast tablets released by ARCHOS. In 2010, ARCHOS released a 10.1 ‘’ tablet with capacitive touch screen. As a connected android device it offers a very fast web browsing and HD multimedia experience from a 10.1” high resolution screen. The rest of the line up includes Android based tablets ranging in size from 2.8” to the 10.1“. For more information about the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet and other ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Now Has The Android Market and Paid Apps

For some reason most Android internet tablets doesn’t come with the ability to access the market. This factor is the reason why most people shy away from buying them. To try an offset this, the maker of the tablet usually tries to install a lot of apps that they think will be useful to the user. Now there’s a work around for this on the Archos 5, you can install a hacked version of the Market and have access to mostly ever app.

Notion Ink readying $1m+ developer competition for Adam tablet

Remember the Notion Ink Adam?  Ahead of their Mobile World Congress 2010 appearance next week, we caught up with the Notion Ink team to find out about Flash support, digital content, the latest prototype news and why developers should seriously consider creating software for the Adam. One of the stand-out devices from CES 2010 last month, the Android-based Tegra 2 tablet beat Apple's iPad to the slate hype and promises 1080p HD video and of course the power-sipping Pixel Qi display.  Now, Notion Ink are planning an App Competition, with over $1m in the prize fund, to push development of Adam-compatible software.  Meanwhile they've also confirmed that the tablet will run Flash; in fact they'll be demonstrating that in Barcelona next week. As for the iPad, well, Notion Ink reckon they've got a significant battery advantage over the Apple tablet; in fact they reckon - even without the Pixel Qi panel - they could last 2-3x as long as the iPad can on a single charge.  You can read all the details over at SlashGear. Notion Ink Adam hands-on demo: [vms 3dc27118a0f19a198571]

Android 1.6 Donut finally hits Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Archos have again released the Android 1.6 Donut firmware update for their Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  This marks the second attempt for the company, who briefly released an update back in December 2009 before promptly yanking it over a "major issue" with the web browser. The update brings with it all of the non-cellular improvements we're used to seeing in Android 1.6: a new Quick Search feature and improved power management are likely the two biggest draws for Archos 5 owners.  However there's also improvements in media file support, a new version of the ThinkFree Mobile documents viewer, and better UPnP support over WiFi.  There's a full changelog here. [via Twitter]
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