Cyber Monday is upon us and, naturally, so are last minute sales and discounts. Coming close to the end is Amazon who is now offering its brand new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX with a substantial $50 discount.
Not long ago, people considered tablets to be a passing fad that would quickly fade away like the short-lived netbook. Now, almost everyone is spitting out tablets like crazy. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is German company Gigaset who is making its Android market debut with two tablets.
Lenovo unveiled a pair of tablets a few weeks earlier. This was the Yoga Tablet lineup and it included an 8-inch and 10-inch variant. Or perhaps better remembered, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet may be better known for two things -- the unique design and the bit about how they were announced with celebrity endorsement. That celebrity was Ashton Kutcher and while the Yoga Tablet lineup has an interesting look, we must admit we were pleasantly surprised when we pulled these out of the box and began playing.
Oregon Scientific unveiled the MEEP! X2 tablet back in October. And for those not familiar, the X2 came as the follow-up to the original MEEP which was introduced a year earlier, in October 2012. A quick look at the two tablets and there are more than a few similarities in terms of looks and styling, however the MEEP X2 has stepped up in terms of the specs.
ASUS has revealed that owners of its odd yet interesting ASUS PadFone smartphone/tablet hybrid will eventually be receiving Android 4.4. But while this won't take place until the middle of next year at the latest, it will, at least, cover both variants of the device.
It seems that HP is quite in a rush to get out an affordable tablet that will try to endear itself to budget-conscious buyers this coming Friday. Teaming up with Walmart, the PC maker will be selling the 7-inch Mesquite tablet with a very low price and somewhat low specs.
Ematic has announced their latest 7-inch tablet, the EGQ307. This one is touted as being their "most powerful tablet yet" and is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. The tablet is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and as we often see coming from Ematic, a big focus of the EGQ307 comes in regards to pricing.
People with tablets might want to use their devices to connect to the Internet from time to time but don't want to be tied down to a full two-year contract. Verizon might just have the right thing with a new low-cost daily prepaid plan made especially for this type of mobile users.
While tablets were, in the beginning, only an afterthought, Google and Android have grown up to realize that this large-sized device form factor is not just a passing fad. And to emphasize that point, Google is now rolling out a promised update to the Google Play Store app that will, by default, display apps designed for tablets when browsing the store on a tablet device.
NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. That news was quickly followed by EVGA who unveiled a branded Tegra Note 7 tablet and mentioned that it would be available soon. Well, it appears as if the tablet has begun arriving with US retailers. So far we are seeing a listing with Newegg.