tablets

BlackBerry CEO claims tablets will be pointless in 5 years

Today some comments are being thrown around by the CEO over at BlackBerry, formerly RIM, about the current and future state of tablets. To quickly sum it up, Thorsten Heins just doesn't really like tablets. Which was pretty evident with their attempts at the segment with the PlayBook piggybacking off of Android. However, he goes on to talk about all tablets in general, and their future.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Samsung has had a place in the mid-size tablet market for a while now, and their newest piece of machinery takes things to a new level. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is the happy medium between the company’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, and we first took a look at the new device during Mobile World Congress back in February. It comes with the infamous S Pen, as well as a quad-core processor to keep things humming along nicely. However, the tablet starts at $400, which is a bit expensive compared to other tablets in the same playing field, which makes us wonder what’s so special about this specific slate. Let’s take a peek.

HTC partners with UEFA until 2015

HTC has been struggling a bit of lately, but the company has just signed a new partnership deal that's bound to bring in at least a few new customers. HTC has signed a three-year partnership deal with the Union of European Football Associations, making HTC "the official phone and tablet" of the UEFA. This partnership is schedule to run until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

MobileMount+ now seeking funding on Kickstarter

If you've ever wished you could attach your phone to a tripod or have a simple-yet-effective stand for your tablet, then you might want to head over to Kickstarter and toss a few dollars at the MobileMount+. We've heard of the MobileMount before, with the original netting more than $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, but now it's time for the MobileMount+ to shine. MobileMount+ is comprised of two suction cups and one threaded 1/4" 20 ball joint, meaning that simplicity is key here.

Android expected to cut into Apple’s tablet market share moving forward

There isn't any question that Apple's iPad line has been a major hit, but the time it's enjoying on top may not last much longer. Android has been slowly taking away Apple's market share with a number of excellent tablets (the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 immediately come to mind), and that looks like it'll continue as we crawl toward 2016. IDC has released new predictions for the tablet market, and unsurprisingly, the predictions have Apple's share falling year after year moving forward.

Amazon Android Appstore hits Japan

Nearly two months ago the folks from Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan. The new store will give Japanese Android users a change at even more apps for their Kindle devices, as well as all Android smartphones and tablets.

Skype 3.0 gets an improved UI for Android tablets

Today Skype version 3.0 for Android tablets has arrived. The folks from Skype, now owned by Microsoft, have issued a rather large update to the service bringing tons of new features and enhanced Android tablet support. Until now Skype on tablets wasn't too pleasing, but now they'll fully be supporting that 7 and 10-inch real estate, as well as enhanced the user interface. Read on for more details.

New DMCA rulings on rooting leave us scratching our heads

Ah, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. There have been plenty of confusing rulings and laws centering around the DMCA ever since it was introduced back in 1998, and we're sad to say that things aren't getting any less mind-boggling. The Librarian of Congress handed down its latest exemptions to the DMCA this week, and it's safe to say that we have no idea what anyone was thinking with this new set of rules.

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs to give keynote at CES 2013

The folks behind CES have announced who will give the keynote address during 2013's show, and it may surprise you to find out that it's Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. Okay, it might not be that surprising considering that Jacobs also gave the keynote address at the 2012 and 2010 shows, but with Microsoft giving up its keynote spot, many thought that the CES people would choose a more well-known company. That's not to say that Qualcomm isn't well-known among technophiles like all of us, but for the mainstream crowd, Qualcomm isn't the first name that comes to mind when the word "technology" is mentioned.
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