Tablets

Are bigger smartphones killing off the tablet?

Have you purchased a new tablet in the last 12 months? And what are you using it for? According to the latest data from IDC, slate sales are continuing to drop — but a comeback is possible.

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Tough Stuff: Dell’s new Latitude 12 Rugged tablet is the right tool for any job

With extensive lab testing for toughness, a super-legible screen and some impressive specs, Dell's Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet looks like the device to beat for a touch-based system that can withstand the elements.

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Update: 4G LTE-powered Microsoft Surface 3 launch imminent

Microsoft has announced that a mobile broadband-enabled Surface 3 will soon hit the market, beginning with availability to businesses and sales groups.

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Think the iPad Air 2 is thin? Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are just 5.6mm thick

Samsung has announced two new tablets, and the larger model is thinner and lighter than the Apple iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are 5.6mm thick, and come with either a 9.7-inch or an 8.0-inch screen.

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Microsoft’s Bluetooth keyboard brings laptop functionality to tablets

Tablets might be great for many things, but typing isn't one of them. Instead of just suggesting people buy one of its Surface devices, Microsoft is looking to market a new, universal Bluetooth keyboard that's under $100.

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Tablet buying guide: everything to know before you buy a tablet

Deciding you want a tablet is one thing, but figuring out how to pick a tablet is another. Check out our guide to choosing the type of tablet you want, the operating system, the features, and recommendations for which tablets might be suited for you.

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Now, there’s a Surface 3 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage

Websites including CDW, MacMall, and PC Connection are selling a $549 version of the Surface 3 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If you aren’t interested in paying $599 for the edition with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, this may be perfect for you.

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Samsung may have two ultra slim Galaxy Tab S2 tablets ready for June launch

Samsung is rumored to have two new tablets ready for launch in June. The Galaxy Tab S2 tablets would follow last year's flagship Galaxy Tab S models, but with different size displays, and altered resolutions. Here's what we think we know about them so far.

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Microsoft launches the Surface 3 at $499, debuts trade-in program for older models

Microsoft has started selling the Surface 3 in multiple companies, starting at $499 in the United States. The company has also announced a trade-in program for old Surface RT and Surface 2 tablets that can earn up to $150.

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Report: Tablet shipments are in decline, as Apple holds its shrinking lead and LG surges

Worldwide tablet shipments experienced a year-over-year decline for the second consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Microsoft’s Universal Foldable Keyboard improves portability at the expense of battery life

What’s better than a wireless, portable keyboard that works with Windows, Android and iOS devices? A foldable version of that keyboard, plus a few tweaks. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is the new and improved version of the company’s Universal…

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Blackphone is working on the Blacktablet, so you can keep your movie collection private

The Blackphone is the smartphone for those who take mobile security and privacy very seriously, and now, the company is reportedly working on a tablet based on the same principles.

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UK retailer Tesco launches the Hudl 2 tablet, with Intel power inside

UK retailer Tesco has announced the Hudl 2 tablet, the sequel to its Kindle Fire-challenger from last year. The new tablet has a larger, higher resolution screen, and a quad-core Intel processor.

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India’s answer to Amazon releases Kindle Fire challenger, priced at $165

Flipkart, a close competitor to Amazon in India, has announced a challenger to the Kindle Fire tablet. It's called the Digiflip Pro and the device significantly undercuts the price of Amazon's slate, and comes with various special offers too.

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Your next Applebee’s or Chili’s waiter may be an Android tablet

It’s the Industrial Revolution all over again. Several chain restaurants are embracing the use of tablets, which may make jobs in the food service industry as obsolete as blacksmiths and cobblers.

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Google developing Project Tango tablet with advanced imaging capabilities

Google is reportedly developing a new 7-inch tablet with advanced 3D imaging capabilities, a device similar to the Project Tango phone it announced in February. A prototype of the tablet could be unveiled ahead of its annual I/O developer bash in June.

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T-Mobile launches affordable 4G tablets through Walmart

The company, which earlier gave voice customers 1GB of free tablet data usage per month until the end of 2014, is now selling tablets that come with 200 MB of free data for as long as the device works.

The Eagle has landed, and it’s a budget 4G LTE tablet from UK network EE

UK network EE has launched the Eagle, its first own-brand tablet to offer a 4G LTE connection. The device is based on the Huawei MediaPad M1, and follows the launch of EE's first, low cost 4G smartphone.

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HTC takes to Twitter to tease us about a new curvy device

HTC has taken to Twitter to tease us all about a forthcoming new device. It hasn't given much away, saying only the new product will be very curvy. Will it be another phone, a smartwatch, or something completely different?

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Microsoft announces ‘small’ event for May 20, 8-inch Surface expected

With Microsoft widely expected to launch a more portable Surface tablet some this year, an invitation to "a small gathering" in New York on May 20 can surely mean only one thing.

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Microsoft’s rumored Surface Mini turns up on Amazon, launch imminent?

There's been plenty of talk about Microsoft entering the mid-size tablet market with a smaller version of its Surface tablet, and with the apparent appearance of the device on Amazon, it seems a launch could be just around the corner.

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Forget fingerprints: Your phone could lock out thieves by learning your ‘touch signature’

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new security system that continuously tracks how you swipe and tap on your mobile devices to keep thieves from using your smartphone or tablet.

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Lenovo unveils new A-series tablets aimed at budget market

Lenovo has unveiled a bunch of new tablets aimed at the budget market. The A-series collection, which comprises four devices ranging in size from 7 to 10.1 inches, is set to hit stores in the next couple of months.

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HTC is working on a wearable tech product, but launch plans remain unknown

HTC CEO Peter Chou has confirmed in an interview the company is working on a "wearable computing product," and a new tablet. Sadly, no launch date was given for either device.

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Nexus 8.9-inch tablet with 2K display reportedly on its way

Google already sells the 7-inch and 10.1-inch Nexus tablets, though recent reports suggest that later this year it'll be adding an 8.9-inch version, complete with a 2K-resolution display.

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Finally! Apple replaces the iPad 2 with the last-gen iPad 4 at the same price (updated)

The iPad 2 looks like it's finally on its way out. A new report said the aging tablet is expected to be replaced by the iPad 4 today, with Apple stores already having taken delivery of the machine. A new 8GB iPhone 5C could be on its way, too.

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