It looks like Acer is going to be adding a new 8" model to its Iconia One line of budget tablets. The Acer Iconia One 8 was announced at IFA Berlin earlier this month but only cleared the FCC today.
According to details shared by Acer, this tablet features an 8" display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a quad-core Intel Z3735G BayTrail chip, but there's no way to tell yet just how much RAM or storage will come with this tablet.
Kobo (or rather their hardware partner Netronix) has taken the sensible precaution of placing most of the useful info under an embargo, but there were a few nuggets of information scattered across the filings. Continue reading →
Bookeen's much delayed 8" ebook reader showed up on the FCC website this morning, bringing it one step closer to being officially available in the US.
The FCC paperwork doesn't really add anything to what we already knew about the Cybook Ocean, but it does give us a look inside this ereader. It also tells me that the microSD card slot is accessible under a panel on the rear of the Ocean. Continue reading →
Like any huge company, Microsoft makes a lot of mistakes. It's almost inevitable, given their many activities.
Sometimes, as in the case of the Kin phone, Microsoft realizes their mistake fairly quickly and cancels the product. But that doesn't always happen; sometimes there are products like Windows RT tablets, when Microsoft not only doesn't realize their mistake but instead decides to repeat the mistake over and over again. Continue reading →
One of the first tablets to run Firefox OS could be coming to the US in the near future.
A new device from Chinese tablet maker Infocus cleared the FCC this morning. This tablet, which was first revealed to the world about a month ago, runs Firefox OS on a quad-core CPU. Continue reading →
An appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled today that the FCC's net neutrality rules, which prevent ISPs from favoring one source of internet traffic over others (example: Youtube vs Amazon), are invalid. The ruling is 81 pages long, and has big implications for content providers, consumers and the future of the internet. Continue reading →
Improv Electronics' latest digital writing slate showed up on the FCC website this week.
The Boogie Board Sync has a 9.7" cLCD screen (cholesteric LCD). It is one of Improve Electronics' larger writing slates, and it is the first to feature both internal storage and Bluetooth, which will enable writers to sync their notes with a smartphone or tablet. This makes the Sync a 3-trick pony, which is a major improvement on the first Boogie Board. Continue reading →
The paperwork is missing all the interesting details like the specs and photos, but Samsung couldn't disguise the fact that the FCC label is going to be going on a very large device: Continue reading →
For the past 18 months or so phablets have been the hot gadget, with Sony, Samsung, LG, and other device makers releasing smartphones with larger and larger screens. This trend is so hot that many are speculating that even Apple will release a large-screen iPhone, though of course that is just wild speculation at this point. Continue reading →
Barnes & Noble has had a troubled history with hardware development, sometimes releasing a device that was ahead of the market (Nook Color) and sometimes releasing gadgets no one wants to buy (Nook HD) but that hasn't stopped them.
Their latest gadget cleared the FCC last night and it looks to be an ereader. Continue reading →
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