Unfortunately for both B&N and for potential buyers, there weren’t very many blogs interested in writing a review for this tablet. I only found 5 actual reviews (not counting the fake review posted by Publishers Weekly), which is far fewer than the dozen reviews I found for the Fire Phone. Continue reading
Alas, sometimes Acer’s generally adequate tablets miss the mark.
The Iconia A1-830 is a mid-grade 8″ tablet which launched in April 2014. I didn’t get a chance to review it until July and August, and now that I’ve spent some time with it I am glad that I didn’t buy it myself. This is a rather disappointing tablet that actually made the cheaper Hisense Sero 8 look good. Continue reading
Amazon’s first smartphone starts arriving tomorrow, and late last night the gags were removed from all of the early reviews. All of the major tech and business blogs got a Fire Phone, resulting in an excess of reviews.
I’m still working my way through the reviews but I don’t think very many of the reviewers liked the phone. Here are a few of the choicer excerpts. Continue reading
I for one was expecting Hisense to repeat that trick in 2014, but that hasn’t happened. Now that I’ve had my hands on the Sero 8 for a week I can see that Hisense has made a good tablet, just not one which deserves the praise lavished upon the Sero 7 Pro last year. Continue reading
Following in the footsteps of the Nook Glow, Sony Reader Wifi (T1, T2, T3), the Tolino Shine and Vision, and a couple 6″ ereaders from Onyx, the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx is certainly not the first ebook reader to run Android.
But it is the first to get it right. Continue reading
Skytex is one of the many small gadget makers that first got into ereaders in 2010 and then quickly got out of that market and into tablets. They have produced many Android devices over the past 3 years, both good and bad, and the Skypad SP458 definitely falls into the latter category. Continue reading
This 6″ ereader launched in Russia last month with a retail price tag of 6,990 rubles (around $200 USD). It’s a slightly updated version of the existing i63ML ereader with a Carta E-ink screen, 8GB internal storage, frontlight, and an IR touchscreen. Continue reading
The Onyx Boox C65 AfterGlow is a 6″ Android-equipped ereader which can be bought from one of Onyx’s retail partners. It’s a little pricy for the US market,
but on the upside it ships with Google Play, a feature which few ereaders can boast. Continue reading