A reader has just tipped me to a new entrant in what i am taking to calling the lottery tablet category (Thanks, Fbone!) Staples is running a sale on an off-brand tablet, the Nobis 7, a tablet from a company I’ve never heard of before.
This 7″ wonder sports an unnamed 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU with 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a pair of cameras, all for $49. Continue reading
Woot.com has the 2013 Nexus 7 on sale today for $129. This is a refurbished model, so that’s not exactly a great sale price, but at the moment this tablet does offer the biggest bang for your buck.
Every so often I am asked to post recommendations for the best budget tablet value. I don’t post those recommendations often enough, so when news of this sale crossed my desk today I knew I had to share. The Nexus 7 (2013) sports a high resolution screen, a fast CPU, two good cameras, and it is running a recently updated version of Android. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook launched today, and it is everything we expected. Based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, the new Nook tablet has all the same specs as the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, including the quad-core 1.2GHz Marvell CPU, 1.5GB RAM, and the 7″ display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800. Continue reading
Fuhu has made a name for itself as a maker of kids tablets with screen sizes ranging from 5″ to 10″, but their latest tablet could literally crush the competition.
The Nabi Big Tab HD is an Android device so large that it defies the label tablet. Due to arrive this fall, the Big Tab HD is going to be available in 20″ and 24″ models which will cost $449 and $549, respectively. Continue reading
Would you buy a $99 Windows tablet? You could be about to get your chance. Intel has been promising since April that we would see $99 Windows 8 tablets this year and one of the first has just made an appearance in China.
Kingsing is a name few will recognize (unless you frequent AliExpress or other international marketplaces) but this Chinese OEM has pulled off the feat which HP and Toshiba are still trying to accomplish. Continue reading
The benchmarking site Antutu revealed this morning that they have discovered the first evidence of Amazon’s next tablet. A new set of benchmark test results were posted to the site which describe an 8.9″ Kindle Fire tablet with a Snapdragon 805 CPU, suggesting that the new tablet is going to be a slight upgrade to the existing model. Continue reading
Ematic has made a name for itself over the past couple years by releasing cheaper and cheaper tablets of questionable quality, and this week they reached a new low. Brad Linder of Liliputing tipped me to a new Ematic tablet that runs Android 4.4 on a dual-core CPU and only costs $50 at TigerDirect.
That price only comes after a $20 mail-in rebate, so it’s not strictly the retail price, but it’s still darned cheap. And even at $70 this is a cheap tablet, so much so that I would avoid it. Continue reading
iFixit has already got their hands on the Fire Phone (before it was supposed to ship) and they’ve posted their usual teardown photos. This is one complicated phone.
When Amazon officially unveiled the Fire Phone with its 6 cameras, we all guessed that it would be more complicated internally than your average smartphone and it turns out that’s true. From the outside it may look like a slim black slab, internally the iFixit team found a veritable mess of cables, connectors, and glue. Continue reading
Apple released their annual report last night, and mixed in with the generally good news were a few misleading statistics.
With revenues of $37.4 billion for the June quarter, Apple generated a profit of $7.7 billion dollars. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the third fiscal quarter, up 13% from last year, and they sold 13.3 million iPads, down 9% from last year. Continue reading
A large screen gadget which can be folded up and stuck in a pocket is one of the holy grails of mobile gadgetry, and in the past few days a couple news stories came across my desk which reminded me that it’s not as far out of reach as I had thought. Continue reading