Tag Archives: tablet

College Students Are Less Likely to Own and Use a Tablet Than the Average 10-Year-Old

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While researching yesterday's post about mobile device use by kids for schoolwork, I came across a related survey report which showed that college students were in some ways lagging behind younger age groups when it came to mobile device adoption and use. It's been some time since I last came across a survey which asked these ...

Nvidia Inadvertently Confirms HTC-Made Nexus 9 Tablet

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Rumors have been circulating for most of the summer that Google planned to release a new and larger Nexus tablet, and thanks to Nvidia we know those rumors are true. Nvidia is embroiled in a lawsuit with Qualcomm at the moment, and they let a couple important details slip in a legal filing. According to the filing, which you ...

E-Fun Launches a New $79 Nextbook Android Tablet

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As I reported yesterday with Kobo, most companies are avoiding the Android tablet, but luckily for this blogger that does not include E-Fun. This US subsidiary of the Chinese gadget maker Yifang quietly launched a new Nextbook tablet here in the US. There's been no press release, but shoppers can now find the Nextbook NX700QC16G 7" Android ...

Budget Tablet Buying Guide: September 2014

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For the past four years Android tablet have been a hot market niche, with dozens of device makers releasing new models willy-nilly. Some were good, many were bad, and as a result the tablet market in July 2014 is glutted with tablets. There are so many tablets on the market that it is difficult to tell ...

The Toshiba Encore Mini is a Windows Tablet that Goes Where Only Android Tablets Had Dared to Tread

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Intel has been promising for the past 5 months that we would see $99 Windows 8 tablet this year, and while the Encore Mini doesn't quite prove the chipmaker right it does come close. This $119 tablet is a very slightly upgraded version of the Excite Go Android tablet I reviewed a couple weeks back. It features ...

My Boyue T61 E-ink Android Tablet Arrived – What Should I Install on it?

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At long last, my new ereader/tablet arrived. The Boyue T61 is a 6" ereader which runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage.  It's the OEM version of the Illumina from Icarus, and it costs only half as much. It sports a 6" Pearl HD E-ink screen with a touchscreen, ...

Nobis 7 Tablet Now $50 at Staples – Quad-Core CPU, Android 4.4

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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 ...

B&N and Samsung’s Co-Branded Nook Tablet Comes Bundled with $200 in Content

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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 ...