Dell claimed world’s thinnest slice of tablet out at Best Buy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Something of a latecomer to the tablet market, despite its innovative mobile devices like the Dell Streak, Dell looks to be aiming for the innovation high ground again, with the debut of the Venue 8 7840, which it claims to be the world’s thinnest tablet, at 6.4mm (0.24 inches) thick. And [...]

Moofi offers several refurbished Android tablets at rock-bottom prices

By libertyc
September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Woot’s multi-day deals store, moofi, is offering several deals on open-box or refurbished Android tablets right now, ranging from the ultra-cheap to the potentially-interesting. At the low end, we have the refurbished 7” or 8” Polaroid tablet, sporting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, for $50 [...]

Sony Takes $50 Off Xperia Tablet S Price, Also Offers A Free “Casual Cover”

By Adrian Diaconescu
February 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today is Presidents’ Day and that’s reason for celebration not only for Dell, but also for Sony. The latter isn’t exactly as generous as the former, but we still have awesome news for folks that are in the market for a decently priced 10-inch tablet. The Xperia Tablet S, released less than [...]

Quick notes: Tablet subsidies, Inspiron Duo, Virgin Mobile MiFi

By libertyc
November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Financial Times seems to think the time is now for its employees to be using tablets. PaidContent reports that the company is offering a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against purchase of an iPad or other tablet. Employees who already have a tablet will also receive the rebate. The [...]

Do PDA-toting Amazon Marketplace used book resellers have a reason to feel guilty?

By libertyc
October 16, 2010 // 5 Comments

E-books aren’t the only book-related revolution ushered in by the Internet. On Slate, Michael Savitz writes about his profession as a PDA-assisted used book reseller on Amazon Marketplace—and an interesting profession it is, too. Savitz spends as much as 80 hours a week haunting used [...]

Dell Streak may soon be streaking into lab coat pockets

By libertyc
September 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

ZDNet reports that Dell is positioning its new 5” Android-powered Streak device as part of its line of healthcare IT products. Too big to be a smartphone, too small to call a tablet, the Streak nonetheless fits perfectly in a lab coat pocket. Dell promises it will “integrate seamlessly” with [...]

Netbook news roundup: New models from Augen, Dell, Asus

By libertyc
September 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

Even though iPads and other tablets have largely usurped the limelight, netbooks are not going gently into that good night. And with good reason. The netbook is still a perfectly functional form factor for when you need a miniature alternative to a laptop, and could be great for e-reading if [...]

Google says that Android is not yet designed for tablets; be careful what you buy

By libertyc
September 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

Important news from Google. The say that the current version of Android is not designed for tablets. This means that only a few of the new tablets coming to market will be able to access the Android market. Be careful of what you buy right now! Here’s the info from Liliputing: The problem is [...]

Tablet news roundup: Survey, Streak, Samsung, Shanzai

By libertyc
August 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

A Forrester Research survey of about 4,000 consumers reports that 14% plan to buy a tablet computer within the next twelve months—ahead of the 13% who plan to buy a laptop or 11% to buy an e-book reader, PC World reports. Forrester thinks that this is encouraging news not just for Apple, but for [...]

$99 Augen netbook not a good deal compared to’s $130 Eee refurbs

By libertyc
July 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

Following up to my post about Augen devices last night, I just called the Kmart in Branson and spoke to them, and what they had in stock was the e-book reader, and one remaining unit of an Augen netbook different from the one Engadget found. Engadget’s find was an Android “smartbook” with a [...]

HP, Lenovo, Dell pushing or preparing iPad alternative tablets

By libertyc
July 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

Hewlett Packard has requested a trademark on PALMPAD. Lenovo will reportedly have a “LePad” Internet tablet out by the end of the year (to go with its earlier “LePhone” smartphone, only available in China, no doubt). Meanwhile, Dell is pushing its new 5” Streak tablet. (Interesting name [...]

Dell Streak reviewed

By libertyc
July 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

CrunchGear has a quick look at the 5-inch Dell Streak. They say that it’s not an iPad that but that it is a “worthy entrant”. According to them: The device has a 5-megapixel camera, touchscreen, and built-in GPS. You can use it to watch movies and listen to music and it has a [...]

Palm puts itself up for sale

By libertyc
April 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

Here’s a bit of sad news. The beleaguered Palm Inc. has put itself up for sale, working with Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to try to find a buyer, Bloomberg reports. As we previously reported, Palm has been having a hard time lately as its devices simply failed to find a market. Word of the [...]

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