What does the Dell/EMC deal mean for gadgets and ereading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dell currently may be most familiar to TeleRead readers these days for some rather nice Android and Windows tablets. But Dell has now brought off one of the biggest deals in the the history of tech. And its $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation is bound to influence more than Dell’s [ on]

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 [ on]

Moofi offers several refurbished Android tablets at rock-bottom prices

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

Dell Streak may soon be streaking into lab coat pockets

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

Tablet news roundup: Survey, Streak, Samsung, Shanzai

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

HP, Lenovo, Dell pushing or preparing iPad alternative tablets

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

Dell Streak reviewed

By Paul Biba
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 [ on]

Palm puts itself up for sale

By Chris Meadows
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 [ on]

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