Tablet

Enterprise use will drive sales of larger tablet, report says

By Chris Meadows
August 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tablet sales in the usual size are on the wane as larger smartphones eat into their marketshare—but business uses are going to drive sales of larger tablets, says a new report by Strategy Analytics. The report suggests large tablet sales will have nearly doubled by the end of 2015, what with the [...]

Rumor: Amazon is Planning a 12" Tablet

By Nate Hoffelder, editor of The Digital Reader
August 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Digitimes is adding fuel to the speculation over new Amazon hardware. The Kitty Kelley of tech reporting revealed this morning that Amazon is working on a new larger tablet. Citing unnamed sources, Digitimes told us that Amazon is also planning a 12″ tablet. They didn’t say which [...]

Kurio Smart Windows tablet offers plenty of power for homework, games

By Chris Meadows
August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tablets for kids seem to be a new big thing, what with Amazon coming out with its Fire HD Kids Edition. Gizmag has a story about the new Kurio Smart, a Surface-like 8.9” Windows tablet with detachable keyboard designed to help kids do their homework as well as just game. The Smart will come with [...]

Intel and Microsoft work on two-in-one tablets

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two-in-one tablets seem to be the order of the day for Microsoft and Intel. ITProPortal has a story about Microsoft assisting developers creating dual-boot tablets that will run both Android 5 and Windows 10. So far, only Chinese manufacturers seem to be involved, though ASUS has shown interest in [...]

Amazon knocks $30 off 6” Fire HD & Fire HD Kids Edition, August 17 only

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

Today (August 17) only, Amazon has put its Fire HD 6 with Special Offers on sale for $30 off the regular price. You can pay $69 to get the 6” version, or $119 to get the ruggedized Kids Edition. You can use the “Configure and Add to Cart” button on the right side of the screen to double the [...]

The easiest way to break in your new tablet—for work, fun or mixes of the two

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

So you’ve bought that shiny new tablet and fired it up. Now what? You’ve got a bunch of app icons, and you know it should be a great tool. But how do you learn to use it? This article assumes you’re new to the tablet world. If you’ve changed operating systems, like moving from an iPad to an [...]

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 15, 2015 // 8 Comments

I was meeting with a client recently, and she was admiring my iPad + Bluetooth keyboard combination. She pulled a massive laptop out of her bag and said she’d been meaning to make the switch from her laptop to her new iPad. We got to talking about what was involved in making the switch from [...]

JP5mini tablet brings the information age to prisoners

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tablets for everyone—even prisoners! Hard as it might have been to imagine just a few years ago, tablets now can be an important part of rehabilitation and education for prisoners. TechCrunch has an article on JPay’s JP5mini Android tablet, a $70 32-gigabyte device intended for prisoners. (As [...]

Why I went for a Lenovo A7-10 instead of a Kindle Fire HD 6

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

For some time now, I’d been toying with moving on from my Google Nexus 7 2012 edition. Partly it was the weight: at 340 grams, the Nexus 7 is a pretty porky beast for its size. Also, I wanted a cheap and cheerful tablet that I could sling in my pocket and not worry about, ready for use when I [...]

Fire HD 6 Tablet: First Impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 6, 2015 // 4 Comments

I received a Fire HD 6 tablet last week as a gift, and I’ve been happily using it for several days now. I plan a series of articles about my new device as I use it over the next few weeks, but I wanted to start with some initial impressions. Considering its size and the limitations of the [...]

Morning Links: Changing tablet story. Kindle iOS draining batteries

By Joanna Cabot
May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Tablet Story Isn’t Over—But It’s Changing (Re/Code) It’s hard to argue with the narrative — larger phones are impacting tablet sales. This absolutely seems to be the case. *** Publishers Weekly Will Digitize Entire Archives (GalleyCat) Publishers Weekly, which reviews [...]

Acer’s new Iconia tablets make your pencil your stylus

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

            Acer has announced two new Android tablets, the Acer Iconia 8 and 10, that it claims offer “the most accurate touch experience, ever … you can even use thin-tipped objects like pencils to make notes!” Other specifications for both models [...]

Weekend Links: Book market contracting? Lessons from a day unplugged

By Joanna Cabot
March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Book Market Contracting? (Dear Author) In the past few months, three of the big five traditional publishers have posted a downturn in sales: Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Reading these reports has felt alarming to me. *** Reading on a Tablet is Bad for Your Neck (GoodeReader) A recent [...]

HP Stream 7: A mediocre tablet but a great micro-laptop

By Chris Meadows
March 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

I’ve had this HP Stream 7 tablet for a couple of days, and my first impression is that it’s fairly mediocre from a tablet standpoint, but it seems like a terrific micro-laptop. With one major caveat I’m still inclined to look upon it as a great bargain at $79—especially since it included a [...]

Samsung gets innovation envy at iPad’s superior 4:3ness?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trigger warning: Snark. Anti-Apple snark. For those sensitive souls out there whose delicate intellectual faculties are upset by double meanings or anything more than good simple honest say-what-you-mean cracker-barrel truisms, be warned: This article will engage in irony. Sarcasm. Satire. [...]

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