Kobo stops making tablets, shifts focus to eReaders and apps

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Digital bookseller Kobo currently offers a line of eReaders and a line of Android tablets. But moving forward, Kobo president Michael Tamblyn tells The Bookseller that the company plans to focus on eReaders and apps that can run on tablets from other companies. Kobo doesn’t currently plan to continue developing its own tablets. The move makes […]

First look: HP Slate 17 Android tablet

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As expected, HP plans to launch a 17 inch Android tablet called the HP Slate 17. It features a full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Celeron N2807 Bay Trail quad-core processor, and a starting price of about $450. The system looks more like an all-in-one desktop computer than a tablet. But it has a built-in battery […]

Qooq’s latest tablet for the kitchen sports a Tegra 4 chip

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NVIDA’s new Tegra K1 processor may be one of the fastest ARM-based chips around, but last year’s Tegra 4 isn’t exactly sluggish. That’s the chip that powers the HP Slatebook 14, the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7, and the ZTE FunBox game console, among other things. Now French tablet maker Qooq is turning to the Tegra […]

HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition tablet launches for $250

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HP’s launching a new 7 inch Android tablet called the HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition. The company’s been working on it for a while (we’ve been seeing reports about the tablet for months), and as you’d expect the tablet features Beats Audio. The rest of the tablet’s specs make it clear that this is […]

HP’s next-gen 7 and 8 inch tablets arrive (in France)

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Hewlett Packard has launched two new Android tablets… in France. I suspect it won’t be long before we see the new HP 8 G2 and HP Tablet 7 G2 in other countries, although the names might differ from region to region. Update: The HP 8 G2 is now available in the US for $150.  A tablet […]

Dell Venue 10 Android 2-in-1 tablet coming soon

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Dell unveiled a new Android tablet with an 8.4 inch OLED display, a super-slim design, and Intel’s RealSense 3D camera this week. But that’s not the company’s only new tablet on the way. Attendees of this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco also got a brief glimpse of Dell’s new 10 inch Android tablet. The Dell […]

AARP RealPad is an unnecessary Android tablet for seniors

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The American Association of Retired Persons is now selling a tablet aimed at people over the age of 50 who might not be comfortable just buying any old tablet. The AARP RealPad is a $189 tablet which is about the size of an iPad mini, but which runs Google Android 4.4 with a custom app […]

Intel introduces Reference Design for Android tablets

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Intel wants to make it easier for device makers to build Android tablets with Intel chips. To that end, the company has launched a new program called Intel Reference Design for Android. The idea is that Intel will provide a branch of Google Android to device makers that’s guaranteed to work with a certain set […]