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February 15, 2011

Toshiba announces new 10 inch tablet at MWC

by Darren Allan
At Mobile World Congress, Toshiba has announced plans to push out another tablet later this year in the UK. This slate is going to be more high-powered than the turgidly named Folio 100, which was launched in the final quarter of last year and ran into considerable trouble with high levels of return rates. The specs of the as yet ...

HTC Flyer tablet unveiled at MWC

by Darren Allan
HTC is off to a Flyer at Mobile World Congress, quite literally, as that's the name of the new tablet it has just announced. Yes, another tablet from another company, just what 2011 needed. The Flyer is a 7 inch slate, like the original Galaxy Tab, rather than a full ...

February 9, 2011

HP TouchPad unveiled, webOS tablet

by Darren Allan
There's another tablet on the way – don't all cheer at once, now. Although at least this is a bit different to the legion of Android tablets which is stomping towards 2011 like an army of homicidal cyborgs sent back from the future. Perhaps. HP has unveiled the TouchPad, a webOS powered slate which is happily hopping on the ...

January 25, 2011

Microsoft’s anti-iPad strategy revealed

by Darren Allan
Microsoft is preparing for a battle of Windows 7 powered slates versus the iPad when it comes to the business world. And some of the company's thoughts on strategy have been revealed by a PowerPoint presentation from last month which Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet got hold of. The slides detail what advantages Microsoft reckons ...

January 5, 2011

CES: Keep taking the Tablets

by Darren Allan
The Consumer Electronics Show, CES, kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas, and looks set to be dominated by the tablet on the computer front. Thanks to the success of the iPad, there are a huge amount of potential rivals queueing up to take a slice of the tablet pie in 2011. Analysts are predicting a big upsurge in slate sales ...

January 3, 2011

Toshiba Tablet will come with Honeycomb OS

by Darren Allan
Toshiba is about to announce a tablet over in the US at the CES show which will boast a 10.1 inch display and will run Honeycomb, the forthcoming version of Android designed with tablets more in mind (than current builds of the OS which should really only be running on smartphones). PCMag.com turned up with the skinny on the ...

December 14, 2010

Microsoft’s CES plans, Windows 8 and slates

by Darren Allan
Rumours are currently swirling around like winter snow flurries concerning Microsoft and its plans for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in three weeks time. The grapevine has it that some early form of Windows 8 may be shown, along with a range of tablet devices. Certainly it seems likely that Microsoft ...

November 10, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab sequels shown off

by Darren Allan
Last week, we reported on rumours that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was to get a sequel in short order, and that it would boast a super AMOLED display. Well, it seems that tidbit from the grapevine was spot on, as Samsung has indeed shown off the next-gen Galaxy Tab at a show ...

November 3, 2010

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab

by Darren Allan
T-Mobile has announced that it will join the ranks of the operators offering Samsung's new Galaxy Tab. The 7 inch iPad rival will be available on T-Mobile from November 10th, a week today, priced at £529 on PAYG. Pay per day mobile broadband will be offered ...

October 19, 2010

Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab: Which tablet to take?

by Darren Allan
This morning we've heard that Carphone Warehouse will be offering the standalone Samsung Galaxy Tab for £530, less than the £600 we were expecting, and a price which puts it directly in competition with the iPad. The 3G ...

October 2, 2010

Disgo Tablet 6000 launched, another budget slate at £180

by Darren Allan
Following the launch of the Next tablet, another budget slate has been unveiled, this one from Disgo. Like the Next slate, the Disgo Tablet 6000 is priced at £180, so could tempt those slightly more thrifty gadget fans who won't consider an outlay of £429 plus on an iPad, ...

October 1, 2010

Next launches budget tablet at £180

by Darren Allan
So, what will happen next in the tablet world? Next will, apparently, as the chain which is better known for its clothing has launched its own branded slate. The Next tablet comes with a 10 inch WXGA display, a 1GHz processor, 2GB of memory plus 8GB of further storage on a microSD card, wi-fi and twin USB ports. It ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab official UK street date November 1st

by Darren Allan
Samsung has officially announced that its Galaxy Tab iPad rival will be out on November 1st in the UK. It had previously been anticipated to arrive in October, but Amazon had the street date down as the first ...

September 29, 2010

Dell 7 inch tablet will be out in a few weeks

by Darren Allan
Dell only announced its tablet plans for a full sized 7 inch slate (as opposed to the Streak mini-tablet with its 5 inch display) last week. And it appears that this 7 inch Android tablet will be out within the next few weeks, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which quotes Amit Midha, Dell Greater China ...

September 23, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab will come in 10 inch flavour

by Darren Allan
It seems that Samsung will be releasing a 10 inch Galaxy Tab, along with the 7 inch model which is set to be unleashed shortly. This is what Silicon Republic is reporting (via Engadget), that the head of Samsung Mobile in Ireland, Gary Twohig, has just let slip the existence of a ...

August 20, 2010

HP says webOS tablet due for early 2011

by Darren Allan
When HP acquired Palm earlier this year, it was quick to announce that it would make good use of the webOS platform in powering several mobile devices. One of which would be a webOS tablet, which was thought to replace the Windows 7 slate the company already had underway. However, it seems that the ...

July 12, 2010

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says prepare for Windows 7 slates

by Darren Allan
Microsoft decided against producing the Courier, the dual screen tablet which was hinged like a book, and looked like a pretty cool piece of hardware. But despite scrapping that idea, Steve Ballmer has just been talking up Windows 7 on tablets at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington. The conference is the annual gathering for Microsoft's partners, where the ...

May 3, 2010

HP Slate wiped clean of Windows 7

by Darren Allan
The latest buzz about the HP Slate, one of the most talked about potential rivals for the iPad, is that the tablet won't be carrying Windows 7. The Slate was actually unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES back in January, as part of his opening keynote. But the grapevine says that ...

April 6, 2010

HP Slate specification leaked

by Darren Allan
HP has been busy hyping up its Slate PC in the wake of Apple's iPad launch this weekend. The company released a video clip showing the Slate in action, with a pair of cameras on board (one forward facing, one backwards), a USB port (which the iPad lacks), and an SD card reader. All this doubtless makes for compelling viewing ...

January 27, 2010

HP Slate: More details revealed

by Darren Allan
HP has come forth with some more snippets of info regarding its Slate PC, as Apple prepares the much hyped launch event for its tablet. The HP Slate, a joint venture with Microsoft, was previewed at CES in Steve Ballmer's opening keynote. HP's CTO Phil McKinney has been chatting some more about the device on a video on the net, ...