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Dell Inspiron Duo review

Inspiron Duo review

A 10-inch slate tablet seemed imminent when news broke that Dell had an iPad rival on the way, but that turned out not to be the case. The 5-inch Dell Streak was their first attempt, but ended up being more smartphone than tablet. Its second attempt—the Dell Inspiron Duo ($549.99 direct)—isn't even close. Although it is a novel take on a netbook convertible tablet, it's anything but an iPad rival. It features a cleverly designed flip hinge that exposes (and conceals) a physical keyboard, and is one of the few netbook tablets that run on an Intel Atom processor and a full blown Windows 7 operating system. Although it sports one of the most innovative designs we've seen in a while, the Inspiron Duo is no threat as a touch device to any tablet and completely misses as a netbook.

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Video: Blackberry Playbook shown off at TabLife

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Handhelds, Videos

At a Rogers TabLife conference this past week David Neale from RIM provided a very interesting first look at their upcoming tablet, the BlackBerry Playbook. As he commented about the media skepticism on whether the recently announced tablet was up to par with the iPad and Android tablets, or if it even existed, he said "it does live!" The video presentation showed the fast processor, 1080p video, flash browser and multi-tasking. He also promised that the unit was not finished too and that it would be even faster. In the questions part of the interview he touched on the fact that the tablet is aimed at the "professional grade" audience. He also said security was a top concern, and that it would securely pair with BlackBerry smartphones via Bluetooth. He stated that 7-inches would be the form factor for the first instance, but that he could see more sizes coming in the future, and even devices with keyboards. Check out the video for more interesting tidbits from the 18 minutes presentation.

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RIM acquires TAT

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News

RIM buys TAT

Research In Motion announced today the joining of The Astonishing Tribe, or TAT, to their team. TAT has been involved in many mobile user interface designs, such as the original Android UI on the T-Mobile G1, and will be lending their artistry to the BlackBerry PlayBook and RIM's smartphone platforms. What does this mean for BlackBerry users? Well, judging by TAT’s previous design efforts they’re going to be some happy BBMers.

Read More | BlackBerry Blog

Coby reveals new Kyros MID7015 Android tablet

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Google, Handhelds, PC / Laptop

Coby Kyros android tablet

Coby has just released another Android tablet which is available now for $250. Coby’s new Android tablet, the Kyros MID7015, is equipped with a 7-inch resistive touchscreen, Android 2.1 (AppsLib marketplace only,) 4GB of built-in memory, a microSD card slot with an upgrading capacity of up to 16GB, and an HDMI port for 1080p video.

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Cyber Monday Deal of the Day: $300 off HP ENVY 14 and ENVY 14 Beats Edition

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP ENVY 14 cyber monday

It's Cyber Monday, and HP has got a nice offer that we've made our ! Check it - you get the  ENVY 14 or ENVY 14 Beats Edition laptop at a discount of $300 off, which saves you 22% off the total price if you are considering the Beats version. There are tons of customization options, and free shipping is included as well:

Save $300 on HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition laptop
Save $300 on HP ENVY 14 laptop

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Orange gives big discounts on iPad with 3G data plan in UK

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Wireless / WiFi

iPad on Orange

 

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad is a hot-ticket item this holiday season. Though with its price of $499-$699, you better hope your secret Santa has the hots for you this year. No such luck? Well, if you’re in the UK then consider looking to Orange for a contract-tied iPad deal of the decade. That’s right, with a two-year contract of £27 ($42) per month (£25 for existing customers) you can get an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at prices of £199 ($312) for the 16GB version, £249 ($391) for the 32GB, or £349 ($626) for the 64GB.

This two year monthly plan allows you 1GB of anytime data, 1GB off-peak data (basically between midnight and 4pm), and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi. 

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Acer introduces Android 3.0 tablets

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Google, Handhelds, PC / Laptop

acer android 3.0 honeycomb tablet

Acer unveiled their new Android 3.0, or "Honeycomb" powered tablets in 7- and 10.1-inch versions. Each tablet will have 1280x800 resolution, while the 10.1-inch version will have a 1080p HDMI out.


Deal of the Day: $320 off HP TouchSmart tm2t

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP Pavilion touchsmart tm2t

It's Black Friday, and HP has got a nice offer that we've made our ! Check it - you get the  TouchSmart tm2t 12-inch ULV tablet with multi-touch display, which packs an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor (your choice,) and optional ATI Radeon HD 5450 for $320 off the regular price. That is superb savings, and shipping is free - and they even throw in a 4GB RAM upgrade and 500GB hard drive upgrade:

Save $320 on HP TouchSmart tm2t tablet

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Bleeding Edge TV 369: A look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab

 

We have a Samsung Galaxy Tab in and wanted to give you guys a look at the first major competitor to the iPad. The Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch Android tablet available from Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and soon AT&T. It sports a 7-inch display, and in all actuality, just feels like a really big Android phone. Hit the video above for the full scoop.

Big thank you to JackThreads for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out, we've got exclusive invite codes that give you $5 to use towards anything you'd like.


Archos 101 Android tablet now available

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Handhelds

archos 101 android tablet

The line of Android-powered tablets seems to be increasing weekly, and indeed this week saw yet another contestant to the iPad being released, the Archos 101. It's a 10-inch tablet running the Android 2.1 OS, and powerful enough to play 720p video at a reasonable $299 price tag for the 8GB version, and $349 for 16GB. The main features include a capacitive touchscreen, a HDMI port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, front-facing camera, and an SD slot for more storage space.

Read More | Archos

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