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Dell claimed world’s thinnest slice of tablet out at Best Buy
January 6, 2015 | 10:25 am

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 this device is already on sale at Best Buy for $399.00. This does actually put the Venue 8 in the same league as the iPad Air 2, which also weighs in at 0.24 inches thick according to headline numbers, albeit 0.3mm better off at 0.61mm. So although the thinnest tablet...

Moofi offers several refurbished Android tablets at rock-bottom prices
September 15, 2013 | 9:26 am

Fullscreen capture 9152013 81842 AM.bmpWoot’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 or $60 respectively plus $5 shipping. With an 800x480 capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz Cortex processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, and 32 GB SD card slot, a front-facing camera, and Wi-Fi (of course), the specs are basically identical to the $90 ZeePad I used to have; I expect Polaroid probably got...

Sony Takes $50 Off Xperia Tablet S Price, Also Offers A Free “Casual Cover”
February 18, 2013 | 11:28 am

Sony Xperia tablet saleToday is Presidents’ Day and that’s reason for celebration not only for Dell, but also for Sony. The latter isn’t exactly as generous as the former, but we still have awesome news for folks that are in the market for a decently priced 10-inch tablet. The Xperia Tablet S, released less than five months ago, is now just $399.99 in the 16 GB flavor. That’s $50 off the list price, but the savings don’t stop there. Sony’s store also throws in a free “casual cover” (regularly worth $59.99) with every Xperia Tablet S order, bringing the savings total to $109.99. Not too...

Quick notes: Tablet subsidies, Inspiron Duo, Virgin Mobile MiFi
November 18, 2010 | 2:37 pm

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 Dell Inspiron Duo, that 10.1” netbook that has a revolving screen for use as a tablet, will be available for pre-order soon and start shipping in December. The base model will start at $549 (£449). Engadget has a brief review of the specs and a short...

Do PDA-toting Amazon Marketplace used book resellers have a reason to feel guilty?
October 16, 2010 | 6:19 pm

iPAQ E-books aren’t the only book-related revolution ushered in by the Internet. On Slate, Michael Savitz writes about his profession as a PDA-assisted used book reseller on Amazon Marketplace—and an interesting profession it is, too. Savitz spends as much as 80 hours a week haunting used bookstores, library sales, and other sources of second-hand books. He takes along an old Dell PDA with a bar code scanner (like the one pictured plugged into an iPAQ at left) plugged into it, with software that immediately tells him the going rate on the Amazon marketplace for any title he scans. He...

Dell Streak may soon be streaking into lab coat pockets
September 16, 2010 | 9:15 am

457480-500-344 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 its other healthcare products, and has a number of useful features that will make it a handy medical data companion. Doctors have very particular information-technology needs, complicated by HIPAA laws that are very specific about what can be done with patient information. Given that Dell already has a...

Netbook news roundup: New models from Augen, Dell, Asus
September 15, 2010 | 8:15 am

augen-genbook-108Even 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 you’re willing to overlook the awkwardness of the mini-laptop form factor (or simply turn it on its side to use it like a tablet with a large sideways keyboard hanging off of it). Here are a few interesting netbook-related stories that have surfaced recently. Augen, More Often ...

Google says that Android is not yet designed for tablets; be careful what you buy
September 10, 2010 | 10:21 am

images.jpgImportant news from Google. The say that the current version of Android is not designed for tablets. This means that only a few of the new tablets coming to market will be able to access the Android market. Be careful of what you buy right now! Here's the info from Liliputing: The problem is that Google hasn’t officially given these devices its blessing yet — and Google mobile director Hugo Barra tells Tech Radar that the company probably won’t until a future version of Android that’s optimized for tablets is available. In other words, that shiny new...

Tablet news roundup: Survey, Streak, Samsung, Shanzai
August 30, 2010 | 8:15 am

samsunggalaxytab-leaklg8 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 its competitors in the tablet form factor as well. (Found via Gadgetell.) But that tablet probably won’t be a Dell Streak. The LA News Monitor notes that reviews of the $300 cell contract-bound 5” tablet are largely negative. Even though the device is “also...

$99 Augen netbook not a good deal compared to’s $130 Eee refurbs
July 31, 2010 | 10:25 am

a4abb94d-3588-419b-9769-ed666d65d2a3Following up to my post about Augen devices last night, I just called the Kmart in Branson and spoke to them, and what they had in stock was the e-book reader, and one remaining unit of an Augen netbook different from the one Engadget found. Engadget’s find was an Android “smartbook” with a 400 MHz processor and 128 megabytes of RAM, but Branson has one clearanced unit of what appears to be this model listed for $75 (currently out of stock) on, or $67.99 + $9.99 shipping at NewEgg (apparently in stock), a Windows CE “smartbook” with...

HP, Lenovo, Dell pushing or preparing iPad alternative tablets
July 20, 2010 | 7:26 pm

lepad 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 for a tablet. Will someone name their tablet the Thumbprint, I wonder?) Considering these three potential competitors, it seems the state of iPad alternatives has gone from “where are they now?” to “what’s coming up?” Wired suggests these tablets may well find a market, though it does not appear likely they...

Dell Streak reviewed
July 20, 2010 | 9:29 am

scaled.P7190279.jpgCrunchGear 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 fully-featured webkit browser running on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, making it quite speedy. The device features a built-in GSM modem so you can connect to 3G networks and make calls, making the Streak look like a comically big EVO 4G, except without the 4G. It really looks to...

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