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Nook: Shelved by Barnes & Noble
July 4, 2013 | 2:00 pm

NookBy Jon Dugan Late last week Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that it will no longer be producing most of the NOOK line of tablets on their own, bowing out of competition with Apple, Google, and Amazon.com for the battle of the e-book reader. Less that favorable annual earnings topped the list of reasons why the company will no longer be producing the Nook color. It's no surprise when you consider that the Nook’s losses before interest and other costs were more than $450 million, soaring over last year’s number by over $200 million in fiscal 2012. The Los Angeles Times reported...

LeapFrog Intros $150 LeapPad Ultra Kid-Friendly Tablet, Release Slated for July 17
June 29, 2013 | 12:10 pm

LeapFrogChildren-focused tablets might still be short of becoming mainstream gadgets, but it’s fairly obvious that competition is growing by the day within the niche. After seeing Ematic launch the modest but dirt-cheap FunTab Mini 2 very recently, it’s time today to welcome a new contender from LeapFrog. LeapFrog is a company that’s been involved in designing and developing tech products for kids for more than a decade, so you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the newly unveiled LeapPad Ultra has quite the legacy behind it, following on the footsteps of the LeapPad and LeapPad 2. The Ultra is to become LeapFrog’s priciest gadget...

Deal Alert: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Tablet Goes For Just $100 Via Adorama ($50 Off)
June 25, 2013 | 1:01 pm

Asus MeMo PadWho said Android Jelly Bean tablets have to be pricey? Not us, not Asus, and certainly not Adorama, since the online retailer now sells the MeMo Pad 7 (aka ME172V) for just $99.95. That’s a whopping $50 off the slate’s list price, though in all honesty it’s just $10 or $20 less than what sellers like Amazon or Newegg currently charge for the MeMo Pad. Then again, free money is free money, plus Adorama’s $100 ME172V is in all likelihood the cheapest ever Jelly Bean-powered slate. (At least the cheapest coming from a well-known manufacturer like Asus.) Now, what does the 7-incher...

Samsung’s new ATIV Q tablet runs Android apps in Windows 8
June 21, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Ativ QThe mobile OS wars rage on, but Samsung seems to be hedging its bets with the recently-unveiled Ativ Q tablet. The 13.3-inch (3,200 x 1,800 HD resolution) ATIV Q will run on Windows 8, but have the ability to switch to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean without needing to restart the device. Photos and other data will purportedly be transferable between the OSes, and Android apps can even be pinned to the Windows 8 start screen. The tablet also features a convertible design with a built-in QWERTY keyboard, able to be turned into a tablet, laptop, or video player with adjustable stand. Pricing...

Ematic launches kid-friendly FunTab Mini 2, a tiny but robust $70 tablet
June 21, 2013 | 12:30 pm

EmaticChildren-focused tablets very rarely come with top-notch specs and features in tow, but you can at least count on them to be cheap. In the case of Ematic’s latest, called FunTab Mini 2, really, really cheap. This slate is just $69.99 and is available already via Amazon and Tiger Direct, but be warned, if your kid knows the first thing about technology, he’ll kick your behind if you purchase it. Luckily, the Mini 2 is targeted mostly at very young children (as in aged seven or less), so there’s only a faint possibility you could get into trouble. Now, what does the...

Leaked: Alleged First Photo of the Second-Gen Google Nexus 7 Tablet
June 17, 2013 | 9:00 pm

Google Nexus 7Google’s unveiling of the second-gen Nexus 7 tab is likely a matter of days, or, worse case scenario, weeks, so the pieces of the oft-rumored puzzle are one by one nicely falling into place. The first piece—pricing—was revealed last week. Big chunks of the spec sheet have subsequently leaked to the press, while the first low-res photo of the device has been uncovered mere hours ago. While this is not an official pic, it accompanied the N7-2 (codename Asus K009) at the Bluetooth SIG, so it’s 100 percent legit. Sadly, we can’t tell a whole lot about the slate’s design from the image, though...

Google’s Second Gen Nexus 7 16GB Tablet May Go For $229
June 15, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Nexus 7The second generation of Google’s flagship seven-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced at last month’s I/O developer’s conference for a release of sometime this year. Then, there were rumors of the slate going for a sweet price of $150. On Friday, a story from DigiTimes speculated that the Nexus 7 will see a proper release sometime in July, with two variants: an 8 GB and a 16 GB model, which may go for $199 and $229 respectively. This puts the cheaper priced new generation tablet rumor to bed, as the current generation Nexus 7 starts at $199 as well. This summer, Google’s Nexus 7...

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Now Available for Pre-Orders via Amazon and Staples
June 10, 2013 | 11:00 pm

Acer Iconia W3The world’s first ever Windows 8-powered tablet to sport an 8-inch display has been the star of numerous “leaks” over the past couple of months, plus one or two (more or less) official intros, but it’s only now available for pre-orders. The name is W3, Acer Iconia W3, and Amazon and Staples are the first online retailers to (promise to) ship it. Both sellers have the 8-incher listed at $379.99, but for now you’ll probably be more inclined to deal with Staples, as shipping is said to only take between one and seven business days. Meanwhile, Amazon vows to deliver the W3 in no less than three weeks, which is not exactly an eternity,...

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?
June 9, 2013 | 11:00 am

FeedlyIt’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will this effect you too? I’ve used and continue to regularly use Reader for years, so for me this is the ‘not good’ kind of change. Starting while I was in college, Google’s RSS feed app was the first and only service of its kind that mattered to me. I loved what it did for me, helping to redefine how I handled research academically and, of course, leisurely. So,...

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 Now Available for Sale, Starting at Just $149
June 9, 2013 | 10:00 am

Lenovo IdeaTabSay, do you happen to remember Lenovo’s IdeaTab A1000 and A3000? No? I can’t say I’m shocked, but let me give you the skinny real quick: The two 7-inch tabs were unveiled way back in February, although they're only just now available for sale in the United States. Neither the A1000 nor the A3000 will break speed records of any sort, and you can’t say the slates are very elegant or sexy, either. Still, they are not to be completely ignored, as they come with a fairly decent quality-pricing ratio. Actually, scratch that—they’re dirt-cheap and that’s the end of it. The A1000 goes for...

Acer Debuts Industry’s First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet
June 8, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Acer IconiaAcer just unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 is pre-installed at no additional expense. The Iconia W3 design is compact enough to use comfortably in one hand while having a screen large enough for entertainment and desktop applications. The slim and sleek device weighs only 1.10 pounds and measures only 0.45 inches thin, making it easy to take anywhere. “With the Iconia W3, Acer is giving those who create, read, work and play in the Windows...

ASUS announces MeMO Pad HD7, a nicely priced 16GB Android tablet for $149
June 3, 2013 | 2:43 pm

ASUS MeMO PadThe tablet gods seem happy with us today. Aside from the obvious news of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3-, 8-, and 10-inchers, Taiwanese company ASUS has also rolled out their latest mobile slate computer on Monday. This time, they’ve updated their MeMO PAD, consciously keeping its overall affordability and target audience. For the most part, the MeMO Pad HD7 takes on where its predecessor left off, remaining a budget-friendly tablet with modest features, perfectly suitable for an average user. The 7-inch tablet introduces HD resolution to the MeMO family with a 1280×800 IPS display and came down a bit in size...