Argos has announced a new tablet that will be competing for buyer's dollars during the holiday season in the UK. The tablet is called the Argos MyTablet and will be a budget priced £99 device aimed directly at budget shoppers. The tablet will be going head-to-head with the slightly more expensive £119 Hudl tablet from Tesco.
Typically, when Lenovo launches a new tablet the device is powered by the Windows operating system. Lenovo has offered up Android-powered smartphones in the past, but hasn't been a significant factor in the Android-powered tablet market. Lenovo has now announced the launch of the pair of new tablets in Europe that both run the Android operating system.
In a speech given to this year's International Journalism Festival in Milan, Italy, Google Chief Economist Hal Varian explained that the newspaper industry has been in decline since 1972 and that online journalism as a threat to newspapers is only a continuation of broadcast journalism's inexorable encroachment, but that newspapers have a new opportunity to profit from old-school long-form journalism by paying special attention to tablets.
Popular UK retailer Tesco has launched a new tablet running the Android operating system designed specifically to combat Amazon's Kindle. The Tesco tablet is called the Hudl and features a seven-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 900. The tablet runs Android 4.2.2 and the first rumblings that the tablet was coming surfaced in August.
If you have children, you know firsthand how much kids love to play with smartphones and tablets. Sometimes kids like your smartphone or tablet so much that you can't play with it yourself, which is why Toys "R" Us rolled out the Tabeo tablet last year. The toy store has announced the next generation version of that tablet called the Tabeo e2.
If you're familiar with the Swype keyboard for smartphones and prefer that virtual keyboard to the one that came with your device, and you also use a tablet you might interested in Dryft. The original co-founder of Swype and its inventor, Randy Marsden, has unveiled his latest invention aiming to change tablet typing just as he did with smartphone typing using Swype.
Tablets and smartphones have multiple uses: as gaming devices, navigational tools, digital book readers, note-taking slates, and more. As such, the way they're handled varies with need - while holding them by the bevel may be okay for one scenario, another may require a solid grip on the back. While there are different stands and docks available for a variety of needs, swapping between them is inconvenient at best. That is where Mobio's Grip and Go come in.
The post-PC era continues to see tablets and smartphones drive overall growth, researchers claim, with traditional PC shipments predicted to decline more than 10-percent this year. 2013 sales of computing hardware - including tablets, smartphones, and PCs - are expected to grow 5.9-percent year on year in 2013, Gartner calculates, but that will be predominantly down to slates, it's argued. In fact, compared to 2012, tablet sales are expected to jump almost 68-percent.