Honeycomb

Will carriers kill the Galaxy Tab 7.7?

Will carriers kill the Galaxy Tab 7.7?

All eyes have been on Samsung this morning, with the company's compact tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, finally breaking cover. It's hard to argue with a better-than-720p Super AMOLED Plus display, Kindle-besting thinness and 10hr battery (at least on paper), but the big question hanging over the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is whether - like its predecessor - its potential success will be scuppered by the North American carriers.

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AT&T HTC Jetstream LTE 10-inch Android tablet official

AT&T HTC Jetstream LTE 10-inch Android tablet official

AT&T has officially unveiled the HTC Jetstream, the company's 10.1-inch tablet previously known as the HTC Puccini. Packing Android 3.1 Honeycomb on an WXGA touchscreen with support for HTC's Scribe digital pen - initially bundled with the slate - the Jetstream totes both HSPA+ and 4G LTE support and will go on sale on September 4 priced at a hefty $699.99 with a new, two-year agreement.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for IFA 2011 in a Bit More Detail

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for IFA 2011 in a Bit More Detail

The team at Samsung blew the top off of the Android world back in November of 2010 when the released the first real Android tablet effort across the world - what the tech world's next big convention IFA 2011 may hold is the next generation of this very model with an added 0.7-inches and a Super AMOLED display. As we know from leaked details contained in Samsung's own official "Unpacked" app for IFA in Berlin, they certainly will be releasing what's called the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Aside a "Galaxy Note" device that'll likely have something to do with a stylus for mobile devices and the "Wave 3," a Bada device with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display,, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 would be the second reported upgrade to a device already out on the market with slightly lesser specifications.

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HTC Puccini Called Jetstream on AT&T, Additional Screenshots Leaked

HTC Puccini Called Jetstream on AT&T, Additional Screenshots Leaked

We certainly know a lot about the 10-inch tablet known as the HTC Puccini considering it's not yet truly officially announced by its manufacturer or its US carrier. We've seen screenshots, bits of hardware, release dates, and specs all along the way. What we've gathered thus far and what we're to understand from these newest two screenshots revealed today is that this tablet will be called the HTC Jetstream as it flies in to the USA on AT&T's 4G network, be it what AT&T calls 4G at the moment or LTE in the distant future. An AT&T 10-inch Android tablet made by HTC, sound like a winning ticket to you?

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Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

The 7-inch form factor may have opened up the Android tablet market, with Samsung's Galaxy Tab paving the way even before Google believed the platform was ready for slates, but since then all has been quiet on the tweener front. Honeycomb's unsuitability for medium-sized screens left several companies with their tablets on the back-burner; those that did launch, like HTC with the Flyer, stuck to smartphone versions of Android rather than risk poor compatibility. Now, bringing Android 3.2 Honeycomb to market comes the Acer Iconia Tab A100, a 7-inch dual-core model promising the performance of its bigger siblings but the pocket-friendliness of a filofax.

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Samsung secretly filed protective pleading to avoid Apple injunction

Samsung secretly filed protective pleading to avoid Apple injunction

Court documents concerning the preliminary sales injunction Apple was granted against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 suggest the Korean company may not have been as blindsided by the court decision as it subsequently claimed. According to Samsung's official statement, "the request for injunction was filed with no notice to Samsung, and the order was issued without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung"; however, the court press release [pdf link] confirms that almost a week before the injunction was granted, Samsung did in fact file a "Schutzschrift" or protective pleading to the German court.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100 on sale now

Acer Iconia Tab A100 on sale now

Acer's Iconia Tab A100 has finally gone on sale in the US, making it the first Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a 7-inch screen to hit shelves. Priced from $329.99, the A100 runs on NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and has a 1024 x 600 16:10 touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and an LED flash, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls. There's also WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and MicroHDMI.

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