Tablet Reviews

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

When it comes to tablet warfare, Motorola seemed to get out in the open with a weapon of mass excellence with the XOOM pretty early, it being the first to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first Android made specifically for the tablet form factor - now they've come back with the XOOM 2 aka the DROID XYBOARD and we're not so sure it's the same ground-breaking situation. What we've got here instead is certainly a solid package, this XYBOARD 10.1 making some improvements over the original XOOM, especially in form if you were one of the many people who said the XOOM was a hunk of metal with no style, (note: I was not one of those people, I still think the XOOM looks pretty awesome for the workhorse that it is,) and with LTE right out of the box, the XYBOARD provides the promise that the original XOOM took much MUCH to long to deliver on: 4G LTE connectivity. But is it enough for Motorola enthusiasts to want to upgrade from their first 10.1-inch love?

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ASUS Transformer Prime Review

ASUS Transformer Prime Review

Welcome to the next generation of Android tablets - where the year 2011 has been dominated utterly by the dual-core processor by the name of Tegra 2, so too does NVIDIA hold the next keys to the kingdom with the quad-core processor Tegra 3, and this is the city which you'll love to explore: the ASUS Transformer Prime. What you're going to get is a 10.1-inch tablet made with Gorilla Glass, radial spun Aluminum, a best-in-class Super IPS+ display, and an optional keyboard dock that brings you to the next generation of mobile: transforming devices. Will this slate / notebook Transformer Prime convince you that it's time to join the tablet world, finally, after all this time? We shall see!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

AT&T and Samsung have brought forth a tablet that adds to their set of sleek Android-based slates, this one the first to work with the carrier's 4G LTE network. Inside you'll find the rather powerful 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core processor, Samsung's custom user interface TouchWiz UX made specifically for tablets, and either 16 or 32GB or internal storage. You can take 3 megapixel photos and 720p videos with the back-facing camera, slightly less impressive media with the front-facing 2 megapixel camera. As this tablet is thin, so is it speedy, and as there are now more than four different models of tablet running Android from Samsung on the market today, surely they've gotten the formula correct enough to warrant such an array by now - wouldn't you say?

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T-Mobile Springboard Tablet Review

T-Mobile Springboard Tablet Review

Say hello to T-Mobile's most affordable slate, the T-Mobile Springboard Tablet. This might actually be the most affordable tablet in general, not just on T-Mobile. With dual-core power, good looks and a thin design this has an opportunity to really turn some heads -- not to mention its low price and tons of features. Today we'll be running through a quick review of this sleek new Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with T-Mobile 4G from Huawei, so enjoy all the photos and hands-on video after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Big phone, small tablet, or unnecessary hybrid? Questions bubble up uncontrollably around the Samsung Galaxy Note; strangers can't help but ask questions. No, we don't have tiny hands; no, we didn't put our iPad through a hot wash; no, just because it has a stylus, doesn't mean it's running Windows Mobile. Is 5.3-inches of Android more than any man, woman or child should be expected to stomach, or has Samsung's scattershot approach to mobile device sizing struck gold this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

Tablets took ASUS by surprise this year. The company revealed its two models, the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider, back at CES 2011 in January, and went on to see the Transformer become a sell-out success. The Slider SL101, meanwhile, failed to appear on schedule, and it's only now - ten months after we saw it first - that units are finally reaching store shelves. Has time been kind, or is this Android tablet just a netbook with pretensions? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC Jetstream Review

HTC Jetstream Review

Presenting HTC's vision for the perfect 10-inch Android tablet, the HTC Jetstream, complete with a Qualcomm MSM8660 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor under the hood and a pricy $700 USD bill attached to it carried by AT&T. The question we've got on our minds, and have had on our minds since the pricing was first announced is: how could a 10-inch tablet enter an environment with several 10-inch tablets already having been out for several months with a significantly higher price and expect to do well for sales? As it turns out, this HTC tablet does not hold back - not in construction or content - but will its individual specifications be enough to create one product worthy of the price tag?

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Today we have the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet on the review board. The ThinkPad has the body of a tablet but the head for business. Running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but filled with years of business and consumer laptop thoughts and ideas thanks to Lenovo. The ThinkPad tablet helps power users and business professionals alike do more on the go, while managing to stay extremely portable even if it's a bit heavy. We've gave it a quick glance and have plenty of photos and video after the break, so dig in and enjoy.

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ARCHOS 80 G9 Review [Video]

ARCHOS 80 G9 Review [Video]

It's time for the G9 series of Android tablets from ARCHOS, a Texas Intstruments OMAP4 dual-core 1GHz processor toting set of unique-looking pieces of hardware set to hit the streets of North America soon. What we've got here is the smaller of the two, the 80, the more enticingly sized tablet while the 101 version, at 10.1 inches, sits kindly in a stream of 10.1-inched tablets that appears never-ending. Both tablets have essentially the same set of specs, other than the screen size, so come with us here on a journey that'll reveal what you'll be getting out of either.

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ACER Iconia Tab A501 with 4G Review

ACER Iconia Tab A501 with 4G Review

Today we have the ACER Iconia Tab A501 full of AT&T 4G connectivity to show you. We've been enjoying this tablet over the past week or so, taking the 4G for a ride and checking performance. Android tablets come in all shapes and sizes, this is just one more we can add to the list although not many have full 4G support. Take a glance with SlashGear at a few photos, video, and benchmarks and see if this is the tablet for you.

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