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HP pre-empts iPad Pro with Android and a screaming pen

HP pre-empts iPad Pro with Android and a screaming pen

Apple may be rumored to launch an iPad Pro with a special stylus, but HP has got there first with its latest Android tablets, the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12, packing a pen that uses sound not touch. Offered in both 7.9- and 12.3-inch sizes, the new tablets run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quadcore processor and are targeted at business users, particularly those who might want to digitize handwritten notes and sketches while on the move. Running Android 4.4 KitKat, they come with HP's own productivity apps, as well as sleek designs that look more than a little like HTC's One series of smartphones with their front-facing speakers.

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Apple’s iPad Pro rumored to launch alongside stylus tool

Apple’s iPad Pro rumored to launch alongside stylus tool

With rumors continuing that Apple will release a 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" sometime before the end of 2015, the latest report speculates that the company will also debut its own stylus tool to accompany and enhance the extra-large tablet. This information comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst often considered a well-regarded and reliable source, who backs up his theory by pointing to a number stylus patents previously filed by Apple, as well as his own research into the company's future plans.

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Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here team up for point-of-sale solution

Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here team up for point-of-sale solution

Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here have teamed up to create a new point-of-sale solution for small businesses and sole proprietors that need a convenient way to get paid by customers. Microsoft and PayPal Here note that many businesses have realized that tablets allow them to interact with their customers and untether from the cash register. Microsoft says that in the past this meant that the business needed two devices.

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Polaroid L Series tablets come bearing Lollipop

Polaroid L Series tablets come bearing Lollipop

Polaroid's CES 2015 offerings have been notable, and include the iZone camera companion for smartphones and tablets, as well as some other gadgets. Also counted among them are two new tablets, the Polaroid L Series Android slates. They're essentially the same device offered in 7-inch and 10-inch sizes, and they have decidedly mid-tier specs, including quad-core processors and WiFi. Both are targeting budget-conscious users, set to come with a price tag that undercuts many competing slates when they launch this spring.

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Nook sales down 55%, Barnes & Noble feeling the effect

Nook sales down 55%, Barnes & Noble feeling the effect

Splitting Nook from Barnes & Noble may not be a good idea for the digital branch after all. In releasing their fourth quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble showed an overall positive holiday quarter, but Nook is bringing them down. Nook revenue fell 55% over last year, casting doubt on which of Barnes & Noble’s two halves (physical or digital) is really failing. Nook’s earnings count digital devices, eBooks and accessories. That includes the Samsung Nook, which was meant to resurrect the brand with regard to hardware.

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Audi’s Android tablet: hands-on with a crash-proof slab

Audi’s Android tablet: hands-on with a crash-proof slab

Audi is really giving mobile devices a good run this year. After a new smartwatch custom made by LG, the car maker is also turning to tablets. But make no mistake, this isn't your regular Android tablet simply slapped on with some car-related features. Like the Audi smartwatch, this tablet has been meticulously designed and curated by Audi not only to bring the latest car diagnostics, navigation, infotainment features to backside passengers, they have also been designed to protect said passengers in case of an accident.

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Asus Transformer Book Chi series runs Windows

Asus Transformer Book Chi series runs Windows

Asus has unveiled a new series of thin and portable transforming tablets for its Transformer Book series. The new family of Transformer Book devices is called the Chi series and there are three units in the series to start. All three of the tablets are 2-in-1 devices that run the Windows operating system and use up to Intel Core M processors.

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Toshiba Portégé Z20t offers a 2-in-1 detachable experience

Toshiba Portégé Z20t offers a 2-in-1 detachable experience

Joining Toshiba's new products at CES 2015 is the 2-in-1 Portege Z20t, a pen-toting tablet that transforms into an ultrabook with the use of a detachable keyboard component. The entire system is promised to be a mixture of sleek and lightweight while offering precise input via Wacom technologies and some features not entirely common on systems like this, such as a keyboard that is resistant to accidental spills. Despite its small size, this is no toy -- the system covers all the bases, and comes with a price tag to match.

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Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets: it’s all about the pen

Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets: it’s all about the pen

Toshiba has introduced two new tablets, the 8-inch and 10-inch Encore 2 Write slates. With both these new Windows 8.1 tablets come a stylus tailored towards those who want precise input. Says Toshiba, these are the first slates of their kind to offer Wacom's newest "feel pen technologies", making them usable in a variety of stylus-based tasks, including drawing and writing. As with Wacom's newest Cintiq tablets, these Toshiba offerings utilize a pen offering 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet packs Intel RealSense depth-finding camera

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet packs Intel RealSense depth-finding camera

Dell has rolled out their Venue 8 7000 series tablet today, taking a bold step toward Android tablet prowess. Featuring a “series of firsts”, the Dell Venue 8 7000 is based on the Intel Atom Z3500 processor, and checks in at a remarkably thin 6mm. Dell didn’t cut corners when they cut weight, though. The Venue 8 7000 packs a 2560 x 1600 OLED display. It’s also the first tablet to integrate the new Intel RealSense camera, which provides enhanced depth sensing technology.

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