The Christmas shopping season is a great time to find some impressive deals on lots of electronic devices and gadgets. An impressive deal has turned up that is good for today only on one of the newer Windows 8 tablets on the market. The device is the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
There are plenty of tablets on the market today to cover just about every price range. One of the more popular classes for tablets with lower prices is the 7-inch segment. A new tablet aimed specifically at kids and families has debuted called the Vinci MV 7 that fits into that popular 7-inch category.
One of the reasons that consumers haven't started to adopt 3D devices like TVs in force is that they all need glasses. Some of the TVs now use passive glasses rather than expensive active sets, but glasses are still needed. One of the only consumer devices on the market that doesn't require glasses is the Nintendo 3DS. Purveyor of strange goods Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled a new tablet that supports 3D.
There's a new 8-inch tablet well on its way to market with Acer's name on it, bringing with it Intel Baytrail technology to boot. This is the Acer Iconia W4, sporting an Intel Baytrail Z3740 processor, Intel HD graphics (Generation 7, Baytrail), and Windows 8. This device works with an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
Tablet sales grew more than 50-percent in 2013 versus the previous year but growth is likely to slow toward 2017, new research indicates, with analysts skeptical that Windows slates will gain significant traction any time soon. Shipments worldwide grew 53.5-percent year on year to an expected 221.3m, IDC's figures indicate, with predications that larger-screen models such as the iPad Air could make a resurgence.
Apple's iOS 7 continues to outpace iOS 6 in terms of device upgrades, new research has indicated, with more than 70-percent of devices in North America now running the latest platform, as Android 4.4 KitKat makes its tentative first appearance in the Google breakdown charts. iPhone users have been a little more keen to update than their iPad counterparts (74.1-percent versus 63.8-percent) according to Chitika, with the prediction that iOS 7 will "continue to substantially outpace iOS 6 adoption" moving forward.
It's not often that a single tablet is able to contend with the whole entire rest of the gadget universe, but that's exactly what's happening with the likes of the Nexus 7 - as proven once again with the release of HP's newest set of slates. The HP Slate7 Plus and Slate7 Extreme join the Slate8 Pro in Android tablet releases just in time for the holiday season, NVIDIA Tegra processors in the lot of them. They've all got a bone to pick with Google's own ASUS-made Nexus 7, of course, with this generation rocking Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon rather than last year's Tegra 3.
Toshiba has unveiled a new 7-inch Android-powered tablet aimed at mid-range shoppers. The new tablet is called the Excite 7. As the name of the tablet suggests, it packs a 7-inch screen. One of the best features of the tablet will be the sales price of $169.99.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has been some time coming. The glaring absence of a tablet in the company's range, and its refusal to discuss it until it could figure out a suitably "Nokia spin" on the segment, left us with big expectations. Turns out, the Nokia magic is making LTE standard-fit and borrowing the Lumia phone style for a Windows RT slate, but is that enough to differentiate the Lumia 2520 from the iPad and Microsoft's Surface 2? Read on for the SlashGear review.
This week you'll have a new Google service available to you straight from Google itself, one going by the name of Google Play Newsstand. This interface allows Google Play to roll with Magazines, Newspapers, and even Blog Feeds in a single centralized location, one that's available to the masses just as the Google Play store's many other outlets are today.