tablets

Nexus 7 2 tipped for July release

Nexus 7 2 tipped for July release

Rumors about the second-generation of the Nexus 7 keep heating up. We thought we'd see the device at Google I/O back in May, but that never happened. Now, it's expected to land sometime later this year. Specifically, the latest rumor in the mill is that the next-gen Google slate will arrive later this month.

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OLPC XO Tablet hitting retail, aims to be Nexus 7 for kids

OLPC XO Tablet hitting retail, aims to be Nexus 7 for kids

OLPC is a tech company aims to provide cheap laptops and tablets to kids for educational purposes, especially in less-fortunate regions of the world. Their mission is actually a part of the company name: to provide one laptop per child. While they haven't changed the way kids are learning, the company is still rolling out new devices, including its latest XO tablet, due later this month.

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Hello Mobio Grip and Go hands-on

Hello Mobio Grip and Go hands-on

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.

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North Korean company unveils Android-based Samjiyon tablet sans wifi

North Korean company unveils Android-based Samjiyon tablet sans wifi

Earlier this year, North Korea had promised to switch on a 3G mobile broadband network for foreigners to access the Internet while within the Internet-deprived nation. While it did follow through on March 1, it wasn't even a month before the network was taken down for reasons unknown. Now the nation has entered into its newest technology foray, with a Pyongyang company unveiling an Android tablet called Samjiyon that doesn't have wifi.

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LeapPad Ultra 7-inch tablet unveiled with market’s first integrated kid-friendly browser

LeapPad Ultra 7-inch tablet unveiled with market’s first integrated kid-friendly browser

For those with children in their lives, tablet use presents a dichotomy of sorts: on one hand, they're excellent for practicing writing, and many educational apps are available. One the other side, however, is the reality that tablets are expensive and children have a habit of breaking expensive things. As such, LeapFrog's latest tablet, the LeapPad Ultra, is a 7-inch slate designed to be "kid-tough" while offering a built-in browser offering up youngster-friendly content.

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