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Viewsonic’s $199 ViewPad 7e Android tablet ready for pre-orders

Viewsonic’s $199 ViewPad 7e Android tablet ready for pre-orders

Viewsonic's budget-friendly ViewPad 7e Android tablet has surfaced on Amazon for $199.99. We got to spend some hands-on time with the tablet when it first debuted last week at IFA 2011 and seems like a good entry-level device for bargain shoppers. However, it's only available for pre-orders at the moment without an estimated shipping date.

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Vizio Tablet gets VIA Plus 1.2 software update

Vizio Tablet gets VIA Plus 1.2 software update

The Vizio Tablet has gotten a software update that promises to enhance overall performance. A somewhat laggy interface was a major issue that plagued the otherwise favorable budget-friendly tablet. The update brings the Vizio Internet Apps Plus (VIA Plus) custom interface up to version 1.2, while it continues to run on top of Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread.

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HTC Flyer Honeycomb 3.2 update leaked with screenshots

HTC Flyer Honeycomb 3.2 update leaked with screenshots

The HTC Flyer 7-inch Android tablet that boasts an optional stylus looks to be getting its Android 3.2 Honeycomb update very soon. MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien got a hold of a beta version of the update along with the "Sense 1.1 for Tablets" update and has publicly released the ROM for all to download and has also tossed up some screenshots of the new interface.

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Gateway ships A60, its first 10.1-inch Android tablet

Gateway ships A60, its first 10.1-inch Android tablet

Gateway has begun shipping its first Android tablet today, called the Gateway TP Series A60. But, the tablet isn't really all that new. In fact, it appears to be a rebranded version of the Acer Iconia Tab A500, which we've reviewed in the past. After all, Acer is now the parent company of Gateway.

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Sony Tablet S now ready for pre-orders, shipping September 16

Sony Tablet S now ready for pre-orders, shipping September 16

The Sony's first Android tablet, now officially called the Tablet S, is ready for pre-orders. The Tablet S is available on Sony's own site and on Amazon, listed at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model with a promised ship date of September 16. The device is also available on Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada at the same pricing, but with a later September 23 ship date.

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Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

One of the two long-rumored Amazon tablets has been shown to TechCrunch for some hands-on time under the condition that no photos be revealed. This is the first time we've gotten more concrete details and specs on what the first Amazon tablet has to offer. Unfortunately, it's sounding much less like an iPad-killer and more like a super-charged Kindle ready to take on the Nook Color.

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ViewSonic launches ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e

ViewSonic launches ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e

ViewSonic has made some tablet announcements of its own today at IFA 2011 with a tablet trio of varying sizes and platforms. There's a 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet called the ViewPad 7x, a 10-inch dual-boot Windows Oaktrail tablet PC called the ViewPad 10pro, and a budget-friendly e-reader-like tablet called the ViewPad 7e.

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Amazon’s 10-inch Tablet may not ship until 2012

Amazon’s 10-inch Tablet may not ship until 2012

Amazon is rumored to debut two tablets this fall, but a new report from the supply side suggests that only one of the tablets will make its way to market before year-end. According to DigiTimes, mass production on Amazon's larger 10.1-inch tablet will not begin until the first quarter of 2012.

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Fujitsu Arrows Android 3.2 tablet boasts dual-core, LTE and water resistance

Fujitsu Arrows Android 3.2 tablet boasts dual-core, LTE and water resistance

Fujitsu is getting ready to release a new Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet that will not only boast some nice internal specs but will also be designed to protect its innards from unexpected rain showers or an occasional swim in the lake. Dubbed the Arrows Tab F-01D, the tablet comes in a unique waterproof housing.

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Amazon Tablet to undercut iPad price by hundreds

Amazon Tablet to undercut iPad price by hundreds

The long rumored iPad-killer that could be Amazon's upcoming tablet is expected to launch sometime in September or October. But with the recent $99 fire sales of the discontinued HP TouchPad doing amazingly well, there are new reports that Amazon may introduce their tablets at a similarly low price point to excite the masses.

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade begins with pilot group next week

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade begins with pilot group next week

Motorola's long promised 4G LTE upgrade for the 3G XOOM tablet looks set for a September deployment. The time frame was confirmed by Motorola in an email to customers back in July and now they've sent out a new email, revealing that the upgrade process will kick off early for business and government XOOM customers. Apparently, they will function as a "pilot" program for the upgrade process before it's rolled out to the masses.

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Sony S1 renamed Tablet S, launching mid-September

Sony S1 renamed Tablet S, launching mid-September

More details are surfacing on Sony's first Android tablets now that we're getting closer to launch time. Despite several teaser videos and some hands-on time with the tablets, very few details have been revealed. But Engadget now has word that the larger of the two Sony tablets, codenamed the S1, will be officially named the Tablet S and is set to launch within the first two weeks of September.

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