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ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

The word “Saphir” calls to mind “sapphire”, which, in the context of mobile devices, is usually associated with toughness and durability. That is probably the thought that ARCHOS is trying to evoke with the ARCHOS 101 Saphir, the first tablet in its rugged Saphir line. While it might not exactly be the toughest nor the most powerful, it may have one thing over other tablets in this niche market. This rugged Android tablet is really a 2-in-1 in disguise and comes with a keyboard to help boost productivity whenever and wherever.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted at Taiwan’s NCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted at Taiwan’s NCC

In just a matter of days, Samsung will be unveiling its Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017. The tablet is pretty much no longer a secret, with leaks, even a user manual, telling almost everything there is to know about it. What is a secret, however, is where the device will be made available and with what capabilities. In this regard, it might be a bittersweet day for the hopeful in Taiwan. The Galaxy Tab S3, model SM-T820 has just passed by the country’s National Communications Commission (NCC), which means it is preparing to launch there. Unfortunately, that particular model is noted to not be compatible with mobile networks.

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March 2017 iPad Pro event tipped for 10.5-inch Chromebook rival

March 2017 iPad Pro event tipped for 10.5-inch Chromebook rival

Apple is planning a clean sweep of its iPad Pro range for 2017, with talk of four new models of the tablet including an all-new screen size seemingly targeting Chromebook buyers. Though the iPad hasn't seen quite the bumper performance that Apple's iPhone has in recent quarters, and analysts peg tablet sales overall as slumping, the Cupertino slate is still the segment leader. Now, it's reported, Apple is preparing to capitalize on that with a top to bottom refresh.

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Samsung Galaxy Book might be a Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet

Samsung Galaxy Book might be a Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet

Yes, Samsung seems to be definitely all about tablets this coming MWC 2017. Even though the company won’t yet explicitly name it (unlike LG), the Galaxy Tab S3 is pretty much in the bag. However, it might not be the only tablet lined up, not even the only OS. There have been rumors circulating about a Galaxy TabPro S successor, but, based on an app that popped up at the Windows Store, it won’t be called a Galaxy TabPro S2. Instead, it might be called a Galaxy Book.

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Huawei MediaPad T3 at TENAA reveals an 8-inch Nougat tablet

Huawei MediaPad T3 at TENAA reveals an 8-inch Nougat tablet

If you’ve been starving for notable tablets, which have been rather scarce these past months, then you need not wait that long. Tablets are coming to MWC 2017 but, like their smartphone counterparts, not all are created equal. Like the Huawei MediaPad T3 which just hit TENAA, which means we’re getting a good dose of specs. But rather than butt heads on the premium market, the MediaPad T3 will, instead, try to blaze a trail in the mid-range tablet segment.

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Galaxy Tab S3 leaked manual shows an overgrown Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Tab S3 leaked manual shows an overgrown Galaxy Note 7

Samsung may have lost its chance to make the Galaxy Note 7 the next big thing in mobile productivity, but it might take another stab at it before the Galaxy Note 8 arrives. That will come in the form of the Galaxy Tab S3, not a new Galaxy Note device. At least that seems to be the vibe that’s being given off by a leaked manual for the tablet, spilling almost everything just a week before its debut.

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iPad Pro ads claim it is not a computer

iPad Pro ads claim it is not a computer

Remember the once humorous “Mac vs PCs” ads of yesteryears? Actor Justin Long, who portrayed the Mac side of the fence, has already moved on from computers to smartphones, specifically a Huawei phone, and Apple is doing likewise. Somewhat. The company, who still makes Macs, has launched a few new ads touting the benefits of an iPad Pro and how it is better than a computer. But in doing so it is claiming, perhaps mistakenly, that it is not a computer.

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Chuwi Hi13 challenges the Surface Book with Apollo Lake CPU

Chuwi Hi13 challenges the Surface Book with Apollo Lake CPU

While the Microsoft Surface Pro spurred a new generation of tablets, the Surface Book inspired laptop makers to try their hand at the detachable category. In the case of Chuwi, however, it inspired the tablet maker to reach for the laptop skies. The product of that is the Chuwi Hi13, a 13.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 that’s trying to take on the Surface Book on one end and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on the other end. But while it’s considerably cheaper than both, it comes at the price of having an Intel Celeron CPU.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 gets its first leaked photo

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 gets its first leaked photo

MWC 2017 is barely two weeks away, so all the rumors, leaks, and insider tips are ramping up. Considering how late the revelation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 came, it’s not exactly surprising that we’re only seeing more definitive leaks now. There’s really not much to see in this supposed image of the tablet, which looks like a render intended for the official PR materials. It does, however, seemingly confirm the one important feature for this tablet: it’s compatibility with Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

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Lenovo Miix 320 leaked, next in affordable detachable line

Lenovo Miix 320 leaked, next in affordable detachable line

It is almost exactly a year since Lenovo put out the Miix 310, a detachable 2-in-1 Windows tablet that aimed for the lower tiers of the computing market. Just as it did last year, Lenovo is expected to unveil a new Miix 320 at MWC 2017 this month. The number will tell you that it's an upgrade to last year's model and, while that might be true, it isn't as huge a jump as it might sound.

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Android Instant Tethering goes live for Pixel, Nexus devices

Android Instant Tethering goes live for Pixel, Nexus devices

We live in a very Internet-centric world, but access to the Internet isn't as ubiquitous or as stable as we might like. And that's not even counting the devices that can't connect to the 'net anytime, anywhere, a.k.a. WiFi-only devices. Especially for the latter class of devices, tethering is one of the workarounds to this problem but it's, more often than not, a multi-step process. Not if you're using a Pixel or recent Nexus device, though, with the rollout of Android Nougat's new Instant Tethering feature.

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Lenovo Yoga Book a month later: Android at work

Lenovo Yoga Book a month later: Android at work

At IFA 2016 back in September, Lenovo revealed what is, to date, the most curious Android tablet in existence. Officially marketed as the ultimate productivity device, the Lenovo Yoga Book is often billed as a glimpse of the future. Of course, a tablet of the future would be of little value if it didn’t prove to be of use today. And so we took the Lenovo Yoga Book, the Android version specifically, on an extended tour of duty, to see if this brief glimpse of the future is something we do want to live in or if it’s something we would prefer to live without. Here are some things we’ve learned.

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