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Tablets are struggling, and only 2 strategies are working

Tablets are struggling, and only 2 strategies are working

Aggressive pricing pushed Amazon's tablets ahead of Samsung last quarter, but even with Apple's iPad holding strong in pole position it may take a form-factor change to keep the segment moving. Sales of tablets slowed dramatically in 2017, according to the new Q4 2017 numbers from IDC, though some subcategories managed a little growth. Still, there are clear signs that consumers aren't going to settle for just a big display in order to open their wallet.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 name, specs leaked in certification docs

Huawei MediaPad M5 name, specs leaked in certification docs

A new Huawei tablet has leaked with the name MediaPad M5, making it the latest in the maker's M-Series MediaPad lineup. Confirming a recent leak, but with a twist, the Bluetooth certification documents reveal that Huawei will be skipping the MediaPad M4 name and jumping straight to M5. The tablet is said to have the model numbers SHT-W09 and SHT-AL09.

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If the 2018 iPad with Face ID looks this good, I’m sold

If the 2018 iPad with Face ID looks this good, I’m sold

Rumors of a new iPad have begun, and if the images we've got here are any indication, Apple's next slate will be a masterpiece. We've seen our fair share of iPhone concepts in the past from a wide variety of creators - but not so much on the iPad - save the months leading up to the iPad Pro. This is probably largely because of the device's relative lack of need for change over the past half-decade.

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Galaxy Tab A 8″ Android tablet boasts all-day battery life and Kids Mode

Galaxy Tab A 8″ Android tablet boasts all-day battery life and Kids Mode

Samsung will launch a new tablet called the Galaxy Tab A on November 1st, giving consumers a new 8-inch option that, among other things, offers all-day battery life. This tablet features a metal frame and is, at least per Samsung, a "family-friendly" device. To underscore that point, Samsung has packed some kid-friendly content onto the tablet, including a dedicated Kids Mode with access to 5,000 exclusive videos and games.

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AT&T Primetime 10-inch tablet has a TV Mode and arrives on Friday

AT&T Primetime 10-inch tablet has a TV Mode and arrives on Friday

AT&T has just announced its own exclusive tablet, and it'll be available starting on Friday. The tablet is called Primetime, and it's not surprising that AT&T has packed a TV Mode onto it given that name choice. Though obviously available for everyone, the tablet seems ideal for those who already have (or plan to get) an AT&T wireless subscription and/or DirecTV television. The tablet can be added to an existing AT&T wireless plan for $20/month.

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Polaroid’s new phones are (maybe) named after Cosmo Kramer

Polaroid’s new phones are (maybe) named after Cosmo Kramer

Polaroid has introduced a pair of new smartphones, and they're both seemingly named after the Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer. Called the Polaroid Cosmo K and Cosmo K Plus, both phones are being introduced in Mexico alongside a tablet called the Jet C7. Did Polaroid say specifically that they're named after Cosmo Kramer? No. But it's hard to imagine the name was inspired by any other.

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LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus tablet appears on T-Mobile’s site

LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus tablet appears on T-Mobile’s site

A new tablet has appeared without any formal announcements on T-Mobile's support website, and it is called the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus. This tablet marks the second time a device has appeared ahead of launch on the carrier's site, the first being the carrier's own Revvl smartphone. As far as this tablet is concerned, it appears to have decent specs alongside support for the Uncarrier's LTE network.

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Tablet sales are still dropping, but detachables offer hope

Tablet sales are still dropping, but detachables offer hope

Tablet sales have been declining for years and there's no sign of that stopping any time soon. Research and data company IDC has just released its latest report on the tablet market, and it paints a bleak image. According to the company, the second quarter of 2017 showed a continued drop in tablet sales, and that despite new cheaper iPads and other slates from popular companies. Tallying up the numbers from across the globe, the tablet industry experienced a 3.4% decrease in sales compared to the same period last year.

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Pentagon tests tablet access to secret classified documents

Pentagon tests tablet access to secret classified documents

The Pentagon has expanded a pilot program to allow some top officials to access documents with a 'secret' classification using 8-inch tablets. The move follows a similar program that gave some officials access to both 'secret' and 'top secret' classified documents on smartphones. With this program, the government hopes to make it easier for these individuals to access data when out of the office.

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Wacom Cintiq Pro update will add massive 24″ and 32″ 4K screens

Wacom Cintiq Pro update will add massive 24″ and 32″ 4K screens

Artists rejoice! Wacom has revealed plans to update its Cintiq Pro line of graphic design slates with two additional models, one featuring a 24-inch display and the other featuring a massive 32-inch display. Neither model will arrive until some time early next year, but Wacom is announcing the plans now to get people excited. What can we expect? A 4K Ultra HD resolution for starters.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launches to tackle mid-range devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launches to tackle mid-range devices

When we're talking about mobile processors, a lot of attention is paid to the high-end, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The mid-range is just as important to many phone manufacturers, however, and Qualcomm wants its processors to feature in those devices as well. With that in mind, Qualcomm has launched its new Snapdragon 450 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

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Coolpad Defiant budget phone arrives at T-Mobile next week

Coolpad Defiant budget phone arrives at T-Mobile next week

Company Coolpad Technologies has introduced its latest smartphone, the Coolpad Defiant. This model will be available in the United States through T-Mobile, serving as an inexpensive entry-level device for those who don't need much. The company describes this as a 'significant milestone' for itself, one that builds upon the two previous models it launched in the US through T-Mobile.

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