Showing posts with label tablets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tablets. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2013

What is a Phablet?

Everyone is familiar with the word phone and tablet but what about Phablet. Well, a phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet - designed primarily to combine the functionality of a smartphone with that of a tablet. Screen sizes of a phablet typically range between 5 - 7 inches. Phablets are usually larger in size that most smartphones but smaller that a regular tablet or for that matter of fact a miniature tablet. A good example being the Samsung Galaxy Note series. In fact they have grown so much in popularity that ABI research expects 208 million of them to be sold in 2015. In fact the Samsung Galaxy Note with its 5.3 inch display sold more than 5 million units in its first 5 months of being released.

Most popular Phablet - Samsung Galaxy NoteThe popularity of these devices stems from the fact that people are able to pocket than and move around. A tablet might be too large and the screen of a smartphone much too small. Since the devices are primarily used for media consumption. There is a lot of debate as to the use of the work Phablet - maybe Smarblet or Taphs, Slabs or Smartbooks. The debate will rage on with people searching for a better name than Phablet. Until a name is found however the work 'Phablet' is being used. If you have a suggestion for a name, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is Blackberry 10

Blackberry 10 which was officially launched in New York on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013, is a mobile operation system developed by Blackberry. Also know as an OS (Operating System), this OS will be used in all the upcoming Blackberry mobile devices like SmartPhones and tablets. This is a QNX-based OS and does not contain even a single line of code from the old operating system that Blackberry used to use. Blackberry Limited is the new name of the company which was formally known as Research In Motion (RIM). There are 2 new Blackberry 10 devices that have been released the BlackBerry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10.

Blackberry 10Blackberry 10 features
1. Full Social Integration: as expected the screen as a link to your Tiwtter, Facebook and email all the time. So whenever a new mail pops-up. You can see it in your notifications.
2. Blackberry Hub: Which will be Twitter, LinkedIn, BBM and Facebook all of this combined together. Which essentially means all of your social platforms are in the same place -- reducing time and effort by checking all at once rather than one at a time.
3. Blackberry flow: effortlessly move between apps with just a swipe from the bottom. So which you're watching a video you can swipe around and visit the hub, check your mail and the video continues to play in the background, all in the same flow. Also called Blackberry peak -- check on something else which working on another app or program.
4. Blackberry Keyboard: You can choose between a physical and a touch keyboard -- depending on the device. To add characters, all you need to do is to swipe down on the keyboard. You can also move between languages easily. Just type words together and Blackberry 10 makes a sentence out of it.
5. Blackberry Balance: Allows you to easily move between personal and work. With a single swipe you can move between personal apps and work apps. So you don't get confused and overwhelmed between the two.
6. Blackberry Messenger: Allows you to now also make video calls.
7. BBM Screenshare: Easily share your video and your screen real-time with other people on call. So everyone can watch the video live and if you want you can also share your screen. Very good for work and presentations.
8. Blackberry Remember: An intelligent app that reminds you about something you flagged in an intelligent way. So a holiday email pops-up when you search for places to visit.
9. Blackberry 10 camera: comes with Blackberry Time-shift -- capture a moment and work around it later. The camera can capture an entire moment so you can move the image to when the person first stats smiling to when you took the snap. Also comes with a built-in editor to edit and add effects like Instagram.
10. Blackberry Story Maker: Pull in all related pics and videos together and create a nice story -- good for work or personal.

Video below of the Blackberry launch event in New York

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tabeo Tablet for kids from Toys R Us

Tabeo tablet for kids from Toys R Us
Tabeo tablet for Kids

In the middle of the tablet wars comes a new one with a major difference. A tablet that is aimed at kids - a nice Toys R Us hopes to carve for itself. The tablet also comes with 50 pre-loaded games, books and educational apps, and is now available for pre-order. The gadget will be go on sale on Sept 21, 2012. Don't get the wrong idea thinking that this is for kids and might come with limited capability. This is not so and although the Tabeo does have a lot of parental controls, it does have all functionality normally associated with a tablet like the iPad or Amazon Kindle fire. 

Tabeo Specs:
It has a 7' screen
Front facing camera
HDMI output for kids to showoff all their photos and videos on their TV
1.0 Ghz for faster gaming
6,000 free apps available at the Tabeo store
WIFI and full internet support including flash
4 GB Storage and a micro SDHC card slot for expansion
Cost: $150

The product will not have store pick-up however and will be shipped to your address. Will be available for shipping across the US. Kids can use the tablet to play games and capture video and have all the fun associated with a tablet for grownups. It does have enough parental controls to ensure safety and security.
Tabeo Tablet for kids from Toys R us - check it out now

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Where to buy the Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 has already started shipping and is now available for pre-order in the US, Uk, Canada and Australia. many of the pre-orders done when it was first launched have already started shipping and the 7-inch quad-core tablet is in the hands of many geeks. If you order the tablet in the Google Play store you do get $25 of credit to spend on your favorite apps. The device has been made for Google Play and therefore is called AOA Alive on Arrival. As soon as you get it it is up and ready. Being a 7" tablet it is just bigger than your smartphone and small that the larger iPad - making carrying around the device that much more easier. Google has used Asus to make their home-branded tablet and the Google Nexus 7 can also be found in Asus stores in the countries of launch. The device is available for both 8 Gb and 16 GB.

So how to buy the Google Nexus 7
1. You can get your Google Nexus 7 at the Google Play Store. Click on the shop now link if you live in the US, Uk, Canada or Australia. Other countries would need to wait a few more months before the device is available for purchase. 

I want to buy the Google Nexus from a Physical store in the US
Office Depot
Sam’s Club
Curry PC World Store 

List of stores where the Google Nexus 7 is available in Australia

Harvey Norman
JB Hi Fi
Dick Smith
Bing Lee
The Good Guys
Radio Rentals
EB Games

List of stores in the UK where the Google Nexus 7 is available

List of stores in Canada where the Google Nexus 7 is available

If you can't wait and need one now you can try Craigslist or eBay there is sure to be someone trying to make a profit on the device. If you have bough the Jelly Bean device please leave a comment with your feedback on the Google Nexus 7. I am sure the list of stores above is not extensive enough. Please leave the name of stores where the device is available in your area. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

How to delete apps on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

One reason why you might want to delete to remove apps on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is to free up some space for new apps you want to check out and try. All apps that you install and add from the Android market can be removed except for apps that come pre-installed on the tablet. So apps like Blockbuster, Kindle, Slacker and movie cannot be removed as it is a part of the ROM of the device. All other Apps that you have installed and added can be removed with a few simple steps listed below.

How to remove, delete or uninstall apps on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
1. On the Home screen tap on menu
2. Select settings
3. Now choose applications
4. Tap manage applications
5. Select App you want to remove
6. Now tap the uninstall button
7. Select OK
8. You're done and the app removed

If you are using Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 there it is even simpler as you do not need to go to the app settings to remove apps

1. On the home screen tap on the Apps icon found on the right-hand side

2. Tap and hold the app you wish to remove

3. Drag the icon of the app to the red remove bin

4. Tap OK

5. You're done


Please leave a comment below to continue this discussion.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Deals: Get a 32GB HP TouchPad For $149 at Best Buy

Best Best have made an announcement, starting Nov 1, customers are being offered a bundle deal. The tablet was originally priced at $599 but dropped to $100 during a fire sale. HP had decided to move away from the tablet business. But the way the $99 flew out the window made HP change its mind. There has been a lot of interest in the HP TouchPad with it being a decent enough device and at a low cost it makes a lot of sense. The Best Buy offer will be available from Nov 1 and these are the details. You will be able to get a HP TouchPad for $149 provided you buy a HP or Compaq Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One computer1.  Customers can get this deal online at, it will also be available at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores across the US.

You would wonder where all these devices are coming from. Since the fire sale you would think that there were not many devices left lying around. Turns out there are and are being used in the pre-holiday season sale. We are sure to get to see a lot more deals and offers coming our way from tablet makes. As tables will turn out to be the hottest selling item this holiday season. 

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How to get a free BlackBerry Tablet

RIM is now trying everything possible to bolster sales of its Tablet the BlackBerry Playbook. We have read numerous reports on the net that this holiday season is going to be gadget season. People of all ages including women over 50 according to one report, all want gadgets as gifts. right on top of the list of most desired gadgets is the Tablet. Tablet computers are most prized and sought after. RIM wants to make the best of it and has now come out with an offer for the BlackBerry Playbook. Business customers who buy two will get one free. Those who buy two PlayBooks' with get one free accessory and They can choose from a black leather sleeve, a charging pad, or an six-foot HDMI cable if they participate in the promotion. The offer runs only in the US and Canada and devices must be purchased for an authorized reseller. Offer ends Dec 31, 2011.

With this offer BlackBerry wants to make the most of this holiday season and increase sales. They have also said that rumors that the company wants to move away from the Table industry are false and that they are highly committed to the tablet industry. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Intel Medfield Android Honeycomb Tablet [Pics]

The prototype is out for all the see. Intel has on display the new Android tablet running on Medfield. Medfield is an upcoming Atom chip for SmartPhones and tablets, will offer better graphics. This is one of their newest chips with great power-efficiency and contains a single core. It will be available in devices during the first half of 2012. Intel tablets and smartphones will be based on Google's Android Software and now their own internal MeeGo. So you can expect to see Intel-Based phones in the first half of 2011 and they will initially be running on Android Gingerbread and later transition to Ice-cream Sandwich. 

The Intel Tablet has a 10.1in screen and was shown off running Android 3.x Honeycomb. It is 8.9mm thick. World's first Intel x86 based Android tablet.

Image: tablets Planet

Image: TheInguirer

Image Credit : Cnet

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dell Streak 7

Dell has introduced the Dell Streak 7 which comes with the following features. With this Dell has made the first 4G compatible tablet, courtesy of T-Mobile and comes with a $199 contract with and $450 without. It also has Adobe Flash 10.1 support and front and rear cameras. With a very innovative shiny Andriod 2.2 running the device. Is this enough to distract from the number of Android 3.0 tablets set to arrive. Available now in the US.

  • Android™ 2.2-based tablet with over-the-air upgrade capability for future OS releases

  • Vibrant 7-inch, multitouch display with full Adobe® Flash 10.1 

  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera for face-to-face chats on popular services such as Qik or Skype 

  • 16 GB of internal storage, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in GPS

  • Connect on your terms. Save with 2-year contract or flexibility with prepaid pay-as-you-go plans

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