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Huawei says its 7-inch MediaPad will be the first to use the newest version of Honeycomb (...

Huawei today unveiled its 7-inch MediaPad, which the company says will be the first to use the previously unannounced Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (specifically optimized for 7-inch tablets) and the first to use Qualcomm's 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor. All the specs look to be on the mark but no pricing was announced. The release date is slated for Q3, 2011, so that could be any time between the end of next week and September 31.  Read More

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the optional docking station that turns the tablet into a...

While Taiwan and the UK have already seen the release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the U.S. release has been delayed until the end of April, with supply shortages due to higher than expected demand apparently to blame. With a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LED back-lit, capacitive multi-touch display, micro SD card slot, front- and rear-facing cameras, USB and HDMI ports, 1GB of RAM and powered by a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the Eee Pad Transformer, which runs Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), is seen by many as the first serious Android challenger to the iPad’s dominance.  Read More

Samsung has unveiled two new Galaxy Tab additions at CTIA Wireless 2011, which are both ju...

Samsung has unveiled not one, but two new tablet additions to its Android mobile product line at Florida's CTIA Wireless 2011. The company has managed to slim down the width profile on both devices to an iPad 2-beating 8.6mm (0.33-inch), claiming the crown for the world's thinnest tablets in the process. The 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab devices both get a couple of cameras, benefit from dual-core processing and come in three storage choices.  Read More

Motorola has announced a March 27 release date for the Wi-Fi version of its new Xoom table...

As promised at this year's CES, Motorola has announced that the Wi-Fi version of its Xoom Android tablet will be available this month. The 10.1-inch device is the first tablet to benefit from all the widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization capabilities of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor supported by a gigabyte of RAM. It's not as thin as the new iPad 2 but is by no means chunky at 0.5-inch (12.9mm) and does sport a 1280 x 800 resolution (150ppi), high definition touchscreen display with HDMI-out for onward connection to a big screen TV.  Read More

TouchType has announced the release of a new tablet-optimized version of its popular onscr...

TouchType has now transferred its touchscreen typing smarts from smartphones to the big screen, bigger than a smartphone anyway. The company has launched a new tablet version of its SwiftKey typing app to coincide with the release of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and the launch of the Xoom tablet from Motorola. The app is claimed to make touchscreen typing more intuitive thanks to an improved version of the Fluency predictive text engine and easier thanks to optimized keyboard layouts and multi-language support.  Read More

Google's Android 3.0 operating system - built specifically for tablet PCs.

There's no mistaking it: 2011 is the year of the tablet PC. There's something like a hundred of these things coming out in the next 12 months, following the trailblazing success of Apple's iPad. A significant number of them will be running Google's Android operating system and at CES it became abundantly clear why Google has been telling developers not to make Android 2.x tablets: because Android 3.0 has been in the works, specifically designed for tablets as opposed to smartphones. And while it's certain to suffer from a lot of the same device fragmentation issues that have plagued Android smartphones, there's no denying that 3.0 looks fantastic in these preview videos.  Read More

Motorala XOOM tablet

Motorola and Verizon today came out with what is sure to be one of many new tablet computers that we're going to see at CES 2011. Billed as the world's first Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablet, the specs of the XOOM look impressive with a dual core 2GHz processor (Nvidia Tegra 2) and a 10.1 inch HD display. The 3G/Wi-Fi enabled XOOM boasts two cameras: a front-facing 2 megapixel camera for use during video chat, as well as a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video.  Read More

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