Toshiba Introduces new portfolio of tablets and laptops

A number of announcements today from Toshiba as the company has unveiled some pretty nifty devices, ranging from affordable (really affordable) tablets to high-end laptops for the workhorse in you! Some of the new devices announced include:

Satellite Radius™, a multimode laptop with a 360-degree “flip-and-fold” design that enables five different viewing and usage modes. Features: [Read more…]

Tablet Options This season and A Look at the Galaxy Tab 3

FYI, if you happen to be in the search for a tablet that’s running Android, be sure to have a looksee at the Galaxy Tab 3… Kid #1 just picked one up (the 8″) and its pretty darned amazing! Granted, the iPad Air or iPad mini is outstanding in many ways, however, if you want or need Android (and there’s many great reasons to go Android) then this unit is a must consider – when compared side-by-side with the latest Nexus tablet I’d have to say this one blows it out of the water for a mere $30 more! Cool feeatures noticed out of the box include a nice, solid build, amazingly clear screen, durable, cool multi-tasking capabilities, awesome camera, tight integration with Google enabling easy production of google hangouts. Some of the features/specs of the Galaxy Tab 3 include:

  • Handy 7″ or 8″ “mini” models
  • 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory
  • Expandable via MicroSD card
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • 5MP rear camera + 1.3 MP front camera

See http://pages.samsung.com/ca/galaxytab3/English/

Tablet Roundup – Apple, Microsoft, Nokia All With New Solutions

So, how was your Tablet Tuesday? With Apple, Microsoft and Nokia all announcing new products, including some very cool tablets are you planning on making a switch any time soon? Indeed Apple is killing all the others and dominating the tablet space and there’s no sign of that changing any time soon I’d say. Nokia is trying to chip away at some market-share, however, in all honesty I really don’t see that one going very far but I guess time will tell. The Lumia 2520 windows Tablet is a nice looking piece of hardware but really, how can you possibly compete with Android and iOs in that space? In their defense, the 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and 6.7MP camera make it a pretty attractive option – and the red color is a nice touch too! Microsoft has announced the smaller, lighter, and faster Surface2 which is somewhat of a notebook/tablet hybrid and really does chase a different market segment in my mind… no huge numbers for that one in sales either I’m predicting although it is looking pretty good and at $449 not a bad option for the Windoze fans! The Apple products, however, are looking mighty fine as we saw in Apple’s live event.

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Nokia’s first-ever Windows tablet – the Lumia 2520 runs on Windows RT 8.1

Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, is designed to work anywhere, with a vivid 10.1-inch HD display that is designed to provide the best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet. Building on Nokia’s rich mobility heritage, the Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, letting people take beautiful pictures – even in low light.

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New Algiz 7 Super-rugged Tablet

Something new and rugged from Sweden… Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its highly popular Algiz7  rugged tablet computer. The updated Algiz 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor, with better storage capacity, improved security and quicker communication capabilities.  The Algiz 7 meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures, and with its IP65 rating it keeps dust and water out as well. The new Algiz 7, which starts shipping today, features the following improvements from earlier versions:

  • A fast and powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel ATOM processor.
  • More memory, with 4 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • Better storage, with a 128GB SSD SATA II with recovery partition.
  • Two full mPCIe slots for improved flexibility.
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 (Gigabit).
  • Added data security with TPM chipset board (chip 1.2).
  • An updated version of the wireless Gobi 3000 technology for higher communications speed.
  • A 5-megapixel camera.
  • Antenna diversity (two antennas) for improved coverage.


Algiz7 Rugged Tablet

See More – Twice the Performance for the Same Price: Handheld Starts Shipping the New Version of its Algiz 7 Super-rugged Tablet

High Tech Text Books for iOS and Android Tablets with Net Texts

Here’s an interesting open resource that enables book publishers to easily publish school textbooks in a tablet ready, mobile format (Android and iOS).  Teachers use the Content Management Website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from our library with their own educational material. Students use the iPad or Android, or web app to download and view these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, e-books, PDFs, text, audiobooks, and Web links.

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Device Tip – 7″ Android Jelly Bean Tablet with Inbuilt 3G and Voice Calling

The amazing Android powered mobile devices just keep on coming… is it any wonder why Android is dominating the mobile ecosystem? Enter the 7″ tablet running Jelly Bean and supporting 3G voice calling from AirTyme (India). No longer a simple e-reader and web browsing device, this 3G-enabled tablet allows students, field workers and commuters the ability to seamlessly connect wherever 3G service or Wi-Fi is available. Tablet is capable of making phone calls using 2G/3G network via SIM, without any add-ons.

Key Features:

• 7″ (17.7 cm) capacitive multi-touch screen display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
• Android™ 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” operating system
• In-Built 3G connectivity and voice calling
• Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 1.0 GHz dual core processor
• Qualcomm® Adreno™ 203, 320Mhz graphic processor
• 512MB LPDDR1 system memory
• 4GB on-board memory, expandable up to 64GB1 via microSD™ card
• Dual facing cameras – 2MP rear and enhanced 1MP front facing

Initially available in India, the tablet will be made available to customers in the last week of May – See More

Tablet Tip – Dell Latitude Essentials for Windows 8

There’s no doubt that 2012 was the year of the tablet… 2013 just may see the same! This week at CES a number of hardware solution providers are rolling out their latest goodies – Enter Dell and their new Windows 8 tablet – Dell Latitude Essentials… supports Adobe Flash, framed in magnesium alloy, and optional dock.

Ideal for organizations such as schools and small businesses, the new configuration offers outstanding value with essential productivity and collaboration features and a full-featured Windows 8 tablet experience. The new Latitude 10 offers consumer customers rich entertainment features for movies, books and games, as well as compatibility with familiar applications and accessories to transition seamlessly between work and play – see more info and specs GISuser (http://s.tt/1ycnP)

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Trimble Announes Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet

Trimble today has introduced today the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer—a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry.

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HP Announces the ElitePad 900 Tablet

Yes indeed, finally HP has rolled out their tablet solution – The ElitePad 900. Will the ElitePad save HP? Destined to go head to head against the Microsoft Surface, the ElitePad 900 from HP offers a 10.1-inch diagonal display, weighs just 1.5 pounds, has a 1080p front-facing video camera and 8 megapixel (MP) rear camera with an LED flash, designed for Windows 8, and sports enterprise-grade features – a tablet for the business user.

The HP ElitePad 900 is expected to be available in the United States in January 2013 – no pricing discussed yet! See HP Unveils a True Tablet for Business ElitePad 900

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