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A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a one-piece mobile computer. Devices typically offer a touchscreen, with finger gestures acting as the primary means of control, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or the input from one or more accelerometers; an on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is generally offered as the principal means of data input. Available in a variety of sizes, tablets customarily offer a screen diagonal greater than 7 inches, differentiating themselves through size from functionally similar smart phones or personal digital assistants. Though generally self-contained, a tablet computer may be connected to a physical keyboard, and a number of Hybrids that offer a detachable keyboard have been marketed since the mid-1990s, as have a number of convertible touchscreen notebook computers that offer an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel joint or slide joint, exposing only the screen for touch operation. Tablets have also appeared in a foldable Booklet format that offer the user dual-touchscreens, and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard on one of the displays. Via Wikipedia

Motorola Xyboard Android tablet arriving on December 8th?

11/22/2011, If you’re looking forward to get your hands on Motorola’s new tablet, the DROID Xyboard, you won’t have to wait too long. According to a purportedly leaked Verizon document, we’ll be seeing the new Motorola tablet go on sale...

Samsung Series 7 Tablet Gets Mac OS X Lion Port

11/21/2011, Unholy unions seem to be the most interesting combinations – i.e. Android and Flash running on an iPhone, which we’ve covered before in the past. Well, a developer has decided to go the distance with his latest creation – by installing Mac OS X...

BlackBerry PlayBook on sale from $199 for a limited time

11/21/2011, We’ve got some good news for those of you who have been holding out on getting a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. While it’s not the same as the buy-one-free-one promotion that RIM has for its business customers, RIM will be slashing the price of...

NOOK Tablet gets the teardown treatment

11/21/2011, Like every other electronic device that gets sold in stores, the folks over at iFixit will have their way with it, and it looks like the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is the latest one to be put under the knife. There’s nothing too exciting to...

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet gets rooted

11/21/2011, It wasn’t too long ago that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet got rooted, so we can’t say that we’re very surprised to hear that its competition, the Nook Tablet, has been rooted as well. The method to rooting the Nook Tablet is apparently similar to...

ExoPC’s EXOdesk expected to debut at CES 2012

11/21/2011, There seems to be quite a few of these table-tablets popping up as of late. It wasn’t too long ago that we covered both the NEC 52” X-info table tablet and the Samsung SUR40 which runs on the Microsoft Surface. Now we have another tabletop computer by...

Amazon’s 8.9″ Kindle Fire could come in Q2 2012

11/21/2011, Amazon released their brand new 7” Kindle Fire tablet not too long ago, and we know that Amazon has more tablets in the works (and a smartphone too if the rumors are to be believed). These upcoming tablets will be larger than 7” and are supposedly in...

ASUS and Dell not exiting the tablet business

11/18/2011, On Thursday, the folks over at DigiTimes reported that companies like ASUS, Acer and Dell were looking to retreat from the tablet business due to the OEMs struggling to make a dent in Apple’s share of the tablet market and the arrival of low cost...

SwiftKey X and SwiftKey Tablet X Version 2.2

11/18/2011, SwiftKey X, developed by TouchType,  is a predictive typing app for smartphones launched a year ago on the Android Market, and the version for Android tablets, Swiftkey Tablet X, launched this summer. Swiftkey is powered by Fluency 2.0, an AI engine that...

Amazon Kindle Fire experiences Wi-Fi issues?

11/17/2011, It seems that the recently released Kindle Fire from Amazon has had some Wi-Fi issues – according to complaints made over at Amazon’s support forums. Some of the owners do report spotty connectivity (basically that means a connection that...

Nook Tablet only allocates 1GB for third party apps

11/17/2011, One of the benefits that Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet has over Amazon’s Kindle Fire is that it has double the internal storage capacity, featuring 16GB of default internal storage over the Kindle Fire’s 8GB. However it appears that there’s...

New Sharp Galapagos tablet priced at $780

11/17/2011, You know how the saying goes – if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Sharp certainly did give a fair shot at the tablet market with their 5.5″, 7″ and 10.8″ models from their Galapagos range last year as well as this...

Case-Mate got your new Kindle Fire covered

11/17/2011, You know how Apple iPad sparked off an entire industry of protective cases for the tablet market, just as how their iPod over the years helped plenty of other companies make money? Well, Case-Mate does not want to miss out on the Kindle Fire bandwagon,...