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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

Android tablet takes a stab at unreleased iPad

02/08/2010, The Apple iPad did garner quite a large amount of attention from everyone during its launch, but then again the initial excitement has died down. This Android-powered tablet does seem to be preparing itself to handle whatever the iPad offers to the...

ExoPC Taken Apart For You To Inspect

02/07/2010, Do you remember the $599 8.9-inch ExoPC that we brought to your attention just a few days ago? Well, it seems that some folks have managed to get their hands on it and have taken the pains to take it apart. From the pictures of the tablet computer,...

Dell Mini 5 Android Tablet Approved By The FCC

02/07/2010, Are you still intrigued by the mystique surrounding the Android-powered Dell Mini 5 tablet? Most of us are looking forward to seeing the device being widely available and fiddling with it ourselves. The good news is that the device has taken one step...

Symbian Powered Tablet In The Future?

02/05/2010, With Google’s Android OS gaining more and more momentum on the mobile scene, it looks like it’s going to be an important player in the tablet battles of 2010. But aside from Apple’s iPhone OS and Windows 7, we might well see Symbian...

Haleron iLet Mini

02/05/2010, Haleron has just introduced its iLet Mini which jumps aboard the touchscreen tablet bandwagon, where you get a 7″ touchscreen display alongside a 300MHz ARM-based processor, 128MB RAM and a mere 2GB of flash memory. That’s not saying much,...

iTablet from X2 of the UK

02/05/2010, X2 of UK will be revealing a new device known as the iTablet in the near future, and we have no idea on whether the folks at X2 went ahead with this naming convention considering that they know Apple is more than ready to roll out the iPad, in order to...

Joojoo tablet ready to ship this month

02/04/2010, The Joojoo tablet (aka CrunchPad) looks set to hit the markets later at the end of this month, where it has already been available for pre-order for $499, which places it on par with Apple’s cheapest iPad. It would be interesting to see how the...

Fujitsu T900 tablet available Stateside in Core i5 config

02/03/2010, Have you been keeping a keen eye out on the Fujitsu T900 tablet for the longest time now? If so, then you would definitely be pleased to know that the T900 is now available Stateside, where you can choose from a souped up version running on a 2.53GHz Core...

Notebook Sketchbook concept

02/03/2010, The iPad could be a dream gadget for many, but artists will definitely look elsewhere since Apple’s offering does not support outright sketching at the moment (that could very well change in the future, who knows?). Here’s a concept that might...

Apple intelligent tablet bezel patent

02/03/2010, The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a couple of major granted patents which belong to Apple, where among the ground covered include tablets and advanced touch technologies. The first patent of the two point towards an intelligent tablet bezel...

Acer says no to tablet release

02/02/2010, Acer goes against the grain by not jumping aboard the tablet bandwagon in order to go up head-to-head against the Apple iPad and its ilk, but will prefer to spend their energy and focus on ultra-thin laptops instead. According to Acer, these ultra-thin...

AIS semi-rugged touchscreen tablet

02/01/2010, Will tablets carve out a niche market for themselves? Perhaps, and if you happen to find the tablet a useful device to have in your work situation, why not go all the way and get a semi-rugged version which will definitely come in handy especially if you...

Advent 4211c tablet mod

02/01/2010, The Advent 4211c tablet mod is also known as the MSI Wind U100 tablet, where this modification will see the display slide up, revealing a keyboard in a similar vein to that of selected cellphones. Right now, only the display’s back to front has been...

Apple Mac OS X tablet rumors

02/01/2010, The iPad might not even be released yet, but there are already whispers of a Mac OS X-powered tablet which comes in a more advanced form factor. This new model ought to be boast superior hardware in order to run Mac OS X smoothly, and should all go well...