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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

Apple patent for Proximity Detector for Tablets approved

01/27/2010, The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted new patents to Apple, and Cupertino will be rejoicing in the fact that they now have a potential stranglehold on a proximity-sensing multitouch screen, which could very well be a patent for the...

Archos 7 tablet could run on Android

01/27/2010, We all know that with news of Apple ready to announce its much hyped tablet device today, virtually anything else that isn’t Apple won’t light up the radar. Well, Archos goes against the grain with whispers of an Archos 7 which will be powered...

Is This The Real Apple Tablet?

01/27/2010, Now how about that, an eleventh hour leak on the Apple tablet perhaps? As far as faked tablets go, this one seems to be rather believable. It does seem to look like a giant iPhone, and the ugly things on the side of it are probably the bolts that are...

CEO Of McGraw Hill Confirms Apple Tablet

01/26/2010, We’ve heard rumors and confirmations from various sources, but if someone were to have inside details on the Apple tablet, it would have to be Harold McGraw, CEO of McGraw-Hill, since they publish a whole load of books, and the tablet is supposed to...

HP shows video of its slate

01/26/2010, HP did parade a slate device at CES 2010, and have added more flesh to it by unveiling a new video of it. Apparently, it will run on Windows 7 and come with a browser and a NYT application, although we hope to see a more polished final product. HP...

Leaked Picture Of The Apple Tablet?

01/26/2010, There have been so many fake or concept Apple tablets going around the Internet, it’s hard to believe that any tablet presented before us is real sometimes. Here is another photo of what is supposed to be the upcoming Apple tablet, though it’s...

Apple iPad Pricing Leaked?

01/26/2010, Could German electronics retailer Media Markt have accidentally let slip some details regarding the Apple tablet? Well, according to a tweet by the company, which has since been deleted, the Apple iPad will be going on sale on March 1st. The device will...

OLED digital displays could revolutionize cardboard gaming

01/25/2010, Traditional board games are currently on the uptrend as they take the digital step from the tabletop to desktop, but researchers from Canada’s Queen’s University want to go one step further by introducing OLED display technology which...

Thomson and Technicolor PoMMeS device

01/25/2010, The Thomson and Technicolor PoMMeS device which hails from France has some sense of irony, considering the word “pomme” means “apple” in French – theoretically making this a legitimate apple tablet if you discount the...

Will AT&T Lose Its iPhone Exclusivity This Week?

01/25/2010, Could the day where AT&T loses its iPhone exclusivity be around the corner? There aren’t any concrete reports on it yet (there never are), but it’s speculated that AT&T will be losing its iPhone exclusivity during Apple’s...

Apple Tablet Runs iPhone Apps?

01/25/2010, Want more evidence that the Apple tablet is real? Flurry, an analytics company that tracks iPhone apps, has said that it started seeing Apple Tablets that are running the iPhone OS 3.2 showing up. These devices are running a variety of iPhone apps, but...

MacView Concept Tablet

01/25/2010, We’ve seen many concept Apple tablets over the past few months, so another one shouldn’t be that special. That being said, the MacView concept, designed by Polish designer Patrycjucz Brzezinski, is rather eye catching, and mainly differs from...

DigitalRise S1 Slate To Preempt Apple Tablet

01/24/2010, Apple’s tablet is still a few days away from being officially announced, and it seems like manufacturers are still trying to preempt Apple and get some momentum built up before Apple’s highly-anticipated device is unleashed in this world. With...