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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

NEC tablet PC prototype

10/26/2009, NEC does have a prototype tablet PC in the works, where it will resemble more closely to a mobile Internet device thanks to its form factor that will sport a touchscreen display at up to 8″. Meant to function more towards a full-fledged PC, we still...

Dell Latitude XT2 XFR goes rugged

10/23/2009, Novatel’s FCC filing points toward a rugged Dell Latitude XT2 XFR that will probably be the first rugged tablet from the company to date. It will share the same button layout as with the XT2, although this one comes with thick rubber bumpers on the...

Shenzen P88 tablet

10/22/2009, The Apple tablet has been rumored for a long time now, and even the recent introduction of revamped Macs, a new Magic Mouse and the Apple Remote failed to yield additional clues towards a potential Apple tablet. Never mind, says Shenzen of China who are...

Dell Mini 9 Slate Tablet Mod

10/13/2009, Kudos to Rob928 for coming up with the first publicized Dell Mini 9 slate tablet mod in the world, where it relied on a Vostro A90, a Honda Fun and Easy touchscreen kit alongside a whole lot of love and patience. This ain’t no multi-touch display...

Archos 5 Internet Tablet having problems

10/12/2009, Despite being just a couple of days out, Amazon has stopped all orders for its 160GB hard drive-based Archos 5 device, placing the item “under review.” Apparently, it might be a problem on their end that concerns the way it is shipped,...

Archos 5 Internet tablet now on Amazon

10/08/2009, Amazon is now offering the Archos 5 Internet tablet for the masses, where it will come in 160GB and 32GB capacities (with the latter featuring an SSD as the storage medium of choice), retailing for $389.99 and $369.99, respectively. Would you rather have...

Lbook T9 tablet

10/08/2009, Could the tablet computer market actually mature this time round? After all, with Apple entering the fray, things could really heat up. There is a new model in town – the Lbook T9 that will retail for no more than $375, where it boasts an 8.9″...

Gateway EC18T leaked

10/05/2009, Gateway’s EC18T tablet PC has just been leaked, where this puppy doesn’t seem to be a slouch when it comes to performance by offering an Intel Core 2 Duo processor while being able to accommodate up to 4GB RAM, accompanied by a Mobile Intel...

Publishers Eyeing Apple Tablet

10/03/2009, After Apple’s amazing success with the iPhone, it’s no surprise to hear rumors of an Apple tablet, which has been going around for some time now. It does seem that there is some credibility to the whole thing, especially since latest reports...

Contact Tracking and Identification Module for Touch Sensing

10/02/2009, One of Apple’s patents have surfaced, where it will feature a technology known as “Contact Tracking and Identification Module for Touch Sensing”, making it seem as though it will be an extension of the exiting Multi-Touch system, albeit...

Archos 9 tablet PC shipping date announced

09/25/2009, Having seen the light earlier this July, the Archos 9 tablet PC will finally be available to the masses from October 22nd onwards, where you can choose from black or white colors. It will come with the Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system and...

Blood pressure tablets get tiny chips

09/24/2009, Novartis is reported to be developing new blood pressure tablets with Proteus Biomedical, where small chips are implanted within. These microchips will communicate with a shoulder-worn sensor, and they are currently undergoing a small clinical trial to...

Wacom Bamboo series launched

09/24/2009, Wacom’s latest Bamboo series was launched worldwide simultaneously, where you will be able to opt for the Bamboo Fun, Bamboo, Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Pen for S$329, S$179, S$129 and S$129, respectively. No prizes for guessing which model is the best...