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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

Eee PC 900HA now a tablet

08/24/2009, The Asus Eee PC 900HA is a venerable netbook back in its day, but when it is past its prime, why not take the innards and turn it into something else to extend its lease of life? That’s exactly what a member of the EeeUser Forums did, modifying his...

Is NVIDIA’s Tegra the platform for Apple’s Tablet?

08/24/2009, Nvidia’s Mike Rayfield has confirmed that his company is working with an unnamed partner on a Tegra-powered “Media Pad”. A Media pad is defined by Mike Rayfield as being a touch tablet ranging from 7-13 inches in size, with 3G...

Koala Pad concept

08/24/2009, The Koala Pad is back with a brand new twist – thanks to the mind of Victor Bivol, who has turned what used to be an Apple IIe relic into something which is extremely relevant to inventors, illustrators, designers and artists. This tablet/notebook...

Archos Android tablet eyes September 15 release

08/20/2009, Archos looks set to roll out their new Android-powered Internet tablet this coming September 15th, where it is touted to come with the following specifications :- 5” WVGA touchscreen display 720p video suppport HDMI output Up to 500GB of storage...

Green-House GH-PTB17-E tablet

08/18/2009, Looking for a tablet to release all your pent up creativity in a digital format? The Green-House GH-PTB17-E tablet ought to fit the bill, as this 17″ Wacom tablet offers a contrast ratio of 800:1, a brightness level of 300cd/m2 and an SXGA...

Touch Book user interface unveiled

08/18/2009, The Always Innovating Touch Book resides in a very strange niche, where it lies between netbook and tablet-style UMPC territory. The price isn’t overwhelmingly expensive either, as $299 will net you a low power, touchscreen computer powered by a...

Real Apple Tablet Photo? Possibly!

08/15/2009, French website nowhereelse.fr (now down, crushed by traffic) has published what look like the first legit photos of the Apple Tablet. The construction is seems a bit sub-par for an Apple product, but these are the best photos that we’ve seen to...

The inside scoop about the Apple Tablet (well, maybe)

08/13/2009, Brian Lam has received an enigmatic call from someone who claims to be an iPhone insider. After a lengthy discussion that lasted over one hour, Brian believes to “a high level of certainty” that the information is legitimate. Here are the...

Apple plans keynote in September 2009. Apple Tablet anyone?

08/13/2009, According to AllthingsD, Apple is planning a keynote during the week of September 7. However, the exact date and the subject of the keynote is still a secret. Pretty much everyone expects to see the Apple line-up for the holiday season, but the only...

N900 Tablet? Nokia Maemo tablet shows up at the FCC

08/08/2009, A Nokia tablet codenamed RX51 has appeared on the FCC website. The RX51 codename has also been found in build of Maemo, a Linux version that is backed by Nokia and Intel. Nokia fans are speculating that RX51 is what will be the Nokia N900 tablet. Some...

Dell touchscreen tablet rumor

08/05/2009, Word has it that Dell is working on a new 5″ touchscreen tablet device alongside Intel, where said device is tipped to arrive in the market within half a year’s time. Apparently, this device will target Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader in...

Apple tablet prototype is real (rumor)

08/03/2009, Guess nobody’s high on mushrooms as someone has claimed to seeing the real Apple tablet prototype – but rumors being rumors, we can but speculate until an official statement is released from Apple themselves. According to a “veteran...

What would a Macbook Touch look like?

07/21/2009, Some folks at the Georgia State University have thought about what an Apple tablet would look like, and here’s a video that shows their concept. Just to be clear, this was done for a product management class (video credit: John Fudge). What do you...

Apple Will Use Its Own Chips: Is Anyone Surprised?

07/13/2009, Note: this is not an Apple Product The news that Apple might be using its own chips to power an upcoming tablet device is sweeping the Internet today. Is anyone surprised that Apple would actually use its chips? Err… it’s quite obvious...