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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

Kindle Fire: how to prevent automatic updates

12/22/2011, Amazon’s latest update for the Kindle Fire is said to remove root access and disable the SuperOneClick root method – something that definitely upset a number of Kindle Fire users. The worst part is, Amazon doesn’t give you a choice when it...

NOOK Tablet latest firmware update disables sideloading

12/20/2011, The version 1.4.1 update for NOOK Tablets has started rolling out, but it looks like it comes with some unwanted features. According to reports online from XDA-developers and the B&N community, the update disables the tablet’s ability to...

“Lite” Ubuntu runs on the NOOK Tablet

12/20/2011, If for some reason you’re unsatisfied with the Android experience on your NOOK Tablet – fret not, the folks over at XDA-developers are working on solution. AdamOutler and Loglud are trying to bring the popular Linux distro, Ubuntu, to the Android...

FLOTE keeps your tablet in the air

12/19/2011, If you’re always using your tablet for doing things like reading or watching videos, you’ve probably experienced pains in your neck or arms from looking down or holding the tablet up for too many hours. Well, an inventor named Dave Cutler has...

Motorola XOOM gets Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially

12/19/2011, The Motorola XOOM is the first tablet to get Android Honeycomb, and it looks like it will be one of the first tablets to get Ice Cream Sandwich as well. The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to come up with an almost fully working version of Ice...

Fusion Garage no more?

12/19/2011, The Fusion Garage Grid10 tablet was announced a few months ago and scheduled to ship out a couple of months after that. But we’re reaching the end of the year and according to reports online, it looks like quite a number of customers who have...

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD optimized for Tegra 3

12/19/2011, If you’re planning to pick up a Tegra 3-powered tablet (i.e. the ASUS Transformer Prime) in the future, Splashtop Remote Desktop HD is an app you might want to pick up. Splashtop Inc. announced today that its desktop cross-device computing software,...

N19+ tablet sports iPad-like design

12/15/2011, The folks over at Shenzen, China, have come up with a tablet that has a particularly generous viewing real estate to keep up with the times – we are talking about 9.7″ of viewing goodness here, crammed into a model that is simply called the...

Huawei MediaPad visits the FCC again, headed for AT&T

12/13/2011, Remember back in June when Huawei unveiled its brand new Android tablet – the MediaPad? While the tablet has since been made available in Asia, it looks like it’s going to be reaching our stores pretty soon. The MediaPad was recently spotted at...

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook allows USB host support

12/13/2011, If you’ve always thought that your BlackBerry PlayBook didn’t have enough memory, fret not – a solution is here. Remember the Dingleberry rooting method? Well, some folks have discovered some interesting new uses for their BlackBerry tablet....

SKYPAD Alpha 2 Android tablet announced

12/13/2011, SKYTEX Technology has just announced the launch of its upcoming Android tablet – the SKYPAD Alpha 2. Arriving in time for Christmas, the SKYPAD Alpha 2 features a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU paired with a Mali-400 graphics processor, a 7″ 800 x 480...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

12/12/2011, This complete review of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 goes over strengths, weaknesses and compares it with the Tab 10.1 inches and other tablets.