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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

NOOK Color v.1.4.1 update released

12/12/2011, Good news for NOOK Color owners – today, Barnes & Noble has announced a massive update for the Android tablet. The update brings the tablet up to version 1.4.1, and introduces over 100 feature enhancements such as access to top video and music...

Coby announces five new Ice Cream Sandwich tablets for Q1 2012

12/09/2011, Coby Electronics has made known its plans to be among the first few companies to release Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablets onto the market next year. Today the company announced not one – but five brand new tablets that will enter the market in the...

ASUS to debut display swiveling ultrabook in 2012?

12/09/2011, A few days ago we reported that according to a rumor, future ultrabooks could be seeing touch screen functionality. As to whether that will be a feature many will be looking forward to remains to be seen, and it appears to further corroborate those...

Satechi R1 stand caters for tablets of numerous sizes

12/08/2011, Frequent travelers who use their tablets as their primary entertainment tool of choice will realize one thing – without a stand, watching full length movies does get pretty painful and tiring for the hand and arm after a while, leading to the...

Samsung to unveil Retina-resolution tablet in February 2012?

12/08/2011, With Apple trying to get Samsung tablets banned in pretty much every country in the world, it looks like Samsung is going to fight back albeit in a different way. According to the folks at BGR who were fed information from a trust source, Samsung is said...

Android tablet has iOS-like user interface

12/07/2011, Now this is certainly an interesting amalgamation – an Android-powered device that has a user interface that is somewhat similar to that of the iOS from Apple. Some people might call it an abomination or travesty, what do you think? I figured that...

LG Optimus Pad LTE spotted in Korea

12/07/2011, LG hasn’t really made any waves in the US with its Android tablet, the Optimus Pad, but it looks like it’s been doing well enough in Korea to warrant a sequel. Some folks have spotted a new tablet from LG called the Optimus Pad LTE which is...

BlackBerry PlayBook update disables dingleberry root

12/07/2011, Remember the BlackBerry PlayBook root method that was discovered last week? RIM announced that it would be investigating the exploit and releasing a patch to close the hole. Well, it seems like RIM has kept to its word and true enough – the hole which...

HP TouchPad Go spotted on eBay

12/07/2011, While you may never ever pick up a HP TouchPad Go from a retail outlet in the near future, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get your hands on one ever again. In case you weren’t aware, HP had originally planned to release a smaller...

Big Blue and Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers announced

12/06/2011, Whenever the name Big Blue is invoked, we would more or less think that it has something to do with IBM – after all, that is what the company is synonymous for over the past few decades. There are two models from Big Blue Audio being made available...

Amazon Kindle Fire users complain about WiFi issues

12/05/2011, Some strange issues have cropped up with Amazon’s debut tablet, the Kindle Fire. According to reports online, and even Amazon’s own Kindle forum – quite a number of users have complained about their tablets having trouble connecting to WiFi...

HTC Flyer gets Honeycomb

12/05/2011, Remember HTC’s debut Android tablet, the HTC Flyer? It shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when most of the tablets from other companies were shipping out Honeycomb tablets. Well for those of you who picked up a HTC Flyer and feel left out from the...

Motorola DROID Xyboard accessories start arriving in stores

12/02/2011, Yesterday it was reported that the Motorola Xyboard would be launching on Verizon this month, while a specific date wasn’t mentioned, it looks like it might be pretty soon. Accessories for the upcoming tablets have started arriving at Verizon...