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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

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.

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...

Motorola DROID XYBOARD to go on sale tomorrow

12/08/2011, While we won’t be getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus tomorrow, it looks like we’ll be treated with some larger devices instead. According to reports online, the Motorola DROID XYBOARD will make its debut at Verizon outlets starting December 9th,...

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...