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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

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...

Motorola DROID XYBOARD and white DROID RAZR announced

12/06/2011, The Motorola DROID XYBOARD has been previously reported to make an appearance on Verizon this month and now the carrier has issued a press release announcing the official launch of the tablet. We don’t learn anything new about the tablets, but we...

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...

Motorola XOOM updated to support Pay As You Go

12/02/2011, If you’re tired of paying monthly fees for 4G connectivity and wish you had the option to just pay for data only when you want to use it – you’re in luck. Motorola and Verizon have just rolled out a new update for the Motorola XOOM Android...

Acer Iconia Tab A200 10.1″ Android tablet officially launched

12/02/2011, A few days ago we wrote about the Acer Iconia Tab A200 being leaked through a promo video, well now it looks like Acer has officially announced the tablet. The A200 will be an Android tablet powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It will...

RIM investigates BlackBerry PlayBook rooting

11/30/2011, Yesterday we reported that the BlackBerry PlayBook was successfully rooted by a developer via the “dingleberry” method. Well, it looks like RIM is now aware of the situation and is looking into it. The company released a statement saying that...

Kindle Fire updated to 6.2

11/30/2011, If you own a Kindle Fire, you might have noticed that Amazon has started pushing out a software update for the tablet today. In fact the update could already be installed and you don’t know it yet. The Kindle Fire has been configured to...

ASUS Transformer Prime’s camera demonstrated

11/29/2011, Yesterday we reported that the ASUS Transformer Prime was shown off on video, but the video only consisted of showing you the tablet’s hardware and a bit of the user interface. Well, today the folks over at ASUS have decided to upload a video...

Kindle Fire gets CyanogenMod 7

11/29/2011, CyanogenMod 7 (CM) is one of the most popular Android custom ROMs around and it’s available on a large number of devices – both phones and tablets. Well, if you own an Amazon Kindle Fire we’ve got some good news for you – the device has...

Splashtop Remote Desktop now available for Kindle Fire

11/29/2011, If you like the idea of accessing files on your desktop computer from your tablet, you’re probably familiar with Splashtop Remote Desktop. The app that’s currently available on most tablets out there has one more device to add to its...