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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

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...

Presto tablet for greater security when dining out

11/28/2011, There is nothing quite like having a decent dinner – or even to celebrate a special moment in your life with a loved one right opposite you, but you still ought to be careful on your part as well. After all, there is cause for real concern that you...

BlackBerry PlayBook rooted

11/28/2011, After being out on the market for a number of months now, it looks like the developer community has finally made some headway with the device. A developer named Chris Wade managed to root the QNX tablet over the weekend. This basically means that...

Kindle Fire: bestselling product across Amazon for 8 weeks running

11/28/2011, When the Kindle Fire was first announced, it was no surprise that this Amazon-content devouring device would be a hit. Especially for consumers who already get their digital content from Amazon – why not do it on a device that was specifically designed...

ASUS Transformer Prime shown off on video

11/28/2011, Pre-orders for the ASUS Transformer Prime are already live but if you’d like a closer look at the tablet before making up your mind to put money down for the tablet, you’re in luck. The folks over at Ritchie’s Room recently got their...

BlackBerry PlayBook OS Adobe Flash and Air Update

11/25/2011, Good news for BlackBerry PlayBook owners – RIM has just announced a new update for your QNX tablet that will be pushed out today. The update will be sent out over the air (OTA) and will bring your PlayBook OS up to version 1.0.8.4985. It will include...