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Review: Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT $350 Remember the first Surface RT a few months back: ads full of clicky covers and no description of what the heck it was? For $500? Now with a prices cut of $150 down to $350, this may be worth another look – but take note – this is NOT the Surface … Continue reading

Review: Google Nexus 7 Autumn 2013 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 (2013) $230 If you’re looking for a cheap, small, performance tablet, look no further than the Nexus 7. This is a step up from the 2012 model. Thinner and lighter than last year’s model, the new Nexus 7 features a swift 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM … Continue reading

Review: Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 $130 If you can get it at the most affordable price of $130, Lenovo’s IdeaTab A1000 is very much the entry level. Sold under the tag-line “optimised for music” you know the screen and performance won’t be great… With a 7-inch, 1024×600 screen, a  the 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8317 dual-core processor, 1 GB … Continue reading

How-to: Buy a Tablet Autumn 2013 Part 1

The tablet is here. It’s not just a fad. It’s here to stay. You can claim that Apple created a market out of nothing, or you could say that Captain Kirk showed us the way back in 1967. What’s true is that the tablet is now a massive market. Every device manufacturer is making one, … Continue reading

How-to: Safely Clean Your Tablet or Smart-phone’s Touch-screen

Cleaning a screen on a phone or a tablet should be simple. You don’t need special cleaning solutions or purpose-made cloths. You should know what to avoid; Windowlene, washing up liquid, most soaps, paper towel, tissues and kitchen towel. Anything you touch is going to build up a layer of finger grease. This is inevitable. … Continue reading

Opinion: The Ownership Switch from User to Manufacturer

I took away an interesting snippet from a story on the OS News site last week, in which editor Thom Holwerda discussed the Kindle tablets. The Kindle Fire HD is ad-supported, but now Amazon allows you to permanently remove the advertisements from your Fire HD for a $15 fee. Amazon was clear at the launch … Continue reading

Opinion: Microsoft Surface Tablet

I am aware I didn’t comment on the Microsoft Surface announcement last month. I’ve been asked what do I think of it? No price, uncertain spec, Fisher-Price design and a weird keyboard add-on. Surface looks like too little too late; it’s not going to knock the iPad off its perch, the hardware partners are going … Continue reading

News: Aakash Android Tablet in India for £29

Aakash Tablet Ubislate 7 Book Online – Official Datawind Website November saw the launch of the Aakash Ubislate tablet by UK’s DataWind for just 2,999 rupees ($62 or£29) inclusive of all charges. Developed in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, it is the world’s cheapest tablet, aimed primarily at students. It is being assembled … Continue reading

News: Nook Versus Fire in Tablet Wars

I sat on this since the beginning of the month,considering the likely impact. US bookseller Barnes & Noble announced the release of its’ tablet reader, the Nook tablet. Squarely aimed at the same market as Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the question is whether B&N can make any in-roads into this next segment of the e-reader market … Continue reading

Review: Motorola Xoom Android Tablet

I attended a conference recently and courtesy of another attendee, got my paws on the Motorola Xoom, a tablet running Android 3.1 Originally pitched as the rival to the iPad, early sales of the Xoom were disappointing. As trade began to pick up, along came iPad-2 and knocked the Xoom back again. But Motorola pushes … Continue reading

Review: Arnova 8 Android Tablet

Supermarket Asda in Android Tablet Shocker! This is either the latest sign of a runaway bandwagon or the clinching proof of a tablet PC take-over: Walmart’s UK subsidiary supermarket chain Asda is now the exclusive UK retailer of the Arnova 8 Android tablet, at a bargain price of £99. It may not compare well with … Continue reading

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