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New 7″ Samsung Phablet Shows up at China’s FCC

April 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Phablet, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet → 1 Comment

Ansamsung 7 inch phone china 1 unnamed Samsung device has appeared on the website of Tenaa, China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center.

The SM-2558 doesn’t quite look like any of Samsung’s existing smartphones or tablets, but it does have aspects of either category.
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Sony’s $1,100 Digital Paper Has Found a New Home: in HR

April 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · hardware news, sony → 1 Comment

When sony-digitalpaper-dpt-s1Sony’s expensive Digital Paper writing slate launched in the US last month I knew that its $1,100 price tag and limited feature set would make it hard to find buyers, but it looks like Sony DPT-S1 has found a home where money is rarely a problem: Hollywood.

Sony put out a press release today, announcing a new deal with Ease Entertainment. This firm handles accounting and payroll for studios and other entertainment companies, and they think the Sony Digital Paper is a great idea.
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Sony’s Waterproof Tablet Ships Next Month, Will Cost $499

April 21st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news → 1 Comment

Sony sony experia z2 tabletannounced today that the Xperia Z2 Android tablet (not to be confused with the Z2 smartphone) is now up for pre-order in the US. This 10″ tablets is a thinner, lighter, waterproof replacement for the Xperia Z1 tablet, and it is shipping in a couple weeks from Sony’s online store.
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Onyx Launches a 9.7″ E-ink Android Tablet in Russia

April 21st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, eReader News, hardware news, Onyx, Russia → 6 Comments

Android onyx boox m96m zeus blackon E-ink is still a pipe dream in the US but the rest of the world is another matter. Onyx’s Russian retail partner MakCentr has just announced a new 9.7″ Onyx Boox ebook reader.

The Boox M96M Zeus runs Android 4.0 and is available now with a retail price of 14,990 rubles, or about $420 USD.
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Tesco is Now a Larger Tablet Maker Than Blackberry

April 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Tablet, UK → 4 Comments

When tesco hudl 3the UK retailer Tesco announced their Hudl tablet last September, no one really knew what to expect.

This tablet cost £119, which was not a bad price for a 7″ tablet which ran Android 4.2.2 on a quad-core 1.5GHz Rockchip CPU with 16GB Flash, 1GB RAM, and a decent screen resolution (1440 x 900). The Hudl was fairly popular with reviewers, and now we know that it is seeing some success with British consumers.
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Leaked Photos Reveal iPad Air 2 Components

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news, iPad → 1 Comment

NewlyOMT-ipad[1] discovered photos on a Dutch gadget blog reveal what could be components for the next iPad. stunned this blogger this morning with a couple photos of what could be the front panel for the next iPad.
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iPad Mini Refurbs Now Available from Apple – Including Retina

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news → 6 Comments

Want to ipad-mini-retina[1]buy an iPad Mini but found them just too expensive? I have some good news for you.

Apple’s retail website was updated yesterday with new refurbs. It looks like enough customers have returned Apple’s expensive hardware that Apple is now selling refurbished models.
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Amazon Adds New Channels to the Fire TV’s Voice Search, Promises New Updates Will Add MP3, FreeTime Support

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 3 Comments

The limited AmazonFireTV-FireStandingabilities of the voice search feature on the Fire TV hasn’t kept the set top box from (briefly) selling out for a few days since it launched a couple weeks ago, and I think today’s news might make that happen again.
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Check Out This Dual-Screen eBook Reader Prototype From 1989 (video)

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Blast from the Past, hardware news, video → No Comments

Sony is widelytnfigdb1[1] credited as being the first into the ebook reader market when they launched the Sony Data Discman in 1990, but they weren’t the only ones working on a prototype.

I’ve just found a new video on Youtube which looks at a prototype dual-screen ereader from 1989. It was never produced, and I doubt that it was ever a viable product, but it is still a cool-looking device.
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Papyre 630 eBook Reader Now Shipping in Spain

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · eReader News, hardware news, Spain → 2 Comments

01b62b39-d825-45db-b634-69d1fc2e4d85[1]The US market may be in the middle of its annual Spring/Summer drought of ereader launches, but Europe is luckier. A new ebook reader shipped in Spain earlier this month, and it is currently thrilling reviewers there.

The Papyre 630 ebook reader is available on and, with a retail of 117 euros.
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