TABLET

  • Asus MeMo Pad 8 review: Sleek and powerful, but pricey 4 days ago

    Asus has managed to surprise me with its smartphones till now and recently I got to play with its MeMo Pad 8 (ME581CL) which has been launched in India. Till now, I had not been very fond of tablets but after using MeMo Pad 8, I am considering breaking my...
  • Dell launches Venue 10 7000 tablet with RealSense camera, 7000mAh battery for $499 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Dell has introduced its latest Venue 10 7000 tablet that boasts of a slimmer profile with the newest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The Venue 10 7000 is 6.2mm thick and sports a 10.5-inch OLED 2560x1600 screen, a 2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and comes in two...
  • Microsoft launches Surface 3 - a cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet April 1, 2015

    New York: Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company's higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for...
  • Microsoft Office will be free for devices under 10.1 inches March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to clearly demarcate 'personal' and 'professional' experience, Microsoft has announced that its Office suite will continue to be free on smaller screens measuring under 10.1 inches. Kirk Koenigsbauer, the corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team, said that 10.1 inches is...
  • HP to start using Bang & Olufsen audio technology in devices March 25, 2015

    Palo Alto: Hewlett-Packard's PCs, tablets and accessories are going to start using audio technology from Denmark's Bang & Olufsen. The companies said Tuesday that all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O Play brand will have a dedicated audio island that isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other...
  • Xiaomi's 7.9-inch Mi Pad tablet available in India at Rs 12,999 March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Xiaomi's latest 7.9-inch Mi Pad tablet is now available for purchase through e-commerce site Flipkart for a price of Rs 12,999. The tablet has hit the web store alongside Redmi 2. Both the products were announced by the company two weeks back and starting today, will be up for...
  • Google develops Ebola-proof tablet for use by workers in Sierra Leone March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has developed a tablet to be used by workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone. The Sony Xperia tablet features a protective shell and can withstand high chlorine dousing and exposure to high humidity and storms typical of West Africa. Medical personnel on site are required to be fully...
  • New app promises to help visually impaired type quickly on iPad March 21, 2015

    New York: This new app can help blind people type quickly and efficiently on an iPad. Created by Stanford engineer Sohan Dharmaraja, the app -- named IBrailler Notes -- uses eight keys. What's different about it is that the keys form around the fingertips when they're placed on the screen. Which means...
  • SecuTABLET: BlackBerry's new security-focused tablet costs $2,380 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out its new tablet which has been developed in collaboration with IBM, Samsung, and BlackBerry's recently acquired Germany-based Secusmart. The tablet, called SecuTABLET, is based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and packs in it high encryption that makes it suitable for business and government...
  • Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS automatically switches between desktop, tablet modes March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10, will come with an option to streamline the destop and tablet mode providing more flexibility to the users. In Windows 8, the modes were separate based on the device, however, a latest leaked build 10036 suggests that the Windows 10 OS will be...
  • Worldwide tablet shipments to cross 269 million units by 2019: Report March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Demand from the commercial sector will be the main driver for tablet PCs globally and shipments are estimated to cross 269 million units by 2019, research firm IDC said. Worldwide shipment of tablets is expected to reach 234.5 million units this year, a modest year-on-year increase of 2.1 per...
  • BlackBerry launches SecuTABLET, a new secure tablet, in collaboration with IBM, Samsung March 15, 2015

    Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines (IBM) and Samsung Electronics. The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in...
  • Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market March 14, 2015

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday. IDC said it expects tablet sales growth of just 2.1 per cent this year, after an increase of 4.4 per...
  • Google rolls out Android 5.1 update to compatible devices March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In what comes as the first major update to its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, Google has rolled out the Android 5.1 updated version to supported devices. The Android 5.1 Lollipop improves stability and performance and offers new features that include support for multiple SIM cards, device protection...
  • A 2,600mAh portable power bank with suction cup design launched at Rs 499 March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Essot has launched a portable charger with a suction cup design that can power up smartphones, MP3, MP4, 1 AMP tablets and other such devices with its 2,600mAh battery. The Suction Cup portable power bank charges a phone at least one full time of its original battery life and...
  • Apple is the biggest 4G smartphone, tablet vendor in India: Report March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: iPhone maker Apple has emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country with a market share of 45 per cent in October-December period, CyberMedia Research (CMR) today said. According to the research firm, over one million LTE devices, including smartphones, tablets and data cards were shipped...
  • Imported mobiles, tablets to cost dear as excise duty goes up to benefit domestic producers March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to boost local manufacturing of mobile phones and tablets, the government increased duty benefits for domestic producers of these electronic items. Excise duty structure for mobiles handsets, including cellular phones, is being changed to 1 per cent without CENVAT credit or 12.5 per cent with CENVAT...
  • Government to help Indian tablet market grow in 2015: Report February 27, 2015

    New Delhi:Large government and education projects, coupled with re-entry of older players in consumer segment, are expected to help the tablet PC market in India post single digit growth this year, research firm IDC said. The tablet market in India, which saw a correction post the introduction of BIS regulation in...
  • Samsung losing grip of Indian tablet market after leading it in 2014: Report February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung is still the leader in Indian tablet market with 19.2 per cent share in 2014, but the Korean electronics giant's grip on the segment is slipping, CyberMedia Research (CMR) said today. Overall, the tablet market in India fell by 9.2 per cent to 3.89 million units shipped in...
  • iBall overtakes Samsung as the top tablet seller in India: Report February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic devices firm iBall has de-throned Korean technology giant Samsung as the top tablet seller in the Indian market in the quarter ended December 2014, according to global research firm IDC. The Mumbai-based iBall had a 15.6 per cent share of the tablet shipments in India in the October-December...
  • Tablet sales show more signs of cooling: Surveys February 4, 2015

    New York: Tablet sales cooled dramatically in 2014 from the red-hot growth pace a year earlier, surveys showed. Research firm IDC said global tablet sales for the full year rose just 4.4 per cent for the year to 229.6 million units, after a jump of more than 50 per cent in...
  • Acer One: Acer launches new tablet-cum-laptop in India at Rs 19,999 February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwanese tech major Acer has launched its new tablet-cum-notebook Acer One in India at a price of Rs 19,990. The 2-in-1 device features a magnetic detachable hinge design for transition between its four modes - notebook, pad, display, and tent. The Acer One with up to 32GB of storage...
  • Using smartphones to pacify kids may harm their development February 2, 2015

    Boston: Parents, take note! Using tablets, smartphones or e-books to distract children may be detrimental to their social-emotional development, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed many types of interactive media available and raised important questions regarding their use as educational tools, as well as their potential detrimental role in stunting the...
  • Indian tablet users may reach 40 million in 2015 January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Among the fastest growing tablet markets in the world, India is expected to see over 40 million users of the smart device this year, although the popularity of phablets may restrict that growth, research firm eMarketer said. Phablets are devices with screen size in the range of 5-7 inches. The...
  • Will Apple launch a stylus for the rumoured 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro'? January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is likely to launch a stylus alongside the much-anticipated 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," said KGI Securities' Ming-chi Kuo - an industry analyst who has a good track record when it comes to Apple predictions. The new tablet and the rumoured stylus are expected to be introduced in the...
  • Fonepad 8: Asus launches new voice-calling tablet at Rs 13,999 in India January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus has launched the Fonepad 8 voice-calling tablet in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The new tablet comes with dual-SIM support and has 3G phone functionality. The Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality. It has a 5.06mm bezel, 1280x800...
  • India to track toilet use with tablets January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online programme to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with...