TABLETS

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 tablet October 23, 2014

    New York: Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced. Samsung and Barnes & Noble said in June they would team up on the devices and the first-co branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales surpass expectations but iPad volumes slide October 21, 2014

    Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when...
  • Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets in India; prices start at Rs 20,990 October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics giant Lenovo said it is all set to become India's third largest smartphone company with the completion of $2.91 billion acquisition of US-based handset maker Motorola later this year. The company is already the number one player in the PC market in India. In the Indian smartphone...
  • With modest updates Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 fail to impress October 17, 2014

    Apple's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices. At a launch event on Thursday, Chief Executive Tim Cook called Apple's new...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet at Rs 35,900, iPad Mini 3 at Rs 28,900; adds fingerprint sensor to iPads October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple unveiled a thinner iPad on Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the ability to...
  • Google unveils the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet; prices start at $399 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has introduced its next-generation Nexus tablet. Named the Nexus 9, this new tablet has been built in partnership with HTC. Nexus 9 has brushed metal sides and features an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display. The Nexus 9 tablet will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of...
  • Apple expected to unveil thinner, more powerful iPads on October 16 October 15, 2014

    Seattle: Apple is expected to unveil thinner and more powerful iPads on Thursday ahead of the holiday season but may struggle to arouse passion for tablets among consumers already over-supplied with hand-held, touch-screen devices. Tablet sales are set to rise only 11 per cent this year, according to new forecasts by...
  • Apple delays production of larger iPad: Report October 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple suppliers have delayed the production of a larger iPad to early next year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The suppliers had planned to start producing the larger screen tablet in mass volume beginning in December, but have been struggling to produce enough new...
  • Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend? October 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the...
  • Huawei Honor 6 with a 5-inch 1080p display, octa-core processor, 3GB RAM launched at Rs 19,999 in India September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese telecom firm Huawei said it aims to sell 1 million smartphones in India this year as the company charts out a new retail strategy with launch of Honor series, which will be its online only brand. The company launched four devices under Honor series, which will be available...
  • Microsoft, Kuddle to launch a child-friendly tablet on December 1; to be priced under $100 September 29, 2014

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on December 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday. The Oslo-based company said it was on track to reach...
  • Google's new 9inch Nexus tablet will be HTC made September 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc has selected HTC Corp to make its upcoming 9inch Nexus tablet, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Google had been mulling HTC as a potential Nexus tablet partner since last year and HTC engineers have been flying to the Googleplex in Mountain View...
  • Customised Android tablets make way to India at Rs 5,000 onwards September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Challenging the onesizefitsall approach of leading electronics manufacturers, a homegrown company has brought in a new concept of customised tablets for specific segments like children, women, seniors, professionals and gamers with prices starting at under Rs 5,000. Besides being customised at the hardware and software levels, these tablets ...
  • Notion Ink launches Intelpowered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1inch display, Windows 8.1 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2in1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windowsbased 2in1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • Metis launches Intelpowered Eddy tablet for kids at Rs 9,999 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Metis Learning has partnered with chip maker Intel to launch an educational tablet 'Eddy', aimed at children aged from 210 years. The tablet, priced at Rs 9,999 will be available exclusively on eCommerce firm Amazon's India website for about a month, after which it will be available across...
  • IFA 2014: 6 top trends at Europe's biggest gadget fair September 11, 2014

    Berlin: From smartwatches to "phablets" to precision robot vacuum cleaners, Europe's IFA consumer electronics show showcases the latest in gadget wizardry. Here are the main trends of this year's fiveday fair in Berlin: Smartphones cannibalise tablets With their increasingly bigger screens, smartphones are morphing into "phablets", a cross between a mobile phone and...
  • Sony announces Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony has unveiled a series of smartphones and a tablet in the run up to IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin that starts on September 5. In addition to its new flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3, the Japanese electronics veteran also took the veils off a smaller Xperia...
  • Lenovo Tab S8: Lenovo launches its first Intelpowered Android tablet September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Lenovo has announced the launch of its first Intelpowered Android tablet at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin. Named the Lenovo Tab S8, the tablet has an 8inch (1920x1200) display and includes the One Glass Solution touchpanel technology. The tablet's ultraslim bezel merges the screen...
  • Micromax beats Apple in Indian tablet market: Report September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has overtaken Apple and reached the second position in the tablet market in India in the second quarter with 14 percent marketshare, data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday. "Strong performance in Q2 2014 allowed Micromax to tip Apple to the second spot," an...
  • Sony expected to unveil Xperia Z3 smartphone, a new waterproof tablet, and an Android Wear smartwatch at IFA 2014 August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony has a lot of gadgets up its sleeve for IFA 2014. If reports are to be believed, Sony will unveil three new smartphones, a thin waterproof tablet, and successors to its SmartWatch and SmartBand, at its press event on September 3. The devices that are expected to...
  • Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing August 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "twoinone" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what...
  • Flipkart's five new Digiflip Pro tablets arrive with Intel inside; prices start at Rs 5,999 August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Flipkart is fast expanding its inhouse tablet lineup with the announcement of five new Digiflip Pro tablets powered by Intel processors. Flipkart had launched its first tablet the Digiflip Pro XT 712 running on a MediaTek processor in June this year. Flipkart's five new tablets come in...
  • Apple to launch a 12.9inch iPad in 2015: Report August 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday. The report comes as Apple struggles with declining sales of...
  • Are readingcentric tablets really a better way to experience books? August 26, 2014

    New York: Ebook readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a readingcentric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Amazon, meanwhile, has the Kindle Fire...
  • Are you suffering from smartphoneloss anxiety disorder? August 24, 2014

    Toronto: If you consistently live in the denial mode of losing your smartphone, remember that once it happens, you are the one at a greater risk of developing smartphoneloss anxiety disorder. According to fascinating research, loss of one's smartphone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is...
  • Smartphones may make young people emotionally stunted August 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions as digital devices such as smartphones, TVs and tablets are destroying their facetoface social skills, a new study has found. Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for facetoface interaction due to their increased use...