September 21, 2010

1 in 5 LTE subscribers will be on 4G LTE netbooks and tablets come 2015

by Darren Allan

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that as many as 20% of LTE subscribers will be surfing on 4G LTE netbooks or tablets in 2015. LTE mobile broadband, with its reduced latency and increased bandwidth, will obviously be an ideal proposition for new upgraded devices such as slates and netbooks, or handhelds and digital […]

Google Docs gets new fonts, plus editing for mobile devices

by Darren Allan

Google is busy tinkering with its cloud based office package Docs, and today it announced that it’s bringing web font support to the online suite. Google wrote on its official blog page: “Documents without font choices are like photographs without colours. Just as shades of colour can add depth to a picture, smart font choices […]

September 17, 2010

iPad cannibalises laptop sales in the US

by Darren Allan

There’s no doubt that the iPad has been a success story since its launch back in April. Apple’s tablet shifted in excess of 3 million units in its first three months, and analysts have estimated that it will easily exceed sales of 10 million by the time 2010 comes to a close. However, it would […]

August 31, 2010

Hannspree unveils 10 inch Android tablet

by Darren Allan

There are set to be many, many rivals to the iPad, and another one that has just emerged to join the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Toshiba Folio 100 (spot the naming fail there) is an effort from Hannspree. The company is better known for its monitors and netbooks, but it certainly looks […]

August 24, 2010

Archos goes tablet crazy with five new models

by Darren Allan

Tablets are very much the rage these days. The world and his dog seem to be coming out with one (although we’re not convinced the WoofPad Elite will make much of an impact). And as if there weren’t enough of them flooding out on to the market (from Samsung, Toshibia, Dell, Asus, HP, Motorola and […]

July 24, 2010

India plans tablet PC that costs just $35

by Darren Allan

The Indian government has taken the wraps off a project to produce a PC which won’t cost much more than £20. The incredibly budget friendly device will be a tablet running Linux, and it will come loaded with a web browser, word processor and video conferencing capabilities. It will also run on solar power, and […]

May 21, 2010

iPad to boost profits at online retail?

by Darren Allan

It’s a week today that the iPad will be officially available in the UK, after several delays and months of waiting. Although demand has meant that pre-order ship dates have been pushed back to the first week of June. Apple seems to think its device will go down as well in this country as it […]

May 18, 2010

Sony considers tablet PC

by Darren Allan

The rumour mill has it that Sony is considering entering the tablet PC market itself. This news comes hot on the revelation that BT is also considering making a communications oriented tablet. And, of course, there are all the other tablets already well underway – such as HP’s upcoming effort, which was the Slate, but […]

May 14, 2010

Dell Mini 5 tablet out next month

by Darren Allan

For those of you considering tablet options aside from the Apple iPad, which launches at the end of the month, another offering has popped up with an imminent release date. The Dell Mini 5 will be out in June, although as the name suggests, it isn’t a full-sized tablet like Apple’s effort. Dell’s Android tablet […]

May 7, 2010

WeTab and Archos 7, iPad tablet alternatives

by Darren Allan

With the news of the iPad’s UK release and pricing details coming today, if Apple’s creation sounds too rich for your blood, then a couple of other alternative tablets have hit the headlines. The iPad will be out on May 28th, and will cost £429 for the basic 16GB wi-fi model, running up to £699 […]

May 5, 2010

Panasonic announces upgrades to Toughbook range

by Darren Allan

Panasonic has upgraded both the Toughbook CF-52 semi-rugged notebook, and its “business-rugged” Toughbook CF-T8 tablet. The Toughbook CF-52 now boasts an Intel Core i5 (up to 2.53GHz) processor and 2GB of memory. It has a 250GB shock-mounted, quick-release hard drive. The notebook now comes with the latest Intel wi-fi chipset, bluetooth 2.1, and Gobi 2000 […]

March 17, 2010

Samsung announces slate PC for later this year

by Darren Allan

2010 is the year of the tiger, although when it comes to computers, it’s also going to be the year of the tablet PC. By the close of 2010, the computing arena will have more tablets than an old person’s home, thanks to the rush of devices the Apple iPad has prompted. These include the […]