Tablets and E-Readers

  • HTC said to focus on quad core devices in 2012

    By now it's pretty obvious that 2012 will be the year of the quad core mobile devices, be it smartphones or tablets, although most appear to be running Android so far, but we'd expect a fair few tablets to be part of the Windows 8 crowd later next year. Rumours are now suggesting that HTC

  • Cheaper tablets coming next year?

    It looks like there has been some over production of tablets, more specifically Android powered tablets which just aren't selling, well, at least not unless we're talking about Amazon's Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble's new Nook. This has led to excess inventory levels of most other Android tablets, something that isn't expected to change

  • USB 3.0 to be used as chip to chip interconnect

    One of the problems with low power devices such as smartphones and tablets is that you have limited options when it comes to the bus that the various chips use to communicate with each other. Most devices use fairly slow interfaces such as GPIO, HSIC or various MIPI interfaces rather than something like PCI Express

  • Sony Tablet S Review: A sleek, smooth and speedy tablet

    The tablet market is definitely heating up, as we see more companies hopping onto the bandwagon and producing their tablet devices based on Google Android platform. Sony Electronics Asia Pacific has recently launched their new Sony Tablet S, and we managed to get one in for this review.

  • Philips unveils speaker docks for Android

    Android devices finally receive not one but three speaker docks designed for the platform, courtesy of Philips. A repackaged version of its iPod-oriented cousin the DS8500, this new kid in the block seems like a hit from early reports.

  • SingTel announces skoob, Singapore’s first e-book service

    SingTel has announced the launch of skoob, which claims to be Singapore’s first e-book service that not only offer international best sellers, but also works of local writers, study guides and educational books for local primary and secondary school students.

  • Nabi Tablet: Toy? Tablet?

    The rising technological dominance of tablets and toys converge as Toys R Us released a tablet to add to their arsenal of children's fare. Well thought-out with content control for the child, a durable design and dedicated app store to keep kids busy, will the Nabi tablet cause a stir in Santa Claus' sack?

  • Android 3.2 update comes to Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi in Singapore

    Motorola Singapore has recently announced that for XOOM Wi-Fi tablet owners, the software update over-the-air has been rolled out since end October last month, and that the update will be available for all users.

  • Samsung to bring in Windows 8 tablet and notebook next year

    Samsung will be releasing new Windows 8 mobile computers which target working professionals next year. The products will spearhead the change of various devices that rely on Windows as their platform instead of Android.  

  • Toshiba Singapore launches PORTEGE Z830 Ultrabook, Qosmio DX730 AIO and REGZA tablets

    Toshiba Singapore has launched their new PORTEGE Z830 Ultrabook, which claims to be the world’s lightest and thinnest 13.3-Inch Ultrabook that weighs a mere 1.12kg. In addition to the slim ultra-portable notebook, the company also unveiled their new Qosmio DX730 All-in-One and REGZA AT100 and AT1S0 Android tablets.

  • New BBX phone to be RIM’s saving grace?

    A new phone from Research In Motion (RIM) sporting the new BBX platform will emerge soon, and the company claims that it will have functionalities which are similar to the PlayBook. This remains to be seen as the phone is said to only be released in the first half of 2012

  • Adobe Flash for mobile comes to a grinding halt

    Adobe's long stand for Flash's viability comes to a conclusion when they announced the end of their efforts for developing Flash for mobile devices. Apple iOS supporters get their victory following the fulfilment of Steve's opinion in April 2010, but is this victory just for Apple fans?

  • Smartphone and tablets expected to drive global increase in Wi-Fi hotspots

    The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a report on the state of the global public Wi-Fi hotspot market.  The WBA is an industry association with a focus on driving next-gen Wi-Fi experience and consists of leading technology companies and mobile operators such as Google, Cisco, AT&T and StarHub. 

  • ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime’s specifications unveiled

    At the AsiaD: All Things Digital event in Hong Kong few weeks ago, ASUS chairman Johnny Shih showcased the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime which claims to be the world’s first tablet to incorporate NVIDIA Tegra quad-core mobile processor. Well, it looks like the specifications of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime are officially out.

  • Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-A1 professional Android tablet

    Panasonic's Toughbooks are known for their ruggedness that can withstand drops, extreme weather and other rough handling. And it seems like the company is also going the tablet way with the announcement of their new ToughPad FZ-A1, running on Android mobile operating system.

  • ASUS Eee Slate and Zenbook land in Singapore

    This afternoon, ASUS Singapore unveiled the highly anticipated Zenbook that features a sleek and stylish design, boasts two-seconds always instant on and SonicMaster technology for superb audio experience. The company also launched the ASUS Eee Slate B121 tablet, designed for both consumers and small businesses.

  • Amiga returns… with an $98 Android Tablet

    Amiga is one of world's iconic brands from the dawn of modern computing era. In 1990s, the platform was squeezed out of the market thanks to the success of PlayStation from gaming perspective, and Windows PC from workstation place. If we got a dime every time we heard that "Amiga is coming back", we'd be

  • Sony unveils WA700 digital photo frame with online photo retrieval

    Sony Electronics Asia Pacific has introduced their latest WA700 digital photo frames which is not only Wi-Fi enabled but it comes with online photo retrieval from Facebook and emails. It sports a 7-inch resistive touchscreen and features 1GB internal memory and card slots that support Memory Stick Duo, SD and SDHC.

  • Apple looking for LED back-light solutions for upcoming iPad 3 with Retina display

    Rumors have been going around as to whether Apple's upcoming iPad will come with Retina display. And it looks like the company intends to incorporate that on the tablet device with news reports stating that Apple is looking for new backlight solution to maintain or strengthen the level of brightness.

  • No 64-bit graphics driver for Cedar Trail, nor any DX10.1 drivers

    If you haven't kept up with our past stories about Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processors, then this might come as a bolt of lightning from a clear sky if you were planning on getting a new netbook later this year, as Intel has decided not to develop any 64-bit drivers, nor will there be any