October 2011 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2011. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Tablet Articles for October of 2011

Below are the 90 Tablet articles for October of 2011

HTC and RIM Feel Kindle Fire Heat, Lower Tablet Prices

News of the Amazon Kindle Fire has burned less than a week, and tablet makers are already feeling the heat and lowering prices in response to the $200 Amazon tablet.[...]

Veyl Products ePillow Review: A Pillowcase for Your iPad

Some iPad accessories border on the absurd, like this iPad pillowcase. However, in our quest for great accessories, we simply can't ignore the ePillow. Find out if we wasted our[...]

iOS 5 Coming with Apple iPhone 5 Announcement?

Apple has planned a press conference at its California campus on Tuesday, Oct. 4. While it's near certain Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone (and perhaps a less expensive iPhone[...]

Will the Kindle Fire Transition the Enterprise to Tablets?

The general public wasn't surprised when Amazon announced the availability of the Kindle Fire tablet, though it was struck by the $199 price tag. With a bargain point of entry,[...]

Kindle Fire First-Day Pre-Orders Hit 95,000

A new analysis of emailed purchase receipts for the Kindle Fire estimates that sales of Amazon's low-priced tablet reached 95,000 units during the first day of availability.

Amazon Confirms Wi-Fi Only Browsing for Kindle Touch 3G

Amazon has confirmed that its recently announced Kindle Touch 3G will only browse the web over Wi-Fi. Users will still be able to download books, however.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is an enterprise-class Android Honeycomb tablet with a 1280 x 800 display, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and active pen support.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Lenovo has extended the vaunted ThinkPad brand to include the Honeycomb-powered ThinkPad Tablet. The Android device certainly has enterprise chops, thanks to its active pen and business-friendly apps, but is[...]

Adobe Announces Tablet-Friendly Apps and Cloud Service

Adobe has announced a new collection of mobile applications that will allow users to do graphical work on tablet devices. In addition, the company is also launching a new Web[...]

With Samsung Galaxy Note on Hold, What’s the Future of 5-Inch Gadgets?

While Samsung's WiFi-only 4 and 5-inch Galaxy Players are now set for U.S. release later this month, the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note hasn't found any wireless partners yet. What will vendors[...]

iOS 5 Launches October 12, Siri Voice Feature Announced

Apple execs took the stage in Cupertino on the Apple Campus, where they announced the latest iPhone, the iPhone "4S", as well as "Siri". Apple also revealed October 12 as[...]

Mystery ZTE Tablet Spotted at FCC, Headed for Sprint?

It appears an unnamed ZTE tablet will soon be coming to Sprint's wireless network, according to FCC documents.

iPad in Business Signifies Enterprise IT Consumerization Trend

As part of "Tablets in Business", we examine how, in the same way that consumer forces brought support for mobile platforms into the workplace, enterprises must also recognize the demand[...]

PressReader App Review: An App Replacement for News Sites?

The internet is killing the dead-tree editions of many established newspapers. However, one app looks to preserve broadsheets, at least in digital form. Is PressReader a viable app alternative to[...]

Apple Founder and iPad Visionary Steve Jobs Has Passed Away

Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away at age 56, Apple has reported.

Acer Iconia A501

The Acer Iconia A501 is a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) Honeycomb tablet with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and AT&T HSPA+ compatibility. It is a variant of the Wi-Fi-only Acer[...]

Acer Iconia A501 Review: A Great 4G Android Tablet Value

The Acer Iconia A500 is getting an upgrade in the form of the new Iconia A501, which sports AT&T 4G connectivity. While the A501 is otherwise internally identical to its[...]

Best Buy HTC Flyer Price Cut Wrong, Price Back to $299

It appears Best Buy had a little mishap on its website, as the HTC Flyer was marked down to $100, but is once again priced at $299.

Consumers Crave Windows Tablets; Survey Finds

What do consumers looking to buy personal technology want? According to one survey, 42 percent of US consumers would like a tablet that runs the Microsoft operating system.

Dell Windows Tablet Surfaces in Leaked Images

A new report shows images of what's allegedly a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet from Dell.

CTIA 2011: Tablets in Cloud Computing, Collaboration and Consumerization

Cloud computing, mobile applications, tablet computers and consumerization will be among the top trends and issues discussed next week when CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 rolls into San Diego.

Tablet News Bits: Xoom Upgrade Brings More than 4G, Series 7 Slate Pre-Order Begins

The Motorola Xoom has a new OS, the Samsung Series 7 Slate is finally on sale, as is the Lenovo brand-name budget tablet, and eFun takes another stab at the[...]

Samsung Cancels CTIA Event: “Ice Cream Sandwich” Not Yet Ready?

In a just released note, Samsung's director of PR, Kim Titus, stated that Samsung has postponed its Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during CTIA, writing, "Under the current circumstances, both parties[...]

What are the Best Cheap Kindle Cases and Lights?

Kindle accessories are too expensive and often cost nearly as much as the eReader. Off-brand options abound, but some are just plain junk. Find out which are the cream of[...]

Huawei MediaPad Coming to T-Mobile, Renamed “SpringBoard”

The Huawei MediaPad is coming to T-Mobile under a new moniker, the SpringBoard.

With No Ice Cream Sandwich, What Tablets Will We See at CTIA?

CTIA kicks off this week, and while smartphones are the focus, manufacturers have used CTIA for major tablet launches. However, with Samsung cancelling an event in which it was set[...]

Xoom 2 Announcement May Be On the Way From Motorola

Though it may not come as a total surprise, an official Xoom 2 announcement may be on the way from Motorola and Verizon Wireless, who sent out invitations to a[...]

Motorola Announces ET1 Enterprise Android Tablet

Google Android is slowly making its way into the enterprise, and Motorola is continuing the drive with the ET1 tablet.

Bookeen Reveals New Cybook Odyssey eReader

French company Bookeen announced a new device today, the Cybook Odyssey, which will be the first eReader to sport the new High Speed Ink System technology.

Official Facebook App Now Available for the Apple iPad

Most probably aren't aware that up until now, there has been no official Facebook app for the iPad. Seriously. The most popular social network has been strangely absent from the[...]

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Gets Pricing

Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy collection, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which the company announced a few weeks ago, has been spotted with a price tag.

SlingPlayer Android App for Honeycomb Now Available

The SlingPlayer Android app, with optimization specifically for Honeycomb tablets, has finally arrived.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10e Gingerbread Tablet Unveiled

ViewSonic has added another inexpensive tablet to its lineup with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based ViewPad 10e.

What are the Best iPad PDF Apps?

PDF lets people view docs in just the same way on an iPad, a PC, or a smartphone. Here are 9 iPad apps, both great and not so great, for[...]

Apple iOS 5 Now Available

Apple iOS 5 is now available, and it brings more than 200 new features and tweaks, including iCloud.

T-Mobile SpringBoard Hands On: Great Display at CTIA

Going into CTIA, who would have thought that the most newsworthy tablet launch would come from a Chinese device maker with an odd name better known for mid-range Android tablets[...]

Apple Wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban in Australia

Apple has won another case in its global patent battle with Samsung, this time blocking the South Korean company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet in Australia.

Dell to Drop Android for Windows

Dell has suggested that it will not look toward Android as an OS for its 2012 tablets, and instead will be focusing on Windows 8.

ARMOR X7 Gets Sprint 3G Certification

The ARMOR X7, a compact rugged tablet by DRS Technologies, has just been approved for connectivity on the Sprint 3G network.

Google Docs for Honeycomb Tablets Review

The recent Google Docs Honeycomb update isn't what most users would consider a dramatic leap forward. It is, however, a convenient improvement for tablet owners looking to use that added[...]

Sony Bringing Movie and TV Rental Service to Android Devices

Who needs Netflix? Sony has launched its own version of a movie and TV rental service, dubbed Video Unlimited, on its Tablet S.

Motorola Xoom Family Edition Coming to Best Buy

Best Buy has announced that it will begin distributing a kid-friendly tablet with the Motorola Xoom Family Edition.

iOS 5 for Apple iPad Review

Apple has just released iOS 5, bringing a new look and functionality to many iDevices, including the iPad and iPad 2. The big new feature is iCloud, and it is[...]

What are the Best Haunted Honeycomb Halloween Apps?

The following applications represent the best Halloween apps on the market, guaranteed to turn your tablet into a conduit of spooky, and sometimes even silly, activity. But proceed with caution;[...]

Motion Computing CL900

The Motion CL900 is a Windows 7 tablet PC from Motion Computing. It has a semi-rugged chassis and supports pen input. The 10.1-inch display features Gorilla Glass and the tablet[...]

Apple iPad 3 Production to Hit One Million in Q4, says Analyst

A new report claims that Apple's manufacturing partners have begun receiving orders to produce iPad 3s after a note from an analyst declared that the next generation iPad was on[...]

Motion Computing CL900 Review: A Tablet PC for the Enterprise

The Motion Computing CL900 is a 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet that delivers a rugged chassis, all-day battery life, and pen input. All of this comes at a price, however,[...]

RIM Announces New BBX OS for BlackBerry

RIM's BlackBerry DevCon began today in San Francisco. While the event goes until Oct. 20, the company made some of its biggeset announcements this morning, unveiling its next generation platform[...]

HP Releases webOS Update for TouchPad

HP has just released an OTA update for webOS for the TouchPad, bringing the ability to use the tablet with non-HP phones, among other improvements.

iPad Mini May Be In The Works

Rumors abound that Apple may have an "iPad Mini" tablet in the works, thanks to a recent report from United Daily News in Taiwan.

Google Officially Unveils Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Google offered the first official look at its Android 4.0 operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, at a press event with Samsung in Hong Kong. After getting an extensive rundown of[...]

Apple Sells 11 Million iPads in Q4, Dismisses Fire Competition

Apple announced its financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter yesterday. No surprises here however, as Apple has once again sold a bunch of iPads, 11.12 million to be[...]

ASUS Teases Transformer 2 Tablet in New Video

In a new teaser on ASUS' Facebook page, the company briefly flaunts its upcoming Eee Pad Transformer 2 tablet.

Rumor: Amazon Kindle Fire Successor Months Away

While the Kindle Fire hasn't even hit the market yet, a new report claims that Amazon is already working on a second tablet, which could launch in the first half[...]

Kobo Announces Vox Android Tablet

Kobo has officially announced its Vox Android tablet. Sporting a 7-inch, 1024x600 display with multi-touch capabilities, Kobo has just confirmed that the slate is currently available on their website.

PlayStation Store Now Available for Sony Tablet S

For those of you who bought the Sony Tablet S, a PlayStation Certified device, and have been wondering when you will get access to the official PlayStation Store, fret no[...]

Netflix Finally Comes to All Honeycomb Tablets

Honeycomb is Netflix free no more as the popular video streaming service is now available for all Google-sanctioned devices running Android version 3.0 and higher as a free download in[...]

ASUS Unveils “Transformer Prime” Quad-Core Tablet

Presenting the first quad-core mobile tablet. Just a day after teasing it in video, ASUS head Jonney Shih revealed what he called the "next-generation Transformer tablet," the 'Transformer Prime'.

Griffin HELO TC RC Helicopter Review: The iPad-Controlled Chopper

Admittedly, we requested a HELO TC Helicopter review unit just to play with the iPad-controlled chopper around the office and annoy coworkers. Judging from their dirty looks, it worked. Is[...]

Amazon Trade-In Now Accepting eReaders

Amazon has updated its Trade-In program to include Kindles and other eReaders, adding to the vast selection of gadgets the service already accepts.

Netflix for Android Honeycomb Review

There's good news and bad news for Honeycomb tablet owners who have been waiting for Netflix. The good news? It's official. The bad news? It may not be the incredibly[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Available for Pre-Order Sunday

Samsung has just announced the availability of its upcoming Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, with pre-orders beginning Oct. 23. The latest addition to Sammy's Galaxy lineup, the 7.0 Plus will retail[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a thin and light Android tablet running Honeycomb 3.1. It sports a 8.9-inch display with a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2[...]

Apple After Jobs: Can a New CEO Improve the iPad?

With news that Apple missed extremely high earnings estimates in Q4 and following the iPhone 4S launch, the TechnologyGuide team reexamining Apple following the death of Steve Jobs. Can the[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review: Is the Screen Size Just Right?

There's nothing quite like finding the perfect fit, and that's just what Samsung is striving for with the Galaxy Tab 8.9. With a screen size fitted perfectly between 10.1 and[...]

Dell Reveals Windows 7 Latitude ST Tablet PC in Video

Dell has posted a new video showing off its Windows 7-based Latitude ST tablet.

4G World: McNeice Keynote Stresses Importance of 4G Customer Experience

The first day of 4G World in Chicago started off quietly, but Susan McNeice, vice president of the Yankee Group, was there to kick things off with a welcome keynote[...]

T- Mobile SpringBoard, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch Dates Revealed

T-Mobile announced the SpringBoard and Galaxy Tab 10.1 at CTIA, but failed to reveal the launch date. Well, the magenta carrier is playing coy no more, though pricing remains unknown.

Mobile Tablet Shipments Surpass Netbooks in Q2

A new report indicates that mobile tablet shipments surpassed netbooks for the first time last quarter.

iPad in the Enterprise: Keys to Creating an Enterprise Mobility Strategy

The Apple iPad and other mobile tablets aren't merely coming to the business world; they are already here. In part two of our look at iPad in the Enterprise, we[...]

What Are the Best Honeycomb Travel Apps?

November and December are the most heavily travelled months in the US, owing mostly to the holiday season. So if you plan to travel cross country or overseas within the[...]

RIM Delays PlayBook 2.0 OS Update Until February

Those looking forward to the BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 update for the PlayBook will have to wait until February, as the company has delayed the launch from a planned October[...]

ViewSonic and Leader Unveil New Budget Tablets for Holiday Season

Potential tablet owners interested in a touch-friendly mobile device that don't want to splurge $500 on a high-end product, will be happy to know that ViewSonic and Leader International have[...]

New Amazon Kindle Review

The new Amazon Kindle is smaller, lighter, and less expensive than its predecessor (the newly-dubbed 'Kindle Keyboard'). But is that enough for Kindle and NOOK owners to ditch their older[...]

Amazon New Kindle

The new Amazon Kindle is a 6-inch eInk based eReader that lacks the keyboard found on its predecessor, and is lighter and less expensive as a result.

Dell Latitude ST Official, Specs Revealed

Earlier this week, Dell revealed its Latitude ST tablet in a promotional video, touting all of the device's possibilities. Now we have the official specs of this Windows 7 tablet[...]

Nokia Planning Windows 8 Tablet?

On the heels of revealing its first batch of Windows phones, could Nokia be making the plunge into the Windows 8 tabletsphere as well?

VIDEO: T-Mobile SpringBoard Hands On

The seven-inch device sports the usual array of Honeycomb-tablet specs, including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB capacity, and a five-megapixel shooter. In terms of size and weight, the SpringBoard is[...]

VIDEO: HELO TC RC Helicopter for iPad

Admittedly, we requested a HELO TC Helicopter review unit just to play with the iPad-controlled chopper around the office and annoy coworkers. Judging from their dirty looks, it worked on[...]

VIDEO: iPad in the Enterprise

A new book, iPad in the Enterprise: Developing and Deploying Business Applications, details how corporations can leverage mobile devices to empower employees with the information that they need to do[...]

HP Recommits to Windows 8, webOS Future Still in Flux UPDATE

HP announced that it is reversing course and keeping its PC division just months after the company announce plans to unload it while under now former CEO Leo Apotheker. While[...]

What are the Essential Apple iPad Apps?

Miles and miles beyond the "starter kit" of apps that come with your iPad, you can get practically limitless additional use from your tablet by downloading more apps from the[...]

Verizon System Leak Shows Motorola Xoom 2

After blurry pictures of what may be the Motorola Xoom 2 Android tablet surfaced last month, a new leak from Verizon's internal system adds more fuel to the rumors.

Barnes & Noble May Reveal Something NOOK on November 7

It appears something NOOK related will be coming from Barnes & Noble on Nov. 7, according to recent rumors.

Best Buy Now Bundling HP TouchPads with HP PCs

Did you miss out on the $99 TouchPad fire sale? Hoping HP will release another batch at a deeply discounted rate? Well, there is good news and bad news.

Tablet News Bits: ASUS Transformer Prime Pics Leak, HP Talks webOS

As 2012 approaches, the first of the next generation of tablets has been revealed in the form of the ASUS Transformer Prime, complete with new pictures leaking this week. Take[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Second Look Review: Apps and Features

We've already reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, but the tablet has many features and apps that we only touched on previously. We decided to take an even closer look[...]

ASUS Transformer Prime Launching with Honeycomb

With the ASUS Transformer Prime making its first unofficial appearance last week, more news has surfaced regarding this tablet and it seems the Prime will be getting a taste of[...]

Barnes & Noble Confirms Nov. 7 Event, Perhaps Something NOOK

It's confirmed, Barnes & Noble will be launching something on Nov. 7, as the company sent out invites to the media for an event that morning in New York.

ASUS to Launch Transformer Prime Nov. 9, Windows 8 Tablets Next Year

More news from ASUS has arrived, with a PowerPoint slide from the company's third quarter earnings report detailing its upcoming Eee Pad strategy.