October 2012 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2012. 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 2012

Below are the 101 Tablet articles for October of 2012

HP ElitePad 900 Hands-On Preview: Windows 8 Tablet

HP's next tablet is going to cater to the unique needs of the business world. Will HP fare better with Windows 8 than webOS? Check out our extended video preview[...]

HP Announces Business-Focused HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 Tablet

With Intel's latest Atom CPU and a copy of Windows 8 Pro, HP is looking to take the business world by storm with its next tablet.

Focus for Tablet Security Shifts from Software to Hardware

TechnologyGuide has a report on device makers incorporating more hardware-based security solutions into their product lines, instead of depending on software.

Intel Software Delay Stalling Development of Windows 8 Tablets, Sources Say

Inside sources have revealed that a delay of battery-saving software from Intel has stalled the development of some Windows 8 tablets using the new Clover Trail chip.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Ereader Now Available

Those looking for the latest-generation of ereader from Amazon can now buy it: the online retail giant begun sales of the Kindle Paperwhite. This device has an eInk screen and[...]

Apple iPad Mini Could Be Unveiled Oct. 17

A chain of leaks and informed speculation may have revealed the date that Apple is going to take the wraps off the iPad Mini, the 8-inch tablet this company is[...]

Half of U.S. Population Has a Tablet or Smartphone

A recent survey has found that 50% of all U.S. adults have a mobile connection to the Internet via a tablet or smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Available Again in U.S.

A federal judge has lifted her ban on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 after a jury decided in August that the design of this Android tablet does[...]

Fujitsu Prepping Water-Proof Arrows Tab With Windows 8

Fujitsu first began showing off the Arrows Tab a year ago, but this water-proof tablet finally is nearing release.

Microsoft Surface Windows Tablet Coming To a Store Near You This Month

Staying true to its word of opening a slew of holiday pop-up stores across the country, Microsoft has confirmed that the additional locations will open on October 26, the same[...]

FAA Considering Loosening Rules on Using Tablets and Smartphones on Planes

On your next plane trip, how would you like to use your tablet during takeoff and landing? An article on Tablet PC Review's parent site TechnologyGuide says it might be[...]

RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update

RIM has released an update to its tablet operating system, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1, bringing with it a number of new enterprise features and minor tweaks.

Apple Has Begun Production of the iPad Mini

Earlier this week rumors surfaced that the iPad mini could be revealed later this month. Today the WSJ further reported that Apple has begun production on the new tablet device.[...]

Bad Piggies for iPad Review: Frustrating Fun

Bad Piggies flips sides on its predecessor, Angry Birds, by letting players guide the pigs through obstacles via makeshift vehicles. Sound fun? Find out in this review.

AT&T Getting Samsung ATIV Smart PC Windows 8 Tablet

AT&T has just committed to offering the recently-unveiled Samsung ATIV Smart PC. This will be a dockable tablet running Windows 8, and will almost certainly come with 4G LTE.

Google and Publishers Settle Ebook Lawsuit

After a seven-year legal battle, Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have agreed to a settlement over creating digital copies of books in the Internet giant's quest to[...]

ASUS Windows 8 RT Tablet Will Be Available on AT&T

AT&T has announced its support for the VivoTab RT, an ARM-based Windows 8 tablet from Asus, and has said that it will go on sale in time for the holidays.

Sony Finds Flaw in Xperia Tablet S, Suspends Sales

Less than a month after launching its latest slate, the Xperia Tablet S, Sony is temporarily suspending sales of the device due to a manufacturing defect that left the supposed[...]

Microsoft Launching Surface at Midnight Oct. 26 at ‘Pop-Up’ Holiday Stores

Microsoft has begun sending out invitations to a Windows 8 "celebration" on October 25, which incorporates a Surface Reception for the tablet's launch at midnight.

Apple Thriving Without Steve Jobs: Will It Last?

Steve Jobs has been gone for a year, and the company he founded is doing well. Can it keep doing so? This is the question asked by our sister site[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad Found Safest for Enterprise Use

There's no denying that tablets have become an integral part of many people's lives. Yet, as more business adopt bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches for employees, a new study takes a look[...]

Google Android 4.1 vs. Apple iOS 6: Head to Head

We take a hands-on look at the latest operating systems from Apple and Google, comparing them feature by feature. Good reading for those trying to pick their first tablet.

Apple Expecting Big Things from the iPad Mini

Apple seems to have a lot of confidence in its next tablet -- the company has reportedly ordered millions of units, even though the device has yet to be announced.

Google Encourages Developers to Make Android Tablet Apps

In an attempt to get third-party developers working on apps for Android tablets, Google has released a checklist to help them create software for devices with larger screens, and is[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 To Be Offered by Sprint

Sprint has committed to offering its own version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. This will support the carrier's 4G LTE network.

Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 Tablet Headed to the U.S. Next Month

Acer has revealed the price and release date for the Iconia W510, one of many upcoming dockable tablets that are going to run Windows 8.

Android 4.1.2 Update Gives Google Nexus 7 a Landscape Homescreen

Google Nexus 7 owners have started to report getting access to Android 4.1.2, a moderate upgrade that brings one significant new feature to this tablet: a landscape-oriented homescreen.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Will Be a Convertible Tablet PC

Lenovo is holding on to the classic design of the Tablet PC with a device that looks like a laptop but thanks to a "twist and flip" hinge can also[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Yoga 13 To Offer Windows 8 in a Unique Design

The "Yoga" in the name of two upcoming Windows devices referes to their ability to move from an ultrabook shape into a tablet shape by bending the screen around backward.[...]

Samsung Nexus 10 Reportedly in Development

A follow-up to the Google Nexus 7 is in development, according to an industry analyst. This high-end Android will be made by Samsung, and will be larger than its predecessor.

Asus Padfone 2 Unveiling Coming Next Week

Our sister site Brighthand has a news article on the imminent unveiling of a successor to Asus Padfone, a quirky smartphone-tablet-netbook.

Air Show App From Splitmo Receives Update

The recently-released Air Show app, which allows users to share and edit photos from their iPad or iPhone on their HDTVs, has been updated to allow the addition of music[...]

Ballmer: Microsoft to Shift Focus Towards ‘Devices and Services’

More hardware from Microsoft may be in the pipeline, with CEO Steve Ballmer informing shareholders in a recent letter that the company will be focusing on 'devices and services'.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a 10.1-inch enterprise tablet that meets MIL-STD-810G endurance standards. It ships with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3[...]

HTC Won’t Be Making Windows Tablets Any Time Soon

Tablets are a hot commodity, and many smartphone makers also produce them. HTC used to, and there has been some speculation that this company could make tablets running Windows 8.[...]

PhotoForge2 Review: Slick iPad Image Editor

PhotoForge2 will bring a whole new level of image editing to your iPad, whether you're a beginner or a professional photographer. Read the full review.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD Tablet with 4G Gets FCC Approval

The FCC has given its imprimatur to the most high-end model in the second generation of Amazon's Kindle Fire line. This is an absolutely required step in this being released.[...]

Is Apple’s iPad Mini Delayed?

While far from conclusive, there is evidence that Apple has had to push back the release of the much-rumored smaller version of its very popular tablet.

Apple iPad Mini Might Be Unveiled on Oct. 23

Apple is reportedly on course to announce its next tablet by the end of this month, if not quite as we originally thought. The unveil of the iPad Mini is[...]

Asus Vivo Tab RT Now Available for Pre-Order

One of the first crop of tablets running Windows RT can now be pre-ordered. The Asus Vivo Tab RT won't be available for a couple of weeks, however. UPDATED

Majority of Small Business Owners Believe Tablets and Smartphones are Essential to Stay Competitive

A recent report issued by CDW suggests that roughly two-thirds of business owners believe that mobile devices are imperative to staying competitive within the marketplace. Our sister site Brighthand brings[...]

Apple iPad Mini Could Be as Little as $250

The price for the upcoming 8-inch version of Apple's tablet may have leaked out. If this turns out to be accurate, then the iPad Mini is going to be[...]

Microsoft Announces New Streaming Service, Xbox Music

Microsoft announced its music streaming service today, Xbox Music, and it will be available starting tomorrow on Xbox 360, with a Windows 8 version coming when the OS ships.

Microsoft Windows RT: Known and Unknown

With the countdown on for Windows RT tablets, and a lot of details still on the way, what's known at this point about Microsoft's OS, and what's hanging in the[...]

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Up for Pre-Order

Microsoft has listed its Surface tablet running Windows RT on its online store. Those who wish to pre-order this tablet can now do so.

Asus PadFone 2 To Combine a Smartphone with a Tablet

Asus has created the PadFone 2 for those who want an Android smartphone that can be converted into a 10.1-inch tablet. Our sister site Brighthand has all the details.

Apple Schedules iPad Mini Event for Oct. 23

Apple has invited the press to an event to be held a week from today. This is widely expected to be the unveiling of the much-rumored iPad Mini.

Microsoft Surface Pre-Orders Selling Out Fast

Microsoft put its Surface tablet with Windows RT up for pre-order yesterday. Less than a day later, one version is already sold out.

Taiwanese Supply Chain Makers Claim $99 Nexus on the Way

The DigiTimes is once again reporting that a $99 Nexus tablet from Google is debuting in the near future, with the rumors coming from Taiwanese supply chain makers.

Things Aren’t All Rosy at Apple Without Steve Jobs

A year after the iCon was laid to rest, people are beginning to notice problems with his company. Our sister site NotebookReview presents us with an editorial on Apple in[...]

Apple iPad Mini Likely to Debut in Early November

Now that the day Apple is going to announce its smaller tablet is known, industry watchers are pointing out when the the iPad Mini will likely hit store shelves.

Price for Best Buy’s Insignia Flex Tablet Leaks Out

Last week, Best Buy revealed that it is going to offer its own tablet. Many of the details of the Insignia Flex remain a mystery, but a critical detail may[...]

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review: A Contender, Not a Champion

The IdeaTab A2109 from Lenovo threatens the competition as a low-priced media consumption tablet competitor, but its flaws hold it back from being the real deal.

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109

The Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 hasGoogle Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a 9-inch screen, 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM.

Google May Be Prepping Nexus Tablets for Oct. 29 Event

Google has sent out invitations for an event to be held the last Monday of this month. It's not clear at this point what's on the docket, but it could[...]

Acer Unveils 7-Inch Quad-Core Tablet, Iconia A110

Acer has announced a new, 7-inch tablet, the Iconia A110, which will be powered by a quad-core, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and will ship with Android 4.1 OS, aka Jelly[...]

Google Adds Wish List to Google Play Store

With the holiday season right around the corner, it looks like Google is making it easier for Google Play Store users to keep track of the items they've been yearning[...]

Apple iPad 2 Might Be Phased Out When iPad Mini Introduced

The iPad 2 will soon be discontinued, as Apple makes room in its product line-up for the iPad Mini. That's the prediction of one industry analyst, anyway.

Microsoft Surface Pre-Orders Completely Sold Out

Microsoft is still taking pre-orders for the Surface tablet, but shoppers can no longer order one to be delivered on launch day -- the company has sold out of its[...]

Google Nexus 7 32GB Apparently Set for Release on Oct. 29

A version of the Google Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage is reportedly going to launch soon. This could be part of a drop in price for the current versions[...]

Empowered Employees Can Get Away with Ignoring Mobile Device Policies in BYOD Era

A self-empowered BYOD employee is compelling to businesses while also being terrifying. Our parent site TechnologyGuide brings us an in-depth report on this topic.

Samsung Nexus 10 Could Launch Next Week

The list of products that Google is going to unveil at a press event next week have leaked out. The highlight of the show is reportedly going to be a[...]

What to Expect from the Apple iPad Mini

A new Apple tablet is widely expected to be announced later today. Take a look at a sneak peek at what the rumormill has to say about this device.

Apple Unveiling a Full-Size iPad with Lightning Connector Tomorrow?

As Apple fans anxiously awaiting the reveal of the iPad Mini tomorrow, it looks like they will have something else to look forward to, as a refreshed version of the[...]

Apple iPad Mini with 7.9-Inch Display Starts at $330

Apple CEO Tim Cook has just made the iPad mini official. This offers a smaller, less expensive option for those looking for an iOS tablet.

Apple Releases iBooks 3.0 with Continuous Scrolling

Among the plethora of announcements made today at Apple's Event, the tech company revealed that its offering a free update for iBooks. iBooks 3.0 will offer increased language support, social[...]

Surprise! Apple iPad 4th-Generation Unveiled

Everyone knew the iPad mini was going to be announced by Apple today, but the company caught a great many people off guard when it also took the wraps off[...]

Dell Aims Latitude 10 at Enterprise Users

Although tablets have made some inroads into the enterprise market, many are expecting Windows 8 to open the floodgates. Dell is dipping its paddle into the market, announcing the availability[...]

Dell XPS 10 Windows 8 RT Tablet Available for Pre-Order

The tablet race is certainly heating up. Even as Apple was unveiling a 7-inch slate, Dell also had an announcement to make: pre-orders for the XPS 10 Windows 8 RT[...]

Tips: Using the New Tiles in Windows 8

In Windows 8, the Windows start button is gone. Here are some tips on how to cope with the new tile-based user interface in Windows 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is tabletphone with a 5.5-inch screen and a ton of features.

Apple iPad mini Demand Might Outstrip Supply Because of Screen Production Problem

The iPad mini has yet to be released and can't even be pre-ordered yet, but an industry analyst is warning that Apple might have a hard time keeping up with[...]

HP Reveals Price and Release Date for Envy x2 Windows 8 Dockable Tablet

HP's dockable Windows 8 tablet, the Envy x2, has been given an official price and release date just a few weeks away. This business-oriented tablet is going to have a[...]

VIDEO: Windows 8 Preview – Top Features & Functions

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is finally available! TechnologyGuide Chief Editor Jamison Cush provides a look at some of the key features.

Sprint To Finally Offer Apple Tablets: iPad mini and iPad 4th-Gen

Two Apple's latest products are headed for Sprint. The new iPad mini and the fourth-generation full-size iPad will be the first Apple tablets to be offered by this carrier.

Hulu To Roll Out Windows 8 App for TV Viewing

On the launch date for Windows 8, Hulu plans to roll out a new app optimized for the touch-enabled, tile-based interface of the new operating system. Our sister site Notebook[...]

Does the Apple iPad mini Cost Too Much?

There is one feature of the iPad mini that was completely unexpected: its cost. Instead of the projected $250 price tag, Apple set a $330 price.

Apple iPad mini Can Now Be Pre-ordered

Those who are eager to get their hands on Apple's first 7.9-inch tablet can put in a pre-order now. The iPad mini starts at $320, and has been designed to[...]

Apple Taking iPad 4th-Generation Pre-Orders

Apple surprised many people when it unveiled the fourth-generation iPad this week. This tablet, a moderately-updated version of its predecessor, is now available for pre-order.

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Launches Today

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is now available in retails stores across the nation, and those who preordered the device should be receiving it today.

Windows 8 RT and Surface Tablet: Microsoft’s Deliberate Smokescreen and Balancing Act

On Windows 8 launch day this much is clear, Microsoft will have us all believe there is no difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. Both are the next-generation Windows[...]

Gates: Microsoft Intends to Merge Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft cofounder and chairman Bill Gates stated in a recent interview that the company plans on eventually merging all of its operating systems, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8,[...]

Panasonic Toughbook C2 Will Be a Semi-Rugged Convertible Windows 8 Tablet PC

Panasonic is prepping a rugged device that uses the classic "Tablet PC" design -- a latop with a twist-and-flip hinge that lets it convert into a tablet. Our sister site[...]

Samsung Nexus 10 Pictures and Specs Leak Out Early

The next Nexus tablet is expected to be unveiled on Monday, but most of the details of this Samsung device have appeared on the Web already. Updated

Google’s Next Nexus 10 Tablet Won’t be Unveiled Tomorrow After All

Google has decided to reschedule its event that was going to be held tomorrow. This means everyone will have to wait a bit longer to see the Nexus 10 and[...]

Apple iPad mini vs. Google Nexus 7

The iPad mini was announced this Tuesday. The small 7.9-inch tablet is Apple's slimmer option to the already popular tablet. Considering that the new device is smaller, it is a[...]

Apple iPad mini Sold Out

Apple has sold all the stock it dedicated to pre-orders of its miniature tablet. Orders placed on its website today for all versions of the iPad mini won't be delivered[...]

See the Google Nexus 10 Tablet in Action

Today was supposed to be the official unveiling of Google Nexus 10, but that had to be postoned. Those who are eager to find out what would have been on[...]

Google Android 4.2 Will Bring New Features Like Multiple User Accounts

Google just made Android 4.2 official. This won't be a dramatic upgrade, but it will bring some new features to this operating system for tablets like the upcoming Google Nexus[...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Google Nexus 10

Even though Google had to cancel its press event today, the company went ahead and announced the Nexus 10, which is going to debut running Android 4.2.

Google Announces New Nexus 7 Versions: 32GB Storage and 4G Connectivity

Today, Google announced several new versions of its Nexus 7 tablet. The upgrade introduces a new 32GB model, reduces the price of the 16GB version, effectively kills off the 8GB[...]

Apple Has Run Through Its Pre-Order Stock of iPad 4th-Gen

Those who want Apple's newest iPad will have to wait at least a week to get it. The fourth generation of this 9.7-inch tablet is now backordered.

SugarSync Introduces SkyDrive Alternative for Windows 8 & RT

As an addition or an alternative to Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync has released a file sharing, syncing and storage app specifically tailored to Windows 8 and RT. NotebookReview, our sister site,[...]

Barnes & Noble Launches Nook Simple Touch Glowlight in the UK, Bringing eReaders to Light

It looks like our friends across the pond will have a variety of eReaders to choose from this holiday season, as Barnes & Noble has just launched its first Nook[...]

Google Play Store Has Over 700,000 Apps, Roughly Equal with Apple App Store

Google has also announced a big milestone for its Android operating system: the OS has now breached the 700,000 app mark. More details are available from our sister site, Brighthand.

Head of iOS Development Is Leaving Apple

The man who was in charge of development of the operating system for the iPad and iPhone is leaving Apple. Our sister site Brighthand has a full report on[...]

Why Google’s Nexus Models Don’t Have Removable Memory Cards: Too Confusing

A frequent complaint about Google Nexus smartphones and tablets is that they don't have removable memory card slots. Matias Duarte, the man at Google responsible for developing Android's user experience,[...]

Apple Dips in Global Tablet Market Share, as Android Grows

As Apple experienced a slow third quarter, seeing declining shipments of the ever-popular iPad, it looks like Android tablets saw a boost in sales, with a new study showing that[...]

Nearly a Million Google Nexus 7 Units Selling Each Month

Google has kept quiet about how many Nexus 7 tablets it has sold, but Asus isn't so reticent. According to the company's CFO, sales are close to one million units[...]

Acer Pushes Back Release of Windows RT Tablet

Acer will soon introduce a dockable tablet running Windows 8, but has decided to push back the release of one running Windows RT because the company is afraid the Microsoft[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Might Come to T-Mobile Next Week

Information leaking out of T-Mobile indicates that this U.S. carrier will soon replace the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with an updated version of this Android tablet.