December 2011 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 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 December of 2011

Below are the 85 Tablet articles for December of 2011

Acer Confirms Tegra 3 Tablet for 2012

With the quad-core ASUS Transformer Prime set to hit the U.S. in a few weeks, it looks like another Tegra 3 tablet will be joining the race in 2012, as[...]

Barnes & Noble Releases 2Q11 Results: NOOK Sales Up, Everything Else Down

Barnes & Noble has released its second quarter sales and earnings results, with the company posting a net loss of $6.6 million for the quarter.

Amazon Santa Making a List and Checking it Twice on iPad and Kindle Fire

Amazon has just announced the availability of an app to help children and their parents create and share customized Wish Lists for this holiday season.

Acer Makes Leaked Iconia Tab A200 Official

After a video touting the capabilities of the Iconia Tab A200 leaked last month, Acer has finally officially launched its latest Android tablet.

Microsoft Windows 8 ARM Tablets to Lack Desktop UI, Claims Insider

While the tabletsphere eagerly awaits Windows 8 for ARM-based tablets, a new report claims the company is leaning towards cutting the Desktop from that particular version of the operating system,[...]

Motorola Droid “Xyboard” Tablets Coming this Month

Two Motorola Droid Xyboard Android tablets will ship this month, both sporting Verizon LTE 4G, according to a new report. The new Droid Xyboard tablets are suspiciously similar to the[...]

Unsold PlayBooks Killing RIM in Q3

Ahead of its Dec. 15 earnings report, RIM has announced that it will be "recording a pre-tax provision" of $485 million due to unsold inventory of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Is it a Tablet or Smartphone?

Somewhere between 5 and 7-inches is a fine line that separates tablets from smartphones, and that is where we find the Samsung Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch Android tablet/smartphone with an[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch Android Gingerbread tablet that straddles the line between smartphone and tablet. It ships with the S Pen, an active stylus.

Tablet News Bits: Samsung Wins in US Court, Dell Streak 7 Discontinued, ICS Open to x86

The tablet news never stops, and this week saw Samsung win in US court, Dell drop the Streak 7, and ICS open up to x86. What else happened in the[...]

Jurassic Park: The Game Episode 1 for the iPad 2 Review

Return to Isla Nublar in the new Telltale Games adventure, Jurassic Park: The Game Episode 1, for the iPad 2. Less of a fully realized video game, and more of[...]

Verizon Slyly Confirms Droid Xyboard Tablets

Verizon Wireless has officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Motorola Droid Xyboard Android tablets, announcing the two devices in its press release celebrating the company's one year anniversary of[...]

Processor and Hardware Makers Partner Up for Windows 8 ARM Tablets

The future of the Windows 8 tabletmarket is coming together, as a new report identifies that chipmakers have begun matching up with their hardware counterparts.

7-inch Toshiba Thrive Secretly goes on Sale

Despite not hearing from Toshiba in regards to its 7-inch Thrive tablet since September, the compact slate has apparently gone on sale, retailing for $450.

Infinity Blade 2 Review: If It Ain’t Broke…

Infinity Blade 2, available on both the iPad 2 and original iPad, is heavy on new content but light on new features, following the exact same format of its predecessor[...]

HTC EVO View 4G Retails for $240 on eBay Today

It looks like eBay is getting into the holiday spirit, selling the Sprint 32GB HTC EVO View 4G tablet for $240 with free shipping, as a part of its daily[...]

Motorola Droid Xyboard Tablets Official, Coming to Verizon

After a month of leaks and teases, Verizon Wireless has finally officially confirmed the Motorola LTE-enabled Droid Xyboard tablets, and it looks like they will be hitting shelves this month.[...]

Motorola Droid Xyboard First Look

Verizon and Motorola will follow up the Xoom tablet with a 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch Droid Xyboard. TabletPCReview got an early look at the latest dual-core Honeycomb slates prior to their[...]

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Beta Release for February 2012

Microsoft has confirmed that the public release of Windows 8 Beta will come in February 2012, lining up nicely with previous reports of a late January or late February launch[...]

RIM Barred from Using BBX Moniker, Settles for BlackBerry 10

According to a new report RIM has been temporarily barred from using the name BBX for its next generation OS, forcing the company to change the name of its upcoming[...]

Apple Loses iPad Trademark Suit in China

The latest move in an extended lawsuit over the iPad name, Apple has lost a case against a Chinese technology company that the tablet maker claimed infringed on its iPad[...]

Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Review: Better than the Kindle Fire?

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a customized Android tablet with a 7-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 1GHz dual core processor. With its new[...]

Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet

The NOOK Tablet from Barnes & Noble is the latest addition to their line of eReader devices. It’s a customized Android tablet with a 7-inch IPS display, 1GB of RAM,[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Coming to AT&T?

Though there is no official word when or if the Samsung Galaxy Note will be heading to the US, a new report suggests it might make its way Stateside via[...]

LG Optimus Pad 2 Photos Leak

It looks like LG will be taking another dip in the tabletsphere, as a new device known as the Optimus Pad 2 has leaked.

OnLive Launches App for iOS and Android, Brings Console Class Games to Tablets

Cloud gaming company OnLive has just launched a free app that allows games instant access to their favorite console-class games on tablets and smartphones via Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.

HP TouchPad Fire Sale Resumes, Refurbs Only

It looks like HP is offering yet another fire sale of its TouchPad, selling refurbished models of the webOS tablet on the HP eBay store starting Sunday, Dec. 11. [...]

Samsung Rumored to Launch 11.6-inch, High-Res Tablet Next Year

A new report claims that Samsung is planning to launch an 11.6-inch Android tablet, with a whopping screen resolution, next year.

Great Accessory Gadgets for the Apple iPad

Out of all the hordes of accessories available by now for the iPad, some are really cool, others, not as much. Whether you're doing your holiday shopping, or just looking[...]

ASUS to Unveil Windows 8 Ultrabook Convertible in 2012?

ASUS will likely unveil a notebook with the combined features of an ultrabook, tablet and a swivel screen with the assistance of Intel in June 2012 at Computex Taipei, according[...]

Droid Xyboard Tablets On Sale Now

The Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2-inch tablets are officially available, with Verizon selling the devices on its website starting today.

HP’s webOS To Go Open Source

HP has finally come to a decision about what to do with its webOS platform: the company is making it open source, but still has plans to develop tablets using[...]

Tablet News Bits: Budget ICS Tablets Coming, NOOK Tablet Tops 1 Million Shipped

The Droid Xyboard launch and webOS going open source are the big news items this week, but plenty more happened in the tabletsphere, including new budget Ice Cream Sandwich tablets[...]

7-inch Toshiba Thrive Tablet Available Now

Toshiba has kept true to its early December arrival promise for the 7-inch Thrive tablet, which is officially available in stores and online.

Big Barnes & Noble NOOK Color Update to Bring Netflix

Even with bombing sales of its NOOK Tablet, Barnes & Noble's has not forsaken its original tablet, the NOOK Color, brining the device its largest update to date today.

Amazon Kindle Fire Second Look Review: Features and Content

The Amazon Kindle Fire is more than just a low-cost Android tablet. With it comes Amazon's vast content services, including music, eBooks, apps, and video. The question is how much[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Possibly Heading to Verizon LTE Network?

It looks like Verizon may be adding another tablet to its 4G LTE lineup, with a new report claiming the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is heading towards the Big Red.[...]

It Seems No One Wants Tablets from Carriers

A new study brings credence to the notion that tablet owners don't want to pay for a monthly contract in addition to their device, as Wi-Fi tablets are dramatically outselling[...]

Microsoft Updates OneNote App to Include iPad

The Microsoft Office team has just released an updated version of the OneNote app for iOS to include iPad compatibility.

10.1-inch Toshiba Windows 7 Tablet to Hit Japan Next Month

Toshiba has announced a new enterprise-oriented Windows 7-powered tablet, dubbed the WT301/D, that is expected to hit the Japanese market next month.

E Fun Announces Android Nextbook Premium 9 Gingerbread Tablet

E Fun is at it again, this time the budget tablet maker is releasing the Nextbook Premium 9 Android Gingerbread (2.3) tablet.

ASUS and Acer Pushing Ultrabooks, Not Tablets, in 2012

A new report claims that hardware vendors will begin to move away from tablets and netbooks next year, to focus on ultrabooks instead, as an attempt to increase profit margins.[...]

Amazon to Release Kindle Fire OS Update

It looks like the Kindle Fire will get an update soon to fix some issues that stirred complaints among customers, according to Amazon.

What are the Best (and Worst) Honeycomb Social Media Apps?

The truth is that the official Android apps from megalithic social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are awful. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Here, we've done the hard work for[...]

IT to Santa: Give Us More Mobile Device Management

As Shane Snider, executive vice president of IT at Shawnee Mission, noted in an interview with our sister site, SearchCIO-Midmarket, all he wants for Christmas is a little more mobile[...]

Netflix and Gmail Apps Receive Updates for iOS

Two popular apps for the iPad have received updates today, with Netflix and Gmail both sporting new UIs for iOS.

Grand Theft Auto III Now Available for Android Tablets and iPad

For all you Grand Theft Auto fans out there, Rockstar is celebrating its jump into open world 3D gaming by releasing a version of the sandbox game for tablets and[...]

Intel Forms New Mobile Communications Unit

In an attempt to catch up in the smartphone and tablet race, Intel is combining four divisions under a new mobile communications unit, where it hopes to gain more traction[...]

Amazon Selling One Million Kindles per Week

While Amazon still hasn't released any comprehensive numbers in regards to its Kindle sales, the company has claimed that the eReader and tablet devices have been selling like hotcakes this[...]

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10 Devices Until Late 2012, Releases Lagging 3Q11 Earnings

It looks like RIM won't be seeing much relief any time soon, as the BlackBerry maker said it will delay the release of devices featuring its new software platform until[...]

Rumor: Apple Producing a 7-inch iPad in 2012

A new report claims that Apple will begin producing a 7.85-inch iPad in the second quarter of 2012, with the company reportedly aiming to sell the smaller slate prior to[...]

Battle of the Samsung Tabs: Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

We've reviewed both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Outside of the three inches in diagonal screen real estate, what separates these two high-end Android[...]

Tablet News Bits: Android ICS Gets Update, Sony Tablet S Gets Holiday Price Cut

We are mere weeks away from CES, and we are very curious what tablets vendors will roll out in Vegas. But before we speculate, lets' see what else happened this[...]

Grand Theft Auto III for Android Honeycomb and iOS Review

Grand Theft Auto III by Rockstar Games is now available for the iPad and Android tablets, bringing its sandbox-style mayhem and underworld drama from the seedy side of Liberty City.[...]

12 Tech Days of Christmas

Leading up to Christmas, the TechnologyGuide team is counting down 12 days with reviews of unique/fun/useful tech, one per day until Christmas Eve. Find out what made the list and[...]

Fusion Garage and Grid10 Tablet MIA, PR Team Quits

Fusion Garage, makers of the Grid10 and JooJoo tablets and the company behind the TabCo campaign have seemingly disappeared from the web.

Google Tablet Coming this Summer?

Google could be bringing a "tablet of the highest quality" to the market in six months, according to company CEO Eric Schmidt, who said as much while speaking to an[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook on Sale Again, Starting at $199

In case you didn't manage to snag one on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has once again gone on sale for the low,[...]

How to Choose an iPad Keyboard

Most will improve your text entry, some also provide a protective case -- but not all are the same. In the first part of a two-part series, we look at[...]

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Tab ICS Update

It was a good bet that the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs would receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) from Honeycomb (Android 3.x), and now it's confirmed with[...]

Rumor: Lenovo Working on Quad-Core LePad Tablet

According to a Digitimes report, Lenovo is working on its next LePad (ThinkPad) tablet, which will be powered by a quad-core CPU and is slated to begin production on the[...]

Archos Unveils Sub-$200 Honeycomb Tablet

If Archos is to be believed, its 70b internet tablet (IT) is the first sub-$200 Android Honeycomb device.

GameChanger iPad Board Game Review

The iPad is a versatile device with many uses. So how about using it as a board game? That's exactly what Identity Games did with GameChanger, featuring two distinct games:[...]

New Version of Amazon Kindle Software Now Available

Amazon released an over-the-air update for its Kindle Fire last night in an attempt to address many of the universal complaints the retailer has received about its tablet.

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Include Periodicals, Among Other Features

Amazon has recently brought a new version of its Kindle app for iOS to the iTunes App store, and with it comes a slew of new features, including access to[...]

Hasbro Sues ASUS Over Transformer Prime Name

It seems that the name of the Transformer Prime tablet hits a little too close to home for Hasbro, as the toy company is suing the maker of the device,[...]

Angry Birds Comes to PlayBook, Facebook Update Too

Considering all news coming out of RIM regarding the PlayBook has been bad news as of late, the arrival of Angry Birds and an update to the PlayBook Facebook app[...]

Free LogMeIn App Now Available for iOS

LogMeIn, the remote desktop access service, is now available as an app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod via the Apple App Store for the low, low price of 'free'.

Android Honeycomb 3.2 Now Available for HTC EVO View 4G

The HTC EVO View 4G tablet is finally getting an Android Honeycomb 3.2 update, which is now available as a manual download.

Atari Arcade and Atari Greatest Hits App Review for iPad

Looking to go retro with your Apple iPad? There is no better way than with the Atari Arcade and Atari Greatest Hits app. It's totally rad, and a definitely tubular[...]

No Ice Cream Sandwich Treat for Original Galaxy Tab Owners

Owners of the original seven-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab are getting the operating system equivalent of coal in their Galaxy Tabs this Christmas.

Samsung May Bring ICS to Galaxy Tab After All

Samsung may be thinking twice about not bringing the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update to its original Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S smartphone, following an outcry by mostly Galaxy[...]

Purported Apple iPad 3 Home Button Leaks

If component leaks from China are to be believed, the Apple iPad 3 is slowly showing itself, piece by piece.

Survey: Searches For And Shopping Via Tablets On The Rise

A recent survey conducted by electronics deal site TechBargains.com has revealed that tablets were the hot ticket item of this holiday season, and that users made more of their holiday[...]

Microsoft OneNote for Apple iPad Review

After trying to ignore or repel the iPad for years, Microsoft has finally come around and released an Office app for Apple's tablet with OneNote for the Apple iPad. The[...]

What Is the Best Apple iPad Keyboard?

So Santa brought you a new iPad, but to get full use out of your gadget, you'll need a good keyboard. Part 1 focused on feature and usability issues, and[...]

iPad 3 Rumor: Apple Releasing Two iPads in 2012

Apple will release two new iPads in January, with a high-end unit joining a mid-range model and the existing iPad 2, which will be discounted to compete with the Kindle[...]

Amazon Sells Millions of Kindles for the Holidays

Amazon sold millions of Kindle Fire tablets and eReaders in December, according to the online retailer, with customers purchasing more than 1 million Kindle devices per week.

Samsung Galaxy Note Ships 1 Million Units Globally

Samsung has officially shipped 1 million units of its atypically-sized Galaxy Note device globally, according to a recent announcement from the company.

Kobo Vox

The Kobo Vox is a seven-inch Android tablet that runs Gingerbread (2.3) and sports an 800Mhz processor. It is Kobo’s answer to the Kindle Fire.

Verizon Cuts 4G Xyboard and Tab Prices by $50

The 4G Motorola Droid Xyboard and Galaxy Tabs are $50 less expensive today, following a price cut by Verizon.

Kobo Vox Review: The Little Tablet that Could?

In many ways, the Kobo Vox is the little tablet that could. A brave release in light of the recent market appearances of the Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet, it[...]

Acer Iconia Tab A700 to Debut at CES 2012, On Shelves In March

One of Acer's next tablet projects, the powerful Iconia Tab A700, is rumored to be making an appearance at next month's CES 2012, with a release date chalked up for[...]

Amazon Kindle Touch

The Amazon Kindle Touch is the new flagship Amazon eReader. With no physical keyboard or navigation buttons, the Kindle Touch is the first Amazon eReader to rely exclusively on touch[...]

Amazon Kindle Touch Review: The Best New eReader

The Kindle Touch is the new flagship Amazon eReader. With no physical keyboard or navigation buttons, the Kindle Touch is the first Amazon eReader to rely exclusively on touch. Find[...]