February 2012 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 90 Tablet articles for February of 2012

Rumor: No Metro for Microsoft Office 15 on Windows 8

The next generation of Office will reportedly not be in Metro style for both the x86 and ARM versions.

Can Budget Android Tablets Compete in New Tablet Market?

Budget Android tablets used to cost less than the brand name alternatives, but now tablets from Amazon and others launch at budget prices. We take a look at a tablet[...]

Sunrex Technology Vital ASC Club-ST1010

The Vital ASC Club-ST1010 is a budget Android tablet running Gingerbread.

Leaked iPad 3 Debug Photos Show Quad-Core Processor and More

A source claiming to have the iPad 3 provided photos of the code from the iBoot debug tool that reveals information about the processor and the different models that Apple[...]

ASUS Transformer to Receive ICS Update Soon

ASUS announced that its Eee Pad Transformer will receive Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (operating system upgrade) by the end of the month.

Sprint to Release the ZTE Optik on Feburary 5

Sprint has officially announced the release of the ZTE Optik 3G tablet for direct shipping on Feburary 5.

Leaked Photos of ASUS TF300T Hit the Web

A photo of an alleged successor of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, codenamed the ASUS TF300T, is now circulating the internet.

BlackBerry PlayBook Goes Back on Sale for a Limited Time

Starting today, the PlayBook is going back on sale for a limited-time offer until February 11.

Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 for Tablets Review

Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 is Google's latest and greatest update to its tablet and smartphone operating system. While it's certainly a big update for smartphone owners, how does ICS[...]

AT&T Launches HSPA+ Huawei MediaPad

Huawei announced that the MediaPad will be available for AT&T enterprise users at "varying price points" depending on their business account.

Tablet News Bits: AMD Looking at Tablet Processors, RIM Giving Away More PlayBooks

AMD is looking at tablet processors, RIM is literally giving away PlayBooks and Sony had as many as four tablets in the works in 2011. Read about it all and[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Available for Pre-Order from AT&T

Earlier last week, AT&T announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note would be available in store shelves in mid-February. As of today, customers can put in a pre-order that will secure[...]

Toshiba Releases Ultra-Thin AT200 Tablet in the U.K.

Toshiba releases the ultra-thin AT200 tablet today in the U.K. This same device, under the moniker "the Excite X10", will be released in the United States at a later date.

What Can We Expect from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

What changes does Microsoft have in store for the next iteration of its venerable operating system?

Mobile App Revenue to Pass $50 Billion by 2016

A report released by Juniper Research shows an optimistic forecast for the mobile app market in the near future.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich in May

ThinkPad users salivating for the Ice Cream Sandwich update will only have to wait a few more months for the operating system.

Google Introduces Chrome for Android

Android users who love using Google Chrome on their desktops, will now have a chance to use that browser wherever they go.

Rock, Sing and Spin with the Best iPad Music Apps

Are you ready to rock? Or maybe you just want to belt out a tune, strum a guitar or spin some beats. The iPad is a wonderful tool for creating[...]

Microsoft Releases OneNote Mobile for Android

Late last year, Microsoft launched OneNote Mobile for the iPad. Today, Android users are finally getting a chance to try OneNote Mobile for themselves on their Android devices.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Pre-Installed Apps and Release Date Revealed UPDATE

With the Consumer Preview for Microsoft Windows 8 just weeks away, sources have been reporting what will be bundled as the Metro pre-installed applications.

Super Wi-Fi Probably Not Coming Soon to a City Near You

A form of Wi-Fi that is measured in miles, not feet, launches in North Carolina. So what about New York, LA, and other major cities? When will they get Super[...]

Apple Launching iPad 3 First Week in March?

Rumors now indicate that Apple will announce the iPad 3 in the first week of March.

Alleged iPad 3 Case Photo Suggests Retina Display and More

What's a day without iPad 3 rumors? A photo of an alleged iPad 3 case shows multiple but minor changes from its predecessor.

Windows 8 on ARM Desktop and Office Confirmed

Windows 8 on ARM will be very similar to the x86 version of the operating system, including a full desktop and Microsoft Office suite.

Rethinking the Motorola Xoom: Does ICS Make it a Tablet Contender?

The Motorola Xoom is one of only two Android tablets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Considering the nearly year-old dual-core tablet is cheaper than many other Android devices, should[...]

Apple Readying Apps for iPad 3 Demos

With the speculated announcement of the iPad 3 just weeks away, it looks like Apple is hard at work selecting apps to show off at its events and commercials.

T-Mobile Giving Away the SpringBoard Tablet and All 4G Smartphones

Tomorrow, T-Mobile is having a mega sale giving away the T-Mobile SpringBoard tablet and all of its 4G smartphones for FREE!

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 2, Shipping with ICS

Samsung has officially announced their first tablet to launch with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, the Galaxy Tab 2.

More iPad 3 Parts Leak and Assemble

Three supposed iPad 3 parts were assembled, perhaps confirming earlier spec leaks.

Apple iPad 3 Coming March 7?

Apple will announce the next generation iPad, perhaps called the iPad 3, on March 7, according to a new rumor.

Apple Testing 8-inch iPad

New reports are breathing life into the smaller iPad tablet rumors.

iPad 3 To Launch With LTE on AT&T and Verizon

The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the upcoming iPad 3 will launch with 4G-LTE capability on the AT&T and Verizon Wireless networks.

Samsung to Unveil the Galaxy Note 10.1 at MWC 2012?

A new and larger Samsung Galaxy Note may debut at MWC.

Nokia Allegedly Preparing its First Windows 8 Tablet

Nokia is reportedly developing its first Windows 8-powered tablet.

iPads Retain Value Longer than Kindles

Apple leads Amazon in the depreciation race, as iPads retain value longer than Kindles, according to new numbers.

Motorola Tablets Getting ICS, But Some Not Until Q3

The good news: Motorola tablets will receive the ICS update. The bad news: it may not happen until Q3.

Google May Launch Android 5.0 in Q2 2012

Already had your fill of Ice Cream Sandwich? Good, because a report claims that Google is preparing to launch Android 5.0 in the second quarter of 2012.

Get the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet for $199

Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is on sale! For a limited time only, find out where to go online for this deal (as well as the coupon code)

Acer and ASUS Announce ICS Tablet Updates

Both Acer and ASUS announced that two of their Honeycomb tablets will receive the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update soon!

Amazon Grabs 14 Percent Tablet Market Share in Q4

Amazon managed to grab 14% of the tablet market in Q4 with the Kindle Fire.

Huawei MediaPad

The Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch Android tablet. The MediaPad has a 216 PPI count and ships with Android Honeycomb version 3.2 and a dual-core processor.

Huawei MediaPad Review: Great Display, But What Else?

The Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch Android tablet also known as the T-Mobile Springboard that boasts a whopping 216 pixels per inch display. Does the rest of the MediaPad match[...]

Acer Iconia A200 Gets ICS

The Acer Iconia A200 has just joined the list of tablets that will be receiving an update to Android's latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Rumored to Debut in May

Although the Kindle Fire has only been out for a few months, but rumors are already swirling that Amazon is already at work on the successor to this increasingly popular[...]

Is This the iPad 3 Display?

It looks like an iPad 3 display panel is ready to reveal some next-generation iPad secrets.

Tablet News Bits: RIM Confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 Launch, Fujitsu 2012 Tablet Plans Leak

Fujitsu, RIM and Acer made tablet news this week.

Tablets in Business: Consumerization and Mobile Document Management Challenges

Tablets like the iPad have entered the workforce, whether IT likes it or not. With the mobile devices comes challenges, including how one keeps important documents secure.

Alleged iPad 3 Pics Leak, Looks Just Like an iPad 2

We must be nearing the next-generation iPad launch, judging by the steadiness of the leaks.

CloudOn Review: The Best Way of Getting MS Office on an Apple iPad?

CloudOn's free app and web service bring MS Office to the Apple iPad. While there is no official Office app yet for Apple's tablet, there are plenty that mimic its[...]

Barnes & Noble Readying 8GB NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble could be looking to better compete with the Kindle Fire in the form an 8GB NOOK Tablet.

Amazon to Release Color eInk Kindle?

A report is floating around saying that Amazon has placed an order with E Ink Holdings for a color eInk eReader.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Now Available

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is here, and it finally gives RIM's tablet a sorely-needed native email app.

iPad 3 Casing Pics Show Thicker Tablet and Bigger Camera Lens

Pics of a purported iPad 3 case are giving more credence to previous reports that the next-generation iPad will be a thicker device with a larger camera hole.

Microsoft Office for iPad Pictured, Coming Soon? UPDATE x2

Sources claim that a version of Microsoft Office for the iPad has been submitted to Apple for approval and could be released in the coming weeks.

8GB Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Official, Priced $199

The bookseller confirmed the reports today announcing that they will release the 8GB NOOK Tablet.

Sony Tablet S

The Sony Tablet S is a 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) Android tablet with an innovative design. It is shaped like a wedge, offering users a more comfortable grip.

Sony Tablet S Review: The Android Tablet Done Differently

The Sony Tablet S may be a late arrival in the crowded Android tablet market, but it certainly stands out from the pack. Can this oddly-shaped tablet make a dent[...]

Is There Room for AMD in the Tablet Processor Market?

It took a while for AMD to get going and cost its CEO his job, but AMD is now very serious about the tablet market. Could it find its place[...]

ZAGG Announces What Could be the Solution to Lousy Tablet Speakers

One of our pet peeves at TabletPCReview is the sorry state of onboard tablet speakers. They are universally lousy. Thankfully, ZAGG unveiled what could be an affordable solution: the Boost[...]

Toshiba Thrive Getting Ice Cream Sandwich This Spring

Toshiba Thrive users will be receiving the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS (4.0) at the end of the spring season.

Ice Cream Sandwich Update for ASUS Transformer Now Available

ASUS has finally released the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS (4.0) update for the Eee Pad Transformer.

OnLive Desktop Update Brings IE to the iPad

IE comes to the iPad for a monthly fee.

ViewSonic ViewPad G70 to Launch at MWC 2012

Sources from ViewSonic have revealed that the company will release an Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet at the Mobile World Conference next week.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 sports a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (1280 x 800) and 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It ships with Android Honeycomb 3.2 but should receive an Android[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android Tablet Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has a lot going for it, not the least of which is a stunning Super AMOLED Plus display. So we know it's pretty. But how[...]

Survey Says More Than Half of Kindle Fire Owners Will Buy the iPad 3

A survey performed by TechBargain reveals that more than half of current Kindle Fire owners will purchase the iPad 3 when it is released.

ViewSonic to Reveal Two More ViewPad Tablets at MWC

ViewSonic announced today that they will be unveiling two more ViewPad tablets at MWC.

Next-Gen Apple Devices To Scrap Current Dock Connector For Smaller Component

Apple is getting rid of the 30-pin dock connector found on current iPhones, iPads, and iPods and is replacing it with a smaller "micro dock" component in future iOS devices.

iPad 3 Retina Display Pops Up Again

More leaks point to what is now obvious, the iPad 3 will have a Retina Display.

Mobile World Congress 2012: What Tablets Will We See in Barcelona?

There are more smartphones rumored to debut at this Mobile World Congress than at any other in recent memory, which means tablets may play second fiddle in Barcelona. That doesn't[...]

Google May Launch 7-Inch Tablet Later This Year

According to sources, Google may be taking a leap into the tablet market by releasing a 7-inch tablet later this year.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Review: New Life for the PlayBook Tablet

The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update brings the PlayBook much-needed native email, calendar and contacts apps, as well as a number of new features and UI enhancements. Does it make[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch ICS Tablet Official

Samsung announced the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 a few weeks ago, and now it will bring a 10.1-inch version to the market as well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Brings S Pen to Large-Screen Tablet

That Samsung would unveil the Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress was a given, especially after signage promoting the large-screen Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 tablet was on display[...]

ASUS PadFone Goes 3 in 1, Transformer Getting New Name & LTE

ASUS used its time at Mobile World Congress to not only reintroduce the ASUS PadFone, but also completely rebrand its Transformer series of Android tablets with keyboard docks.

Huawei Unveils the Quad-Core Android ICS MediaPad 10 UPDATE

Huawei is poised to make a big splash in the tablet market with its latest Android tablet, announced at Mobile World Congress 2012.

Best Buy Slashing iPad 2 Prices by $50

Looking to pick up one of the most popular tablets on the market right now for a discount?

Adobe Unveils Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 at MWC

Earlier today at the Mobile World Conference, Adobe released the first application from its Adobe Touch Apps suite: Photoshop Touch.

ZTE Announces Four Android Tablets at MWC

Today, ZTE announced four Android-powered tablets to be released by the end of 2012: the PF 100, the T98, the V96, and the V9S.

Toshiba Excite X10 Now Available For Pre-Order?

The Toshiba Excite X10, dubbed the world's thinnest 10.1-inch tablet, is now available for pre-order on FutureShop.ca.

ASUS PadFone Hands On: Tablet, Smartphone and Netbook in One

No one can accuse ASUS of being boring. Its PadFone is an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink device that serves as a smartphone, tablet and netbook, complete with stylus that doubles as a phone[...]

Samsung Official Says Company Not Doing Well In Tablets

While products are being revealed and announced at MWC 2012, a Samsung official made a surprising statement yesterday admitting that the company is not performing well in the tablet market.

Fall Release for Android 5.0 Hinted by Google’s Lockheimer

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's VP of engineering for mobile, suggested at Mobile World Congress on Monday that the next version of Android OS could be coming some time this fall.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Ship from Verizon This Week

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, dubbed the world's thinnest 4G tablet, will finally be available for purchase in Verizon Wireless stores this week.

Apple iPad 3 Announcement Officially Set for March 7

It's official, the next-generation Apple iPad is poised for an unveiling on March 7.

Sony Tablet P is AT&T Bound, Coming Next Week

Sony officially revealed the release date for their dual screen, multi-functional tablet, the Sony Tablet P.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hands On: S Pen Meets ICS with Photoshop On Board

Samsung did more than just add inches with its new Galaxy Note 10.1. It packed in an updated Memo app with formula support as well as two high-end Adobe apps.[...]

Toshiba Excite 10 LE to Launch Next Week

Originally revealed at CES, Toshiba has officially announced that the Excite 10 tablet will be available for purchase early next week.

Microsoft Releases Consumer Preview of Windows 8

Microsoft released the consumer preview version of its highly-anticipated Windows 8 operating system today, which plays host to a number of tablet-friendly design features, especially within its Metro UI.