May 2011 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 104 Tablet articles for May of 2011

A Smart (phone) Approach to Improving Tablet PC Security

Companies are taking a close look at tablets as they are added to the approved lists of internal IT departments. And tablet security may be something that IT types already[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Getting Video Chat and Facebook App, BBM Too UPDATE

The BlackBerry PlayBook is taking two big steps toward becoming a more complete tablet as RIM today announced the PlayBook will soon have a video chat client and tablet-optimized Facebook[...]

Griffin GuitarConnect Cable and iShred Live for iPad 2 Review

Griffin Technology has developed a unique iPad 2 accessory: a cable that runs directly from a guitar into the tablet, potentially turning it into a musician's best friend. We tested[...]

Amazon Buying a Ton of Tablet Parts?

Amazon, currently one of the most successful eReader manufacturers in the world, is proceeding with unspoken plans to begin the development and production of an Amazon tablet.

LG G-Slate

The LG G-Slate is an 8.9-inch tablet (1280 x 768) running Google’s Honeycomb OS, powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a seven-inch tablet (1024 x 600) that runs the BlackBerry Tablet OS. It sports a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and tethers to BlackBerry handsets[...]

GammaTech U12C

The GammaTech U12C is a Windows-based, rugged convertible with a 12.1-inch screen, a 1.2 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 320 GB SATA HDD. It has[...]

Dual-Boot ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Gets Froyo Upgrade

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10, a device that could appropriately be labeled as both a Windows and an Android tablet, is getting a major OS upgrade as it tries to catch[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi Hobbled with Weaker Processor, Bluetooth?

Consumers on retail sites like and Circuit City's online store have made a clarion call against the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi, claiming that Samsung has cut corners with the[...]

LG G-Slate Review

The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google from LG is an 8.9-inch Honeycomb tablet with 3D capabilities. Does it offer enough to differentiate it from the Honeycomb pack, which includes the Xoom[...]

ASUS Planning Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra 3 Tablet?

It's being rumored that ASUS, which is just about to take a major plunge into the tablet market, plans to manufacture a tablet sporting the exceptionally high-powered Nvidia Tegra 3[...]

Barnes & Noble NOOK Getting Astraware Games

Now that the v1.2 update for NOOK Color has brought app support to the eReader/tablet, developers can begin creating new games and tools for the device. Astraware is getting in[...]

Intel Pushing into Mobile with Ivy Bridge

Intel, the world's leading semi-conductor manufacturer, has clear designs to enter the mobile chip market. Newly developed Ivy Bridge technology will greatly assist the company in making an attractive line[...]

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Available for Pre-Order

The Intel-chip-based Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 professional tablet has become available for pre-order on Fujitsu's website, coupling Windows 7 Professional with industry standard display capabilities, all wrapped up with an attractive[...]

Rumor: RIM Working on 10-inch PlayBook

RIM might be taking a page from the Samsung playbook and release a 10-inch PlayBook for the holiday season. Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, the 10-inch PlayBook will not[...]

Barnes & Noble to Announce New eReader

Barnes & Noble has recently made statements that the NOOK manufacturer is on the cusp of releasing an all new eReader, and that an official announcement will be made before[...]

iPad 3 3D?

The Apple iPad has a unique ability to generate rumors ahead of its time, and the iPad 3 is carrying on this proud tradition with recent gossip sprouting that the[...]

Qualify to Win an iPad 2 for Your iPinions

In an effort to learn more about our readership, TechnologyGuide is participating with other sites across the TechTarget family to find out your opinions on the messages and solicitations from[...]

Google Earth Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets

Google has announced that it is releasing an update to Google Earth for Android that will optimize the service for Android 3.0 devices and add several unique features to the[...]

VIDEO: LG G-Slate 3D

TabletPCReview takes a closer look at the LG G-Slate.The LG G-Slate is an 8.9-inch Honeycomb tablet with 3D capabilities. Does it offer enough to differentiate it from the Honeycomb pack,[...]

B&N NOOK Color v1.2 Update Review

Barnes & Noble is calling the NOOK Color the "reader's tablet" due to its latest firmware update. Along with Android 2.2 (Froyo), the NOOK Color now has a dedicated app[...]

Sprint Not Selling BlackBerry PlayBook Yet

Sprint has been all over the place in regards to its launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook. But it looks like the carrier still hasn't worked things out, with the postponement[...]

Best Buy Charging $80 for HTC Flyer Stylus

Reports and preorder pages indicate that the HTC Flyer will not be sold with a stylus included, and the digital pen will retail for $80.

Archos Upgrades Win 7 Archos 9 Tablet

Archos has announced an updated Archos 9, with an upgraded Atom processor (1.2 GHz Z515) and 32GB solid-state drive. The original Archos 9 had a 1.1GHz Atom Z510 and 60GB[...]

Tablet Security Creates Headaches for Businesses, but There’s a Cure

There are close to 40 different tablet PC systems available or ready to jump into the tablet market. The problem is these mobile devices can present a management and security[...]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is a Honeycomb tablet with 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch IPS display (1280 x 800) and NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It also pairs with a keyboard dock[...]

HP Announces EliteBook 2760p Convertible Business Tablet

HP has officially confirmed the newest member to its line of business convertibles: the HP EliteBook 2760p, a heavy hitting Windows 7 device geared toward professionals.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review

ASUS put some effort into distinguishing its first Honeycomb slate, the Eee Pad Transformer, from the pack. Instead of merely shipping a 10.1-inch tablet, ASUS also offers an optional keyboard[...]

Xplore Unveils iX104C5 Line of Rugged Tablets

Xplore has just announced five new rugged tablets that will provide professionals in unique, unusual, and particularly trying environments with some rugged tablet variant suited to their needs.

VIDEO: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Hands On

TabletPCReview checks out the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and its keyboard dock. The Eee Pad Transformer is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet. It’s keyboard dock turns the tablet into a full-on[...]

HTC Prepping 10-inch Tablet?

An image purportedly showing the HTC Puccini has leaked, suggesting HTC is following up its 7-inch Flyer/EVO View 4G Android tablet with a 10-inch model.

Xoom Users Get Exclusive First Access to Google Music Beta UPDATE

Google is preparing to launch a new cloud-based music service known as Music Beta. The intriguing new service, set to compete with the Amazon Cloud Player, will first be available[...]

Google Announces Honeycomb 3.1, Ice Cream Sandwich Too

Google today announced the first major update to Honeycomb, fittingly dubbed Honeycomb 3.1. Enhancements include an updated task switcher, widget resizing and the ability for Honeycomb devices to act as[...]

Toshiba Honeycomb Tablet Delayed

Remember that Honeycomb tablet Toshiba debuted at CES and then teased online, the tablet that at various points sported the moniker Toshiba Next-Gen Android tablet, Regza AT300, Toshiba Thrive, and[...]

T-Mobile Trademarks Name SnapPad for a Tablet Device

T-Mobile has filed with the U.S. Patent Office to trademark the name "SnapPad." T-Mobile has been aggressively growing its tablet lineup, and the nature of the new device behind this[...]

Analysts: Tablet Cannibalization Could Be Overblown

While iPads and other tablets are indeed eating into sales of other PCs, the "cannibalization" might not be as extensive -- or at least as uniform -- as once thought,[...]

Cisco Cius Tablet Coming to AT&T

AT&T has officially announced that it will carry the Cisco Cius, a completely enterprise-oriented Android tablet that hopes to be a bastion for the workforce on a hardware platform that[...]

Motion Computing Taking Orders for CL900 Rugged Tablet

Motion Computing is now retailing its rugged CL900 tablet, which debuted way back at CES and hopes to capture a customer base amongst enterprise users.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Review

The ThinkPad X220 Tablet is Lenovo's latest convertible laptop. As part of Lenovo's ThinkPad X series refresh, this Windows 7 tablet features a 12.5-inch display, digitizer, and a Sandy Bridge[...]

ViewSonic Set to Anounce 7x, A 7-Inch Honeycomb Tablet

ViewSonic's last foray into Android was a device that was outdated out of the box. When ViewSonic's next tablet arrives, however, it's positioned to be a trendsetter and the very[...]

Samsung, LG Showing off Tablet Displays of the Future

Samsung is set to show off a 10.1-inch LCD panel sporting a whopping 2,560 x 1,600 resolution (300 dpi), which could be available for commercial tablets as early as late[...]

Fujitsu Planning Sliding and Folding Convertible Tablets

News has just come out about two anticipated, very different tablets from Fujitsu. Both will feature keyboards; however one will be a Windows 7 slider powered by an Intel Oak[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet

The ThinkPad X220 Tablet is part of Lenovo s 2011 ThinkPad X series refresh. This Windows 7 tablet features a 12.5-inch display, Wacom digitizer, and Intel s new Sandy Bridge[...]

Barnes & Noble Extends NOOK for Android to Tablets

A recent update to the NOOK for Android app and NOOK Newsstand has brought several improvements to the services from Barnes & Noble, not the least of which are full[...]

Griffin Technology iPad 2 Case and Accessory Review Roundup

There are many iPad 2 cases and accessories on the market, but which offer the best protection and utility? Today we look at three from Griffin: an ultra-light case, minimalist[...]

Android Looks To Trump iPads with Robots, Other Cool ‘Accessories’

Through a pair of intertwining initiatives, Android tablets and other gadgets now look set to get a big leg up against Apple due to new and unprecedented flexibility in controlling[...]

HTC Flyer Available for Preorder

The HTC Flyer tablet is now available for preorder from Best Buy. The seven-inch Android tablet is priced $500 and does not ship with the supported N-trig stylus.

RIM Recalling Some Busted PlayBooks? UPDATE

Rumor has it that RIM is recalling nearly 1,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets that, according to a leaked Staples memo, RIM has "determined to be faulty."

NOOK Color App Downloads Hit One Million

After just a few weeks with NOOK Apps available to NOOK Color users, Barnes & Noble has announced that one million applications have been downloaded for the eReader-turned-tablet.

Armor X10gx and X7 Rugged Tablets Available on Verizon Network

DRS Technologies, manufacturers of the Armor line of rugged tablets, has announced that it has managed to utilize the internal WWAN capabilities of two of its devices to offer data[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 First Look Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lining up to be the next big Android tablet when it ships next month. How will it compare with the Honeycomb competition and the[...]

HTC Puccini Details Emerge

Further details have emerged on what is expected to be the next tablet offered by HTC (and the first full-sized tablet from the company), including information on its processor and[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Getting OS Update, But Not Honeycomb

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will finally be receiving an operating system update, but not to Google's Honeycomb tablet OS.

Back to the Future: Episodes One and Two Review

Telltale Games has established themselves as the go-to company for adventure games, but "Back to the Future" is only one of a handful of titles that the developer has released[...]

Acer 7-inch Honeycomb Tablet Delayed

Acer has delayed their 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia Tab A100, until the second half of 2011.

What’s Up With the Amazon Android Tablet?

There is so much smoke surrounding the Amazon tablet that it's wise to think this fire is for real. However, until recently much of the speculation surrounding the device[...]

Mobile Device Policy Needed as ‘Back Door’ Tablets Present Risks

Tablet PCs may be a boon to worker productivity, but they are striking fear into the hearts of IT departments and others charged with their management and security. They are[...]

Barnes & Noble Making Special Announcement on May 24

Barnes & Noble has sent out official invitations to an event on May 24, where the eReader manufacturer and bookstore giant will almost certainly announce the newest member of its[...]

Microsoft Making Four ARM-Friendly Windows 8 Versions: UPDATE x2

It looks like someone at Intel has loose lips as a company exec let slip Microsoft plans to release multiple versions of its next Windows operating system, Windows 8, and[...]

Best iPad Navigation Apps

Tons of navigation apps are currently available on the App Store. TabletPCReview takes a look at some of the best budget apps available that can turn an iPad or iPad[...]

Enterprises Adopting iPad First, Tablet Strategy Second

A recent survey on tablets in the enterprise has produced some surprising statistics. TabletPCReview spoke with one of the men behind the survey to gain some perspective on business and[...]

eReader News Roundup: Aluratek and Pandigital Introduce New eReaders, New Kindle Sells Well

This week in eReader news will see three new devices hitting the market, as well as the supreme success of Amazon's experimental, ad-based Kindle with Special offers.

Fujitsu LifeBook T901 Now on Sale

Fujitsu has recently tweeted that its professional, high-end Windows 7 LifeBook T901 tablet is now available to customers. This convertible packs big power at a big price.

BlackBerry PlayBook Selling Well

Analysts are reporting that the BlackBerry PlayBook has sold well over its past month of availability, and that since the PlayBook's launch RIM has managed to put significantly more devices[...]

Intel Chips to Be Featured in 10 Tablets at Computex

Intel continues to assert that its chips will soon have a greater presence in tablets, and we may be seeing some proof of that come May 31, in the form[...]

iPads, Honeycomb Tablets Get a Rain of Office Productivity from Cloud

As increasingly usable office productivity tools make their way to iPads and other tablets, two companies -- Soonr and Byte -- are doing separate rollouts of new cloud-enabled apps for[...]

Dell Streak Pro Specs and Pics Leak

Dell Streak Pro specs have leaked, confirming most of what was already assumed about the device, namely, it will be a 10-inch Honeycomb tablet with a dual-core processor.

Logitech Announces Tablet Keyboard Cases

Tech accessory manufacturer Logitech has announced that it will soon be selling two new high-end tablet keyboard accessories, providing the potential to turn a tablet into more of a production[...]

Acer Iconia Tab A500

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a 10.1-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and 1GB of RAM.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

The Acer Iconia A500 is yet another 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet. It sports a NVIDIA dual-core processor and similar specs as rival devices. So, what does Acer's Android tablet have that[...]

The Infinity Blade Update: Hands-On Review

The massive update for Infinity Blade is here, bringing with it a bunch of new features, but none as important as the all-new multiplayer arena mode. Does the update bring[...]

HP TouchPad Pricing Leaks

The HP TouchPad may match the Apple iPad 2 in at least one department: pricing. According to a leaked Walmart internal document, the 32GB TouchPad will cost $599 at launch,[...]

HTC Flyer Release Date Announced

Best Buy, the exclusive retailer of the HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet with pen-input technology, has announced an official launch date for the device.

Armor X7

The Armor X7 is a rugged Windows 7 tablet (1024 x 600) with a seven-inch screen, Gobi Mobile Broadband, Bluetooth wireless, integrated GPS and full 802.11 a/g/n WLAN connectivity.

Armor X7 Rugged Tablet Review

The Armor X7 box instructs, "handle with care." Surely, that is meant to be ironic, because this is one tough tablet meant to go places the iPad could only dream[...]

Apple Wireless Keyboard Review

The Apple iPad's on-screen keyboard is a handy way to make status updates or write short emails, but if you want to enter large amounts of text you should get[...]

ASUS Teases Tablet for Computex 2011

ASUS is the first tablet manufacturer out of the gate for Computex 2011, releasing several close-ups of a new device that will be debuted at the popular technology expo.

Analysts Split on iPad Shortage Following Foxconn Tragedy

The May 20 explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu factory that killed three workers and injured at least 16 others, immediately halting the plant's production line, may or may not delay iPad[...]

enTourage eDGe Goes Quietly into the Night

The "world's first dualbook" has taken its final bow, as enTourage has officially closed the eDGe store and tacitly indicated the discontinuation of the line of tablet / eReader hybrids.

Kobo Announces Kobo eReader Touch

The new Kobo eReader Touch Edition has just been announced, which will feature six language options, a social reading aspect, and will match up with the Kindle's price. And, of[...]

Rumor: Acer to Soon Launch Intel-Based Honeycomb Tablet

By all indications, Intel is serious about getting its Oak Trail chips into Android tablets, and a new rumor suggests Acer may have a 10-inch Intel-based Honeycomb tablet ready to[...]

Toshiba Could Be Halting Windows 7 Tablet

It seems like Honeycomb will Thrive while Windows 7 might be faltering, at least where Toshiba is concerned. Reports have surfaced that the Japanese electronics corporation could be halting development[...]

Gateway Tablet Spotted; Possibly a Rebranded A500

Gateway is planning on releasing an Android tablet that is apparently modeled after the recently released Acer Iconia A500 tablet.

Barnes & Noble Introduces All-New NOOK

Barnes & Noble has just made its big eReader announcement, and it turns out that the newest device will be a continuation of the NOOK line that focuses more directly[...]

Opera Mini 6 Browser Released for iOS

Opera has announced and released the newest iteration of its mobile web browser for iOS, Opera Mini 6, which offers improvements to speed and security and new social networking functionality.

Amazon Intros Kindle with Special Offers 3G

After the spectacular success of the Wi-Fi Kindle with Special Offers Amazon has decided to keep the unique sales strategy rolling, introducing a 3G version of the promotional Kindle.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Feature Android 3.1 at Launch

The next addition to Samsung's lineup of Galaxy Tabs will apparently be featuring the latest tablet OS Google has to offer, with news breaking that the Tab 10.1 will be[...]

All-New NOOK eReader First Look

When Barnes & Noble rolled out a potential Kindle killer in the eReader space, TabletPCReview was there at the New York City launch for a hands-on experience with the Android[...]

Reasons for Acer Iconia A100 Delays Revealed

Last week Acer quietly announced that its proposed seven-inch Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia A100, would not be arriving in May as planned. A potential cause for the formerly unexplained delay[...]

DryCASE Tablet Water-Proof Case and Hard Candy Street Skin Review

Let's take a look at two very different iPad 2 cases. One is a fully enclosed, water-tight case for beachgoers, pool loungers, boaters, and other outdoor adventurers. The second is[...]

HTC Puccini Could Arrive This June

While it still lacks an official name (assuming it will not go to market as the "Puccini"), HTC's rumored 10-inch Honeycomb tablet has been thoroughly (albeit unofficially) detailed, with the[...]

Nokia Still Has Plans to Release a MeeGo Device

An executive at Nokia has said that the manufacturer's new partnership with Microsoft is not the end of MeeGo, and that tech-savvy consumers and MeeGo enthusiasts should be prepared for[...]

Apple Asking Samsung for AMOLED Displays?

Reports indicate that Apple has approached Samsung in a bid for the Korean manufacturers' active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) displays, an advanced and desired technology that Samsung has incorporated into some[...]

ASUS Launching Eee Pad Slider Soon

ASUS has announced via its Facebook page that fans of the Eee Pad Slider need not despair. Despite the fact that news of the convertible has been nearly nonexistent for[...]

Wacom Bamboo Stylus solo Review

Many contend that real tablets have pens, like the Wacom and N-trig supported Windows 7 business tablets, and unlike the pen-less iPad and iPad 2. Wacom is now making a[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet Listed on Retail Website UPDATE

Even though it has been available for months in China, Lenovo has been very quiet about its US version of its Android-powered LePad tablet. It looks like online retailers are[...]

Google Android Honeycomb 3.1 Hands On Review

The Honeycomb 3.1 update brings many new features and user interface refinements, including USB hosting, smoother transitions, and the ability to resize widgets. Does it offer enough to convert the[...]

Tablet News Bits: Windows 8 May Demo Soon, Samsung Wants iPad 3, Motorola Readying Quad-Core Tablet

With Computex and the D9 conference kicking off in the next few days, it looks like next week will be a busy one in terms of tablet news. Leaks this[...]

ASUS Unveils Padfone Tablet, Eee Pad MeMO 3D

ASUS made the Padfone official by unveiling the docking Android smarphone and tablet combo at a press event to kick off Computex. The Eee Pad maker also had a 3D[...]

ViewSonic, Gigabyte Announce Tablets at Computex

We knew there would be dozens of tablets at Computex this year, and Gigabyte and ViewSonic have just added three more, including one running the new Intel Oak Trail Z670[...]

Samsung Talks 4G Galaxy Tab and Apple Lawsuit

Samsung is firmly behind Android for its tablets, according to the company's mobile chief, J.K. Shin, and is also looking at 4G LTE technology for future devices.

MSI Announces Windows and Android Tablets

MSI is not letting ASUS and ViewSonic hog the tablet spotlight as it too has a handful of tablets to show off at Computex, which include two 10-inch device; one[...]

MSI Debuts WindPad Enjoy 7 and Enjoy 10 at Computex 2011

MSI has announced two budget Android tablets at Computex: the WindPad Enjoy 7 and WindPad Enjoy 10, both of which provide a tablet computing experience at a fraction of the[...]

Intel, ARM Jockeying for Position in Mobile Chip Market

During his keynote speech at Computex 2011 Sean Maloney, Intel's Executive Vice President, highlighted the chipmaker's move to mobile and attempt to enter the tablet-sphere that is currently dominated by[...]