June 2011 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 90 Tablet articles for June of 2011

Motorola Briefly and Accidentally Teases Xoom 2

Motorola Mobility briefly showed off images of the Xoom 2; four phones named the Targa, Pearl, Zaha and Slimline; and a watchphone named the Tracy XL after the iconic comic[...]

Acer Launching Iconia M500 MeeGo Tablet

Intel continues its mobile push with the announcement at Computex 2011 that an Intel-powered MeeGo tablet will soon be available from Acer in its Iconia M Series line.

Microsoft Restricting Chip and Computer Makers for Next-Gen Windows

Microsoft has asked chipmakers who intend to use the next Windows tablet OS to work with only one computer manufacturer, according to three inside sources who wished to remain unnamed.

What Are the Best Honeycomb Games?

With E3 literally days away, TabletPCReview takes a look at the current Honeycomb offerings to see which games impressed the most. Even though Apple still has Android beat in terms[...]

Ricoh Develops eQuill eWriter

Ricoh has developed a new enterprise-focused tablet that fills its own unique niche, and thusly creates a new term and class of eProduct. The Ricoh eQuill will be available this[...]

TabletKiosk Releasing Sahara Slate i500 Windows 7 Business Tablet

TabletKiosk is currently presenting the brand new Sahara Slate i500 at Computex 2011. The tablet is one of several recently announced devices sporting Intel-manufactured chips, and looking past its processor[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Rumors Spill Out

The first iteration of the BlackBerry PlayBook is still fresh out of the box, the 4G version of the seven-inch model won't arrive until summer, and yet people are already[...]

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8

Microsoft finally showed off a sneak peak at its next-generation Windows operating system. Microsoft reps confirmed speculation that the operating system will be touch friendly by unveiling a new start[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Enters US Orbit, Verizon LTE Confirmed

The competitively priced, competitively built Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is nearing launch, with its first arrival in the U.S. planned for less than a week from today, June 2. The[...]

Confirmed: Toshiba Thrive Pricing, Release Date Announced UPDATE

Toshiba's Android tablet received a name, but until recently was still lacking the all-important price and release details. Thanks to a recent cluster of rumors, we might now know quite[...]

Analysts: New App Stores for Tablets, Desktop PCs, and Even Cars

In line with further rumblings this week about future app stores for Microsoft's Windows 8 and HP's WebOS 3.0, Forrester Research analysts are advising that major hardware and software companies[...]

HTC EVO View 4G Launch Rumored for Late June

An internal leak from a Sprint website might just have accidentally announced to the world the launch date of the HTC EVO View 4G (read: 4G Flyer). If it's correct,[...]

Motion Computing Shipping CL900 Rugged Tablet

Back in May Motion Computing began taking orders for the CL900, its newest rugged tablet offering. Now it's time for the customers to get what they asked for, as shipments[...]

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Now Shipping

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 business tablet, which became available for pre-order in early May, is now officially shipping out to customers in North America.

HTC Flyer Review

The HTC Flyer is a different kind of tablet. Instead of sporting Honeycomb and the same specs as the rest of the current Android lineup, HTC instead released a 7-inch[...]

HTC Flyer

The HTC Flyer is a seven-inch Android tablet with 1,024 x 600 screen resolution, 1.5GHz single-core processor, and active pen support.

HP Call for TouchPad Apps Suggests webOS Tablet Launching Soon

Hewlett-Packard has begun accepting webOS 3.0 (the OS of choice for the upcoming HP TouchPad) app submissions, potentially indicating that the TouchPad is not too far away from launching.

BlackBerry PlayBook Wi-Fi Version Coming to Sprint Stores

A Sprint Marketing Director revealed, seemingly accidentally, that the mobile giant will carry the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and that it will be available in Sprint stores very, very soon.

NOOK Simple Touch Reader First Look

B&N has just launched their newest NOOK device, dubbed the NOOK Simple Touch Reader, or NOOK STR for short. It has a six-inch eInk touchscreen display, Wi-Fi wireless networking, and[...]

What Are the Best Apple iPad Games?

TechnologyGuide's E3 coverage kicks off next week as the gaming showcase opens in downtown LA. But before getting to the best iPad games of tomorrow, let's take a look at[...]

Sprint Confirms HTC EVO View 4G Launch Date and Price

The swirling rumors have settled and Sprint has officially announced a launch date and price for the HTC EVO View 4G, Sprint's darker, more data-capable version of the HTC Flyer.

E3 2011: Glitz, Glamour, Tablets and Gaming

Greetings from Los Angeles! The TabletPCReview team is in the City of Angels to experience the glitz and glamour, not of Hollywood, but of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known[...]

Apple Unveils iOS 5, iCloud, iMessage at WWDC 2011

Apple has dropped a ton of new software at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), including a major update to its mobile operating system with iOS 5, which includes integration[...]

Toshiba Thrive to Have Removable Battery, Swype, Full USB

Much has been said, speculated, assumed, and "unofficially confirmed" about the upcoming Toshiba Thrive 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet, but Toshiba has finally made its own announcement, providing the complete details about[...]

ViewSonic ViewBook 730 to Compete with NOOK Color

ViewSonic has announced a new line of budget tablets that could unsettle the NOOK Color as the dominant force of small, cheap Android devices. The first product in this new[...]

E3 2011: Nintendo Announces Wii U with Tablet Controller

Nintendo announced the successor to the Wii today, officially called the "Wii U". The defining feature of the Wii U will be the tablet-like controller that features a 6.2-inch touchscreen.

BlackBerry PlayBook and HTC Flyer Receive Software Updates

A couple of popular, recently released 7-inch tablets are getting new software updates today. The BlackBerry PlayBook and HTC Flyer will both be seeing upgrades, as their respective companies work[...]

Sony S1 Shows Up in FCC Channels

Sony officially announced two tablets, the S1 and S2, back in April. It turns out the S1 is currently moving through the pipelines of the FCC, as Sony seeks to[...]

E3 2011: Wii U and Razer Switchblade on Display, OnLive Coming to Tablets

Judging from the lines at E3, the Wii U will be the big story coming out of Los Angeles, but Razer and OnLive are also at the show, each with[...]

Wal-Mart Accidentally Prices HP TouchPad

An eagle-eyed reader managed to spot this preliminary price tag stuck onto one of Wal-Mart's shelves. If it's a Photoshop job, it's pretty good. That means that Wal-Mart will soon[...]

What Are the Great iPad Features in iOS 5?

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Steve Jobs and company outlined a number of new features that iOS 5 will introduce when it is released to consumers this[...]

Vizio Tablet VTAB1008 Existence, Price Leaked

Prior to today, nobody really knew (or at least remembered) that a Vizio tablet was in the works. However a recent leak from one of Wal-Mart's internal computer systems indicates[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Lands in Union Square, NYC

The first few Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's are about to become available to American consumers, with the tablet touching down at its first U.S. retail location: the Best Buy in[...]

Microsoft to Launch Its Own Windows 8 Tablet?

The industry at large did not expect Microsoft to develop its own Windows 8 tablet, but instead to just partner its software with other manufacturers. One media outlet, however, is[...]

E3 2011: OnLive for Tablets Hands On

OnLive is coming to tablets, and for our money, that news will have the most direct impact on tablet gaming, more than any other at E3. Could it really bring[...]

HP TouchPad Availability Officially Announced, 3G/4G from AT&T Later this Summer

HP has officially announced the international availability and pricing of the hotly anticipated TouchPad with webOS 3.0. While the tablet will be arriving a bit later than earlier rumors claimed,[...]

E3 2011: Nintendo Wii U Mixes Tablets with Consoles

The Nintendo Wii U controller unveiled at E3 is not a tablet in the strictest sense, but it incorporates many tablet features and combines them with traditional gamepad elements to[...]

Dell Selling Streak 10 Pro in China, Not U.S.

Responding to media speculation about its tablet plans, Dell has officially announced its intentions for the Android-based Dell Streak 10 Pro, as well as its Windows 7 business tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Will Be Thicker than iPad?

Samsung has managed to successfully release its Galaxy Tab 10.1, but is apparently struggling with its midsized 8.9-inch model. Reports indicate that screens allowing for the 8.6 mm width are[...]

RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook International Availability

The BlackBerry PlayBook is going to England! And France, and Germany, and a score of other countries now that RIM has announced the impending international availability of the tablet.

E3 2011: Game Over, Continue?

E3 wrapped up in Los Angeles this week, but not after showcasing the next must-have gaming technology. With the unveiling of the Nintendo Wii U controller and the PS Vita[...]

Toshiba Thrive Available for Pre-Order

As promised, the Toshiba Thrive is now available for pre-order from a number of vendors, as the Android tablet continues its procession to the market as scheduled.

Lenovo Reveals Plans for Android and Windows Tablets

Lenovo, one of the few remaining major tech manufacturers that has yet to enter the consumer tablet game in the United States, has revealed its tablet plans, which span across[...]

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 to Feature Windows 8?

Windows 8 is still a longs ways away, but a rumor has already sprouted that the next iteration of the popular ASUS Eee Pad Transformer could sport Microsoft's tablet software.

Tablet Selection: Getting Down to Business

Tablet selection is challenging when the device will spend some time in the business trenches, intermingling with business elements like remote information access and firewall security structures. Join us in[...]

Tablet News Bits: Amazon Tablet to Stream Video and New Tablet Teasers

News bits from around the industry today include a rumor on the Amazon tablet's video functionality/streaming movie service, and a couple of promotional videos for new tablets from Huawei and[...]

Next iPad Featuring Retina Display, Launching This Fall?

A few details in an iOS 5 app's SDK have led to some rumblings about the iPad 3. Is it just a red herring, or could it be that the[...]

Tablet News Bits: Galaxy Tab 2 Specs Leak, HP Files TouchPad Trademarks, and Acer’s Bleak Outlook

The biggest little stories from the industry today include Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 spec leaks, bad news from Acer, and six new HP TouchPad trademark filings.

Sony S1 and/or S2 Taking a Late Summer Trip to Europe?

We last saw the Sony S1 crawling its way through the pipelines of the FCC, and while its presence there implied it might be well on its way to release,[...]

Panasonic Toughbook Enterprise Android Tablet Announced

Android is putting on the hardware equivalent of a Kevlar vest in the latest tablet announced by Panasonic. The overwhelming majority of Android tablets have been built for and marketed[...]

RIM Ships Half a Million PlayBooks, 4G Versions Delayed

In a detailed quarterly earnings report, RIM claims to have shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks since launching the tablet in the US on April 19. Also, RIM confirmed the 4G versions[...]

What’s the Best Remote Desktop App? LogMeIn Ignition vs GoToMyPC

If you bought an iPad and are looking to expand its utility, remote access to your desktop will do just that. But which should you choose to stay connected while[...]

Is This the Xoom 2? UPDATE: Probably Not

The Motorola Xoom 2 is turning into the Bigfoot of tablets. While its existence is unconfirmed, images resembling the next-generation Motorola Honeycomb tablet keep popping up. This time the evidence[...]

Facebook App Finally Coming to iPad

Facebook has been surprisingly and notably absent from the world's most popular tablet, but rumor has it that the iPad will soon be receiving its very own bona fide Facebook[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 On Sale Now

While it was on sale before, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is even more on sale now, breaking out of its exclusive availability at the Union Square Best Buy in[...]

Sony Teases S1 and S2 in Unique Promo

Sony's gone a different direction with its first two tablets, creating devices that deviate from the accepted norm. Matching the uniqueness of the tablets is the first in a line[...]

Huawei Announces 7-Inch “Android 3.2” Tablet

Huawei has been teasing the announcement of the seven-inch MediaPad for the past few weeks, and today it finally made good by unveiling what the company claims is the world's[...]

Tablet’s ‘Opal’ Moniker Confirmed on HP Website

It ultimately turned out that the HP tablet codenamed Topaz was the HP TouchPad, but it's been a while since we've heard any news about its smaller partner, Opal. Rest[...]

Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 Review

The Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG, designed for the iPad 2, looks to fulfill its predecessor's mold by not only functioning as a wireless keyboard, but also a protective case.[...]

Should the Barely There Case Protect Your PlayBook?

The Barely There case for the BlackBerry PlayBook literally lives up to its title of being "barely there," so much so that the reviewer put it on her PlayBook two[...]

Details on Android 3.2 Emerge, Google’s Newest Honeycomb

For a second it seemed like Huawei might just have been confused. When the company announced its upcoming MediaPad tablet, it listed the operating system as Android 3.2. This was[...]

Apple iPad 2 Makes a Splash as Summer Companion

If you're taking a tablet on your summer vacation, you're going to want one that can do it all. Why not take along the Apple iPad 2, our top recommendation[...]

Acer Iconia A100 Seven-Inch Honeycomb Tablet Spotted, Priced

It appears that Acer has finally successfully managed to shove Honeycomb into a seven-inch package. The Acer Iconia A100, heavily delayed because of incompatibility between its software and hardware components,[...]

RIM Lowering PlayBook Sales Forecast?

Following a quarterly earnings report in which RIM claimed to have shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks since its release on April 19 to the end of the quarter in early June,[...]

Amazon Tablet Coming This August?

It is still not completely certain that Amazon is building its own tablet, but the prospect seems inevitable. And one recent leak indicates that the device could arrive on the[...]

Execs on Vacation: Unplugged?

According to a survey from a leading cloud services provider, most US workers stay connected to the office when on vacation. In addition to checking email, 75% agree contact is[...]

Accessory Roundup: Kensington Outfits the iPad 2 and Samsung Has Its Own Galaxy Tab 10.1 Extras

What respectable tablet owner could buy a device then leave it naked and unprotected against the perils of the world? Find out what accessories are out there for the iPad[...]

Should the Trident Aegis Case Protect Your Apple iPad 2?

The Trident Aegis Case for Apple iPad 2 offers a two-pronged approach to protecting your tablet, which includes a hard polycarbonate plastic outer shell and interior silcon wrap. Does it[...]

What Are the Essential Honeycomb Apps?

The current crop of Honeycomb apps is scant in comparison to some markets, but is growing at a swift pace to meet the demands of a tablet-wielding populous. Here's a[...]

More Carriers Offering Wi-Fi Tablets

There has been a recent trend of carriers selling Wi-Fi versions of tablets that do not support the respective carrier network, or any cellular data network. Now, the trend has[...]

Archos 101 G9, 80 G9, Arnova 7: Three Tablets Each Less than $350

Archos has gone on an unveiling spree, with announcements of two new Honeycomb (version 3.1) tablets, and a Froyo tablet that sets the bar as low as it can go[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a thin and light Android tablet running Honeycomb 3.1. It sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the latest tablet running Android Honeycomb. With a 10.1-inch display and Tegra 2 processor, it shares the same spec sheet with the Xoom and[...]

Panasonic Toughbook C1 Getting Speed and Battery Boost

The Panasonic Toughbook C1, which has the claim to fame of being the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet currently available (according to Panasonic), is receiving a general performance boost as its[...]

Sprint Officially Brings HTC EVO View 4G to Store Shelves

It's official -- the HTC Flyer's twin with 4G capabilities has finally launched. The HTC EVO View 4G is now available at Sprint stores across the country. As a bonus,[...]

More Evidence of a 7-inch HP TouchPad Emerges

It's an open secret that HP plans to release a seven-inch version of the TouchPad webOS tablet. More evidence has emerged in the form of contract manufacturer Inventec, which claims[...]

HTC EVO View 4G Gets Netflix

Just days after launching the EVO View 4G tablet, Sprint has released a software update that adds Netflix compatibility. The EVO View 4G joins a small number of Android smartphones,[...]

Should the OtterBox Commuter Series Case Protect Your NOOK Color?

OtterBox has gained a reputation for extremely tough cases for mobile electronic devices, and we put their Commuter Series case for the NOOKcolor to the test. Does it pass muster?

Fring Video Chat Comes to iPad

A new video chat option has arrived on the iPad with fring announcing the iPad optimized version of its software, which will compete with other iPad communication apps as the[...]

HP TouchPad webOS 3.0 First Look: Photo Synergy, 4 Keyboards

When HP gave a sneak peek of webOS 3.0 at a New York City press event, TabletPCReview was there to catch early glimpses of Photo Synergy, four virtual keyboards, and[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Keeps Execs Connected While Unplugged

For the vacationing exec, a tablet needs to be built for both business and fun, which is why the BlackBerry PlayBook is our summer exec tech pick. The PlayBook combines[...]

Do More People Own an eReader or Tablet?

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey evaluating the growth and adoption rates of both eReaders and tablets, and discovered that while both sets of devices are meeting with[...]

Angry Birds’ Mighty Eagle Coming to a B&N Near You

Angry Birds fans looking to get their hands on the mighty eagle will now have the opportunity; however they'll also need a NOOK Color and a Barnes & Noble retail[...]

Rumor: RIM Scraps 10-inch PlayBook for QNX-based Superphone

Rumor has it that RIM is reshuffling its engineering deck, moving resources away from a planned ten-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, and instead focusing efforts on a QNX-powered handset, or Superphone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE Available for Pre-order from Verizon

A 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet is now available for preorder from Verizon. The 4G Tab 10.1 will cost $530 for the 16GB unit and[...]

HP Giving TouchPad Discount to webOS Phone Owners

HP has announced that it will be extending a special offer to Palm smartphone owners, giving customers who have already shown commitment to webOS and HP's product line a discount[...]

Cisco Cius Enterprise Android Tablet Priced, Release Date Set

Cisco has announced the price and launch date of the Cius, an Android-powered tablet that is decidedly for business use. The Cius has taken its sweet time making it to[...]

Acer Planning a New Sliding Tablet for End of 2011?

Rumor has it that Acer could be adding a slider to its growing tablet line. Acer has already released a number of tablets in its Iconia series, and one more[...]

There Are now More Than 100,000 iPad Apps

There are now more than 100,000 iPad apps available in the Apple App Store. What?s more, Apple hit this staggering number just one year and three months after first releasing[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Users on Sprint Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

Samsung Galaxy Tab users have been waiting for Gingerbread since before it even existed. A recently leaked internal document from Sprint has indicated that owners of one of the earlier[...]