August 2010 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 2010. 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 August of 2010

Below are the 64 Tablet articles for August of 2010

Verizon’s eReader: Will It Be Sharp, enTourage, or Neither?

Although still unconfirmed in either case, rumors are circulating that Verizon Wireless will release a pair of eReaders in the U.S. this fall, with some speculating that the devices will[...]

Samsung Unveiling Galaxy Tab on August 11?

Samsung is holding a press conference August 11th and inviting reporters to "celebrate a new dimension of Wonder with new products and announcements." Could Samsung unveil their Galaxy Tab tablet[...]

LG Confirms Q4 Tablet Launch

LG is joining what should soon be a crowded Android tablet market with its Google mobile OS-powered tablet that the company announced is set to release in Q4. Further information[...]

M-Edge Guardian Kindle Case Review

M-Edge claims its Guardian Case is the "world's first waterproof case" for the Amazon Kindle. While we cannot verify it's truly the first, we certainly can test to see if[...]

Motorola Developing Verizon FiOS Android Tablet

Motorola is developing a Google Android-powered tablet and plans to launch the device in Q4, according to a report from the Financial Times.

Best Academic Reference Apps for the iPad

The Apple iPad can be an excellent source of reference information -- provided you're running the right apps. These academic apps won't replace your textbooks, but you may be surprised[...]

Smaller iPad Rumors Surface Again

The Apple-centric news site iLounge is reporting that the Mac maker has substantially finished a seven-inch iPad and will announce the device either late this year or in early 2011.[...]

DRS Tactical Unveils ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet PC

DRS Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, has added to its ARMOR series of rugged tablet PCs with the introduction of the lightweight X10gx system.

Asus Launching Really Expensive Eee Tablet Soon

Asustek will launch an eReader for the US market in October 2010 at a price point "below $599," according to the DigiTimes, citing sources from the company.

Gadget Survey Finds NY Loves iPad, eReaders for MA

Which state has the most iPads? Where are eReaders a popular gadget? And which state still uses the VCR? Polling firm Retrevo asked 7,500 people across the country about their[...]

RocketFish Tablet Revealed via BestBuy CTO Tweet

Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens took to Twitter and revealed a RocketFish-branded tablet, tweeting two photos of the device he referred to as a proto, short for prototype.

Kmart Android Tablet Losing Google Apps

Augen Electronics, makers of the $150 Android tablet seen in Kmart circulars called the GenTouch78, have apparently been including unauthorized versions of Google's proprietary apps, including the Gmail application and[...]

Dell Streak

The Dell Streak is a 5-inch smartphone in a form factor reminiscent of a small-end tablet. It sports a five-inch screen and is powered by a Qualcomm ARM 1 GHz[...]

Brighthand’s Dell Streak First-Look Review

With a five-inch touchscreen and 1 GHz processor, the Dell Streak seems a smartphone with a tablet complex. TabletPCReviews sister site, Brighthand, has the device and shared some initial thoughts[...]

HP Zeen Tablet: How Much Is for Real?

Rumors are swirling that HP is readying a tablet/eReader device called the Zeen, outfitted with Android 2.1 plus the ability to print out eBooks on HP printers. Some of what's[...]

Rumor: BlackBerry BlackPad Tablet to Cost $499

More rumors have surfaced regarding RIM's BlackBerry tablet, aka the BlackPad. This time, it's the perpetual-rumor slingers at the DigiTimes passing along information that originally appeared in the Chinese-language Apple[...]

Tablet Buyer’s Guide: Back to School 2010

Not all tablets and eReaders are fit for the classroom. Academics demand specific device specs, including screens large enough to properly display eTextbooks, note taking functionality and enough power to[...]

Leaked Verizon Doc Reveals Samsung and Motorola Android Tablets

The folks at Boy Genius Report have stumbled onto a Verizon road map detailing the carriers plans for 2011 and 2012. While most of the info relates to smartphones, which[...]

Microsoft Tinkering with RearType, Physical Tablet Keyboard

Microsoft researchers are tinkering with what the company calls a "text input system for mobile devices such as Tablet PCs, using normal keyboards but on the reverse side of the[...]

WikiReader Now Available in Fifteen Languages

Openmoko's WikiReader has expanded the reach of its languages as it gears up to go global.

Rumor: HP Releasing webOS Tablet in Early 2011

A day cannot pass without an HP tablet rumor surfacing. This time the fine folks at Engadget have the scoop, claiming that they've heard from trusted sources that HP will[...]

Dell Streak Priced, Available Friday

Dell today announced the Streak, their 5-inch tablet/smartphone, will be available for order Friday and will cost $300 with a two-year AT&T contract, $550 without.

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab to Debut in September

Samsung will debut the Galaxy Tab Android tablet computer at the IFA show in Germany next month according to the JoongAng Daily. The Korean news outlet cites a "high ranking[...]

RIP, Plastic Logic QUE ProReader

Plastic Logic killed its QUE eReader, announcing via press release that it is, "revising its product strategy and plans to shift its focus to bring to market a second-generation ProReader[...]

Best Photo Editing Apps for the iPad

The iPad may not have a camera, but that doesn't mean that it can't be an integral tool in your artistic portfolio. The right apps on your iPad can[...]

Otterbox Offers iPad Protection

Otterbox is offering up a little iPad armor with two new cases for Apple's tablet that the company is touting as "triple layered protection."

TI First To Catch ARM Eagle for Mobile Gadgets

ARM's next gen mobile device chipset, codenamed Eagle Core, hasn't even been officially announced, but Texas Instruments (TI) has already licensed it for OMAP, a family of systems on a[...]

Color eInk and Touchscreen Panels Coming Soon

eInk Corporation has announced its intentions to release revamped technologies for its popular eInk-based eReader screens later this year.

Asus Announces Eee Pad Prices, Release Dates

Could the potential "iPad killers" be close to release? Asus today announced pricing and release details on the highly anticipated Eee Pad tablets the company first unveiled at Computex Taipei.

Hackintosh Tablet? Axon Logic Haptic Can Run any OS

The Axon Logic Haptic tablet that company claims is "your dream OS's all-in-one" is now available for preorder for $750. According to Axon the 10-inch tablet provides users "the choice[...]

Apple Fixes iOS Security Flaws, but Only Mostly

Apple this week released an anti-jailbreaking security patch for iPads and iPhones, but the fix didn't totally do the job.

Murdoch Prepping Newspaper for Apple iPad

News Corp. Chief and media titan Rupert Murdoch announced this week that he is planning a digital newspaper for the Apple iPad and other smartphones.

Rumor: Two New Sony eBook Readers Coming Soon

While the Kindle and Nook duke it out, rumors are swirling that Sony is quietly refreshing its eReader lineup with thinner form factors, touchscreens and increased capacity.

iPad App Buyer’s Guide: Back to School 2010

The Apple iPad was far and away the number one media tablet in TabletPCReview's Back To School Buyer's Guide. But even though it's ideal for consuming media, it's also a[...]

Official MSI WindPad 100 Shots Unveiled

Things have been quiet with the MSI WindPad since the company unveiled prototypes at Computex Taipei earlier in the year. But the would-be hackintosh tablet has taken a small step[...]

More Samsung Galaxy Tab Details Emerge

Since info first leaked on the Android tablet earlier this summer, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has been the subject of much specualtion and many rumors. And this weekend some more[...]

Rumor: HP Zeen Tablet/Printer Due in September

More details of the HP Zeen have leaked, once again by the perpetual rumor starters at the DigitTimes. So the usual disclaimer on accuracy and reliability apply.

iPad 2 Rumors Rise with Tales of Mini Versions and Field Tests

As rumors around the iPad 2 grow ever more elaborate, separate reports are surfacing that a field test is already scheduled and that Apple will release ARM processor-based 9.7- and[...]

Toshiba Could Introduce Android OS Tablet in Early Fall

Toshiba's first tablet running Google's Android OS is going to be released in the next couple of months, according to an unconfirmed report. This is likely a version of a[...]

Pandigital Unveils Second Try at Android Gadget

Pandigital is now giving its beleaguered Android OS-based Novel tablet eReader a second try with the announcement of a new version, this time outfitted in a black chassis and Barnes[...]

Best Photo Effects Apps for the iPad

Last week's roundup of photoediting apps for the iPad was all business, focusing on the apps that help you quickly crop your photos and apply filters to them in order[...]

HP Releasing webOS Tablet in Q1, Windows 7 Tablet Coming Soon

Finally, an HP exec goes on the record with some solid tablet news. HP VP Todd Bradley said during HP's Q3 earnings call that the company plans a Q1 release[...]

Rumor: Acer Waiting on Android 3.0 for Tablets

At TabletPCReview, weve long maintained Google Android 3.0, codenamed Gingerbread, will be the Android tablet OS. And it seems each Google Android tablet delay supports our claims. Now, news out[...]

BlackBerry BlackPad to Run QNX OS?

RIM is turning to QNX Software Systems for its BlackBerry tablet operating system, a company RIM acquired in April that is best known for automotive and industrial software but counts[...]

Borders Adds Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Tablet

Borders is adding to its hodgepodge of eReading devices, this time adding the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Micro Cruz Tablet unveiled last July.

New Pioneer DreamBook ePad Goes on Sale Down Under

Now available from Australia-based Pioneer Computers, the DreamBook ePad N7, a Tegra2 tablet (T20 Dual Core 1.2GHz) running the Google Android OS.

Toshiba Smart Pad Tablet Images Leak

Add the Toshiba Smart Pad to the list of tablet well see at IFA in Berlin. This according to the Italian site Notebookitalia, which also leaked a handful of images[...]

ViewSonic ViewPad Tablets Coming to IFA?

If the rumors are true, Berlin and IFA are going to be tablet central. The latest devices slotted for an IFA unveiling are the Android-powered ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and an[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Caught on Camera, More Details Emerge

All signs point to an IFA launch for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In anticipation of the unveiling, it seems Samsung set the Google Android tablet loose into the wild, where[...]

A Google Chrome Tablet and Best Buy Tablet Push Join Holiday Rumors List

Will 'tis be the season for tablets? Rumors are swirling of a holiday tablet rush, particularly at Best Buy, where Best Buy Mobile president Shawn Score claimed tablets will be[...]

AMD Bobcat: The Tablet Processor of Tomorrow?

TabletPCReview's sister site, DesktopReview, breaks down chipmaker AMD's microarchitecture refresh, including Bobcat, which AMD hopes will power the tablets of tomorrow. Is AMD finally ready to compete with Intel and[...]

MSI WindPad 100 Delayed, Waiting on Oak Trail

Add the MSI WindPad 100 to the ever-growing list of delayed tablet PCs. Despite recently making news in early August with official photos of the Windows 7 tablet PC first[...]

New Kindle Coming Sooner than Expected

The new Amazon Kindle eBook reader is arriving earlier than expected, as Amazon is shipping the product it touts as their best selling ever today, a full two days ahead[...]

Best Photo Organizer Apps for the iPad

Get ready for a few apps that will make your iPad into the digital equivalent of those wrinkled old snapshots you used to keep in your wallet. It's time to[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Officially Announced, Korean Site Posts Preview

A Korean site has posted an extensive preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab along with a video. The translated text confirms the Samsung Galaxy Tab will sport a Super AMOLED[...]

Is it a Smartphone? Is it a Tablet? Brighthand’s Dell Streak Review

With a five-inch screen and Google Android OS, the Dell Streak is either a large smartphone or small tablet. The editors of our smartphone-centric sister site, Brighthand, have posted their[...]

The Sharper Image Announces Literati eReader

Former shopping mall mainstay The Sharper Image is slapping their brand on a new eReader, the Literati, a device manufacturer MerchSource and The Sharper Image promise via press release will[...]

Will the Apple iPad and Other Tablets Hurt PC and Mac Sales, or Not?

Will the Apple iPad and other tablets bite into sales of bigger PCs, or will they just act as additions to the gadget collections of early adopters? Some signs from[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pics, Specs, Accessories Leak, Suggest CDMA Support

On the weekend before the September 2nd unveiling at IFA, Samsung Galaxy Tab pics have leaked online, suggesting the Android tablet could be coming to a CDMA network. Update: Add[...]

Additional Toshiba Smart Pad Specs, Images Leak

Remember those Toshiba Smart Pad renders NotebookItalia posted a few weeks back? Well, the Italian gadget site has a new batch of images along with technical specs for the Tegra[...]

More Evidence Suggests the Galaxy Tab Will Be a Verizon Device

Prior to the official "teasing," the worst kept secret in the slate universe was that Samsung was working on a seven-inch Android tablet. Now that Samsung has revealed the Galaxy[...]

Tablets to Take Over IFA 2010

TabletPCReview is in Berlin for IFA 2010. This year, tablets are the talk of the event dubbed "Europe's CES," with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and devices from Acer, Toshiba and[...]

ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 7 Tablet

ViewSonic has announced its ViewPad 7 tablet-phone hybrid. The seven-inch Android device has standard features that one would expect from a tablet and a phone. The question is whether this[...]

LG Optimus Pad Spotted at IFA

It looks like Samsung and ViewSonic will have a little tablet company at IFA this year. A sneaky photographer snapped this still of an LG Optimus Pad presentation at a[...]