August 2011 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 85 Tablet articles for August of 2011

MyHandstand and Mophie Workbook iPad 2 Case Reviews

The market is flooded with iPad 2 cases, and this week we bring you another accessory double-header; this time featuring the MyHandstand Hand Holder Strap and the Mophie Workbook. How[...]

CIO Tells the Enterprise to Get an App

As mobile applications for iPads or Androids continue to thrive among consumers, it is becoming the standard for businesses to take part in an app-friendly outlook as well.

Skype for iPad Now Available

One of the most popular online chat apps is now available for the most popular tablet, as Skype has finally come to the iPad.

HP TouchPad Gets webOS Update and Discount

HP has just released an over-the-air update for its TouchPad tablet while simultaneously knocking $50 off its price.

Sony S1 and S2 Tablet Details Emerge

New details regarding the S1 and S2 tablets' storage capacity, network capabilities and launch date have surfaced.

Toshiba Thrive

The Toshiba Thrive is a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800)Honeycomb tablet with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. What sets it apart from other Android devices is its full-size USB, HDMI, and[...]

Toshiba Thrive Review

The Toshiba Thrive is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet, and hits the market with similar specs as the XOOM and other Honeycomb devices. However, Toshiba included a full-sized USB, HDMI and[...]

Motorola XOOM 3G to Get Android 3.2 Update Soon

The Motorola XOOM 3G will soon join the ranks of its Wi-Fi only sibling and the ASUS Transformer, as it is set to receive an update to Android 3.2.

Google to Host Tablet-Specific App Workshops for Android

Google will be hosting a series of workshops designed for programmers who want to bring apps to Android tablets, in an attempt to enhance the quality of tablet-optimized apps for[...]

Samsung Details TouchWiz UX and Reveals Accessories

Samsung unveiled its TouchWiz UX overlay for Android 3.1 for its Galaxy Tab 10.1, though the dressing won't be available to the public until Friday, August 5. The company also[...]

Pandigital, Sharp Announce Android Tablets

Another day, another round of Android tablet announcements. This time, Sharp and Pandigital have unveiled devices that the companies have lined up for a late 2011 release.

ASUS Confirms Eee Pad Transformer Sequel but Delays MeMO

Riding off the success of the Eee Pad Transformer, ASUS is planning a second generation tablet that could hit the markets this October. In addition, the release of the Eee[...]

HP TouchPad Gets Another Discount UPDATE, Woot Offers Deal of the Day and Staples $100 off Coupon

While it was reported earlier this week that the HP TouchPad was receiving an OTA update along with a discount, it looks like the company is cutting the price of[...]

Verizon Leak Details Xoom 4G Upgrade and Galaxy Tab 4G Release Date

LTE is slowly making its way to tablets, and should start appearing on more devices this fall. According a leaked internal Verizon document, both the Motorola Xoom and the seven-inch[...]

Could the Next Xoom be the Kore? UPDATE

There have already been hints and rumors pointing to the next-generation Xoom, and a series of domains purchased by Motorola Mobility suggest it could be named the Kore.

Amazon Prepares for Kindle 4

With Amazon slashing prices of its refurbished Kindles, the company is gearing up for a release of a fourth-generation eReader.

Tablet News Bits: HTC and Sony Tablet Screens Leak, Pierre Cardin’s Fashionable Tablet

While HP was slashing tablet prices, other news broke, such as Twitter creating an HTML5-based site for the iPad, Pierre Cardin offering an absurdly expensive Android tablet, and leaked screenshots[...]

Skype for iPad Review

Apple iPad users finally have another option besides FaceTime when it comes to video chat software in Skype. Going for the low, low price of zero dollars (but with paid[...]

HP TouchPad 4G Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

The HP TouchPad, rumored for a late August release, is available on Amazon now for pre-order.

Making Sense of Tablet Specs: A Technology Cheat Sheet

Pop quiz: What's the difference between a tablet running Android Gingerbread 2.3 with Sense and a tablet with Honeycomb 3.1 and TouchWiz? What's display ppi? What's a dual-core processor? Find[...]

VIZIO Finally Launches Android Tablet

VIZIO has finally launched their 8-inch Android tablet equipped with universal remote capabilities.

Dell Latitude XT3 Now Available

Dell has officially rolled out the Latitude XT3, its next generation Windows 7 convertible tablet.

Amazon Launches Web-Based Kindle Reader

Though Amazon initially complied with Apple's recent change to the iOS terms and removed a link to the Amazon eBookstore from the iOS Kindle app, it appears the online retailer[...]

Tablet News Bits: Apple Blocks Samsung, HTC Puccini Coming Soon?

The tablet news is breaking at a fast and furious pace and it is difficult to keep up. Just like our tablet spec cheat sheet, consider this your tablet news[...]

EFUN Nextbook Next5 Review

The EFUN Nextbook Next5 is a budget Android tablet with a seven-inch display and resistive touchscreen. At a glance, it looks slick. However, looks can be deceiving. Is this budget[...]

EFUN Nextbook Next5

The EFUN Nextbook Next5 is a 7-inch budget Android tablet with a resistive touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity.

HP Cuts the TouchPad Price

While HP teased consumers with a limited-time discount for the TouchPad on August 5, the company has decided to make the $100 reduction permanent.

Belkin, Logitech, ZAGG Inc. and Veyl Products Unveil New Tablet Accessories

Belkin, Logitech, ZAGG and Veyl Products have each unveiled a new accessory for the iPad and Android tablets, including a near universal keyboard and tablet pillow.

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 Available at Office Depot

Office Depot has announced the availability of the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 at the company's retail stores and online site. This 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet is the first of its kind[...]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-inch Honeycomb Tab Now Available

The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is now available. It holds the distinction of being the first seven-inch Honeycomb tablet to hit the market.

What’s the Best Business Tablet? Surprise, It’s Not the iPad!

The Apple iPad is by far the most popular tablet with enterprise users. But that doesn't mean the Apple iPad is the best tablet for business types who want a[...]

Sprint 4G PlayBook Cancelled, RIM Focusing on LTE

A bit of bad news for RIM as Sprint has reportedly cancelled the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G. The BlackBerry tablet was set to hit Sprint's WiMAX network this fall, but Sprint[...]

Tablet News Bits: Samsung Gets Defensive, Dell Streak Dead

In other news this week, Samsung fights back against Apple's recent injunction, Dell kills the Streak, we wonder about TabCo, and Android tablets gain some marketshare from Apple.

Enterprise iPad File Management Made Easy: mobilEcho Review

What's an SMB to do with the iPad? Proper file management often requires a large and dedicated IT staff, something many SMBs lack. Enter mobilEcho from GroupLogic. Can this service[...]

Google Buys Motorola Mobility

Google has announced that it has acquired Motorola Mobility, makers of Android devices, including the Xoom tablet and numerous Droid smartphones, for $12.5 billion.

ASUS Sets September Launch for Eee Pad Slider

ASUS unveils official page for Eee Pad Slider, confirming a September release for the slate.

What is TabCo? It’s Fusion Garage, Makers of Grid 10 Tablet

The curtain has come off the mysterious TabCo and its equally mysterious tablet. At an unveiling today, TabCo revealed itself as a parody company. Tabco is actually Fusion Garage, makers[...]

Barnes & Noble Pushing eTextbooks for Back to School

Barnes & Noble wants students to know the book seller has eTextbooks.

Cut the Rope: Experiments for iPad Review

Fans of "Cut the Rope" finally have a proper successor in the recently-released Cut the Rope: Experiments. Featuring 75 new levels, new gameplay mechanics, and a handful of hidden bonus[...]

Rumor: Supply Strain Hindering Apple iPad 3 Launch

While rumors of an iPad 3 set for a late 2011 launch have been mounting for months, it appears the high-DPI screen tablet will be delayed (if the device actually[...]

ViewSonic Unveils ViewPad 10pro

A new dual-OS tablet from ViewSonic will become available later this month.

Best Buy Stuck with a Pile of TouchPads

Even after a $100 price cut, the HP TouchPad is not selling well, especially at the technology retailer Best Buy.

Lenovo IdeaPad K1

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet (1280 x 800) with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It distinguishes itself from the Xoom and other Honeycomb tablets through its[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Honeycomb tablet is the first of its kind to support Netflix. In addition, Lenovo significantly tweaked the operating system to smooth out some of its rough[...]

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 Will Sport NVIDIA Quad-Core Chipset

While limited details have been revealed about the upcoming ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2, new reports all but confirm that the tablet will come equipped with NVIDIA's next generation quad-core[...]

Griffin Unleashes iPad Controlled Helicopter

Add "fly a chopper" to the growing list of things you can do with an iPad, thanks to Griffin's new HELO TC helicopter.

HP TouchPad 64GB Invades France

The HP TouchPad 64GB is coming to France, the HP website confirms. News of the slate came when an advertisement promoting the device appeared on HP's French TouchPad landing page.

HP Kills TouchPad and webOS Smartphones

HP today announced that it will stop making webOS devices, including the TouchPad tablets and webOS smartphones. The move comes just days after rumors indicating the TouchPad tablet was not[...]

HP Decision to Bury TouchPad: A Grave Error?

Oh HP TouchPad, we hardly knew ye. Seriously, you were only on the market a month and a half before getting the cold, quick, and calculated axe along with the[...]

Apple Launching iPad 3 in 2012, Suppliers State

As Apple continues to look ahead of the competition, the company is working with component suppliers and its assembler in Asia for a trial production of its next generation iPad.[...]

HP TouchPad Now $100, Best Buy Extends Return Window UPDATE

Let the HP TouchPad fire sale begin!

Tablet News Bits: In Memory of webOS

The TouchPad may be dead, but the tablet market goes on. In the wake of the HP TouchPad's untimely demise, other stories concerning tablets from Sony, Lenovo and HTC were[...]

Genius MousePen M508W Graphics Tablet Review

The Genius MousePen M508W is an affordable option for consumers as well as semi-pro photographers and artists who want the flexibility of a wireless graphics tablet. Is it any good?

Genius MousePen M508W Graphics Tablet

The Genius MousePen M508W Graphics Tablet includes a 5-inch x 8-inch work surface, programmable cells, and support for various operating systems.

Amazon Can Best Apple If the Price is Right

With rumors mounting daily of an Amazon tablet set for a fall release, a low-priced device could be the catalyst the Android tablet market needs to boost sales and compete[...]

ArtRage for the iPad Review: Painting Pictures on a Tablet

ArtRage for the iPad is designed to let you use a tablet computer screen much like a real-world painting canvas. This artistic app offers some highly creative tools with only[...]

Apple’s Next Gen iPad Could be LTE-enabled

Are you ready for a 4G iPad? The next generation iPad could support LTE on Verizon, AT&T, or both, according to a new report that has surfaced providing further confirmation[...]

Wal-Mart Offering Discount on ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

Evident by the hoards of people who purchased the discontinued HP TouchPad for $99 this weekend, consumers want low-priced tablets and now they have another option: The ASUS Eee Pad[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Honeycomb Tablet Now on Sale

The Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is now available for pre-order for those looking for a business-minded Honeycomb slate.

7-Inch TouchPad Was Very Close to Release

Reports from inside HP indicate that a 7-inch version of the TouchPad was close to release with production-ready units being tested by staffers. It had made its way through the[...]

Sony Set to Reveal the Android Tablet S in September

After a summer of details-free teaser videos, Sony is finally ready to reveal its S1 Android tablet. The official name of the device will be...

What Are the Best Honeycomb Tablet Productivity Apps?

It's time for Android tablets to get down to business with some serious productivity. Haters can dismiss the Honeycomb slate lineup as being suited for content consumption only, but these[...]

Sprint Reveals No-Contract Data Plans for HTC EVO View 4G

Sprint customers will now have the option to pay for data access on the carrier's 3G and 4G network using the HTC EVO View on a daily, weekly or monthly[...]

Rumor: Samsung to Announce Microsoft Tablet at IFA

IFA kicks off next week in Berlin, and just a few days out of the event dubbed "European CES" by organizers, there is very little tablet buzz. That may finally[...]

HTC Puccini Will be AT&T’s First LTE Tablet

The AT&T bound HTC Puccini tablet will be hitting markets in the near future and will be the first tablet for the carrier with LTE support, according to a new[...]

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs, the man most closely associated with Apple, the iPad, and iPhone has abruptly stepped down as Apple CEO Wednesday evening. Jobs has named Tim Cook, Apple's now former[...]

Jobs Out, Cook In, But for iPad, Nothing Changes

Let's be absolutely clear. The sudden resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO means absolutely nothing for the next iPad, nor does it portend bad things or stark changes for[...]

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Update Brings Unofficial Netflix Support

Rumor has it that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer can unofficially support Netflix thanks to a recent ASUS OTA update.

Samsung Readies Galaxy Tab 7.7 for IFA

It looks like Samsung is building a Galaxy Tab for every size as its own Android IFA teaser app has revealed plans for a 7.7-inch tablet.

Sunrex Technology vitalASC ST0713

This budget seven-inch Android device has an 800 x 480 resolution and dual-core A9 processor.

Sunrex vitalASC ST0713 Android Tablet Review

Budget Android tablets are nothing new, but this particular Froyo-toting model from American Sunrex piqued our interest with its capactive touchscreen and dual-core processor. Let's find out how it compares[...]

BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 Leaks, Native Email Support Spotted

An update for the BlackBerry Tablet OS is near that should finally bring integrated email and calendar apps to the 7-inch tablet, though one feature is curiously absent.

Samsung Heads to IFA with New Galaxy Tab and a Mystery Device

The biggest consumer electronics trade show in Europe, IFA, will open its doors in Berlin on September 2. Samsung is expected to lead with a new Galaxy Tab and the[...]

Honeycomb Tablet or Android Smartphone? Samsung Galaxy Q “Tabphone” Blurs the Line

The border between tablets and smartphones lies somewhere around five inches. Once crossed, large-screen smartphones become small-screen tablets, though the specific size is unclear. This is what makes the rumored[...]

Tablet News Bits: Apple Working on New Chips, Xoom 4G Upgrade Finally Hitting Customers

Three weeks, three huge tablet news stories. First Google buys Motorola, and then HP kills off webOS and the TouchPad. Finally, Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO earlier this week.[...]

Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed for iPad Review

Another driving game has arrived for the iPad in the form of Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed. So will you just be tilting your tablet back and forth for[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Coming to IFA

We knew the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 would make an appearance at IFA later this week, but we didn't know it would come packing 4G LTE.

Toshiba Thrive Successor Spotted, IFA Bound UPDATE: New Slate Could be Dubbed the Excite

If the rumors are true, Toshiba isn't wasting much time in tablet product development, as the company could unveil a follow-up to the Thrive Honeycomb tablet at IFA next week,[...]

Tablet Storage Limited, But Options Abound

Limited internal storage capacity on tablets calls for either constant synchronizing to your computer, or external storage options. So what are the best solutions that are available now?

Quickoffice HD Update hits HP TouchPad

HP has finally released the Quickoffice HD update for webOS, bringing users editing capabilities.

TouchPad Possible Resurrection; says HP exec

HP could resurrect the webOS-based TouchPad tablet computer after possibly spinning off its Personal Systems Group (PSG) into a stand-alone company, as PSG head, Todd Bradley, said in a recent[...]

HP to Release One Last Batch of TouchPads

The TouchPad may be discontinued but it's not dead yet as HP plans to release one last batch of the webOS tablet.

HTC Jetstream Honeycomb Tablet Official, Coming to AT&T LTE

With rumors of the HTC Puccini tablet buzzing for months, the slate has finally found a home and a new name with AT&T, as the carrier officially announced the 10.1-inch[...]

Sony Unveils Tablet S and P, Pricing and Specifics Revealed

Sony has finally unveiled details of specifics and pricing for its unique Honeycomb tablets, the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P.

Sony Announces World’s Lightest eReader

Sony has revealed a 6-inch eReader, which the company boasts to be the lightest digital reader yet, weighing 5.9 ounces.