Windows 7 Slates to Get Touch Control Enhancements Next Year

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed today that Windows 7 Slates (aka Tablets) will be hitting the market before Christmas this year and that the company will be working with OEM partners to enhance Windows 7's touch controls next year. It's unclear, however, if that means Windows 7's touch UI will be drastically improved or if [...]

RIM Intros the Professional-grade BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Gotta love this tagline from BlackBerry: "Introducing the first multiprocessing, multitasking, uncompromised browsing, enterprise ready, professional tablet." I guess that sums the product up. The new BlackBerry PlayBook runs a custom BlackBerry Tablet OS built on top of the commercially available and field tested QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture. The OS supports BlackBerry's new WebWorks app [...]

Sling Media Founder Demos Custom Crestron Home Automation App for Android

While Apple's iPad is the darling of home automation controller solutions at the moment. Sling Media founder, Blake Krikorian, is introducing a custom Crestron app for Android, dubbed R2, that will turn your tablet or mobile handset into the ultimate control device — besting iOS solutions/capabilities in terms of instant readiness, multitasking, and flexibility (you've got [...]

‘Real’ Android Tablets by Q1 2011?

Digitimes reports HTC will unveil an Android 3.0-based tablet in Q1 2011 and leverage its current relationships with mobile carriers to push the product. We've heard that either Android "Gingerbread" (v3.0) or "Honeycomb" (v3.1/2) will premier the first official tablet specific release of Android (with its own tablet apps available in the Market), so this [...]

Dell’s New Inspiron Duo Netbook / Tablet Hybrid Raises Eyebrows at IDF 2010

We're all familiar with the original Tablet PCs that feature the hinge-based twist-and-fold display that lays flat to input data. Now, Dell is introducing a new form factor that swivels a display in its curved bezel to lay down even flatter and transform from an Atom-powered netbook to a media tablet with its own tablet [...]

Intel Demos WiDi-enabled Atom Tablet at IDF 2010

Nice. Intel's Wireless Display (aka WiDi) technology — first introduced January 2010 — has found its way to Atom-powered devices! Originally designed for Intel's 2010 Core i5/7 processor family, WiDi will soon be integrated for use with Intel Atom processors that ship in products like netbooks and tablets. If you've forgotten what what WiDi [...]

Android Market to Get Tablet Specific Apps

Tech Radar is reporting that Android, in its current Froyo iteration, is not tablet-ready, according to Google's director of products, Hugo Barra. He states: "We want to make sure that we're going to create a application distribution mechanism for the Android market, to ensure our users have [the] right experience." And when will that experience [...]

ViewSonic Shows Off Dual-boot Windows 7 / Android ViewPad 100 Tablet at IFA 2010

As you're aware there is no shortage of Android tablets being shown at IFA 2010. However, there's probably only one that has been designed to run Window 7 as its primary OS and boot into Android for kicks. It's no surprise, however, that Android-x86 outlasts Windows 7 in terms of battery life. The rep says [...]